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International Workshop on the
Science and Application of Nanotubes

Potsdam (Germany)
July 22-25, 2001


NT01 Program Timetable

NT01 Full Program


International Advisory Committee:

  • Phaedon Avouris, IBM Yorktown Heights, USA
  • Patrick Bernier, Universite de Montpellier II, France
  • Marvin Cohen, University of California at Berkeley, USA
  • Mildred Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Philippe Lambin, Facultes Universitaires N-D Paix, Belgium
  • Susumo Saito, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Richard Smalley, Rice University, USA


Nanotubes belong to a class of materials which – owing to their quasi one-dimensional structure – exhibit a variety of fascinating properties and offer a diversity of issues for research of both fundamental and practical interest. This meeting will bring leading scientists in the area of nanotube science together to evaluate past and define future trends of this exciting field. The workshop will address progress at the frontiers of fundamental as well as applied research and will allow participants to exchange ideas and results of their latest work in an informal atmosphere.

Topics receiving special attention include:

  • Mechanical properties of nanotubes and composite materials

  • Electronic and optical properties

  • Progress in nanotube synthesis and purification

  • Chemical modification and tailoring of nanotube properties

  • Applications

Format of the Workshop

The meeting is intended to facilitate informal interaction between theoretical and experimental scientists who are actively working in this field. To preserve an informal character and to avoid parallel sessions, the number of attendees will be limited to 140.

The format will be very similar to the Nanotube ‘99 meeting in Michigan. 23 oral presentations by invited speakers will be acompanied by 4 extended poster-PLUS sessions in the afternoons. All participants are strongly encouraged to contribute a poster and a brief oral introduction.

Nanotube 2001 is generously supported by:

$$$ Office of Naval Research International Field Office, Office of Naval Research Headquaters, USAF European Office of Aerospace Research and Development
$$ Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
$$ Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG)
$ Asian Technology Information Program (ATIP)
$ State of Brandenburg; Ministry of Science, Research and Culture
$ Nantubulites Project (NEC Corporation)
$ PHANTOMS, IST Nanotechnology Network
$ NanoLab, Aligned Nanotube Arrays and Straight Nanotube Powders