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Providing a platform for muscle stem cell therapy

A team of Victoria-based researchers is taking tips from Mother Nature to make muscle stem cell (MSC) therapy a more effective and affordable option for treating degenerative diseases.

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Creating back-contacted solar cells

By combining the benefits of back-contacted solar cells with perovskite materials, researchers have achieved a much sought after pathway to more efficient photovoltaic devices.

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Diamond coating Carbon Fibre

A team of Victorian scientists have coated carbon fibre with diamond, enhancing the material’s usability in medical and sensor applications where the composite material offers huge potential advantages.

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Exploring gold nanowires and nanorods

Professor Wenlong Cheng from Monash University has been exploring unique properties of gold nanomaterials for over 16 years. Two recent projects, conducted at ANFF-Vic’s Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), involved gold nanorods and gold nanowires.

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High performance microfluidics increase solar panel efficiency

There is now a global drive towards making solar energy more affordable. However current technologies have defects – for every 10°C increase in operating temperature, most solar cells become around 5% less efficient. This project aims to tackle these problems.

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“Micro-factories” for rapid development of high-value biochemicals

Internationally the race is on to discover new enzymes and other biomolecules with valuable properties such as pharmaceuticals. CSIRO is working to create a new microchip technology to give Australian industry tools for success in this race

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Small fibres solving big problems

This project aims to solve the problems associated with producing nano fibres on a large scale so that they might be used in products such as face masks and respirators for highly polluted environments.

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Safeguarding water against oil spills and polution

Oil spillage, organic solvents and other industry contaminants are primary pollutants of water sources around the globe. The existing conventional methods used to solve spillages are not very efficient and have their own environmental consequences. New nanomaterials and nanotechnology are aiding the development of new high-efficient absorption materials.

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