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Dr Chan-Cuk Hwang (Pohang Accelerator Laboratory)
Graphene has many intriguing characteristics in its electronic structure. Its conduction and valence bands meet at a Dirac point and the energy depends linearly on the wave vector near the K-points, similar to a relativistic particle. The massless Dirac fermions have also chirality, suppressing electron backscattering. However, real graphenes often show different electronic structures...
120. Synchrotron studies of chemotherapy drugs and their interactions; a novel application for graphene?
Prof. Justin Wells (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU))
Chemotherapy treatment usually involves the delivery of fluorouracil (5-Fu) together with other drugs through central venous catheters. Catheters and their connectors are increasingly treated with silver or argentic alloys/compounds. Complications arising from broken catheters are common, leading to additional suffering for patients and increased medical costs. Here, we use synchrotron...
Mr Alex Schenk (La Trobe University)
Over the past decade, the interest in diamond materials science, in particular diamond surface science, has grown dramatically. The interest in the surface comes about due to the wide range of properties which the surface can exhibit upon a simple change in the terminating species. The functionalised surfaces of diamond, in particular the oxygen and hydrogen terminations, have provided a route...
Mr Hud Wahab (UNSW Canberra)
The application of graphene in device technologies will require that the electronic band-structure of different graphene materials is measured in detail and that graphene-substrate interactions are well understood. Both, the degree of sp2-hybridisation and the electronic band-structure can be directly probed with NEXAFS. Furthermore the technique enables detailed studies of structural changes...