Joint Physics Dept-MtSE Seminar




November 4, Monday


Soft Materials Approaches to Carbon Nanotubes: Gels and Composites



Prof. Mohammad F. Islam

Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering

Carnegie Mellon Univ.

(Materials Physics, Host: Prodan)


Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with 11:30 am tea time

Room: ECE 202


Carbon nanotubes combine low density with exceptional mechanical, electrical, and optical properties. It is highly desired to harness these intrinsic nanoscale properties for macroscale applications. I will describe surface modification assisted self‐assembly of single‐walled carbon nanotubes into macroscopic, shape and size tunable, ultra‐lightweight and electrically conducting networks hydrogels and aerogels. I will then present how we are employing concepts from soft materials to find new applications of these networks as well as to impart emergent properties to these networks including the ability to self‐heal.