2014 MRS Fall Meeting

Nov 30, 2014 ‐ Dec 5, 2014


The 2014 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit featured over 6,000 presentations, including more than 3,300 oral presentations and nearly 3,000 poster presentations.  Listed below are highlights from selected technical sessions as well as broader impacts programming.  Access to all content is free for a limited time – login with your MRS username and password, or create a new account in the Account area on the top left.

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Organic bioelectronics is an innovative and promising field of research where electrical signals generated by organic electroactive materials are translated into biosignals and vice versa. Organic electronic materials have emerged as ideal candidates for biological applications for a variety of reasons, and the field of organic bioelectronics is thus rapidly expanding worldwide.

This symposium encompassed the development of organic bioelectronic devices and surfaces for biosensing, diagnostics, actuation and drug delivery, as well as tissue engineering. The scope of this symposium went beyond traditional conducting polymers and also included naturally occurring conducting materials, as well as carbon nanotubes and graphene.

Sessions Included:

Exfoliated Metallic MX2 Nanosheets for Electrocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Applications (Dec 10, 2014 11:00 AM)

Performance Enhancement of Pentacene Based Organic Field-Effect Transistor through DNA Interlayer (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Semiconducting Polymer-Dipeptide Nanostructures by Ultrasonically-Assisted Self-Assembling (Dec 01, 2014 08:45 AM)

Hydrogen-Bonded Epindolidione Pigments as Robust Semiconductors for Bioelectronics Applications (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 Using Biological Catalysts (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

"Green" Alternatives for Organic Electronics (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

DNA as a Molecular Wire: Distance and Sequence Dependence (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Electronic Characterization of DNA-Like Organic Nanowires (Dec 01, 2014 10:45 AM)

Nucleic Acid Bases: The Road towards All-Natural Organic Light Emitting Diodes (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Chemical, Structural and Electrical Characterization of Eumelanin Thin Films for Bioelectronics (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Structure-Property Relationship in Biologically-Derived Eumelanin Cathodes Electrochemical Energy Storage (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Silk Pockets: Nested Indirect Passivation of Transient Electronics with Silk Fibroin Protein for Controlled Degradation and Enhancement of Function (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Artificial Physical and Chemical Awareness (proprioception) from Polymeric Motors (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Logic on Paper Using Environmentally Friendly Ion Modulated Transistors (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Printed Organic Electronic Device Components from Edible Materials (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

Strategies for Communication to, from and in the Body Using Organic Bioelectronics (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Printable, Highly Conductive Elastic Conductors for Stretchable Organic Transistors (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Mechanical Properties of Organic Semiconductors for Biological Integration (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

Tensile Deformation of Conjugated Polymer Films Electrochemically Deposited on Soft Substrates (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Enabling Ions to Flow in Bioelectronics Blend Systems (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

Hybrid Photoconverters from Molecular Dyes and Photosynthetic Bacteria (Dec 02, 2014 08:15 AM)

A Label-Free, Chip-Based Biological Sensor Platform Comprised of Organic Electronics (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Photoplethysmogram Sensors Based on Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Phototransistors (Dec 02, 2014 08:45 AM)

The Bio Organic Interface (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

All-Organic Green Light Pulse Oximeter for Wearable Medical Sensing (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Wearable Organic Optoelectronic Sensors for Medical Applications (Dec 02, 2014 10:15 AM)

Conjugated Polymer/Electrolyte Interfaces for Control of Cellular Activity by Visible Light (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Fabrication and Characterization of Smart Contact Lenses for Ubiquitous Remote Healthcare (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

Protonic Synaptic Devices with Memory and Logic (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Full-Wave Rectification of Ionic Currents Using Ion Bipolar Membrane Diodes (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

Fast-Switching Fully Ionic Transistors (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

Electrolyte-Gated Organic Field-Effect Transistors for Selective Reversible Ion-Detecting Sensor Elements in Aqueous Environment (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Organic Bio-Electronic Sensors for Ultra-Sensitive Chiral Differential Detection (Dec 02, 2014 01:45 PM)

Controlling Antibody Orientation for Immuno-EGOFET Fabrication (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Autoregulation of Neurotransmitters Using Organic Electronic Devices (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Surface-Immobilized Cytochrome C Mutants for the Detection of ROS Species (Dec 02, 2014 03:15 PM)

Biofunctionalized Organic Electrochemical Transistors for In Vitro Biosensing (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Modeling of Biofunctionalized Organic Electrochemical Transistors (OECTs) for Applications in Sensors and Diagnostics (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

How to Design an Ultra-Sensitive, Reference-Less Organic FET for Chemical and Physical Detection in Liquids (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Can the Wet-State Conductivity of Hydrogels be Improved by Incorporation of Conducting Nanoparticles? (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

3D Fabrication: New Dimensions to Enable Organic Bionics (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

PEDOT:tosylate Coated Macroporous Scaffolds via Vapor Phase Polymerization for Osteoinduction Studies (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Organic Bioelectronics Enters the Plant Kingdom (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Organic Electrochemical Transistor Array Integrated with Cardiac Muscle Cells for Action Potential Recording and Drug Screening (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Dynamic Optical and Electrical Characterization of Epithelial Cell Monolayers (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

Organic Bioelectronic Surfaces and Circuits to Control the Fate of Cells and Tissues (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Electroactive Surfaces for Cell Culture Control (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Semiconducting Polymer Micro-Electrodes and Electrical Noise Based Techniques as a Tool to Probe Living Cells In Vitro (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)

Conjugated Polythiophene Copolymers for Interfacing Devices with Cells (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

New Materials for the Fabrication of Electroactive Nerve Guides (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Conducting Polymer Based Devices for Neural Recordings (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

High Performance Organic Transistors for Human Brain Recordings (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Hybrid Conducting Polymer-Based Device for Simultaneous Stimulation and Recording of Neural Activity (Dec 03, 2014 03:45 PM)

Implantable Electrolyte Gated Organic Transistors as Electrical Transducers Fabricated on Resorbable Bioscaffold (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

Interfacing with the Brain Using Organic Transistors (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Local Therapeutic Substance Delivery to the CNS in Awake Animals Using an Implanted Organic Electronics Device (Dec 03, 2014 04:45 PM)

Sensitive Range Controllable Temperature Sensor Based on Polymer (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Biological-Implant Interactions (Dec 04, 2014 09:15 AM)

Organic Electrochemical Transistors for Clinical Applications (Dec 04, 2014 09:45 AM)

Flexible Multimodal Sensing Devices Based on Charge Modulated OTFTs for Tactile Applications (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Biomimetic Approaches to Tactile Sensing (Dec 04, 2014 10:45 AM)

Ultraflexible and Stretchable Organic Thin-Film Devices for Implantable and Wearable Electronics (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)


The education and development of the next generation of materials scientists depends on combination of high quality undergraduate research and experiential learning that enhances the content of the coursework in the curriculum. There are many different ways for materials science educators to deliver these experiences to their students and a growing body of assessment data and evidence of their benefits. This symposium will allow those who manage undergraduate research programs or mentor undergraduate students an opportunity to share the best practices they have developed and further the case that the real-world, hands-on experience of doing research is an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.

Sessions Included:

The Impact of Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research (Dec 01, 2014 08:45 AM)

An Unanticipated Outcome of Undergraduate Research Experiences for Community College Students: Creation of a Materials Science and Engineering Educational Program (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Impacts of a Multi-University REU Program (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

A Recipe for Successful Undergraduate Research (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

Factors Associated with Student Decision-Making for Participation REU Programs (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

"I Didn't Think Kids Like Me Got Opportunities Like This": Best Practices of Mentoring Underrepresented Students in Research (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Characteristics of Excellence in Undergraduate Research (COEUR): A Guide to Building Productive, Sustainable Undergraduate Research Programs (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

REU in Physics at Howard University (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

An REU in Glass Science - Lessons and Legacy for Undergraduate Materials Education (Dec 01, 2014 01:45 PM)

Undergraduate Research in Interactive Biomaterials at Syracuse University (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

REU Activities in Materials Chemistry at Texas A&M University (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

REU and RET Programs and Undergraduate Materials Research at Northwestern University (Dec 01, 2014 03:00 PM)

Biological and Soft Matter Research Traineeships (B-SMaRT) REU (Dec 01, 2014 03:15 PM)

Results from a Long-Running Research Experience for Undergraduates Program: NNIN 1997-2014 (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Can a National Network of Undergraduate Research Directors Validate a Set of Professional Skills-Building Science Communication Workshops? (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

Eighteen Years of Multi-Program Undergraduate Summer Research (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Tribute to Frank W. Snowden Champion for STEM Diversity (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

A Strategy to Establish an Undergraduate Research Culture on Materials Science and Engineering at a Hispanic Serving Institution (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Undergraduate Material Research in a Land Grant HBCU to Sustain Local Farmers Communities (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Nanoscience and Society: Engineering Recruitment and Retention through Societal Relevance (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

A Look Back at the UMRI Program (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

UMRI Alumni: From Characterization of High Temperature Solution Growth Cr 2+:CdSe to Developing Videos to Enhance Diversity in Materials Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

UMRI Alumni: From Atoms to 3-D Nanostructures: High Resolution Characterization using Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

UMRI Alumni: From UMRI to PECASE, The Power of Undergraduate Research in Materials Science (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

Early Undergraduate Research Opportunities: Skills Programs for Hitting the Ground Running (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Team via Independent Study Courses (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Enhanced Learning of Mechanical Behavior of Materials via Combined Experiments and nanoHUB Simulations: Learning Modules for Sophomore MSE Students (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Relationships Between Undergraduate Research and the Advanced Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory (Dec 02, 2014 03:00 PM)

nanoHUB.org: A Gateway to Undergraduate Simulation-Based Research in Materials Science and Related Field (Dec 02, 2014 03:15 PM)

NanoFab Lab... in a Box!™ (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Where Do Our Students Encounter Materials: Everywhere and Rarely (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

Impact of Sustainable Structural Systems Undergraduate Research on Education and Program Development at MSU Denver (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Using Overseas Undergraduate Research Experiences as a Catalyst to Develop Historically Underrepresented Science Students in South Africa (Dec 03, 2014 08:00 AM)

Enriching and Broadening Undergraduate Research through International Experiences (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

Optics in the City of Light - An International REU Program in Paris, France (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Fostering Interest in Research Careers through Undergraduate Research Programs in Materials Science in Uruguay (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Polymeric Nanoparticles to Decipher the Function of GABAergic Neurotransmission in Planaria: An International Undergraduate Materials Research Experience (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Finding a Faculty Position at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution: The Value of the Materials Science Degree (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

It Takes a Village: Extended Full-Time Undergraduate Research Changes Lives (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Research Experiences for Students: Interdisciplinary Skill Development to Prepare the Future Workforce for Success (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Computational Materials Research (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

SURFing Materials Science at NIST (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)


Polymer-based materials offer a vast and enormously flexible platform to provide, receive and respond to signals from their environment; and the impressive progresses in this field include their use to respond to individual or combined chemical, biological and physical stimuli. In particular, there is an increasing demand for intelligent (self-regulating) materials that integrate multiple functions in their performance. Such multifunctional materials often feature hybrid structures (e.g., [nano]composites, blends, fibrillar or multilayer constructs); and distinct phases separately or synergically contribute to the overall responsive performance, which is further enhanced by the possibility of a hierarchical organization of the structural constituents at various length scales (molecular, nano-, micro-).

Sessions Included:

Cu doped P-type ZnO by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (Dec 16, 2014 03:00 PM)

Syntheses and photophysical properties of InP/CdS/CdSe &CdTe/CdS/CdSe (core/shell/shell) quantum dots for photon upconversion (Dec 16, 2014 12:00 PM)

Functional Materials from the Self-Assembly of Metallopolymers (Dec 01, 2014 08:00 AM)

Synthesis and Properties of Supramolecular Multiblock Copolymers Formed From Ionic Bonds (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Dual-Shape Hydrogels with Crystallizable, Oligomeric Switching Segments (Dec 01, 2014 08:45 AM)

Towards Engineered Biologically-Inspired Materials: Facile Synthesis of DNA Block Copolymers (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Sequence-Defined Polymers Based on a New Backbone Architecture (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Hybrid Chiral Plasmonic Films Formed by Gold Nanorods and Cellulose Nanocrystals (Dec 03, 2014 08:00 AM)

Strong and Flexible MXene/polyvinylalcohol Composite Films with a High Volumetric Capacitance (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

A Carbon Nanotube Containing PVDF Nanofiber Scaffold Prepared by Electrospinning and Its Potential for Cell Growth (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

Nano-engineered Nanotube Networks for Enhanced Vertical Charge Transport at Ultralow Nanotube Loading in a P3HT Nanocomposite Film (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Molecular Disorder in Prestrained Nanocomposites: Effects of Processing on Durability of Thermally-Active Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate | PyChol | Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Crosslinked Mucin Hydrogels for Drug Delivery (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

A Synthetic Gel Based Approach Toward Self-Regulated Insulin Delivery (Dec 03, 2014 10:00 AM)

Developing Robust Hydrogel Microdevices for Cell Encapsulation, Culture and Delivery (Dec 03, 2014 10:15 AM)

Multifunctional Microcapsules with Macroporous Polymer Shell (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Pore-Size Controlled Nanostructured Materials for Efficient Intracellular Delivery of Proteins (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

Engineering Bio-Responsive Polymer Carriers for Biomedical Applications (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Self-Sustained Motion of Microcapsules Regulated via the Repressilator Signaling Network (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Mechanistic Analysis of Regulating Factor on pDNA Packaging Into Rod or Globular Shape within Polyplex Micelles (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Mechanistic Studies of Gelatin Crosslinking (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Controlling the Mechanical Properties of Artificial Protein Hydrogels by Manipulating the Protein Architecture (Dec 03, 2014 01:45 PM)

Multifunctional Paper and Fibers Based on Nanocellulose Materials (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Effect of Chain End Kinetics on the Rheological Properties of Associative Polymer Networks (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

Multi-Responsive Polymer Gels: From Bulk Properties to Large Cilia Arrays (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Double Network Hydrogels Prepared from pH-Responsive Doubly Crosslinked Microgels (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

Multiresponsive Metallohydrogels: New Optical Soft Materials with Luminescence Tunability (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Functionalization Degree of Telechelics as a Structural Parameter to Influence the Properties of Enzymatically Formed Polyethylene Glycol Based Networks (Dec 03, 2014 04:30 PM)

Designing Responsive Hydrogels Exploiting Peptide-Polymer Conjugates (Dec 03, 2014 04:45 PM)

Fabrication of Superantiwetting Polymer Surfaces Using Thiol-ene Photopolymerization (Dec 04, 2014 08:00 AM)

Branched Oxidation-Responsive Polymer Structures (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

ROS Responsive Selenium-Containing Polymer (Dec 04, 2014 08:45 AM)

Injectable Bionanocomposite Hybrid Scaffolds with Responsive Control for Enhanced Osteochondral Tissue Regeneration (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Skin-Like Graphene-Based Films with Structural and Electrical Self-Healing Capabilities (Dec 04, 2014 09:45 AM)

A Novel Mechanochemical Reaction Cascade for Sensing Bond Breakage in Hydrogels (Dec 04, 2014 10:00 AM)

Ultra-Sensitive Resistive Pressure Sensor Based on Structural-Elasticity of a Conducting Polymer Film (Dec 04, 2014 10:15 AM)

Mechanical Behavior of Pseudo-Interpenetrating Loosely Crosslinked Hydrogels: From Single-Network to Quadruple-Network Structure (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Mechanical Behavior of a Poly(methylmethacrylate)-Based Ionogels (Dec 04, 2014 10:45 AM)

A Conductive Propylene-Based Elastomer with Electrically Tunable Stiffness (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

In Situ Deposition of Polymer Nanofibers For Surgical Sealant Use (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Nanofiber-Based Membrane Separators for Lithium-Ion Batteries (Dec 04, 2014 01:45 PM)

The Development and Characterization of a Biomimetic Neovascularization-Inducing Cortical Bone Scaffold (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Driving Bone Tissue Morphogenesis Using Tunable Nanolayered Surface Coatings (Dec 04, 2014 02:15 PM)

Synthesis, Characterization and Medical Applications of Polymer Dynamic Organic Theranostic Spheres (PolyDOTS) (Dec 04, 2014 02:30 PM)

Synthetic Polymeric Structures for Mechanobiology Studies of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells (Dec 04, 2014 03:15 PM)

Surface Modified Ferritins as Nanoplatforms for Imaging and Drug Delivery (Dec 04, 2014 03:45 PM)

Tailoring Cellular Uptake of Peptide-Capped Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles and Their Application as Imaging Probes (Dec 04, 2014 04:00 PM)

PET-MRI-Optical Multimodality Discoidal Polymeric Nanoconstructs for Cancer Imaging (Dec 04, 2014 04:15 PM)

Bioimaging and Application of Flt1 Peptide - HA Conjugate for the Treatment of Corneal Neovascularization (Dec 04, 2014 04:30 PM)

Spatio-Temporal Tracking of Targeting Cationic Lipid-Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles Using Rab GTPases (Dec 04, 2014 04:45 PM)

Acid-Controlled Self-Assembly of Double Hydrophilic Block Copolymers for Functional Materials Templating (Dec 05, 2014 08:30 AM)

The Concurrent Self-Assembly Molecular and Nanoparticle Amphiphiles into Hybrid Vesicular Assemblies with Controllable Pattern (Dec 05, 2014 08:45 AM)

Wettability Engendered Templated Self-Assembly (WETS) for Fabricating Multi-Phasic Particles (Dec 05, 2014 09:00 AM)

Self-Assembly of Colloidal Nanoparticles into Chiral Ribbons and Hollow Capsules (Dec 05, 2014 09:15 AM)

Nanostructured Multi-Functional Hydrogels: Self-Assembled Amphiphilic Plasmonic Vesicles in Bacterial Cellulose (Dec 05, 2014 09:30 AM)

Electrostatically Driven Assemblies of ?-Helical Polypeptides (Dec 05, 2014 09:45 AM)

Self-Repairable Polymer Networks (Dec 01, 2014 10:00 AM)

Design of Self-Healing Supramolecular Rubbers with a Tunable Number of Chemical Crosslinks (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Self-Healing Coatings with Electrospun Core-Shell Fibers (Dec 01, 2014 10:45 AM)

Restoration of Catastrophic Damage in Polymers (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Scalable, Transparent, Flexible, Thin-Film Pressure Sensors Utilizing Ultrasoft Elastomers (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Multifunctional Carbon-Fiber Polymer-Matrix Structural Composites (Dec 05, 2014 10:30 AM)

Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) / Polymer Laminates for Flexible Neural Electronics (Dec 05, 2014 10:45 AM)

Magneto-Sensitive Hybrid Nanocomposites Based on Oligo(?-pentadecalactone) and Covalently Integrated Magnetic Nanoparticles (Dec 05, 2014 11:00 AM)

Classical Spin Models Applied to Predicting the Thermal and Magnetic Response of Chemically-Modified, Magnetic Polymer Networks (Dec 05, 2014 11:15 AM)

