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Symposium NM01—Carbon Nanotubes, Graphenes and Related Nanostructures

Carbon nanotubes, graphenes, and other non-carbon nanotubes and nanosheets (including those of boron nitride, and boron), have attracted tremendous attentions for their unique structures and intriguing properties. These nanomaterials have been widely investigated, from synthesis, structure and property characterization to applications in electronic devices, mechanical reinforcement, energy storage, biological and chemical sensors etc.. This symposium will emphasize physical, chemical, and biological aspects of these carbon and non-carbon nanostructures. We will bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the fundamental and industrial aspects of theory, synthesis, characterization, chemical and biochemical methods for purification and assembly, toxicity and bio-compatibility, and applications in electronics, chemistry, biochemistry, mechanical reinforcement etc.

Topics will include:

  • Synthesis, doping, and characterization
  • Theoretical study on the growth, doping, and the fundamental properties
  • Electron transport and scanning tunneling microscopy studies
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Nanotube/graphene films for applications in transparent and flexible conductors, transistors, etc.
  • Application in field emission devices, composites, etc.
  • Molecular approaches for purification, modification and sorting
  • Nanotubes/graphenes and other related nanostructures as actuator, sensor, and electromechanical devices (NEMS)
  • CNT, BNT as well as their 2D counterpart/biomolecule interactions: biochemical applications and toxicity studies
  • Hierarchical organization
  • Synthesis and characterization of B-C-N thin films and other novel structures

Invited Speakers:

  • P. M. Ajayan (Rice University, USA)
  • X Bai (Institute of Physics and Beijing National Lab for Condensed Matter Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Sofie Cambré (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
  • F. Ding (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Republic of Korea)
  • S Doorn (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • A. D. Franklin (Duke University, USA)
  • D Futaba (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Sohrab Ismail-Beigi (Yale University, USA)
  • A Javey (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • H Jiang (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Tanja Kallio (Aalto University, Finland)
  • S. Khondaker (University of Central Florida, USA)
  • B. Landi (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
  • A Loiseau (ONERA, France)
  • S Maruyama (Tokyo University, Japan)
  • Pilkyung Moon (New York University Shanghai, China, and New York University, USA)
  • A Nasibulin (Skoltech, Russian Federation)
  • Y. Nonoguchi (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Elena D. Obraztsova (Russian Academy of Science, Russian Federation)
  • Y Ohno (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • T Okazaki (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • M Strano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Boris I. Yakobson (Rice University, USA)
  • Y. K. Yap (Michigan Technological University, USA)
  • Minfang Zhang (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • J Zhang (Peking University, China)
  • M Zheng (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Ranjit Pati
Michigan Technological University
906-487-3193, patir@mtu.edu

Jeffrey Fagan
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Materials Science and Engineering Division

Esko I. Kauppinen
Aalto University School of Science
Applied Physics
358 40 509 8064, esko.kauppinen@aalto.fi

Naoyuki Matsumoto
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
CNT-Application Research Center

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Carbon nanotube & other related nanostructures, device & integration, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties, Synthesis, purification and sorting, Theory and modeling