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Prassides Kosmas

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Materials Science and Engineering

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  • College of Engineering

  • Graduate School of Engineering, School of Engineering

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  • Condensed matter physics II

  • Functional solid state chemistry

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  • (Summary)New functional solids with advanced magnetic and conducting properties based on molecular nanocarbons


  • (Summary)Novel magnetic phenomena ranging from ferromagnetic materials to quantum spin liquids

    (Keyword)molecular nanocarbons, transition metal framework solids, polyaromatic hydrocarbons

  • (Summary)Structural and electronic responses under applied external pressure

    (Keyword)molecular nanocarbons

  • (Summary)Research on a variety of unconventional superconductors including carbon and iron based systems

    (Keyword)high-Tc superconductors, unconventional pairing, tuning the transition temperature

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  • Bachelor of Arts / B.A.

  • Master of Arts / M.A.

  • Doctor of Philosophy

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  • American Chemical Society

  • Royal Society of Chemistry

Prize 【 display / non-display

  • Commendation for Science and Technology (Research), 2018.04, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

  • Wigner Lectureship Award, 2015.11, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, Hungary)

  • Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2014.01, The Royal Society (UK)

  • Tilden Prize, 2010.10, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)

  • Senior Research Fellowship, 2009.10, Leverhulme Trust (UK)

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Research seeds 【 display / non-display

  • Quantum Spin liquids

  • Molecular hybrid superconductors

Books 【 display / non-display

  • Fullerene-based Materials. Structures and Properties, Springer-Verlag Publishers, 2004, No setting, Kosmas Prassides

  • Physics and Chemistry of the Fullerenes, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994, No setting, Kosmas Prassides

  • Mixed Valency Systems: Applications in Chemistry, Physics and Biology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991, No setting, Kosmas Prassides

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Chemical reduction of Li+@C60 by decamethylferrocene to produce neutral Li+@C60·-, Carbon, 2019, H. Okada, H. Ueno, Y. Takabayashi, T. Nakagawa, M. Vrankić, J. Arvanitidis, T. Kusamoto, K. Prassides, and Y. Matsuo

  • Structural and electronic properties of the overexpanded quaternary superconducting fulleride K0.25Rb0.25Cs2.5C60, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 2019, H. E. Okur and K. Prassides

  • Pressure-induced Mott-insulator - metal crossover at ambient temperature in an overexpanded fulleride, Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2018, R. H, Zadik, Y. Takabayashi, R. H. Colman, G. Garbarino, and K. Prassides

  • Structural and electronic response of overexpanded superconducting fullerides close to the Mott insulator boundary, International Journal of Modern Physics B, 2018, M. Menelaou, Y. Takabayashi, H. E. Okur, R. H, Zadik, and K. Prassides

  • The reactivity of solid rubrene with potassium: competition between intercalation and molecular decomposition, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, J. Zhang, G. F. S. Whitehead, T. D. Manning, D. Stewart, C. I. Hiley, M. J Pitcher, S. Jansat, K. Prassides, and M. J. Rosseinsky

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Charge of class subject 【 display / non-display

  • Materials and Industrial Engineering

  • Seminar for English in Materials Science and Engineering