Symposium on Nanotechnology Approaches, Nanomaterials and Thin Films for Energy Technologies (NETNanomaterials for)

Venue: Algarve

Location: Portimao, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Jul 09, 2007 End Date/Time: Jul 11, 2007
Registration Date: May 15, 2007
Early Registration Date: Apr 15, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 20, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Jul 09, 2007
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Symposium on
Nanotechnology Approaches, Nanomaterials and Thin Films for Energy

9-11 July, 2007, Algarve, Portugal
Abstract Deadline: 28 February 2007

This symposium is organized during the conference NanoSMat 2007 to be held in
a nice 5 star hotel with direct lift to the beach.
More details can be found at:
NanoSMat 2007
At the NanoSMat conference, composed of several symposia,do not miss the
invited keynotes from:
Nobel Laureate Professor Sir H. W. Kroto, Florida State University, USA.
Professor Jeff De Hosson, University of Groningen, Netherlands.
Professor Stan Veprek - Technical University Munich, Germany.

Journal: The papers presented at NanoSMat07 will be selected to publish in a
Scientific Publishers,

NET-Symposium on Nanotechnology Approaches, Nanomaterials and Thin Films for
Energy Technologies

Most areas of nanotechnology are at an early stage of their development.
Research in nanoscience and nanotechnology will contribute to the achievement
of fundamental breakthroughs in nanomaterials and processes in energy systems.
In the near future nanotechnology will contribute to efficient and low-cost
systems for generating, storing, and transporting energy.

Materials and structures that are designed and fabricated at the nanoscale
level offer the potential to enhance efficiencies and reduce costs in solar
photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, fuel cells and other energy

This symposium on nanotechnology for energy technologies was designed to bring
together different disciplines of energy technology and to discuss the
possible benefits of nanoscience and nanotechnology in their R&D efforts.
The symposium will also review the current state of knowledge in the field of
nanomaterials, functional surfaces and nanostructured coatings for efficient
energy systems as well present novel applications and current challenges and
We expect that this symposium could be also a gate way for high tech ideas and
to find partners in innovative research proposals for the new 7PQ of the
European Commission.

Main Topics covered:

The abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but
are not be limited to production, characterization and modeling of:

Functional Surfaces and nanostructured coatings for energy systems
Nanotechnology for Efficient Energy Conversion
Selective nanostructured absorbers for thermal collectors
Photovoltaic Materials and Technologies
Thin film and organic Solar cells
Biovoltaics Technologies
Nanomaterials for Fuel Cell Technologies
Large-scale nanomaterials production
Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Storage
Electrochemical Conversion and Storage
Fuel Sources, Exploration and Refinement
Portable or Miniaturized Energy Sources

Symposium Organizers:

Vasco Teixeira
University of Minho, GRF-Functional Coatings Group, Guimaraes - PORTUGAL

Augustin McEvoy
EPFL-Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, LPI-Laboratory of Photonics and
Interfaces, Lausanne - SWITZERLAND

Juan Bisquert
Universitat Jaume I, Departament de Ciencies Experimentals, Castello - SPAIN

Abstract Deadline:

28 February 2007

Abstract Submission

Short abstracts of maximum one A4 page length (with no figures or tables
integrated) on any of the above topics should be e-mailed to with cc to by 28 February 2007
Please refer to the symposium your prefer to present.


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