We just got word that the second edition of Carbomat (the workshop on carbon-based low-dimensional materials) will be held in Catania, Italy on December 5-7, 2011. This workshop aims to bring together researchers coming from multidisciplinary areas (physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers) to present state-of-the-art research findings in the field of nano-sized carbon based materials - which include nanotubes, fullerenes, linear chains, graphene and more.

The main topics of the Workshop are: synthesis, functionalization, characterization, theoretical modelling and applications of low-dimensional carbon structures. Moreover, in this edition, a special session will be focused on the interactions of carbon nanostructures with chemical groups and functional molecules, and to the use of such systems for innovative sensors.