NSTI Nanotech 2009

Nanoscale Materials Characterization

Nanoscale Materials Characterization

Symposium Chairs

Greg Haugstad Greg Haugstad
Characterization Facility, University of Minnesota, MiNTeC node of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
Pierre Panine Pierre Panine
Senior Scientist
Xenocs SA, France

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Geoffrey Harding Highly-parallel x-ray diffraction imaging for security screening applications
Geoffrey Harding
Chief Scientist, GE Security
David Castner Surface Functionalization and Characterization of Nanoparticles
David G. Castner
Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
R. Bruce Weisman Analysis of Bulk SWCNT Samples using Near-IR Fluorimetry
R. Bruce Weisman
Department of Chemistry, R. E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, Rice University

Symposium Sessions

 

Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Nanoscale Characterization:
1:30 Nanoscale Characterization: Biomedical Applications
1:00 CNT: Composite Design, Characterization & Modeling: Lockheed Martin Symposium
4:00 Nanoscale Characterization: Prox probe session
 

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Nanoscale Characterization: Inverse space - Light / X-ray based
1:30 Nanoscale Materials Characterization: CNT
4:00 POSTERS
 Nanoscale Materials Characterization
 

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:30 Nanoscale Characterization: Spectroscopy
1:30 POSTERS
 Nanoscale Materials Characterization
3:00 Nanoscale Characterization: Vendor Showcase
 

Thursday May 7

10:30 Nanoscale Characterization: Vendor Showcase
 

Symposium Program

 

Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 Nanoscale Characterization:Room 361 AD
 Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota & Pierre Panine, Xenocs SA, FR
10:30 TiO2 Nanoparticles Mixed MEH-PPV Hybrid Absorbing Layer
D. Verma, V. Dutta, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, IN
10:50 Organic Solvent Dispersed TiO2 Nanocrystal Sol: Synthesis and Characterization
Y.Q. Rao, B. Antalek, J. Minter, T. Mourey, T. Blanton, G. Slater, L. Slater, J. Fornalik, Eastman Kodak Company, US
11:10 Real time RHEED characterization of Quantum dots
C. Rajapaksha, A. Freundlich, University of Houston, US
11:30 Influence of Al-Doping on the Optical Properties of ZnO films
S.Y. Ma, H.X. Chen, J.T. Glass, C.B. Parker, Northwest Normal University, CN
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1:30 Nanoscale Characterization: Biomedical ApplicationsRoom 361 AD
 Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
1:30 Surface Functionalization and Characterization of Nanoparticles
D.G. Castner, University of Washington, US (bio)
1:55 XPS depth profiling of protein content in nanoporous silica thin film proteomic chips
C. Chiappini, E. Tasciotti, A. Bouamrani, Y. Hu, X. Liu, M. Ferrari, The University of Texas at Austin, US
2:15 Environmental Digital Pulsed Force Mode AFM in Biomedical Coatings Research
G. Haugstad, K. Wormuth, University of Minnesota, US (bio)
2:35 Dendrigraft Polycaprolactone Unimolecular Micelles with High Paclitaxel-Loading Capacity
Z.L. Zhong, X.J. Ling, F.J. Chen, R.X. Zhuo, Wuhan University, CN
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1:00 CNT: Composite Design, Characterization & Modeling: Lockheed Martin SymposiumRoom 370 CF
 Session chair: Tushar Shah, Lockheed Martin, US
1:00 From a single carbon nanotube to an entangled network of bundles: Mesoscopic simulations of CNT films and nanocomposite materials
A.N. Volkov, W. Jacobs, L.V. Zhigilei, University of Virginia, US
1:15 Industrial Multi-scale Modeling of Polymer - CNT Nanocomposites
L. Adam, K. Delaere, J.-S. Gérard, R. Assaker, I. Doghri, e-Xstream engineering, BE
1:30 Effects of specimen size and geometry on dispersion quality and properties of single-walled carbon nanotube/epoxy composite films
B. Ashrafi, Y. Martinez-Rubi, V. Mirjalili, B. Simard, Y. Zhang, A. Johnston, National Research Council of Canada, CA
1:45 Multiscale Modeling of Nano-Reinforced Composite Interfaces
J.M. Wernik, S.A. Meguid, Univeristy of Toronto, CA
2:00 Large-scale quantum simulations of carbon nanotubes
A. Blom, K. Stokbro, QuantumWise A/S, DK
2:15 High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites
S. Arzberger, R. Baughman, Composite Technology Development, US
2:30 Improved fracture toughness of carbon fiber composite functionalized with multi walled carbon nanotubes
K.L. Kepple, G.P. Sanborn, P.A. Lacasse, K.M. Gruenberg, W.J. Ready*, Georgia Tech, US
2:45 Carbon nanofibers as interconnects in CMOS technology
J.R. Jameson, F. Madriz, T. Yamada, C.Y. Yang, Santa Clara University, US
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4:00 Nanoscale Characterization: Prox probe sessionRoom 361 AD
 Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
4:00 Measuring the elastic modulus and the residual stress of free-standing thin films using nanoindentation techniques
E.G. Herbert, W.C. Oliver, M.P. de Boer, A. Lumsdaine, G.M. Pharr, Agilent Technologies, Inc., US
4:20 Nanomechanical mapping of composite interphases with contact resonance AFM
D.C. Hurley, S.S. Nair, S. Wang, National Institute of Standards & Technology, US
4:40 Characterization of Silane Nanoadhesion by means of Dynamic Force Spectroscopy
A. Ptak, M. Makowski, M. Niemier, M. Cichomski, H. Gojzewski, R. Czajka, Poznan University of Technology, PL
5:00 Systematic Quantitative Characterization of Surface Nanostructures
A. Al-Mousa, D.L. Niemann, N.G. Gunther, M. Rahman, Santa Clara University / PDF Solutions, US
5:20 Scanning Probe Charge Reading of Ferroelectric Polarization with Nanoscale Resolution
B.M. Kim, D.E. Adams, Q. Tran, Q. Ma, V. Rao, Nanochip, Inc., US
 

