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2015 CINT Users Meeting

Please join us September 21-22, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico for our 2015 CINT Users Meeting!

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The room block at the La Fonda Hotel has filled up. Please book room reservations at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe.

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The 2015 CINT User Meeting is sponsored in part by:



Plenary Speakers include:

  • Prof. Ian Robertson, Dean, College of Engineering of University of Wisconsin-Madison, well-known for microstructure evolution research in materials exposed to extreme conditions.
  • Dr. Carlo Montemagno, the Director of the Alberta Ingenuity Lab, Canada Research Chair in Intelligent Nanosystems, and the Program Lead of Biomaterials at the National Institute for Nanotechnology, renowned in the development of experimental techniques to integrate metabolic functionality into materials through the engineering of biomolecular systems.
  • Prof. Claus Ropers from University of Göttingen, well-known for his research in the areas of ultrafast processes in solids, nanostructures and at surfaces. He was awarded the Carl-Ramsauer Prize, Nanoscience Prize (awarded by AGeNT-D) and Walter-Schottky Prize by the German Physical Society.

Symposium Topics:

Hybrid Photonic Materials Interactions for Integration and Novel Response

Organizers:  Steve Doorn and Han Htoon

Multicomponent interactions within hybrid photonic materials havve the potential to create new pathways for novel photon emission characteristics and control.  Of particular interest are routes to generation and active manipulation of novel emitting states and photon correlation statistics arising from hybrid interactions.  Also of interest are generation of active, multifunctional plasmonic interactions.  This symposium will focus on multi-material interactions for generation of new photonic functionality and integration into functional device assemblies that address these themes.  Example systems of interest will include integration of carbon nanotubes to optical cavities, photonic crystals, and optoelectronic devices, quantum dot-quantum dot interactions or with nanowires or graphene, interactions between emerging 2D materials, and integration to plasmonic cavities. Techniques for probing emergent photonic behavior and for  fabrication of integrated devices, materials synthesis, control of interaction geometries, as well as bio-inspired soft-matter approaches to hybrid assemblies also will be discussed.

Real-time imaging of controlled nanoscale phenomena using S/TEM

Organizers: Katie Jungjohann and Nate Mara

Characterization of the structural and chemical processes occurring in novel nanomaterials is limited by the length scale at which these phenomena occur. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) coupled with in situ techniques provides the ability to observe and quantify the response of a nanomaterial system during the stimulated process. This characterization tool has been used to quantify dislocation motion through individual grains in a polycrystalline material, observe structural transformations in nanoscale materials upon thermal stimulus, and the alloying of anode materials with lithium, sodium, or potassium for electrical energy storage technologies. The real-time sub-nanoscale imaging achieved using in situ TEM can provide a mechanistic understanding of physical changes in individual nanostructures that is unobtainable with other techniques. This symposium will focus on the wealth of knowledge that has been gained using in situ TEM, and attempt to provide insight on future directions in the field related to sample control and coupled quantitative data collection. A sub-section of this symposium will focus on current and potential users of CINT’s Electrochemical TEM Discovery PlatformTM, that has exhibited femptoampere current control over 10 ultramicroelectrodes for the characterization of electrochemical process (deposition/stripping, alloying, nucleation & growth, assembly, and corrosion) occurring in aqueous and volatile electrolytes.

Nanomotors & Molecular Machines: Understanding and Controlling the Catalytic Transport of Matter

Organizers: George Bachand and Wally Paxton

The ability to characterize and control matter far away from equilibrium is one of five DOE Grand Challenges (Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and Imagination, 2007). The technological advances stemming from this Grand Challenge have been suggested to include manufacturing of super-hard, super-strong, and self-repairing materials, and optimizing processes for obtaining, transducing, and storing energy. Biological systems provide powerful examples of far-from-equilibrium behaviors and phenomena that presently cannot be replicated in synthetic materials, devices, and systems. Many of these behaviors and phenomena are driven by nanomotors and molecular machines that convert chemical energy into mechanical work, allowing the system to move beyond the constraints of thermal equilibrium.  This symposium will explore the ability and use of natural and synthetic nanomotors/molecular machines to transport matter over impressive length scales.