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.