EspLORE - Extending the science perspectives of linear wires of carbon atoms from fundamental research to emerging materials - ERC
1) the controlled synthesis of wires;
2) the development of strategies to assemble wires in thin films and nanocomposites;
3) the exploration of potential use of wire-based materials in direct energy conversion devices (e.g. photovoltaics, water splitting, fuel cells).
The proposed methodology includes fabrication of wires by physical methods, their deposition/assembling on surfaces, and the experimental study of structural, electronic and optical properties. Structure-property relationship is investigated at a multiscale level, moving from the single wire level (atomic scale) to multi-wire interactions (nanoscale) and up to extended systems (macroscale).
The outcomes of the project will put the foundations for the materials engineering of wire-based systems and their realistic implementation in advanced technological applications. These materials, able to provide complementary properties to graphene, will synergistically contribute to open new perspectives for an innovative 'all-carbon' approach to present and future challenges in many fields of engineering and technology.
Keywords: CARBON ATOMIC WIRES; CARBON BEYOND GRAPHENE; CARBYNE; CARBYNOID STRUCTURES; CONSOLIDATOR GRANT; CUMULENES; EMERGING MATERIALS; ENERGY CONVERSION ELECTRONIC; ERC GRANT; ESPLORE; EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL – ERC; FRONTIER RESEARCH; FUNCTIONAL NANOSTRUCTURES; LINEAR CARBON CHAINS; MATERIALS FOR ENERGY; NEW CARBON ALLOTROPES; NOVEL CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES; POLIMI; POLITECNICO DI MILANO; POLYYNES; RAMAN OF CARBON; SP-CARBON; SP-SP2 CARBON STRUCTURES; SYNTHESIS OF CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2018
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