Nanotech 2010

Nanoscale Materials Characterization

Nanoscale Materials Characterization

Symposium Chairs

Greg Haugstad Greg Haugstad
Senior Research Associate and Director, Characterization Facility, University of Minnesota and NSF Materials Research Facilities Network
Pierre Panine Pierre Panine
Senior Scientist
Xenocs SA, France

Invited Speakers

Dalia Yablon Dalia Yablon
Research Associate, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Roger Proksch Roger Proksch
President and Co-founder
Asylum Research
Markus Weygand Thin-Film Morphology and Structure Analysis by GISAXS with Home-Laboratory Instrumentation
Markus Weygand
Application Scientist
Hecus GmbH
Sergei Magonov
Senior Application Scientist
Agilent Technologies

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 22

1:30 Atomic Force Microscopy: Innovations and Applications
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)
 Nanoscale Materials Characterization

Wednesday June 23

10:00 Networking Coffee Break
10:30 Microscopy: Multi technique
10:30 New Approaches to Processing and Growth of Carbon Nano Tubes
2:00 Indirect Methods: Innovations and Applications
4:00 Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo Hall
 Nanoscale Materials Characterization
6:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd Floor

Thursday June 24

8:30 Keynotes: Transformational Nanotech
10:00 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd Floor
1:30 Nano Characterization Solutions
5:00 TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second Floor

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 22

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1:30Atomic Force Microscopy: Innovations and ApplicationsRoom 210 C
Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
1:30Singing in Harmony: Multifrequency AFM for Polymer Materials
R. Proksch, Asylum Research, US
2:00Material property characterization of polymeric surfaces with scanning probe microscopy
D. Yablon, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, US
2:30Expanding Atomic Force Microscopy Applications with Multifrequency Measurements
S. Magonov, Agilent Technologies, US
3:00ScanAsyst and Peak Force QNM: Designed for Scientific Productivity, Atomic Force Microscope, Scanning Probe Microscope, SPM
S.C. Minne, Veeco Instruments, US
3:20Advanced nanoscale elastic property measurement by contact-resonance atomic force microscopy
G. Stan, R.F. Cook, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
3:40Nanoscale Chemical Spectroscopy with the Atomic Force Microscope
C.B. Prater, D. Cook, R. Shetty, K. Kjoller, Anasys Instruments, US
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo (4:00 - 6:00)Expo Hall
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Nanoscale Materials CharacterizationExpo Hall
-High resolution imaging of biological materials using hydrophobic carbon nanotube AFM probes
J.-H. Lee, C.K. Najeeb, J. Chang, W.-S. Kang, G.-H. Nam, J.-H. Kim, Ajou University, KR
-Structural Elucidation of Doxorubicin-Loaded Liposomes by Atomic Force Microscopy in air and water
B.W. Tian, W.T. Al-Jamal, M. Stuartb, K. Kostarelos, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK
-Mechanical Testing of Carbon Nanotube Nano-Rings
C. Ke, M. Zheng, State University of New York at Binghamton, US
-Dynamics of intermediate to late stage concentration fluctuations during free diffusion experiments
A. Oprisan, S.A. Oprisan, A. Teklu, College of Charleston, US
-Optical metrology of randomly-distributed Au colloids on a multilayer film
S.-H. Hsu, Y.-C. Chang, Y.-C. Chen, P.-K. Wei, Y.D. Kim, Academia Sinica, TW
-Effects of Non-radiative energy transfer processes on the visible upconversion in ZrO2:Yb3+/Er3+ nanocrystals
O. Meza, L.A. Diaz-Torres, P. Salas, E. De la Rosa, C.D. Solis, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A C, MX
-Acyl ascorbate in enzymatic synthesis: Industrial use as a food nano additive
R. Sharma, Y. Pathak, Florida State University, US
-Method of enhancing polyaniline conductivity using different oxidizing agents as dopant
M.A. Iqbal, S. Manzoor, PUNJAB UNIVERSITY, PK
-Study of Environmental Stress Cracking of Polyurethane using Nanoscale Thermal Analysis
A. Hung, K. Sahagian, M. Colvin, R. Shetty, Boston Scientific, US
-Synthesis of Magnetically Separable Photocatalyst-TiO2/SiO2 coated Mn-Zn Ferrite-and its Photocatalytic study
K. Laohhasurayotin, S. Pookboonmee, D. Viboonratanasri, National Science and Technology Development Agency, TH
-Effect of compounding method on the thermal, mechanical, and molphological properties of Polypropylene-Nanoclay nanocomposites
J. Nader, H. Dagher, D. Gardner, A. Duguay, J. Parent, A. Kiziltas, The University of Maine, US
-Morphology and Magnetic Properties of Ni-Zn Ferrites Doped With Copper
A.C.F.M. Costa, K.M.S. Viana, F.A. Portela, R.H.G.A. Kiminami, C.O. Paiva-Santos, D.R. Cornejo, UFCG, BR
-High Strain Rate Compression Behavior of Conventional and CNF-Filled-Nanophased Glass/Polyester Composites
M.K. Hossain, M.E. Hossain, M. Hosur, S. Jeelani, V. Rangari, Tuskegee University, US
-In-situ techniques in optical spectroscopy for the analysis of carbon nanotubes
G. Freihofer, B. Mohan, S. Raghavan, University of Central Florida, US
-Synthesis and Characterizations of nano sized Barium hexa-ferrites using sol gel method
M.A. Iqbal, A. Mir, Punjab University, PK
-Fabrication and Thermomechanical Characterization of CNF-Filled Polyester and E-Glass/Polyester Nanophased Composites
M.K. Hossain, M.E. Hossain, M. Hosur, S. Jeelani, V. Rangari, Tuskegee University, US
-Bidimensional Size Distribution of Asymmetric Nano Particles
A. Júnio, M.C. Prado, F.V. Pereira, P. Licinio, ICEx, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BR

