May 20 - 24, 2012
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza
San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Program

The sixth international New Diamond and Nano Carbons Conference (NDNC 2012) was hosted in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The conference presented high-impact scientific and technological advances, along with critical developments to enable the application of diamond, carbon nanostructures, graphene and related materials in a diverse range of products. This year’s conference featured plenary sessions, parallel topical sessions, poster sessions and an industrial exhibition.   

The five-day conference featured oral and poster presentations covering:

  • Science and Technology of Diamond 
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Graphenes 
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Carbons 
  • C-based Coatings and Tribological Applications 
  • Interfaces and Heterojunctions of C-based Materials with Other Materials 
  • Electronic, Optical and Acoustic Applications of C-based Materials 
  • Electrochemical Applications of C-based Materials 
  • Sensor Applications of C-based Materials 
  • Biological Applications of C-based Materials 
  • Plenary Session  

 
 

Topics | Plenary Speakers | Invited Speakers | Author Index

 

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Programming Chairs: Gerardo Morell and Orlando Auciello
 

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  1. Science and Technology of Diamond
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Science and Technology of Diamond (bulk and films)
    2. Large Single-Crystal Diamond Fabrication
    3. Fabrication of Large Diamond Wafers
    4. Single Defects in Diamond
    5. Quantum States in Diamond

  2. Synthesis and Characterization of Graphenes
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene
    2. Synthesis and Characterization of Multi-layer Graphenes
    3. Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene Oxide
    4. Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene Quantum Dots
    5. Synthesis and Characterization of other Graphenes

  3. Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Carbons
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Synthesis and Characterization of Nano Carbons
    2. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanotubes
    3. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanofibers
    4. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanodiamond
    5. Synthesis and Characterization of Diamond Quantum Dots
    6. Synthesis and Characterization of Fullerenes
    7. Synthesis and Characterization of Nano-onions
    8. Synthesis and Characterization of other Nanoscale Forms of Carbon

  4. C-based Coatings and Tribological Applications
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Tribological Applications of Carbon-based Coatings
    2. Diamond-like Carbon Coatings
    3. Nanodiamond Coatings
    4. Other Carbon-based Coatings

  5. Interfaces and Heterojunctions of C-based Materials with Other Materials
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Interfaces and Heterojunctions of Diamond with III-Nitrides and other materials
    2. Interfaces and Heterojunctions of Graphene with III-Nitrides and other materials
    3. Interfaces and Heterojunctions of Graphene with Ferroelectric Materials and other oxides
    4. Interfaces and Heterojunctions of C-based Materials with Silicon
    5. Interfaces and Heterojunctions of C-based Materials with Other Materials

  6. Electronic, Optical and Acoustic Applications of C-based Materials
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Electronic, Optical and Acoustic Applications of Diamond
    2. Electronic, Optical and Acoustic Applications of Nanodiamond
    3. Electronic, Optical and Acoustic Applications of Graphenes
    4. Electronic, Optical and Acoustic Applications of Nanocarbons
    5. Electronic, Optical and Acoustic Applications of other Carbon-based Materials

  7. Electrochemical Applications of C-based Materials
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Electrochemical Applications of Diamond
    2. Electrochemical Applications of Nanodiamond
    3. Electrochemical Applications of Graphenes
    4. Electrochemical Applications of Nanocarbons
    5. Electrochemical Applications of other Carbon-based Materials

  8. Sensor Applications of C-based Materials
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Sensor Applications of Diamond
    2. Sensor Applications of Nanodiamond
    3. Sensor Applications of Graphenes
    4. Sensor Applications of Nanocarbons
    5. Sensor Applications of other Carbon-based Materials

  9. Biological Applications of C-based Materials
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Biological Applications of Diamond
    2. Biological Applications of Nanodiamond
    3. Biological Applications of Graphenes
    4. Biological Applications of Nanocarbons
    5. Biological Applications of other Carbon-based Materials

  10. Plenary Session
    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
    1. Spintronics of Diamond
    2. Spintronics of Nanodiamond
    3. Spintronics of Graphenes
    4. Spintronics of Nanocarbons
    5. Spintronics of other Carbon-based Materials  

Plenary Talks

  • Dr. Yufeng Hao, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Synthesis and Characterization of High-quality Monolayer and Bilayer Graphene  
  • Dr. Mark H. Rümmeli, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden), Germany
    A Microscopic Evaluation of Metal Free CVD Grown Graphene  
  • Dr. Shinichi Shikata, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan
    New Opportunities for Diamond Based Frequency Control Devices  
  • Dr. Dean Ho, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    Diamond-based Nanomedicine: Applications in Multifunctional Therapy and Imaging  
  • Dr. Shuit-tong Lee, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
    Nanocarbons for Energy Applications  
  • Dr. Anirudha Sumant, Argonne National Lab, Illinois, USA
    Diamond Thin Films: A New Platform for Developing High Performance Electronic Devices  
  • Dr. Paul May, University of Bristol, UK
    Microplasma Arrays from CVD Diamond  
  • Dr. John Carlisle, Advanced Diamond Technology Inc., Illinois, USA
    Water: The Killer App for Diamond?  

