Jeremy Dahl (SIMES Seminar)

Date(s) - Jan 15 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sycamore Room, Building 40, room 195


An Overview of Diamondoids and Their Properties and Applications

Jeremy Dahl

SIMES and Stanford University

Diamondoids are nanometer-sized hydrogen-terminated diamonds. The higher diamondoids, i.e. those made up of more than three cages, have only been known since 2003, so they are a relatively new nano-material. They possess many of the interesting properties of bulk diamond and diamond surfaces, but also unique characteristics. Of special interest are (1) electron emission, (2) their ability to seed CVD diamond, (3) pharmaceutical uses and (4) properties related to directed synthesis and structural design of new materials and nano-constructs.   They are readily derivatized by replacing surface hydrogens with various functional groups to provide attachment points and to tailor properties to fit applications. The Stanford/SLAC labs are probably the only laboratories in the world which produce and supply higher diamondoids and most of the work done on them (much of which will be briefly summarized in this lecture) is by SIMES researchers and their colleagues.  Image for SLAC talk crop