Modelling and Analysis of pH Responsive Hydrogels for the Development of Biomimetic Photo-Actuating Structures (Dec 05, 2014 01:30 PM)

Modeling the Heat Transfer Behavior of Magneto-Sensitive Shape-Polymer Nanocomposites with Changing Surface Area to Volume Ratios (Dec 05, 2014 01:45 PM)

Polymer Nanofibers with Outstanding Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Stability: Fundamental Linkage Between Molecular Characteristics and Macroscopic Thermal Properties (Dec 05, 2014 02:00 PM)

Using the Virtual Design of Nanostructured Polymers to Predict Dispersion Effected by Processing Conditions and Interfacial Energetic (Dec 05, 2014 02:15 PM)

Electrically-Induced On-Demand Hierarchical Patterning on Elastomers (Dec 05, 2014 03:00 PM)

Switchable Microstructured Polymer Surfaces Exhibiting a Temperature-Memory Effect (Dec 05, 2014 03:15 PM)

Fabrication of Silk Microstructures Using Photolithography (Dec 05, 2014 03:30 PM)

Manipulating Solution-Assembled Copolymer Nanostructures through Chemistry and Processing (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Bioactive and Cell-Laden Nanofibrous Scaffolds Fabricated through a One-Step Process (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Design Complex Hydrogel Microparticles for High Throughput 3D Cell Culture, Co-Culture and Microtissue Production (Dec 01, 2014 02:45 PM)

Strategies for Creating Functions in Polymer-Based Materials by Combining Different Components (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Multifunctional Nerve Guidance Channels for Improved Neural Regeneration and Prosthetic Interfaces (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Does Translational Symmetry Matter? Fibroblastic and Osteoblastic Interactions with the Topographically Distinct Poly(?-caprolactone)/Hydroxyapatite Thin Films (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

How Architecturally and Functionally Complex Polymers Can Optimize Therapeutic Proteins In Vivo (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Cellular and Biomolecule Isolation on Biodegradable Nanostructured Coatings (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

Microstructured Nematic Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Surfaces with Switchable Wetting Properties (Dec 02, 2014 08:00 AM)

Main-Chain Liquid Crystal Elastomer Actuators with Photopatterned Director Orientation (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Development of a Biodegradable Shape Memory Polymer with Controlled Physical Properties (Dec 02, 2014 08:45 AM)

The Use of Shape Memory Polymer for Microassembly by Transfer Printing (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Crystallizable Polymer Networks Capable of Reversible Shape-Memory-Effects (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Bioinspired Polyphenol Coatings for Targeting and Photoablation of Cancer and Bacterial Cells (Dec 02, 2014 10:00 AM)

The Challenge of Creating an Effective Anti-Fouling Surface (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Surface Passivation of Inorganic Substrates by Multifunctional Polymeric Interfaces (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

Self-Replenishing Vascularized Fouling-Release Surfaces (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Low-Energy Driven Polymer Actuators Based on Sub-Molecular Conformational Change (Dec 02, 2014 01:45 PM)

Infrared Light Modulated Hydrogel Based Phononic Metamaterial Structure (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Electro-Mechanical Memory (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Carbon Dioxide Stimuli-Responsive Polymer Materials (Dec 02, 2014 03:15 PM)

Quinacridone and Indigo Thin Films For Efficient Electrochemical Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Poly(phthalaldehydes) as Materials Capable of Providing Amplified Responses Through Depolymerization (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

Photothermally Triggered Reversible Actuation of Biomimetic Surfaces Using Temperature Responsive Hydrogel (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Thermoresponsive Polymers Combined with Nanomagnets: Hybrid Material for Self-Separating Catalyst (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Hydrolytic Stability of Thiol-Ene Networks for Ultrasoftening Neural Substrates (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Carbon Nanotubes-Poly(ionic liquid)s Composites for Application in Soft Actuating Devices (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)


More than 80% of current world energy is generated by burning fossil fuels and more than 60% of this energy is wasted in the format of heat. Converting waste heat into electricity based on thermoelectric (TE) devices/systems is of great interest due to their simplicity, reliability and environmentally benign features.

Recent research trends have been focused on exploring new mechanisms and materials to enhance ZT beyond two, developing high-ZT and cost-effective thermoelectric materials, and exploiting thermoelectric devices for energy harvesting applications. In this symposium, the challenges and opportunities related to these efforts will be presented. Interdisciplinary topics related to physics, materials science and engineering will be connected by invited talks in order to accelerate the development of these materials toward applications.

Sessions Included:

A Magnetic Analogue to Thermoelectric Effect: Coupled Phonon-Magnon Diffusion and the Magnon Cooling Effect (Dec 01, 2014 08:15 AM)

First-Principles Calculations of the Thermoelectric Properties of Silicon (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Ab Initio Phonon Thermal Transport in Thermoelectric Materials (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Accelerated Discovery of New Thermoelectric Materials by High Throughput Ab Initio Computations: Identification and Realization of Strongly p-Doped SnS (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Low-Dimensional Materials as Bulk Nanostructured Thermoelectrics (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

Effect of Electron-Phonon Coupling on Thermoelectric Transport (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

New Ideas for Advancing Thermoelectric Performance (Dec 01, 2014 10:45 AM)

Control of Microstructure for Enhanced Properties in Thermoelectric Alloys (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Ab Initio Study of Nano-Structured Half-Heusler Alloys (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Thermal and Electronic Transport through Nanosized GaAs Pillars (Dec 04, 2014 08:15 AM)

The Role of Surface Morphology on the Thermal Conductivity of Individual Bismuth Telluride Nanowires (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

Thermal Transport through SiGe Superlattices (Dec 04, 2014 08:45 AM)

Stability, Structure and Properties of Sb2Te3-Bi2Te3 Superlattices Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy and the Nanoalloying Method (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Thermal Conductivity of Isotopically Enriched Silicon Nanostructures (Dec 04, 2014 09:15 AM)

Thermal Conductivity in Perovskite Multilayer Systems (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

Mass Production of Ultrathin Nanowires and Nanowire Heterostructures for Thermoelectric Applications (Dec 04, 2014 10:15 AM)

Enhancement of Seebeck Coefficient and Thermoelectric Power Factor in One-Dimensional InAs Nanowires (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Modulation of Thermoelectric Power Factor via Radial Dopant Inhomogeneity in B-Doped Si Nanowires (Dec 04, 2014 10:45 AM)

Thermoelectric Properties of Welded Mg2Si Nanowire Networks (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Study on the Thermoelectric Performance of CuInTe2 Based Compounds (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

In-Plane Thermoelectric Device of Porous Bismuth Telluride Thin Films (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

Polarization Doping of Silicon Nanowire Arrays by Molecular Grafting: Impact on Thermoelectric Properties (Dec 04, 2014 11:45 AM)

A New Approach to Perform Thermoelectric ZT Enhancement (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Harvesting Waste Heat Recovery by Electrochemical Systems (Dec 04, 2014 01:45 PM)

Increasing the Thermopowers of Metals: The Case of Constantan (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Skutterudite-Based Advanced Thermoelectric Couples for Integration into an Enhanced MMRTG (Dec 04, 2014 02:15 PM)

Enhanced Thermoelectric Figure-of-Merit in Ge4SbTe5 via High Temperature Phase Transition (Dec 04, 2014 02:30 PM)

Engineering Thermal Transport in Nanoporous Materials: Interplay between View Factor and Pore-Pore Distance (Dec 04, 2014 02:45 PM)

Phononic Thermal Transport in Nanostructured Ultra-Thin Silicon Membranes (Dec 04, 2014 03:30 PM)

Atomic Layer-by-Layer Thermoelectric Conversion in Topological Insulator Bismuth/Antimony Tellurides (Dec 04, 2014 03:45 PM)

High Thermopower of Nano-Crystalline Antimony Telluride Thin Films with a Mixture of Two Phases (Dec 04, 2014 04:00 PM)

Physical and Electrical Characterization of a Silicon-Based Random Multi-Layer Thin Film Thermoelectric Material (Dec 04, 2014 04:15 PM)

Effects of Grain Boundaries on Thermoelectric Properties of LPCVD-Grown Polycrystalline SiGe Thin Films (Dec 04, 2014 04:30 PM)

Phonon Spectrum and Abnormal Electronic Conductivity of Layered Thermal-Electric Material BiCuSeO (Dec 05, 2014 08:00 AM)

Enhanced Electrical Transport Properties of Thermoelectric Ca3Co4O9 Induced by Non-Stoichiometric Cu Addition and the Simultaneous Formation of the Nano-Lamella Secondary Phase (Dec 05, 2014 08:15 AM)

Perovskite Oxide Materials for Thermoelectric Applications (Dec 05, 2014 08:30 AM)

Favorable Thermoelectric Performance of Hole Doped Complex Palladium Oxides at Elevated Temperatures (Dec 05, 2014 08:45 AM)

Enhanced Phonon Scattering and Carrier Compensation in Multinary-Doped ZnO Thermoelectric Oxide (Dec 05, 2014 09:00 AM)

Growth of Textured Ca3Co4O9 Thin Film by Annealing CaO-CoO Thin Film Deposited by Reactive rf-Magnetron Sputtering (Dec 05, 2014 09:15 AM)

Nanostructured PbTe-Based Thermoelectric Generator (Dec 05, 2014 10:00 AM)

On the Transport Properties of Molybdenium Cluster Chalcogenides: Experimental and Theoretical Studies (Dec 05, 2014 10:15 AM)

Alloys Based on Tin-Chalcogenides for Thermoelectric Application (Dec 05, 2014 10:30 AM)

Interface Energy and Band Offset of PbTe-SrTe Interface (Dec 05, 2014 10:45 AM)

Thermoelectric Properties of SnSe1-xTex (Dec 05, 2014 11:00 AM)

Epitaxial Growth and Thermoelectric Properties of Stacking Structures of Iron Silicide Nanodots/Si (Dec 05, 2014 11:15 AM)

First-Principles Study of MgAgSb-Based Thermoelectric Materials (Dec 05, 2014 11:30 AM)

Ab Initio Electron Relaxation Times and Computational Screening of Thermoelectric Materials (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Band Engineering for Power Factor Improving in Thermoelectric Materials (Dec 01, 2014 01:45 PM)

Measuring and Engineering the Thermal Phonon Spectrum (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

First Principles Study of Thermal Conductivity Cross-Over in Nano-Structured Zinc-Chalcogenides (Dec 01, 2014 02:45 PM)

Demonstration of High Thermoelectric Conversion Efficiency of MgAgSb-Based Material with Hot-Pressed Contact Pads (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

$ per Watt Cost Metrics for Thermoelectric Power Generation: Beyond ZT (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

Recent Progress and Challenges in Thermoelectric Devices (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

Doping and Insertion Effects on the Thermoelectric Properties of YxAlyB14 (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

Reduced Thermal Conductivity in Half-Heusler Superlattices (Dec 02, 2014 08:15 AM)

Intermetallic Clathrates based on Ba-Ga-Sn as for Bulk Thermoelectric Materials without Toxic Elements (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Panoscopic Approach: Band Alignment and All-Scale Architecturing for High Performance Thermoelectrics (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Large Thermoelectric Power Factors in Bulk Semiconductors by Band Engineering of Highly-Directional Electronic States (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Flexural Behavior of p-Type Half-Heusler Thermoelectric Material (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

Thermoelectric Properties of the Zintl Phases in the System Ba-In-Sb (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Carrier Mobility Enhancement and Ultralow Thermal Conductivity in TiS2-Based Inorganic/Organic Superlattices (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

SiC-Dispersed Thermoelectric Nanocomposites (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

A Multiscale Study in NiSn- and CoTiSb-Based Half-Heusler Alloys (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

Phonon Thermal Conductivity of Filled Cage Compounds (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Filled Skutterudites: From Ab-Initio Calculations towards Large Scale Manufacturing (Dec 02, 2014 01:45 PM)

Oxide Thermoelectric for Efficient Heat Generation from West Heat (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Si and Te Co-Doped, Rare-Earths Free Skutterudites with Attractive ZT (Dec 02, 2014 02:45 PM)

Optimization of High Thermoelectric Performance Yb-CoSb3 Skutterudite Using Temperature Dependent Solubility (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Chemical Bonding and Development of New Thermoelectric Materials (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

Improving Thermoelectric Figure of Merit by Nonconventional Doping Schemes (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Coherent Acoustic Phonons in Thin Films of CoSb3 and Partially Filled YbxCo4Sb12 Skutterudites (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)

Investigation of Metal Chalcogenides for Thermoelectric Applications (Dec 03, 2014 08:00 AM)

Phonon Transport in SiGe-Based Nanocomposites and Nanowires for Thermoelectric Applications (Dec 03, 2014 08:15 AM)

Thermoelectric Signature of the Topological Surface State in Sb2Te3 Thin Films (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

Failure of Fourier's Law in Measurements of Thermal Conductivity by Time-Domain Thermoreflectance (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

Lattice Dynamics and Thermoelectric Transport in Higher Manganese Silicides with Quasi-One Dimensional Substructures (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Anomalous Heat Conduction in Silicon Materials Containing Nanoscale Twins (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Impact of Embedded Nanoparticles on Superdiffusive Heat Transport in InGaAlAs Alloy (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Phonon Spectroscopy in Nanostructured Thermoelectrics (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

The Effect of Thin Films on Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Investigation of Phonon Transport in Pbte-Pbse Alloys Using Inelastic X-Ray Scattering (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)

Thermoelectric Property of Doped Tin Selenide Prepared by Spark Plasma Sintering (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Separating Lattice and Electronic Contributions of Thermal Conductivity in Metals: Cu, Zn & Al (Dec 03, 2014 01:45 PM)

Enhanced Thermoelectric Characteristics for Oxide-Organic Superlattice Thin Films (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Demonstrated High Efficiency of Concentrating Solar Thermoelectric Generators (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Thermoelectric Thin Films and New Phases in the Zinc Antimony System (Dec 03, 2014 03:45 PM)

Mineral-Based Magnetic Semiconductors: A New Possible Guideline for Earth-Abundant and Environmentally-Friendly Thermoelectric Materials (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Compression Strength Studies On p-Type Half-Heusler Thermoelectric Materials (Dec 03, 2014 04:45 PM)


This symposium provided a forum to discuss and compare the many approaches that can be applied to innovate and advance biodetection systems by employing novel materials and processing or fabrication strategies and resolving materials issues. It brought together scientists and engineers active in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, biotechnology, biomedical engineering and electrical engineering to present recent developments of biosensors and their applications in biotechnology.

Sessions Included:

Scaffold-free Three-dimensional Cell Assembly for Bottom-up Tissue Engineering (Dec 19, 2014 11:00 AM)

Digital Detection of Nanoparticles: Viral Diagnostics and Multiplexed Protein and Nucleic Acid Assays (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Vapor-Condensed Nanolenses for Label-Free Nanoparticle and Virus Imaging Using Lensfree Holographic On-Chip Microscopy (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Optical Microresonators as Platforms for Single-Particle Photothermal Microscopy (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Label-Free Detection of Single Nanoparticles and Biological Molecules Using Microtoroid Optical Resonators (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Engineering Gold Nanoparticles for Lateral Flow Devices to Detect Tropical Diseases (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

Soft Engineering of Biosensing Interfaces with Self-Assembled DNA Nanostructures (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

Nanomedicine Based on Engineered Proteinticles (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Gold Nanoparticle-Decorated Peptide Self-Assembled Nanostructure Derived from Tyrosine-Rich Peptide and Their Nanoplasmonic Properties (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Silk Nanofiber Aerogel Formation by Supercritical CO2 Drying (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Polymeric "Smart" Coatings to Improve Performance of Implantable Glucose Biosensors (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Highly Piezoelectric Polymer Composites and Their Application as Artificial Muscles (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

3D Conformal Electronic Membranes for Cardiac Physiological Mapping and Stimulation (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Conformable Lead Zirconate Titanate Sensors with Enhanced Piezoelectric Response for Cutaneous Pressure Monitoring (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Phosphonate Based Organosilane Modification for a Multi-Functional Silica Surface (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Materials and Designs for Fully Biodegradable Batteries as Power Sources for Environmental and Biomedical Devices (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)

Plasmonic Glass Nanopillar Arrays for Highly Sensitive SERS Detection (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Accessible Nearfields by Nanoantennas on Nanopedestals for Ultrasensitive Vibrational Spectroscopy (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Nanojet and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (NASERS) for Highly Reproducible and Controllable Single Molecule Detection (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

Development and Biological Application of Highly Fluorescent Polymer and Polymer-Dye Energy Transfer Reporters (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticle-Based Biosensors for Specific Biomarker Detection (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

Photoluminescence of a Single Complex Plasmonic Nanoparticle (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Metal-Enhanced Fluorescent Cytometric Bead Immunoassays Based on Gold Nano-Islands for Multiplexed Low-Abundance Protein Biomarker Detections (Dec 03, 2014 04:30 PM)

Rare-Earth Doped Particles for Minimally-Invasive Dual-Modal Bio-Imaging (Dec 03, 2014 04:45 PM)

Self-Assembled Nanodroplet Platform for High Throughput Molecular Detection and Single Cell Analysis (Dec 04, 2014 08:45 AM)

Biomolecule-Mediated Nanodroplet Fusion for In-Solution Sensing (Dec 04, 2014 09:15 AM)

Coupling AC Dielectrophoresis with DC Ion Concentration Polarization in Nanochannels for Ultrafast Biomarker Enrichment (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

Highly-Dispersive Time-Resolved Fluorescent Nanoparticles with Dextran Interface for LFA Chip Application (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

Nanowire Devices for Exosome Analysis (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Development of Bio-Transistor with Olfactory Cell Interface for Cancer Detection (Dec 04, 2014 10:45 AM)

Wafer Scale Fabrication of an Opto-Electronic Biosensor Platform Based on Chemically Exfoliated Graphene (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Transparent, Low-Power Pressure Sensor Matrix Based on Coplanar-Gate Graphene Transistors (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

A Novel Zinc Oxide Nanowire/Nanotube Mixed Structure for Non-Invasive Volatile Organic Compound Detection (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

Detection of Real-Time Dynamics of Drug-Target Interactions by Ultralong ZnO Nanowalls on Wafer Scale (Dec 04, 2014 11:45 AM)

Highly Selective Paper-Based Electrochemical Sensor for Detection of Dopamine, Ascorbic Acid, Uric Acid and Serotonin (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Evaluating the Ability of Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy for Biosensing via Molecular Simulation (Dec 04, 2014 01:45 PM)

Microfluidic Optoelectronic Sensor Based on Halochromic Dyes and Spectral Analysis for Salivary Diagnostics (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Construction of Ascorbate Interference-Free Lactate Biosensors by Exploiting the Oxygen Storage Capacity of Ceria (Dec 04, 2014 02:15 PM)

In Situ Monitoring Based on Semiconductor Principle of Regenerative Chondrocyte Differentiation Behavior by Hydrostatic Pressure Loading (Dec 04, 2014 02:30 PM)

