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.
Wishing you good health, happiness and good luck! Best wishes for our communication and research progress in the comming year, welcome to join NT18! Here is some brief information of Chinese New Year.
When is Chinese New Year and why does the date change every year?
The Year of the Dog begins on February 16, 2018. Celebrations will last until March 2nd - about 15 days in total - making this the longest holiday in the Chinese calendar.
Chinese New Year takes place on a different date every year, because it is based on the lunar calendar. But it always falls between the end of January and mid-February.
In this calendar a month is two days shorter than in the solar calendar so to make up for it an extra month is added every few years.
The Chinese calendar attaches different animals from the zodiac to each lunar year in a cycle of 12 years. This year is the Year of the Dog and last year it was the Rooster.
For people born in a dog year,you're apparently set to have an unlucky time because tradition denotes that the year of your birth makes for an unlucky 12 months.
Dogs are the eleventh sign in the zodiac and are seen as independent, sincere, loyal and decisive, who aren't afraid of difficulties in life. Due to these characteristics they also enjoy harmonious relationships with those around them.
Chinese New Year's Eve is seen as an important date, with families gathering together for a reunion dinner. Firecrackers are then let off to signal the end of last year and the beginning of next.
On New Year's Day, families gather, clean their houses and sweep away bad-fortune.People also decorate their houses with red paper cutouts, banners and special New Year paintings during the festive period.
Red envelopes stuffed with "lucky money" are given to children, along with written wishes for their kids to grow up healthy. Now we also have red envelope apps - where people can exchange cyber money - being launched.
Map of NT18 Conference
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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.
Position in Google Map
Here is a brief look of the conference. We will update the information when confirmed.
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty—the years 1420 to 1912. It is in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.
Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 ha (over 180 acres). The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
Since 1925 the Forbidden City has been under the charge of the Palace Museum, whose extensive collection of artwork and artefacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Part of the museum's former collection is now in the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Both museums descend from the same institution, but were split after the Chinese Civil War. Since 2012, the Forbidden City has seen an average of 15 million visitors annually, and had 16 millions visitors in 2016.
The National Museum of China (NMC) is located at the east side of Tiananmen Square, opposite the Great Hall of the People. It was founded in February 2003, based on the merging of two previous museums, namely the National Museum of Chinese History and the National Museum of Chinese Revolution. NMC, an integrated national museum under the Ministry of Culture of China, draws equally from both history and art and is dedicated to its collections, exhibitions, research, archeology, public education and cultural communication. Its basic functions are collections of cultural relics and artworks, exhibitions, public education, history and art research and cultural communication.
The predecessor of the Museum of Chinese History was the Preparatory Office of the Museum of Chinese History, founded on July 9, 1912. Upon the founding of the People's Republic of China on Oct 1st , 1949, the museum was renamed the Beijing Museum of History, only to be renamed once again as the National Museum of Chinese History in 1959. The predecessor of the Museum of Chinese Revolution was the Preparatory Office of the National Revolution Museum, which was founded in March, 1950 and was given its current name ten years later. In August 1959, with the completion of a new building on the east side of Tiananmen Square, and this housed both museums; it was acclaimed as one of the Ten Great Constructions built to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. On Oct 1st of that same year, the two museums opened to the public.
We hold leading within China, first-class externally as our main objective, people foremost as a principle of development, honest to reality, close to life, friendly to the people as a value, and talent, collection, academics and services as the key points in running the museum. It is of great importance to preserve, inherit, display, and develop the magnificent Chinese culture. Meanwhile, as the most important cultural and art institution in China, NMC not only displays China’s outstanding civilization achievements, but also those of other parts of the world.
To support the public cultural service system and satisfy the learning needs of the community, we strive to promote the historical and cultural knowledge of the general public, in particular young people, while working to nurture civilization and facilitate life-long learning in the cultural sphere and in the classroom.
NMC plays an important role in displaying Chinese culture, cultivating national spirit; as such it is a world leader amongst museums in developing the field of cultural relics.
From March, 2007 to December, 2010, NMC carried out a project to expand the museum so that it now covers 192,000 square meters. Today NMC is the largest museum in the world, with first class facilities and capabilities. With more than forty halls, we have exhibitions of Ancient China and The Road to Rejuvenation on regular display and more than a dozen categories of display related to special exhibitions and international exchange exhibitions. Not only has the museum amassed five thousand years of Chinese art and cultural heritage, the museum itself attests to the long road to revival and provides high-quality exhibitions which reflect the fruits of this world civilization.
Masako Yudasaka (AIST, Japan).
