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Gyongyi Pergerne Klupp
Dr Gyongyi Pergerne Klupp
University of Durham
My research interest is on the structural and spectroscopic study of novel carbon-based materials exhibiting interesting electronic and magnetic properties and gaining thereby an enhanced understanding of e.g. superconductivity. Superconductors have no electrical resistance and can carry electricity without losing energy, so finding new superconductors with enhanced performance -working at as high a temperature as possible and reducing electrical losses as far as possible - is of paramount importance. To achieve this goal and to establish structure-property relationships, the precise knowledge of the structures is vital; the crystal structures of the materials synthesised with protocols developed in our group are determined before studying their electronic structure. For crystals composed of molecules, a facile fine tuning of the electronic structure can be achieved by controlling both the molecular electronic structure and the crystal symmetry and lattice packing. Examples of materials under investigation include intercalated fullerenes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, like e.g. phenanthrides. Beside my current research topic I am also interested in the unique physics and chemistry of carbon nanotubes, especially in the effect of confinement of molecules in the interior of nanotubes.
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