SCA Symposium 2017

Fourth Erlangen Symposium on Synthetic Carbon Allotropes 2017

took place from september 24th – 27th, 2017 at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen

Poster - 4th Synthetic Carbon Allotropes Symposium
Poster – 4th Synthetic Carbon Allotropes Symposium hosted by the SFB 953

The fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene have enriched the family of carbon allotropes over the last few decades. They consist of fully conjugated π-electron systems and are considered topologically confined objects in zero, one, or two dimensions.

Synthetic carbon allotropes (SCAs) have attracted chemists, physicists, and materials scientists because of the sheer multitude of their aesthetically pleasing structures and, more so, because of their outstanding and often unprecedented properties. Therefore, they currently represent one of the most promising materials families with enormous potential for high-performance applications in the fields of nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, hydrogen storage, sensors and reinforcement of  polymers. At the same time they are ideal targets for investigating fundamental chemical and physical questions such as shape- and charge-dependent binding and release of molecules, charge transport in confined spaces and superior sensing of supramolecular interactions.

Tapping these exciting possibilities fully, however, still requires overcoming a number of significant hurdles such as high-yield production methods, sorting and separation, developing synthesis protocols for new carbon allotropes, controlled doping with heteroelements, solubilization, chemical functionalization, hierarchically ordered architectures, and layer formation.

Hence tremendous interdisciplinary efforts are required that systematically combine the expertise of chemists, physicists, engineers, and theoreticians, together with the contributions of high-end analytical instrumentations.



The program for the symposium is available for a download as pdf via this link.


  • Wilhelm Auwärter, Technische Universität München | D
  • Claudia Backes, Universität Heidelberg | D
  • Holger Bettinger, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen | D
  • Florian Beuerle, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg | D
  • Georg Duesberg, Universität der Bundeswehr, Neubiberg | D
  • Michael Haley, University of Oregon | USA
  • Mark Hersam, Northwestern University | USA
  • Michael Holzinger, Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble | F
  • Rosanna Larciprete, Institute for Complex Systems, Rome | I
  • Thomas Michely, Universität zu Köln | D
  • Colin Nuckolls, Columbia University | USA
  • Peter Schreiner, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen | D
  • Thomas Seyller, Technische Universität Chemnitz | D
  • Andrey Tuchanin, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena | D
  • Jana Zaumseil, Universität Heidelberg | D


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