September 2012

Adam Fraser from Cambridge University visits the ICMS

Adam is a young researcher from Cambridge University working his work focuses on the deterministic growth of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) using block copolymer-templated bimetallic nanoparticles, including Ni-Mo, AuCo and AuNi. The effect of support interactions on the templating procedure and the particle stability during CNT growth are of critical importance to his investigation. The use of niobium oxide supports, synthesized by reactive magnetron sputtering, has been identified as a promising candidate for achieving high nanoparticle uniformity and stable growth, which Adam now pursues in collaboration with ICMS.