Physical Chemistry Experiments: Kinetics of Sucrose Inversion; Determination of unknown Concentration using UV Spectroscopy; Adsorption; Thermodynamics of charge transfer complexes; Electron transfer studies in Fe3+/Fe2+ system using electrochemical techniques; Interpretation of powder XRD pattern of some known oxide materials; Studying the photoelectric effect for the dual nature of the light; Elevation in boiling point to calculate the boiling point elevation constant; Calculating the distribution constant and/or equilibrium constant of I2 in aqueous medium; Sol-gel synthesis of SiO2 aerogels.
Briggs, Kyriakos Porfyrakis
, 465-466, 28 (2016)
Fabrication and In Situ Transmission Electron Microscope Characterization of Free-Standing Graphene Nanoribbon Devices
Qing Wang, Ryo Kitaura, Shoji Suzuki, Yuhei Miyauchi, Kazunari Matsuda, Yuta Yamamoto, Shigeo Arai, and Hisanori Shinohara
, 10, 1475 (2016)
Isolation and Structure Determination of a Missing Endohedral Fullerene La@C70 through In Situ Trifluoromethylation
Zhiyong Wang, Shinobu Aoyagi, Haruka Omachi, Ryo Kitaura, Hisanori Shinohara
Application of Maxwell's equations and boundary value problems to waveguide structures. Striplines and microstrip lines. S-parameters. Microwave equivalent circuit theorem. Passive microwave devices. Charge and field interactions in oscillators and amplifiers. Transferred electron devices, avalanche transit-time devices, and microwave transistors. Circuits associated with oscillators and reflection type amplifiers. 4 seminars.
C 121, 18195 (2017)
Purification of 1.9-nm-diameter semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes by temperaturecontrolled gel-column chromatography and its application to thin-film transistor devices
Boanerges Thendie, Haruka Omachi, Jun Hirotani, Yutaka Ohno, Yasumitsu Miyata, and Hisanori Shinohara
Advanced topics in electric machines theory. Introduction to Park's transformation. Analysis of electric machines using Kron's generalized concept. Vector control of induction machines. 4 seminars.
Günter Haufe has strong research interests in organofluorine chemistry including 18F-radiochemistry. Experimental studies carried out in his group include selective fluorination methods and synthesis of fluorinated analogues of natural products and medicinally relevant compounds. Other topics are application of enzymes in organic synthesis, alicyclic chemistry and total synthesis of natural products. Günter Haufe owns >20 patents and has published >280 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. In 1989 he published a book on "Chemistry of Alicyclic Compounds" (Elsevier, Amsterdam) together with Gerhard Mann and in 2008 he edited a monograph "Fluorine and Health" (Elsevier, Amsterdam) together with Alain Tressaud. He was an Associate Editor of "Advances in Fluorine Science" and he is a Regional Editor of the Journal of Fluorine Chemistry since 2008.
In addition to two well-known textbooks on electronic materials and devices, and optoelectronics and photonics (with translations in Greek, Korean and Chinese), Prof. Kasap has published more than 250 articles in refereed international journals. Since 2002, he has been the Deputy Editor for J. Materials Science: Materials in Electronics (Springer). He has been the Chair of the Steering Committee and the International Advisory Committee of the International Conference on Optical, Optoelectronic and Photonic Materials and Applications (ICOOPMA) since 2005. In 2006, with Dr. Peter Capper (UK), he edited a major comprehensive reference work entitled The Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials (Springer Heidelberg, Germany, 2006).
Across disciplines, technologies and social sciences: Engaging on thinking how crossing disciplinary borders enables us to approach societal issues in a more comprehensive mode. What are the links between technologies and social sciences and how anthropology is fundamental to the social use of technologies?; Collaborative research: Introduction to methods incorporating different disciplines and distinct approaches, in order to organize research under different perspectives; A first approach to a village - its territory: Introductory fieldwork visits to the villages to be studied, in order to have a first sense of the realities we can observe. Under the notion of ‘territory’, we can start to discuss what happens in that place; Different layers of a map, mapping: Geography, urbanism, social and spatial structure’ – research on different subjects found in the villages where field work is done. How in the same place, a village, we find different realities and many topics to analyze, and how we can build different maps focusing on different aspects; Population, social world, social use of space: Engagement with ethnographic methods to discuss what are the meanings and contexts of the realities observed. Space and its use as translating the social universe of the studied villages; Constraints and problems, developmental matters: Observation and analysis of societal issues present in the villages - from water management to electrical connections, education, health or agricultural production. Cross these analyses with the discussions on ethnographic methodology to better understand the social and cultural contexts of the issues; Creative brainstorming – problems and solutions: Engaging with the recent anthropological research on infrastructure and development, in order to broaden a creative approach to the research projects using different media of registering and thinking: drawings, maps, photographs, film.