Wednesday June 23

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10:00Networking Coffee BreakFoyer 2nd Floor
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10:30Microscopy: Multi techniqueRoom 210 C
Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
10:30Subsurface characterization of high dielectric nanostructures in low dielectric polymer matrix using Electric Force Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy
M. Zhao, B. Ming, P. Stutzman, G. Chen, X. Gu, C. Park, Y.C. Jean, T. Nguyen, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
10:50Nano-scale TEM studies of the passive film and the chloride-induced depassivation of carbon steel in concrete
P. Ghods, O.B. Isgor, J. Li, G. Carpenter, G. McRae, G.P. Gu, Carleton University, CA
11:10Mechanical Characterization of Metallic Nanowires by Combining Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
E. Celik, E. Madenci, The University of Arizona, US
11:30Real-Time Electro-Mechanical-Themal Coupling in One-Dimensional Materials
R.S. Yassar, H. Ghassemi, A. Ashtana, Y.K. Yap, Michigan Technological University, US
11:50Atomic scale dopant detection in an individual silicon nanowire by atom probe tomography
W.H. Chen, R. Lardé, E. Cadel, T. Xu, B. Grandidier, J.P. Nys, D. Stievenard, P. Pareige, Groupe de Physique des Matériaux, FR
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10:30New Approaches to Processing and Growth of Carbon Nano TubesRoom 210 B
Session chair: Wolfgang Bacsa, CEMES, Univ. of Toulouse, FR
10:30Gels of Carbon Nanotubes and Nonionic Surfactant and High-quality Carbon Nanotube Films Prepared by Gel Coating
J. Ouyang, National University of Singapore, SG
10:50Large area, directionally aligned single-walled carbon nanotube thin film by self-assembly and compressed sliding methods
C.K. Najeeb, J.-H. Lee, J. Chang, J.-H. Kim, Ajou University, KR
11:10Catalyst-Free Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes with Low-Intensity Lasers
V. Krishna, B. Koopman, B. Moudgil, University of Florida, US
11:30Effect of Position and Orientation of Stone-Wales Defects on the Fracture Behavior of a Zigzag Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube
K. Talukdar, A.K. Mitra, NIT DURGAPUR INDIA, IN
11:50Characterization of the interfacial binding strength of bundled single-walled carbon nanotubes
C. Ke, M. Zheng, W. Cui, G. Zhou, N. Pugno, R.N. Miles, State University of New York at Binghamton, US
12:10Direct growth of carbon nanotubes on a plastic substrate
D. Carnahan, D. Esposito, I. Izrailit, A.V. Vasenkov, CFDRC, US
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2:00Indirect Methods: Innovations and ApplicationsRoom 210 C
Session chair: Pierre Panine, Xenocs SA, FR
2:00TBA
M. Weygand, Hecus GmbH, DE
2:30Enhanced ferromagnetism and weak polarization of multiferroic BiFeO3 synthesized by sol-gel auto-combustion method
G.M. Wang, J.M. Xu, D. Zhang, China University of Geosciences, CN
2:50Conformation of pH Responsive Alternating Copolymers and Self-Assembly in Nanoarchitectures
A.S.W. Chan, M. Groves, C. Malardier-Jugroot, Royal Military College of Canada, CA
3:10In-situ Surface Characterization of Nano- and Microparticles by Optical Second Harmonic Generation
B. Schürer, S. Wunderlich, U. Peschel, W. Peukert, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, DE
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4:00Poster Session and TechConnect Expo Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Expo HallExpo Hall
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Nanoscale Materials CharacterizationExpo Hall