Real-Time Closed-Loop Control of Circulating Drug Levels in Live Animals (Dec 04, 2014 02:45 PM)

Detection of Urinary Bile Acids with a Simple Electrospun Mesh (Dec 04, 2014 03:30 PM)

A New Generation of Pressure Sensors Based on Ultrananocristalline Diamond (UNCD) Thin Films (Dec 04, 2014 03:45 PM)

Circular Interferometric Plasmonic Biosensor Arrays for High-Performance Label-Free Biomolecular Detection (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Label-Free Mid-IR Photothermal Spectroscopy for Biological Imaging Using a Robust Fiber Laser Probe (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Mid-Infrared Opto-Nanofluidics for Label-Free On-Chip Sensing (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Label Free Plasmonic Biosensing of Cardiac Biomarker, Troponin Using Aptamer Conjugated Nanoparticles (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Optical Microring Resonator Biosensors Based on Porous Silicon (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Label-Free Detection of Biomolecules Using Nanostructures Embedded in a Microchannel (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Tunable and Biocompatible Plasmonic Sensor from Silk Hydrogel and Gold Nanostructure (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Integration of Lipid Multilayer Gratings into Multimaterial Biosensor Arrays (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

A Plasmonic Chip for Biomarker Discovery and Point-of-Care Diagnosis of Type-1 Diabetes (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Development of a Photonic Crystal Biosensor for Assaying Kinase Activity (Dec 01, 2014 02:45 PM)

Nano Imprinted DFB Lasers: High Performance Sensing and Biolasers (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Optofluidic Laser Approach for Surface-Based Biochemical Analysis (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Optofluidic ELISA Laser for Biomolecular Detection (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

Biocompatible Waveguides and Cell Lasers (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Optofluidic Waveguiding for Biomedical Sensing (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Polymer Functionalization for Bio-MEMS Applications by Solvent Immersion Imprint Lithography (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Optofluidically Tuned Fluorescence Enhancement by Plasmonic Nanocup Arrays (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Image Information On-The-Flow Using an Opto-Fluidic System Based on Spatial Modulation Technique (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Single Molecule Detection with Optical Microresonators (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Nano-Plasmonic Exosome (nPLEX) Platform (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Bioplasmonic Calligraphy: An Approach for Multiplexed Biosensing (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Label Free Detection of Protein Binding Using a Microwave Sensor (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

Point-of-Care Diagnostic to Measure Blood Ammonia Levels (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

Multi-Parameter Evaluation of the Heterogeneity of Circulating Tumor Cells Using Combined RNA In Situ Hybridization and Immunocytochemical Analysis (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Microfluidic Capture of Circulating Tumor Cells through Interacting Platelets (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Quantum Dot Micropillar Array for Monitoring Cardiac Side Population Cellular Beat Forces (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Micro-Cavity Based Force Sensors for Cell-Biological Studies (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Pores with Undulating Diameter for Multipronged Characterization of Single Particles in the Resistive-Pulse Technique (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Dual-Mode On-Chip Detection of Single ?-DNA Molecules (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

A Silicon Nanopore Device for On-Chip Patch Clamp Measurements of Single Ion Channel Activity (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Self-Limiting Shrinkage of Nanopore Arrays on A Silicon Membrane for DNA Sequencing (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Translocation of Single Stranded DNA through Nano-Cylindrical PEO Passage Self-Assembled by Amphiphilic Block Copolymer (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)


Material research and development in such diverse areas as health care, environmental protection and resource sustainability often have a common theme: the assembly and disassembly of a hard (often crystalline) phase in the presence of soft tissues or organic molecules. For example, this holds for bone, tooth, shell and skeleton formation in marine organisms; and for novel material systems targeting oil recovery or soil remediation. It becomes increasingly clear that this overarching theme calls for a thorough understanding of the nucleation and growth mechanisms involved, their driving forces and stabilities, the role of transient amorphous phases and the resulting macroscopic properties such as fracture toughness and chemical resilience.

Sessions Included:

Do We Understand Crystallization? (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Regulating Ice Nucleation via Modifying Solid Surfaces with Anti-Freezing Proteins (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Polymorph Control via Surface-Selective Peptide Adsorption: Insights from the Intrinsically Disordered Peptide n16N (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Precise Control of Polymorphism in CaSO4 Mineralization at Room Temperature (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Soft Matter under Hard Confinement (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

Exploring the Physical Basis of Dense Liquid Formation in the CaCO3-H2O System (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Functionalized Carbon Nanomaterials as Nucleants for Crystallization (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Atomistic Modeling of Colloidal Nanoparticles with Active Ligands: Solvation, Electroactivity, pH-Activity, and Bio-Activity (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Soft, Stretchable Surface-Chemical Patterns for the Controlled Synthesis and Manipulation of Hard Materials (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Nucleation and Growth of Mineral Salts on Liquid-Impregnated Surfaces (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Linking Theory and Experiment in Biomineralisation (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Low Voltage Electron Microscopy for Imaging the Soft/Hard Materials Interface (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Molecular Bridge Enables Anomalous Enhancement in Thermal Transport across Hard-Soft Material Interfaces (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

Controlled Morphology of Thin Film Silicon Integrated with Soft Environmentally Responsive Hydrogels (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Integrated Experimental and Computational Studies of Energy-Relevant Hard-Soft Interfaces (Dec 01, 2014 02:45 PM)

Particle Mediated Crystal Formation (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Biomolecule Adsorption at Aqueous Graphene Interfaces: Predictions from Advanced Molecular Simulations (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Understanding the Structure and Dynamics of Peptide-Based Switchable Metamaterials: A Molecular Dynamics Study (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

A Silica Surface Model Database and Computational Prediction of Specific Peptide Binding as a Function of pH and Particle Size (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Conformational Effects of Histidine Protonation on Gold-Peptide Adsorption (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

The Effect of Amino Acid Inclusions on the Mechanical Properties and Deformation Mechanisms of Calcite (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Learning from Nature How to Engineer Semiconductor Band Gaps via Hybrid Interfaces (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Deformation Mechanisms in Biological Multilayered Materials (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Structural Properties of Southern Ocean Pteropods (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Modelling Stress-Strain Relations in Collagen Fibers (Dec 02, 2014 10:15 AM)

Exploring the Mystery of High Iron Enrichment in Hard Dental Tissues of Rodents (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

Mussel-Inspired Nanocomposite Hydrogel Engineered by Polymer-Particle Coordination Interfaces (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Fabrication and Characterization of Gold Nanoparticle Reinforced Chitosan Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Elucidation of Structure/Function Relationships of Metal Nanoparticles Using a Combination of X-Ray Diffraction, Reverse Monte Carlo, and Molecular Dynamics (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

Precipitation of CaCO3 in Microemulsions (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

On the Existence of Prenucleation Clusters of Alkaline Earth Carbonates (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Interfacial Chemistry and Stability of Membrane-Confined Mineral Precursors (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Shell Mineralization of the Acorn Barnacle Balanus Amphitrite (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Incorporation, Structure and Properties of Calcite Crystals Occluding Amino Acids (Dec 02, 2014 02:45 PM)

Strong Stabilization of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate by Proteins, Polymers and Solvents (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Fluid Cell TEM Observation of CaCO3 Formation Pathways: Inorganic System vs. Alkanethiol SAMs (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Studying Prenucleation Complexes by Experiment and Simulation (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Peptoids Adsorbed onto Flat, Stepped, and Kinked Calcite Surfaces: Which Molecular Properties and Molecule-Surface Interactions Alter Calcite Growth Rates? (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Molecular Mechanism of a 20kD Calcite-Binding Protein and Fibril Formation Induced by Calcite Step Edges (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)

Biomimetic Bone Prepared via a Polymer-Induced Liquid-Precursor (PILP) Mineralization Process (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

Micro- and Molecular Structure of the Collagen/Hydroxyapatite Composite Human Bone (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Amorphous Intergranular Phases Control the Properties of Tooth Enamel (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Molecular Control of Collagen Biomineralization at Hard-Soft Tissue Interfaces (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Investigating Biomineralisation Processes on the Nanometer Scale (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Application of Finite Element Model for Investigating Hard-Soft Matter Interfaces for Bio-Laminates (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Advanced Conformational Sampling of a Model Materials-Binding Intrinsically Disordered Peptide (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

The Absorption and Disassembly of Amelogenin Nanospheres onto Hydroxyapatite Surfaces (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)


Sustainable development entails meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Accordingly, many water, energy, and transportation technologies that currently impart key benefits to our society cannot continue indefinitely and must be directed to a more sustainable path.

This symposium provided a medium for discussions among scientists, engineers and policy makers interested in advancing materials science to pave the way towards sustainable development.

Sessions Included:

Ion Induced Activity Enhancement of Mesoporous Manganese Oxide in Oxidation Reactions (Dec 23, 2014 12:00 PM)

Materials Science for the Anthropocene (Dec 01, 2014 08:00 AM)

Materials Research and Sustainability (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Engaging the Public in Constructive Conversations about the Future of Technology (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Why be Good? The Role of Stakeholder Relations in Corporate Sustainability Practices (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Insight into the Surface Characterization of the Photoelectrochemical Cell Electrode Materials for Sustainable Solar Fuel Production (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

Optical Switching Materials for Reactive Solar Tracking (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Metals Production Requirements for Large-Scale Photovoltaics Deployment (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Direct Attachment of PbS Quantum Dots on ZnO Nanostructures for Photovoltaic Applications (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Green Synthesis and Nanofabrication for Organic Solar Cells (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Chromogenic Fenestration for Energy Efficient Buildings: Recent Progress in Thermochromics and Electrochromics (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Prototype Motheye Smart Windows (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

'Smart' Utilization of Solar Radiation in Windows Based on Thermochromic Phase Transitions in Vanadium Dioxide (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Cu-Zn-S NanoParticles as Building Blocks for Sustainable Thermoelectric Materials (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Synthesis and Characterization of Sustainable Chalcopyrite Thermoelectric Material Using Earth Abundant Elements (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

The Energy-Water Nexus (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Pollutant Removal in Water Using Porphyrin Based Metal-Organic Frameworks (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Nanodiamond Powder as Reusable Nontoxic Water Disinfection Material (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

Enhancement of Salt Rejection and Water Flux by Crosslinking-Induced Microstructure Change of N-Substituted Polybenzimidazole Membranes (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Photoconversion of NOx Species by SnO2/Graphene/Graphene Oxide Composite for Water Treatment Applications (Dec 03, 2014 03:45 PM)

Sustainable Materials for Wastewater Cleaning Prepared from Biowaste Sourced Soluble Substances (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

The Crucial Role of Oxidative Debris on the Adsorption Capacity of Graphene Oxide (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Innovative Catalysts for Sustainability (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

Design and Synthesis of Core-Shell Nanostructure for Catalytic Applications (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Catalyst-Free Selective Oxidation of Alkali Lignin in Super- and Subcritical Water (Dec 04, 2014 09:15 AM)

Efficient Recycling of Highly Magnetic Enzymes as a Way to Improve Sustainability (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

Improvement of Ni Catalysts for the Carbon Dioxide Reforming of Methane: Reduction-Oxidation-Reduction Pre-Treatment (Dec 04, 2014 09:45 AM)

Recent Progress in New Nanocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Cellulose Conversion to Sugar Alcohol by Solution Plasma Processing (Dec 04, 2014 10:45 AM)

Noble Metal Free Ceria-Zirconia Catalysts with Outstanding Redox Properties by Rational Nanostructured Design (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

The Role of Chloride Anions in CO2 Electro-Reduction on Silver Electrodes (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

Magnetically Recoverable Gold Clusters and Their Use as Catalyst (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

Transition-Metal Doped Tungsten Carbides as Efficient Low-Cost Electrocatalysts for CO2 Reduction (Dec 04, 2014 11:45 AM)

A Chemistry Perspective on Materials Sustainability (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Human Health Considerations as an Integral Component of Sustainable Materials Design: Industry Change and New Research Opportunities (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Tools for Sustainable Development of Impoverished Areas (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

Organic Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes: An Economic, Environmental, and Efficiency Assessment (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Materials for Membranes and Water Sustainability (Dec 01, 2014 03:15 PM)

Novel Hydrophobic Ionic Liquid Based Polymer for Membrane Pervaporative Enrichment of 1,3 Propanediol from Aqueous Solutions (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

Theoretical Study of Molecule Separation in Nanoporous Materials for Realization Sustainable Future (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Fouling Resistant, High Flux Membranes Using Self-Assembling Zwitterionic Copolymers (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

Investigation of Novel Opuntia Ficus-Indica Mucilage Nanofiber Membrane Filtration for Water Systems (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Carbon Materials for Sustainable Technologies (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Hierarchical Micro/Mesoporous Nitrogen-Doped Carbon for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Intercalation and Retention of Carbon Dioxide in a Smectite Clay at Near-Ambient Conditions (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Key Structure-Property Relationships in CO2 Capture by Titania-Supported Alkanolamines (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Carbon Nitride Functionalized Reduced Graphene Oxide Aerogel for Selective and Reversible CO2 Capture (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

Advanced Structural Characterization of Nanoporous Materials for Sustainable Technologies (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Synthesis of Cotton-Made Activated Carbon Fiber and Its Performance in Adsorbing Organic Dyes and as Eco-Adsorbent for Vapors of Volatile Solvents (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Hybrid Materials Based on Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Carbon Molecular Sieves (CMS) for Sustainable Gas Separations (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Regenerable Cerium Oxide Based Adsorber for Sustainable Indoor Air Purification (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

A Novel Method for Vacuum Adsorption Studies on Zeolites (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

Low Temperature Fuel Cell Developments for a Sustainable Hydrogen-Based-Economy (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Sustainability Assessment of Energy Storage in Hydrogen Using Regenerative Fuel Cells (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Sol-Gel Synthesis of Monodispersed Core-Shell Ferrite Nanoparticles for H2 Generation from Thermochemical Water-Splitting (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Sustainable Hydrogen Production with Disorder-Engineered Oxide Materials (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

New Materials to Accelerate the Commercialization of Redox Flow Batteries (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

The Reaction Mechanism of Sn2Fe Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Reducing the Pt Content in Fuel-Cell Electrodes: Reactivity and Stability of Pt/Ceo2 Nanomaterials from First-Principles Modelling (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Tungsten Oxide PhotoAnodes Deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition for Water Splitting Devices (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)


Advancements in micro/nanotechnology are revolutionizing the traditional paradigm of biomedical research in molecular and cellular sensing, stimulation and characterization. Owing to unique properties as well as novel functional designs of micro/nanoscale materials and devices, molecules and live cells now can be precisely manipulated down to a single-molecule or single-cell level and assembled into large regular arrays for high-throughput bioanalysis.

This symposium provided a platform for researchers with expertise and interests in using micro/nanoengineering, nano/biomaterials, biomedical engineering, and biophysics to address critical problems in the cutting edge biomedical research to meet, communicate, learn and form collaborations.

Sessions Included:

Realization of All-Dielectric Metamaterial Perfect Reflector (Jan 09, 2015 02:00 PM)

High performance MoS2 transistors with phase engineered low resistance contacts (Jan 07, 2015 11:00 AM)

Nano- and Quantum-Biodevices for Cancer Diagnosis, Cancer Therapy, and iPS Cell Based Regenerative Medicine (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Chemoenvironmental Modulators of Fluidity in the Suspended Biological Cell (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Ordered Packing of Emulsion Droplets towards the Preparation of Adjustable Photomask (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Three-Dimensional Assembly of Functional Neuronal Networks on a Microchip (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Single-Cell Cytokine Profiling of Myeloproliferative Malignancies (Dec 03, 2014 10:00 AM)

Engineering Cell-Matrix Interactions on Biomaterials to Guide Cellular Programming and Reprogramming (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Effect of Tension on Myelination (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

Roughness of Nanostructured Zirconia Surface Modulates Neuronal Cell Fate by Alteration of the Cell�s Mechanic Properties (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Orthogonally Engineering Matrix Topography and Rigidity to Regulate Multicellular Morphology (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Topographical Controls for Cancer Cell Migration (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)

Novel Nano-Optical Tools for the Manipulation and Sensing of Biomolecules (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Single-Molecule Analysis with Nanomechanical Systems (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Ultra-Sensitive Time-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy of Biomolecule Interactions with Plasmonic Nanoantennas (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Magnetic Sensing Technology - A New Biosensor Platform for Medical Diagnosis (Dec 03, 2014 03:45 PM)

Ultrahigh-Speed Rotary Nanomotors for Tunable Biochemical Release (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Effect of Acoustic Excitations on Acetobacter spp. Metabolism and on Generated Bacterial Acoustic Signals (Dec 03, 2014 04:30 PM)

Reversible Protein Patterning of 3D Hydrogels via Bioorthogonal Photochemistry (Dec 01, 2014 10:15 AM)

pH-Responsive Hydrogel Cubes for Release of Doxorubicin in Cancer Cells (Dec 01, 2014 10:45 AM)

Bio-Inspired Vascular Architecture Promotes Smooth Muscle Differentiation of Adult Stem Cells on Micropatterned Hydrogel (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Oxygen Delivery Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Tissue Preservation (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Stimuli Responsive Micro and Nanotools for Drug Delivery and Surgery (Dec 02, 2014 08:00 AM)

Applications for Micro- and Nanomanipulators in Biomedical Research (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Biocompatible Mg-Based Micromotors (Dec 02, 2014 08:45 AM)

Self-Folding Biocompatible Devices for Single Cell Capture and Analysis (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Rotation Dynamics in Long-Time Operating Nanomotors (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Nanopropellers in Biological Media (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Development of Vertically Aligned Nanoelectrode Array System for Photosynthetic Electron Extraction from Living Algal Cells (Dec 02, 2014 10:15 AM)

Intracellular Electrical Stimulation of PC-12 Cells through Vertical Nanowire Electrode (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Bioelectrical Impedance Measurements to Detect Changes in Tight Junction Expression at Cell Junction (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

Fabrication of Sub-20 nm Nanochannels by Conformal Film Deposition Process (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Development of a Single Molecular Tunnel-Current Identification Method for Electrical Genome Sequencing (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Control and Manipulation of a Charged Macromolecule in a Nanosized Gap between Two Fluid Reservoirs: Theory and Experimental Results (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

Flexible Fiber-Based Multifunctional Platforms for Neural Recording, Interrogation and Repair (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

Micro- and Nanostructures Based on Phase-Change Materials for Biochemical Delivery Applications (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

DNA Smart Materials (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Spatial Regulation of Cellular Uptake and Stimulation by Janus Particles (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Characterizing the Effect of Nanoparticle Size on Nanoconjugation Enhanced EGF-Induced Apoptosis (Dec 02, 2014 02:45 PM)

3-D Printing of Biological Systems for Tissue Engineering and Biological Soft Robotics (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Table-Top Production of Multimaterial Fibers for Scalable Fluid-Instability-Based Fabrication of Nanoparticles (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Paper-Based Biomolecule Preconcentrator by Ion Concentration Polarization (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Bacterial Microarrays Obtained by Spontaneous Adhesion of Single Bacteria on Predefined Spots on Chemically Patterned Surfaces (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Liposomal Drug Screening Microarrays (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)

Enabling Plasmon Resonance Molecular and Cellular Imaging on Ubiquitous Laboratory Equipment by Colorimetric Nanoplasmonic Device (Dec 03, 2014 08:00 AM)

Biomechanical Phenotyping of Single Suspending Cancer Cells Using Deformability Microcytometer (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

Development of a Novel 3D Bioprinted In Vitro Nano Bone Model for Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis Study (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

Nanomechanical Responses in Micro-Patterned Cardiomyocytes Using Combined Scanning Probe and Fluorescence Microscopy (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Microtechnologies for Screening Cell Mechanobiological Responses (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)


The objective of this symposium was to bring together scientists and engineers working on quantum-confined semiconductor nanocrystals and plasmonic metal nanostructures to discuss the most recent progress in the fabrication, characterization, and application of these novel nanoscale materials.

