2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
Technical Conferences
Merck Corporate Needs
NanoInk Symposium
Nano Electronics & Photonics
Nano Fabrication
Sensors & Systems
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
Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces
Nanoscale Characterization
Energy Technologies & Applications
Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society
ICCN - Nanoscale Modeling
Bio Nano Materials & Tissues
Bio Sensors & Diagnostics
Biomarkers & Nanoparticles
Cancer Diagnostics, Imaging & Treatment
Drug Delivery & Therapeutics
Nano Medicine
Nanotech to Neurology
Phage Nanobiotechnology
Clean Technology 2008
Industrial Impact Workshop
Confirmed Speakers
Program Committee

Partnering Events:

TechConnect Summit
Clean Technology 2008

Carbon Nano Structures & Devices

Symposium Sponsor


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 June 2

8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech
1:30 CNT Carbon Nano Structures - 1

Tuesday June 3

3:30 CNT Based Devices & Applications - 1
7:30 WCM - Panel: Compact Models for Manufacturability - 7:30 - 9:00

Wednesday June 4

8:30 Keynotes: Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces
10:30 CNT Properties - Mechanical and Optical
1:30 CNT Composites
4:00 CNT Electrical Emissions and Transport

Thursday June 5

8:30 CNT Based Devices & Applications - 2

Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & CleantechExhibit Hall D
8:30 Welcome
P. Glaza, Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, US
8:40 TBA
J. Inslee, U.S. Congress, 1st Congressional District Washington, US
9:20 It’s a Nano World
R.O. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
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1:30 CNT Carbon Nano Structures - 1Room 207
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, CEMES CNRS Univ. Toulouse, FR
1:30 Optimized growth of vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes: densification, chemical processing, and property measurements of SWNT films
R.H. Hauge, C.L. Pint, S.T. Pheasant, N. Nicholas, Y-Q. Xu, W. Adams, H. Schmidt, M. Pasquali, Rice University, US
1:50 Diameter Selective Growth of Vertically Aligned Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Ethanol Flow Control
M.G. Hahm, M.A. Noah, Y. Kwon, Y.J. Jung, Northeastern University, US
2:10 Growth of Nanostructured Diamond, Diamond-Like Carbon, and Carbon Nanotubes in a Low Pressure Inductively Coupled Plasma
K. Okada, National Institute for Materials Science, JP
2:30 New developments in the purification, filling and functionalisation of carbon nanotubes
R. Clarke, Thomas Swan & Company Limited, UK

Tuesday June 3

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3:30 CNT Based Devices & Applications - 1Room 210
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, CEMES CNRS Univ. Toulouse, FR
3:30 Nantero’s Microelectronic Grade Carbon Nanotube Formulation for Memory (NRAM™) and Other Applications
R. Sen, Nantero, Inc., US
3:50 Linear scaling techniques for first-principle calculations of large nanowire devices
D. Zhang, E. Polizzi, University of Massachusetts, FR
4:10 Controlled Assembly of Highly Density SWNT Networks on a Flexible Parylene-C Substrate
C.-L. Chen, X. Xiong, A. Busnaina, M.R. Dokmeci, Northeastern University, US
4:30 Alternative Approach for the Fabrication and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Based-Nanodevices
J. Jiao, J.F. Wu, D. McClain, Portland State University, US
4:50 First disclosure of a viable semi-commercial single CNT-based FE device
S. Daren, I. Kalifa, S. Peretz, El-Mul Technologies Ltd, IL
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7:30 WCM - Panel: Compact Models for Manufacturability - 7:30 - 9:00Room 201
 Session chair: Josef Watts, IBM, US
- NVIDIA, B-K. Liew, US
- TSMC, A. Doganis, US
- H. Trombley, IBM, US
- S. Rochel, Blaze DFM, US

Wednesday June 4

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanostructured Surfaces and InterfacesRoom 207
 Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
8:30 Opportunities and Challenges for Clean Surfaces
D. Rardon, PPG Industries, US
9:15 Nanotechnology in the forest and paper products industries
A.M. Chaka, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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10:30 CNT Properties - Mechanical and OpticalRoom 207
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, CEMES CNRS Univ. Toulouse, FR
10:30 Chemical doping by sulfuric acid in double wall carbon nanotubes
P. Puech, A. Ghandour, A. Sapelkin, E. Flahaut, D. Dunstan, W. Bacsa, CEMES CNRS Univ Toulouse, FR
10:50 The Influence of DNA Wrapping on SWNT Optical Absorption in Perpendicular Polarization
S.E. Snyder, S.V. Rotkin, Lehigh University, US
11:10 Modeling and simulation of adhesion between carbon nanotubes and surfaces
N.R. Paudel, T. Ohashi, L. Dai, A. Buldum, The University of Akron, US
11:30 Carbon Nanotube Micro-Opto-Mechanical Systems
B. Panchapakesan, University of Delaware, US
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1:30 CNT CompositesRoom 207
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, CEMES CNRS Univ. Toulouse, FR
1:30 Improve Contacts in Carbon Nanotube Networks by In situ Polymerization of Thin Skin of Self-Doped Conducting Polymer
Y. Ma, W. Cheung, D. Wei, A. Bogozi, P.L. Chiu, H. He, Rutgers, US
1:50 Deagglomeration and Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes Using MicrofluidizerTM High Shear Fluid Processors
T. Panagiotou, J.M. Bernard, S.V. Mesite, Microfluidics, US
2:10 A High-Flux, Flexible Membrane with Parylene-encapsulated Carbon Nanotubes
H.G. Park, J. In, S. Kim, F. Fornasiero, J.K. Holt, C.P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy, O. Bakajin, Lawrence Livermore Natioanal Laboratory, US
2:30 Arkema Inc. Graphistrength (tm) Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
T.P. McAndrew, P. Laurent, M. Havel, C. Roger, Arkema Inc., US
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4:00 CNT Electrical Emissions and TransportRoom 207
 Session chair: Wolfgang Windl, Ohio State University, US
4:00 Resistance measurements and weak localization in long SWNTs
P.G. Gabrielli, S. Gabrielli, N. Lisi, ENEA, IT
4:20 Design Optimization of Field Emission from a Stacked Carbon Nanotube Array
D. Roy Mahapatra, N. Sinha, R. Melnik, J.T.W. Yeow, University of Waterloo, CA
4:40 High Current Cold Electron Source Based on Carbon Nanotube Field Emitters and Electron Multiplier Microchannel Plate
S. Raghunandan, W. Choi, Florida International University, US

Thursday June 5

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8:30 CNT Based Devices & Applications - 2Room 301
 Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, CEMES CNRS Univ. Toulouse, FR
8:30 Building one atomic layer thick electronic devices with graphene
W. Bacsa, CEMES, Univ. Toulouse, FR
9:00 Advantages and Limitations of Diamond-Like Carbon as a MEMS Thin Film Material
P. Ohlckers, T. Skotheim, V. Dmitriev, G. Kirpilenko, Vestfold University College, NO
9:20 First-principles studies of electrophilic molecules on the carbon nanotubes
S. Park, K-J Kong, H-M So, G-H Buh, J-O. Lee, H. Chang, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, KR
9:40 SWNTs inhibit normal physiological function of calcium ion channels through yttrium release
L.M. Jakubek, J. Raingo, D. Lipscombe, R.H. Hurt, Brown University, US

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 2008. 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.