Microfluidic chip as a defence
Satellites play an important role in our daily life - from simple communication use to this very moment when you are reading this passage.
This high dependence on the services provided has solidified the need to have satellites and a defence system in place.
Thus, this project addresses the vulnerabilities of previous defence systems and proposes a microfluidic chip, designed to mitigate threats (to be placed in a decoy nanosatellite). Using the concept of microfluidics, the chip is designed to allow fluid flow through - without a pump - for the quantum nanodots synthesis reaction to occur in outer space conditions. The synthesised product would then be released into space as a cloud.
This research has studied various low temperature reactions and the resulting quantum nanodots quality, as well as fluid flow behaviour, to deduce a suitable microfluidic chip design.
Securing our future
Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials