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Pulickel Ajayan 
Pulickel  M  Ajayan 

Pulickel  M  Ajayan , Rensselaer (RPI)  

Address: Department of Materials Science & Engineering  
City: Troy 
State: NY 
Zip: 12180 
Country: USA 
Telephone: 518.276.2322 / 6448 
Fax: 518.276.8554 
Email: ajayan@rpi.edu 
Related Website:
http://www.rpi.edu/dept/materials/PMA/ 
Brief Bio:
Professor Ajayan's research focuses on the synthesis of nanostructures, the study of their structure and properties in relation to size and confinement. He is a pioneer in the field of carbon nanotubes and has demonstrated several possibilities for using these quasi-one-dimensional structures as templates and molds for fabricating nanowires, composites, and novel ceramic fibers. Professor Ajayan received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University in 1989. After three years of post-doctoral experience at NEC Corporation in Japan, he spent two years as a research scientist at the CNRS laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay in France and about a year and a half as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Metallforschung, in Stuttgart, Germany. Major goals of his research include producing macro-assemblies made of nanostructures for applications, understanding growth mechanisms of nanostructures and designing new structures and multifunctional nanocomposites. Other research interests are phase stability in metal clusters, the graphite-diamond phase transition and growth of nanostructures under electron irradiation. He has particular expertise in different electron microscopy techniques. 
Publications:
P. M. Ajayan and O. Zhou, "Applications of carbon nanotubes", to appear in Carbon Nanotubes (ed. M. S. Dresselhaus and G. Dresselhaus), Springer-Verlag Publications (2000). L. B. Kish, R. Vajtai and P. M. Ajayan, "Random walk in an eddy and tube formation from fine particles", Chaos, Submitted. D. Tekleab, R. Czerw, A. Rubio and P. M. Ajayan, Y. Liang and D. Carroll, "Measuring carbon nanotube - substrate interactions", Appl. Phys. Lett., Submitted. P. M. Ajayan, Z. J. Zhang, B. Wei and G. Ramanath, "Carbon nanotube crystals", Nature, Submitted. Z. J. Zhang, G. Ramanath and P. M. Ajayan, D. Goldberg and Y. Bando, "Radial patterns of carbonated silica microfibers", Adv. Mater., Submitted. Z. J. Zhang, B. Wei, G. Ramanath and P. M. Ajayan, "Substrate self-selctive growth of aligned carbon nanotubes", Appl. Phys. Lett., Submitted. A. B. Dalton, C. Stephan, J. Coleman, B. McCarthy, P. M. Ajayan, S. Lefrant, P. Bernier, W. J. Blau, and H. J. Byrne "Size-selection of carbon nanotubes", J. Phys. Chem, In press. B. Wei, Z. J. Zhang, G. Ramanath and P. M. Ajayan, "Liftup growth of carbon nanotubes on patterned substrates", Appl. Phys. Lett., In press. D. Tekleab, R. Czerw, P.M. Ajayan and D.L. Carroll, "Electronic structure of kinked multiwalled carbon nanotubes", Appl. Phys. Lett., 76, 3594, 2000. M. Terrones, H. Terrones, F. Banhart, J. -C. Charlier and P. M. Ajayan, "Coalescence of singlewalled carbon nanotubes", Science, 288, 1227, 2000. P. M. Ajayan, L. S. Schadler, C. Giannaris and A. Rubio, "Mechanical response of singlewalled carbon nanotubes in polymer nanocomposites", Adv. Mater., 12, 750, 2000. P. M. Ajayan, J. Nugent and R. W. Siegel, "Autocatalytic growth of carbon micro-trees", Nature, 404, 243, 2000. J. N. Coleman, A. B. Dalton, S. Curran, A. Rubio, A. P. Davey, A. Drury, B. McCarthy, B. Lahr, P. M. Ajayan, S. Roth, R. C. Barklie and W. J. Blau, "Phase separation of carbon nanotubes and turbostratic graphite using a functional organic polymer", Adv. Mater., 12, 213 (2000). 

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