Research Data Online @ UWA
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In Community : Microscopy

Collection: Clean production of hydrogen and carbon nanomaterials from natural gas

Recent Submissions


A UWA spin-off company (HAZER Pty Ltd) has been formed to commercialise a patented technology that cracks natural gas into hydrogen and valuable carbon nanoparticles, without generating carbon dioxide, and without energy requirements in excess of the energy content of the hydrogen produced. The invention required extensive use of electron microscopy facilities at the UWA Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) to understand and optimise the catalytic process and the resulting carbon nanomaterials. The technique was developed by UWA chemical engineer Prof Hui Tong Chua and his team with the electron microscopy work conducted in collaboration with the CMCA’s Prof Martin Saunders.


Published Datasets

Dataset Name Description
Transmission electron microscopy of carbon nanomaterials This dataset contains outcomes from the Honours research project of Rahi Varsani related to the use of transmission electron microscopy to characterise the shape, size and structure of catalyst materials and carbon nanomaterials resulting from the catalytic cracking of methane.


Copyright Information

The authors acknowledge the facilities, and the scientific and technical assistance of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis, The University of Western Australia, a facility funded by the University, State and Commonwealth Governments.