Accession Number:

ADA482988

Title:

Symposium DD: Low-Dimensional Materials-Synthesis, Assembly, Property Scaling and Modeling. Held in San Francisco, CA on April 9-13, 2007

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 23 Feb-31 Dec 2007

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY WARRENDALE PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

Low-dimensional materials such as nanocrystals, nanowires, and nanotubes are at the forefront of materials research. Novel physical and chemical phenomena observed in these systems allow us to envision a variety of next-generation technologies such as high-performance transistors for nano- and microelectronics, low-cost, high-efficiency photovoltaics, high-density magnetic storage media, nano-electromechanical systems and miniaturized biosensors. Fundamental challenges include synthesis of chemically and structurally well-defined nanoscale materials, developing methods of assembly, and establishing an understanding of how properties of isolated nano-objects change and scale as they are incorporated into functional architectures at multiple-length scales. Robust and verified theoretical methods and computational tools ranging from solid-state theory, surface science and computational quantum chemistry to theories that address multiple-length- and time-scale integration need to be developed in parallel with synthetic and experimental efforts. This symposium will focus on advanced syntheses of nanoscale materials e.g. heterostructures of nanoparticles and nanowires directed and self assembly of functional architectures e.g. bio-inspired assemblies and combined top-downbottom-up patterning properties of isolated nanoscale objects how these properties change and scale in relation to areas such as nanoelectronics, magnetism, photonics, photovoltaics, and bio-imaging and computational applications and theoretical developments related to the design, synthesis, properties and understanding of low-dimensional nanomaterial structures, assemblies and phenomena.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Refractory Fibers
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE