Chemical Reactivity of graphene

23.01.2015

Graphene is a two-dimensional form of carbon with unique electronic properties, which make it the most lively field of condensed matter research. In his Ph.D. project in Professor Berndt's group, Simon Altenburg is investigating Graphene layers on metal surfaces. He discovered that the chemical reactivity of graphene on a metal substrate varies in a regular fashion on a nanometer scale. This opens interesting perspectives for creating regular arrays on graphene. 

At the 11th edition of TNT, Trends in Nanotechnology<>, in Braga, Portugal, this work was selected for the best poster prize of the French research network GNT. The prize is comprised of a certificate and prize money. TNT is organized by Phantoms Foundation. The conference brought together 290 scientists from all around the world, who are working on various aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. 

Simon Altenburg enjoys a collaboration with several colleagues at other institutions: Jörg Kröger (Technische Universität Ilmenau), Bin Wang and <a href="http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/marie-laure.bocquet/">Marie-Laure Bocquet</a> (Université de Lyon), and <a href="http://www.cin2.es/english/staff-personnel-list-member.php?miembro=62"> Nicolas Lorente</a> (CSIC-ICN, Barcelona).