2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Accepting New Late Breaking Abstracts
December 1, 2017—January 11, 2018 (11:59 pm ET)

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Symposium NM01—Nanomaterials and Devices by Cluster Beam Deposition

Clusters, aggregates of atoms with sizes typically ranging from sub-nanometer to few tens of nanometers, exhibit size, shape, structure and composition dependent properties different from their bulk counterparts. They are starting to be used as building blocks for various advanced nano and biotechnology applications such as electronic devices, biosensors, environmental sensors, catalysis, smart nanocomposites, etc. One of the issues of fundamental importance for making cluster-based technologies able to reach their maturity and a large variety of markets is the large-scale synthesis of clusters with prescribed characteristics and with sufficient uniformity to be compatible with the standard of traditional microfabrication technologies.

The objective of this symposium is to highlight the latest advancement in clusters science and technology. Specific emphasis will be given to gas phase synthesis methods (cluster beam deposition), size-dependent physical and chemical properties, catalytic activity, characterization techniques and potential applications of clusters. Interdisciplinary topics related to physics, materials science, biomedicine and engineering will be connected by invited abstracts in order to accelerate the integration of these nanoclusters toward applications.

Topics will include:

  • Design, Synthesis and manipulation of clusters.
  • High resolution microscopic and spectroscopic techniques for the characterization of clusters: including scanning probe microscopy (STM and AFM), Electron Microscopy (HRTEM, HRSTEM, HREELS, environmental TEM), X-ray Photoemission spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS), etc. Computational & Statistical quantitative microscopy techniques towards nanometrology strategies on nanoclusters.
  • Physical, Chemical & Biological Properties and Phenomena: Electronic and Structural characteristics, Electrical, Optical, Thermal and Magnetic properties.Aggregation, Segregations, Coalescence, Diffusion and Thermodynamic phenomena, Crystallization & Amorphization procedures.
  • Cluster assembled materials and nanostructures.
  • Applications in electronic devices,sensors,biomedical systems,optics,catalysis and smart coatings.
  • Computational modeling of cluster formation, growth kinetics, assembling and functionality. From ab initio quantum mechanical approaches, Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations either by the use of Density Functional Theory (DFT) based methods or interatomic potentials, up to Finite Element analysis.
  • Scale-up of production and integration with micro-fabrication methods.

Invited Speakers:

  • Scott Anderson (University of Utah, USA)
  • Kit Bowen (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • Simon Brown (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
  • Ib Chorkendorff (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Bruce Clemens (Stanford University, USA)
  • Veronique Dupuis (CNRS, France)
  • Franz Faupel (University of Kiel, Germany)
  • Riccardo Ferrando (University of Genoa, Italy)
  • Hazar Guesmi (Institute Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, France)
  • George Hadjipanayis (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Yves Huttel (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Spain)
  • Hannes Jonsson (University of Iceland, Iceland)
  • Maya Kiskinova (Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy)
  • Julia Laskin (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Ch.E Lekka (University of Ionnina, Greece)
  • Peter Lievens (KU Leuven University, Belgium)
  • Maria Messing (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Kai Nordlund (Helsinki University, Finland)
  • Richard E. Palmer (Swansea University, United Kingdom)
  • Sortiris E. Pratsinis (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Jeffrey Shield (University of Nebraska, USA)
  • Michael White (Stony Brook University, USA)
  • Huolin Xin (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Hisato Yasumatsu (Toyota Technological Institute, Japan)
  • Michael Zachariah (University of Maryland, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Mukhles I. Sowwan
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
Nanoparticles by Design
81989668622, mukhles@oist.jp

Joseph Kioseoglou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Department of Physics
30-2310-998312, sifisl@auth.gr

Paolo Milani
University of Milano
Physics, Interdisciplinary Center for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces
39-02-5031-7350, paolo.milani@mi.infn.it

Stefan Vajda
Argonne National Laboratory
Materials Science Division
630-252-8123, vajda@anl.gov

Keywords for Abstract Submission

catalytic nanoparticles, cluster assembled nanostructured materials, gas phase synthesis, inert gas condensation, magnetic and plasmonic nanoparticles, nanoclusters, size selected nanoparticles