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The Biennial International conference "Advanced Carbon Nanostructures 2021" (ACNS’2021) continues the series of the joined conferences that started in 2011 when the 10th Biennial International Workshops "Fullerenes and Atomic Clusters" and the 4th International Symposiums "Detonation Nanodiamonds: Technology, Properties and Applications" were unified into single event "Advanced Carbon Nanostructures 2011 (ACN'2011)".

The scope of the conference includes new carbon nanostructures, members of nanocarbon family - fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbide derived carbon, onions, nanographite and nanodiamonds.

There are general approaches to technology and the methods of characterizations of the carbon nanostructures.

The most important feature is that knowledge of physical and chemical properties of one particular nanostructure of the nanocarbon family helps in research of other carbon nanostructures. What is more, a certain competition in applications of different nanocarbons gives a chance to choose the best structure for specific application.

Indeed, unique possibility of carbon atoms to form sp, sp2 and sp3 bonds provides the basis of the diversity on carbon nanostructures and attracts attention of nanocarbon community to the conference.

ACNS'2021 is the international forum for the exchange of information on the latest progress in carbon nanostructures.

General topics include synthesis and technology, physical properties, chemistry of carbon nanostructures as well as their main applications for industry, biology and medicine.

Progress in modern nanotechnologies requires development of new, and refinement of already available methods of diagnostics. This is why we also arrange the conference school for young scientists "Advanced carbon nanostructures and methods of their diagnostics" will be held in the course of the ACNS'2021 on June 30, 2021.

Based on experience of the previous conference, the estimated number of the participants of the ACN'2021 will exceed 250, and will include both of those from Russia as well as Europe, Japan, USA, and other countries.

The conference has its own traditions. The science on nanocarbons is radically interdisciplinary in nature. Physics, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, and medicine represent an incomplete list of fields dealing with the research of fullerenes, nanotubes, nanodiamonds and graphene. The discussion of nanocarbon applications is one of the traditions of the conference.

The Sponsors and the Organizing Committee have been trying to help and promote young participants. The Program committee has arranged a special award for young scientists for the best presentation.

We do not want to break the tradition of holding the conference every two years, for as long as almost thirty years period. That's why, during the pandemic, we decided to hold ACNS'2021 online. We are looking forward to meeting all of you online in the July 2021.