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The abstract submission deadline for the upcoming ECS Meeting in New Orleans, May 28 – June 2, 2017 has officially been extended to Dec. 30, 2016!

Do not miss this final opportunity to present your most recent work in one of 50 symposia covering the latest topics in in the fields of electrochemical and solid state science. In addition to longstanding symposia on batteries, semiconductors, and fullerenes, the New Orleans meeting will also cover newer areas such as sustainable materials, nature inspired systems, renewable fuels, 3D printing, flexible electronics, and the first ever Battery Student Slam.

Absolutely no abstracts will be accepted past Dec. 30, so make sure to submit your New Orleans abstract today and present your work at one of the premier technical events in the fields of electrochemistry and solid-state science!

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Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
Dec. 16, 2016
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Symposium B02: Carbon Nanostructures in Medicine and Biology

Focused on the biomedical applications and biological interactions of carbon nanomaterials, including studies in toxicology, imaging, research tools, sensors, therapeutics, bioenergy, and theranostics.
FEATURING Mike McDevitt of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Ardemis Boghossian of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Rana Ghosh of Texas University, Markita Landry of Berkeley University.

Selected papers on the most promising bio-application of carbon nanostructures will be invited to talk from the submitted abstracts.

Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
Dec. 16, 2016
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Symposium D03: Plasma Nanoscience and Technology

Symposium Focus is on extensive and in-depth discussions in the field of plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology as well as developing the next-generation plasma-based nanotechnologies and applications. One of the motivations to organize this Symposium is an ever-increasing and more and more widespread use of plasma-based tools and techniques for nanoscale synthesis and processing. The Symposium is planned as an expert meeting that will provide overview of some of the most important research directions in this field followed by the comments and detailed discussions of the main challenges and strategic directions for the future development in relevant areas.

Examples include topics related to nanoscale synthesis and processing using low-temperature plasmas, ion beams, lasers, etc.; physical and chemical mechanisms of growth of nanostructures using plasma-based and related processes; present and future industrial applications of plasma-based nanoscale synthesis and processing; design of plasma processes, reactors, and associated tools and instrumentation for nanoscale synthesis and processing.

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Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
Dec. 16, 2016
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Symposium D01: Emerging Materials for Post CMOS Devices/Sensing and Applications 8

Symposium Focus on transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) (such as MoX2, WX2 etc.), IV/III-V based nanowires and TFET device performance, spintronics for next generation devices and sensing, as well as keeping its previous theme on graphene and CNT based device enhancement for post-CMOS applications. Integration of novel device concepts, transport and mobility enhancement related mechanisms; thermal behavior of graphene, and carbon-based devices including thermal transport, thermal conductivity, and heat transfer management in devices and nanostructures, sensing or backend interconnect applications; advanced materials for charge and non-charge based device application: resistance change materials encompassing logic, memory, or optical applications.

Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
Dec. 16, 2016
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Symposium A03: Battery Electrolytes

Symposium Focus on presentation of properties of novel electrolytes for application in lithium-ion and (Or) post lithium ion batteries (LI-S, Li-air, magnesium). Special emphasize will be paid on newly design systems which are in the optimization stage for further development and up scaling. Basic research is welcome however applied studies will be preferred.

Confirmed Speakers
Prof. Steve Greenbaum Hunter College CUNY
Prof. Dina Golodnitsky- Tel Aviv University
Prof. Maria Forsyth Deakin University (herself or somebody on behalf from her group)

Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
Dec. 16, 2016
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Symposium L02: Ion-Conducting Polymeric (or, Polymer-based) Materials

Symposium Focus is on polymeric ion-conducting materials. They are supramolecular systems which comprise/are doped with ions and present a significant conductivity. Polymeric ion-conducting materials are found at the heart of a number of advanced applications, ranging from electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems (e.g., lithium batteries, low-temperature fuel cells, supercapacitors) to sensors, actuators, photo-electrochemical devices, not to mention the fields of microelectronics and biotechnology. This Symposium will place a particular emphasis on all the fundamental and applied aspects of the science and technology of polymeric ion-conducting materials, covering experimental and theoretical studies on their structure, properties, interactions and mechanisms of charge migration.

Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
Dec. 16, 2016
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Symposium IO4: Solid-Gas Electrochemical Interfaces 2 – SGEI 2

Symposium Focus is on electrochemistry in many solid-state electrochemical processes and devices (such as gas electrolysis, fuel cells, ionic separation membranes, metal-air batteries, and gas sensors) occurs within a localized region near the interface between the reactant gas and one or more solid phases. During the last 10-15 years, it has become increasingly clear that the composition, structure, and/or properties of materials within this localized region deviate substantially from the bulk material(s) comprising the electrocatalyst.

Examples include stoichiometry variations in the vicinity of a three-phase boundary (TPB), enhanced activity near solid-solid heterointerfaces, cation segregation associated with surface reconstruction, and cation stratification/interdiffusion or secondary phase precipitation near gas-solid or solid-solid interfaces. Recent advances in both analytical techniques and modeling are beginning to shed new insights into these local variations in structure/composition, and the role they play in governing local rates.

These include new in situ experimental methods that probe the thermodynamic state of the solid bulk and surface under finite driving force, scanning probe and other methods that can spatially resolve local variations in conductivity, structure, composition, and reaction rates, and modeling methodologies that consider heterogeneity and local properties, including ab initio methods that consider variations in structure/composition at surfaces.

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Deadline for Submitting Abstracts
Dec. 16, 2016
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Symposium A06: Battery Student Slam 1

Symposium Focus on the first ever Battery Student Slam is meant to provide lively and engaging presentations by students early in their research careers. The symposium is only open to submissions from students pursuing degrees at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Students will give 10 minute presentations about their research followed by 2 minutes of questions and discussion from the audience. All topics of relevance to battery research and in areas previously sponsored by the Battery Division are welcome.

Featuring the top three presentations will be recognized with cash prizes and awards as judged by the symposium organizers!

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