Research Highlights

Research Highlights

Research highlights showcased

This section showcases our group's recent research highlights. From reporting our novel findings, we have made the frontispiece of high impact journals and our research has been crowned as the ‘hot article', ‘most read/accessed’ and 'editor's choice'.

If you are unable to access the full article or would like to know more about the works, please email Professor Rose Amal: r.amal@unsw.edu.au 

 

Research Highlights

Ni-SiO2 catalyst for the CO2 reforming of Methane: varying support properties by Flame Spray Pyrolysis
In this special issue of Molecules, we report the use of Flame Spray Pyrolysis (FSP) to synthesise silica as a support for Ni-based catalysts for the Dry Reforming of Methane. ..Read More
RSC Adv., 2015,5, 5231-5236 DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13464H
Visible light-induced photocurrent generation and photoelectrochemical stability of p-type Cu2O–CuO photocathodes are improved significantly upon incorporating an interlayer of TiO2 between Cu2O and CuO...Read more
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137 (2), pp 604–607  DOI: 10.1021/ja511615s
The work reported here provide new and significant knowledge on the construction of efficient solar water splitting systems employing various metal sulfides and reduced Graphene Oxide/TiO2 composite...Read more
Lou, S.N., Yap, N., Scott, J., Amal, R. and Ng, Y.H. (2014) Scientific Reports, 4, article number 7.428,  doi:10.1038/srep07428
This paper show the benefits of producing α-MoO3 thin films with defined crystal facets and an iso-oriented layered structure for in situ storing of excited charges. α-MoO3 crystals with dominant (kk0) planes can achieve fast charging and a strong balance between charge release for immediate exploitation under illuminated conditions and charge storage for subsequent utilisation in dark...Read more
Molecules, 2014, 19(11), 17747-17762
The paper reported the different morphologies and phases of WO3 that can be achieved by hydrothermal synthesis method and how Pt deposit on the WO3 nanostructures enhanced its photocatalytic properties...Read more
Chin, L.S., Lim, M., Hung, T.T., Marquis, C.P., and Amal, R. (2014) RSC Advances, 4, 13052-13060
The method highlighted here simplified the multi-step procedures required to prefabricate silica hollow spheres and post loading of perfluorocarbon...Read more