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Thursday, 30 April 2009
(at 13:00 in room 115, Hallwachsstr. 3)
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Towards Novel Boron Nanostructured Materials: Theoretical Predictions and Experimental Confirmations.

Ihsan Boustani

Department of Chemistry
Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal
  Germany  






Nanostructures are linked to many areas of science and technology. A cornerstone of our current research is the practical development of boron cluster-based, nanostructured materials-by-design. It is now possible to imagine and predictably model properties, synthesis procedures, manufacturing processes, and to functionally integrate engineering principles. Super-properties such as hardness, wear, resistance, superconductivity, energy storage, boron neutron capture therapy, will benefit from the strategic application of boron Nanostructures. We have determined and predicted a number of structures via theoretical models as quasi-planar clusters and sheets, hollow spheres, and nanotubes, based on Ab Initio first-principles methods. Some have been confirmed experimentally.

Brief Bio:

1972-Study of Mathematics and Physics at University Aleppo, Syria.
1982-Diplom in Physics in Theoretical Solid State Physics at University of Technology, Berlin.
1989-PhD about Alkali-Metal Clusters at Freie Universitaet Berlin.
1998-Habilitation at Bergischen Universitaet Wuppertal about the usage of DFT in Chemistry. One referee was Nobel prize laureate Walter Kohn.
since 1998-Privatdozent at Bergischen Universitaet Wuppertal.
Sabbaticals: University Chandighar, India; Universidad Valladolid, Spain; Pennsylvania University, USA; Donostia International Physic Centre DIPC, San Sebastian, Spain.
member of the International Scientific Committee of the conferences "Boron, Borides and Related Compounds", Japan and "New Trends in Science and Technology", Turkey.
current Hirsch index = 20.



slides (pdf)

Invited by G. Cuniberti (nanoSeminar)

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