2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

In March of this year, MRS leadership made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix for the safety and well-being our members, attendees, staff and the materials community, and to reschedule as much of the program as possible into a special 2020 Joint MRS Spring and Fall Meeting.

This one-time-only joint event will take place in Boston, from Saturday, November 28 through Friday, December 4—expanding by one day to provide programming capacity. The program flow for each symposium is under development and will be announced in early July.

Symposium S.NM05—1D Carbon Electronics—From Synthesis to Applications

The exploitation of carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons in next-generation semiconductor electronics technologies has been pursued aggressively over the last two decades because of the exceptional and fascinating physical, electrical, and mechanical properties of these (quasi-) one-dimensional sp2 carbon nanomaterials. Historically, challenges in the synthesis, assembly, and integration of these materials have limited their commercial adoption. However, recent rapid progress in overcoming these challenges are bringing 1-D carbon nanomaterials closer than ever to commercial applications. Innovations in the selective growth and post-synthetic sorting of highly monodisperse carbon nanotubes; the synthesis of atomically precise nanoribbons with tailored edge structure and functionalization; understanding the physical behavior of these materials; and in assembling and integrating them into high-performance devices - are all bringing 1-D carbon nanomaterials closer to applications in scaled logic technology, RF electronics, thin-film electronics, flexible electronics, sensors, transparent conductive films, thermoelectrics, optoelectronics, and many other emerging areas.

This interdisciplinary symposium on 1-D carbon nanomaterials aims at disseminating the latest advances in the materials science of these nanostructures, with an emphasis on research that advances the viability of exploiting carbon nanomaterials in next-generation semiconductor electronics technologies. The intellectual focus of the symposium will widely span from fundamentals to applications, including material synthesis and characterization, physics and theory, and device applications and integrated systems. Speakers with a range of different backgrounds in physics, chemistry, and materials science and engineering will cover the latest developments in synthesis, properties, characterizations and applications of 1-D carbon nanomaterials. The symposium will help promote the field of 1-D carbon electronics, make connections between individuals who can accelerate the development of these materials, and propel the field toward practical applications.

Topics will include:

  • Growth and purification of carbon nanotubes
  • Synthesis, characterization, and physics of graphene nanoribbons
  • Transistor and novel device applications
  • Flexible electronics, sensors, and systems
  • Optoelectronics of 1-D carbon nanomaterials
  • 1-D carbon nanomaterials for thermoelectric applications

Invited Speakers:

  • Chagaan Baatar (Office of Naval Research, USA)
  • Jeffrey Bokor (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Abram Falk (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  • Felix Fischer (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Han Htoon (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Toshiaki Kato (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Junichiro Kono (Rice University, USA)
  • Yan Li (Peking University, China)
  • Patrick Malenfant (National Research Council Canada, Canada)
  • Vincent Meunier (Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute, USA)
  • Subhasish Mitra (Stanford University, USA)
  • Aitor Mugarza (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Akimitsu Narita (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)
  • Yutaka Ohno (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Dimas García de Oteyza (Centro de Física de Materiales, Spain)
  • José Ignacio Pascual (CIC nanoGUNE, Spain)
  • Lian-Mao Peng (Peking University, China)
  • Pascal Ruffieux (Empa–Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland)
  • Max Shulaker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Alexander Sinitskii (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA)
  • Kuniharu Takei (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  • Christoph Tegenkamp (Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany)
  • Shiyong Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong University, USA)
  • Fei Wei (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Yingying Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Ming Zheng (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Jianshi Tang
Tsinghua University
Institute of Microelectronics
+86-010-62784074, jtang@tsinghua.edu.cn

Michael Arnold
University of Wisconsin–Madison
+ 1 608-262-3863, michael.arnold@wisc.edu

Roman Fasel
Empa–Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
+41 58 765 4348, roman.fasel@empa.ch

Youfan Hu
Peking University
+ 86-10-6275 5827, youfanhu@pku.edu.cn