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Carbon Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

August 20th - 23rd 2014






Hotel Le Plaza
Brussels, Belgium
Meeting devised and supported by
The British Carbon Group


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NanoteC14 will be held at the Hotel Le Plaza in the city centre of Brussels, Belgium. There are good connections to Brussels Airport, as well as Brussels MIDI Train station.

NanoteC is one of the longest running series of international nanoscale carbon conferences in Europe (since 1998). It brings together scientists working with nanoscale carbon materials: nanotubes, graphene, diamond- and fullerene-related nanostructures. While each of these materials attracts its own dedicated community of researchers, NanoteC draws on common themes and allows researchers to share insight into this unique element at the nanoscale.

Elemental carbon shows remarkable variety in properties via simple covalent bonding, however other systems (for example containing nitrogen or metals) are becoming important and provide alternative components with unique mechanical and electronic properties. Nanotechnology requires an understanding of these materials on an atomic level and this will be the central theme.

The NanoteC conferences are renowned for their relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with emphasis on discussion and participation. We endeavour to achieve as much student participation as possible, and we anticipate that the keynote talks will be strongly influential on the next generation of nanotechnology scientists.

Invited Speakers

- Claudia Backes "In situ spectroscopic metric to determine size and thickness of liquid-exfoliated graphene"

- Elena Bichoutskaia "The role of graphene as an active soft substrate and the effect of topological defects"

- Alan Dalton "Templated Assembly of Functional Materials Based on Graphene and other 2-D Layered Materials"

- Angus Kirkland "The Structure and Evolution of Defects in Graphene"

- Aurélien Lherbier "Massless Fermions in 3D Carbon Structures"

- Joel Moser "Force detection and frequency fluctuations in carbon nanotube mechanical resonators"

- Mattia Scardamaglia "Spectromicroscopy investigation of nitrogen-doped carbon nanomaterials"

- Jeremy Sloan "Band Gap Expansion and Lattice Phonons in Extreme Nanowires Embedded within Carbon Nanotubes"

- Tom Trevethan "Interlayer vacancy coalescence and migration in bi-layer graphene"

- Cristina Vallés "Effect of the graphene size on the reinforcement of PMMA composites"

Preliminary Programme can be found here!

Timings and Important Dates

The conference begins at midday Wednesday 20th August 2014 and finishes midday Saturday 23rd August. Buffet lunch is available on the 20th. All lunches are included in registration fee, as well as dinner on August 20th and the Conference Dinner on August 22th.

Poster Abstract Submission deadline: Tuesday 15th July 2014

Registration deadline: Friday 1st August 2014

Conference: Wednesday August 20th - Saturday 23rd August 2014