Production, properties and potential of iron-carbon nanomaterials

Ferromagnetic carbon nanomaterials offer significant interest for many applications such as high-capacity hydrogen storage, drug delivery, electron transfer applications and electromagnetic shielding. We use carbon nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets and iron, as building blocks to create multifunctional nanomaterials; thereby extending their application from simple to complex functions. Simple, economically viable and scalable processes are employed to create these materials, offering new and exciting opportunities in the area of magnetic field sensors.

The relationship between nanoscale chemistry and structure of these materials and their magnetic properties provides invaluable insight into their enhanced functionality compared to conventional bulk materials. By incorporating these materials into industrially relevant platforms, we create smart composites for magnetic field sensors.