Symposium NM02—Colloidal Nanoparticles—From Synthesis to Applications
Nanoparticle materials with controlled size, shape, and composition are now a ubiquitous building block for fabrication of hierarchical materials and understanding structure-property relation at different length scales. Ordered assemblies of functional nanoparticles exhibit collective electronic and optical behaviors for applications in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. Successful integration of nanoparticles into engineered battery electrodes, durable films/coatings, 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 the nanoparticle and their assemblies. To address these issues, this symposium will cover the general topics of nanoparticle synthesis, sintering, 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.