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2013 Annual report
OMNT has published the 2013 edition of its annual report. This document (270 pages) summarizes the main breakthroughs and advances in micro and nanotechnologies occured during 2012. These informations have been carefully selected by our 330 experts, providing a unique litterature review.
The 2013 Annual report (written in french) is on sale online[Reduce]
Imagine Nano 2013, April 23-25 2013 (Bilbao, Spain)
One place, seven conferences covering hot science trends. The main focus will be on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology in the fields of Graphene, Energy, Bio/Medicine, Optics, Photonics and Security & Defense. Internationally renowned speakers will offer the attendees exceptional opportunities. The latest trends and discoveries in N&N from some of the world´s leading players in the field will be discussed.[Reduce]
From Small Fullerenes to Superlattices: Science and Applications
Carbon and silicon are among the most important elements because of their application in many fields, ranging from astrophysics to biology. Their manipulation at the nanoscale has already lead to spectacular and well-documented achievements such as fullerenes, nanotubes, and nanowires. Recently, this domain of research has seen an outburst of new structures, experimentally observed or theoretically predicted (e.g., small fullerenes, heterofullerenes, schwarzite, and clathrates) with attractive properties.
This book reviews these exotic futuristic species and their potential applications and critically examines the predicting models and the possible routes for their synthesis. The book starts with a review of 2D and 3D crystals based on carbon and/or silicon. The second part of the book is devoted to the description at the nanoscale of the new structures and complex architectures that ensue from them. The originality of the book lies in the fact that it deals with these scarcely evoked structures. The book is, therefore, complementary to the wide existing literature dedicated to popular nanostructures such as graphene, nanotube, and fullerenes.
Editor(s): Patrice Melinon (OMNT Expert, Nanoconstruction Group) & Bruno Masenelli[Reduce]
Wide Bandgap Devices group group has been created at the OMNT
"Wide Bandgap Devices" watch scientific novelties concerning devices and systems, based on wide bandgap semiconductors like SiC, GaN, Diamond,…. Experts from this topic give their expertise and survey in material field (bulk growth, epitaxy), technology improvements (design/modeling, processes, characterizations), advanced devices, packaging and systems integration (modules, drivers, protections).
Fields of applications are : Power devices, high frequency devices, sensors, electronic for high temperature and harsh environment.
The Wide Bandgap Devices group will provide a state of the art of this topic be published in the next annual report and will present this synthesis during the annual OMNT seminiare scheduled on february 5th, 2013.[Reduce]
The latest Nanosafety Newsletter is now available
ElecMol12, International meeting on Molecular Electronics, 3-7 Dec. 2012 Grenoble
The Grenoble, Paris and Strasbourg’s communities of chemists/biologists, physicists, and devices specialists are organizing the sixth edition of the international conference "ElecMol12" in Grenoble / MINATEC from Dec. 3 to Dec. 7, 2012. Following the recent progresses, receiving the most influential researchers, and gathering French and international key players of the molecular, organic and hybrid inorganic / organic (opto)electronic research areas are the main objectives of this international conference which also aims at triggering and catalyzing collaborations among academic researchers and devices-oriented specialists with different backgrounds. Continuing the rise of this international event, ElecMol12 targets an audience of 350-400 participants over a period of 5 days during week 49 of 2012 in Grenoble.
ObservatoryNANO final workshop
On March 1st 2012, the final workshop of the ObservatoryNano Project will be held in Brussels. The event will highlight the outcomes of this 4-year project, involving 16 European partners and led by the Institute of Nanotechnologies. Workshop sessions will be: " Mapping the European Nanotechnology Landscape", "Three pillars for governing responsible innovation: safety, ethics and regulation", and "A nanotechnology observatory: lessons for the future". For more information, click here.
Fifth ENPRA newsletter
The fifth newsletter of the FP7 project "Risk Assessment of Engineered NanoParticles" (ENPRA) is now online. This issue provides a summary of the latest ENPRA activities & events, a focus article on the recent findings from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on genotoxicity of nanoparticles, and a selection of upcoming 'nanosafety' events. Click here to download the newsletter.[Reduce]