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[May] Plenary lecture at the Graphene Mini-Symposium. CSIRO, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia

°¶May 1. A senior student, Mr. S. Ohba, Department of Fiber Materials, Materials and Chemical Engineering Course, Shinshu University, joined us for training until March 2013.

°¶May 9. Invited lecture at the Departmental Seminar, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, °»From Fullerenes to Nanodiamond,°… 60 min, E. Osawa.

°¶May 22. Plenary lecture at the Graphene Mini-Symposium. CSIRO, Clayton, Melbourne, Australia, °»Graphite Oxide Hypothesis as the Surface Structure of Detonation Nanodiamond,°… 60 min, E. Osawa.

°¶May 25. Lecturer in the 6th Tianfu Venture Forum organized by High-tec Park Innovation Centre, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, °»Recent Trends in Carbon Nanotechnology,°… 2 h, E. Osawa.

°¶May 28. Osawa elected as an organizing committee member for the Annual Conference on Recent Progress in Graphene Research 2013 (RPGR 2013) to be held in Tokyo, 2013.



NCRI R&D ACTIVITIES
One paper published:
°»Formation Mechanism of C60 under Nonequilibrium and Irreversible Conditions — An Annotation,°… Eiji Ōsawa, Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 2012, 20, 299-309.pdf can be downloaded from°ń

[Apr.] Participated in Symposium FF

°¶April 1. We entered the 11th year of NCRI.

°¶April 1. Optimization of disintegration process of agglutinates is completed and the new process adopted to the production.
Major improvements are as follows:
   * Particle-size decreased from 4.8°ř0.7 nm to 3.7°ř0.6 nm.
   * Contamination with ZrO2 reached negligible level of 3ppm.

°¶April 10-13. Participated in Symposium FF
°»Nanodiamond Particles and Related Materials-From Basic Science to Applications,°… 2012 MRS Spring Meeting,

MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco.
* Osawa elected as an organizing committee member and cooperated with other members.
* Invited four special lecturers from Japan:
      °¶Professor Yosuke Yoshinari° Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Science, Kyoto University°ň
      °¶Professor Stephan Irle (Department of Chemistry, Nagoya University)
      °¶Professor S. Mori° Department of Applied Chemistry, Iwate University°ň
      °¶Dr. H. Omori° RIKEN°ň
* Sponsoring° together with other three companies of Japan: ITAC Ltd°ĘBravus Japan°ĘToyohashi Plating Co.°ň
* Presentation on NCRI in ROUND TABLE, °∆Commercial perspectives and concerns regarding nanodiamond particles°«.
* General lecture, Abstract No. FF7.2, °∆Primary Particles of Detonation Nanodiamond – Dispersion and Purification°«
   ⃝E. Ōsawa, S. Sasaki, V. Korepanov, R. Yamanoi