General Local Organizer:
Hailin Peng (Peking University, China)
Recent significant progress of experimental technique enables us to form low-dimensional materials, such as nanotube, nanoribbon, non-carbon 2D-sheets, and their composites in precise control of their nano-structures, such as chirality, thickness, widths, layer stacking sequences, and so on. Theoretical works to predict new structures/properties, to understand formation mechanisms as well as measured data, have become indispensable to accelerate the speed of research and developments. I believe that the series of Computational Challenges and Tools for Nanotubes (CCTN), since 2005 at Nagano, is one of world leading theory symposia, and am happy to organize CCTN18 as one of parallel symposia in NT18 at Beijing in 2018. The CCTN18 organizing team welcomes participants to discuss recent advance of theoretical works on low-dimensional materials as well as computational techniques some of which can be applied on informatics based on artificial intelligence.
This parallel symposium is dedicated to the metrology, standardization and industrial quality of low dimensional materials. Adoption of a new material in industry requires consistency and quality that can only be assured by international standards of measurement. The research community also benefits from standard measurement practices and quality in nanostructures as it facilitates inter-laboratory comparisons of research results. Development of protocols for the definition of sample parameters like composition, purity, stability, homogeneity, dispersability and structural metrics are keys for both research and applications. The MSIN18 workshop strives to bring together the international stakeholders in measurement science and standardization to build consensus on best measurement practices to assure consistency and quality in the field of carbon nanotubes, graphene, and other low dimensional structures.
This parallel symposium will focus on fundamental and applied research in the area of graphene and 2D materials, as well as novel heterostructures using stacked, layered geometries of these materials. Invited talks will be presented by leading researchers in the field to give perspectives on current topics in the science and applications of graphene and other 2D materials. Besides invited talks, the workshop will also consist of contributed talks and posters spanning these areas.
All kinds of thin-film device applications of carbon nanotube, graphene, novel 2D materials, and related materials are included in the scope of this parallel symposium, e.g, (a) active electronic and optical devices such as FETs, TFTs, and optical switches, (b) sensors such as biosensors, gas sensors, and MEMS/NEMS sensors, (c) passive elements such as transparent conductive films and interconnections, and so on. Fundamental physics and technologies related to those applications such as growth, purification/separation, film formation, printing technology, device fabrication and characterization are also covered.
This parallel symposium will focus on the specific applications of nanocarbons (fullerene, nanotube, graphene, nanohorn, etc.) in the biomedical fields.
- Basic biology (Molecular-level interaction of nanocarbons with biological materials, cells, and tissues, etc.)
- Therapy (Drug/gene delivery, Photo-hyperthermia, Pharmacokinetics, etc.)
- Diagnostics (Imaging, Sensor, Critical assay, etc.)
- Nanotoxicology (Mechanisms, Toxicokinetics, etc)
- Medical devices (Actuator, Robot, Pacemaker, etc.)
- Tissue engineering
- Environmental risk
This satellite symposium is dedicated to the nanocarbon materials for energy and sustainablity. A constantly increasing energy demand and formidable environmental crisis are igniting global interest in various advanced energy technologies, such as electrified transportation and smart grids, aiming at efficient storage and sustainable utilization of clean, renewable energy sources based on solar and all of its derivative forms, such as wind, wave, geothermy, and so on. The rapid development of renewable energy harvest, electric vehicles, and personal electronics requires energy storage system with high energy density, long cycling life, and superb safety. Nanocarbon is one of core materials to boost the active phases in rechrageable batteries, supercapcitors, fuel cells, solar cells, water splitting, CO2 reduction, and other sustainable energy technology. The NMES18 workshop strives to bring together the international leaders in nanocarbon materials and discusss the advanced of energy and sustainablity science and technology based emerging nanocarbon based materials.
Carbon nanotube, graphene, and other nanocarbon materials
Carbon based composite for energy and sustainability
Rechargeable batteries (Li ion batteries, Na ion batteries, Li-S batteries, Li-O2 batteries, solid state batteries)
Electrified transportation and smart grids
Electrocatalysis (ORR, OER, HER, HRR, CO2RR, NRR)
Wind, wave, and geothermy energy
Renewable energy sources
Online Registration Steps
Preferential conditions for registration fee are only valid when your online-registration and payment is done before corresponding deadlines. We kindly suggest you make the payment in advance via online payment or bank transfer.
1. Online Payment
Please log into the registration system and complete your payment according to the instructions of the system.
2. Bank Transfer
If online payment is not so convenient, you may choose to pay your registration fee by bank transfer. Please see the detailed information as follows:
Cancellation & Transfer Policy
The local organizing Committee must be notified of a cancellation of the registration. Only cancellations in writing (to firstname.lastname@example.org) are accepted. Refunds will be made after the conference. Cancellation fees apply to paid registration fees.
