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May 4-8, 2008

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Workshop 6

Nanoscale heterostructures

Wed. May 7, afternoon
Thu. May 8, morning
Lecture Hall

Organizers: Elena Shevchenko (CNM), Yugang Sun (CNM), Dmitri Talapin (University of Chicago)

To agenda > Updated 4/10/2008

Assembling several materials into one tiny piece of matter is an attractive way to design systems possessing diverse physical and chemical properties at the nanoscale. Multicomponent materials at the nanoscale can be generated by either self-assembly of different types of materials or incorporation of several constituents into one single building block. These various approaches allow one to obtain, for example, periodic multicomponent nanoparticle superlattices that are isostructural to ionic or atomic compounds, inorganic-organic heterostructures, and multicomponent nanoparticles in dumbbell and core-shell arrangements. Further, biological species such as viruses and DNA oligonucleootides can direct the formation of hybrid organic-inorganic structures. The goals of our workshop are to discuss the perspectives of the different synthetic platforms towards rational design of novel materials and to initiate collaborative activities between researches with expertise in synthesis and characterization of the biochemical and physical properties of such unique materials.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

1:30 - 1:45 Welcome
1:45 - 2:30 Multiscale Fabrication of Plasmonic Structures
Teri Odom, Northwestern University
2:30 - 3:15 Sequential Tunneling and Inelastic Cotunneling in Nanoparticle Arrays
Heinrich Jaeger, The James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago
3:15 - 4:00 Synthesis and Optical Properties of Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Wires
William Buhro, Washington University
4:00 - 4:45

Synthesis and Fascinating Properties of Core-Shell Nanostructures
Vilas Pol, Argonne National Laboratory

Thursday, May 8, 2008

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 10:00

Multi-component Nanocrystal Superlattices: Building with Artificial Atoms
Christopher B. Murray, University of Pennsylvania

10:00 - 10:45

Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Materials
Bartosz  Grzybowski, Northwestern University

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:45 Carbon Nanotubes for RF Analog and Digital Electronics
John Rogers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
11:45 - 12:30 Manipulating the Flow of Charge and Energy in Molecular Materials and Devices
Cherie Kagan, University of Pennsylvania



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