New, and new routes to, carbon materials
I offer a personal perspective of several types of carbons and related materials that appear to me to be “on the horizon”. These include sp3-rich carbon materials including diamond possibly made from polymers, and ‘diamane’ made from functionalization of AB-stacked few layer graphene on metal substrates. Our conversion of large area polycrystalline metal foils to large area single crystal metal foils (so far, for 5 different metals) allows us to pursue strategies to attempt to achieve diamane (which we have relatively strong evidence of having recently made), as well as large area single crystal graphene and h-BN, and other interesting materials as well.
Professor Rodney Ruoff, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Professor Rodney Ruoff
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Rodney S. Ruoff, UNIST Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and the School of Materials Science and Engineering, 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. Prior to joining UNIST he was the Cockrell Family Regents Endowed Chair Professor at the University of Texas at Austin from September, 2007. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University of IllinoisUrbana in 1988, and he was a Fulbright Fellow in 198889 at the Max Planck Institute für Strömungsforschung in Göttingen, Germany. He was at Northwestern University from January 2000 to August 2007, where he was the John Evans Professor of Nanoengineering and director of NU’s Biologically Inspired Materials Institute. He has coauthored about 470 peerreviewed publications related to chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanics, and biomedical science, and is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is the recipient of the 2014 Turnbull Prize from the MRS and the SGL Skakel Award from the American Carbon Society in 2016. For further background on some of his research see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_S._Ruoff . His Hindex is 136, I10 Index is 413; perhaps of interest is that 25 of his publications have been cited more than 1000 times and 5 of them more than 5000 times.