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Workshop 10 - Center for Nanoscale Materials, Advanced Photon Source, & Electron Microscopy Center

Thursday, May 10
Bldg. 401, Rm. A1100
8:30 - 12:20
1:40 - 3:40

WK10 - Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Nanomaterials

Organizers:
Xiao-Min Lin, Center for Nanoscale Materials
Moonsub Shim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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(updated 5/9/07: Narayanan replaces Colvin; Helmich replaces Suslick as presenter)


Overview

Synthesis and self-assembly of molecular and nanoscale building blocks is the most promising route to create new macroscopic hybrid materials that contain unique functionalities. During the past decade, many molecular and nanoscale building blocks have been synthesized with different morphologies and compositions, including conjugated polymeric oligomers, inorganic nanocrystals, nanowires and nanotubes.  Solvent and polymer template mediated assembly has been extensively investigated. Despite the continued advancements in various aspects, numerous challenges remain to be addressed at different stages on their way towards applications. This includes how to create functional nanoscale building blocks in a more systematic and controllable fashion, and how to engineering the interaction between the building blocks which would lead to unique self-assembly pathways.  This symposium aims to stimulate interaction and build momentum among a diverse group of experts working on synthesis and directed assembly of molecular and nanoscale systems, with an ultimate goal to initiate new research directions in this field.

Agenda

8:20 - 8:30

Welcome Remarks
Xiao-Min Lin, Moonsub Shim

8:30 - 9:00

Formation of High-quality Colloidal Nanocrystals: The Role of Water in Non-Polar Solvents
Xiaogang Peng, University of Arkansas

9:00 - 9:30

Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Materials Mediated by Electrostatic and Photoinduced Interactions
Bartosz Grzybowski, Northwestern University

9:30 - 10:00

Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Richard Helmich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:00 - 10:30

Semiconductor-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Architectures for Next Generation Solar Cells
Prashant V. Kamat, University of Notre Dame

10:30 - 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:20

Computer Simulations of Colloidal and Nanoparticle Assembly
Amit Chakrabarti, Kansas State University

11:20 - 11:50

Organic Nanoelectronics: A Challenge in Assembly and Fabrication
Luping Yu, The University of Chicago

11:50 - 12:20

Self-Assembled Organic Nanostructures for Artificial Photosynthesis
Michael Wasielewski, Northwestern University

12:20 - 1:40

Lunch

1:40 - 2:10

Kinetics and Dynamics in Nanocomposite Thin Films
Suresh Narayanan, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory

2:10 - 2:40

Diameter Tunability in Directed Electrochemical Nanowire Assembly
Bret Flanders, Oklahoma State University

2:40 - 3:10

Synthesis, Functionalization, and Electrocatalytic Properties of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers and VACNF-Nanoparticle Hybrid Materials
Bob Hamers, University of Wisconsin

3:10 - 3:40

Optical Properties of Straight and Branched Solution-based Semiconductor Nanowires
Masaru (Ken) Kuno, University of Notre Dame

 

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