Sessions Included:

Tracing Nanoparticles in the Sub-ppb Range - Silica Particles with Encapsulated DNA (SPED) as Ecological Sensors (Jan 12, 2015 09:00 AM)

Effect of Dangling Bonds on Low Temperature Photoluminescence in CdSe Nanocrystals (Dec 01, 2014 08:45 AM)

Calculation of Auger Recombination Rate in CdSe Nanocrystals: Demonstration of the Universal Size-Dependence (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Elevated Temperature Dynamics, Phonon Dissipation, and In-Situ Studies of Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Hybrids (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Probing the Role of Dimensionality in Colloidal Lead Chalcogenide Nanostructures (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Optoelectronic Properties of Individual PbS Nanosheets (Dec 01, 2014 10:45 AM)

Band-Gap Engineering of Core/Shell and Core/Crown Nanoplatelets: Synthesis and Optical Properties (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Multiexciton Generation and Decay in Two-Dimensional Nanosheets (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Amplified Spontaneous Emission and Lasing in Colloidal Quantum Wells (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Semiconductor Nanoplatelets: A New Colloidal System for Low-Threshold, High-Gain Stimulated Emission (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Femtosecond X-Ray Tomography of Nanocrystals at Extreme Strains (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Optoelectronic Properties of Si-Nanocrystals Embedded in a Dielectric Matrix by Low-Loss EELS (Dec 04, 2014 01:45 PM)

Upconversion from Rare-Earth Doped Y2O3 Nanoparticles with Metal Nano-Caps (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Effect of Surface Plasmons on Near-Field Nanoptics and Other Photophysical Processes in Upconverting Nanoparticles (Dec 04, 2014 02:15 PM)

Photon Upconversion Using Plasmonic Hot-Carriers (Dec 04, 2014 02:30 PM)

Single Particle Absorption Spectroscopy of Plasmonic Nanostructure (Dec 04, 2014 03:15 PM)

Measuring Single Semiconductor Nanocrystal Lineshapes in the Short Wavelength Infrared (Dec 04, 2014 03:45 PM)

Controllable Position and Opto-Electrical Transport Properties of Single Colloidal CdS Nanorod (Dec 04, 2014 04:00 PM)

Ultrafast Photoluminescence from Amorphous Surface Layers in Quantum-Confined Silicon Nanocrystals (Dec 04, 2014 04:15 PM)

Tracking Carriers Through Space and Time in Single Silicon Nanowires Using Ultrafast Optical Microscopy (Dec 04, 2014 04:30 PM)

Combined Electrical and Optical Loss Analysis of Mesopore-Structured Solar Cells (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Controlling Hot-Carrier Interactions in Nanomaterials Designed for High-Efficiency Solar Energy Conversion (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Direct Observation of Carrier Multiplication in PbSe Nanocrystals Using Ultrafast Transient Photocurrent Spectroscopy (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

Solar Cells Based on Colloidal Quantum Dots (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Solar Photochemistry of Semiconductor Nanocrystals (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Virus Constructed Au/CdS Plasmonic Photocatalytic Nanostructures (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Photocatalysis with Hybrid Nanomaterials (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

Quantum-Confinement Controlled Hydrogen Generation Efficiency in Colloidal Noble-Metal Decorated Semiconductor Nanocrystals (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Core/Shell Quantum Dot Based Luminescent Solar Concentrators with Reduced Reabsorption and Enhanced Efficiency (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

Near-Field Light Design with Colloidal Quantum Dots (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Control of Exciton-Plasmon Coupling in Quantum Dot-Metallic Nanoparticle Systems Using Plasmonic Template (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Exploiting Plasmon Coupling to Induce Multi-Exciton Quantum Dot Emission near Nanostructured Gold (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Plasmonic Enhancement of Surface-State Recombination in CdSe Nanocrystals for Multicolored Emission (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells: Tailoring Properties from the Single Nanocrystal to the Supra-Nanocrystalline Level (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Efficient Charge Transport through Weakly-Coupled CdSe Nanocrystals (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Intermediate Stages in the Formation of 2D Honeycomb Structures by Oriented Attachment of Nanocrystals (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

The Chemical Design of Multi-Component Nanocrystal Superlattices and Nanocrystal Based Thin Film Devices (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

Characterizing the Redox Coupling between Luminescent Quantum Dots and the Neurotransmitter Dopamine in Hybrid Assemblies (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Nanoparticles and Polyoxometalates: Hybrid Nanomaterials for Bioapplications (Dec 02, 2014 01:45 PM)

Energy Harvesting of Non-Emissive Triplet Excitons in Tetracene by SWIR-Emitting PbS Nanocrystals (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Exciton Dynamics at Hybrid Quantum Dot-MoS2 Interfaces (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

All-Inorganic Design of Colloidal Nanocrystals: New Inorganic Ligands and New Insights into Nanocrystal-Ligand Interface (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Controlling and Measuring the Energy Landscape in Single Semiconductor Nanowire Heterostructures (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Synthesis and Characterization of Alloy InPAs/ZnS Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Tunable Emission in the Near-Infrared (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Near Infrared Single Particle Spectroscopy and Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Lead Sulfide/Cadmium Sulfide Nanocrystals (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

A Tale of Two Giants: ZnSe/CdS and CdSe/ZnSe Thick-shell Core/Shell Quantum Dots (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Thick Shell CdSe/CdS Quantum Dots with 100% Quantum Yield at Room Temperature (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)

Optoplasmonic Materials with Metallic and Dielectric Building Blocks in Rational Geometries (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Structural and Optical Visualization of Hot Spots Formed by Weak Localization Phenomena in Random Silver Nanoparticle Films (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Bimetallic Nanostructures and Their Plasmonic Properties (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Metal-Hybrid Nanocolloids for Magneto-Plasmonics (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Plasmonic Nanocones as Efficient Antennas (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Fabrication of Sub-Nanometer Gaps by Nanoskiving Using the Edges of Graphene Nanoribbons as Sacrificial Spacers (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

Approaching the Quantum Limit for Metal Nanoparticle Plasmonics (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Quantum Nanoplasmonics and Spaser (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Microsecond-Resolved Insights into the Very Early Stages of Formation and Growth of Cds Quantum Dots (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

Effect of Charge Transfer in Magnetic-Plasmonic Au@Metal Oxide Heterodimers on the Kinetics of Nanocrystals Formation (Dec 04, 2014 08:45 AM)

Continuous Synthesis of CuInS2 Quantum Dots in a Microreactor (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Coaxial Lithography (Dec 04, 2014 09:15 AM)

Synthesis, Chemical Transformations and Assembly in Colloidal Nanocrystals (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

Beyond Plasmons Thiolated Gold Clusters Exhibit Photosensitizing Property in the Visible (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Photophysics of Organo-Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystal (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Carbon Dots-Based Hybrid Materials: From Full-Color Luminescent Ionogel to Solid-State White-Light Emitting Luminophores (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

Surface Dependent Optical Properties of Silicon Carbide Quantum Dots (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

Air-Stable n-Doped Colloidal HgS and HgSe Quantum Dots with Mid-Infrared Intraband Photoresponse (Dec 04, 2014 11:45 AM)


In recent years, graphene, a 2D form of carbon, has attracted a great deal of attention because of its unique properties including very high charge carrier mobility, excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, superior optical transparency and mechanical strength, high surface area, etc. Graphene’s outstanding characteristics make it also a desirable platform to immobilize nanomaterials and fabricate high performance nanocomposites with enhanced functionalities and/or performances.

The symposium focused on all aspects of graphene and graphene nanocomposites research. In particular, it highlighted recent advances and challenges in synthesis, fabrication and processing with an emphasis on novel, cost-effective and scalable methods; as well as new chemistries, nanostructures, and architectures leading to strong synergies, advanced functionalities and novel properties.

Sessions Included:

Shear-Induced Mixing during Co-deformation of Crystalline-Amorphous Nanolaminates Observed by Atom Probe Tomography and TEM (Jan 13, 2015 03:00 PM)

High On/Off Ratio Lateral Graphene Heterostructure Field Effect Transistors (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

A New Barristor Based on Transition of Tunneling Mode Between Direct and Fowler-Nordheim Tunneling Transport through Vertically-Stacked Graphene/h-BN/Metal (Dec 01, 2014 08:45 AM)

Graphene Quantum Devices (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Graphene Ambipolar Nanoelectronics for High Noise Rejection Amplification (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Highly Flexible Macroelectronics from Scalable Vertical Thin Film Transistor (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

Low Temperature Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of Graphene on Arbitrary Non-Catalytic Substrates (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

Direct CVD Growth of Oriented Graphene Nanoribbons over Heteroepitaxial Cu Films (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

CVD Growth of Graphene and Its 2D Hybrids (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Wafer-Scale Growth of Graphene via Solid-State Rapid Thermal Processing of Amorphous Carbon (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

High Electrocatalytic and Wettable Nitrogen-Doped Microwave-Exfoliated Graphene Nanosheets as Counter Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Atomtronics: The Application of Organometallic Bis-Hexahapto ?6-Bonding to the Electrical Interconnection and Electronic Conjugation of the Benzenoid Surfaces of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Role of Contact Annealing in Graphene Devices and Fabrication of Ultralow Resistance Metal Contacts to Graphene (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

ITO-Free Organic Light Emitting Transistors with Graphene Gate Electrode (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Engineering CVD Graphene as a Low Resistance Transparent Electrode through FeCl3 Intercalation (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Infrared Experimental and Theoretical Study of Gated Tunable Large Scale Planar and Nano- Ribbons Patterned Graphene for Plasmonics Devices (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)

Electrochemical Applications of the Functional Materials Based on Chemically Converted Graphene (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Characterization of Multi-Layer Graphene by Using Low-Voltage Electron Diffraction Microscopy (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Determination of the Degree of Orientation of Graphene in Nanocomposites Using Polarized Raman Spectroscopy (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

Studies of Bulk Graphene Based Materials for Green Energy Applications (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Nanocomposites of Quantum Dots and Functionalized Graphenes are Improving the Performance of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Solar Cells (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

Mass Production of Two-Dimensional Crystals as Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Enhanced Thermal Conductivity of Phase Change Materials with Ultrathin-Graphite Foams for Thermal Energy Storage (Dec 03, 2014 04:45 PM)

Making Graphene Nanoribbons: A Theoretical Exploration (Dec 04, 2014 08:00 AM)

Mechanical Strength of a Nanoporous Graphene Membrane for Clean Water (Dec 04, 2014 08:15 AM)

Two-Dimensional Metal-Insulator Transition in Functionalized Graphene (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

Physical Properties of BN-Graphene and Graphene-BN Heterostructures (Dec 04, 2014 08:45 AM)

Interaction of Epitaxial Graphene with the SiC Substrate: Sublimation vs. CVD Growth (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

The Dynamics of Graphene-Catalyst Interactions during Growth (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

The Intrinsic Wettability of Graphene (Dec 04, 2014 09:45 AM)

Graphene-Molecule Conjugates (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Electronic Graphene Kirigami (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Determination of Band Filling Potential and Quantum Capacitance in Dual Gated Graphene Transistors (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

Competitive Interfacial Charge Transfer from Electrodes and Adsorbates to Graphene (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

Stretchable, Transparent Electrodes with Ultra-Low Sheet Resistance (~ 1 Ohm/sq) and High Transmittance (~ 91%) in Visible Range (Dec 04, 2014 11:45 AM)

Synthesis of Graphene Films with Layer Control on Cu Enclosures by Chemical Vapor Deposition (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Large-Scale Production of Graphene Using a Weak Oxidation Approach (Dec 04, 2014 01:45 PM)

Functionalized Graphene in Electrochemical Applications (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Growth of Large and High-Quality Mono-Layer and Bilayer Graphene Single Crystals on Cu (Dec 04, 2014 02:30 PM)

Chemically Integrated Graphene/Inorganic Hybrid Two-Dimensional Materials for Flexible Energy Storage Devices (Dec 04, 2014 03:15 PM)

Freestanding 3D Expressway-Like Graphene/Nickel Hydroxide Hybrid Films for High Performance Flexible Supercapacitors (Dec 04, 2014 03:45 PM)

Graphene/Carbon Nanotubes Hybrid for Energy Storage (Dec 04, 2014 04:00 PM)

High Performance Graphene Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors Using 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium tris (pentafluoroethyl) trifluorophosphate [BMP][FAP] Ionic Liquid as Electrolyte (Dec 04, 2014 04:30 PM)

Three-Dimensional Graphene Networks for High-Performance Electrical Energy Storage (Dec 04, 2014 04:45 PM)

Interfacial Reactions in Graphene and Graphene Nanocomposites (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Unprecedented Solid-State Viscoelasticity Discovered in Exfoliated Graphite (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Advances in Graphene and Functionalized Graphene Applications (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Modifying Optical Properties of Reduced Graphene Oxide by Controlled Functionalization (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Unraveling the Effects of Physisorption and Defects on Graphene Properties: A Correlated Nanoscale Mechanical, Electrical, and Infrared Study (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Elucidating Growth Mechanisms: Complementary In Situ XPS, XRD and ESEM Observations during Graphene CVD on Polycrystalline Cu (Dec 05, 2014 08:30 AM)

3D Characterization of Graphene Oxide Membranes Using Electron Tomography (Dec 05, 2014 08:45 AM)

In Situ Transport Study of Graphene-Gas Interaction (Dec 05, 2014 09:00 AM)

Light-Emitting Nanostructures Based on Nanocrystalline Graphene (Dec 05, 2014 09:30 AM)

Nanoscale Chemical and Physical Imaging of Graphene and Other Carbon Species with nanoRaman (Dec 05, 2014 09:45 AM)

Flexible Graphene pH Sensor (Dec 05, 2014 10:30 AM)

Reduced Graphene Oxide/Carbon Nanotube Hybrids with Tunable Electronic Structure for Sensing Applications (Dec 05, 2014 10:45 AM)

An Integrated, Graphene-Based Device for Optical and Electronic Sensing of Liquids (Dec 05, 2014 11:00 AM)

High-Performance Monolayer Graphene Membrane for Nanofiltration (Dec 05, 2014 11:15 AM)

Graphene-Based Photodetectors for Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuits (Dec 05, 2014 11:30 AM)

Inexpensive Disposable Electrochemical Paper Microfluidic pH Sensor Based on IrO2-Graphene Nanocomposite Films (Dec 05, 2014 11:45 AM)

Preparation of Graphene-Metal Nanoclusters and Asymmetric Functionalization of Graphene Monolayer at the Organic/Water Interface (Dec 05, 2014 01:45 PM)

3D-Printed Graphene Structures: Electrical and Biological Properties (Dec 05, 2014 02:00 PM)

ITO-Equivalent Transparent Conductive Films Made of Bi-Layer HFCVD Graphene (Dec 05, 2014 02:15 PM)

3D Graphene and BN Nanosheets Grown by Chemical Blowing (Dec 05, 2014 02:30 PM)

Graphene Nanocomposites (Dec 05, 2014 03:15 PM)

Freeze Cast GO-CNT Hybrid Aerogels (Dec 05, 2014 03:45 PM)

Doubly Crosslinked Microgel-Graphene Oxide Gels: Biocompatible Colloidal Composites with Tunable Mechanical Properties (Dec 05, 2014 04:00 PM)

Graphene Reinforced Silicon Nitride Composites (Dec 05, 2014 04:15 PM)

Graphene-Silicon Interfaces at the Two-Dimensional Limit (Dec 05, 2014 04:45 PM)

Manipulation of Edge Magnetism in Hexagonal Graphene Nanoflake (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Hydrodynamic Phonon Transport in Suspended Graphene (Dec 01, 2014 01:45 PM)

Thermodynamical Properties and Stability of Crystalline Membranes in the Quantum Regime (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Design of Graphene-Based Nanophotonic Devices (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Structural Evolution of Reduced Graphene Oxide of Varying Carbon sp2 Fractions Investigated via Coulomb Blockade Transport (Dec 01, 2014 02:45 PM)

Two-Dimensional Layered Nanoribbons and Nanoplates (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

High-Sensitivity Optoelectronics with Van der Waals Heterostructures (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Formation and Electronic Properties of Coherent In-Plane Heterostructures of Graphene and hBN (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Origin of Band Gaps in Graphene on Hexagonal Boron Nitride (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

Comparative Study on Pristine and Hydrogen-Intercalated Graphene on 4H-SiC(0001) Surface Using Noncontact Scanning Nonlinear Dielectric Microscopy (Dec 02, 2014 08:15 AM)

A New Methodology to Detect the Scattering Mechanism of Graphene Carriers (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Micro-Ballistic Characterization of Multi-Layer Graphene (Dec 02, 2014 08:45 AM)

Probing Optical and Electronic Properties of Defects in Graphene through Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy and First-Principles Theory (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Surface Plasmon Enhanced Photoluminescence from Graphene Oxide (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Determination of Diffusion Length of Carriers in Graphene Using Contactless Photoelectromagnetic Method of Investigations (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

From Graphenide (Negatively Charged Graphene) Solutions to Transparent Electrodes (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Flexible Pyroelectric Infrared Sensors with Transparent Graphene Electrodes for Fast Thermal Imaging (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Probing Molecule-Graphene Binding Affinity with Graphene Nanoelectronic Heterodyne Sensor (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Enhanced Gas Permeation of Graphene Nanocomposite Membranes (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

Molecular Selectivity of Graphene-Enhanced Raman Scattering (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

Growth of Single-Crystal Monolayer Graphene on H-Terminated Germanium Surface (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Towards Industrial Scale Production of CVD Graphene (Dec 02, 2014 01:45 PM)

Large-Area, Single-Crystal and Single-Crystal-Like Graphene via Heteroepitaxial Growth on Flexible, Large-Area, Substrates for Wide-Ranging, Electronic and Energy Applications (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Large Area Single-Crystal Graphene Growth by Controlling the Nucleation Density in CVD (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Construction of 2D Atomic Crystals on Transition Metal Surfaces: Graphene, Silicene, and Hafnene (Dec 02, 2014 03:15 PM)

Reaction and Atomic Dynamics at Defects in Graphene (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

Setting up a Nanolab inside a TEM for 2D Materials Research (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Atomic Insight into the Growth Intermediates of CVD Graphene on Copper (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

In Situ Scanning Electron Microscopy of Graphene Growth on Metal Surfaces (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)


This symposium aimed at bringing together researchers from different disciplines, including physics, materials science, engineering, chemistry and biology; to share recent breakthroughs, identify critical issues and exchange ideas for future directions in the field of optical nanostructured metamaterials and plasmonics.

