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Symposium F.NM03—Nanotubes, Graphene and Related Nanostructures

Carbon nanotubes, graphene, and other structurally similar non-carbon nanostructures (including those of boron nitride, and boron), have attracted tremendous attentions for their intriguing properties. These nanomaterials have been widely investigated, from synthesis, structure and property characterization to applications in electronic devices, mechanical reinforcement, energy conversion and 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 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

Invited Speakers:

  • Xuedong Bai (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Nedjma Bendiab (Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
  • Adam Boies (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Delphine Bouilly (Université de Montréal, Canada)
  • Benjamin Flavel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Don Futaba (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Sarah Haigh (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Esko Kauppinen (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Yan Li (Peking University, China)
  • Annick Loiseau (Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales, France)
  • Shigeo Maruyama (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Albert Nasibulin (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russian Federation)
  • Alister Page (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Ranjit Pati (Michigan Technological University, USA)
  • Swapan K. Pati (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India)
  • Bill Rice (University of Wyoming, USA)
  • Max Shulaker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Toma Susi (University of Vienna, Germany)
  • Nazmiye Yapici (StabiLux Biosciences, USA)
  • Peide Ye (Purdue University, USA)
  • Ming Zheng (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Jin Zhang (Peking University, China)

Symposium Organizers

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

Tanja Kallio
Aalto University
Chemistry and Materials Science
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Jeffrey Fagan
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Materials Science and Engineering Division

Yoke Khin Yap
Michigan Technological University
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