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Jeffrey I. Zink Inorganic Chemistry Seminar Series: Elena Meirzadeh

Inorganic, Seminars

January 25, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Mani L. Bhaumik Centennial Collaboratory
607 Charles E. Young Dr., East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
Speaker Dr. Elena Meirzadeh


Flyer: Dr. Elena Meirzadeh Flyer

Title: From small molecules to infinite superatomic sheets

Abstract: Developing a precise understanding of structure-function relationships in molecular crystals can allow us to generate a wide range of properties from extremely simple building blocks. In the first half of my talk, I will discuss how crystal engineering and defects affect the macroscopic properties of amino acid crystals. Moreover, I will describe the molecular-level determination of the structure of defect sites, which are below the diffraction detection limit, using pyroelectric measurement coupled with dispersion-corrected density functional theory calculations and molecular dynamics simulations. In the second half of my talk, I will introduce a new two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon that we recently synthesized –– graphullerene. The constituent fullerene subunits in these crystals are arranged hexagonally in a covalently interconnected molecular sheet that can be mechanically exfoliated and characterized. I will describe how the properties of graphullerene differ from those of graphene and molecular fullerenes.

Dr. Elena Meirzadeh

Inorganic, Seminars
Dr. Elena Meirzadeh
Dr. Elena Meirzadeh