Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

2 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2005
Room 1201, Physics Building

 Role of nanoscale interfaces on the physical and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes

Namas Chandra

(Florida State University)

Abstract:  Carbon nanotubes exhibit an unprecedented combination of electrical, physical, thermal, magnetic and mechanical properties. However, harnessing these functional properties require embedding these elements within other systems. Surface modification through functionalization appears to be an effective method, though the modification itself may render the properties less accessible. In this talk, we will examine the role of such modification in achieving the desired products (e.g. sensors, composites) through molecular dynamics and multi-scale simulations.
Host:  Vanderlinde/Williams/Fuhrer
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