Focus Topics


 

Accelerating Materials Discovery For Global Competitiveness Focus Topic (MG)

Seventy percent of all technical innovations are directly or indirectly linked to materials; this percentage has been increasing since 1970 and is forecast to continue increasing steadily until 2030.  Worldwide, global competitiveness is being sought through materials innovation and a reduction in the time to production.  Japan started the Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST) in 2009.  Singapore has funded a National Framework for Innovation and Enterprise.  In Europe, materials are viewed as a key enabler for boosting industrial and technological growth. Materials design and innovation have been a central focus. In the United States, this effort is captured by Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) (http://www.whitehouse.gov/mgi).  In the same way that the Human Genome Project accelerated a range of biological sciences by identifying and deciphering the basic building blocks of the human genetic code, MGI can accelerate our understanding of the fundamentals of material science, providing a wealth of practical information that entrepreneurs and innovators will be able to use to develop new products.  The current “time-to-market” from discovery to deployment of typically 20+ years for new classes of materials is far too slow, given the range of urgent problems that advanced materials can help solve.  MGI’s goal is to half the time period to discover, develop, and manufacture new materials and essentially to revolutionize the approach to materials research and engineering.  To achieve this goal, research must be a collaborative, synergistic, and iterative approach that includes theory, computation, and experiments.  This emphasis builds on and extends the Integrated Computational Materials Engineering approach.  It is envisioned that successful implement of MGI will entail integrated efforts in computation, data informatics and experimentation; sharing of best practices via networking; educational materials for the next generation workforce; and public/private partnerships. Additional invited talks may be selected from the contributed abstracts.

MG1+EM+MI  Materials Discovery and Optimization through Iterative Approaches

Gerbrand Ceder, MIT, "The ‘Materials Genome’ Project: Accelerated and Large-Scale Materials Discovery through Computation"

Juan de Pablo, University of Chicago, "Engineering Organic Glasses"

MG2 Data-Enabled Scientific Discovery

Barbara Jones, IBM, "Data-Driven Discovery of Physical, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical Materials"

Mattias Klintenberg, Uppsala University, Sweden, "Exploring Electronic Structure in the Search for New Functional Materials"

John Rodgers, Innovation Materials, Canada, "Surface Technology Solutions: Materials Design for Aero-Engine Gas Turbine Applications"

MG3+MI+NS  Theoretical and Computational Methods

Nora de Leeuw, University of College London, UK, "Computer-aided Design of Materials for CO2 Utilization"

Karin Rabe, Rutgers University, "New Ferroelectrics and Antiferroelectrics by Design"

Talat Rahman, University of Central Florida, "Computational Design of Materials for Catalysis: Interface Matters"

Susan B. Sinnott, University of Florida, "Mechanistic Insights into the Evolution of Metal/Dielectric Interfaces"

MG4+AS+EM+SE+TF  Novel Synthesis Approaches of Hard Materials, Soft Materials, & Composites that Couple Experimental Work with Theory & Computations

Valerie Ashby, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Functionalized Shape Memory Polyester Biomaterials"

Dave H. A. Blank, MESA+Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Netherlands, "Materials Control on a Nanoscale: Artificial Oxide Structures"

MG5+AS+NS+SA+SE+SP+SS  Innovative Characterization Techniques Connected to Theory / Computation

Peter Grutter, McGill University, Canada, "Poking Tips at Surfaces: Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Atomically Defined Interfaces"

MG6 Education Approaches for Interactive R&D

Christine C. Broadbridge, Southern Connecticut State University, "21st Century Skills and Educating the Next Generation Workforce for Expedited Innovation and Deployment"

Michael Marder, University of Texas at Austin, "Condensed Matter Physics in an Age of Computation"

Wolfgang E. Windl, The Ohio State University, "Educating for High-Impact Computation-Skills vs. Acceptance"

MG7+EN+MS  From Discovery to Industrial Technologies

Patrick Kinlen, E. Sapper, Boeing Research and Technology, “Closing the Feedback Loop in Aerospace Materials Design and Development”

Wolfgang Rossner, Siemens, Germany, "High Performance Ceramics-Challenges for Next Generations"

MG8 Accelerating Materials Discovery for Global Competitiveness Poster Session

SA1+AS+MG  HAXPES Studies on Interfaces and Buried Layers

Joe Woicik, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), "HAXPES Investigations of Electronic Materials and Interfaces"

BI3+AS+MG  Biomateriomics

Jan De Boer, University of Twente, Netherlands, "High Throughput Screening of Surface Topography-induced Cell Response"

