Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Applied Physics

Applied Physics Seminar

Friday March 9, 2018 11:00 AM

Carbon Materials and Single Crystal Metals

Speaker: Ruoff Rodney, Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST)
Location: Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)

Abstract: We discuss: (i) fabrication of large area single crystal metal foils (Cu, Ni, Co, Pd, Pt) by achieving 'collossal grain growth' and some of their uses including (ii) in growing "absolutely perfect single layer graphene" with no adlayer at all and (iii) in making diamane, as well as (iv) our new understanding of why wrinkles appear in single layer graphene on some metal foil substrates but not others. I will also present (v) 'artificial crystals' giving one recent example from our lab; (vi) the synthesis of certain polymers and their conversion to diamond; and (vii) porous structures composed of graphene oxide sheets or after carbonization at 2000C, of 'graphenic' sheets.

More about the Speaker: Rodney S. Ruoff, UNIST Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and the School of Materials Science, is director of the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM), an IBS Center located at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) campus.  He is the recipient of the 2014 Turnbull Prize from the MRS, the SGL Skakel Award from the American Carbon Society in 2016, and the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials from the American Physical Society in 2018.

**Refreshments provided at 10:30am in the lobby of the Spalding Laboratory

Series Applied Physics Seminar Series

Contact: Austin Minnich at 626-395-2142 aminnich@caltech.edu