2008 Symposium on Nanotechnology Approaches, Nanomaterials and Thin Films for Energy Technologies (NET2008)

Venue: Melia Hotel Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 24, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jun 29, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jul 29, 2008
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NET-Symposium on NET-Symposium on Nanotechnology Approaches,
Nanomaterials and Thin Films for Energy Technologies
Symposium to be held during NanoSMat2008 in Barcelona-Spain, 21-24
October 2008

Abstract deadline: 29 June 2008



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 technologies.
Nanostructured materials and thin films offer the potential for
significant improvements in energy technology and photo-electronic
properties based on improvements in physical, chemical and
nanomechanical properties resulting from reducing microstructural
features by decreasing the grain size of a material to the nanometer
range compared to current technological materials. For example,
efficient solar photothermal conversion benefits from spectrally
selective absorber nanostructured graded surfaces.
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. Besides other energy areas, nanotechnology's
potential impact on solar energy, fuel cells and storage in
particular will be addressed at the symposium. 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 opportunities.
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.
Attending this symposium, scientists, engineers and industrial
technicians will have the opportunity to interchange their knowledge,
research experience, technology and applications of the field of
Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Thin Films for Energy Technologies.
We also encourage participating to young scientists and engineers as
well technicians and experts from nanomaterials and coatings industry.
Both academic and industrial presentations are welcome at the

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
Radically Novel Concepts in Plastic Solar Cells
Bioenergy, Biovoltaics Technologies
Nanomaterials for Fuel Cell Technologies
Large-scale Nanomaterials Production
Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Production and Storage
Electrochemical Conversion and Storage
Fuel Sources, Exploration and Refinement
Portable or Miniaturized Energy Sources
Industrial Solutions and New Energy Products
Clean Technology Policies and Venture Capital

Symposium Organizer:
Vasco Teixeira
Editor-in-chief: Journal of Nano Research, JNanoR

University of Minho
Physics Department
GRF-Functional Coatings Group
Campus de Azurém
P-4800-058 Guimarães
phone: +351 - 253 510400/65
fax: +351 - 253 510 401
email: vasco@fisica.uminho.pt

-Co-chair Conference NanoSMat2008 Barcelona
-Chair Symposium NET-Symposium on Nanotechnology
Approaches,Nanomaterials and Thin Films for Energy Technologies
Nanomaterials and Thin Films for Energy Technologies
Symposium to be held during NanoSMat2008 in Barcelona-Spain, 21-24
October 2008

Abstract deadline: 29 June 2008



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Additional Information

This symposium will occur during the 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SURFACES COATINGS AND NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS 21-24 October 2008, Hotel Meliá Barcelona - Spain www.nanosmat2008.org Chair: Nasar Ali Co-chair: Vasco Teixeira NANOSMAT2008 SYMPOSIA -CARBON NANOSTRUCTUED MATERIALS -SURFACE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING: FROM BULK TO NANO-SCALE -NANOTECHNOLOGY APPROACHES, NANOMATERIALS AND THIN FILMS FOR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES -NANOMEDICINE & NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY Abstract deadline: June 29, 2008 Papers presented at NanoSMat-2008 will be selected to publish in special issues of peer-reviewed journals: -Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (American Scientific Publishers) -Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine(Elsevier) Surface Engineering "NanoSMat" Publication Track Record: NanoSMat-2005: THIN SOLID FILMS: Vol. 515, Issue 1, Pages 1-380 (2006) CATALYSIS TODAY, Vol. 116, Issue 1, (2006) pages 1-88. NanoSMat-2007: JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY – In press. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE – Volume 43, Number 10 / May, 2008, pages 3365-3741.