CASPER Seminar-Carbon Nanomaterials: From Nanodevices to Nanomedicine
Jim Tour, Rice University

DateFebruary 13, 2013Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBSB - Room D.110

James M. Tour, Ph.D.
T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry
Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Rice University

Several new routes to the growth and manipulation of graphene will be discussed. This will include the preparation of large-area (2.3 millimeters) single-domain graphene grown on simple copper foils, preparation of Bernal-stacked bilayer and trilayer graphene, and a seamless graphene-nanotube hybrid material which shows the requisite 7-membered rings at the interface junction, and device applications of these new structures. Secondly, the use of carbon nanoparticles as high capacity annihilators of reactive oxygen species (ROS) will be presented and the in vivo use of these non-toxic constructs to restore cerebral blood flow following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and especially when the TBI is accompanied by hemorrhagic shock.

Reception at 3:30 p.m. 2nd Floor E-Wing Atrium Landing
For more information contact:
Dr. Linda Olafsen 254-710-2541

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