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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10:30 Nanoscale Characterization: Inverse space - Light / X-ray basedRoom 361 AD
 Session chair: Pierre Panine, Xenocs SA, FR
10:30 Highly-parallel x-ray diffraction imaging for security screening applications
G. Harding, GE Security, DE (bio)
10:55 Order Development in Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites: from Aqueous Gels to Multilayered Films
E.A. Stefanescu, C. Stefanescu, W.H. Daly, I.I. Negulescu, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
11:15 Synthesis and Characterization of Metastable Nanocrystalline Cobalt
C. Osorio-Cantillo, O. Perales-Perez, University of Puerto Rico, US
11:55 Fabrication of QD structures showing diode characteristics for electroluminescence (EL) and other applications
F. AlAmoody, A. Rodriguez, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, W. Huang, J. Ayers, F. Jain, University of Connecticut, US
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1:30 Nanoscale Materials Characterization: CNTRoom 361 AD
 Session chair: Pierre Panine, Xenocs SA, FR
1:30 Analysis of Bulk SWCNT Samples using Near-IR Fluorimetry
R.B. Weisman, Rice University, US (bio)
1:55 Complex Permittivity Measurements of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes at Microwave Frequencies
C. Darne, L-M Xie, W. Wosik, J. Wosik, University of Houston, US
2:15 Electronic Properties of CNT Cables
D.S. Lashmore, B. White, M. White, M. Schauer, Nanocomp, US
2:35 Characterization of graphene segregated on Ni
Q. Yu, J. Lian, Y.P. Chen, H. Li, S.S. Pei, University of Houston, US
2:55 High Resolution Surface Imaging Using a Carbon Nanotube Array with Pointed Height Distribution
D. Roy Mahapatra, S.V. Anand, N. Sinha, R.V.N. Melnik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Nanoscale Materials CharacterizationExpo Hall
- Quantifying and enforcing the two-dimensional symmetry of scanning probe microscopy images of periodic objects
P. Moeck, B. Moon Jr., E. Sánchez, M. Abdel-Hafiez, M. Hietschold, Portland State University, US
- In-Situ Nanomechanical-Electrical Testing of One-Dimensional Materials
R.S. Yassar, Y.K. Yap, Michigan Technological University, US
- Structural fingerprinting of nano-crystals based on high resolution transmission electron microscopy imaging: challenges and perspectives
S. Rouvimov, B. Moon, P. Moeck, Portland State University, US
- Measurement of Structural and Mechanical Property of Live Mesangial Cell (MC) by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
G.J. Lee, E.J. Park, S.H. Lee, J.E. Lim, Y.H. Eo, J.H. Han, S. Choi, J.H. Park, Y.A. Shin, H.S. Jin, K.W. Hong, B.S. Oh, H.K. Park, Kyung Hee University, KR
- Direct visualization of nanoparticles loaded in a nanoporous silicon matrix
C. Chiappini, E. Tasciotti, X. Liu, D. Fine, M. Ferrari, The University of Texas at Austin, US
- Characterization of Self-Assembled Rosette Nanotubes using SEM, TEM, AFM and XRD
J.-Y. Cho, G. Borzsonyi, G. Tikhomirov, H. Fenniri, National Research Council CANADA, CA
- Photoluminescence Studies of Zn-ZnO Inorganic/ SDS Organic Nanocomposite Materials Synthesized by Laser Ablation at Different Temperature
S.C. Singh, R.K. Swarnkar, R. Gopal, Allahabad University, IN
- Evaluation of Uncertainty in Nanoparticle Size Measurement by Electro-gravitational Aerosol Balance
C.-M. Lin, T.-C. Yu, S.-P. Pan, H.-F. Wang, C.-J. Chen, Industrial Technology Research Institute, TW
