Plenary Huang

Han Huang
School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
University of Queensland

Understanding the adhesion of 1D and 2D nanomaterials

1D and 2D nanomaterials have attracted considerable interest as they are driving future innovations in a wide range of industry sectors particularly in nanomechanical systems and rechargeable batteries. Interfacial adhesion and mechanical reliability are the key knowledge for the design and development of 1D/2D nanomaterial-based devices. Currently, characterising the adhesion of those materials is of great challenge due to the insufficient knowledge of the underlying physics and lack of reliable methods for measuring adhesion. This talk will present our innovative methodologies developed for measuring the adhesion related properties of 1D and 2D nanomaterials using optics-based manipulation, as well their underlying physics discovered in the methodology development. In particular, the effect of testing environment on the adhesion properties obtained using the developed methods will be addressed.