Symposium NM05—Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles and Nanostructures Produced by Plasmas—Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Nanomaterials, nanoparticles and nanostructures have great potential for use in numerous applications including nanophotonics, catalysis and the interaction of materials with biological systems, to cite a few. Multiple chemical and physical approaches have been employed to produce nanometer-sized objects and nano-features at the surface of materials, but many challenges must still be overcome in order to optimize specific functional properties. In particular, precise control over the feature/particle size, self-organization, chemical purity, crystalline quality, doping and phase are critical factors to be addressed in the future. The interaction of plasmas with surfaces can be employed to functionalize and engineer materials at the nanoscale. On the other hand, nanoparticles, nanowires and other nanostructures of a large variety of materials can be produced by plasma-based synthesis approaches. Our understanding of the influence of plasma processing on materials at the nanoscale and related functional properties has burgeoned recently and plasmas will surely play and key role in meeting the challenges listed above. The aim of this symposium is to review and stimulate new advances in the use of plasmas for nanomaterial, nanostructure and nanoparticle processing and synthesis as well as to highlight strategies to control their functional properties.

Topics will include:

  • Nanomaterials synthesized using plasmas at atmospheric pressure, plasmas in liquids and low pressure plasmas
  • Properties of nanostructured and nanocomposite films produced by physical and chemical vapor deposition methods
  • Properties of semiconducting, chromogenic and plasmonic nanomaterials produced by plasma methods
  • Surface functionalization with nano-plasmas
  • Nanopatterning/nanomachining with ions
  • Ion-beam assisted deposition of nanostructured thin films

Invited Speakers:

  • Thierry Belmonte (Institut Jean Lamour-Université de Lorraine, France)
  • Nils Brenning (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Flyura Djurabekova (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Judith Mac-Manus Driscoll (Cambridge University, England)
  • Stefan Facsko (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany)
  • Yves Huttel (ICMM-CSIC, Spain)
  • Uwe Kortshagen (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Kremena Makasheva (Laplace, Université de Toulouse, France)
  • Carsten Ronning (University of Jena, Germany)
  • Aline Rougier (Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux, France)
  • Patrick Shipman (Colorado State University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

David Horwat
Institut Jean Lamour-University of Lorraine
France

R Mark Bradley
Colorado State University
Departments of Physics and Mathematics
USA

Ulf Helmersson
Linköping Universitet
Plasma and Coatings Division, IFM
Sweden

François Reniers
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Chimie Analytique et Chimie des Interfaces (CHANI)
Belgium