- Electrical characterization of thin films at the nanoscale
R.A. Gerhardt, S. Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
- Characteristics of carbon nano-dots fabricated by the Thermo-electrical Pulse Induced Evaporation
H.Y. Park, H.W. Kim and S.K. Choi, KAIST, KR
- Morphological studies on multi-walled carbon nanotubes reinforced feldspar/polypropylene hybrid composites
M.N.M. Ansari, H. Ismail, S.H.S. Zein, Asian Institute of Medicine, Science and Technology, MY
- Crack Healing and Crack Closure Retardation Effect Through Release of Liquid Monomer in the Wake of Crack
B. Farahmand, S. Maiti, TASS - Americas, US
- Flame Aerosol Synthesis of Core-Shell and Janus Magnetic Particles
H. Yim, A. Khasanov, B. Guo, Texas A & M University, US
- Thermal Plasma Synthesis and Optical Properties of Zn2SnO4 Nanopowders
H-F Lin, S-C Liao, S-W Hung, C-T Hu, Industrial Technology Research Institute, TW
- OBTAINING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TiN POWDERS BY REACTIVE MILLING IN AIR
J.O. Lara, A.E.O. Lara, H.B. Ramírez, ESIQIE-IPN, MX
- Laser desorption Mass Spectrometry of Nanoparticulates is rejeuvenated by combining Post-ionization of neutrals with Ion Mobility-orthogonal time of flight Mass Spectrometry
E.K. Lewis, T.F. Egan, K. Waters, A.J. Yates, J.F. Moore, C. Kittrell, S.R. Ripley, K. Ho, V. Womack, V. Khabashesku, R.H. Hauge, A.S. Woods, J.A. Schultz, Ionwerks, Inc., US
- Growth, Electrical and Optical Properties of SnO2:F on ZnO, Si and Porous Si Structure
A. Ferreira da Silva, M.V. Castro Meira, C. Persson, N. Gutman, A. Sa’ar, P. Klason, M. Willander, C.D. Canestraro, T.V. Moreno, L.S. Roman, Universidade Federal da Bahia, BR
- The Effect of Microstructure on I-V Properties in Si/SiO2 Film
Z.-J. Ma, S.Y. Ma, Northwest Normal University, CN
- Dispersed stabilized Pt nanoparticles synthesized from an organometallic precursor
E. Ramírez-Meneses, A. Torres-Huerta, M.A. Domínguez-Crespo, V. Montiel Palma, G. Hernández-Tapia, CICATA - IPN UNIDAD ALTAMIRA, MX
- One-Pot Synthesis of Monodisperse Magnetite Nanocrystals and Their Catalysis Property
F. Li, V. Colvin, Rice University, US
- Real-Time Characterization of Polymer Film Degradation with Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring
M.C. Dixon, M.V. Gormally, M.S. Johal, Q-Sense Inc a Division of Biolin Inc, US
- Effect of Mn doping on the structural and optical properties of ZnO films
Y. Caglar, S. Ilican, M. Caglar, F. Yakuphanoglu, Anadolu University, TR
- Improving the structural characterization of supported on glass gold nanoparticles using Atomic Force Microscopy at vacuum
N. Muñoz Aguirre, J.E. Rivera López, L. Martínez Pérez, P. Tamayo Meza, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, MX
- Effects of substrate on structural and morphological properties of ZnO nanostructure thin films
M. Caglar, Y. Caglar, S. Ilican, F. Yakuphanoglu, S. Aksoy, Anadolu University, TR
- Effect of heat treatments on the morphological properties of ZnO thin films onto ITO substrate deposited by sol-gel spin coating method
S. Ilican, Y. Caglar, M. Caglar, F. Yakuphanoglu, Anadolu University, TR
- Fabrication and characterization of nano-structured ferromagnetic Ti1-xFexO2 thin films
R. Apetrei, C. Negrila, D. Macovei, V. Dascaleanu, C.M. Teodorescu, D. Luca, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, RO
- Bulk Modulus of Silicon Carbide Nanowires and Nanosize Grains
R.M. Rich, S. Stelmakh, J. Patyk, M. Wieligor, T.W. Zerda, Texas Christian University, US
 

