报告题目：Decorated carbon nanostructures-interactions at the nanoscale
报 告 人：Thomas W?gberg, Associate professor at the Department of Physics, Ume? University
Thomas W?gberg recently received a young researcher award given to talented young researcher at Ume? University. He published more than 70 manuscripts in the area of carbon nanomaterials and high pressure physics, including Nat Comm (2013), Adv Mater, ACS NaNo, etc. Current research focuses on synthesizing and implementing carbon nanomaterials in organic electronics and energy applications.
Abstract: The demand of modern society for energy and resources seems endless and by today's consumption more than twice the globe's renewable resources are consumed annually. Decreasing this overuse of global resources by lowering the standards of modern life is neither realistic nor desirable. Instead the solution lies in the development of new advanced materials that can further raise the living standards of humanity by improving key technologies. However, for a long-term environmental sustainability the new materials not only need to be better than today's, but also earth-abundant, non-toxic, and process able at a low cost and in an environmentally sound manner. In my talk I will give a description of the work conducted in my group as well as other related work focusing on the combination of advanced carbon nanostructures and the highly advanced nanocatalysts and how to apply these for energy conversion. We are especially interested in the nanoscale interactions at the interface of the carbon nanostructures and the supported catalysts.