Micro- and nanofluidics

New graphene based nanofluidic devices

Wesley van den Beld

The aim of the project is to investigate the properties of microfluidic and nanofluidic devices that contain single-layer graphene. Graphene possesses unique electronic and structural properties and for this reason has great potential as a wall or interfacial material in such systems. A lot of exciting research is taking place in this area in which we gladly participate.

The first part of the project is to find a procedure to reliably produce single-layer graphene, and deposit this on a micro- or nanopore. The second part is to subsequently study the transport of molecules through this graphene. Especially the role of pores is thereby of great influence.

Apart from graphene-based structures, transport through other new nanostructured barrier materials, such as porous oxide membranes, are investigated in this project.

Contact:

Dr. Wesley van den Beld
Prof. dr. Jan Eijkel

Carré 2415

+31 (0)53 489 2839
 j.c.t.eijkel@utwente.nl