University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Stokes Society, Pembroke College > Shaking things up: new ways of doing chemical reactions and a new class of semiconductors

Shaking things up: new ways of doing chemical reactions and a new class of semiconductors

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Graham Edgecombe.

PhD student Patrick Beldon speaks about a whole new kind of chemistry!

Stereotypically, chemists do reactions by dissolving chemicals and heating them up; however, reactions can also be driven by brute force. By grinding solids together we can do reactions more quickly and in a more environmentally friendly way. We have been using this technique to make materials held together by the coordination of metals and organic molecules. By using different metals or organic molecules we can tune the properties of our materials. Using this ability to tune the properties we are currently developing these materials as a new class of semiconductors.

This talk is part of the Stokes Society, Pembroke College series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2021 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity