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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

ICREA Research Professor Stephan Roche, co-author of the book "Introduction to Graphene-Based Nanomaterials: From Electronic Structure to Quantum Transport"

ICREA Research Professor Stephan Roche, Head of the Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience group, together with Luis E. F. Foa Torres (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina) and Jean-Christophe Charlier (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), have written a book on graphene-based materials: "Introduction to Graphene-Based Nanomaterials: From Electronic Structure to Quantum Transport", published by Cambridge University Press.

Beginning with an introduction to carbon-based nanomaterials, their electronic properties, and general concepts in quantum transport, this detailed primer describes the most effective theoretical and computational methods and tools for simulating the electronic structure and transport properties of graphene-based systems. Transport concepts are clearly presented through simple models, enabling comparison with analytical treatments, and multiscale quantum transport methodologies are introduced and developed in a straightforward way, demonstrating a range of methods for tackling the modelling of defects and impurities in more complex graphene-based materials. The authors also discuss the practical applications of this revolutionary nanomaterial, contemporary challenges in theory and simulation, and long-term perspectives. Containing numerous problems for solution, real-life examples of current research, and accompanied online by further exercises, solutions and computational codes, this is the perfect introductory resource for graduate students and researchers in nanoscience and nanotechnology, condensed matter physics, materials science and nanoelectronics.

The book provides a deep exploration of quantum transport in disordered graphene-based materials, covers all members of the sp2 family (nanotubes, graphene ribbons, monolayer and multilayer graphene) as well as some chemical derivatives and is an excellent starting point for new researchers in the field.

Website about the book, with new extras, updates and blog posts on breaking news on graphene and related nanomaterials: www.introductiontographene.org

Web page about the book at Cambridge University Press: click here

For more information, please contact:

ICREA Research Professor Stephan Roche

Head of the Theoretical & Computational Nanoscience Group

Tel: +34 937 373 601

E-mail: stephan.roche@icn.cat