Project 6. Colloid chemistry of sorted carbon nanostructures

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Ana Santidrián studied her Degree in Chemistry at University of Burgos (Spain) and at University of Barcelona (Spain). In 2012, she got her M. Sc. Degree in Advanced Chemistry, specializing in New Materials at University of Burgos in collaboration with University of Mons (Belgium) where she carried out her Master thesis in the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Analysis. Afterwards, she started working as researcher in the Material Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC). The following years she worked in the J Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry in Prague (Academy of Science of Czech Republic) dealing with Carbon Nanotubes. Her main research interests are focussed on studying, sorting, characterizing and processing nanocarbon materials. She is a bike lover whose hobbies are related to any kind of art expression (music and dance mainly) and nature with sports.

Supervisor: Alejandro Anson
Location: Instituto de Carboquimica, Zaragoza, Spain

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Acquisition of knowledge and practical skills

  • Sorting carbon nanotubes and graphene by centrifugation and gel chromatography
  • Stabilization of aqueous inks containing the sorted nanomaterials
  • Improving the ink adhesion on photo-resistive plastic substrates
  • Fabrication of flexible thin films and macroscopic circuit patterning
  • Decreasing the sheet resistance and increasing the transparency of the films
  • Structure-property-processing relationships at different scales, and effects on functionality

Expected Results

  • Fine control of the sorting techniques, leading to nanostructures well-individualized by size and chirality. Methods for sorting different types of nanomaterials and carbon nanostructures bearing different chemical groups. Availability of suitable materials for subsequent WPs
  • Development of special aqueous inks based on the sorted nanostructured materials. Stabilization of carbon nanomaterials bearing different chemical moieties or surface groups. Control of the ink physical properties. Methods for fabricating flexible thin films and macroscopic circuits on flexible plastic substrates. Availability of thin films and macroscopic circuits for integration into photoelectrochemical (PEC) and photovoltaic (PV) device structures and testing.
  • Film assembly at industrial scale (with partner M-Solv)