Symposia & Program

Advanced technology and research in fullerenes and carbon nanomaterials


Dr. Kun'ichi Miyazawa National Institute for Materials Science
Dr. Kun'ichi Miyazawa National Institute for Materials Science
Dr. Takatsugu Wakahara National Institute for Materials Science
Dr. Toshihiro Ando National Institute for Materials Science
Prof. Masaru Tachibana Yokohama City University
Prof. Hironori Ogata Hosei University
Prof. Shigeo Nakamura Nippon Medical School
Prof. Nobuyuki Aoki Chiba University


A variety of nanocarbon materials comprising fullerene molecules such as fullerene nanowhiskers (FNWs), fullerene nanotubes (FNTs) and fullerene nanosheets (FNSTs) have been developed up to now. A wide range of applications in semiconductor devices using FNWs and FNTs have been investigated in transistors, photo sensors, chemical sensors, solar cells, and so forth. FNW-ceramic composite photocatalysts, FNW superconductors, field emission devices and fuel cell electrodes have been investigated as well. Semiconducting FNSTs are suited to integrated devices owing to their flexibility and are also potential promising superconductors. Fullerene molecules can be variously modified by functional groups and have been investigated for medicinal applications such as anti-HIV drugs. Toxicological studies about one dimensional nanocarbon materials including FNWs also are requisite for their practical application, since nanomaterials may have hazardous potency to living organisms. Hence, this symposium provides the forum to present the above wide basic and application studies of fullerene nanomaterials, including the other advanced nanocarbon materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbon nanowall, Marimo carbon, and so forth.


1. fullerene
2. fullerene nanowhisker
3. fullerene nanosheet
4. carbon nanotube
5. graphene