We are pleased to announce the second edition of the Workshop on Carbon-based low-dimensional Materials, that will be held in Catania on December 5-7, 2011.
The first edition was also held in Catania on October 2010.
AIM OF THE WORKSHOP
This Workshop aims to bring together researchers coming from multidisciplinary areas (physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers) and having complementary skills in order to present, from different points of view, state-of-the-art research findings in the field of nano-sized carbon based materials (nanotubes, fullerenes, linear chains, graphene, etc.).
The unique and tunable properties of carbon-based nanomaterials allow the development of new technologies in a broad range of applications: nanoeletronics, environmental and biological sensors, renewable energy technologies, antimicrobial agents, membranes, and so on. For all these kinds of applications, a key role is played by the interactions between C nano-materials and a suite of elements, chemical groups, metals, antibodies, DNA molecules, enzymes, etc.
The main topics of the Workshop are: synthesis, functionalization, characterization, theoretical modelling and applications of low-dimensional carbon structures. Moreover, in this edition, a special session will be focused on the interactions of carbon nanostructures with chemical groups and functional molecules, and to the use of such systems for innovative sensors.
Chairs: Silvia Scalese, Antonino La Magna