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Department of Electronic Materials Engineering

Green hydrogen gets a boost from a thin layer of foil

A thin layer of metal foil could be the key to making green hydrogen production from solar energy a commercial reality. A team led by scientists at the ANU Research School of Physics used nickel-based foils to create robust, cheap and efficient water...

Nanotech pioneer to lead Science Academy

Leading nanotechnology and physics researcher, Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish, will be the next president of the Australian Academy of Science. He is the first Australian of Indian descent to take up the role and will commence in May 2022. The...

ANU researchers set new solar-to-hydrogen efficiency record

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have achieved a new efficiency record for hydrogen cells that can convert water into hydrogen simply using sunlight. Lead author Dr Siva Karuturi says hydrogen has an important role to play in solving...

The key to a safe high-quality medical scans: a golden bow tie

Physicists have unveiled a design for a high-precision detector in the shape of a golden bow tie, that could enable a new generation of safe, compact scanners. Two tiny triangles of solid gold connected by two nanowires form the bow tie detector, which...

Nanowires the key to safer scans

New miniature sensors developed at ANU could be the key to future safer medical imaging and security scans. A team of physicists that developed a detector for terahertz radiation made from nanowires one hundredth the diameter of a human hair, a million...

Multi-disciplinary collaboration builds a brain on a chip

ANU researchers have developed a suitable material to allow brain cells to grow and form predictable circuits, which could lead to the development of prosthetics for the brain. The research was a multi-disciplinary collaboration between physics, engineering...

Indian Academy honours ANU Physicist

Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish has been elected an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of the Sciences, one of only two in 2017. Professor Jagadish has had a successful career researching photovoltaics, nanotechnology and semiconductor...

A little impurity makes nanolasers shine

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have improved the performance of tiny lasers by adding impurities, in a discovery which will be central to the development of low-cost biomedical sensors, quantum computing, and a faster internet. Researcher...

Professor Jagadish recieves top Australia Day honour

Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish has been awarded Australia's highest honour for his service to physics and engineering, leading a string of ANU academics recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours. Professor Jagadish was appointed a Companion...

School Seminar dates for 2014

The School Seminar series will be held at 4:00pm on the third Thursday of the month, March-November. The dates are: 4:00pm Thursday 20 March 4:00pm Thursday 17 April 4:00pm Thursday 15 May 4:00pm Thursday 19 June 4:00pm Thursday 17 July 4:00pm...

Tiny laser breakthrough by ANU researchers shines light on faster computers

Faster, smaller electronics are one step closer with researchers from The Australian National University successfully making the first room temperature lasers from gallium arsenide nanowires. “The wires and lasers will lead to much faster, much...

2013 dates for School Seminar Series

RSPE School Seminars will be held at 4:00pm on the third Thursday of the month March through to November in the Leonard Huxley Theatre. Thursday 28 March. Dr Bianca Haberl, EME. Chair: Drew Parsons Physics under Pressure: New Phases of Silicon and Germanium Thursday...

2012 dates - School Seminars

2012 SPEAKERS Leonard Huxley Theatre Following Thursdays at 4pm   Speakers from RSPE Departments    22 March - Dr Dinesh Venkatachalam, EME   (Chair, Drew Parsons) Memories taking resistive turn: Resistive switching...

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