Materials & Nanoscience

Nanocrystal Synthesis, Characterization, Assembly and Applications (#34)

Nanocrystals are crystalline nanoparticles and have unique properties that make them key materials of the future. Over the last two decades synthetic methodologies and protocols have been developed to control size, shape, and composition of nanocrystals. Fundamental in-situ and ex-situ studies have been used to monitor the nucleation and growth of nanocrystals and understand growth mechanisms that can lead to size and shape control. Unique properties of nanocrystals include size selective absorption and emission by quantum dots, superparamagnetism from magnetic nanocrystals and tunable catalytic selectivity and activity from metal nanocrystals. Nanocrystals, hybrid nonocrystal materials and ordered assemblies or films of nanocrystals have wide ranging applications in nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and biomedical imaging.
This symposium will bring together a mix of chemists and materials scientists and will focus on (1) Latest development in nanocrystal size, shape and composition control and surface modification, from fundamental synthesis methodologies to large-scale manufacturing strategies; (2) Nanocrystal assembly, superlattices, hybrid nanocrystal materials and metamaterials; (3) Applications ranging from catalysis, electronics, photonics, to biomedical applications; and (4) theoretical modeling and computational simulations of nanocrystal growth mechanisms, properties and interactions.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015