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Jonathan Fellowes

Bacterial biogenic synthesis of magnetic, catalytic and semiconducting nanomaterials

    This NERC funded project aims to explore and develop the capability of microorganisms to produce technologically relevant materials on a nanometer scale. These microorganisms represent an efficient, environmentally friendly technique to manufacture materials relevant to  UK industry, such as computer storage, pharmaceuticals, biocompatible materials, catalysts, sensors and magnetic materials. 
     Characterisation of nanomaterials involves the use of many analytical techniques including TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy), EXAFS (Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure) and XMCD (X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism).