2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium NM05—Colloidal Nanoparticles—From Synthesis to Applications

Colloidal Nanoparticles 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, magnetic and optical behaviors for applications in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. Successful integration of colloidal nanoparticles into engineered battery eletrodess, durable films, paints, and inks requires fundamental understanding to achieve surface functionality, reproducible long-range order, 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. the nanoparticles will focus on metallic (eg Au, Ag, etc) and semiconductor (CdSe, PbS, etc) nanoaprticles. Specifically, this symposium will cover (1) fundamental synthetic and functionalization strategies to manipulate size, shape, core/shell structure, surface chemistry to achieve enhanced function and property. (2) In-situ characterizations of nanoparticle growth, assembly, and interaction, and (3) integration for nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, and bioimaging and biosensing applications. (4) Theory modeling and computational understanding of nanoparticle interface, interaction, etc.

Topics will include:

  • Nanoparticle surface chemistry/functionalization to manipulate particle interactions, packing symmetry, external framework, and property
  • New synthetic processes and integration methods of nanoparticles and nanowires
  • Large area of nanoparticle assembly and patterning with long range order
  • Crystal growth and characterizations
  • In-situ observation and characterizations of nanoparticle nucleation and growth
  • In-situ characterizations of nanoparticle (only) self-/directed-assembly (GISAXS, TEM, SEM, etc)
  • Advanced spectroscopy and transport studies on electronic and magnetic structure, carrier dynamics, charge/energy transfers, and photonic behavior of nanoparticles/nanowires and their assemblies
  • Simulation and computation of nanoparticle interactions.

Invited Speakers:

  • Julia Chan (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
  • Qian Chen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Han Htoon (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yu Huang (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Dale Huber (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Ying-Bing Jiang (Angstrom Thin Film Technologies, USA)
  • Rongchao Jin (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Zhiqun Lin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Laura Liu (Max Planck Institute, Germany)
  • Leberato Manna (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
  • Svetlana Neretina (University of Notre Dame, USA)
  • Heike Riel (IBM, USA)
  • Lia Stanciu (Purdue University, USA)
  • Francisco Stellaci (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Molly Stevens (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Shouheng Sun (Brown University, USA)
  • Yugang Sun (Temple University, USA)
  • Andy Sun (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  • Zaicheng Sun (Beijing University of Technology, China)
  • Zhiyong Tang (National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China)
  • Zhongwu Wang (Cornell University, USA)
  • Younan Xia (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Hao Yan (Arizona State Universtiy, USA)
  • Jiatao Zhang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
  • Haimei Zheng (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Hongyou Fan
Sandia National Laboratories
505-272-7128, hfan@sandia.gov

Feng Bai
Henan University
86-371-2388-5808, baifengsun@126.com

Mei Cai
General Motors
586-596-4392, mei.cai@gm.com

Keywords for Abstract Submission

nanocrystal integration, nanocrystal self-assembly, nanocrystal synthesis, nanocrystals, nanoparticle self-assembly, nanoparticles, nucleation and growth