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Strategic Elements forms research agreement with CSIRO

The agreement relates to the company's printable memory ink technology.
Strategic Elements forms research agreement with CSIRO
The company entered the current June quarter with $5.8 million

Strategic Elements (ASX:SOR) has formed a research agreement with the CSIRO, a globally recognised tier-one research and development organisation.

The agreement is for the further development of the company's printable nanocube memory ink technology invented at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

The nanomaterials and devices team of CSIRO Manufacturing based in Melbourne has extensive experience working with the synthesis of nanocrystals.

CSIRO scientists will work in conjunction with materials science researchers from the UNSW and the world leading printed electronics team based at VTT Finland.

Charles Murphy, manaing director, commented: “The printable memory opportunity we are chasing is large and global.

“This agreement is another step in building out a team that can assist us to achieve our goal of printable, flexible memory.

“We are cognisant of the fact that we need a development team with the ability to compete globally and look forward to working with the scientists from CSIRO nanomaterials and devices.”


Background

Strategic is developing a high-performance printable nanocube memory ink with the potential to disrupt the fast-growing printed electronics sector.

The goal is to bring memory to devices and surfaces with different shapes and new flexible forms.

During March 2017, a stage two development agreement was entered into with one of the world’s leading research and technology organisations, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

During stage one, VTT were able to advise on a number of critical adjustments to lab fabrication conditions that will significantly benefit future devices developed at UNSW.


CSIRO program details

The current program is the first of a number of proposed stages to assist with the scale-up of the synthesis of nanocubes, which are printed during the fabrication of computer memory devices.

The project will be undertaken with a decision gate between each stage allowing the parties to choose whether to continue or discontinue the project.

In this first stage, CSIRO will perform characterisation of nanocubes and devices using analytical techniques not readily available at UNSW and prepare a larger batch size of nanocube ink using large scale equipment at CSIRO facilities in Melbourne.

The first stage will also include preliminary slot die coating tests of the nanocube ink at CSIRO.

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