Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Advances and applications in carbon related nanomaterials: From pure to doped structures including heteroatom layers

2017, Dec 11 -- Dec 15

R. Arenal (LMA - INA, chairman)
C. P. Ewels (Nantes U.)
D. Golberg (MANA - NIMS - U. Tsukuba)
V. Meunier (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
A. Rubio (U. País Vasco - Fritz Haber Institut - Max Plank Gesellschaft)

Significant advances have been recently made in the science of nano-carbon materials (nanotubes, graphene, nanodiamonds, fullerenes, nanoporous, cyclic nanotube rings (CPPs) and ribbons…). These developments do not only pertain to fundamental/basic studies but have also yielded tremendous progress in the development of technological applications. Following the steady growth and maturity of the field of nano-carbon research, which now includes significant industrial contributions, it becomes increasingly important for these communities to assemble and focus on scientific challenges.

The presence of dopants and surface modification in the otherwise pure carbon materials opens the possibility of tuning their properties (electronic, optoelectronic…) and in some cases in a controlled way. In addition, other layered inorganic materials, such as boron nitride, WS2, MoS2… are becoming increasingly important, due to properties absent in their pure carbon counterparts. This field of research is very dynamic and involves multidisciplinary areas ranging from chemistry, physics, materials science, and other prominent ones as biology and medicine due to the functional aspects of these nanomaterials. Thus, the impact of this field covers a significant number of potential applications as improved (bio)sensors, interconnectors (electronic), optoelectronic devices.

Following the success of the first two editions organized in 2013 and 2015 (HeteroNanoCarb13, HeteroNanoCarb15), HeteroNanoCarb17 will provide a unique forum for researchers, scientists, and engineers from different countries worldwide who are actively involved in the research on issues to disseminate their latest research results and development achievements. In addition to the exciting scientific and technological themes, the conference offers a platform to promote and encourage interaction among researchers for collaboration. To allow researchers from various stages of their career to take advantage of this event, the technical program will consist of a combination of invited, contributed oral, and poster presentations.

Program Outline

- Synthesis of pure and doped carbon-based nanomaterials (graphene, nanotubes, nanodiamonds, fullerenes) and heteroatomic ones (BN, WS2, MoS2)
- Growth/formation mechanisms of these nanomaterials
- Advanced characterization/spectroscopic studies (Raman, EELS, TEM, XPS, STS & other techniques)
- Spectroscopic (Raman, EELS, STS, IR) studies of these nano-objects
- Composite and hybrid carbon-based nanomaterials
- Nanoporous carbon materials (synthesis, applications)
- Transport, electronic, optoelectronic properties
- Mechanical, chemical and electromechanical properties of these nano-systems
- Functionalization, surface modification, and chemistry of nanomaterials
- Processing and Applications
- Multiscale modeling and computation in the above areas

Previous Years

For information on previous meetings, please see the websites for You can find the websites for HeteroNanoCarb 2013 and HeteroNanoCarb 2015.

Organising committee

Dr. Raul Arenal (chair)
Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas (LMA), Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragona (INA) - U. de Zaragoza, Spain. ARAID researcher.

Dr. Chris P. Ewels (co - chair)
Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel CNRS UMR6502, Université de Nantes, France

Prof. Dmitri Golberg (co - chair)
Science & Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. WPI Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

Prof. Vincent Meunier (co - chair)
Department of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Prof. Angel Rubio (co - chair)
Nano-Bio Spectroscopy Group and ETSF, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain. Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, Germany

Advisory Committee

- Prof. Yury Gogotsi - Drexel University, USA
- Dr. Dieter Gruen - Argonne National Laboratory, USA
- Prof. Malcolm Heggie - University of Surrey, UK
- Prof. Sumio Ijima - NEC Corporation, Ibaraki, Japan
- Prof. Arkady V. Krasheninnikov - Aalto University, Finland
- Prof. Philippe Lambin - University of Namur, Belgium
- Dr. Wolfgang Maser - ICB, CSIC, Spain
- Dr. Marc Monthioux - CEMES, CNRS, Toulouse, France
- Prof. Elena Obraztsova - A:M: Prokhorov General Physics Institute RAS, Russia
- Prof. Thomas Pichler - University of Vienna, Austria
- Prof. C.N.R. Rao - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India
- Dr. Jean-Loius Sauvajol - CNRS - U. Montpellier II, France
- Dr. Kazu Suenaga - AIST, Japan
- Prof. Reshef Tenne - Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Invited Speakers

Prof. Florian Banhart - Strasburg University, France
Dr. Carla Bittencourt - Mons University, Belgium
Prof. Alan Dalton - Sussex University, UK
Prof. Luc Henrard - Namur University, Belgium
Prof. Mark Hersam - Northwestern University, USA
Dr. Matthieu Paillet - CNRS-Montpellier University, France
Prof. Stephanie Reich - Free University of Berlin, Germany
Prof. Pascal Ruffieux - EMPA, Switzerland
Prof. Ludger Wirtz - Luxemburg University, Luxemburg
Prof. Boris Yakobson - Rice University, USA

Important dates

- Abstract deadline: 15th Sep 2017
- Contributed talks selection: 30th Sep 2017
- Registration deadline: 20th Oct 2017

Call for participation

Abstract submission should be done through here.

* Abstracts files should be in .doc or .docx format
* A complete abstract example and guidelines could be downoladed here.
* Abstract deadline: 15th Sep 2017
* Contributed talks selection: 30th Sep 2017


Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 395 eur.

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The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

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*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, Dec 11.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Dec 15.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is October 20

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

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  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque

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