CA COST Action CA15107 meeting (Bucharest)
“Multi-functional Nano-Carbon Composite Materials Network (MultiComp)”
CA COST Action CA15107
MultiComp is a COST Action designed to bring together theorists, experimentalists and industrialists in the field of nano-carbon materials technology. Although carbon nanotubes, graphene and Few-Layer Graphene (FLG) have been used to improve the properties of composite materials, two main problems remain to be solved before these composite materials can realize their full potential: (1) adequate dispersion of the nano-carbon reinforcement material, and (2) strong enough interfacial bonding between the nano-carbon reinforcement elements and the composite matrix. In addition to making modified MWNTs such as branched-MWNTs, the Action will explore other possibilities of strengthening composites by integrating FLG (using existing as well as unpublished methods); theoretical modelling of these nano-carbons and composites; due consideration and evaluation of the Health, Safety and Environmental implications; making and testing composites e.g. mechanical and electrical/thermal, HRTEM of interphases, voltage-contrast SEM of percolation networks, sensing and photocatalytic properties; development of new composite materials with Electronic and Multi-Functional properties. This Action will provide an ideal platform, especially via STSM exchanges, for permanent established researchers, post-doctoral workers and ECIs to enhance their research-related skills as well as their innovation and enterprise skills in this international network involving both academic and business enterprises.
All MultiComp members are welcome to attend the meeting – all are required to register (no registration fee) and to submit an abstract. COST Association funding is currently very limited and so only those who have received an Official Invitation from the COST Association can get their travel and accommodation expenses refunded.
All attending are asked to submit an abstract and contribute to the Oral/Poster sessions. From the abstracts (submitted on time) Flash presentations (6 mins) and Posters will be selected to be presented at the meeting.