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US
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10:30 Nanoscale Characterization: SpectroscopyRoom 361 AD
 Session chair: Pierre Panine, Xenocs SA, FR
10:30 Probing capping molecules on nanoparticles in suspension by DOSY NMR
F. Ribot, F. Guillemot, B. Dubertret, L. van Lokeren, R. Willem, UPMC Univ Paris 06, FR
10:50 Influence of doping and Oxide Layer on the Conductivity of Silicon Nanoparticles
S. Hartner, A. Gupta, H. Wiggers, University of Duisburg-Essen, DE
11:10 Synthesis and characterization of polypyrrole nanowires using alternating amphiphilic copolymer nanotubes as templates
A.S.W. Chan, M. Groves, C. Malardier-Jugroot, Royal Military College of Canada, CA
11:30 STEM-EELS chemical imaging of lipid-coated and quantum dot containing silica nanoparticles; a novel diagnostic multimodality agent
M.M. van Schooneveld, O. Stephan, A. Gloter, A. Meijerink, W.J.M. Mulder, F.M.F. de Groot, Inorganic Chemistry & Catalysis, Debye Institute, Utrecht University, NL
11:50 Tunable photoluminescence spectrum of brightly luminescent silicon quantum dots
A. Gupta, M.T. Swihart, H. Wiggers, University of Duisburg-Essen, DE
12:10 Non-invasive and Rapid Characterization of Interaction of Water with Carbon Nanotubes using Low-field TD-NMR
X. Tombokan, S. Ghosh, P. Hari, Bruker Corporation, US
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
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Nanoscale Materials CharacterizationExpo Hall
- Preparation of Y3Al5O12:Eu3+ waveguide films by sol-gel method
A. García Murillo, F. de J. Carrillo Romo, C. Torres Orozco, M. García Hernández, E. Ramírez Meneses, CICATA - IPN UNIDAD ALTAMIRA, MX
- Characterization of Atomic Layer deposited (ALD) Al2O3 and ZnO films for Nano and Micro Applications
R. Kotha, A.A. Ayon, MEMS Research Lab, University of Texas San Antonio, US
- Characterization of ZnO Nanorod Arrays using Solution Chemical Method
T.H. Fang, C.H. Liu, W.Y. Jywe, J.C. Shen, W. Water, National Formosa University, TW
- Characterization of nanosemniconductors by Cesium and Amerisium compton spectroscopy
B.L. Ahuja, A. Sharma, R. Sharma, College of Technology and Engg., MP University of Agri.and Tech, IN
- Variable temperature measurements in cryogenic probe stations; forces on the probes
J. Lindemuth, Lake Shore Cryotronics, US
- In-situ microtribology in the nano and micro scale
W.P. Weinhold, T. Schüßler, Innowep GmbH, DE
- Optical and Electrical Characterization of Single GaSb Nanowire Field Effect Transistor
W. Xu, A. Chin, L. Ye, C-Z Ning, H. Yu, Arizona State University, US
- DFT Study of ferroelectric properties of the copolymers: poly (vinylidene -trifluoroethylene) and poly(vinylidene fluoride- cholotrifluoroethylene)
E. Ortiz, A. Cuán, C. Badillo, C.M. Cortés-Romero, Q. Wang, L. Noreña, Univeridad Autonoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, MX
- Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy characterization of nano-structured materials
U. Sharma, D. Susnitzky, Evans Analytical Group, US
- Effects of centrifugation on the carboxyl modified single-walled carbon nanotubes suspension
J-A Lee, B.C. Lee, S-M Lee, K-K Paek, B-K Ju, Y-H Lee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology(KIST), KR
- The Role of Carbon Nanotubes in Enhancing the Effects of Chemotherapeutic Agents in Cancer Treatment
M. Mahmood, University of Arkansas, US
- Preparation of chitosan-gold nanoparticle for cancer treatment
I.K. Kang, S.C. Lee, Kyungwon University, KR
- Controlled degradation of nanoporous silicon particles by selectively tuning pore size & porosity
J.O. Martinez, E. Tasciotti, C. Chiappini, X. Liu, M. Ferrari, The University of Texas Health Science Center, US
- Overcoming Challenges in Nano Surface Manipulation Techniques by Programming Surfaces for Selective Adsorption
T. Moran, j. Frommer, Acclerys, US
- Fracture of a 08KP Steel in Nano-Fragmented State
V.A. Yermishkin, M.P. Tamayo, N. Muñoz Aguirre, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, MX
- Template Synthesized Quasi-One Dimensional (Q1D) ZnO Nanowires and Their Characterization
V. Kumar, S. Kumar, S.K. Chakarvarti, NIT, IN
- PbSe semiconductor nanocrystals: size-dependent stability, composition, and molar extinction coefficient
Q. Dai, Y. Wang, R. Li, Y. Zhang, X. Li, D.J. Pellegrino, B. Zou, J. Seo, Y. Wang, W.W. Yu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
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3:00 Nanoscale Characterization: Vendor ShowcaseRoom 361 AD
 Session chair: Pierre Panine, Xenocs SA, FR
3:00 (CANCELED) Latest Developments in Mixed-Signal Interconnect Solutions for Nano Electrical Characterization Equipment and Device Probers
J. Tucker, Keithley Instruments, Inc., US
3:20 A specialized cutting-edge firm for imaging, particle size, and shape/surface characterization
B. Neil, Micro-Graph, US
3:40 Structural Characterization and Regulation of Organodithiol Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold: An AFM Study
J.J. Yu, Agilent Technologies, Inc., US
4:00 Latest Developments in X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and their application to Nanomaterials
D. Surman, C. Blomfield, S. Hutton, A. Roberts, S. Page, P. Butler, G. Mishra, Kratos Analytical Inc., US
4:20 Characterisation of Nanoparticle Dispersions by Size and Scattering Intensity Simultaneously
D. Griffiths, P. Hole, J. Smith, B. Carr, NanoSight USA West, US
 