-The Effects of POSS on the Interlaminar Shear Strength of Marine Composites under Various Environmental Conditions
H. Mahfuz, F. Powell, R. Granata, M. Hosur, Florida Atlantic University, US
-Characterization of Nanoscale Organic Pigments by Electron Microscopy Techniques
P. Li, M. Malac, F. Paraguay-Delgado, R. Carlini, S. Gardner, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, CA
-Growth and optical properties of high-density InN nanodots
W.C. Ke, S.J. Lee, C.Y. Kao, W.K. Chen, W.C. Chou, W.H. Chang, W.J. Lin, Y.C. Cheng, T.C. Lee, J.C. Lin, Yuan Ze University, TW
-An Investigation of superparamagnetism in Mn-Zn Nano- structural Ferrite thin films produced by Pulsed Laser Deposition(PLD)
D. Ravinder, Osmania University, IN
-Synthesis and Characterization of Al- and Ni-doped ZnO by Sol-gel Method
Y.C. Liu, Chang Gung University, TW
-Theoretical Studies in Epitaxial Stabilization of ZnO-based Light-emitting Semiconductors
P-L Liu, Y-J Siao, M-H Lee, National Chung Hsing University, TW
-Volume Grain Analysis in Organic Thin Film Semiconductors
D. Bergman, K.P. Gentry, T. Gredig, California State University Long Beach, US
-Characterization of an electrical powering nano-generator based on aluminum doped ZnO thin films
N. Muñoz Aguirre, J.E. Rivera López, L. Martínez Pérez, P. Tamayo Meza, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, MX
-Magnetic properties of Sputter deposited and magnetically annealed IrMn/CoFeB nanometric bilayers for exchange biased magnetic tunnel junctions
H. Fulara, M. Raju, S. Chaudhary, S.C. Kashyap, D.K. Pandya, Inidan Institute of Technology Delhi, IN
-Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO Nanorods using Molecular Beam Epitaxy
M. Asghar, A. Ali, M.-A. Hasan, M. Yasin Akhtar Raja, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, PK
-Novel Nanoparticles Dispersing Beads Mill with Ultra Small Beads and its Application
M. Inkyo, Kotobuki Industries Co., Ltd., JP
-Evaluation of Tools for Nanoparticles-modulated Hyperthermia by Atomic Force Microscopy
I.V. Reshetov, V.I. Chissov, S.S. Sukharev, O.V. Matorin, A.V. Korizky, P.A.Hertzen Moscow Research Oncological Institute (MROI), RU
-Application of nanoindentation for constituent phases testing
I. Hussainova, I. Jasiuk, Tallinn University of Technology, EE
-Oxygen Vacancies induced ferromagnetism in undoped and Cr doped SnO2 nanowires
L. Zhang, S. Ge, Y. Zuo, Q. Jing, Lanzhou University, CN
-Evaluation of Uncertainty in Nanoparticle Size Measurement by Differential Mobility Analysis
C.M. Lin, T.C. Yu, S.H. Lai, H.C. Ho, H.F. Weng, S.H. Wang, C.J. Chen, Center for Measurement Standards, Industrial Technology Research Institute, TW
-Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for on-line monitoring and workplace surveillance of nanoparticle production processes
E. Frejafon, CILAS, FR
-Electrochemical & Spectroscopic Characterisation of Surface-modified Semiconductors for Solar Water Splitting
F. Sanches, M. Barroso Silva da Cruz, S. Dennison, J.R. Durrant, Imperial College London, UK
-Nano Crystalline Cellulosic Nematic monocrystals optical properties
G. Picard, Y. Kadiri, D. Simon, F. Ghozayel, J.-D. Lebreux, Ahuntsic College, CA
-Interfacial Effect in Fe/ InGaAs Magnetism
N. Berrouachedi, S. Rioual, B. Lescop, B. Rouvellou, J. Langlois, M. Bouslama, Z. Lounis, A. Abdellaoui, ENSET d’Oran, DZ
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6:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception (6:00 - 8:00) - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC

