Nano-Materials

How this New Innovative Material Could Help Solve Bushfires Like In Australia and The Amazon Rainforest

Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering and Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor at University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute, has developed the crystalline material after decades of research Pic Sean Curtin Photo.
After the hottest and driest year on record, Australia faced a bushfire crisis in late 2019 that burned approximately 25 million acres of land across the country.

Dozens of people died and millions of animals perished due to the blazes, the extreme drought and the searing temperatures.

Australia’s bushfire tragedy and countless other incidents of drought around the world mean that innovations in water technology are all the more precious and timely.

That’s why recent findings at the University of Limerick, in mid-western Ireland, are showing some promising applications to solving potential global water and bushfire crises.

After ten years … Read More »

The New Unexpected Uses For Irish Whiskey In The Production High-Quality Graphene Material

In an unlikely marriage of science, researchers have found a way to produce high-quality graphene using Irish whiskey.

You would think a team of researchers turning to drink would mean bad news for science, but in fact it is leading to some exciting developments in the field of materials science. Researchers from the SFI Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research (AMBER) centre at Trinity College Dublin have revealed a new way to produce graphene using Irish whiskey.

One increasingly popular method of producing the atom-thick, highly conductive ‘wonder material’ is liquid-phase exfoliation (LPE). Deemed to one of the most efficient and … Read More »