CARBON-BASED NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course gives basic knowledge on carbon based nanostructured materials like Fullerenes, Graphenes, Nanotubes Nanographites and Onions.
Course contents summary
Plasma discharge or laser ablation production
Structural and electronic properties
Magnetic and superconductive properties of fullerides
Electronic and transport properties
Quantum electrodynamics and graphene
P. J. F. Harris, Carbon Nanotubes and related Structures, Cambridge University Press
M. Meyyappan, Carbon Nanotubes Science and Applications, CRC Press
L. Forro and L. Mihaly, Electronic properties of doped fullerenes, Rep. Prog. Phys. 64 (2001) 649.
C. H. Pennington, V. A. Stenger, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of C60 and fulleride superconductors, Rev. Mod. Phys. 68 (1996) 855
The students are required to possess the basic knowledge of solid state physics. It consists of a first part of lessons on fundamental arguments (see the program) and a second part on seminars on specialized arguments.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final test consists in a seminar on a specialized argument and a discussion on the fundamental arguments.