10th European School on Molecular Nanoscience
El Escorial (Madrid, Spain) 7th – 12th May 2017
FIRST CIRCULAR: Announcement and pre-registration.
The tenth European School on Molecular Nanoscience (ESMolNa2017) intends to provide a suitable framework to show and extensively discuss the state-of-the-art in these multidisciplinary areas. Lectures are aimed at the post-graduate level as they will be presented to an audience primarily formed by post-graduate, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. In fact, the School will be the last part of an intensive Advanced Course of three weeks organized in the frame of a European Master in Molecular Nanoscience. This meeting also intends to be a forum where the active European scientific groups working in these areas will have the opportunity to meet and informally discuss with the younger generations.
This training school is organized by the Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol) of the Universitat de València, the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the COST Action MOLSPIN: Molecular Spintronics (Action Number: CA15128).
The fifth Workshop on 2D Materials (W2DM2017) will take place on May 11st and 12th, having the first day a joint program with ESMolNa2017.
Graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials represent one of the priority areas of the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission for the next ten years, as shown by the 'Graphene flagship'. Due to the exceptional mechanical and electronic properties of graphene, research about this material has been at the forefront of this area during the last years. However, since graphene is not a semiconductor, its electronic applications are limited. For that reason, other 2D materials, like metal dichalcogenides or layered coordination compounds, are starting to be studied. In these materials a wide range of properties can be insulated, including superconductivity and magnetism. The research community exploring graphene and other 2D materials is increasing recently, due to the incorporation of researchers from a variety of fields like materials science, physics, chemistry and electronic engineering. Moreover, there is a big interest in the construction of functional devices based on 2D materials, including their integration with graphene. During the W2DM2017 collaboration among participant researchers will be promoted, in order to face the huge scientific challenges encountered in this field, both from an experimental and theoretical point of view.
The talks will be held at the 'Real Centro Universitario Escorial-María Cristina' in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid, Spain) where attendants will be also hosted.
PROGRAMMEThe School is structured in three different blocks:
General_lectures (50 min+ 10 min discussion): This part will deal with the essential aspects of Molecular Nanoscience on the topics i) Supramolecular Chemistry in Nanoscience; ii) Concepts, materials and applications of Molecular Electronics; iii) Single-Molecule Electronics; iv) Molecular Nanomagnetism; v) Molecule-based Spintronics.
The following invited lecturers have confirmed their attendance:
Specialized_lectures (25 min + 5 min discussion): In this part, short tutorial lectures showing some relevant scientific advances in the above topics will be presented by the most representative European research groups active in Molecular Nanoscience.
Oral_communications (10-min communications): With the aim of encouraging discussion and communication among all the participants, the students will have the opportunity to present short communications about their research results, including those that, although incomplete, can promote debate.
W2DM 2017 talks will deal with:
- General properties of bidimensional laminar materials.
- Preparation of bidimensional materials atomic layers by exfoliation.
- Synthesis of bidimensional materials.
- Structural, mechanical and optical characterization of 2D materials.
- Electronic band structure, theoretical model of transport in 2D crystals.
- New chemical and physical properties of bidimensional materials.
- Applications of electronic devices based in bidimensional materials in energy, optoelectronics, flexible electronics, catalysis, etc.
DATES AND STRUCTUREThe ESMolNa2017 will be opened on Sunday May 7th in the afternoon (at 4 pm) and it will finish on Thursday May 11th in the evening (departure date May 12th after breakfast).
On Friday 12th in the morning will take place the last session of the W2DM2017.
FEESThe registration fee to for students, including accommodation from 7th to 12th May in double-room and full board is 375€.
The registration fee for doctors is 85€/night in single-room and full board, or 75€/night in double room.
For students members of the Specialized Group on Nanoscience and Molecular Materials of the Spanish Royal Societies of Chemistry and Physics is 300€ (membership fee is 39€/year)
For students members of the Master in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is 300€.
PRE-REGISTRATIONAttendance will be limited to about 100 participants, of which 60 will be European students chosen on the basis of their interest and contributions to the subject area. Those interested in participating in the School should fill in the pre-registration form available at the following WEB page:
Pre-registration is mandatory for students and convenient for those participants that wish to present a short specialized lecture.
- PRE-registration: March 31st 2017, or until sould out.
- Final Registration: April 12th, 2017, or until sould out.
- Payment: April 21st, 2017
- Abstracts submission: April 26th, 2017