Dan Li*


Department of Chemical Engineering, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Email: dan.li1@unimelb.edu.au


Nanoionics is the study and application of properties, phenomena, and mechanisms of ion transport and storage in nanoscale systems. Despite being the key to a myriad of indispensable technologies in energy, water and biomedicine, our experimental understanding of confined ion transport at length scales below 10 nm, particularly below 2 nm, has so far been limited in terms of scale itself, but also of materials investigated. This talk will present how the layered graphene hydrogel membranes developed in my group in the past years could open up exciting opportunities for advancing the field of nanoionics and enable new nanoionic devices for energy storage and conversion, water purification and biomedical areas.



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