2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium QN08-Colloidal Nanoparticles—From Synthesis to Applications

Colloidal Nanoparticles (e.g., CdSe, Au) with controlled size, shape, and composition are now a ubiquitous building block within the nanoscience and nanoengineering communities. Ordered assemblies of colloidal nanoparticles, or so-called artificial photonic crystals or ‘metamaterials’, exhibit collective electronic and optical behaviors for applications in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. Successful integration of colloidal nanoparticles into engineered battery electrodes, durable films/coatings, bioplatforms, and inks requires fundamental understanding to achieve surface functionality, reproducible assembly, and mechanical robustness and patternability. Fundamental issues related to size, shape, core/shell structure, surface chemistry, etc critically determine the property and applications of colloidal nanoparticle and their assemblies. To address these issues, this symposium will cover the general topics of colloidal nanoparticle synthesis, functionalization, characterizations, and applications. Specifically, this symposium will focus on (1) fundamental synthetic and functionalization strategies to manipulate size, shape, core/shell structure, surface chemistry to achieve enhanced function and property; (2) structural and property characterizations of nanoparticle growth, assembly, and interaction; and (3) nanoelectronic and nanophotonic applications, as well as bioapplications.

Topics will include:

  • Large area integration of nanoparticle assembly, patterning, and coatings
  • Nanoparticle inks for additive manufacturing and platform fabrication
  • Printing of nanoparticle nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.
  • Advanced spectroscopy and transport studies on electronic structure, carrier dynamics, energy transfers and charge separation processes of nanoparticles and their assemblies
  • Synthesis and surface chemistry to controlled packing symmetry, external framework, and property
  • Structural and property characterizations of nanoparticle assemblies/coatings/platforms

Invited Speakers:

  • Andy Sun (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Uri Banin (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Zaicheng Sun (Beijing University of Technology, China)
  • Huolin Xin (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yadong Yin (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Hua Zhang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Qian Chen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Ying-Bing Jiang (Angstrom Thin Film Technologies, USA)
  • Zhiqun Lin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Svetlana Neretina (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Heike Riel (IBM, USA)
  • Molly Stevens (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Zhiyong Tang (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China)
  • Zhongwu Wang (Cornell University, USA)
  • Younan Xia (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Maksym Kovalenko (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Ou Chen (Brown University, USA)
  • David Ginger (University of Washington, USA)
  • Feng Bai (Henan University, China)
  • Jianbo Gao (Clemson University, USA)
  • Seung Han Han (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Jie He (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Tim Lian (Emory University, USA)
  • Jill Millstone (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Dong Qin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Francisco Stellacci (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Xingchen Ye (Indiana University, USA)
  • Guifu Zou (Soochow University, China)
  • Eugene Zubarev (Rice University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Han Htoon
Los Alamos National Laboratory
USA

Hongyou Fan
Sandia National Laboratories
USA

Mei Cai
General Motors
USA

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