2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual
Technical Conferences
Nano Electronics & Photonics
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Micro & Nano Fluidics
MSM - Modeling Microsystems
WCM - Compact Modeling
Nanostructured Materials & Devices
Soft Nanotechnologies & Applications
Nanoparticles in Soft Materials - Colloidal Systems
Polymer Nanotechnology
Carbon Nano Structures & Devices
Nano Particles & Applications
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Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
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Program Committee

Carbon Nano Structures & Devices

Symposium Chairs

Wolfgang Bacsa Wolfgang Bacsa
Université Paul Sabatier, France
Anna K. Swan Anna K. Swan
Associate Professor
Boston University, USA
Clayton Teague Clayton Teague
Federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), USA

Symposium Sessions


Monday May 21

7:00 Registration
8:30 Nanotech Conference Opening & Keynotes
10:30 CNT: Field emission and single carbon nanotube characterization
1:30 CNT: Electron Transport and Assembled CNTs
4:00 CNT: Controlled Growth

Tuesday May 22

7:00 TUESDAY - Registration
8:30 Keynotes CNT: Manufacturing Progress - NNCO
11:00 CNT: Manufacturing Progress - NNCO
1:00 CNT: Manufacturing Progress - NNCO
1:30 A Special Session on: The Realization of Nanocomposite Products: An Integrated Approach to Technological Innovation - NNCO
4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo Reception

Wednesday May 23

11:00 CNT: Synthesis
1:00 CNT: Mechanical & Composites
2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)

Thursday May 24


Symposium Program


Monday May 21

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7:00 RegistrationMain Lobby
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8:30 Nanotech Conference Opening & KeynotesGrand Ballroom
 Session chair: Bart Romanowicz, NSTI, Andreas Wild, Freescale Semiconductors
8:30 How the US Can Ensure Energy Supply for the Future
J. Hofmeister, Shell Oil, US (bio)
9:10 National Nanotech Initiative and Industrial Nanotechnology Impact
A.H. Carim, Co-Chair, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Technology, Subcommittee, National Science & Technology Council, U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
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10:30 CNT: Field emission and single carbon nanotube characterizationGreat America 1
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, Université Paul Sabatier, FR
10:30 Measuring Individual Carbon Nanotubes Using In Situ Raman Spectroscopy
S. Cronin, University of Southern California, US
11:00 Development of Carbon Nanotubes Vacuum Field Emission Devices
W.P. Kang, Y.M. Wong, J.L. Davidson, D.V. Kerns, J.H. Huang and K.F. Galloway, Vanderbilt University, US
11:20 Fabrication and Modeling of CNT Field-Emission Devices
J. Koohsorkhi, N. Rouhi, Y. Abdi, S. Mohajerzadeh, M.D. Robertson and R.D. Thompson, Acadia University, CA
11:40 Carbon Nanotube Cathode on Metal Surface Formed with BGA Balls
M. Chung, C.C. Chang, B.R. Huang, C.S. Fu, Y.Y. Chang, S.W. Lai and J.M. Chiou, Southern Taiwan University of Technology, TW
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1:30 CNT: Electron Transport and Assembled CNTsGrand Ballroom C
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, Université Paul Sabatier, FR
1:30 Electronic and Magnetic Properties of SWCNT Yarns
D.S. Lashmore, M.W. Schauer, M.W. Wittmann and J.J. Brown, Nanocomp Technologies Inc., US
1:50 Quantum electron transport in toroidal carbon nanotubes
M. Encinosa and M. Jack, Florida A&M University, US
2:10 Ion exclusion in the surface-modified carbon nanotube membranes.
H.G. Park, J.K. Holt, G. Klunder, C.P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy and O. Bakajin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
2:30 Carbon Nanotube Reinforced, Three Dimensionally-Ordered Porous Carbon Materials and Potential Applications
Ji Su, T-B Xu, T. Huang, T. Wilkins, J. Pang and R. Pater, NASA Langley Research Center, US
2:50 Electrical Contacts to Nanotubes and Nanowires: Why Size Matters
F. Leonard and A.A. Talin, Sandia National Laboratories, US
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4:00 CNT: Controlled GrowthGrand Ballroom C
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, Université Paul Sabatier, FR
4:00 Heating double wall carbon nanotubes with UV photons
P. Puech, A. Bassil, E. Flahaut and W.S. Bacsa, University Paul Sabatier, FR (bio)
4:20 Direct observation of carbon nanostructures growth using in-situ ultrahigh vacuum transmission electron microscopy
Y.L. Foo, M. Lin, J.P.Y. Tan, C.B. Boothroyd and E.S. Tok, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, SG
4:40 Catalytically active nanostructures derived from self-assembled block copolymer templates for rationally synthesizing single-walled carbon nanotubes and understanding the growth mechanism
J. Lu, Q. Fu, C. Lu and J. Liu, University of California, Merced, US
5:00 Synthesis and Device Applications of Massively Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
C. Zhou, University of Southern California, US

