Mesoscale Materials and Chemistry—Town Hall Meeting
- April 9 - 13, 2012
- Moscone West Convention Center | Marriott Marquis - San Francisco, California-
Lara A. Estroff, Jun Liu, Kornelius Nielsch, Kazumi Wada
Monday, April 9
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Moscone West, Level 3, Room 3004
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science has charged the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) with assessing the opportunities and directions for Mesoscale Materials and Chemistry, where the quantum and the classical regimes meet. The resulting report will outline the most promising research opportunities in mesoscale science, spanning synthesis, characterization and simulation of mesoscale materials, phenomena, and functionality. Mesoscale science embraces energy, time, and length scales where bulk behavior emerges from atomic- or nanoconstituents through interaction of electronic, photonic, chemical, and structural degrees of freedom.
Input is requested on research opportunities in two areas: (1) New mesoscale phenomena and functionality, and (2) Facilities, instruments, and tools needed to synthesize, characterize, and describe mesoscale materials, phenomena, and functionality. Your input will help shape the content for the BESAC report on Mesoscale Materials and Chemistry to be published in fall 2012.
You may contribute to the Mesoscale Science report through oral comments at the Town Hall Meeting, or through written input at the MesoScience website: http://www.meso2012.com. The preferred format for your input is the Priority Research Direction Quad Chart, which can be found and uploaded at the MesoScience website. If you upload a Priority Research Direction Quad Chart prior to the Town Hall Meeting, it can be projected there to illustrate your oral comments.
Gordon Brown and Cynthia Friend
Stanford University/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Paul Alivisatos and Don DePaolo
University of California, Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (on behalf of the BESAC Meso Subcommittee)
- 2:00 pm: What is MesoScience?
- George Crabtree, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Illinois, Chicago
- John Sarrao, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- 2:15 pm: Community Input: Priority Research Direction Quad Charts
- 3:15 pm: General Community Discussion
We look forward to your thoughtful and creative ideas. Additional information, including the members of the BESAC Meso Subcommittee, can be found at the MesoScience website: www.meso2012.com.
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