In 1993 he was awarded the Max Planck Forschungspreis, in 1997 the Philip Morris Forschungspreis, in 2001 the Nozoe-Award, in 2002 the Kyoto University Foundation Award, in 2003 the Science Award of the “Stifterverband”, in 2006 the Belgian Polymer Award, in 2008 the Innovation Award, the Nikolaus August Otto Award and 2009 the Society of Polymer Science Japan International Award. Many more honors followed since then: 2011 ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry; Tsungming Tu Award, Taiwan; 2012 BASF-Award for Organic Electronics; 2013 Franco-German Award of the Sociéte Chimique de France; Adolf-von-Baeyer-Medal, GDCh; Utz-Helmut Felcht Award, SGL Group; ChinaNANO Award. In 2014 he obtained the Carl Friedrich Gauß-Medal of the "Braunschweigischen Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft" and he is winner of the 2014 ACS Nano Lectureship Award.
Francesco Priolo is the President of Scuola Superiore di Catania (a School of excellence of the University of Catania – ), and a Professor of Physics of Matter at the University of Catania (Italy) (). He received his master degree in Physics in 1985 and the PhD in Physics of Materials in 1989. In this period he performed research at Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill (NJ) (1987-1988) and worked as a consultant for STMicroelectronics before joining the University of Catania. He is currently an Editor of Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing (Springer) and a member of the Editorial Board of Applied Physics Reviews (American Institute of Physics). He has been the founder and first Director of the Center of Materials & Technologies for Information, Communication and Solar Energy (MATIS) within CNR-IMM, Italy (), a member of the Materials Science and Engineering Expert Committtee (MatSEEC) of the European Science Foundation and a Past-President (2009-2011) of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS, ).
Modification of polymers with carbon nanotubes allows development of advanced materials for structural, transportation, energetics, electronics and other sectors of national economy. Improvement of exploitation behaviour of carbon nanotubes reinforced polymer composites depends on multiple factors including intrinsic properties of the nanofiller and the chosen matrix material, purposeful tailoring of their interface during manufacturing by prior functionalization of the nanofiller and/or by using customized manufacturing approaches. In the current research various nanocomposite compositions, based on thermoplastic polyolefine copolymer and multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), have been obtained via customized master batch approach. Two different ethylene-octene copolymers with distinct 1-octene content (EOC-17 and EOC-30, respectively) have been used to determine the effect of thermoplastic matrix on the structure and properties of the investigated nanocomposites at different MWCNT contents (from 0,2 to 15 wt.%). The nanocomposites have been characterized in respects to their structural, calorimetric, thermogravimetric, elastic and dielectric properties by using appropriate techniques (TEM, FTIR, Raman, TGA, DMTA, DES). Results of the analysis testify that increment of MWCNTs content in the both EOC matrices leads to considerable improvement of elastic, thermogravimetric and electric properties of the nanocomposites already at low nanofiller contents. Although, absolute values of storage modulus of the EOC17 based nanocomposites are considerably higher than in the case of the corresponding EOC30 based nanocomposites, relative MWCNTs reinforcing effect is greater in the latter case due to differences in crystallinity degrees of both polymer matrices. It is also interesting to note that electrical conductivities of less crystalline EOC30 based nanocomposites are greater than those for corresponding EOC17 based systems, most probably due to the facilitated development of conductive MWCNTs network within the electrically insulating polymer matrix. Meanwhile, type of EOC has no considerable effect on thermogravimetric relationships of the investigated nanocomposites neither in air nor inert environment.