Symposium 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.