MCATM Seminar: Patrick Soukiassian, Universite de Paris-Sud "Selective Nanochemistry on Graphene and Silicon Carbide Surfaces & Interfaces: Nanotunnels and Possible Prebiotic Root of Life in the Universe"

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Event Details

30 November 2016 at 10:00 am – 30 November 2016 at 11:00 am
Physics Seminar Room 107, 10 College Walk
Open to:
All interested


About the event

Understanding/mediating SiC-graphene surfaces & interfaces properties are of central importance toward functionalization.

In this seminar, the 1st evidence of H/D-induced nanotunnel opening at semiconductor sub-surface for SiC is shown using advanced experimental techniques combining STM/STS, vibrational & 3rd generation Synchrotron Radiation-based photoelectron spectroscopies, and state-of-the-art calculations.

Dangling bonds generated inside a nanotunnel offer a promising template to capture atoms and molecules, opening nano-tailoring capabilities towards advanced electronics, chemistry, biotechnology, storage & sensors applications.

About the speaker

Prof. Patrick Soukiassian is Professor of Physics (Exceptional Class) at the University of Paris-Sud/Orsay since 1988 and Emeritus Professor since 2013. He is also Scientist at Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives - CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) – Université Paris-Saclay.

His research interests focus on surfaces, interfaces and nanoscience, in particular on the atomic structure, properties, catalysis and nanochemistry of advanced semiconductors and metals using near-field scanning probe microscopy/spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation-based advanced experimental techniques.

Tich-Lam Nguyen
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Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials