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Emerging Technologies Symposium: Carbon Nanostructures and 2-D Materials, and Composites

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This symposium focuses on progress on the frontiers of fundamental and applied science of carbon nanostructures (CNS), including carbon nanomaterials and other two-dimensional (2-D) nanomaterials and their related composites. Examples of carbon nanostructures can include carbon nanotubes, nanodiamonds, graphene and fullerenes. Graphene has received worldwide attention as result of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physics and the exceptional properties and growing number of applications of graphene. Some examples of 2-D nanomaterials presenting a tantalizing prospect of scaling all semiconductor science and technology down to a truly atomic scale are chalcogenide (sulfide, selenide, and telluride) materials with bandgaps comparable to conventional group IV or group III-V semiconductors, and MXenes (transition metal carbides and carbonitrides with 2-D Mn+1Xn layers). In all cases, the preparation of composites by the combination of carbon nanostructures and 2-D materials with inorganic or organic compounds can lead to development of new functional materials with unique properties. These composite materials will have important roles in nanotechnology engineering as well their application in different technological areas. Applications in areas of energy, electronic devices, the environment, nanomedicine and sensing are welcomed.


Proposed Session Topics


• Synthesis of carbon nanostructures and 2-D materials by chemical vapor deposition and others


• Creation of atomic layers from 2-D materials by exfoliation and unzipping


• Surface chemistry, surface functionalization


• Inorganic-organic hybrid composites


• Structural, electrical, mechanical and optical characterization of CNS and 2-D materials


• Green carbon production


• Electronic and optical properties


• Carbon and 2-D materials based devices


• Electronics applications


• Biomedical applications


• Energy production and storage


• Sensing applications


• Computational methods in the design of tailored nanostructured materials


• Electronic band structure, and transport theory and modeling of 2-D crystals


• General properties of 2-D-layered oxides, nitrides and sulfides


• New physical and chemical properties of 2-D materials



Symposium Organizers


• Gustavo Costa, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; gustavo.costa@nasa.gov


• Michael Naguib, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA


• Talita Mazon, CTI – Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer, Brazil


• S. Ravi P. Silva, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), University of Surrey, U.K.


• Jilian N. Freitas, Center for Information of Technology Renato Archer, Brazil


• Maria A. Zaghete, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil


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