Diamondoids and Diamond Materials 

                Diamondoids are molecules composed entirely of carbon and hydrogen atoms with diamond-like chemical bonding. These ‘molecular diamonds,’ with atomically precise structures, offer the unique opportunity to study how chemistry, self-assembly and electronic properties change as the size of materials seamlessly transitions from molecular to nanometer and bulk regimes. We are using diamondoids to address longstanding fundamental challenges in the areas of nucleation, growth, and self-assembly, and we leverage the insights gained from these studies to develop new applications in hybrid materials, nanodiamond synthesis, electron emission, and mechanochemistry.

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