Researchers from different fields of nanotechnology will gather to Nantes, in France, end of summer 2011, to confront their respective projects on the role of nanotechnology in carbon and related materials.
NanoteC – that’s the title of the event – 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.The organisers eagerly welcome students participation.