Symposium RR: Lanthanide Nanomaterials for Imaging, Sensing, and Optoelectronics

Lanthanide Nanomaterials for Imaging, Sensing, and Optoelectronics

This symposium will focus on various aspects of lanthanide nanomaterials, including synthesis, characterization, photo- and electroproperties in solution and in solid state, as well as their applications in bioimaging, sensing, and optoelectronics. Imaging and sensing have emerged as powerful tools for gaining greater understanding of the structural and functional properties in living systems. Information provided by such tests is crucial to the visualization of biological events, development of new medical diagnostic tools, and assessment of effectiveness of medical treatments. Recent studies on lanthanide nanomaterials show significant changes of physical and chemical properties including enhanced emission efficiency and excellent up-conversion capability that are unable to achieve in small molecular complexes. Lanthanide nanomaterials thus exhibit tremendous potential in bioimaging, sensing, and optoelectronics. This symposium will invite leaders in the field to highlight the important progress in recent years. Though the focus will be placed on lanthanide nanomaterials, novel lanthanide complexes with new phenomena are also welcome. It is anticipated that many experts in this field will participate in this symposium so that they can also meet field leaders and network with peers.

Session topics will include

  • Inorganic/organic hybrid lanthanide nanomaterials
  • Lanthanide-based metal-organic frameworks
  • Lanthanide-based up-conversion nanomaterials
  • Photochemistry and physics of novel lanthanide materials

A tutorial focusing on fundamentals of lanthanide nanomaterials is tentatively planned. Further information will be included in the MRS Program that will be available online in January.

Invited Speakers Include:

Koen Binnemans (Katholieke Univ. Leuven, Belgium), Anade Bettencourt-Dias (Univ. of Nevada), Thorfinnur Gunnlaugsson (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Richard A. Jones (Univ. of Texas at Austin), Fuyou Li (Fudan Univ., China), Guokui Liu (Argonne National Lab), Stéphen Petoud (Univ. of Pittsburgh), Zoe Pikramenou (Univ. of Birmingham, United Kingdom), Kenneth N. Raymond (Univ. of California, Berkeley),Frank C. J. M  van Veggel  (Univ. of Victoria, Canada).

Symposium Organizers

Hongshan He
South Dakota State University
Center for Advanced Photovoltaics
DEH 161, Box 2222, Brookings, SD 57007
Tel 605-688-6962, Fax 605-688-4401

Zhong-Ning Chen
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter
State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry
Fuzhou, Fujian 350002, China
Tel 86-591-8379-2347, Fax 86-591-8379-2346

Neil Robertson
The University of Edinburgh
School of Chemistry
King’s Bldgs., W. Mains Rd.
Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, United Kingdom
Tel 44-131-650-4755, Fax 44-131-650-4743 

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