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Variational Modeling of
Carbon Nanostructures

Our research combines mathematical modeling and electron microscopy to investige lower-dimensional carbon configurations. Aim of the project is to address the fine geometry of graphene, nanotubes, and fullerenes as well as the emergence of defects. Further details can be found on our project page.

This project is funded with the 2014 WWTF call Mathematics and ... and run jointly by the Research Groups in Applied Mathematics and Modeling and Disorder in Materials at the University of Vienna. the


[29.10.16] Our proposal for an Oberwolfach Workshop on "Emergence of Structures in Particle Systems: Mechanics, Analysis and Computation" in 2018 has been accepted!

[29.08.16] Manuel Friedrich receives a Feodor-Lynen stipendium from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation!

[13.11.15] Manuel Friedrich receives one of the three Preise der Stiftung der Universität Augsburg for 2015!

[27.10.15] Our first paper on Carbon-nanotube geometries: analytical and numerical results
has been accepted on Discr. Cont. Dyn. Syst. - Ser. B.

[07.09.15] Ulisse Stefanelli receives the Calogero Vinti Prize 2015 of the Unione Matematica Italiana.

[01.03.15] Ursula Ludacka and Manuel Friedrich join the project.