Research Group Summary.

We are a group based in the Department of Materials that study the three main forms of sp2 carbon nanomaterials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Graphene. Our interest is in developing nanostructures with unique quantum properties that have potential in electronic, photonic, and spin-based technologies. We are a multi-disciplinary group that collaborates extensively with a wide range of scientists within Oxford, UK and internationally.



Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Graphene (FNG) represent a class of graphitic carbon nanomaterials with 0D, 1D and 2D structure and no bulk counterpart. Their unique structure gives rise to spectacular properties. We conduct fundamental and applied research in the following areas of FNG:

-Synthesis.

-Chemical functionalization, processing and purification.

-Bottom-up self assembly and top-down lithography

-Atomic resolution imaging using aberration-corrected HRTEM.

-Electronic and opto-electronic device fabrication.

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Latest Publication News

Research on The Role of the Bridging Atom in Stabilizing Odd Numbered Graphene Vacancies has been published in Nano Letters (2014), DOI: 10.1021/nl501320a



Research on Atomic Structure and Dynamics of Metal Dopant Pairs in Graphene has been published in Nano Letters (2014), DOI: 10.1021/nl500682j



Research on Stability and Dynamics of the Tetravacancy in Graphene has been published in Nano Letters (2014), DOI: 10.1021/nl500119p



Research on Hydrogen-Free Graphene Edges has been published in Nature Communications (2014), doi:10.1038/ncomms4040



Research on Inflating Graphene with Atomic-Scale Blisters has been published in Nano Letters (2014), DOI: 10.1021/nl404266k



Research on PbTe Nanocrystal Arrays on Graphene and the Structural Influence of Capping Ligands has been published in Chemistry of Materials (2014), DOI: 10.1021/cm403373q



Front Cover of Chemistry of Materials Journal



Research on Optically Enhanced Charge Transfer Between C60 and Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in Hybrid Electronic Devices has been published in Nanoscale (2014), DOI: 10.1039/C3NR04314B



Research on Bond Length and Charge Density Variations within Extended Arm Chair Defects in Graphene has been published in ACS Nano (2013), DOI: 10.1021/nn403517m



Research on Rippling Graphene at the Nanoscale Through Dislocation Addition has been published in Nano Letters (2013), DOI: 10.1021/nl402902q



Research on Sensitivity of Graphene Edge States to Surface Adatom Interactins has been published in Nano Letters (2013), DOI: 10.1021/nl402514c



Review Article on Atomic resolution imaging of graphene by transmission electron microscopy has been published online in Nanoscale, DOI: DOI: 10.1039/C3NR00934C 2013




Research on Structural Reconstruction of the Graphene Monovacancy has been published in ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn401113r 2013




Research on Dynamics of Single Fe Atoms in Graphene Vacancies has been published in Nano Letters, DOI: 10.1021/nl304495v 2013




A new book co-edited by Jamie H. Warner - 'Graphene: Fundamentals and Emergent Applications' has been published by Elsevier and is now available.



This book is aimed at new people starting Graphene research and provides a broad overview of the key topics.


Research on Spatial Control of Defect Creation in Graphene at the Nanoscale has been published in Nature Communications, 3, (2012) Article number:1144 DOI: doi:10.1038/ncomms2141




Research on The Identification of Inner Tube Defects in Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes has been published in Small, (2012) Early View




Research on Dislocation Driven Deformations in Graphene has been published in Science.Read more

Science, Vol. 337 no. 6091 pp. 209-212 (2012).

Read the Perspective summary by Luis L. Bonilla, Ana Carpio

Perspective summary in Science, Vol. 337 no. 6091 pp. 161-162 (2012).





http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/50293

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2012/jul/19/graphene-defects-tracked-as-they-creep-and-climb

http://graphenetimes.com/2012/07/report-dislocation-driven-deformations-in-graphene/

http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/45495.php


Research on Atomic Structure of ABC Rhombohedral Stacked Trilayer Graphene has been published in ACS Nano.Read more



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Research on Large Single Crystals of Graphene on Melted Copper using Chemical Vapour Deposition has been published in ACS Nano. Read more




Research on Chemistry at the Nanoscale: Synthesis of an N@C60–N@C60 Endohedral Fullerene Dimer has been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Read more




Research on N@C60–Porphyrin: A Dyad of Two Radical Centers has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Article ASAP. Read more




Research on Resolving Strain in Carbon Nanotubes at the Atomic Level has been published in Nature Materials. Read more




Research on the Structural Distortions in Few Layer Graphene from Creases has been published in ACS Nano. Read more




Research on Two-Dimensional Coalescence Dynamics of Encapsulated Metallofullerenes in Carbon Nanotubes has been published in ACS Nano. Read more




Research on the Motion of Light Adatoms and Molecules on the Surface of Few-Layer Graphene has been published in ACS Nano. Read more




Research on Aligned Rectangular Few-Layer Graphene Domains on Copper Surfaces has been published in Chemistry of Materials. Read more