Frontiers in Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting and Storage

Country: France

City: Tours

Abstr. due: 04.06.2018

Dates: 27.08.18 — 29.08.18

Area Of Sciences: Nanotech; Chemistry;

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Organizers: Lycée Descartes


Recent advances in microelectronics in energy harvesting applications have increased demand for the enhancement of the performance metrics of all storage and energy conversion devices. This includes piezoelectric nanogenerators, organic solar cells and thermoelectrics. The international conference entitled “Frontiers in Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting and Storage”, organized by LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, will be held on the 27th-29th August 2018 in Tours, France. This international conference intends to bring together different research actors, including renowned academic scientists, engineers, researchers, research scholars, students and new comers interested in this fascinating and vibrant field in the objective of confronting different views, exploring industrial needs and potential responses. High quality research contributions describing cutting-edge research of conceptual, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of energy harvesting materials and systems are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. Topics that will be covered include, among others, novel processing techniques for nanostructured materials with high-energy conversion efficiencies, new materials for energy harvesting and storage, theory and modelling of these materials and devices, new structural and functional characterization methods, innovative design and integration of low-power/self-powered devices for next generation of sensors and actuators. 

Functional materials synthesis: nanowires, quantum dots, nanoscrystals, thin films and other low dimensional materials, shapeable substrates, polymer matrix composites
Advanced characterization methods: electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, impedance spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, atomic/piezoelectric force microscopy, functional characterization of energy harvesters
Simulation and modelling: MEMS, piezoelectric nanostructures (nanowires, nanosheets etc…), nanostructured thermoelectric materials, semiconductor materials for solar cells, defect structures
Challenges in device technology: energy harvesting devices, microbatteries, supercapacitors, transistors for ultra-low consumption electronics, sensors, light emitting diodes, multiferroic and magnetoelectric functional materials with coexisting magnetic and ferroelectric order, diluted magnetic semiconductors

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