Petra Rudolf Seminar

1 16 : 00 - 18 : 00 Oct

Petra Rudolf of the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, will give a talk on "New pillared clay and graphene oxide structures".

Abstract: Over the past decade clay and graphene oxide have given enormous impetus to using layered materials as functional materials, leading to novel methods on how to exfoliate the bulk material into one- or few-atom thick sheets, to intercalate it with atoms and (macro)molecules, and to construct hybrids in a layer-by-layer fashion. Many insights have been gained on the laminar structure of these hybrids and on their peculiar properties. In this presentation I shall illustrate different ways to build pillared clay and graphene oxide with various pillaring agents as to obtain nanopores of the right size and chemical affinity for applications in gas storage, catalysis, drug delivery and environmental remediation.

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