Sessions Included:

Synthesis of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube/Nanocoil Hybrids by Chemical Vapor Deposition Using Fe/Sn Catalyst (Jan 13, 2015 04:00 PM)

Optics at the Extreme (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Giant Nonlinearities in Plasmonic and Dielectric Reconfigurable Metamaterials (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Homogenization of Two-Dimensional Dirac-Cone Metamaterial (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Playing with the Phase of Light Using Plasmonic Optical Interferences in Multiscale Metamaterials (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

Metamaterial Mirror for Enhancing Light Absorption and Extraction (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Sparse and Disordered Nanoplasmonic Metamaterial Layers: From Fano follows Enhanced Absorption, Sensitivity and Optical Activity (Dec 01, 2014 10:45 AM)

Optical Metamaterials as Antireflection Coatings for Solar Cells (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Refractory Metals for High Temperature Metamaterial Thermal Emitters (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Engineered Infrared Plasmonic Metamaterials for Molecular Vibration Enhancement and Suppression Observed by Photothermal Spectral-Microscopy (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

All-Dielectric Metamaterial Analogue of Electromagnetically Induced Transparency (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Opportunities with Optical Metamaterials (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Self-Assembly on Large-Scales: Visible-Wavelength and nm-Scale Metamaterials (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Scaling Nanoparticle Integration for Programmable 3D Plasmonic Architectures (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Photothermal Killing of Cancer Cells by the Controlled Plasmonic Coupling of Silica-Coated Au/Fe2O3 Nanoaggregates (Dec 03, 2014 03:45 PM)

Chiral Aluminum Nanoparticles (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

The Searchlight Effect in Hyperbolic Media (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Nonreciprocal Hybrid Plasmonics (Dec 03, 2014 04:30 PM)

Alignment of Nonmagnetic Nanoparticles via Magneto-Optical Effects at Ultralow Field Intensities (Dec 03, 2014 04:45 PM)

Quantum-Dot Plasmonics (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

Quantum Interference and Path Entanglement of Surface Plasmons (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Classical and Quantum Plasmonics in Graphene Nanodisks: The Role of Edge States (Dec 04, 2014 09:15 AM)

Reusable Electrostatic Self-Assembly for Controllable Positioning of Single Quantum Emitter Nanoparticle (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

Deterministic Integration of Multiple Spin Quantum Bits into a Photonic Integrated Circuit (Dec 04, 2014 09:45 AM)

Control of Light-Matter Interaction Using Metal-Dielectric Nanostructures (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Implementations of CVD Diamond Growth Methods for Selective and Efficient Formation of Color-Centers in Nanodiamond (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Optical Interface to a Single Nitrogen-Vacancy Center Using a Fiber-Integrated Diamond Micro-Waveguide (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

Coherent Spin Control of a Cavity-Enhanced Qubit in a Diamond Nanophotonic Structure (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

Spatially Deterministic Creation and Purcell Enhancement of NV Centers within Diamond Photonic Crystal Cavities (Dec 04, 2014 11:45 AM)

Controlling the Optical near Field with Atomic-Scale Structures (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Nanoscale Spatial and Spectral Imaging of Nanoparticle Phase Transitions and Optical Interactions (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Strongly Enhanced Light-Matter Interactions Using Colloidally Synthesized Plasmonic Nanoantennas (Dec 04, 2014 02:30 PM)

Single-Molecule Detection in Solutions at High Concentrations with a Heterogeneous Optical Slot Antenna (Dec 04, 2014 02:45 PM)

Photo-Chemical Reactions on Plasmonic Metal Nanostructures (Dec 04, 2014 03:30 PM)

Characterizing Nano-Antenna Directional Emission Using Wide-Angle Energy-Momentum Spectroscopy (Dec 04, 2014 04:00 PM)

Fiber-Optical Tweezing of Dielectric Nanoparticles with Coaxial Plasmonic Apertures (Dec 04, 2014 04:15 PM)

Free-Standing U-Cavity Array with Strong and Tunable Artificial Magnetism at Optical Frequencies (Dec 04, 2014 04:30 PM)

All-Seminconductor One-Step Superabsorbers (Dec 04, 2014 04:45 PM)

Hybrid Nanoantennas for Field Enhancement and Nnonlinear Nanophotonics: Materials Considerations and Application Examples (Dec 05, 2014 08:30 AM)

Harmonic Generation in Epsilon-Near-Zero ITO Materials (Dec 05, 2014 09:00 AM)

Nonlinear Nanophotonics Using Catalytic Oxides: Using Two-Photon Absorption to Drive Photochemical Reactions (Dec 05, 2014 09:15 AM)

Aluminum Resonant Optical Antenna Resonance Spectra from Two-Photon Laser Excitation (Dec 05, 2014 09:30 AM)

Frozen-Light Defect Modes in Non-Reciprocal Photonic Crystals (Dec 05, 2014 09:45 AM)

Reconfigurable 3D Plasmonic Metamolecules (Dec 05, 2014 10:30 AM)

SERS Properties of Anisotropic-Shaped Metal Nanostructure Array Obtained Using Anodic Porous Alumina (Dec 05, 2014 11:00 AM)

Modeling and Optimization of Photonic Devices Based on Transformation Optics Approach (Dec 05, 2014 11:15 AM)

Metasurfaces and 2D Sheets for Light Processing (Dec 05, 2014 11:30 AM)

Nanostructured Thermal Absorber Coatings of Graphene-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Composite for High-Power Laser Radiometry (Dec 05, 2014 11:45 AM)

Optical Plasmon Resonance in an AsSb-AlGaAs Metamaterial (Dec 05, 2014 01:30 PM)

Demonstration of On-Chip Double Zero Index Material for Planar Device Applications (Dec 05, 2014 01:45 PM)

Photonic Crystal Nanochains with Retractable Lengths (Dec 05, 2014 02:00 PM)

Broadband Negative Refraction Due to Discrete Plasmon Diffraction (Dec 05, 2014 02:15 PM)

Inverse Mapping for Realistic Transformation Optical Devices (Dec 05, 2014 02:30 PM)

Experimental Observations of Topologically Nontrivial State in Uniaxial Metacrystal Waveguides (Dec 05, 2014 02:45 PM)

Field Effect-Induced Transition from Elliptical to Hyperbolic Dispersion in Metamaterials (Dec 05, 2014 03:30 PM)

Control of Chemical Reactions with Metallic Surfaces and Hyperbolic Metamaterials (Dec 05, 2014 03:45 PM)

Inas Metamaterials on Flexible Substrate (Dec 05, 2014 04:00 PM)

Isotropic Photonic Bandgap Materials Derived from Hyperuniform Point Patterns (Dec 05, 2014 04:15 PM)

Multi-Functional All-Polymer 2D Solid-Core Bioinspired Photonic Crystals (Dec 05, 2014 04:30 PM)

All-Dielectric Nanophotonics: Magnetic Light and Huygens' Metasurfaces (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Designing Huygens Interfaces at the Nanoscale: Application to Surface Holography (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Dielectric Gradient Metasurface Optical Elements (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Antireflection Metasurfaces (Dec 01, 2014 02:45 PM)

Optimal Polarization Conversion in Coupled Dimer Plasmonic Nanoantennas for Metasurfaces (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Nonlocal Polarization Approach to Metasurface Optics (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

PT Symmetric Metasurfaces and Polarisation Phase Transitions (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Magnetically Controlled Magnetoplasmonic Metasurfaces within the Visible Light Spectrum (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

Enhanced Light Trapping in Solar Cells with a Meta-Mirror Following Generalized Snell's Law (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Circular-Polarization-Selective Meta-Grating Couplers (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

Aluminum Plasmonics (Dec 02, 2014 08:45 AM)

Nanostructures for Plasmon Generation and Their Use for Molecular Detection (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Nanofabrication Tools for Advanced Plasmonic Functionalities: Directional Scattering, Magnetic-Dark Modes, Quasicrystalline Isotropic In-Coupling and Controllable Hot Spots (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

Absorption Enhancement, Induced Transparency and Critical Coupling in Coupled Plasmonic-Molecular Resonator Systems (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Active and Switchable Functional Plasmonic Nanodevices for the Near- and Mid-Infrared (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

Gate-Tunable Conducting Oxide Plasmonic Lightwave Circuits: Modulators and Multistate Logic in Guided Wave Networks (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Coupling of Electrons and Surface Plasmons in Nanostructured Metal (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Plasmonic Hot-Carrier Optoelectronics (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

Metamaterial Perfect Absorber Based Hot Electron Photodetection (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

Nanophotonic Structures for Heating and Cooling (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Solar Broadband Metal Absorption in Anti-Reflection Coated 2D Metallic Dielectric Photonic Crystals for Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Spectral Tuning of Thermal Radiation from Low-Dimensional Photonic Structures: Thermal Wells, Wires and Dots (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Facile Multifunctional Plasmonic Absorber with Rapid Thermal Response and its Application in Thermoelectric Light Detectors (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Optoplasmonic Nanocircuits for Efficient Long-Range Energy Transfer (Dec 02, 2014 02:45 PM)

2d Materials for Novel Optical Phenomena (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Single-Molecule Study for a Graphene-Based Nano-Position Sensor (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Thermal Graphene Plasmonic Interconnects (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Electrically Tunable Optical Absorption Enhancement in Graphene-Based Salisbury Screen (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Enhanced Photodetection in 2D Materials via Fano-Resonant Photonic Crystals (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)

Parity-Time Symmetry Synthetic Laser (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

Graphene Plasmon-Modulated Infrared Radiation via Emissivity Control (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Addressing a Single Photon Source by a Nanowaveguide (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

A Single-Photon Source Driven by a Surface Acoustic Wave (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Radiation-Rate Enhancement in Silicon-Based Hyperbolic Metamaterials (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Optical Generation of Highly-Confined Complementary Spin Populations: The Spin Photovoltaic Cell (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Nanophotonic Spectrum Splitting for Low Cost High-Efficiency Photovoltaics (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

Optical and Electronic Engineering of Semiconductor Thin-Films for High-Efficiency Thermophotovoltaics (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Stripe-Teeth Metamaterial Arrays Coupled to Nb-NbOx-Based Rectifying Diodes (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Topological Insulator BSTS as a Broadband Switchable Metamaterial (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Ultra-Compact Mid-Infrared Optical Modulators Based on Electrically Tunable Meta-Material Absorbers (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)


This symposium covered novel aspects of the synthesis, fundamental properties, characterization and technological applications of carbon nanotubes and related materials. Advances in synthesis up-scaling and control, as well as the state-of-art on investigation of functional carbon nanotubes for applications in optoelectronics, sensors, energy harvesting and storage, display technology, biology and medicine were discussed.

Sessions Included:

Energy Harvesting of PZT Nanoparticles Interconnected with Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes (Jan 14, 2015 09:00 AM)

Understanding the Growth Mechanism of Semiconducting Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Super-Long Perfect Carbon Nanotube Growth and Its Properties (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Boron Doped Few-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Structure-Specific Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Tungsten-Based Alloy Catalysts (Dec 01, 2014 10:45 AM)

A New Type of Beaded Carbon Nanotubes Synthesized in the Submarine-Style CVD (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Enhancement of Carbon Nanotube Forest Growth with Ultrafast Laser Irradiation (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Stress Driven Growth of CNT Microstructures with Multi-Directional Trajectories (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Synthesis of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes and Nanocrystalline A-C Film on Stainless Steel by Chemical Vapour Deposition (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

MOCVD of a Nanocomposite Film of Fe, Fe3O4, and Carbon Nanotubes from Ferric Acetylacetonate: Novel Thermodynamic Modeling to Reconcile with Experiment (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Quantum Design in Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 08:15 AM)

The Chemical Alterations in Single Carbon Nanotubes during Electrical Transport (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

Trion versus Exciton Electroluminescence from Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Charge Transfer in Nanomanipulated Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Ultrafast Spectroscopic Signature of Charge Transfer between Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and C60 (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Optical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes- Dioxaborine Dyes Complexes (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Single Tube Imaging and Spectroscopic Studies of Novel Emitting States in Covalently Doped Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Carbon Nanotube Nanofluidics: From Fundamental to Applied Science (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Free-Standing Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Hybrid Papers as Next Generation Adsorbents (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Electron Emission from the Side Surface of Individual Joule-Heated Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Preparation and Properties of Carbon Nanotube-Based Inks (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)

Controlled CVD Growth and Solar Cell Applications of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Carboxylated Carbon Nanotubes: Structural and Mechanical Properties (Dec 03, 2014 01:45 PM)

Polymeric Composite Microstructures with Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Produced by Two-Photon Polymerization (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Interfacial Fracture in Ceramic Nanocomposites Reinforced with ALD Coated Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

Electron Transport across Point Defects in Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Interfacial and Internal Stress Transfer in Carbon Nanotube Based Nanocomposites (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

Electromechanical Property of Individual Carbon Nanotubes Studied In Situ in SEM and Correlated with the Atomic Structures (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Enhanced Load Transfer and Adhesion Energy in Carbon Nanotube Bundles via Carbon-Ion Implantation (Dec 03, 2014 04:30 PM)

Tensile Strength of CNT Fibres Between Super-Lubricity and Space Elevator (Dec 03, 2014 04:45 PM)

The State-of-The-Art Science and Application of Carbon Nanotube (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

Carbon Nanotube Infrared and Terahertz Detectors (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Waveguide-Integrated Light-Emitting Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

Preparation of Carbon Nanotubes Containing Conductive Nanofibers and Characterization as Electrode Material for Electrochemical Capacitor (Dec 04, 2014 09:45 AM)

Charge Separation and Recombination in Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Blends: Implications for Organic Photovoltaics (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Supercapacitor Electrode Based on Mixtures of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Related Nanomaterials Deposited Using Dynamic Air-Brush Deposition Technique (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Toward Carbon Nanotube Based Thermal Interface Materials (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Cross-Linked Carbon Nanotube Heat Spreader (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

Impact of Proximity Effects on Structure-Property Relations of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Carbon Matrix Nanocomposites (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

Carbon Nanotube Based Electronic Devices for RF Applications (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Rational Control of Transistor Characteristics via Carbon Nanotube-Organic Interface Design (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Solution-Processed Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Plastic Microelectronics (Dec 04, 2014 02:15 PM)

Isolation of High-Purity Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Applications in Electronic Devices (Dec 04, 2014 03:00 PM)

Aligned Polyfluorene-Sorted Carbon Nanotube Transistors Enable Simultaneously High On-Conductance and On/Off Ratio (Dec 04, 2014 03:30 PM)

VLSI Compatible n-Type Carbon Nanotube Doping Technique and Monolithic Integration of CNTFETs with Silicon CMOS (Dec 04, 2014 03:45 PM)

Towards CNTFET-Based Biomembrane Sensors (Dec 04, 2014 04:15 PM)

Three-Dimensional Macroporous Carbon Nanotube Scaffolds for Stem Cell Expansion and Maintenance (Dec 04, 2014 04:45 PM)

Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube Solar Cells and Photodetectors (Dec 05, 2014 08:30 AM)

Architecturing Carbon Nanotube-Based Flexible Solid State Supercapacitor (Dec 05, 2014 09:00 AM)

Graphene-Coated Carbon Nanotube Aerogel-Based High Performance Electrodes for Ethanol Oxidation (Dec 05, 2014 09:15 AM)

Laser Printing of Carbon Nanotube Networks for Chemiresistor Fabrication (Dec 05, 2014 09:30 AM)

Printable and Spinnable Conducting Pastes Based on Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Materials (Dec 05, 2014 10:15 AM)

SWCNT Production and Integration into Polymer Surfaces (Dec 05, 2014 10:45 AM)

Thin, Flexible, and Durable Carbon Nanotube Loudspeakers (Dec 05, 2014 11:00 AM)

Strengthening Efficiency of Composite Materials Depending on the Surface Area of Reinforcements (Dec 05, 2014 11:15 AM)

Using Low Concentrations of Nano-Carbons to Induce Polymer Self-Reinforcement of Composites for High-Performance Applications (Dec 05, 2014 11:30 AM)

Synthesis and Structural Characterizations of Double- and Triple-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Structure and Sorting of DWNTs by Diameter and Helicity (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Raman Studies on Double and Triple Walled Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

On the Origin of Carbon Nanotube Helicity: Carbon Cap as a Precursor for Symmetry Formation (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Growth and Characterization of Uniform Carbon Nanotube Arrays on Active Substrates (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

Re-Growth of Carbon Nanotube by Chemical Vapor Deposition and In Situ Scanning Electron Microscope Observation (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Automated Experimentation Applied to Carbon Nanotube Synthesis (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

SWNT and MWNT from a Polymeric Electrospun Nanofiber Precursor (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Force-Modulated Growth of Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

Synthesis of Carbon Nanostructures: Science and Applications to Energy Device (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Defect-Engineered Nanocarbon-Based Supercapacitors for Next Generation Energy Storage (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Fabrication and Characterization of New Hybrid C60/CNT Structures, A Peapod Analogue (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Fabrication of Well-Aligned, Densely-Packed, Highly-Conductive and Light-Weight Carbon Nanotube Cables (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

Industrial Scale-Up of Carbon Nanotubes: From the Lab to the Marketplace (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Tailoring Industrial Scale CNT Production to Specialty Markets (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

Direct Measurement of the Absolute Absorption Spectrum of Individual Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Triplet Excitons in Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Changing the Interaction between Serpentines and Quartz Substrate (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

Controlling Defects and Morphology of Nanotubes during Growth: The Role of Dopants (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Doping of Carbon Nanotube Forests Using MoO3 (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Single Tube Imaging Studies of Dynamic Optical Behaviors of Covalently Doped Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Coupling Raman Spectroscopy and Dynamic Light Scattering Measurements to Rapidly Elucidate Crucial Physical Attributes of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 02, 2014 03:00 PM)

Surfactant's Role in Aqueous Two-Phase Bench Top Separation of Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 02, 2014 03:15 PM)

Separation of DNA-Carbon Nanotube in Polymer Aqueous Two-Phase Systems (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Transport and Purification of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Suspension Using Electric Tweezers (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

Modulating the Electronic Properties of Multimeric Thiophene Oligomers by Utilizing Carbon Nanotube Confinement (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Modeling the Multi-Scale Mechanics of Carbon Nanotube Yarns (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Structural Properties of Linear Carbon Chain Inside Carbon Nanotubes under High Pressures (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Estimation of Lattice Thermal Conductivity of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube by Raman Spectroscopy (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)


Materials science consistently delivers game changing advances in the way we live and the disciplines of applied and computational mathematics can play central roles in these developments. This symposium brought together investigators working at the interface between materials science, mathematics and computational science. The goal of this forum was to highlight recent activity in the mathematics of materials science across a broad array of applications within interdisciplinary settings. This symposium was organized by the SIAM activity group on Mathematical Aspects on Materials Science.