Thursday May 7

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10:30 Nanoscale Characterization: Vendor ShowcaseRoom 360 AD
 Session chair: Pierre Panine, Xenocs SA, FR
10:30 Carbon Nanotube Sporting Goods: Characterization by Confocal Raman Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy
M.R. Cavaliere, MVA Scientific Consultants, US
10:50 Structural Fingerprinting of Nanocrystals in the Transmission Electron Microscope
P. Moeck, S. Rouvimov, S. Nicolopoulos, Portland State Unversity, US
11:10 Automated Crystal Orientation and Phase Mapping of Iron Oxide Nano-Crystals in a Transmission Electron Microscope
S. Rouvimov, E.F. Rauch, P. Moeck, S. Nicolopoulos, Portland State University, US
11:30 Accommodation of Characterization Tools: Understanding the Building Vibration, Stray Electromagnetic Fields and Acoustic Interference to Avoid Catastrophic Inferences in New Building Construction or Building Renovations
A. Gregg, L. York, Abbie Gregg, Inc., US
 

Special Symposium

Most technology-relevant scientific projects include advanced characterization at the nanoscale level. This symposium targets a wide range of nanoscale characterization techniques including microscopy, scattering, spectroscopy/spectrometry, nanomechanical and other tools, along with specimen preparation methods and handling. It is essential that this burgeoning knowledge base be transparently presented to the broad nanotechnology community. NSTI will use this event to promote the rapid education, dissemination, and commercialization of new characterization techniques into industries based in both physical and life sciences. The symposium seeks to introduce general technique types to newcomers, report pioneering methods, and drill down into new physical understandings, all the while emphasizing applications useful to industrial engineers and technicians.

Advances in characterization include not only far-field probes (e.g., beams of electrons, ions, neutrons or photons) and near-field probes (indentors, nanotips, fibers and nanotubes), but also a growing intellectual component whereby data are manipulated, analyzed, rendered and simulated to yield meaningful information. As some tools and methods have become more common and practical, certain misunderstandings and misinterpretations also have crept into the lexicon. Beside an element of “methods training” to promote the insightful application of characterization tools in nanotechnology R&D, this symposium will emphasize projects that utilize a broad spectrum of complimentary techniques to yield meaningful findings.

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Direct space imaging methods
    Dedicated session to: TEM, SEM, AFM, near-field optical, X-ray microscopy, topography and tomography, spatially resolved ion mass spectrometry, depth profiling with ions…
  • Indirect space methods and spectroscopy
    Dedicated session to: X-ray, neutron and light scattering… and NMR, FTIR, Raman, acoustic, dielectric spectroscopy…
  • Polymer phase transition and kinetics
  • Nanocomposites morphology and structure
  • Thin-film structure
  • Microelectronic devices: material characterization
  • Liquid suspensions/melts
  • Interfacial diffusion/mixing
  • Drug delivery

A special joint session with the Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces Symposium will be devoted to Characterization of surfaces and interfaces

We encourage your participation in this event and community, through your comments, suggestions and offers for assistance in review and organization. Please contact the symposium coordinator with your comments.

 

Journal Submissions

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

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