Carbon nanomaterials cross many disciplines and therefore makes an ideal subject for a Faraday Discussion. The audience will be diverse, given the different fields the topic impacts, and have broad experiences making for interesting and lively discussions and the airing of different perspectives. We have deliberately identified three key areas, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes and graphene which although look very different have much, often unrealised, common ground. Much of the work on carbon nanotubes has origins in fullerene research and now graphene is building on carbon nanotube work.
AimsThis meeting aims to provide an opportunity for researchers from different backgrounds and disciplines, such as chemists, material scientists and physicists, to interact.
FormatThe Faraday Division have been organising high impact Faraday Discussions in rapidly developing areas of physical chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines for over 100 years.
Faraday Discussions have a special format where research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Everyone contributes to the discussion - including presenting their own relevant research. The research papers and a record of the discussion are published in the journal Faraday Discussions
- Optoelectronics and spectroscopy, electronic properties
- Functional materials and theory
- Applications, composites, nanoelectronic devices
- Functionalisation, separation, solvation and assembly