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Thursday, 25 June 2009
(at 13:00 in room seminar room, Max Bergmann Zentrum, Budapester Strasse 27)
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Engineering Carbon at the Nanoscale

Mark Ruemmeli

Institute for Solid State Research
Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

The technological possibilities harnessed by carbon nanostructure devices and materials have resulted in a worldwide anticipation of unprecedented advances in the realm of molecular electronics and smart materials. However, the true potentials of carbon nanostructures are yet to be unleashed. One of the main reasons for this is the lack of control in their growth and handling. Despite many studies centered on their synthesis, our understanding of the fundamental patterns involved in their nucleation and growth processes remain somewhat limited. In this presentation recent studies of carbon nanotube, nanofibre and graphene growth through the development of ceramic catalysts are discussed. In addition, the post engineering of sp2 carbon nanostructures via electron beam irradiation are presented.

Brief Bio:

Born in Africa and raised in South America Dr. Mark Ruemmeli received his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of North London. Currently, Dr. Ruemmeli conducts his research at the TU Dresden and the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden. His research interests include (i) the synthesis of one-dimensional nanomaterials and nanostructures such as CNT, SiC, BN nanotubes, nanorods, nanowires; (ii) the characterization of the properties of these materials using techniques such as EELS, TEM, SEM, AFM, XPS, Raman, etc. and, (iii) R&D on the applicability of these materials to future technology. Some of his personal interests include hiking, sailing, snorkeling, skiing and photography.

Invited by G. Cuniberti (nanoSeminar)

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