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  Symposium C:

Carbon Nanostructures: From properties to Applications

This symposium is aimed to show the latest advances regarding the theory, synthesis, characterization and applications of nanoscale carbon materials, which includes fullerenes, nanotubes, graphene and other novel forms of carbon.

Over the last 15 years, nano-sacle carbon activities have increased exponentially. Nowadays, we are facing new challenges regarding the production and prediction of novel forms of carbon. In recent years, carbon nanotube research has grown drastically and more recently, theoretical and experimental work on graphene has emerged. Based on the recent results obtained worldwide, we believe that it is important to have a symposium dedicated, exclusively, to the synthesis, theory, characterization and applications of novel carbon nanomaterials. We aim to invite world leaders in these fields to present their latest results at ICAM. We believe that this symposium will attract various international and Brazilian researchers working on this nano field. In addition, we expect that international and multidisciplinary collaborations are fostered in the symposium.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Environmental/Health/Toxicity/ Cytotoxicity of carbon nanomaterials/carbon nanotubes.
  • Metrology of Carbon Nanomaterials/Determination of the optical constants and Environmental effects.
  • Carbon nanotube synthesis and processing.
  • Composites ? Adding new functionalities/properties to polymer/fibers/materials.
  • Graphene production and properties.

Invited speakers/talks (confirmed list):

  • Andrea Ferrari (Cambridge, UK)
  • Antonio G. Souza Filhio (Ceará, Brazil)
  • Juan Matos (Photocatalyst, Energy and Environment Laboratory, Venezuela)
  • Paola Ayala (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Marcos A. Pimenta (UFMG, Brazil)
  • Morinobu Endo (Shinshu, Japan)
  • Riichiro Saito (Tohoku, Japan)
  • Vincent Meunier (Oak Ridge, USA)

Scientific committee members:

  • Bobby G. Sumpter (Oak Ridge, USA)
  • Robert Vaitaj (Rice University, USA)
  • Katsumi Kaneko (Chiba University, Japan)
  • Dmitri Golberg (NIMS, Japan)
  • Annick Loiseau (ONERA, France)

Full papers: Journal of Materials Science (Springer) will publish Special ICAM 2009 issue(s) containing full papers of abstracts presented in this symposium provided such manuscripts are reviewed according to the Journal standards. Authors are invited, not obliged, to submit full length manuscripts.

For instructions, please check Full Papers Publication.

Symposium organizers:

Ado Jorio
Physics Department
Av. Antônio Carlos 6627, Pampulha,
Belo Horizonte, MG, 30.123-970

Phone number: +55 (31) 3499-6610/6638
Fax number: +55 (31) 3499-5600
E-mail: adojorio@fisica.ufmg.br

Mauricio Terrones
Advanced Materials Department
National Contact Point with the EU on Nanotechnology
Camino a la Presa San Jose 2055, Lomas 4a seccion
78216 San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico

Phone number: +52 (444) 834-2000, ext: 7237
Fax number: +52 (444) 834-2010
E-mail: mterrones@ipicyt.edu.mx

Flávio Orlando Plentz Filho
Physics Department Av. Antônio Carlos 6627,
Pampulha Caixa Postal 702 Belo Horizonte,
MG 30123-970 Brazil

Phone number: +55 (31) 3499-5674
Fax number: +55 (31) 3499-5600
E-mail: plentz@fisica.ufmg.br

A. John Hart
U. of Michigan
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2350 Hayward St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

Phone number: +1.734.615.6146
E-mail: ajohnh@umich.edu





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