The Nanotube (NT) conference series is one of the most influential scientific meetings
in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It aims to disseminate the latest advances
in both the science and technology of carbon nanotubes and the other related low dimensional materials.
The nineteenth conference—NT18, will be held on:
15th to 20th July, 2018
at the Centennial Lecture Hall of Peking University, Beijing, China.
We are looking forward to your participation.
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NT18 will be held in Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China.
Peking University is a comprehensive and national key university, which was founded in 1898.
The campus, known as "Yan Yuan" (the garden of Yan), is situated at Haidian District in the western
suburb of Beijing,
with a total area of 274 hectares). It stands near to the Yuanmingyuan Garden and the Summer Palace.
Peking University is proud of its outstanding faculty, including 53 members of the Chinese Academy of
7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and 14 members of the Third World Academy of
The university has effectively combined research on important scientific subjects with the training of
personnel with a
high level of specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist
It strives not only for improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of
mutual promotion among various disciplines.
Thus Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of a new type,
diverse branches of learning such as basic and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and
sciences of medicine,
management, and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities in the future.
See also: Peking University Official Site
The main session will use Peking University Centennial Lecture Hall (PKU Hall in brief) as the venue.
The specific conference place and facilities are undetermined at present.
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Beijing is the capital of China. With 16 districts and over 20 million population,
it's also the largest city and the political and cultural center. Beijing's history
dates back to over 3,000 years ago, when the emperor of Western Zhou Dynasty made it
the capital of one of its feudal states in 12th century B.C. However, it's not until
Kublai Khan established Yuan Dynasty, that is, 11th century A.D. when Beijing became
the political center of China. Though several dynasties rose and fell during the next
800 years, Beijing's political function reinforces, for it remained the capital of China.
Over these years, old buildings of Beijing has been built, including both palaces
and residential buildings. They represent the unique style of Chinese traditional
architecture. The area in which these buildings stay are surrounded by old walls, and
occupies 2 “core” districts of Beijing.
After the establishment of People's Republic of China and the economic reform,
the urban area of Beijing expanded greatly. Areas that were once villages developed as
residential or commercial regions. Apart from the 2 “core” districts, the new Beijing city
has 4 “extended function”, 5 “in development”, and 5 “eco-conservation” districts. Haidian
District, in which Peking University is situated, is among the “extended function”
districts—the surrounding area of Peking University used to be rural area and farmlands
before 2000. Now you can take a stroll near the campus, and find it completely different
from that of 20 years ago.
The Forbidden City is the imperial palace of Ming and Qing dynasties.
It is a masterpiece of Chinese ancient buildings, with an area of 720,000
square meters, over 70 palaces and more than 9,000 rooms.
It is the largest collective of well-preserved wooden-structured building in the world.
See also: English Site
The Summer Palace is the royal garden of the Qing dynasty.
Built in 1750, it is the most well-preserved royal garden in China.
Though being destroyed twice in 1860 and in 1900 because of the Opium War
and Siege of International Legation, it was repaired in 1902, and after the fall of Qing Dynasty,
it was finally open to the public in 1924.
Built in Ming Dynasty, the Badaling Great Wall is the most popular and most complete
section of Great Wall, acting as an immense fortress to defend Beijing from invasion.
It is relatively not so steep compared to other section of the Great Wall;
equipped with telpher, it is also suitable for the seniors to visit.
Other attractions of Beijing include Tian'anmen Square, Beihai Park, National Stadium,
National Museum, etc.
This is a guide of your living in Beijing during the session.
Time zone in Beijing is UTC+8.
Beijing is of continental monsoon climate: the average temperature in July is about 30 to 35 degree
but it will rain often: when it's cloudy or rainy, the maximum temperature will be less than 28 degree
In evening, the temperature will drop to about 20 degree Celsius.
The water in hotels are not for direct drinking. Hotels have electric kettles for boiling water. If you
would like to drink
iced water, you may buy bottle water instead.
