New, and new routes to, Carbon and related materials
Rodney S. Ruoff

Director, Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials (CMCM)
(Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Center on the UNIST Campus)
UNIST Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and School of Materials Science
Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST)
Ulsan 689-798, Republic of Korea


I offer a personal perspective of several types of new carbons and related materials that we are working on: targeting diamond by new approaches, ‘diamane’, and ‘artificial crystals’. Our conversion of large area polycrystalline metal foils to large area single crystal metal foils has enabled our possibly having achieved diamane (work in progress), and will be important in variety of other ways for new materials synthesis, some of which I will explain during this talk.