The following cancellation policy applies:
Cancellations before May 14, 2018
- full refund of amounts paid minus a handling fee of 200 CNY on the paid value
Cancellations before June 14, 2018
- full refund of amounts paid minus a handling fee of 25% on the paid value
Cancellations on or after July 14, 2018
- full refund of amounts paid minus a handling fee of 50% on the paid value
Cancellation due to visa problems
- full refund of amounts paid minus a handling fee of 200 CNY before July 1, 2018. Document needs to be shown that the registrant has submitted a visa application before June 1 and that this application has been refused (evidence required).
Contact the Overseas Exchange Center
If you encounter problems when dealing with the registration, please contact the Overseas Exchange Center.
The online abstract submission is now open and will end on April 15th30th. Do not hesitate to contribute your scientific breakthrough, a poster award is waiting for you. We will check your contributions as soon as possible and do our best to deal with your visa and other problems of traveling to China. It is never too late to join NT18!
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
ACS Applied Energy Materials
ACS Applied Nano Materials
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
From Beijing Capital International Airport
Airport Railway to Sanyuanqiao Station
Railway Line 10 to Haidian Huangzhuang Station
Railway Line 4 to East Gate of Peking University
Taxi: To East Gate of Peking University
About RMB 110
From Beijing West Railway Station
Railway Line 9 to East Gate of National Library
Railway Line 4 to East Gate of Peking University
Taxi: To East Gate of Peking University
About RMB 40
From Beijing South Railway Station
Railway Line 4 to East Gate of Peking University
Taxi: To East Gate of Peking University
About RMB 65
From Beijing Railway Station
Railway Line 2 to East Gate of Xuanwu men
Railway Line 4 to East Gate of Peking University
Taxi: To East Gate of Peking University
About RMB 60
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. parallel symposia.
8.1. parallel symposia form an integral part of NT
8.2. Logistics of parallel symposia is taken care of by the
NT conference, the scientific program is left to the parallel
8.3. At least one of the parallel 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).
See more information about NT Conferences.
Sponsors, Abstract Submission and others:
Ms Liping Yan
Ms Hanyu Huang
Visa and Accommodation:
Ms Ni Zhou
Chinese visa is a permit issued to a foreigner by the Chinese visa authorities for entry into, exit from or transit through the Chinese territory. The Chinese visa authorities may issue a diplomatic, courtesy, service or ordinary visa to a foreigner according to his/her identity, purpose of visit to China and passport type.
Visa F (business visa): For visitors who are travelling to China on a study or lecture tour or for a scientific conference for a period of no more than six months. To apply for a Visa F, a letter of invitation from the host organization is required.
Visa L (tourist visa): Issued to aliens who come to China for sightseeing, visiting relatives or other private purposes. For a tourist applicant, in principle he/she shall evidence his/her financial capability of covering the travelling expenses in China, and when necessary, provide the air, train or ship tickets to the heading country/region after leaving China. For the applicants who come to China to visit relatives, some are required to provide invitation letters from their relatives in China.
To make your trip to China an easy and pleasant one, you are kindly advised to consult the local Chinese Embassies or Consulates-General first for travel information. They will readily help you go through the necessary procedures.
Necessary materials to apply for Chinese visa
(1) A passport which is valid for at least six months following the date of submission, with an entire blank page available for the visa;
(2) One Visa Application Form of the Peoples Republic of China, which is filled clearly with true, authentic and complete information and signed by the applicant;
(3) One recent, 2 inch full-faced and bareheaded passport photo (the daily life photo, photo copy or digital photo printed on the ordinary paper shall not be accepted);
(4) Other related application materials according to different purposes for your trip to China;
(5) Other materials related to the visa application, deemed as necessary by the visa officer;
For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your country.
If you need the “Invitation Letter of Duly authorized Unit” for visa application, please fill in all the required information in the registration system. If you have accompanying persons, please also fill in their information in the registration system. Any questions please contact at email@example.com.
Beijing Friendship Hotel
Providing 4-star luxury in Zhongguancun technology hub of Haidian District, the Beijing Friendship Hotel is located at excellent place with shuttle bus station to the airport at north gate and metro station (3 stops to Peking University and 6 stops to the Summer Place) at south gate.
All well-decorated rooms are fitted with light wood furnishings, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The private bathrooms include free toiletries, shower facilities and slippers.
Guests can work out at the gym, arrange sightseeing trips at the tour desk in Building 1. Convenient guest services such as laundry and currency exchange (in Building 1) are also provided.
For Chinese meal, guests can try the Friendship Palace or Yashi (famous for its Cantonese food and Peking Duck, in Building No.1).
If you are interested，please go to http://www.bjfriendshiphotel.com/en/index.html, enter your resevation date and "NT18" in the blank of code.