Carbon nanostructures include various low-dimension allotropes of carbon including carbon nanotubes, the C60 family of buckyballs, polyaromatic molecules and graphene.
Our research focuses first on synthesising well-controlled materials and molecules tailored to specific applications such as high-strength nanocomposites and electronic transport.
Second, we wish to further our understanding of those novel materials with the help of theoretical calculations and to assess their safety through detailed studies of their impact on health and the environment.
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Figure: Carbon nanotubes grown on diamond. [courtesy Richard Jackman]