Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

2 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2005
Room 1201, Physics Building

 Electronic properties of sp2-bonded nanoscale materials

Masa Ishigami

(University of Maryland)

Abstract:  Nanoscale materials composed of sp2-bonded boron, carbon, and nitrogen have useful and interesting physical properties.  Carbon nanotubes, boron nitride nanotubes, fullerenes, and endohedral fullerenes all belong to this exciting class of materials. High resolution scanning tunneling microscopy is suitable for studying these nanoscale materials and can reveal many properties not accessible by other techniques. In this talk, I will specifically discuss the air sensitivity of carbon nanotubes, an integrated experimental/theoretical technique for identification of defects in carbon nanotubes, and the continuously programmable band gaps of boron nitride nanotubes.
Host:  Fuhrer/ Williams
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