|Fall 12 G: Graphene, nanotubes and related materials|
In the era of “nano”, graphene and carbon nanotubes have emerged among the most important new materials for fundamental condensed matter research as well as nano-scale electronic applications. Although research on graphene started only six years ago, an abundance of breakthrough results has already been obtained, as evidenced by the 2010 Nobel prize in physics awarded for graphene discovery.
An outstanding research interest in carbon nanostructures has been maintained for the last decades, establishing a broad scientific community, with the focus of the ongoing research shifting more and more towards the applications as the field matures. Graphene research follows an even more spectacular path, with groundbreaking result following each other at an outstanding pace. Besides the efforts towards understanding the fundamental physics of graphene and novel phenomena unique to this two-dimensional material, there are also intense efforts to apply graphene in electronic, optoelectronic, spintronic and sensing applications. This fast progress has been possible due to the experience collected from previous research on carbon nanotubes. Several research groups focusing on nanotubes have also included graphene among their research topics; consequently, the two research communities are interconnected in many ways. Moreover, recent isolation of single sheets of boron nitride, the structure of which is closely related to graphene, as well as the possibility for creating hybrid BCN nanomaterials resulted in a considerable interest in carbon research from the inorganic chemistry community.
This symposium intends to cover the latest and hottest topics in the research of graphene, nanotubes and related materials. Moreover, due to the fact that all these materials have their own characteristic advantages and disadvantages (e.g., the structure of graphene can be easily tailored by lithographic techniques, but the control over the edge structure is a major challenge, naturally absent for nanotubes) the symposium intends to offer the opportunity to directly compare these materials in different application fields.
Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:
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Paper contributions within Symposium G will be published in Physica Status Solidi as Conference Proceedings (PSS c) and, in addition, as original papers in PSS b when accepted by peer review. Submision has to be done through on-line system of Physica Status Solidi ( http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pssc ) with the deadline on 30 October 2012.
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