Leventis Nicholas

Research Areas:

  • Sol-gel / Polymer Nanoengineering. Mechanically strong polymer crosslinked aerogels (X-Aerogels). Doped Aerogels as platforms for sensors
  • Magnetic field effects in electrochemical systems. Magnetohydrodynamic convection by electrolysis in the magnetic field. The role of paramagnetic forces in mass transfer. Concentration-gradient paramagnetic force
  • Organic Electrochemistry. Τhe effect of substitution on stepwise multielectron processes. Homogeneous electron transfer between electrogenerated species by multi heterogeneous electron transfer processes. Charge transfer in the design of large Stokes shifts and emission in the near IR. Photoinduced electron transfer in sensors and switches
  • Conducting polymers and composites
  • Sensors Electrochromics


Representative publications:

  • "Nano Engineering Strong Silica Aerogels," N. Leventis, C. Sotiriou-Leventis, G. Zhang and A.-M.M. Rawashdeh, NanoLetters 2, 957-960 (2002).
  • "Nd-Fe-B Permanent Magnet Electrodes: Theoretical Evaluation and Experimental Demonstration of the Paramagnetic Body Forces," N. Leventis and X. Gao, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, 1079-1088 (2002).
  • "Demonstration of the Elusive Concentration-Gradient Paramagnetic Force," N. Leventis and A. Dass, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 4988-4989 (2005).
  • "Three Dimensional Core-Shell Superstructures: Mechanically Strong Aerogels," N. Leventis, Acc. Chem. Res. 40, 874-884 (2007).
  • "One-Pot Synthesis of Interpenetrating Inorganic/Organic Networks of CuO/Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Aerogels: Nanostructured Energetic Materials," N. Leventis, N. Chandrasekaran, A.G. Sadekar, C. Sotiriou-Leventis, and H. Lu, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 4576-4577 (2009).

Contact Details

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