Theme: Emerging Technologies and Applications of Diamond and Carbon Materials
International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials
July 17-18, 2017 at Chicago, Illinois USA
Diamond and Carbon Materials is an international, interdisciplinary journal which publishes articles covering both basic and applied research on diamond materials and related materials. These include cubic boron nitride and materials with characteristics and properties approaching or possibly exceeding those of diamond. The primary emphasis is on vapour-deposited materials; equally important are high-temperature/high-pressure synthetic materials, as well as relevant natural diamond research and characterization. Papers published cover all fundamental and technological aspects of synthesis, characterization, properties, devices and generic applications of these materials.
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Importance & Scope:
Carbon materials (nanodiamond, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes and graphene) are one of the most fascinating platforms in the fields of nanomedicine. In their biomedical applications, surface chemical functionalization of carbon materials plays an important role.
Diamond materials and related substances already hold an important position concerning surface coatings and electronic devices. In this case, the development producing ever smaller and more efficient components will continue. Diamond might once completely replace silicon for being more stable and biocompatible than the latter, and it may be possible to establish electronic devices even at the phase boundary to living systems. A nanostructuring of diamond surfaces as well as the directed doping or chemical functionalization will multiply the potential utilization of diamond in both everyday applicaions and the high-tech segment.
Most of the industrial carbon and graphite materials are synthesized form carbonaceous precursors. But also natural graphite is an important raw material. The majority of natural graphite is still consumed for refractory applications. However its use as anode material in lithium-ion batteries is fundamental for electro-mobility.
Many physical properties of graphite are not yet sufficiently used. Better use and new, huge fields of application can be generated with nanoforms of the element carbon. This comprises fullerenes, single- and multiwall nanotubes, graphenes and other nanoforms. Most promising fields of application are in electronics, sensor technology, medical and also mechanical applications.
Chicago is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famed for its bold architecture, the population of the city is 2,695,598 and rank 3rd largest city in US. Chicago had the third largest gross metropolitan product in the United States at US$571billion. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwest.
The city has many nicknames, which reflect the impressions and opinions about historical and contemporary Chicago. The best-known include the “Windy City” and “Second City”. Chicago has professional sports teams in each of the major professional leagues. The city’s waterfront location and nightlife has attracted residents and tourists alike. Over a third of the city population is concentrated in the lakefront neighborhoods of Rogers Park in the north to South Shore in the south.The nature lovers are not to be disappointed for this place has something in store for everybody. Animal lovers will love the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Brookfield Zoo, the Garfield Park Conservatory and the Lincoln Park Conservatory should satiate the eyes of those looking for some quiet enjoyment.
Culturally very sound, this city offers you the best of African American, Asian and Latino cultures. Since it was the home of the Great Migration of the early 20th centuary, you will get to experience the cultural revival of the Harlem Renaissance. This city has a century old history of holding the most jazz musical shows, which you can still get to hear the city’s many night clubs. Not just music, this place also has a lot to say about the culture of African Americans. The DuSable Museum has more than 15000 artifacts and the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center and the Gallery Guichard gives the pleasure of viewing many art galleries of both nationally and internationally renowned artists.
As a multicultural city that thrives on the harmony and diversity of its neighborhoods, Chicago today embodies the values of America’s heartland-integrity, hard work and community and reflects the ideals in the social fabric of its 77 distinct neighborhoods.
Why to attend?
Diamond and Carbon Materials 2017 International Conference is a premier forum to showcase the latest results in the science and technology of carbon materials, with an emphasis on diamond as well fundamental physical and chemical concepts to applied research focusing on the next generation carbon-based devices.
