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Unique Nanocarbons from Critically Opalescent Solutions

UNCOS is a 4 year, 0.5 million Euro FP7 IAPP (Industry Academia Partnerships & Pathways) project, coordinated by by the University of Brighton in partnership with Future Carbon.

The principal focus of this project is to synthesise carbon nanomaterials and composites with enhanced mechanical and electrical performance using a unique process involving carbon dioxide as a feedstock and/or media. Such materials can be manufactured into various useable products ranging from lightweight materials for more energy-efficient vehicles and aircraft, to electronic materials for circuit boards and fuel cells, thus having a wide positive social, environmental and economic impact.

Co-ordinator and the main contractor, is represented in this project by the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group in the Faculty of Science & Engineering, which is a fusion of reserach interests between the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences (PABS) and the School of Pharmacy Environment and Technology (SET). The team at the University of Brighton is led by Dr. Raymond Whitby and provides expertise in nanotechnology, materials chemistry and environmental technologies.