Science

Objectives:

This project will involve the development of synthetic methods for the preparation of novel redox-active iridium(III) complexes that have the potential for use in many areas such as nanotechnology, photovoltaic devices or anti-cancer therapy. The redox and optical properties of the new species will be characterized and their suitability for incorporation into supramolecular assemblies will be investigated.

Description of Work:

The numerically-based forecasting of mesoscale meteorological phenomena, such as sea breezes, thunderstorm outflows and other density-driven flows, are dependent on the accuracy of the turbulence parameterization in the model. This is because density-driven flows in the atmosphere are generally embedded within the atmospheric boundary layer, and characteristics such as their propagation speed and velocity structure will be dependent on the vertical exchange of momentum within the boundary layer.

Objectives:

To improve the range and resolution of our existing 1275 MHz boundary layer wind profiler by incorporating pulse coding and compare the wind and turbulence information from this instrument with the Bureau of Meteorology’s operational 70 MHz spaced antenna profiler located at Canberra Airport.

Description of Work:

Objectives:

To develop a combined acoustic and electromagnetic instrument, a RASS, that operates in the 2.4 to 3.0 GHz band and is able to resolve the temperature structure in the lowest 150 m of the nocturnal boundary layer. This instrument will then be utilized in an investigation of methods for predicting local fog formation and clearance.

Description of Work:

Objectives:

This project examines star formation in dark clouds in the plane of the galaxy.

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Project Description & Objectives:

The project examines the use of mathematical analysis to determine the best parameters for minimum resource use for a exothermic chemical reactor (such as that used for the production of hydrogen (a clean fuel) from liquefied petroleum gas). This makes the new reactor applicable to petrochemical and fuel cell industries for both stationary and mobile purposes like cars, space craft and oil tankers.

More specifically the project aims to:

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