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Lavoisier Discussion on "Graphene-based hybrid structures"

When Oct 12, 2011 02:00 PM to
Oct 13, 2011 12:30 PM
Where European Physical Society Building, 6 rue des Frères Lumière, Université de Haute-Alsace, Campus Illberg, 68200 Mulhouse, France
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When graphenes are piled up in limited number (from 1 to ~10), the related few-graphene-crystals (FGCs) thus formed are able to exhibit physical properties different from that of pristine graphite. Graphene and FGCs are promising materials for applications such as the next generation of nanoelectronic devices for communications and computers, components for batteries and solar cells for energy storage and production, composites for aeronautics (environment, energy, structural composites…) and others among which some are certainly yet to discover. Thanks to the intense research activity that has taken place worldwide since 2004 to tentatively explain all the aspects of graphene- and FGC-related physical properties and behaviours, several drawbacks and limitations have been revealed which need to be overcome. For instance, the main drawback limiting the potential use of graphene stems from its intrinsic characteristics: a semiconductor with zero gap, almost inert towards controlled chemisorption and doping. One challenge is then to functionalize the graphene layer while preserving its fascinating properties (quasi-relativistic and chiral character of the quasiparticles, long coherency length, …). One way to reach this goal is to consider hybrid structures, i.e., the combination of graphenes or FGCs with foreign components (atoms, molecules, functional groups, clusters, nanocrystals) by the various possible means (substitution, physisorption, functionalization, and intercalation).

This workshop intends to bring together a multidisciplinary community (material scientists, surface science physicists, chemists, physical chemists of soft matter and theoretical chemists in the field of surface chemistry) to explore the various possibilities to prepare hybrid graphene-based structures, the resulting properties and behaviours, and the integration of the resulting materials into functional devices and materials.

The meeting will be held in Mulhouse, at the European Physical Society headquarter. In order to promote dynamic discussion the attendance is limited to 50 persons.


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