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Size isn’t everything
April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$6
A closer look: Saving the world atom by atom
Professor Julie Cairney (Professor, The University of Sydney)
How many atoms in a pint of beer? Roughly 2×10^26. That many grains of sand would make up 100 million Earths. I’ll talk about how we can look at these atoms, from huge electron microscopes to 3D atomic-scale mapping tools.
Atom-thick membrane: Water they think of next!
Dr Adrian Murdock (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CSIRO)
Imagine a new water membrane that works simpler, lasts longer, and is extraordinarily effective- perhaps the best ever! Found out how CSIRO cleaned Sydney Harbour water using graphene, a one-atom-thick material, and their hopes to clean water for all.