Sessions Included:

High Plastic Strain of Silica Microparticles Under Electron Beam Irradiation (Jan 14, 2015 11:00 AM)

A Theory and Challenges for Coarsening in Microstructure (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Multiscale Modeling of Growth and Breakdown of Iron Sulfide Passive Films: Towards a Mechanistic Description of Corrosion Films (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Island Dynamics Model for Mound Formation: Effect of a Step-Edge Barrier (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Emergent Dynamical Symmetries Predict Universality beyond Power Laws (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

A Study of Conditions for Dislocation Nucleation in Coarser-Than-Atomistic Scale Models (Dec 01, 2014 10:15 AM)

Configurational and Displacement Stability of Alloys (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Path Information Theory Methods for Coarse-Graining and Uncertainty Quantification of Molecular Systems (Dec 01, 2014 10:45 AM)

Measuring the Young Measure Using EBSD (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

Diffusion Wavelet Decomposition for Coarse-Graining of Polymer Chains (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Phase Field Modeling of Solid Electrolyte Interface (SEI) Morphology Evolution (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Detection and Characterization of Structural Defects in Atomistic Simulations of Crystalline Materials (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Optical and X-Ray Absorption of Insulators Using Non Hermitian Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (Dec 04, 2014 01:45 PM)

Systematic Derivation of Density Functional Approximations (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Deep Data Analysis of Atomic Level Structure-Property Relationship in Superconductive Materials (Dec 04, 2014 02:30 PM)

Structural Polymorphism Emerging from Ab Initio High-Throughput Calculations: The Case of the ABX Compounds (Dec 04, 2014 03:15 PM)

Optimization, Geometry, and Software: A Math and Computer Science Perspective on Computational Materials Discovery (Dec 04, 2014 03:30 PM)

Approximate Density-Functional Theory (Density-Functional Based Tight-Binding, DFTB) for the Periodic Table (Dec 04, 2014 04:00 PM)

Photoisomerization Dynamics of Solar Thermal Fuels with TDDFT Excited-State Forces (Dec 04, 2014 04:15 PM)

Parallelization of Molecular-Dynamics Simulations Using Tasks (Dec 04, 2014 04:30 PM)

Ab Initio Local-Energy and Local-Stress Calculations: Applications to Materials Interfaces (Dec 04, 2014 04:45 PM)

Mesoscale to Molecular Model for Particle Mediated Crystal Growth (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Physics of Local Crystallography: Phases, Symmetries, and Defects from the Bottom Up (Dec 01, 2014 01:45 PM)

First Principles Simulations of Objective Structures (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Why is NiTi the Best Shape Memory Alloy (and How to Make a Better One)? (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

Modeling Active Liquid Crystals and Applications to Complex Biological Systems (Dec 01, 2014 03:15 PM)

Hyper-QC: A Method to Coarse-Grain Space and Accelerate Time (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Optimization-Based Coupling of Nonlocal and Local Diffusion Models (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Brownian Motion in a Rayleigh Gas Confined in a Slit Pore (A Generalized Langevin Equation Approach) (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

A Parallel Implicit Implementation of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Electrokinetic Applications (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

A Mathematical Description of Size Effects in Phonon Transport by Asymptotic Solution of the Boltzmann Equation (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

The Effects of Particle Shape and Orientation on the Dielectric Properties of Nanocomposites (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

Bounds on the Volume Fraction of an Inclusion in a Body with Complex Conductivities (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

On Reconstruction of the Dynamic Tortuosity Functions of Poroelastic Materials (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Studies on the Discharge Performance of Lithium-Air Batteries by a Multiscale Modeling Approach (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

New Insights on Cloaking by Anomalous Localized Resonance (Dec 02, 2014 10:15 AM)

Numerical Simulation of Wave Propagation in Dynamic Materials (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Complete Characterization of the Macroscopic Deformations of Periodic Unimode Metamaterials of Rigid Bars and Pivots (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

Analytical Approximation of Dispersion of Longitudinal Waves in Plasmonic Nanowire Metamaterials (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Experiments and Modelling of Multi-Stable Structures (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

Tuning Gain and Bandwidth of Traveling-Wave Tubes Using Metamaterial Beam-Wave Interaction Structures (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

Efficient Algorithms for Dislocation Dynamics in 2-Dimensions and Capturing the Intersecting Slip Effect (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Kinetic Equation of the Dislocation Density: Discrete Dislocation Study (Dec 02, 2014 01:45 PM)

Atomistic Long-Term Simulation of Heat and Mass Transport (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Accelerated Dynamics Simulation of Point Defects Undergoing Logarithmic Relaxation (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Mathematical Modeling and Simulations of Cell Mitosis by a Phase-Field Approach (Dec 02, 2014 03:15 PM)

Data-Driven Modeling of Viscoelastic and Diffusive Properties of Living Cells and Mucus (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Memory and State Dependent Switching in Biological Diffusion (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Composite Fiber Networks: Sensitivity of System-Scale Behavior to Network Composition (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

A Generalized Large Deformation Structural Constitutive Model for Forming Tissues in Needled Non-Woven Scaffolds (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Mathematical Models of Chromosomal DNA in Yeast Cells (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)

Multi-Scale Modeling and Design of Sequence-Defined Biomimetic Polymers (Dec 03, 2014 08:00 AM)

Numerical Approximation of Visco-Elastic Fluids (Dec 03, 2014 08:15 AM)

Mathematical Models of DNA Encapsulation (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

Rapid Shape Transformation through a Cortical CompressionïÿýDilation Mechanism (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

A Poroelastic-Viscoelastic Limit for Modeling Brain Biomechanics (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Interface Stability Analysis of a Gel Material Surrounded by Air (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

A Bayesian Approach for Characterization of Biological Soft Materials in Acoustic Radiation Force Imaging (Dec 03, 2014 10:15 AM)

Levitation of Colloidal Particles in a Liquid Crystal Matrix (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

The Nature of Defects for Landau de-Gennes and Maier-Saupe Q-Tensor Energies for Liquid Crystals (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

A Generalized Formalization of Nucleation and Growth for Traditional and Non-Traditional Contexts, and Its Application to the Concentration-Driven Crystallization of Proteins (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Numerics for Liquid Crystals with Variable Degree of Orientation (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Disclination Loop Growth for Nematic Liquid Crystals under Capillary Confinement (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)

Modeling Self-Assembly Nanostructured Free Surfaces in Plant-Based Cholesteric Liquid Crystals (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Simulating Long Time Behavior of Materials (Dec 03, 2014 01:45 PM)

Variational Methods for Crystal Surface Instability (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Physical Mechanics Study on Surface Adsorption and Properties Tuning of Graphene-Like Two-Dimensional Materials (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Modeling of Nonbonded Interactions in Graphene and Carbon Nanostructures (Dec 03, 2014 03:45 PM)

An Upscaling Procedure for Passing from an Atomistic to a Continuum Model of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

MD Simulation of Protein and Carbon Nanotube Interface: A Binding Perspective (Dec 03, 2014 04:30 PM)

Information-Theoretic Tools for Coarse-Graining, Sensitivity Analysis and Parametrization of Non-Equilibrium Systems (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

Kinetic Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Photocatalytic Water Splitting on Pt/TiO2 (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Using Coarse-Grained Models Based on the Mori-Zwanzig Formalism to Predict Kinetics of Bio-Molecules (Dec 04, 2014 09:15 AM)

Fluctuating Hydrodynamic Thermostats for Dynamic Implicit-Solvent Coarse-Grained Modeling: Applications in Soft Materials and Electrokinetics (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

Atomistically Informed Mesoscopic Models of Complex Fluids Based on the Mori-Zwanzig Formulation (Dec 04, 2014 10:15 AM)

Length Matters: Keeping Atomic Wires in Check (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

A Massively Parallel Code for Predicting Excited-State Properties of Materials (Dec 04, 2014 10:45 AM)

Efficient Exploration of Multidimensional Free Energy Surfaces Using Gaussian Process Regression (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

Coarse-Grained Analysis of the Phase Behavior of Thermodynamically Small Colloidal Clusters (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

Free Energy Calculation of the Mechanically Unstable but Dynamically Stabilized bcc Phase of Titanium (Dec 04, 2014 11:45 AM)


Wide-bandgap materials have transformed the lighting landscape and promise to do the same for power electronics, resulting in significant improvements in energy efficiency and reduced system complexity. This symposium addressed a broad range of wide-bandgap materials topics critical to the success of both solid-state lighting and power electronics.

Sessions Included:

GaN Electronic Devices - Reliability and Thermal Challenges (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

The Impact of Interfacial Layers on the Thermal Boundary Resistance and Residual Stress in GaN on Si Epitaxial Layers (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Impact of the GaN Buffer on Proton-Radiation Induced Threshold Voltage Shifts in AlGaN/GaN Heterostructures (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Structural Evolution of Defects in AlGaN/GaN HEMTs under On-State and Off-State Stress Conditions (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

GaN HEMT Drain-Lag Performance Dependence on GaN Channel Quality (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

MOCVD of GaN-Based HEMT Structures on 8 Inch Silicon Substrates (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Gallium Nitride: The Next-Si of Power Electronics (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Stress Engineering Using AlN/GaN Superlattices for Epitaxy of GaN on 200 mm Si Wafers (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Characterization of Al2O3/AlGaN/GaN HEMT Structure Using Capacitance-Voltage and In Situ XPS (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Large Area Semipolar GaN Heterostructures Grown on Patterned Sapphire Wafers (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Low-Threshold Stimulated Emission from AlGaN-Based Lasers Grown on Sapphire Substrates (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Achieve High-Quality Nonpolar m-Plane GaN-Based Light-Emitting Diode Wafers on LiGaO2 (100) Substrates (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

Growth, Point Defect Characterization, and Doping of Bulk AlN Crystals (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

High Quality and High Rate Bulk GaN Crystal Growth by Acidic Ammonothermal Method (Dec 04, 2014 11:45 AM)

Etched Trench Arrays as a Method for Fabricating Non-Polar GaN on Si(001) Substrates (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Impact of Nitridation on Structural and Optical Properties of Epitaxial GaN Films Grown on M-Plane Sapphire by PAMBE (Dec 04, 2014 01:45 PM)

Growth and Characterization of A-Plane In0.2Ga0.8N/ GaN Hetrostructures on r-Sapphire (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Chemical Etching Behaviors of Polar, Semi-Polar and Non-Polar GaN Thin Films (Dec 04, 2014 02:15 PM)

Understanding and Controlling Deep Level Defects for Solid-State Lighting and Next-Generation Power Electronics (Dec 04, 2014 03:00 PM)

Predicted Properties of Point Defects and Complexes in AlN and AlGaN (Dec 04, 2014 03:30 PM)

Vacancy-Hydrogen Complexes in GaN (Dec 04, 2014 03:45 PM)

The Effect of Divalent Metal Doping in GaN (Dec 04, 2014 04:00 PM)

Kinetics of Charge Carriers Excited with above and below Band Gap Light in GaN (Dec 04, 2014 04:15 PM)

Growth of GaN on Sapphire, Si (111), and Ge/Si (111) Using a Pulsed Electron Beam Deposition (PED) Process (Dec 05, 2014 09:00 AM)

Investigation of Hydrostatic Strain and Dislocation Density Before and After a-Si3N4 Passivation on Al0.3Ga0.7N/GaN Heterostructure (Dec 05, 2014 09:15 AM)

Analysis of GaInN/GaN Heterostructure Grown on GaN Underlying Layer with Different Dislocation Density (Dec 05, 2014 10:00 AM)

In Situ Stress Measurements of Thick N-Polar InGaN Films Grown by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition on Vicinal C-Face SiC Substrates (Dec 05, 2014 10:15 AM)

Band Engineering Technology in Quasi Ternary InGaN Alloy System Based on SMART (InN)1/(GaN)n Short Period Superlattices (Dec 05, 2014 10:30 AM)

Growths of AlInN Single Layers and Distributed Bragg Reflectors for VCSELs (Dec 05, 2014 10:45 AM)

Optical and Structural Characterization of MOCVD Grown GaN Epilayers on ?-Ga2O3 Substrate (Dec 05, 2014 11:00 AM)

Materials for High-Speed, Low-Loss GaN Power Switch Transistor Technology (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Materials Issues for GaN-Based HEMTs for Power Electronics (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Changes of Electronic Properties of AlGaN/GaN HEMTs by Surface Treatment (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

GaN Bipolar Power Devices (Dec 01, 2014 03:15 PM)

Vertical GaN Electronic Devices on Bulk-GaN Substrates (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

Carrier Transport and Breakdown Properties of GaN Based Vertical Superjunction Power Devices (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

Wrap around Field Plate for High Break-Down GaN Schottky Barrier Diode (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Temperature Dependent Electrical Characterization of Pt/n-GaN Metal-Semiconductor and Pt/HfO2/n-GaN Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Schottky Diodes (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

Low-Dislocation-Density AlGaN Templates for UV Laser Diodes (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

High Reflectivity AlN/AlGaN DBR Suitable for Vertical UV Emitting Laser Structures (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Spatially Resolved Optical Emission of Cubic GaN/AlN Multi-Quantum Well Structures (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

Low Resistive and Low Absorptive Nitride-Based Tunnel Junctions (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Spatial Inhomogeneities in Structural and Optical Properties of AlxGa1-xN Quantum Wells Induced by Surface Morphology of AlN/Sapphire Templates (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

On Grain Boundaries and Their Effect on the Optical Properties of Deep UV AlGaN/AlGaN MQWs (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

A Strategy to Improve the Emission Efficiency of Si-Doped AlGaN Multiple Quantum Wells by Out-of-Plane Compositional Modulations (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Spatio-Time-Resolved CathodoLuminescence Studies on the Si-Doping Effects in High AlN Mole Fraction AlxGa1-xN Multiple Quantum Wells Grown on an AlN Template (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

InGaN-Based Visible Nanocolumn Photonic Crystal Emitters (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

InGaN-Based LEDs: Non-Radiative Losses and Degradation Mechanisms (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Correlated XRD, Micro-PL and Atom Probe Tomography Analysis of Continuous and Discontinuous InGaN QWs (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Evaluation of Electron Overflow in Blue-LEDs with P-AlGaN Or P-GaN Electron Blocking Layer (Dec 02, 2014 02:45 PM)

Eu Site-Dependent Energy Transfer in Red Light Emitter of Eu-Doped GaN (Dec 02, 2014 03:15 PM)

Low-Temperature Growth of Eu-Doped GaN by Organometallic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

AlN Nanoparticles: Chemical Vapor Synthesis and Characterization (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Optimization of Carrier Distributions in Periodic Gain Structures towards Blue VCSELs (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Growth and Optical Characterization of Fluorescent SiC for White LED Application (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Manufacturing Perspective on Wide Bandgap Devices (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

Mechanisms Affecting the Reliability of SiC Power MOSFETs (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Glide of Threading Edge Dislocations after Basal Plane Dislocation Conversion during 4H-SiC Epitaxial Growth (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Theoretical Study on SiC Etching by Fluorosulfur Radicals: Quantum Chemical Molecular Dynamics Simulation (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Interface and Near Interface Point Defects in the Silicon Carbide -Silicon Dioxide Interface Region (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Channel Engineering and Transport Physics of 4H-SiC Mosfet (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Characterization of the Oxide-Semiconductor Interfacial Transition Layer in NO Passivated 4H-SiC/SiO2 Structures Using TEM and XPS (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Gallium Nitride (GaN) Light-Emitting Diodes on Flexible Substrates (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

A New Rare-Earth-Free Yellow Phosphor with High Quantum Efficiency and Luminous Efficacy for White LEDs (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

Room-Temperature Oriented Crystallization of Ga2O3 Thin Films by UV Pulsed Laser Annealing (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Fabrication and Lasing Properties of Single-Crystalline Semiconductor Microspheres with Anisotropic Crystal Structures (Dec 03, 2014 03:45 PM)

MOCVD Growth of AlInP and a Study of Its Microstructure and Luminescence (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

Spatio-Time-Resolved CathodoLuminescence Studies on AlN Epitaxial Films (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

Excitonic Emission from a-Type Screw Dislocations in GaN (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Optical Polarization Properties of Al1-xInxN Epilayers Grown on m-Plane Freestanding GaN Substrates (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

A Study on Photo-Pumped UV-C Laser Structures Grown on AlN Substrates (Dec 04, 2014 09:45 AM)


Contributions for this symposium were sought in the fields of metallurgy and materials forming; energy materials in realistic conditions; response of functional materials under parametric load; materials under extreme or exotic conditions. Particularly contributions using an innovative approach in their application or from the novel upcoming facilities with unprecedented possibilities were desired.

The methods covered time and lengths scales from sub-picoseconds to days and sub-angstrom to meters, respectively.