China uses 220 V electricity. Air conditioners etc., which use 380 V instead, have their own sockets and
not be misused. These sockets are usually installed at 1.8 meter high. China uses A (for 2 pins) and I
(for 3 pins)
types of sockets; travel adaptors are recommended. For Reference
The purpose of the NT conference series is to promote
scientific progress, to stimulate free exchange of ideas, and to
publicize progress in nanotube sciences.
2. Target attendance.
2.1. NT conferences are open to all persons interested and active in
2.2. The number of attendees or presentations per attendee may
be limited to maintain the informal spirit of communication. Young
researchers are treated with higher priority.
3.1. The organizers will assist in maximizing opportunities for
sharing knowledge in an informal atmosphere.
3.2. NT conferences are held in one single plenary session.
Parallel sessions are to be avoided.
3.3. Presentations of problems and needs is encouraged as much
as presentation of solutions.
3.4. Contributions play a key role at NT conferences. At least
half the conference time shall be devoted to contributed
4. Contributed presentations.
4.1. To provide maximum exposure to contributed results,
contributors are invited to summarize their findings in a Poster
format. The main purpose of Poster presentations is to facilitate
asynchronous scientific discussions related to each specific
contribution. It is desirable to have all posters on display
during the entire conference.
4.2. The organizers secure adequate time and space for poster
sessions. Creative ways to enhance communications, including
refreshments, are encouraged.
4.3. Poster+ sessions, consisting of brief 2 minute/2 viewgraph
summaries of contributions, may precede Poster sessions, to
enhance the exchange of information in a balanced manner. All
contributors are encouraged to expose their findings to everyone
in this way if Poster+ sessions are offered.
4.4. At large conferences, Poster+ presentations may be
substituted by a brief overview of the topic of a focussed poster
session, presented by an expert in the field at the beginning of
the session. Referring to specific contributions in the session,
the Poster Chair should summarize the major progress, the major
obstacles, and desirable future directions in the field. Ideally,
this should occur in a democratic manner, representing all/most
contributions. All contributors are encouraged to communicate
their findings to their assigned Poster Chair for presentation
well ahead of the conference.
5. Invited presentations.
5.1. Invited presentations are selected in a democratic way by
members of the advisory board. Presentation of invited talks is
reserved for leading, active researchers, not their substitutes.
The selection of topics and speakers should reflect the most
significant progress and cover the entire active nanotube field.
The advisors will resist pressure to select invited talks on other
grounds than scientific merit.
5.2. NT conference organizers should generally avoid inviting
the same presenter at two consecutive conferences. To avoid
conflicts of interest, the organizers should generally avoid
inviting contributions of organizers and advisory board members.
6.1. To pay respect to the international character of nanotube
research, two consecutive meetings should not be held on the same
6.2. The conference should preferentially be held a location
associated with or close to an institution active in nanotube
6.3. Convenience of the conference facilities is preferred to
luxury. Modest conference accommodations are to be preferred to
reduce the conference expenses of participants and to encourage
7. Financial matters.
7.1. NT conferences are organized in a non-profit way. The
organizers undertake any reasonable efforts to secure external
sponsorship covering local and travel expenses of invited
speakers, support student attendance, and reduce the conference
fee. Any excess revenue is passed on to organizers of the sequel
7.2. Financial liability for the NT conference rests with the
8. Satellite symposia.
8.1. Satellite symposia form an integral part of NT
8.2. Logistics of satellite symposia is taken care of by the
NT conference, the scientific program is left to the satellite
8.3. At least one of the satellite symposium organizers is member
of the national committee of the NT conference.
9.1. NT organizers promote the spirit of informal communication
also by providing name badges to participants. Both first and
family names should be spelled out and printed in an easily
legible, large font. Academic titles should be avoided.
All issues related to the organization of Nanotube Conferences
are regulated by the
of Nanotube Conferences (SCNC).