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Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

New Semiconductor Nanocrystal Materials and Advances in Nano Characterization Techniques


July 30-31, 2016


Mount Snow
West Dover, VT


Robert W. Johns & Charles Barrows

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. Both short form oral presentations and poster presentation applications will be accepted.

Our meeting will have two primary sessions. One devoted to expanding from traditional II-VI compositions: research directed at overcoming synthetic challenges to prepare high-quality nanocrystals of oxide, chalcogenide, pnictide and multinary semiconductors as well as advances in doping and complex structures. The other session will focus on advances in nanoscale characterization techniques. Nanocrystals push the limit of instrument sensitivity and many new techniques have been developed to address specific properties of these systems.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Bulk and Surface Effects on the Optical and Electronic Properties of Colloidal Quantum Dots
Discussion Leader: Robert Johns (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
3:45 pm - 3:50 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
3:50 pm - 4:25 pmPhilippe Guyot-Sionnest (University of Chicago, USA)
"'God Made the Bulk, Surfaces Were Invented by the Devil'* and Colloidal Quantum Dots Are Both. *Wolfgang Pauli"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAdvances in Nanoscale Characterization Techniques
Discussion Leader: Nick Borys (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
7:40 pm - 7:55 pmAbigail Freyer (University of Rochester, USA)
"Charge Properties of Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:15 pmRusha Chatterjee (University of Notre Dame, USA)
"Visualizing the Dimensionality-Dependent Evolution of a Semiconductor's Electronic Structure"
8:15 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmSven-Hendrik Lohmann (University of Hamburg, Germany)
"Optical and Theoretical Investigation of Fluorescence Spectral Diffusion of CdSe/CdS-Dotrods"
8:35 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 8:55 pmLaura Piveteau (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
"Atomistic Description of Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals Using Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR Spectroscopy"
8:55 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:15 pmMark Weidman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Kinetics of the Self-Assembly of Nanocrystal Superlattices Measured by Real-Time In Situ X-Ray Scattering"
9:15 pm - 9:20 pmDiscussion
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amNew Nanoscale Semiconductor Materials
Discussion Leader: Kathryn Knowles (University of Rochester, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:10 am - 9:25 amMichael Campos (Columbia University, USA)
"Understanding Nanocrystal Nucleation and Growth Using Tunable Precursor Libraries"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:45 amYitong Dong (Texas A&M University, USA)
"High Energy Hot Electron Generated from Mn-Doped Quantum Dots"
9:45 am - 9:50 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:05 amAdam Jansons (University of Oregon, USA)
"Precisely Tuning Size, Dopant Incorporation, and Radial Distribution of Dopants in Metal Oxide Nanocrystals via a Greener, 'Living' Growth Synthesis"
10:05 am - 10:10 amDiscussion
10:10 am - 10:25 amFengjia Fan (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Synthetically-Engineered Biaxial Strain Overcomes Linewidth Limitations and Breaks Degeneracy in Nanocrystals"
10:25 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:45 amBryan Rosales (Iowa State University, USA)
"Persistent Dopants and Amorphous Phases in Organolead Mixed-Halide Perovskites"
10:45 am - 10:50 amDiscussion
10:50 am - 11:00 amGeneral Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Panel Discussion
Discussion Leader: Charles Barrows (University of Washington, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
1:35 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Where Is Nano Going from Here?"
  • Daniel Gamelin (University of Washington, USA)
  • Philippe Guyot-Sionnest (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Zeger Hens (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Delia Milliron (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

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