Workshop 4: Nanoscience B
Self-assembly--From Molecules to Materials

Co-organizer: Lin Chen and Paul Fenter
Bldg. 402, APS Conference Center Lecture Hall


The concept of self-assembly, in essence a bottoms up approach to nanoscience, has impacted a number of diverse fields ranging from biology to materials science. In this workshop, fundamental aspects of self-assembly are discussed ranging from molecular, monolayer and materials systems. This workshop highlights the use of various X-ray-based approaches for understanding the process of self-assembly and properties of various self-assembled systems.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003


1:00 p.m. Self-assembling monolayers of thiols on gold are stable, easy to prepare and VERY useful. With respect to their characterization, however, they come straight from hell.
Giacinto Scoles, Princeton University
1:40 p.m. X-ray Scattering Studies of Lipid-Protein Interactions at Interfaces
Ka Yee Lee, The University of Chicago
2:10 p.m. X-ray Standing Wave Profiling of Biomolecular Adsorption and SAMs
Michael Bedzyk, Northwestern University
2:40 p.m. Refreshments
3:00 p.m. Epitaxial Growth of Hard Materials at Soft Surfaces
Pulak Dutta, Northwestern University
3:30 p.m. Photoluminescent Diblock Copolymers - Nanostructure Characterization and Patterning
H. Hau Wang, Environmental Assessment Division, Argonne National Laboratory
4:00 p.m. Artificial Peptides Designed de novo for Vectorial Orientation at Soft Interfaces: X-ray Reflectivity Studies
Joe Strzalka, University of Pennsylvania
4:30 p.m. Adjourn