Sessions Included:

The Use of Coherent X-Rays to Study the Dynamics of Surfaces and Interfaces (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

X-Ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy for Probing Slow Atomic Scale Relaxations (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

3D Time-Lapse Diffraction Contrast Tomography Imaging of Grain Growth in Strontium-Titanate (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity Induced by Surface Structural Changes in Strontium Titanate Electrodes: An Operando Study (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Ultra-Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering - X-Ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy for Material Dynamics at the Mesoscale (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Sub-Microsecond In-Situ X-Ray Diffraction of Bulk Polycrystalline Metals under Dynamic Compression (Dec 01, 2014 11:15 AM)

New Opportunities for Laboratory Diffraction by MetalJet X-Ray Tubes (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Pixel Detectors with CdTe and Si Sensors Applied in Material Science for Diffraction Tomography and Imaging Experiments (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Combined Simultaneous Calorimetric and Quick-EXAFS Measurement to Understand the Crystallization Process in Glass Forming Materials (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

Emerging Applications of Shape Metrology by Using X-Rays for the Next Generation Semiconductor Technology Nodes (Dec 01, 2014 03:00 PM)

Spectral Analysis of Resonant X-Ray Scattering for Quantitative Measurement of Ordering in Organic Matter (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Recent Development in Home-Lab Based X-Ray Diffractometers (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

Characterization of Nano-Size Heterogeneities by In-House Small Angle X-Ray and Neutron Scattering (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

Synchrotron X-Ray Microscopy (Dec 02, 2014 08:45 AM)

In Situ X-Ray Investigation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Model Electrodes (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Soft X-Ray Studies of Cycloparaphenylenes (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

In Situ Neutron Diffraction on Metals at High Temperature (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

Advances in Modeling and Simulation of Microstructure, with an Emphasis on 3D Aspects (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

In Situ Study of Plasma Assisted Atomic Layer Epitaxy of III-N Semiconductors Using Synchrotron X-Ray Methods (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

In Situ Time Resolved EDXRD Study Densification of B4C under Superimposed Electric and Thermal Fields at Ultralow Temperature (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Non-Ergodic Processes in Martensitic Phase Transformations by X-Ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy: Bulk vs. Surface Behavior (Dec 02, 2014 01:45 PM)

Four Dimensional X-Ray Microscopy of Domain Boundaries in NiMnGa Crystals (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

In Situ @ CHESS - A New Center for Studying Structural Materials (Dec 02, 2014 03:00 PM)

In Situ Synchrotron Study of Twin Boundary Motion in Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

High Energy Resolution X-Ray Spectroscopy: An Advanced Tool for Materials Electronic Structure Characterization (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

Texture Evolution in Metals under Mechanical Stress: Application of a Tensile Stage onto a Laboratory X-Ray Diffraction System (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Nanoscopic Structure Study in Metals using Small- and Intermediate-Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument at Compact Accelerator Driven Neutron Source (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

The International Year of Crystallography 2014: Achievements and Legacy (Dec 02, 2014 04:45 PM)

Success of Non-Destructive Visualization with Fast and Slow Neutrons by Riken Compact Neutron Source (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

XPP/KMC3 - The New Ultrafast X-Ray Pump-Probe Diffractometer at Bessy II (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Self-Assembled siRNA-Lipid Films for Substrate-Mediated Gene Delivery (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Counting Dislocations in Micro-Crystals with Coherent X-Rays: In-Situ Studies of the Plastic Deformation of InSb Micro-Pillars (Dec 03, 2014 09:45 AM)

Materials Exploration with Neutrons and Synchrotron X-Rays at the Quantum Beam Science Center of JAEA (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

About Precipitates in Boron Doped Si Investigated by Dynamical X-Ray Diffraction (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Influence of {10-12} Extension Twin on the Hardening Behavior of Mg Alloy (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Comparative HRXRD Analysis of GaN/AlGaN Heterostructure on Al2O3 and Si (111) Substrate Grown by PAMBE (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Materials Science Opportunities at ESS (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Time-Resolved Synchrotron X-Ray Strain Measurements of Thin Films on Flexible Substrate (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Depth Resolved X-Ray Powder Diffraction with Spiderweb Slits (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

Microstructure Evolution during Strain Path Changes Studied by In-Situ Neutron Diffraction (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Versatile Materials Characterization Facility at the Advanced Photon Source - From 20 µm to 1 Å in Less Than 3 Minutes (Dec 03, 2014 03:45 PM)

Synchrotron-Based K-Edge Subtraction Imaging and Its Application in Metallic Foams (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Triggering Superconductivity in Solution-Produced FeSe (Dec 03, 2014 04:30 PM)

Nanosecond Dynamics of Structure Phase Transition in Bismuth at High Pressures Studied Using Picosecond X-Ray Diffraction (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

Effect of Microstructure Anisotropy on the Deformation of MAX Polycrystals Studied by In-Situ Compression Combined with Neutron Diffraction (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

An Alternative View on Fatigue Damage by X-Ray Laue Diffraction (Dec 04, 2014 09:15 AM)

Ultrafast Structural Dynamics of Shock-Compressed Iron Probed with XFEL (Dec 04, 2014 10:00 AM)

A Synchrotron White Beam Laue Study on the Recrystallization and Grain Growth in Polycrystalline Magnesium and Aluminium Alloys (Dec 04, 2014 10:30 AM)

Probing Defect-Stabilized Non-Covalent Functionalization of Graphene with Quinones: Coupling In-Situ X-Ray Interface Scattering with Molecular Modeling (Dec 04, 2014 10:45 AM)

Investigation of Phase Transformation in a Metastable Ti Alloy by In-Situ Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction during Tensile Test (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Sampling and Intensity Statistics of Diffraction from Nanoparticle Powder Aggregates (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Jet Explosion Dynamics Due to Interaction with X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Pulses (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Non-Classical Nucleation Pathways in Organic Solvents - In-Situ PDF Detects Highly Diluted Magic-Sized Clusters (Dec 04, 2014 02:15 PM)

Evolution of the Powder Diffraction File for Materials Analysis (Dec 04, 2014 03:00 PM)

Catalytic Reactions Over Nanoalloy Catalysts: Synchrotron HE-XRD Study of the Structural-Catalytic Synergy (Dec 04, 2014 03:30 PM)

Atomic Structure of Nanoalloy Catalysts by Resonant High-Energy XRD and Atomic PDF Analysis (Dec 04, 2014 03:45 PM)

Instantaneous Irreversible Oxidation of Titanium Diboride under Applied Electric and Thermal Fields at Relatively Low Temperature (Dec 04, 2014 04:00 PM)

Sessions Included:

Fundamentals of Hybrid Halide Perovskites: Semiconductors with a Twist (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Preparation, Optical Properties, and Absolute Band Positions in Complex Metal Halides Related to Perovskite (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Optoelectronic Properties of Lead and Lead-Free Trihalide Perovskites for Photovoltaics (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Investigation of the Spatial Inhomogeneity in the Highly Localized Photoluminescence Signal of Mixed Bromine-Iodine Organolead Perovskite Semiconductor (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Soft-Phonons and Phase Transitions in Halide Perovskites (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

Metal Halide Perovskite Photovoltaics, Mesoscopic versus Planar Embodiments (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Role of Crystal Size on Photovoltaic Performance of Perovskite Solar Cell (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Observations of Ultrafast Excited State and Charge Dynamics in Mixed Ammonium Metal Halide Thin Films and Solar Cells (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Analyzing the Morphology of Perovskite Solar Cells Using Electron Nanobeam Diffraction and Electron Spectroscopic Methods (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Solar Cells Containing Evaporated Perovskite Layers Sandwiched in between Organic Charge Transporting Layers (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Dynamics of Semiconducting Nanocrystals Uptake into Mesoporous TiO2 Thick Films through Electrophoretic Deposition (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Process Optimization for The Development of High Efficiency Planar Methylammonium Lead Triiodide Perovskite Solar Cells (Dec 01, 2014 02:15 PM)

Reversible Photo-Induced Halide Segregation in Mixed-Halide Hybrid Perovskites for Photovoltaics (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Design of Perovskite Photovoltaic Cells for High Voltage and Non-Hysterical Performance (Dec 01, 2014 03:15 PM)

Studying the Voltage and Energy Loss in Perovskite Solar Cells (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

Solid-State Principles in Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskites (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Perovskite Processing: A Thermal Evaluation (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

Solution-Processed Copper Oxide as Hole Transport Layer in Efficient Planar Perovskite Solar Cells (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Insights into the Charge Carrier Dynamics of CH3NH3PbI3 Films and Evolution of Perovskite Structure (Dec 02, 2014 08:30 AM)

The Studies on Spin Dependent Properties of Photoexcited Wannier Exciton and Charge Dissociation Processes in Planar-Heterojunction Mixed Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells (Dec 02, 2014 08:45 AM)

Photoluminescence from Organometal Halide Perovskites: Excitons, Free Charge Carriers and Sub-Gap Electronic States (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

The Identification and Characterization of Defect States in Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Photovoltaics (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Unbalanced Charge Distribution inside a Perovskite-Sensitized Solar Cell in Real Space (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

The Origin and Elimination of Photocurrent Hysteresis in Perovskite Planar Heterojunction Solar Cell (Dec 02, 2014 09:45 AM)

Revealing Phase Transitions and Vertical Phase Morphologies in Photovoltaic Organometal Halide Perovskite Films with In Situ X-Ray Diffraction and Neutron Reflectometry (Dec 02, 2014 10:30 AM)

Trap States and Band Bending Effects: New Insights into Organometal Perovskite Films and Interfaces (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

Properties of Spin-Dependent Excited States in Organo-Metal Halide Perovskite Thin Film for Advanced Solar Cell (Dec 02, 2014 11:00 AM)

Extremely Slow Photoconductivity Response of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

Below-Gap Excitonic States in Organo-Lead Trihalide Perovskites (Dec 02, 2014 11:30 AM)

High Efficiency of Planar Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells by Fine-Tuning Crystallization Morphology (Dec 02, 2014 11:45 AM)

On the Way to High VOC Perovskite Solar Cells (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

ITO-Free Perovskite Solar Cells Using High Work Function Polymeric Anodes (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

High-Performing Hole Extraction Layer for Planar Perovskite Solar Cells from NiO Nanocrystals (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

From High VOC ETA Solar Cells to High VOC Perovskite Solar Cells: Matching Materials Properties with Device Design (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Film Formation and Interface Engineering of Perovskite Solar Cells (Dec 02, 2014 03:15 PM)

Effect of Bromide-Iodide Ratio on the Photophysics of Mixed Halide Lead Perovskites (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

The Dynamics and Structure of CH3NH3 Ions in Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskites (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Controlling the Energetics in Hybrid Organic / Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

High Efficient Perovskite Photovoltaic Devices Based on Interdiffusion Grown Active Layer (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

Computational Design of Hybrid Perovskite Photovoltaic Materials (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

The Ambipolar Nature of Mixed Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskites: A DFT Investigation (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Role of Dispersive Interactions in Determining Structural Properties of Organic-Inorganic Pervoskites: Insights from First Principles Calculations (Dec 03, 2014 09:15 AM)

Efficient Carrier Transport in Halide Perovskites: Theoretical Perspectives (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Intrinsic Stability of Organo-Metal Halide Perovskites (Dec 03, 2014 10:15 AM)

Room-Temperature Annealing Effect in Perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 Solar Cells Revealed by Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Spectroscopy (Dec 03, 2014 10:45 AM)

Effective Shields against Charge Recombination and Humid-Induced Degradation for High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Influence of Moisture on the Preparation, Crystal Structure, and Photophysical Performance of Organohalide Perovskites (Dec 03, 2014 11:15 AM)

Improving the Moisture Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells Through Material Design (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Perovskite Solar Cells: Beyond Methyl Ammonium Lead Iodide (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Toward Large Scale Roll-to-Roll Production of Fully Printed Perovskite Solar Cells (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

Fully Solution-Processed Semi-Transparent Perovskite Solar Cell Using Silver Nanowire Composite Electrode (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

Energetics of Organo-Metal Halide Perovskites Films and Interfaces (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

The Role of Chlorine in the Formation Process of "CH3NH3PbI3-xClx" Perovskite (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

Mixed-Halide Perovskites: Where Does the Chlorine Go? (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)

Optimizing Perovskite Semiconductors for Tandem Solar Cells (Dec 04, 2014 08:30 AM)

High Efficiency Planar Heterojunction Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells Using Self-Organized Hole Extraction Layer with High Work Function (Dec 04, 2014 09:00 AM)

Route to High Performance Perovskite/ CIGS Tandem Solar Cells (Dec 04, 2014 09:15 AM)

Study of Energetic Alignment in TiO2/SnS Quantum Dot Heterojunction and Its Application in Solar Cells (Dec 04, 2014 09:30 AM)

Sb2(S/Se)3-Sensitized Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Solar Cells: Efforts towards Improvement in Efficiency (Dec 04, 2014 10:15 AM)

Low-Temperature Solution-Processed Flexible Solar Cells Based on InGaN Nanocubes (Dec 04, 2014 10:45 AM)

Tandem Solar Cells Based on AlGaAs and CIGS: Design and Perspective (Dec 04, 2014 11:00 AM)

Bottom-Cell Design Considerations for 2- and 4-Terminal Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cell (Dec 04, 2014 11:15 AM)

Perovskites and Colloidal Quantum Dot Solids: Similarities, Differences, and Complementarities (Dec 04, 2014 11:30 AM)

Recent Results in the Characterization and Stability of Perovskite, Dye Sensitized and Polymer Solar Cells (Dec 04, 2014 01:30 PM)

Degradation of Organometallic Halide Perovskite Photovoltaic Absorbers Probed by Raman Spectroscopy (Dec 04, 2014 02:00 PM)

Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells with Long-Term Stability Based on Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Containing Hole Transporting Conjugated Polymer (Dec 04, 2014 02:15 PM)

High-Performance Perovskite Solar Cells without ITO and FTO (Dec 04, 2014 02:30 PM)

Iodine Conduction and Defects in Organic Lead Halide Perovskite Photosensitizer (Dec 04, 2014 03:15 PM)

Modification of Magnesium Oxide on Mesoporous Titanium Dioxide in Perovskite Solar Cells Enhancing Ultraviolet Light Stability and Device Performance (Dec 04, 2014 03:30 PM)

Room Temperature Processed Electron-Transporting-Layer-Free Planer Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Photovoltaics (Dec 04, 2014 03:45 PM)

Processing Conditions, Alternative Top Contacts and Device Operation of Pervoskite-Based Solar Cells (Dec 04, 2014 04:00 PM)


Symposium X talks at MRS Meetings provide an opportunity to learn about topics outside the usual field of materials science. Leaders in specialties represented by the topical symposia give invited reviews designed for materials researchers who are not specialists in that field.

Sessions Included:

"From Nanostructured to Thin-Film Perovskite Solar Cells" - the 2014 MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award talk (Dec 01, 2014 12:05 PM)

2D Materials Science: Graphene and Beyond (Dec 02, 2014 12:05 PM)

Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, the Environment and Medicine (Dec 03, 2014 12:05 PM)

The Materials Genome Initiative: The Vision and Opportunities for Basic Science and Advanced Manufacturing (Dec 04, 2014 12:05 PM)


Materials with heterogeneous structures may have unusual responses and enhanced mechanical properties that can revolutionize our materials inventory. The complexity of interactions arising from different length and time scales in heterogeneous materials has led to novel efforts in multi-scale material design. This symposium focused on fundamental issues of coupled and multi-scale phenomena in heterogeneous materials operating at the intersection of materials science and mechanics.

Sessions Included:

Exploiting Symmetry and Material Nonlinearity in Mechanical Metamaterials: Routing Phonons with Multiple Length Scales (Dec 01, 2014 08:00 AM)

Multiscale Implications of Heterogeneity on Improving Absorption Efficiency in Solar Cells (Dec 01, 2014 08:15 AM)

A Quantum Informed Homogenized Energy Model for Ferroelectric Materials (Dec 01, 2014 08:30 AM)

Interface Engineering of Hierarchical BN Nano-Architectures toward Controllable Wetting Properties (Dec 01, 2014 08:45 AM)

Growth Stress in Polycrystalline Films: The Triple Junction Model from Nano to Micro Scale (Dec 01, 2014 09:00 AM)

Cephalopod-Inspired Design of Electro-Mechano-Chemically Responsive Elastomers for On-Demand Fluorescent Patterning (Dec 01, 2014 09:15 AM)

Controlling Helium Precipitation through Interface Design (Dec 01, 2014 09:30 AM)

Controlling the Directionality of Heat Flux Using Thermal Metamaterials (Dec 01, 2014 09:45 AM)

Indentation Contact Plasticity at Scales Near the Average Dislocation Spacing (Dec 01, 2014 10:30 AM)

Deformation and Fracture in Nanotwinned Materials (Dec 01, 2014 11:00 AM)

Mechanical Behavior of Nanotwinned Al and Ag/Al Nanolayers (Dec 01, 2014 11:30 AM)

Microtension Behavior of Single Crystals with Mechanical Twins in Stable Austenitic Stainless Steel (Dec 01, 2014 11:45 AM)

Hierarchical 3-D Nano-Architectures for Biomimetics, Batteries, and Lightweight Structural Materials (Dec 01, 2014 01:30 PM)

Failure Prediction in Carbon Nanostructures: Combined Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics Approach (Dec 01, 2014 02:00 PM)

Ceramic-Carbon Nanostructured Material for High-Temperature Structures (Dec 01, 2014 02:30 PM)

Multiscale Modeling of Failure of CVD Grown Polycrystalline Graphene (Dec 01, 2014 02:45 PM)

Meso-Scale Toughening Mechanisms and Size-Effects in Atomically Layered Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites (Dec 01, 2014 03:30 PM)

Fracture of Elastically Heterogeneous Materials: An Integrative Computational and Experimental Study (Dec 01, 2014 03:45 PM)

Mesoscale Modeling of Cement Matrix Using the Concept of Building Block (Dec 01, 2014 04:00 PM)

Hierarchical, Bicontinuous Refractory-Based Nanocomposites (Dec 01, 2014 04:15 PM)

An Unusually High Strength, High Conductivity and Lightweight Deformation Processed Al/Ca Composite as Next-Generation High Voltage Power Transmission Conductors (Dec 01, 2014 04:30 PM)

Multi-Scaling of Polymer Nanocomposites for Estimating Gas Diffusivities (Dec 01, 2014 04:45 PM)

Spectral Methods for Grain Boundary Network Design: Tools for Materials Discovery (Dec 02, 2014 09:00 AM)

Effective Toughness in Heterogeneous Media (Dec 02, 2014 09:15 AM)

Optimal Design of Metal-Elastomer Architected Cellular Materials for Exceptional Combinations of Stiffness, Density, and Damping (Dec 02, 2014 09:30 AM)

Scale Bridging in Heterogeneous Metals: Multiscale Modeling and Multilevel Materials Design (Dec 02, 2014 10:15 AM)

Modeling of Ductile Fracture at Engineering Scales: A Mechanism-Based Approach (Dec 02, 2014 10:45 AM)

Computational Prediction of Semi-coherent Interface Structures Using Mesoscale Models (Dec 02, 2014 11:15 AM)

An Integrated Computational and Experimental Investigation of the Heterogeneous Behavior of Organic Thin-Film Polymers (Dec 02, 2014 01:30 PM)

Image Based Multiscale Modeling for Biological Materials and Polymers (Dec 02, 2014 02:00 PM)

Fibrous Engineered Tissues: Using Simulations to Find the Achievable Range of Material Behaviors (Dec 02, 2014 02:15 PM)

Strength Limiting Mechanisms in Aramid Fibers (Dec 02, 2014 02:30 PM)

Multi-Scale Multi-Mechanism Design of Tough Hydrogels (Dec 02, 2014 02:45 PM)

Unveiling the Resistance to Penetration of the Radular Teeth of the Cryptochiton Stelleri (Dec 02, 2014 03:30 PM)

Mesoscale Mechanics of Cellulose Nanocrystal Interfaces in Neat Films and Nanocomposites (Dec 02, 2014 03:45 PM)

Universal Structure-Material-Property Map for Natural and Biomimetic Platelet-Matrix Composites and Stacked Heterostructures (Dec 02, 2014 04:00 PM)

Meso Scale Influence of Biomimetic Scales on Elastic Substrates (Dec 02, 2014 04:15 PM)

Structure and Mechanics of the Stomatopod Dactyl Club Exocuticle (Dec 02, 2014 04:30 PM)

The Effect of Microstructure Complexity on the Modeling Error in RVE Models (Dec 03, 2014 08:00 AM)

Determination of New Scaling Relations from Mechanical Testing of Bulk Nanoporous Metals (Dec 03, 2014 08:15 AM)

Evolution of Prismatic Dislocation Loops Nucleated from Voids and Precipitates (Dec 03, 2014 08:30 AM)

Nanoscale Multilayered Metals: Revealing New Interface Mechanisms to Explain Length-Scale Effects with Molecular Dynamics Simulations (Dec 03, 2014 08:45 AM)

Scale-Bridging Experiments and Field Projections for Failure Analysis of Nanocrystalline Materials (Dec 03, 2014 09:00 AM)

