Alloy catalyst design for synthesis of graphene and boron nitride sheets (2017–2020)

The project aims to use computational methods to address a crucial scientific problem in the synthesis of two dimensional materials: determination of the optimal catalyst for growth of high quality, continuous films. First-principles calculations will be used to explore the growth of graphene and hexagonal boron nitride on several designed alloy catalysts and a physical model will be developed to provide an in-depth understanding of the mechanism of the chemical vapour deposition growth of the materials. The new alloy catalyst design will lead to experimental routes for the synthesis of high-quality and large-area graphene and hexagonal boron nitride films and will accelerate the industrial application of two dimensional nanomaterials.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Research
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council