Chemically linking 2D nanosheets to generate new materials with novel properties
|Dates:||11 October 2018|
|Times:||10:00 - 11:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Materials|
National Graphene Institute will be hosting a seminar from a distinguished speaker, Prof CNR Rao from India, who is receiving honorary doctorate from University of Manchester.
Properties of graphene and other 2D materials have been investigated widely. Recent studies of van der Waals heterostructures have provided a new direction in the study of 2D materials.
A new approach is to covalently bond the nanosheets of the same or different materials. This strategy is a novel and useful means of achieving improved as well as new properties.
Covalent bonding of nanosheets is achieved by employing different coupling reactions, depending on the functional groups already present or created in the 2D sheets. We shall examine
some of the important systems and their impressive properties.1 2D sheets have also been successfully linked by supramolecular means.
1. C.N.R. Rao, K. Pramoda and R. Kumar, Chem. Commun. (Feature article) 53, 10093 (2017); C.N.R. Rao et al, J. Phys. Chem. C. DOI 10.1021/acs.jpcs.7b10782.
2. R. Kumar, K. Jalani, S.J. George and C.N.R. Rao, Chem. Mater. 29, 9751 (2017).
Organisation: New Chemistry Unit and School of Advanced Materials, Bangalore
Travel and Contact Information
Seminar Room, 3rd Floor
National Graphene Institute
The University of Manchester