Christian is a member of Churichill College @ the University of Cambridge. His research interests cover: Nanomaterials, Carbon Nanotubes, Nanoparticle Synthesis, Nanotechnology, Nanoengineering, Aerosol Science, Material Science, Energy Technologies. Have a browse through some of Christians's exciting research images!
Full Name: Christian Hoecker
Institution: University of Cambridge
Department: Department of Engineering
Position: PhD Student
STRANGER IN THE NIGHT
In this SEM picture one can see a bunch of bundled carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes were synthesized in a continuous gas phase process and then bundled. The bunch is attached to carbon tape. The width of the bunch is about 800 nm and the smallest visible bundles are about 25 nm wide. If you have a close look you can see an alien-like body standing on the left of the bunch.
WEB OF SCIENCE
In this picture the invisible has been made visible. A web of carbon nanotubes that bundled and are integrated in a matrix is formed. The carbon nanotubes were synthesized in a continuous gas phase process and the picture shown is a snapshot of this. The picture is taken from a part of the worktube and its actual height is 50 mm. The image is a negative.
THE GRAPHIC SWIRL
In this picture an eddy within a furnace work tube is made visible by carbon deposit at the wall. The picture is taken along the furnace tube. The diameter of the tube is 50 mm. The colour of the image is converted into black and white.
JACKSON POLLOCK & NANOSCIENCE
This SEM depicts the formation of carbon nanotubes into macroscopic webs. Carbon nanotubes were synthesized in a continuous gas phase process and then bundled. The width of the smallest bundles is about 25 nm. Some images are a negative and in some the color temperature has been changed. Also, in picture ‘001’ a filter which dilated the structures and in ‘006b’ and ‘007b’ a filter which introduced some noise was used.
GARDEN OF EDEN
This SEM depicts the formation of carbon nanotubes into macroscopic webs. The picture is taken from carbon nanotubes that attached to carbon tape. The width of the big tree is about 700 nm and the smallest visible bundles are about 25 nm wide.
CARBON NANOTUBE COLLECTION
(Eng01, 02, 03, ChemEng01, ChemEng04):The following images show Carbon Nanotubes - this fibrous material is made of self-assembled carbon nanotubes. The diameter of each nanotube is more than a thousand times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. The understanding of fundamental laws of nature, built over decades of scientific progress, enabled us to control the spectacular organization of this material, conferring unique properties to the fiber, which now has a game-changer potential in various areas of applications, ranging from electricity conduction to electromagnetic shielding for satellites. Within these carbon nanotube structures impurities are present which can catch the interest.
CARBON NANOTUBE 1
CARBON NANOTUBE 2
CARBON NANOTUBE 3
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CARBON NANOTUBE -
This image shows a collection of UV charged metal nanoparticles on a silver filter (
joined project with Jean de la Verpilliere).
CARBON NANOTUBE SEA-URCHINS
This image shows carbon nanotube sea-urchins synthesized in the gas-phase from precursor droplet evaporation. The core is made out of aluminium and iron.