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.