[Jan.]The second Nanodiamond Symposium-2014 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco

NEWS

°ý2014 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco
The second Nanodiamond Symposium (No. PP) will be held within 2014 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA, April 21-25, 2014, and at the moment is being organized by Eiji Osawa, Olga Shenderova (ITC, NC, USA), Joerg Wrachtrup (Uni. Stuttgart, Germany) and Vadym Mochalin (Drexel Uni., Philadelphia, USA). Technical program will be announced within January 2014. Professor Hisanori Shinohara, Nagoya Univ. was chosen as the flagpole plenary leacturer. The whole meeting is the largest of MRS Spring Meetings with 60 parallel symposia covering all the important topics of recent material science and technology and 6,000 people are expected to attend.

°ýOne of the most promising companies
NCRI was selected as one of the promising small companies in our locality. See °»The Most Outstanding 38 Small Companies in Nagano Prefecture,°… published by Asama Research Extension Center, December 2013, p. 30.


°ýNano Tech 2014
NCRI Joins Nano Tech 2014, Tokyo Big Site, January 29-31, 2014. Thanks to the courtesy of JST, we are given a small booth (No.°Ż8) within JST Domain (Area No. 6V-16) and exhibits the following items with posters and a short presentation on March 30:
Skin Moisturing Gel Containing Nanodiamond Particles
(1) Aqueous solution of nanodiamond colloid
(2) Fourty 15 ml spray bottles of the colloid as hand-outs to the visitors.
Non-oil Engine-Lubricating Liquid for Small Motors
(1) Colloidal solution of nanodiamond in propylene glycol.
(2) Fourty 15 ml spray bottles of the colloid as hand-outs to the visitors.
Skii- and Snowboard Wax Containing Nanodiamond
(1) Original ski-wax composites containing nanodiamond for both °∆Gelende°« and competing skiers and snowboarders.
(2) Fourty 15g pieces of original wax containing nanodiamond for Gelende skiers as hand-outs to the booth visitors.

These products are the results of our R&D project, °»Nanospacer Lubrication, a New Concept in Lubrication,°… sponsored by A-STEP, JST, 2012-2013.



Conferences
°ýThe 46th Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene General Symposium, Univ. Tokyo, Hongo, March 3-5, 2014.
°»Dispersion of detonation nanodiamond: A progress report,°… Shuichi Sasaki, Ryoko Yamanoi & Eiji Ōsawa (oral).

°»Hydration of nanodiamond surface revisited: intercalation hypothesis,°… Ryoko Yamanoi, Shuichi Sasaki & Eiji Ōsawa (poster).

°ý2014 MRS Spring Meeting, April 21-25, 2014, Muscone West, San Francisco, CA
°»Nanospacer Lubrication: Re-designing a Friction Tester Working under Ultralow Load,°… Shuichi Sasaki and Eiji Ōsawa° Poster°ň.
°»On the Possibility of Intercalation under the Graphitic Surface of Primary Particles of Detonation Nanodiamond (PPDND),°… Amanda Barnard, Dean Ho, Eiji Ōsawa, Shuichi Sasaki and Ryoko Yamanoi (Oral).

Publications
Accepted
°»Three-dimensional model for phonon confinement in small particles: quantitative bandshape analysis of size-dependent Raman spectra of nanodiamonds,°… Korepanov, V. I.; Witek, H.; Okajima, H.; Ōsawa, E.; Hamaguchi, H. J. Chem. Phys.

Appeared On-Line
(1) °»The impact of structural polydispersity of the surface electrostatic potential of nanodiamond,°… Barnard, A. S.; Ōsawa, E. Nanoscale 2014, 6(2), 1188-1194.
(2) °»Wigner energy of nanodiamond bombarded with neutrons or irradiated with ¶√ radiation,°… Cataldo, F.; Angelini, G.; Révay, Z.; Ōsawa, E.; Braun, T. Carbon DOI:10.1080/1536383X.2013.858131, posted online: 08 Jan 2014.

Invited to contribute
°»Plastics with intensities of metals,°… Ōsawa, E. Plastic Age, to appear in April, 2014, issue of Plastic Age, in Japanese.