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]
First Edition of ImagineNano International Conferences April 10-14 2011, Bilbao, Spain
Under the same roof, 5 international conferences were helded: Graphene, Nanospain, Nano Bio&Med, PPM and TNA energy. Jean-Pierre Aimé, who’s in charge of the C’Nano Grand Sud-Ouest, was the co-organizer of the Nanospain and the Nano Bio&Med conferences. He invited french researchers coming from Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier to present the last trends and discovery in their fields. Both Nanospain and Nano Bio&Med conferences covered numerous aspects of nanomedecine (therapeutics, diagnostic and tissue engineering). It must be noted that, trough J.P. Aimé’s initiative, two invited presentation were given on social and philosophy aspects of nanosciences and nanotechnology. A “French C’NanoGSO corner” in the exhibition center presented a lot of posters showing different aspects of the research in the different field including nanomedecine. Among the exhibitors, representations of different institution or countries (Russia, Austria, Euronanoforum,…) were represented. With about 1400 participants including 150 french participants, this first edition was a success but some progress has to be done to drive more participants in the field of nanomedecine. From Jean-Marie Devoisselle, ICGM, Montpellier.[Reduce]