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Symposium NT6—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 bioprobes, 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 assemblies, property, and applications of colloidal nanomaterial. 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) 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:

  • Biofunctionalization and bioapplications
  • Solution carbon colloidal particles
  • New synthesis, functionalization, doping strategies
  • Interface and surface chemistry to manipulate particle interactions, packing symmetry, and property
  • Large area of nanoparticle assembly and patterning with or without external forces such as stress, magnetic field, light, etc.
  • In-situ observation and characterizations of nanoparticle nucleation and growth
  • In-situ characterizations of nanoparticle self-/directed-assembly (GISAXS, TEM, SEM, etc)
  • Integration of nanoparticles and nanowires in nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, etc.
  • Simulation and computation of nanoparticle interface and interactions to predict structure and property

Invited Speakers:

  • Carlee Ashley (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Feng Bai (Henan University, China)
  • Artur Braun (EMPA, Switzerland)
  • Jillian Buriak (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Ken Haenen (Hasselt University, Belgium)
  • Nicholas Kotov (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Zhiqun Lin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Liberto Manna (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
  • Svetlana Neretina (Temple University, USA)
  • David Norris (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Dong Qin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Lia Stanciu (Purdue University, USA)
  • Yugang Sun (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Zaicehng Sun (Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Dmitri Talapin (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Christina Ting (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Daniel Vanmaekelbergh (University of Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Huimeng Wu (Carl Zeiss, USA)
  • Peidong Yang (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Haimei Zhang (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Ying-Bing Jiang
Angstrom Thin Film Technology LLC
University of New Mexico

Hongyou Fan
Sandia National Laboratories
Advanced Materials Lab
505-272-7128, hyfan@unm.edu

Han Htoon
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
505-665-5444, htoon@lanl.gov

Songtao Wu
Toyota Research Institute of North America
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.