Invited Speakers

  • Dr. Carlos Cabrera, University of Puerto Rico, USA
    Diamond Nanoparticles as Catalysts Support for Fuel Cell Applications  
  • Dr. Francesco Bonaccorso, University of Cambridge, UK
    Solution Processed Graphene for Photonics and Optoelectronics  
  • Dr. Greg Swain, Michigan State University, USA
    In Vitro Probing of Neurosignaling Processes in the Gut Using Diamond, Microelectrodes  
  • Dr. Heidi B. Martin, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA
    Conductive Diamond for Implantable Neurological Devices  
  • Dr. Hiroshi Kawarada, Waseda University, Japan
    Diamond Hetero-interfaces for Power Device Applications 
  • Dr. Hua Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Graphene-based Templates for Synthesis of Novel Au Nanostructures  
  • Dr. Juergen Biener, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, USA
    Low-density Graphene and CNT-based Carbon Foams: From Synthesis to Applications 
  • Dr. Kazuyuki Hirama, NTT Basic Research Labs, Japan
    Single-crystalline Nitride Growth on Diamond 
  • Dr. Luiz Gustavo Cançado, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil
    Raman Characterization of Nanocarbons 
  • Dr. Pablo Gurman, ANL & Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Argentina
    Development of a New Generation of Implantable Biomedical Devices Based on Ultrananocrystalline Diamond 
  • Dr. Qing Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    P- and n-type Graphene Field-effect Transistors 
  • Dr. Sandra Rodil, Universidad Nacional Autónoma, México
    Graphite-like Carbon Films for Dental Implants 
  • Dr. Yonhua Tzeng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Nitrogen Incorporated Nucleation and Growth of Porous Nano-carbons in Ar Rich/CH4 Plasma: From Diamond to Nano-graphene and Their Applications 
  • Dr. Zhongfang Chen, University of Puerto Rico, USA
    Computational Design of Graphene-based Nanomaterials towards Carbon Neutral Energy  

 

Conference Venue

Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza
999 Ashford Avenue
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907


San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, is an ideal conference and vacation destination. Founded in 1521 by Ponce de León, San Juan is the oldest city on US territory. It is best known for its beautifully restored historic district, Old San Juan, situated on a rocky peninsula girded by twenty-foot thick walls jutting into the crashing Atlantic surf. Escape to miles of smooth, clean beaches, fine boutiques and restaurants and a lively nightlife. Plus, in Puerto Rico, there’s plenty to explore! You won’t want to miss the island’s top attractions: El Yunque rainforest, Luquillo Beach, Río Camuy Cave Park and the striking Arecibo Observatory.

Useful Links

NDNC 2012 Exhibitors

  • Blue Wave Semiconductors, Inc. 
    HFCVD systems for Diamond and Graphene; Substrate Wafer Heaters; Thin Film Deposition Systems; Thin Films and Coating Materials; R&D Services
  • Seki Diamond Systems
    Microwave Plasma CVD Systems; Hot Filament CVD Systems; Plasma CVD Systems

Location

Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza 
999 Ashford Avenue 
San Juan, NA 00907, Puerto Rico 
Tel: 787.721.1000

 

Conference Organizers

Gerardo Morell
University of Puerto Rico, USA
Orlando Auciello
Argonne National Laboratory, USA
José A. Garrido
Technische Universität München, Germany
Rodney S. Ruoff
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Robert J. Nemanich
Arizona State University, USA 

Executive Committee

Naoji Fujimori
EDP Corporation, Japan
Ken Haenen
Hasselt University & IMEC, Belgium
Hiroshi Kawarada
Waseda University, Japan
Robert J. Nemanich
Arizona State University, USA
Rodney S. Ruoff 
The University of Texas at Austin, USA  
S. T. Lee

Suzhou University & City University Hong Kong, China
Yonhua Tzeng
Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

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