ARC Nanotechnology Network
Dr. Pierre Tran

Dr. Pierre Tran

 
Postdoctoral research fellow
4/15 Douglas Street
St Lucia, QLD 4067
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Webpage: www.ccms.uq.edu.au
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Phone: +61 7 33653732
Fax: +61 7 33654623
 
 

Current Research Activities

We simulated the conformational changes of layered double hydroxides due to the insertion of nitrate counterions. Using the general formula of hydrotalcite-like compounds-Mg1-xAlx(OH)2(NO3)x∙nH2O, we study systematically the parameter changes for different crystal structures varying x=0.2-0.4. We also compare these deformations to previous simulated structures using Cl- counterions.