European Conference on Diamond and Related Materials is renamed the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials (ICDCM)

Name change reflects diversity of program

New York, February 28, 2012 – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced that the European Conference of Diamond and Related Materials will now be known as the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials.

The name change recognizes the global diversity of the conference attendees and speakers. The conference committee compromises an international group of scientists. Also, the conference’s audience consists of a broad range of nationalities, both from academia and industry. It will continue to take place annually and is organized in collaboration with Elsevier’s journal Diamond and Related Materials. This year’s conference will be held from September 2-6 in Granada, Spain.

The change also reflects a broadening of the scope of the conference beyond diamond materials. The conference’s scope now reflects new directions in diamond and carbon materials, including new ideas and technologies. This year’s conference will engage scientists working in related areas to join the debate about where this field is leading.

“The shift reflects the increasing attention that carbon allotropes, like diamond, carbon nano-tubes, graphene and diamond-like carbon receive due to their spectacular mechanical, thermal and electronic properties,” stated Christoph Nebel, Chair of the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials, and head of the Department for Micro- and Nanosensors, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandt Festkörperphysik (IAF), Germany.

“Building on the success of the conference thus far, Elsevier expects with the broader scope the conference will become the premier meeting place for scientists from various disciplines working to advance high performance diamond and carbon materials,” commented Allyn Molina, publisher of Diamond and Related Materials at Elsevier.

The conference accepts abstracts for oral and paper presentations in the topics of diamond, graphene, carbon nano-tubes, fullerenes, diamond-like-carbon, amorphous carbon, graphite, and organic conductors. As in past years, accepted papers will be published in the Elsevier journal, Diamond and Related Materials. Abstract submissions should be made through the online abstract submission system at www.diamond-conference.elsevier.com. The deadline for abstract submission is March 16, 2011.

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Diamond and Related Materials
is an international, interdisciplinary journal which publishes articles covering both basic and applied research on diamond materials and related materials. These include cubic boron nitride and materials with characteristics and properties approaching or possibly exceeding those of diamond. The primary emphasis is on vapour-deposited materials; equally important are high-temperature/high-pressure synthetic materials, as well as relevant natural diamond research and characterization. Papers published cover all fundamental and technological aspects of synthesis, characterization, properties, devices and generic applications of these materials.

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