||Nanomaterials are a class of materials with morphology, properties, and structure or performance dominated by phenomena attributed to the “nano” length scale (<100 nm). These materials enable new opportunities for future technological innovation, because they exhibit novel electrical, optical and magnetic properties that are absent in their bulk counterparts.
The 2016 Functional Nanomaterials symposium will address unique functional properties of nanomaterials with an emphasis on emerging materials and techniques for 3D architectures. Both conventional nanomaterials sessions and focused sessions will be held.
Topics of interest for conventional nanomaterials sessions include, but are not limited to:
• Synthesis, characterization, and device applications of nanomaterials including nanoparticles, nanowires, nanoribbons, carbon based nanomaterials, thin films, quantum dots, etc.
• Use of nanomaterials in electronic, magnetic, mechanical, thermal management, catalysis, sensing, energy harvesting/storage/conversion or other scientific applications
• Nanoscale modeling studies
Topics of interest for focused sessions include, but are not limited to:
• Direct synthesis of nanomaterials into 3D architectures.
• Unique techniques (e.g., compressive buckling, Dip Pen Lithography, direct laser writing, different 3D printing methods, etc.) for assembly of nanomaterials into 3D architectures.
• Design and synthesis of printable functional nanomaterials for electronics, energy and structural and biological applications.
• Fundamental physical and chemical behaviors of nanomaterials observed during the creation of 3D architectures.
• Engineering applications of bulk structural nanomaterials and integration of functional nanomaterials into devices.