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Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures
From Fundamental Chemical and Physical Processes to Applications
(This meeting is currently known as "Clusters & Nanostructures")
August 4-9, 2013
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

Related Meeting Information
The Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar. Please refer to the Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures GKRS web page for more information.

The fundamental properties of small particles and their potential for groundbreaking applications are among the most exciting areas of study in modern physics, chemistry, and biology. The GRC on Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures synthesizes contributions from these inter-related fields that reflect the pivotal role of nano-particles at the interface between these disciplines. Size-dependent optical, electronic, magnetic and catalytic properties offer prospects for applications in many fields, and possible solutions for many of the grand challenges facing society in the 21st century. The conference will bring together world-class international speakers who are responsible for the most significant recent advances in the fundamental science and applications of nanomaterials. Specific emphasis will be given to advances in spectroscopy, fundamental physical studies of clusters and nanocrystals, catalysis, synthesis and chemical doping, biological applications, magnetic properties, and photonic devices. Elements of these separate fields will be brought together in all sessions, such as those on applications of nanocrystal based multiple exciton generation and spectroscopic studies of biological systems using clusters.

The goal of the 2013 Gordon Conference is to continue the historical interdisciplinary tradition of this series and discuss the most recent advances, basic scientific questions, and emerging applications of clusters, nanocrystals, and nanostructures. The conference will cover a wide range of topics, from fundamental science to applied nano-engineering, and will provide a balance among the three sub-areas of the conference. We believe that this combination of balance and breadth provides the greatest potential to nucleate new ideas and stimulate cross fertilization.

A new feature of this meeting is that over the weekend preceding the GRC there will be a related Gordon Research Seminar for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. The GRS will allow senior students and postdoctoral fellows to gain valuable leadership experience as speakers, discussion leaders, and organizers. All attendees will benefit from the planned GRS mentorship program focusing on various potential career paths for a science or engineering PhD.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Presentations: Graphene and Government Policy
7:40 pm - 7:45 pm Discussion Leader: Emily Weiss (Northwestern University)
7:45 pm - 8:25 pm Paul McEuen (Cornell University)
"Graphene at the Boundaries"
8:25 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:15 pm Kristen Kulinowski (IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute)
"Nanomaterials and Government Policy"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:45 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNovel Syntheses and Integrated Structures
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Frank Wise (Cornell University)
9:10 am - 9:40 am David Norris (ETH Zürich)
"Doping Nanocrystals"
9:40 am - 9:50 am Discussion
9:50 am - 10:20 am Jillian Buriak (University of Alberta)
"Using Block Copolymers for Self-Assembly of Nano(fill-in-the-blank)"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Riccardo Ferrando (University of Genoa)
"Morphological instabilities in core-shell nanoparticles"
11:30 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Bill Buhro (Washington University, St. Louis)
"(CdSe)13(alkylamine)13 as a low-temperature precursor to a variety of colloidal nanocrystals having excellent optical properties"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFundamentals: Charge Transport, Modeling, Superconductivity
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm Discussion Leader: Vitaly V. Kresin (University of Southern California)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pm Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania)
"The Role of Surface Ligands and Doping in High Performance Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystal Electronics and Optoelectronics"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm Discussion
8:20 pm - 8:50 pm Michael Moseler (Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials)
"Modeling of nanostructure formation via cluster deposition"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Margriet Van Bael (University of Leuven - KU Leuven)
"Investigation of superconductor and hybrid superconductor/magnet nanostructures by isotope specific scattering methods"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPhotoinduced Chemistry and Transport, and Magnetism
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Beatriz Roldán Cuenya (University of Central Florida)
9:10 am - 9:40 am Tim Lian (Emory University)
"Electron and Hole transfer dynamics in QDs related to Solar H2 production"
9:40 am - 9:50 am Discussion
9:50 am - 10:20 am Ueli Heiz (Technical University Munich)
"Chemistry and Photochemistry of size-selected Clusters"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am - 11:05 am Coffee Break
11:05 am - 11:35 am Lincoln Lauhon (Northwestern University)
"Influence of nanowire dopants, defects, and interfaces on photocarrier generation and transport"
11:35 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Tobias Lau (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin)
"Magnetism in Clusters"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmApplications: Devices
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm Discussion Leader: Amy Prieto (Colorado State University)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pm Richard Palmer (University of Birmingham)
"Atomic structure and mass production of size-selected nanoclusters"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm Discussion
8:20 pm - 8:50 pm Paolo Milani (University of Milan)
"Stretchable and biocompatible microdevices on plastics produced by supersonic cluster beam implantation"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm Discussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm Tobias Hanrath (Cornell University)
"Lead Salt NC PV Devices"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:40 amFundamentals: Doping
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Bernd von Issendorff (Universität Freiburg)
9:10 am - 9:40 am Daniel Gamelin (University of Washington)
"Dopant-Carrier Interactions in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals"
9:40 am - 9:55 am Discussion
9:55 am - 10:10 am Jonathan Steckel (QD Vision Inc.)
"Quantum Dot Products for LCD Displays"
10:10 am - 10:20 am Discussion
10:20 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am Uri Banin (Hebrew University Jerusalem)
"Heavily doped semiconductor nanocrystals"
11:30 am - 11:40 am Discussion
11:40 am - 12:30 pmYoung Investigator Presentations
Discussion Leader: Bernd von Issendorff (Universität Freiburg)
11:40 am - 11:55 am Daniela Rupp (Technical University Berlin)
"Ultrafast dynamics of single clusters in soft x-ray FEL-pulses"
11:55 am - 12:05 pm Discussion
12:05 pm - 12:20 pm Prashant Jain (University of Illinois)
12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMEG and Energy Redux
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm Discussion Leader: Efrat Lifshitz (Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute)
7:40 pm - 8:10 pm Matthew Beard (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
"Progress towards third generation solar energy conversion: Can quantum dot solar cells exceed the Shockley-Queisser Limit?"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pm Discussion
8:20 pm - 8:45 pm Chrisotophe Delarue (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
"Dirac fermions and topological phases in honeycomb superlattices of semiconductor nanocrystals"
8:45 pm - 8:55 pm Discussion
8:55 pm - 9:20 pm Laurens D.A. Siebbeles (Technical University Delft)
"Multiple exciton generation and dynamics in semiconductor nanoparticles: effects of shape and particle coupling)
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFundamentals: Spectroscopy and Photonics
9:00 am - 9:10 am Discussion Leader: Patanjali Kambhampati (McGill University)
9:10 am - 9:40 am Xiaoyang Zhu (University of Texas at Austin)
"Hot electron relaxation and transfer in inorganic QDs and graphene nano materials"
9:40 am - 9:50 am Discussion
9:50 am - 10:20 am Philippe Dugourd (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Lyon)
"Manipulating and fragmentating single nanoparticles in the gas phase"
10:20 am - 10:30 am Discussion
10:30 am - 11:05 am Coffee Break
11:05 am - 11:35 am Jennifer S. Martinez (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
"Synthesis, Characterization and Biological detection of fluorescent silver nanoclusters"
11:35 am - 11:45 am Discussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Paul Mulvaney (University of Melbourne)
"Nanocrystal - Exciton Harvesting in Thin Films and Solar cells"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Presentations: Nanoclusters, Artificial Atoms, and Nanostructures
7:30 pm - 7:40 pm Discussion Leader: Wolfgang Harbich (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pm Chad Mirkin (Northwestern University)
"'Artificial Atom' Formed from Nucleic Acid-Nanoparticle Conjugates"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm Uzi Landman (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Charge and charging effects in clusters"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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