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Beijing continues to shine in nanoenergy research

China continues to lead in the field of nanoscience, with Beijing to host the 4th International Conference on Nanoenergy and Nanosystems in 2019 (NENS2019).

The event, which will take place June 15-17, 2019 at the Beijing International Convention Center, is expected to attract more than 700 international scientists in the field.

Nanoscience – the study of structures and materials on a tiny scale (nanometers) – is one of the driving forces behind development of new technologies in areas including energy and health. China has invested significantly in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Beijing is home to two Centers of Excellence, which build upon close relations to Chinese research groups from the Chinese Academy of Science: The National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology and Institute of Chemistry.

A large-scale transition to renewable energy sources is dependent on the development of novel materials with new and improved properties and the ability to characterize, design and control materials.

Starting in 2014, NENS has been organized once every two years by the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences (BINN, CAS), which specialises in piezoelectronics (where the electric charge results from pressure and latent heat), photonics (generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy) and nanopiezoelectric generators.

The 2019 conference will cover:

  • Nanogenerators and energy harvesting
  • Self-powered sensors and systems
  • Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics
  • Energy storage and self-charging power systems
  • Solar cells and hybridized energy cells
  • Photocatalysis and water splitting
  • Nano energy applications in MEMS, E-skin and AI

Zhong Lin Wang, PhD, Director, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, says: “The conference has attracted the high profile scholars worldwide for delivering plenary and invited talks. In 2019, this conference will provide a platform to scientists for exchanging scientific information, building relationships, and possibly establishing collaborations.”

(via NENS, SDC University)