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  Symposium D:

Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Inorganic Nanoparticles

The aim of this symposium is to bring together a wide variety of researchers with interests in the synthesis, characterization and properties of nanoparticles to discuss cutting-edge research, introduce new ideas and foster the link between these three areas of research and technological applications.

Nanomaterials can be classified as zero-dimensional (0-D), one-dimensional (1-D), two-dimensional (2-D), and three-dimensional (3-D). This classification is based on the number of dimensions, which are not confined to the nanoscale range (<100 nm). The most common representation of 0-D nanomaterials are nanoparticles. These nanoparticles can be amorphous or crystalline, single crystalline or polycrystalline, composed by single or multi elements, exhibit various shapes and forms, exist individually or incorporated in a matrix, or even be metallic, ceramic, or polymeric. Depending on the application, any of these combinations is in principle possible. However, the synthesis, characterization and properties of nanoparticles is still a challenge. To address this issue, it seemed appropriate to review the field in a manner that would be useful for many areas of materials science. Areas of interest to the symposium will cover a broad range of topics including gas-phase synthesis, liquid phase processes, self-assembly, mechanical synthesis, electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, near-field and confocal optical microscopy, spectroscopy methods, as well as mechanical, electrical, optical and magnetic properties.

Hot topics to be covered by the symposium:

  • Catalysis
  • Drug-delivery
  • Aberration-corrected microscopy
  • Microelectronic and medical devices
  • Environmental transmission electron microscopy


Invited speakers (confirmed list):

  • Miguel Yacaman (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
  • T. Kawasaki, (Nagoya University,Japan)
  • Velimir Radmilovic (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • H. Yasuda, (Kobe University, Japan)
  • A. Manthiram (University of Texas at Austin)
  • T. Yonezawa, (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Jingyue Liu (University of Missouri, USA)
  • K. Kanie, (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • N. Shirahata, (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)


Scientific committee members:

  • Miguel Yacaman (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
  • Jingyue Liu (University of Missouri, USA)
  • Larry Allard (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • T. Yonezawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Jose Benito Rodriguez, (Universidade de Vigo, Spain)

Full papers: Journal of Materials Science (Springer) will publish Special ICAM 2009 issue(s) containing full papers of abstracts presented in this symposium provided such manuscripts are reviewed according to the Journal standards. Authors are invited, not obliged, to submit full length manuscripts.

For instructions, please check Full Papers Publication.

Symposium organizers:

Paulo Ferreira
U. of Texas
Materials Science and Engineering Program
1 University Station, Austin, TX, 78712, USA

Phone number: 512-471-3244
Fax number: 512-471-7681
E-mail: ferreira@mail.utexas.edu

Jeff de Hosson
U. of Groningen
Dept. of Applied Physics
Nijenborgh 4
9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands

Phone number: 31-503634898
Fax number: 31-503634881
E-mail: j.t.m.de.hosson@rug.nl

Katsuhiro Sasaki
Nagoya University
Dept. of Quantum Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya, 464-8603, Japan

Phone number: 81-52-789-3349
Fax number: 81-52-789-3226
E-mail: khsasaki@nagoya-u.jp

Dulce Araujo Melo
Campus Universitário
CEP: 59078 970 - Natal-RN, Brazil

Phone number: 84-3215 3826
E-mail: dmelo@interjato.com.br





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