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.