- Nano Carbon Materials
- Applications of Nano-diamond in drug delivery
- Carbon materials in Energy
- Applications of Carbon nanotubes
- Diamond and Carbon in biology
- Electrochemistry of diamond and Nano carbon materials
- Novel Hybrid carbon materials
- Graphene and other 2D materials
Major Diamond and carbon Associations around the globe:
- World Coal Association
- European Carbon Association
- The Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA)
- Semiconductor Industry Association
- Korea Semiconductor industry Association (KSIA)
- Taiwan Semiconductor industry Association
- Singapore Semiconductor Industry
- The Graphene Council
- International Association of Advanced materials
- India Electronics and semiconductor Association
- Ensilica’s Industry Associations
- Nanotechnology Industry Association
- Graphene Stakeholders Association
- Top Managers (CEOs, CMOs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, GMs)
- Practitioners (Brand Specialists, Heads of Marketing)
- PhD students
- MBA/ M.Sc. Students
Top Universities in USA:
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Tufts University
- Northeastern University
- Stanford University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Boston University
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Diamond and Carbon Market Analysis:
Carbon fibers, nanotubes, graphene, structural graphite, and carbon foams are majorly used engineering materials on account of exhibiting superior properties including excellent stiffness, high tensile strength, low thermal expansion, and good temperature tolerance.
Over the past few years, companies including Showa Denko, Hyperion, and Cnano Technology have increased expenditure for the development of carbon nanomaterials including graphene and carbon nanotubes, which will stimulate industry expansion. Increasing government funding towards nanotechnology research in the U.S., Germany, Netherlands, Japan and China is likely to result in the development of new advanced nanomaterials.
Rising market visibility of other nanomaterials including nanoclays, metal oxide particles, and quantum dots as fillers for manufacturing engineering goods is expected to pose a threat to the growth of these advanced materials.
The U.S. market for advanced structural carbon materials should total over $2.4 billion and $3.3 billion in 2015 and 2020, reflecting a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. The carbon foam segment is expected to grow the fastest (five-year CAGR of 9%), followed by carbon-carbon composites (6.3% CAGR), structural graphite (4.6% CAGR) and carbon fiber (4.4% CAGR).
The global advanced carbon materials market is expected to reach USD 5.29 billion by 2024. Growing demand for fiberglass products in construction, automotive and energy applications, as a lightweight material, is likely to have a positive impact. Furthermore, technological advancement for the development of carbon nanomaterials is expected to increase the industry penetration over the next eight years.
The demand for graphene was 481.2 tons in 2015 and is projected to witness growth in light of its increasing usage as a protective coating for manufacturing flexible electronic devices and smartphones. In addition, companies are focusing on innovation to develop products catering to niche applications.
The structural carbon materials industry serves mature markets such as defense and aerospace, with a wide variety of products satisfying the requirements of well-established applications. However, continuous technical innovations and efforts to make structural carbon technologies available for new applications (at affordable prices) are leading to the development of new markets
The aerospace and defense segment is the largest U.S. market for structural carbon materials (chiefly carbon fibers and carbon-carbon composites). Industrial applications such as corrosion-resistant chemical process equipment and refractories comprise the second-largest market segment. Unlike aerospace and defense, structural graphite is the dominant structural carbon material in the industrial segment. Energy applications are the third-largest market for structural carbon materials. The energy market consists mainly of carbon fiber for wind turbine blades and graphite for use in fuel cells, nuclear power plants and hydrogen storage media
Carbon fibers accounted for 88.6% of the global volume in 2015. The predominant consumption of the product for manufacturing composites used in automotive, construction, electronics and energy application will propel industry growth. Furthermore, rising concerns over galvanic corrosion issues associated with the usage of aluminum in aerospace applications are expected to promote the demand for fiber-based composites over the next eight years.
Carbon foams are projected to foresee fastest volume growth at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2016 to 2024. The segment growth is attributed owing to the increasing demand for the product as a battery material. Moreover, ongoing development of nanofoams and fireproof foams will create immense market potential over the upcoming years.
Key industry participants include Hexcel, Zoltek, MItsbuishi Rayon, Toray Industries, Showa Denko K.K., Toho Tenax Co. Ltd., Arkema S.A., Graphenea, Hanwha Chemical, FutureCarbon, and Nippon Graphite Fiber Corporation. Product innovation regarding the development of durable and lightweight materials is expected to remain a critical success factor for the market players. Furthermore, the majority of companies are likely to establish their production units in vicinity to the U.S., Germany and Japan in light of easy access to nanotechnology infrastructure.