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Symposium NM02—NanometalSynthesis, Properties and Applications

Armed with modern characterization tools and theoretical methods, researchers have been advancing the synthesis and applications of metal nanosystems in the last two decades. Size, shape, and interface all greatly impact the properties of metal nanosystems. Their interaction with external stimuli especially light can further bring out the potential of the electrons inside. These materials have been used in catalysis, electronics, protein labeling, cancer diagnosis and therapeutics, energy conversion, and energy storage, to name a few. Despite the last two decades’ intense research on nanometal, there are still many unanswered questions. For example, can one design a nanometal system for a specific property or function and predict its synthesizability? Can one control the atomically precise synthesis of a nanometal system? What controls the stability or phase diagram of a multicomponent nanometal system? This symposium is dedicated to addressing these open questions in our exploration and exploitation of metal nanosystems. It aims at communicating the latest advances in nanometal among chemists, physicists, materials scientists, engineers, and biomedical researchers who work on different aspects of those materials. It will highlight challenges ahead and fertilize new ideas for understanding and controlling nanometal to benefit humanity.

Topics will include:

  • Atomically precise metal nanoclusters
  • Multicomponent metal nanosystems
  • Morphology control in nanometal synthesis
  • Nanometal superlattice and self-assembly
  • Optical and magnetic properties, spectroscopy and photodynamics
  • Nanometal in catalysis
  • Biomedical applications of nanometal
  • Theory and modeling of metal nanosystems

Invited Speakers:

  • Maia Azubel (Stanford University, USA)
  • Emily Carter (Princeton University, USA)
  • Sheng Dai (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yu Han (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Rongchao Jin (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Kenneth Knappenberger (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Dongil Lee (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Flavio Maran (University of Padova, Italy)
  • Chad Mirkin (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Catherine Murphy (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Yuichi Negishi (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
  • Emilie Ringe (Rice University, USA)
  • Vincent Rotello (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA)
  • Sara Skrabalak (Indiana University, USA)
  • Tatsuya Tsukuda (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Quan-Ming Wang (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Katherine Willets (Temple University, USA)
  • Yadong Yin (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Hua Zhang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Jie Zheng (The University of Texas at Dallas)

Symposium Organizers

De-en Jiang
University of California, Riverside

Grant Johnson
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Mika Pettersson
University of Jyväskylä

Jianping Xie
National University of Singapore

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Biomedical applications, Catalysis, Metal nanoclusters, Metal nanoshapes, Plasmonics, Superlattices, Surface chemistry

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