2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium NM02-Nanotubes, Graphene and Related Nanostructures

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, and other structurally similar non-carbon nanostructures (including those of boron nitride, and boron), have attracted tremendous attention for their intriguing properties. These nanomaterials have been widely investigated, from theory, synthesis, and characterization to applications in electronic devices, mechanical reinforcement, energy conversion and storage, biological and chemical sensors etc.. This symposium will emphasize the 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 composites, mechanical reinforcement, etc.
  • Molecular approaches for purification, modification and sorting
  • Application as actuator, sensor, and electromechanical devices (NEMS)
  • Application for energy conversion and storage
  • CNT, BNNT as well as their 2D counterpart on biomolecule interactions: biochemical applications and toxicity studies
  • Hierarchical organization
  • Synthesis and characterization of B-C-N thin films and other novel structures
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Jeffrey Fagan (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Felix Fischer (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Aaron Franklin (Duke University, USA)
  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Dirk M. Guldi (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangden-Nürnberg, Germany)
  • Esko Kauppinen (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Seung Min Kim (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Junichiro Kono (Rice University, USA)
  • Ralph Krupke (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Qingwen Li (Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Annick Loiseau (ONERA, France)
  • Naoyuki Matsumoto (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Kimmo Mustonen (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Elena Obraztsova (A. M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Federation)
  • Ranjit Pati (Michigan Technological University, USA)
  • Lian-Mao Peng (Peking University, China)
  • Rodney Ruoff (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Michael S. Strano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Hisashi Sugime (Kindai University, Japan)
  • Daiming Tang (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Nazmiye Yapici (StabiLux Biosciences, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Yoke Khin Yap
Michigan Technological University

Tanja Kallio
Aalto University
Chemistry and Materials Science

Shunsuke Sakurai
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Ming Zheng
National Institute of Standards and Technology

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