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2016 CINT Users Meeting

2016 CINT User Meeting
September 19-20, 2016 at the La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
July 29, 2016
10 years of innovation Center for Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories


Plenary Speakers

  • Dimitri Basov, University of California, San Diego
  • Juan de Pablo, University of Chicago
  • Thomas E. Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University


  1. Electrochemical Nanostructures: Mesoscale Architectures & Integration (joint symposia with EFRC-NEES)
  2. Quantum Materials Integration
  3. From Molecules to Integrated Structures – Assembly and Fabrication across Length Scales


CINT User Meeting Agenda (pdf)

Symposia Abstracts

I. Electrochemical Nanostructures: Mesoscale Architectures & Integration (joint symposia with EFRC-NEES)

Organizers: Sang Bok Lee (EFRC-NEES and department of Chemistry, University of Maryland) and Katherine Jungjohann (CINT)


Nanoscale science and technology has been a central driving force for research and development for advances in synthesis, characterization techniques and modeling.

In this symposium, we present current progress and future perspectives in science of electrochemical nanostructures, where the balance of electronic and ionic transport plays an important role within the nanostructures as well as in their environment.

In the context of mesoscale architectures, we focus on the integration of nanoscale constructs toward functional architectures, realizing a system of smaller things, which together can exhibit a new kind of electrochemical behavior.

Viable functionality is explored as a nanostructure-based system with value at the micro- or macro- scales, with implications in nanowire integration for energy concepts, surface and interface driven mechanics and understanding of structure-property relationships, that can lead to beneficial applications of nano on many fronts.

II. Quantum Materials Integration

Organizers: Han Htoon (CINT) and Mike Lilly (CINT)


Quantum materials providing a ground to explore novel phenomena such as quantum fluctuation, long lived quantum coherence, entanglements, and topological quantum states has been at the fore-front of current materials research.

Research efforts focusing on discovery and classification of these quantum materials, achieving understanding and control of their new quantum state of matter, and integration of these materials into prototype electronic/photonic devices for demonstration of quantum technological functionalities have led to many spectacular results.

Specifically, in spin and photonics systems, quantum states can be initialized, measured and manipulated. Several new class of materials capable of generating single/entangled photons and exhibiting long-lived quantum coherence have also been discovered and integrated into prototyped devices for demonstration of single/entangled photon generation and single photon switching.

Emergent phenomena, many body effects and quantum phenomena arise in many low dimensional material systems. These advances enable multiple energy relevant technologies in areas of quantum information processing, energy efficient information storage and processing, and novel material responses for energy efficiency and sensing.

This symposium aims to cover these recent advances with particular emphasis on (1) quantum transport and quantum optics of low dimensional condensed matter systems such as SiGe nanostructures, bilayer graphene, multi-layer van der Waals materials, single dopant/defect states of transition metal dichalcogenides, hexagonal boron nitrides and carbon nanotubes; (2) deterministic placement, characterization and manipulation of individual quantum states; and (3) fabrication and demonstration of quantum controlled devices.

III. From Molecules to Integrated Structures – Assembly and Fabrication across Length Scales

Organizers: Dale Huber (CINT) and Millie Firestone (CINT)


The creation of functional soft materials requires control over structure and function over a wide range of length scales spanning from the molecular to the macroscopic. This symposium will explore a number of approaches to exert control of these structure materials including self- and directed-assembly, and top-down and bottom-up approaches. Specific approaches to be discussed include controlling structures in phase separating polymer and small molecule systems, precision additive manufacturing, molecular programming of self-assembly, and structure control and functionality in multi-component soft material systems. While diverse methodologies will be discussed, the common themes of precise control, hierarchical structures, and functional materials will be explored. Talks will include both experimental and computational methodologies to understand and control structures over the full range of lengthscales.

The 2016 CINT User Meeting is sponsored in part by:

COHERENT    Millipore Sigma