Thursday June 24

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8:30Keynotes: Transformational NanotechRoom 303 CD
Session chair: Clayton Teague, NNCO, US
8:30Nanotechnology: Path Toward Commercialization at GE
M. Butts, General Electric, US
9:00Getting the Memristor to Market
S. Williams, Hewlett Packard, US
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10:00TechConnect Innovation Showcase Coffee Break - Ballroom 3rd FloorBallroom BC
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1:30Nano Characterization SolutionsRoom 210 A
Session chair: Pierre Panine, Xenocs SA, FR
1:30Imaging three-dimensional microstructures fabricated by two-photon polymerization using CARS microscopy
T. Baldacchini, Newport Corporation, US
1:50Individual SiGe Nanowire Chemical Composition Depth Profiling and Surface Oxidation Analyzed by Auger Electron Spectroscopy
J.S. Hammond, U. Givan, D. Paul, F. Patolsky, Physical Electronics USA, US
2:10Advances in Helium Ion Microscopy for High Resolution Imaging and Material Modification
W. Thompson, J. Notte, L. Scipioni, M. Ananth, L. Stern, S. Sijbrandij, C. Sanford, Carl Zeiss SMT, US
2:30Size and Count of Nanoparticles by Scattering and Fluorescence Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA)
D. Griffiths, P. Hole, J. Smith, A. Malloy, B. Carr, NanoSight, US
2:50Size distribution determination of nanoparticles and nanosized pores by small-angle X-Ray scattering on a multi-purpose X-ray diffractometer platform
J. Bolze, S. Rekhi, K. Macchiarola, B. Litteer, PANalytical B.V., NL
3:10Effect of local curvature on the interaction between hydrophobic surfaces
P. Hansson, A. Swerin, E. Thormann, P.M. Claesson, J. Schoelkopf, P.A.C. Gane, YKI, Institute for surface chemistry, SE
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5:00TechConnect Investment Networking Reception - Second FloorFoyer 2nd Floor

Special Symposium

Most technology-relevant scientific projects include advanced characterization at the nanoscale level. This symposium targets a wide range of nanoscale characterization techniques including microscopy, scattering, spectroscopy/spectrometry, nanomechanical and other tools, along with specimen preparation methods and handling. It is essential that this burgeoning knowledge base be transparently presented to the broad nanotechnology community. NSTI will use this event to promote the rapid education, dissemination, and commercialization of new characterization techniques into industries based in both physical and life sciences. The symposium seeks to introduce general technique types to newcomers, report pioneering methods, and drill down into new physical understandings, all the while emphasizing applications useful to industrial engineers and technicians.

Advances in characterization include not only far-field probes (e.g., beams of electrons, ions, neutrons or photons) and near-field probes (indentors, nanotips, fibers and nanotubes), but also a growing intellectual component whereby data are manipulated, analyzed, rendered and simulated to yield meaningful information. As some tools and methods have become more common and practical, certain misunderstandings and misinterpretations also have crept into the lexicon. Beside an element of “methods training” to promote the insightful application of characterization tools in nanotechnology R&D, this symposium will emphasize projects that utilize a broad spectrum of complementary techniques to yield meaningful findings.

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Direct space imaging methods
    Dedicated session to: TEM, SEM, AFM, near-field optical, X-ray microscopy, topography and tomography, spatially resolved ion mass spectrometry, depth profiling with ions…
  • Indirect space methods and spectroscopy
    Dedicated session to: X-ray, neutron and light scattering… and NMR, FTIR, Raman, acoustic, dielectric spectroscopy…
  • Polymer phase transition and kinetics
  • Nanocomposites morphology and structure
  • Thin-film structure
  • Microelectronic devices: material characterization
  • Liquid suspensions/melts
  • Interfacial diffusion/mixing
  • Drug delivery

A special joint session with the Nanostructured Surfaces and Interfaces Symposium will be devoted to Characterization of surfaces and interfaces

We encourage your participation in this event and community, through your comments, suggestions and offers for assistance in review and organization. Please contact the symposium coordinator with your comments.

Journal Submissions

Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure.

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