Dislocation Cross Slip and Plasticity of FCC Metals (Dec 03, 2014 09:30 AM)

Localization Relationships for Polycrystalline Aggregates Using Materials Knowledge System Approach (Dec 03, 2014 10:30 AM)

Size and Interface Effects in Strain Hardening of Metallic Thin Films (Dec 03, 2014 11:00 AM)

Nanoporous Silicon: Ductile Deformation of Nanoscale Ligaments (Dec 03, 2014 11:30 AM)

Scalable Discrete Dislocation Dynamics for Modeling Dislocation Interactions with Voids and Precipitates (Dec 03, 2014 11:45 AM)

Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Porous Nano-Crystalline Silver Layers (Dec 03, 2014 01:30 PM)

Thermomechanical Study of Porous Materials as Candidates for Energy Storage (Dec 03, 2014 01:45 PM)

Multi-Scale Dependent Domain Modeling for the Study of Sorption-Induced Deformation of Nano-Porous Materials (Dec 03, 2014 02:00 PM)

The Effect of Nodal Microcracks on the Strength of Hollow Microlattices (Dec 03, 2014 02:15 PM)

Isotropic Nanocomposites Based on Polymer-Infiltrated Nanoporous Gold (Dec 03, 2014 03:30 PM)

Surfactant Assisted Overgrowth of Hierarchical Porous Nanostructures (Dec 03, 2014 03:45 PM)

Nonlinear Mechanics of Porous Microcracked Ceramics (Dec 03, 2014 04:00 PM)

Metal Nanocrystals Encased Individually in Single-Crystalline Porous Nanostructures (Dec 03, 2014 04:15 PM)


Sessions

Tutorial L: Metamaterials and Plasmonics - From Fundamentals to Applications

Nov 30, 2014 8:30am ‐ Nov 30, 2014 5:00pm

Identification: TUT.01

  • David Smith will provide an overview of the physics and development of metamaterials. The rapid growth of metamaterials has shown how detrimental material absorption and losses can be, rendering most of these blockbuster experiments impractical as routes for competitive devices or practical applications. The presentation will explore alternative applications and phenomena for optical metamaterials which provide a far more promising path to practicality. In particular, optical metamaterials that exploit surface plasmons can dramatically enhance optical fields and form the platform for novel and advantageous absorbing or nonlinear optical media, as well as new and reconfigurable diffractive optics. This segment will focus on those configurations that provide useful functionality while mitigating losses and other deleterious properties.
  • Shuang Zhang will discuss metasurfaces, which consist of a monolayer of plasmonic structures capable of arbitrarily controlling the wave front of light. Metasurfaces show great promises for bridging the gap between the fundamental research of the artificial structures and the real-world applications. Compared to bulky 3D metamaterials, the ultrathin nature of the metasurfaces significantly eases the fabrication procedures, meanwhile bypassing the loss issue. This segment will review the recent development in metasurfaces with an emphasis on the design of the metasurfaces and some novel metasurface-based photonic devices. The presentation will explore the concept of phase discontinuity and wave-front control using metasurfaces, the interesting physics enabled by metasurfaces, and novel photonic devices based on metasurfaces including ultrathin flat lenses, broadband phase plates, switchable surface plasmon couplers, and high-definition 3D holograms.
  • Harry Atwater will outline plasmonics fundamentals including modal confinement and dispersion relations for guided wave and resonant structures, which lead to important applications such as sub-wavelength optical devices, and sensing and energy harvesting based on metallic nanoparticles. New directions for plasmonics by examining the relationship between plasmon modes and active elements will be presented. Active tuning of the complex refractive index in devices by optical pumping, electro-optic tuning or field-effect modulation of the electron density enables active devices to be realized. The presentation will offer examples in chip-based waveguide plasmonic devices comprised of noble metal materials and also structures based on plasmonic modes in 2D materials such as graphene. Opportunities to observe quantum coherent states in plasmonic structures will be discussed, showing how plasmonic structures enable entanglement or coherent superposition states of single plasmons in chip-based plasmonic devices.
  • David Miller will discuss the requirements and opportunities for nanophotonics in information processing. Optical interconnects will need to play a critical role if information processing technology is to continue to scale, because they offer the possibility of reducing energy per bit and increasing density in communications To exploit this opportunity, advanced, integrated, compact, low-energy optics and optoelectronics are required. Various micro- and nano-photonic technologies including plasmonics and metamaterials offer new technology approaches. Metallic optical devices offer the unique opportunity of subwavelength manipulation and concentration of light into and out of optoelectronics, but face the challenge of loss, which can substantially increase operating energy. Therefore, other approaches such as dielectric structures remain competitive. Recently, there has been growing progress in devices optimally designed to perform arbitrary desired optical functions, such as mode separation, and in self-configuring and self-optimizing optics, all of which extend what nanophotonics generally could offer. Such concepts promise new possibilities in metallic and dielectric approaches to highly functional optical systems for interconnects and other applications. This concluding presentation will discuss both the requirements of such optical and optoelectronic devices and the possibilities and opportunities for these various novel approaches.

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Tutorial K: Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Graphene

Nov 30, 2014 8:30am ‐ Nov 30, 2014 5:00pm

Identification: TUT.02

  • Mauricio Terrones: This tutorial will begin with a discussion of the historical facts of layered materials and will describe graphite and graphene. Definitions of graphenes will be introduced as well as the importance of defects in graphene and other layered structures. The synthesis methods of graphene will be explored, as well as the preparation of 3-dimensional scaffolds using graphene sheets. Other hybrid carbon materials with graphene, nanotubes and fullerenes will be described. Regarding other 2-dimensional systems, an introduction to BN and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) will be presented. The electronic and optical properties as a function of layers (down to a monolayer) will also be reviewed. Various synthetic approaches and the growth of single crystal monolayers, hybrid heterolayers and van der Waals solids will be introduced. Raman spectroscopic modes and photoluminescence properties in all these systems will be discussed as the number of layers increases from a monolayer to the bulk. In conclusion, some applications of all the materials described above will be presented and the perspectives in the field will be provided.
  • Christian Kisielowski: This presentation will review the properties of graphene and discuss the chemical modification strategies that can be used to control these properties. Graphene’s amazing mechanical, electrical, catalytic and possible biological properties have led to a frenzied level of research activity, uncovering significant improvements in those properties or in composite materials containing it. This level of activity has encountered challenges centered around the fabrication of graphene-containing devices. Chemistries, protocols and fabrication equipment need to be developed in order to enable the realization of devices. The graphene structures contained therein must retain at least some of the wonderful properties uncovered in the nanoworld. The presentation will also evaluate the parallel requirements of chemical modification to enable the rheological properties needed for many fabrication approaches, including fiber spinning and 2D/3D printing. Examples of devices in development for energy conversion (solar and themoelectrochemical cells) and storage (flexible batteries and capacitors), as well as biomedical applications to highlight the challenges, will be reviewed. All the answers are not yet known; there are compromises to confront. The tutorial will stimulate discussion and debate to discern possible paths forward.
  • David Officer: The presentation addresses investigations of graphene using aberration-corrected electron microscopy in scanning and broad beam modes. In recent years, a rich variety of two-dimensional materials is under investigation because of the unique physical properties. Among them, graphene stands out because of its outstanding mechanical strength and electronic properties. Since it consists of a single layer of carbon atom, challenging experimental investigations are probing for structural, optical and electronic properties.
  • Allan MacDonald: Graphene is a remarkably simple and robust two-dimensional material. This presentation will briefly review the electronic structure and the optical and transport properties of single- and few-layer graphene sheets, and then discuss the unusual many-electron physics which can be hosted by these materials.

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Tutorial T: Fundamentals of Wide-Bandgap Materials and Devices for Optoelectronics and Power Electronics

Nov 30, 2014 8:30am ‐ Nov 30, 2014 5:00pm

Identification: TUT.05

  • Victor Veliadis: The opening segment of the tutorial will outline the advantages of SiC over conventional power electronics materials and will introduce the SiC devices currently developed for power applications. Aspects of fabrication of SiC devices will be presented with an emphasis on the processes that do not carry over from the mature Si power device world, and are thus tailored to SiC. Common SiC device edge termination techniques, which are crucial in achieving the high voltage-potential of SiC, will be presented. Fabrication yields and wafer parameter uniformity will be discussed in relation to manufacturability. The materials and processing challenges of fabricating large-area SiC devices will be outlined and an exemplary wafer interconnection technique will be described. Thermal performance of SiC devices will be presented. Reliability of SiC devices will be reported, focusing on hard switching and unclamped inductive load testing.
  • Matteo Meneghini: Over the last few years, GaN-based High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs) have demonstrated excellent performance in terms of on-resistance and breakdown voltage. Moreover, these devices can reach very high switching frequencies (>40 MHz) and can therefore be used for the fabrication of high efficiency power conversion systems; converters with efficiencies in excess of 99% have already been demonstrated, thus supporting the superiority of GaN with respect to conventional technologies. However, several factors still limit the performance and the lifetime of these devices. The tutorial will describe the fundamentals of GaN-based power transistors, as well as the physical mechanisms that limit their performance and reliability.
  • Hiroshi Amano: This segment will cover a wide range of material and device topics related to III-N-based optoelectronics. An overview will present the III-N optoelectronics market view, the history of the development of nitride-based optoelectronics, and the fundamental electrical and optical properties of nitrides. Next, key elements of the growth of nitrides by MOVPE will be covered, including thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, quantum chemical analysis, growth on various substrates (sapphire, Si, SiC, GaN), and in-situ monitoring of the growth process. Crystal characterization, device fabrication processes, and performance-determining processes will be covered next. The tutorial will conclude by reviewing the present status and future trends of nitride-based optoelectronics, covering the following topics: Visible long wavelength LEDs, deep UV LEDs, laser diodes, photodetectors and photovoltaics.

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Tutorial FF: Materials for Sustainable Development

Nov 30, 2014 1:00pm ‐ Nov 30, 2014 5:00pm

Identification: TUT.06

  • Martin L. Green will address the topic of Materials for Sustainable Development which lies at the intersection of materials science, engineering, and sustainability. This topic is characterized by: enormous materials and energy scales (Gigatons and Terajoules); complexity requiring a system-wide approach involving the input of scientists, industrial ecologists, engineers, economists, sociologists, and public policy experts; the use of life cycle assessment (LCA), a core methodology for quantification of energy, material, and water footprints. Because materials are technology-enablers, sustainable development will not be possible without the involvement of the materials science research community. 
  • John Abelson will examine the methods of the Ashby/Granta group, which are utilized to analyze engineering systems in terms of the distinct contributions to the ecological footprint and to indicate where changes in design or materials can afford significant improvement. First, a streamlined LCA is used to determine the relative importance of materials synthesis, manufacturing, transport, operation, and end-of-life phases. Second, materials selection methodologies are modified to include embodied energy, CO2 footprint and water footprint. Third, tradeoff methods are introduced to provide a framework in which system cost and ecological performance can be optimized given the assumed value of the externalities. The results raise key questions: when does a traditional material that can easily be recycled trump an advanced material for which no recycling route exists?
  • Beginning with the foundation of LCA, the concept of criticality assessment applied to emerging energy technologies will be defined and discussed. The first task is to discuss “emerging” vs. “mature” technologies and how this characteristic evolves in time. Different aspects of supply risk beyond scarcity will be brought into the discussion through examples of regulation and of geopolitical risk (including conflict minerals, international tensions, minerals on tribal lands, and reserves under military control). Alan J. Hurd will illustrate the “Importance” metrics using the DOE Critical Materials Plan and related works, and how these metrics have evolved in time. The tutorial will conclude with careful speculation about the roles of resilience and adaptation in future risk analysis, drawing on the Global Trends 2030 report.

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Tutorial EE: Analysis of Radioactive Nuclear Materials

Nov 30, 2014 1:30pm ‐ Nov 30, 2014 5:00pm

Identification: TUT.03

The tutorial will provide an introduction for those who are new to the topic, or are looking to move into nuclear materials science, and update attendees who may not be fully aware of some of the new techniques available.

The characterization of radioactive materials is vital not only to understand how materials containing radioactive isotopes are formed and behave, but also how they can be improved. The analysis of the radioactive materials is not limited to spent fuel science but is applicable to the complete fuel cycle, including analysis of reactor materials.

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Essentials of Getting Your Work Published

Nov 30, 2014 5:00pm ‐ Nov 30, 2014 6:30pm

Identification: FE.03

Whether you are a student preparing to publish your first paper, an early-career researcher hoping to polish your publishing skills, or if you just have questions about the publishing process, then this interactive “how to” session is for you. Learn the fundamentals of successful scientific publishing from MRS journal editors-in-chief. Not only are they leading researchers in their fields, but they share a dedication to high-quality content, editorial integrity and scientific scholarship.  Presented in partnership with Cambridge University Press, the session focused on:

    How to select a journal
    A primer of article types - research articles, review articles, letters and more
    How to write a clear title and abstract
    What to expect from the peer review process
    Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
 

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"Three Dimensional Architected Nanostructured Meta-Materials" - the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting Kavli Early Career Award in Nanoscience

Nov 30, 2014 6:30pm ‐ Nov 30, 2014 7:15pm

Creation of extremely strong yet ultra-light materials can be achieved by capitalizing on the hierarchical design of 3-dimensional nano-architectures. Such structural metamaterials exhibit superior thermomechanical properties at extremely low mass densities (lighter than aerogels), making these solid foams ideal for many scientific and technological applications. The dominant deformation mechanisms in such “meta-materials,” where individual constituent size (nanometers to microns) is comparable to the characteristic microstructural length scale of the constituent solid, are essentially unknown. To harness the lucrative properties of 3-dimensional hierarchical nanostructures, it is critical to assess mechanical properties at each relevant scale while capturing the overall structural complexity.

An interview with Dr. Greer about her work and this talk are available here. 

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Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience: Nanowires - From Basic Materials Research to Real-World Applications

Nov 30, 2014 7:15pm ‐ Nov 30, 2014 8:00pm

Identification: FE.02

Semiconductor nanowires are "needle"-like nanostructures that have unique materials, electronic and optical properties that render them promising for next-generation applications in fields like optoelectronics, energy systems and life sciences. An intensive and worldwide research effort in the field of nanowires was launched in the late 1990s, about 10 years after the pioneering work by Dr. Hiruma at Hitachi in Japan. In my research group we spent the first five years on fundamental studies of the materials growth and the materials physics of nanowires, especially heterostructure systems, while in parallel also developing novel methods that combined top-down patterning with bottom-up self-assembly, to enable the reproducible fabrication of perfectly ordered nanowire arrays. From around 2005, it became evident that this blue-sky research offered significant advantages and opportunities for various applications, primarily in enabling high-speed and optoelectronics devices by monolithic integration of III–V nanowires with silicon. We have also explored ways in which these nanostructures can be used for energy scavenging and in applications that enable energy conservation.

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Materials Science for the Anthropocene

Dec 1, 2014 8:00am ‐ Dec 1, 2014 8:30am

Identification: FF1.01

Civilization on our planet took a sharp turn about 250 years ago, at the beginning of the industrial revolution, and has accelerated on that highway ever since. Arguably, its impact on humankind is equivalent to that of the invention of fire. The enormous consequences of industrial activity, positive and negative, could not have been anticipated then, but the bottom line today is that
per capita global consumption of energy is higher than ever, and demand for materials (relative to the year 1900) has increased by factors of 3 to 6000, depending on the element. Total population as well as those segments of the population doing the consuming, is also increasing. Now we speak (informally, thus far) of the Anthropocene, the first geological epoch in which human activity is deemed to have had an effect on the Earth’s ecosystem. For how much longer can economic growth and demand for goods be sustained, and can the same human ingenuity that started the industrial revolution mitigate its effects?
In this talk I will address the meaning and definition of sustainable development, and explore the space at its intersection with materials science. Every human endeavor should be informed by sustainable development, because none of our material resources are in?nite and only a few sources of energy are sustainable. The most common definition of sustainable development comes from the 1987 Brundtland report, “Our Common Future”, and states that “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” However, this is not a scientific definition, and essentially refers to economic development. Further, it requires that we know, or at least accurately estimate, what the needs of future generations will be. The immediate and direct connections between sustainable development and materials science include ef?cient use of materials, materials life cycle assessment, replacement materials, energy-related materials, and water puri?cation. I will highlight what MRS as a scientific society has been doing in the field of sustainable development, and suggest what future materials scientists should know about this field. From MRS’s activities in sustainable development thus far, we have learned that there is nothing we do as humans to ensure our survival (food, water, materials, shelter, economy, health) that lies outside of its boundaries.

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Exploiting Symmetry and Material Nonlinearity in Mechanical Metamaterials: Routing Phonons with Multiple Length Scales

Dec 1, 2014 8:00am ‐ Dec 1, 2014 8:15am

Identification: XX1.01

The manipulation and control of phonons is important scientifically in understanding nonlinear propagation, caustic formation and shock interactions, as well as from a technological standpoint, in applications ranging from sound insulation to ultrasonic imaging and shock dissipation. Unique to the challenge in phonon manipulation lies in the material‘s inherently nonlinear response, such as phonon-phonon scattering as well as amplitude dependent shock propagation; this stems from the intriguing structure of the different materials across multiple length scales, from the atomic to the meso-scale, which gives rise to this rich behavior. Phononic metamaterials (PMM) enables one to access certain exotic propagation behavior, such as super-tunneling, negative refraction and super-absorption, by controlling the wave propagation behavior through deliberate structuring at a particular length scale. Furthermore, dynamic behavior in PMM are exploited typically through affine deformation or elastic instabilities, leading to symmetry changes in the structure and hence in the dispersion behavior. However, we propose that, by harnessing the intrinsic nonlinear responses in materials, (occurring at a particular length scale) together with the structural symmetry at targeted length scales, we can arrive at novel methods of controlling wave propagation behavior. One explicit example of this is in spider silk fibers, whihc possess macroscopically uniaxial symmetry. We theoretically and experimentally observed an indirect hypersonic polarization band gap (30%) and importantly, negative index behavior; we further demonstrated that these properties can be dynamically and reversibily tuned with large amplitude strains (up to ±40%). This is attributed to the interactions between the elastic nonlinearity arising between the multi-scale structure (sub 50 nm) of the spider silk constituents and its uniaxial structure at a different length scale(sub 1um). The origin of this band gap is distinct from common mechanism attributed to scattering or hybridization while the negative index behavior arises from the elastic nonlinearity, pointing the way forward to new methods of generating negative index behavior through nonlinearities. This unprecedented result reveals the major role of multilevel structural organization on elastic energy flow and the influence of nonlinearity in the mechanical behavior.

We develop this design principle further and show that by designing the multiple length scales, governing both the intrinsic materials response as well as the wave propagation in various PMMs through symmetry principles, we are able to control the nonlinear wave propagation characteristics ranging from efficient dissipation of shock waves, dynamically reconfigurable phonon polarizers, lens as well as ultracompact sound isolation. This provides an avenue for designing novel systems with tailored and importantly, functionally optimized properties.

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