Tuesday May 22

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7:00 TUESDAY - RegistrationMain Lobby
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8:30 Keynotes CNT: Manufacturing Progress - NNCOGreat America J
 Session chair: Clayton Teague, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
8:30 CNT Symposium Overview
C. Teague, NNCO, US
8:40 World Technology Evaluation Center (WTEC) International Assessment of CNT Manufacturing and Applications
J. Hart, MIT, US
9:30 Overview of CNT Manufacturing
R. Blackmon, Harper International, US
9:50 Achieving Enhanced Structural Mechanical Properties with CNTs
J. Randall, Zyvex Laboratories, US
10:10 Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Metal Matrix
F. Herman, Lockheed Martin, US
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11:00 CNT: Manufacturing Progress - NNCOGreat America J
 Session chair: Clayton Teague, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
10:50 Making SWNTs a Commercial Reality
D. Arthur, Southwest NanoTechnologies, US
11:10 Standard Reference Materials for CNTs
M. Postek, R. Cook and R. Cavanagh, NIST, US
11:30 ANSI TAG to ISO TC 229 on Nanotechnologies: Developing Standards for Characterizing CNTs
R. Tsui, Motorola and Chair of ANSI TAG Working Group on Metrology and Characterization, US
11:50 Title TBA
J. Carberry, Dupont, US
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1:00 CNT: Manufacturing Progress - NNCOGreat America J
 Session chair: Clayton Teague, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
1:00 Carbon Nanotubes: Progress in Growth and Applications
M. Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center, US
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1:30 A Special Session on: The Realization of Nanocomposite Products: An Integrated Approach to Technological Innovation - NNCOGreat America J
 Session chair: Clayton Teague, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
1:30 Introduction/Setting the Stage
C.M. Allocca, NIST, US
1:45 Characterization
T.K. Tsotsis, The Boeing Company, US
2:00 Materials & Processing
T.A. Campbell, ADA Technologies, US
2:15 Modeling
S. Paydarfar, Saratech Inc., US
2:30 Metrology
C. Wall and T. Nguyen, Agilent Technologies & NIST, US
2:45 Integration of Pillars and Next Steps
K.L. McIver, The Boeing Company, US
3:00 Discussion of Issues Raised in Special Session
C.M. Allocca, NIST, US
3:15 Concluding Discussion for CNT Manufacturing Progress Sessions
C. Teague, NNCO, US
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4:00 Poster Session 1 (4:00 - 6:00) & Expo ReceptionExhibit Hall

Wednesday May 23

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11:00 CNT: SynthesisGrand Ballroom B
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, Université Paul Sabatier, FR
11:00 C-SWNT: A technology platform
S. Robert, Raymor, US
11:20 Covalent Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes with Different-Reactivity Diisocyanate for Polyurethane Nanocomposites
T. Nguyen, A. Granier, N. Eidelman and J.W. Martin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
11:40 Low-temperature growth of carbon nanofibers by selective heating of catalyst
A.V. Vasenkov, V.V. Kolobov and A.V. Melechko, CFD Research Corporation, US
12:00 Directed Growth of Carbon Nanotubes Utilizing Plasma Induced Surface Charging Voltage
J.B.K. Law, C.K. Koo and J.T.L. Thong, National University of Singapore, SG
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1:00 CNT: Mechanical & CompositesGrand Ballroom B
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, Université Paul Sabatier, FR
1:00 Mechanical Properties of SWCNT Yarns and Felt-Composites
D.S. Lashmore, M.W. Schauer, M.W. Wittmann and J.J. Brown, Nanocomp Technologies Inc., US
1:20 Chemistry: The solution for making high performance SWNT-based materials
B. Simard, National Research Council of Canada, CA
1:40 Nano-Composite Interface with CNTs Films
G. Lanzara and F.K. Chang, Stanford University, US
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2:00 Nanotech Poster Session 2 - Expo Reception (2:00 - 4:00)Exhibit Hall

Special Symposium

Carbon nanotubes are one of the most promising building blocks and materials in nanotechnology. The combination of molecular sized diameter with macroscopic length scale leads to new unusual properties. Progress in large scale synthesis, control of their properties, precise positioning and assembling on semiconductor surfaces, electrical connection to electrodes and incorporation in a solid matrix continues to widen their application range. Recent progress in the understanding of their optical properties gives now the possibility to assign the helicity of an individual tube and test their intrinsic one dimensional electronic property. Improved control of the number of tube walls and size distribution gives the opportunity to reinforce their mechanical stability while maintaining some of their intrinsic properties.

The NSTI is proud to sponsor this special conference and community focused on the technical advancement of carbon nano structures, and their numerous applications into both physical and life sciences. We expect participation in this symposium to be one of the strongest highlights of the Nanotech 2007. We welcome your submission into this symposium, and look forward to seeing you onsite.

We highly encourage your participation in this community, through your comments, suggestions and offers for assistance in review and organization.

For more information, please contact Wolfgang Bacsa .

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Carbon Nano Structures
  • Carbon Nanotube Based Devices
  • CNT structure: MWNT, SWNT, DWNT
  • Supported Catalysts
  • Vertically Oriented CNT
  • Electronic Transport
  • Electronic Emission
  • Optical Properties & Light Emission
  • Mechanical Properties
  • CNT Composites
  • Synthesis Methods
  • Characterization
  • Health Impacts & Applications
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

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