Objective 3: Modelling the behaviour of new and emergent materials.
Hand in hand with these experimental investigations into materials we have theoretical and modelling projects where the dreams of materials with unconventional excitations can be realised in Objective 3. It is very efficient and achievable to explore the parameter space of electronics and optics with computer based models. Questions about how the input nanoscale structure builds up to influence the macro parameters that we routinely explore and utilize in our connected world work can be investigated in different ways in our theoretical and modelling approach. The to and fro between theoretical predictions and experimental fabrication leads to a convergence of ideas where novel material systems are possible.
The time has come to make money-making ventures a priority, and The MacDiarmid Institute has a number of projects which fit the bill. The MacDiarmid Institute’s Science Leader of Materials for High Value Technologies, Roger Reeves, says New Zealand needs to focus on making things that are relatively specialised. “If we start making 10 million […]