2009 APS March Meeting:
Division of Material Physics Focus Session
07.11.1 Carbon Nanotubes & Related Materials


  • Division of Material Physics: Announcement of Focus Sessions

Focus Sessions at the 2009 APS March Meeting have been announced in the APS-DMP Summer 2008 letter at http://www.aps.org/units/dmp/newsletters/summer2008.cfm.


  • Announcement of Session 07.11.1:

Interest in the fundamental properties and applications of carbon nanotubes and related allotropes continues to grow. The reason for this interest lies in the unique combination of chemical, mechanical, thermal, optical, opto-electronic, spectroscopic, electrical and magnetic properties of these systems.

This focus topic addresses recent developments in
(i) the fundamental understanding of nanotubes and related materials, including characterization, synthesis, processing, purification, chemical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, opto-electronic and magnetic properties, and
(ii) in their potential applications as nanosensors, nanoprobes, field emitters, displays, field-effect transistors, composite materials, high surface-area storage media, superconducting and magnetic devices, and others.

Experimental and theoretical contributions are solicited in the following areas:

1. synthesis and characterization of pure and doped nanostructures of carbon and boron nitride, including nanotubes, nanohorns, and other graphitic nanostructures;
2. purification, separation and chemical functionalization of these nanostructures;
3. the structure and properties of hybrid systems, including filled and chemically modified carbon nanotubes and nanotube peapods;
4. mechanical and thermal properties of these nanostructures and their composites;
5. electrical and magnetic properties of these systems; and
6. their spectroscopic (angle resolved photoemission and scanning tunneling microscopy), optical (Raman scattering), structural (atomic force microscopy), opto-electronic, mesoscopic, and transport properties.

The symposium will also cover the broad range of unique applications of these nanosystems, including their use for:

7. gas adsorption and storage;
8. multifunctional nanotube composites;
9. chemical and bio-sensing applications;
10. field emission; and
11. a new generation of magnetic and electronic devices.

  • Abstract Submission:

Don't forget to submit the abstracts of your regular contributions via the web at http://abstracts.aps.org to the DMP session 07.11.1 before the Deadline on Friday, November 21, 2008, 5:00 pm EST.


  • Symposium Venue and Dates:

We are looking forward to seeing you in the dedicated session on Carbon Nanotubes & Related Materials at the 2009 APS March Meeting, taking place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from March 16 - 19, 2009.


  • Invited Talks:

There are 12 invited talks that are spread across the session program as follows (changes by the APS are possible):

Date
and Time
Session
Number
Speaker Name Title
Monday
16 March
8:00-11:00
A24 Stefano Curtarolo Thermodynamic instabilities in nano-catalysts and their effects on the diameter of grown nanotubes
Monday
16 March
11:15-14:15
B24 Stephen Doorn Raman Studies of Exciton and Exciton-Phonon Coupling Behavior in Metallic Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Monday
16 March
11:15-14:15
B24 Jean-Louis Sauvajol Raman Spectroscopy of Individual Freestanding Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes of Defined Chiral Structure
Tuesday
17 March
14:30-17:30
D24 Ralph Krupke Carbon nanotube devices: Sorting, Assembling, Characterizing
Tuesday
17 March
8:00-11:00
H24 Michael Strano Single Molecule Detection in Living Biological Cells using Carbon Nanotube Optical Probes
Tuesday
17 March
11:15-14:15
J24 Adrian Bachtold Nanotube and Graphene ElectroMechanics
Tuesday
17 March
14:30-17:30
L24 Marc Bockrath Strongly Correlated Electron Phenomena in Carbon Nanotubes
Wednesday
18 March
8:00-11:00
P24 Paul McEuen Coupling of spin and orbital motion of electrons in carbon nanotubes
Wednesday
18 March
11:15-14:15
Q24 Oleg Prezhdo Time-Domain Ab Initio Studies of Photoinduced Electron-Phonon Dynamics in Carbon Nanostructures
Wednesday
18 March
14:30-17:30
T24 Laurent Cognet Exciton Spectroscopy and Absorption Cross-section of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Wednesday
18 March
14:30-17:30
T24 Achim Hartschuh Optical near-field investigations of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes
Thursday
19 March
8:00-11:00
V24 Slava V. Rotkin Broken Optical Symmetry in DNA-SWNT Hybrids: Spectroscopic Signaling of the Helical Wrap

  • Preliminary Program:

Contributions are distributed into 10 3-hour oral sessions and a poster session. Out of 134 contributions in total, 12 will be presented as 30+6 minute invited talks, 114 as contributed 10+2 minute talks, and 8 as posters.

Even before the finalized program schedule is made available on-line by APS, you can estimate the day and time of your presentation based on the sub-categories listed below:

Date
and Time
Room Session
Number
Session Name Session Chair
Monday
16 March
8:00-11:00
324 A24 Nanotube synthesis Avetik R. Harutyunyan
Honda Research
Monday
16 March
11:15-14:15
324 B24 Nanotube characterization Cary Yang
Santa Clara University
Monday
16 March
14:30-17:30
324 D24 Nanotube manipulation and processing Michael Mehl
Naval Research Lab
Tuesday
17 March
8:00-11:00
324 H24 Chemical modification of nanotubes Traian Dumitrica
University of Minnesota
Tuesday
17 March
11:15-14:15
324 J24 Nanotube applications Stefano Curtarolo
Duke University
Tuesday
17 March
14:30-17:30
324 L24 Electronic properties of nanotubes Sergei Tretiak
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Wednesday
18 March
8:00-11:00
324 P24 Electron transport in nanotubes Marco Buongiorno Nardelli
North Carolina State University
Wednesday
18 March
11:15-14:15
324 Q24 Optical response of nanotubes Achim Hartschuh
University of Munich
Wednesday
18 March
14:30-17:30
324 T24 Excitonic effects in nanotubes Oleg Prezhdo
University of Washington
Thursday
19 March
8:00-11:00
324 V24 Nanotube related hybrid structures Daniel Finkenstadt
Naval Research Lab

  • Focus Topic coordinators:
  David Tomanek Michigan State University (tomanek [at] pa.msu.edu)
  Tony F. Heinz Columbia University (tony.heinz [at] columbia.edu)
  Annick Loiseau ONERA-CNRS, France (Annick.Loiseau [at] onera.fr)