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Dr Chris Howard, Doping graphitic materials: from fundamental interactions to scalable nanotechnology

Date: Tue 11 Sep 2012, 10:00 - 11:00

Location: Nanoforce Seminar Room

Seminar: Dr Chris Howard, UCL

Title: Doping graphitic materials: from fundamental interactions to scalable nanotechnology

Graphitic materials (fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphite and graphene) have extraordinary physical properties which imply huge industrial potential. However, despite a concerted global effort, important barriers to realising this potential remain. In this talk I will give examples from my recent research to describe how chemically doping graphitic materials can be used to:
1. Establish industrially scalable techniques for their separation and purification from as-produced heterogeneous mixtures, and for their scalable manipulation into films, composites and devices. [1, 2]
2. Tune their physical properties, in order to improve and extend their potential for applications and to search for exotic behaviour. [3,4]

[1] A Scalable Method for the Reductive Dissolution, Purification, and Separation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, ACS Nano, 6, 54, (2012)
[2] Structure and Morphology of Charged Graphene Platelets in Solution by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 8302, (2012)
[3] Phonons in potassium-doped graphene: The effects of electron-phonon interactions, dimensionality, and adatom ordering, Phys Rev B: Rapid, 84, 241404 (2011)
[4] Charge density waves on the graphene sheets of the superconductor CaC6 Nature Communications 2, 558, (2011)

Contact:Prof Mike Reece
Email:m.j.reece@qmul.ac.uk

Updated by: Jonathon Hills