[11/29] The 5th WPI-AIMR Joint Seminar in FY2013
The 5th WPI-AIMR Joint Seminar in FY2013
Chemical world of nanocarbon molecules
Prof. Hiroyuki Isobe
(WPI-AIMR, Dept. Chem. & ERATO Isobe Degenerate π-Integration, Tohoku University)
November 29 (Fri.), 2013 16:00-17:00
Seminar Room, 2nd floor, AIMR Main Bldg.
Fullerenes, carbon nanotubes (CNT) and graphenes. The new form of carbon allotropes, so called "nanocarbons", was undoubtedly one of the important sources for a large stream of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Discoveries of new phenomena in the field of solid state physics raised expectations of their use as new materials and initiated the materials science of nanocarbons. However, among nanocarbons, fullerenes are the only substances that can be handled as "molecular entities", whereas the other larger nanocarbons are "chemical species" that can only be handled as a mixture of various molecular structures. This character of the larger nanocarbons as chemical species is one of the reasons why there still lies a wide chasm between solid state physics and materials science of nanocarbons. In this joint seminar, our recent efforts on the creation of nanocarbon "molecules" and their utilities in the nanoscale/materials world will be disclosed.
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