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sábado, 31 de dezembro de 2011

Graphene 2012: International Conference


Graphene 2012 International Conference will be the largest European Event in Graphene to be held in Brussels (Belgium) from 10th until 13th of April 2012 at Brussels44Center.

A Plenary session with internationally renowned speakers, extensive thematic workshops in parallel, an important industrial exhibition carried out with the latest Graphene nanotrends for the future will be some of the features of this event.

Following the overwhelming success of Graphene 2011, Phantoms Foundation is pleased to announce the second edition of this great event that will gather the Graphene community, including researchers, industry policymakers, investors and plans to be a reference in Europe in the upcoming years.

There´s no doubt that Graphene 2012 is the right place to see and be seen. Graphene 2012 Scope

Graphene 2012 Scope

Graphene is a two-dimensional monolayer of sp² bonded carbon atoms in a dense honeycomb crystal structure which behaves electronically as a zero-gap semiconductor. Its discovery in 2004 has sparked a considerable scientific activity that has now established a broad international community with interest in both fundamental properties of a unique material, together with a wealth of foreseen applications in fields as nanoelectronics (high-frequency devices,..), electromechanics, optics, photonics, sensing, NEMS,…Exceptional electronic properties of this material, resulting in carrier mobilities as large as several thousands of cm²/Vs, make this material at the heart of the alternatives for the so-called

beyond-CMOS nanoelectronics research. The current carrying capability of graphene is orders of magnitude higher than that of metals. Additionally, graphene is CMOS compatible and can be handled by standard planar technology, which should result in highest integration of device density in the medium run. Graphene devices are also believed to work at much lower supply voltages and should therefore result in lower power consumption. Therefore graphene has the potential to increase computing performance, functionality and communication speed far beyond the expected limits of conventional CMOS technology, which is related with large financial markets in the microelectronics business.

Additionally, the reports of novel functionalities in graphene devices such as sensing capability, electro-mechanical effects (e.g. resonators) and spintronics effects also profile some new perspectives for innovative applications. Those salient features will be at the heart of GRAPHENE 2012 that will present the state of the art of the field.