Sustainable building materials are necessary to meet current needs without compromising future generations. Bricks from fungus mycelium are a recent and promising alternative to replace concrete bricks. Mycelium is the root-like fibers from fungi that grow underground. When mycelium feeds on fibrous materials, the mycelium grows and acts as a binding agent for the fibrous
Fires cause significant loss of life and financial damage, but current fire-retardant materials produce hazardous byproducts. New fire-retardant materials made from nanomaterials are being pursued. In this project, titanium diboride (TiB2) nanosheets in aqueous dispersions were produced by ultrasonication exfoliation. Using thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA) and ASTM D6413 vertical flame test, it was found that
Semiconducting 2D transition-metal dichalcogenide materials, especially MoS2 and WS2, have been widely researched recently due to their promising characteristics for applications for electronic and optoelectronic devices. Heterostructures of stacked 2D materials have further enhanced properties. This research project aims to make heterostructures of MoS2and WS2and form nanoscroll geometries and to study their possible enhancement in
Developing bricks out of fungus would lead to a more sustainable type of building material.