Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, AU
The Monash research team has developed ultrathin multifunctional films comprised of multiple layers of tungsten oxide nanosheets that exhibit a large number of unique and desirable properties. To produce these smart film coatings, tungstate oxide (a typical semiconductor) is exfoliated into atomically-thin 2D nanosheets. The nanosheets are applied to a surface in a controlled process whereby the thickness of the film and its final properties are determined precisely by the number of applied layers. These films are able to block both IR and UV light, whilst being almost completely transparent to the visible spectrum.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 29M
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