The ULB partner in the project are specialised in plasma surface treatment under air, rather than vacuum - it`s the next step up in scaling up the plasma treatment of the nanotubes after the Namur group. In the earlier stages of the project they are starting to work with graphite, as this is a structurally simpler material to work with than nanotubes but nonetheless behaves in a similar way for the metal nanoparticles.
Links To Other Information:Nano2hybrids Site
View video diaries and other project information.The ULB Group
View the ULB group page on the nano2hybrids siteThe Next Big Thing Nanotechnology
Link to Vega Science/BBC OU Discussion on Nanotechnology.Nanotubes: Materials of the 21st Century
Link to a Royal Institution Lecture by Sumio Iijima.