Division of Nanocarbon Research

   Carbon nanotubes and graphene are low dimensional materials (with linear and flat shapes, respectively) composed of networks of 6-members rings (honeycomb structure). Owing to strong covalent bonds of carbon atoms, they have excellent mechanical strength and chemical stability enough to sustain the monolayered structure in a free space. Furthermore, they exhibit properties peculiar to the geometrical configuration and low dimensionality, which cannot be expected for three-dimensional crystals. As you can see from the fact that the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 relates to graphene, nanocarbons such as carbon nanotubes and graphene are extensively studied in basic science. In the future, nanocarbons are expected to play a main role in an industrial revolution as iron and silicon did in the Industrial Revolution and the information technology revolution, respectively.
   The Division of Nanocarbon Research covers topics of nanocarbons from fundamental to applied researches by collaboration of experts in theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, electrical engineering, thermal engineering, and biophysics. We expect synergy effects by enhancing mutual discussion and exchange of ideas in the division.


2017/8/31 2017 Workshop: Division of Nanocarbon Research
2017/4/19 11th Seminar on "Nanocarbon Research" (by Prof. Wei-Hung Chiang)
Title: Nanostructure Engineering using Microplasmas: synthesis and applications
2017/4/13 10th Seminar on "Nanocarbon Research" (by Prof. Y. Suzuki)
Title: Optical physics of warter-molecule adsorbed carbon nanotube studied by first principles Bethe-Salpeter equation
2017/3/13 2016 Workshop: Division of Nanocarbon Research
2016/12/26 9th Seminar on "Nanocarbon Research" (by Prof. K. Miyazawa)
Title: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Fullerene nanowhiskers and nanosheet
2016/11/26 5th Seminar of Kanto Chapter of The Surface Science Society of Japan
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