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SEMINAR: School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar

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School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminar : The Carbon Nanoform Jungle: Is Graphene the king? Other events...
Carbon nanostructures have been the topic of two Nobel prizes to date, Chemistry in 1996 (fullerenes) and Physics in 2010 (graphene), but carbon’s versatile bonding has resulted in the discovery of a wide range of other exotic nanoforms. We will take a quick safari through this jungle of bamboos, peapods, nanohorns, scrolls, nanobuds, etc. To help make sense of this bewildering array of forms I will propose a nomenclature based on their structure.

The underlying structural differences of each carbon nanoform can fundamentally alter their reaction chemistry and mechanical and electronic properties. Using first principles calculations I will examine specific examples where these effects modify the underlying chemistry and physical properties of these materials, such as their oxidation behaviour and mutual interaction. As well as giving unique insight into experimental results, such calculations can predict fascinating new behaviour and open up undiscovered pathways for synthesis and post-processing.

Speaker(s) Dr. Irene Suarez-Martinez-Curtin University
Location Bayliss Building Lecture Theatre G33
Contact Iyer Swaminatha <[email protected]> : 4470
Start Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:00
End Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:00
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Last Updated Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:08
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