11th International Conference Advanced Carbon NanoStructures (ACNS) 2013

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  • The Ioffe Physical Technical Institute is kindly inviting you to participate in the 11th International Conference on Advanced Carbon Nanostructures (ACNS) 2013, held July 1-5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    The International conference "Advanced Carbon Nanostructures 2013" (ACNS2013) continues the series of the joined conferences that started in 2011 when the 10th Biennial International Workshops "Fullerenes and Atomic Clusters" and the 4th International Symposiums "Detonation Nanodiamonds: Technology, Properties and Applications" were unified into single event "Advanced Carbon Nanostructures 2011 (ACN2011)".

    The scope of the conference includes new carbon nanostructures, members of nanocarbon family - fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbide derived carbon, onions, nanographite and nanodiamonds.

    There are general approaches to technology and the methods of characterizations of the carbon nanostructures. The most important feature is that knowledge of physical and chemical properties of one particular nanostructure of the nanocarbon family helps during the research of other carbon nanostructures. What is more, a certain competition in applications of different nanocarbons gives a chance to choose the best structure for this or that specific application.

    Indeed, unique possibility of carbon atoms to form sp, sp2 and sp3 bonds provides the basis of the diversity on carbon nanostructures and attracts attention of nanocarbon community to the conference.

    ACNS'2013 is the international forum for the exchange of information on the latest progress in carbon nanostructures. The scientific program consists of both oral and poster presentations as well as lectures by invited keynote speakers who survey areas of major interest.

    General topics include synthesis and technology, physical properties, chemistry of carbon nanostructures as well as their main applications for industry, biology and medicine.Progress in modern nanotechnologies requires development of new, and refinement of already available methods of diagnostics. This is why we also arrange the conference school for young scientists "Diagnostics of Carbon Nanostructures" which will be held in the course of the ACNS'2013 on July 3, 2013.

    Based on experience of the previous conference, the estimated number of the participants of the ACN'2013 will exceed 300, and will include both of those from Russia as well as Europe, Japan, USA, and other countries.

    In spite of the short history, the conference has its own traditions. The science on nanocarbons is radically interdisciplinary in nature. Physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, and medicine represent an incomplete list of fields dealing with the research of fullerenes, nanotubes, nanodiamonds and graphene.

    The discussion of nanocarbon applications is one of the traditions of the conference. The sponsors and the organizing committee have been trying to help and promote young participants. The program committee has arranged a special award for young scientists for best presentation.


    The program will traditionally include lectures by invited speakers, oral presentations and several poster sessions. The lectures and oral presentations will generally concentrate on the most recent advances in the following areas:


    • Fullerenes
    • Carbon Nanotubes
    • Graphene
    • Nanodiamond particles
    • Carbon onions
    • Nanographite
    • Nanoporous carbon


    • Synthesis
    • Electronic properties
    • Magnetic properties
    • Optical properties
    • Mechanical properties
    • Phase transitions
    • Technology of all materials mentioned above
    • Theory and computer simulation of carbon nanostrucrtures
    • Methods for characterization of nanocarbons
    • Applications of carbon nanostructures

    Publication Opportunity

    The Proceedings will be published as a special issue of the journal "Physics of the Solid State".

    Conference/School of Young Scientists "Diagnostics of carbon nanostructures"

    The conference school for young scientists "Diagnostics of Carbon Nanostructures" will be held in the course of the ACNS'2013 on July 3, 2013.

    Abstracts for Youth International School - Conference should not duplicate abstracts for ACNS’2013 Conference. Single-page abstracts of reports in English (only from young scientists up to 28 years old inclusive (not candidates of sciences as well as phd)) should be submitted to the conference site with a topic "School". The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2013. The abstracts of these reports will be published in the ACNS’2013 conference book of abstracts. Please use template the same for Conference abstract preparation.

    Roger Taylor Award 2013

    The British Carbon Group is pleased to announce The Roger Taylor 2013 Award in memory of the distinguished scientist Professor Roger Taylor (1935 – 2006), Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sussex. With the discovery of C60 and the other fullerenes, he was known for research related to the preparation and characterization of novel derivatives of fullerenes, especially those having fluorine, hydrogen, alkyl and aryl group addends; and time and again producing novel structures such as the holey fullerenes, saturnene, triumphene, functionalized dimers and the fullerene trannulenes.

    The award is intended as a travel grant for students and early career researchers with up to ten years postdoctoral experience to attend an important international meeting for the advancement of fullerene and related science such as the functionalisation of carbon materials such as CNT and graphene. As Professor Taylor was a keen participant, preference will be given to a scientist to attend and present at the series of biennial conferences organized by Professor Vul in St Petersburg, formerly known as IWFAC (International Workshop on Fullerenes and Atomic Clusters), now operating as "Advanced Carbon Nanostructures" organized by the Ioffe Institute or a meeting organized by the Electrochemical Society.

    The Roger Taylor Award is generously funded by the Taylor family as an endowment to the British Carbon Group and it is intended to make one award per year with a bursary of £750. The applicant must state which conference they wish to attend and anyone living or working, at the time of the conference, in the country where the conference is held is not eligible. The Award is international and consequently is open to scientists living and working in any country and of any nationality.

    The award is made upon the basis of an appraisal of THREE documents: (1) the extended abstract or paper as submitted to the conference (only one paper is permitted for the purposes of the award), (2) a short CV (with the date of the award of PhD if applicable) and (3) a commentary provided normally by the candidate's supervisor or close colleague. Self-nomination is not permitted. The Award Committee of the British Carbon Group will determine the successful applicant.

    The closing date for applications will strictly be 4pm BST, 1st May each year. No submissions after this time / date will be accepted. Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply. It is a condition of the award that the winner attends the conference and presents his or her paper either orally or as a poster. Applications may be transferred electronically to the Chairman of The British Carbon Group, Dr Gareth Neighbour.

    Preliminary list of Invited Speakers

    • Barnard A., CSIRO, Australia: Modelling the Surface Chemistry of Nanodiamond
    • Bolotin K., Vanderbilt University, USA: t.b.a.
    • Haruyama J., Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan: Graphene edge spins; Spintronics and magnetism in graphene nanomeshes
    • Kalish R., Technion, Israel: Ultra Nano Crystalline diamond layers- interesting science and promising technology
    • Pichot V., French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, France: t.ba.
    • Prato M., University of Trieste, Italy: Applications of Carbon Nanostructures in the Fields of Energy and Nanomedicine
    • Rudolf P., University of Groningen, The Netherlands: Playing Lego with graphene: new hybrid materials based on graphene and graphene oxide?
    • Shinohara N., Nagoya University, Japan: Novel Advances in the Endohedral Metallofullerene Study
    • Su-Yuan Xie, Xiamen University, China: Structures and properties of novel fullerenes captured by chlorination
    • Vazquez E., University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain: Non-conventional techniques for the manipulation of carbon nanostructures
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