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NOV 19| Open Seminar: Circular Economy
9:30 – 15:00 | TBA
Circular economy is relevant in all aspects of society and cover a wide range of focus areas. In this open seminar, circular economy will focus on the importance of rethinking the use of materials. How do we ensure the most optimal use and reuse of materials in the industry and how can fundamental research projects add to this agenda. For this seminar, we have invited both industries already employing circular economy as part of their business model and decision makers to give their view on the topic.
Participation in the seminar is free, but registration required.
Dec 14 | Open Science and iMAT Lecture: Integrated Crystal Growth of Advanced Nanomaterials: From model systems to integrated manufacturing
11:15 – 12:00 | Auditorium VI, Department of Chemistry, Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus
By Stephan Hofmann, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
With a focus on diverse applications in the electronics and display industry, we aim at developing integrated process technology for nanomaterials, like semiconducting nanowires, 2D materials and their heterostructures . In order to go beyond empirical process calibrations, we systematically use in-situ metrology to reveal the mechanisms that govern the growth, interfaces and device behaviour of these nanomaterials in realistic process environments. I will review our recent progress in scalable CVD  and device integration approaches of highly crystalline graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) films [2,3]. We systematically explored also the parameter space of atomic layer deposition (ALD) of ultrathin oxides on 2D materials  and as we show, these results have model system character for rational 2D/non-2D material process integration . The talk will also cover our recent results [6-8] on group IV and III-V nanowire growth, revealing some of the fundamental growth mechanisms and highlighting the use of these structures as model systems to explore generic aspects of phase behaviour, nucleation and interface dynamics in nanoscale systems.
 Hofmann et al., J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 2714 (2015);  Weatherup et al., Nano Lett. 16, 6196 (2016);  Caneva et al. Nano Lett. 16, 1250 (2016);  Aria et al. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 30564 (2016);  Alexander-Webber et al., 2D Mater. 4, 011008 (2016);  Panciera et al., Nature Materials 14, 820 (2015);  Jacobsson et al. Nature 531, 317 (2016);  Panciera et al. Nature Comm. 7, 12271 (2016).
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If you were not able to participate in the Open Science Seminar on November 19 or you want to revisit some of the presentations, you can now find them below. Minna Hakkarainen, Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology...read more
If you where not among the first 96 to register for the machine learning seminar, you did not have the chance to hear all the inspiring talks and discussions. Fortunately the speakers have been so kind, to send us their presentations to allow all of you to see or...read more
The first Open Science Lecture is hosted by ST Entrepreneurship and SPOMAN Open Science. It will be an exciting discussion of Smart Materials and Open Innovation from an Industry perspective. The Lecture is given by Sumitra Rajagopalan, Founder and CEO of Bioastra...read more
Today Aarhus University host matchmaking events for undergrad. students. This is a chance for the students to talk to different research groups before they have to choose the laboratory in which they will do their first practical project. The students will have a...read more
August was kick-off month and an opportunity to learn about the large Danish research facilities at the open seminar "seeing the invisible". The day was initiated by Henrik Birkedal, Associate Professor at AU, who gave an introduction to high resolution imaging of...read more
At Folkemødet on Bornholm, Open Science participated in a debate under the headline: "New patent-free playground for researchers and companies - is this the way to create growth?" The focus of the debate was value and growth due to increased collaboration and sharing...read more
Open Science SPOMAN is no longer alone in our Open Science collaboration, Open Science CADICAT has been introduced! Open Science CADICAT covers open projects within the area of Carbon Dioxide Catalysis.The aim of these research projects is the use of CO2 as a valuable...read more