BI8+AS+BA+MG+NL  Soft Condensed Matter Biointerfaces

Ashutosh Chilkoti, Duke University, "Design of Nanoscale Bionterfaces by Self-Assembly of Genetically Encoded Peptide Polymers"

MI5+EM+MG  Frontiers of Complex Oxides

Harold Hwang, Stanford University, "Magnetic Reconstructions in Ultrathin Oxide Heterostructures"

Ho Nyung Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Epitaxial Cobaltites: Multivalent Oxides for Magnetic and Catalytic Applications"

 

 

Actinides and Rare Earths Focus Topic (AC)

Actinides and Rare Earths exhibit many unique and diverse physical, chemical and magnetic properties, due in large part to the complexity of their 5f and 4f electronic structure.  This Focus Topic will focus upon the chemistry, physics and material science in the Lanthanide and Actinide materials, driven by the 4f and 5f electronic structure.  Particular emphasis will be placed upon the 4f/5f magnetic structure, surface science and thin film properties and their applications to energy related issues.  For the actinides, fundamental actinide science and its role in resolving technical challenges posed by actinide materials will be stressed, particularly with regard to energy applications, including energy generation,  novel nuclear fuels and structural materials, waste remediation and waste disposal.  Both basic and applied experimental approaches, including synchrotron- radiation-based and neutron-based investigations, as well as theoretical modeling computational simulations, are to be part of the Special Sessions.   Of particular importance are the issues connected to potential renaissance in Nuclear Energy, including fuel synthesis, oxidation, corrosion, intermixing, stability in extreme environments, prediction of properties via bench-marked simulations, separation science, environmental impact and disposal of waste products. The shared sessions will be with MIND, Synchrotron Analysis, Surface Science, Thin Films and Energy Frontiers.

AC1+EN+AS  The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Related Issues

Shin-ichi Fujimori, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, "Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study of Uranium Materials"

Steven Zinkle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Prospects for Accident Tolerant Fuels in Light Water Reactors"

AC2+MI  Magnetism and Electron Correlation in Actinides and Rare Earths

Gabriel Kotliar, Rutgers University, "Correlation Effects in Elemental Actinides and their Compounds"

Gerry Lander, Institut Laue-Langevin, France, "Our Understanding of the Condensed-Matter Physics of Actinides: What have we Learned in 50 Years?"

AC3+SS+AS  The Surface Science of Actinides and Rare Earths

Geoff Allen, University of Bristol, UK, "From Berkeley to Bristol: Defect Structures in Actinide Oxides"

John Joyce, Los Alamos National Laboratory, "Exploring Plutonium Electronic Structure Using a Unique Photoemission Capability"

AC4+TF+SA  4f and 5f Electrons in Thin Films

Guenter Kaindl, Free University of Berlin, Germany, "Historical Overview and Perspectives of XAS in Rare Earth and Actinide Materials"

Kristina Kvashnina, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France, "High Energy Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of f-electron Systems"

AC5  Actinides and Rare Earths Poster Session

 


Advanced Imaging of Cell and Bacteria Interactions with Surfaces Focus Topic (AI)

This Focus Topic will investigate novel methods of chemical and structural characterization of mammalian cell and bacterial surfaces and/or their interfaces with synthetic materials. Probes of intercellular and/or interspecies communications between cells, bacteria, and/or fungi will be reported. This new Focus Topic will also present useful methods which can be used to study medical device biocompatibility, biodegradation of synthetic materials, and other biointerfaces.

AI1 Advanced Imaging of Cell and Bacterial Interactions with Surfaces

Cynthia Whitchurch, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, "Roles of Extracellular DNA in the Development and Expansion of Bacterial Biofilms"

BA1+AI+AS+BI+IS+NL  Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy at Biointerfaces

John Conboy, University of Utah, "Revealing the Dynamics of Lipid Composition in Phospholipid Bilayers by Sum-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy"

Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Columbia University, "Drug and Protein Interactions with DNA: Nonlinear Optical Studies"

Franz Geiger, Northwestern University, "Structural and Thermodynamic Studies of Oligonucleotide-functionalized Aqueous/Solid Interfaces by Second- and Third-Order Spectroscopy"

Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California at Berkeley, “Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) Vibrational Spectroscopy Studies of Molecules at Solid-Liquid and Solid-Gas Interfaces.  Correlations of Adsorption and Catalytic Reactions

Elsa Yan, Yale University, "Characterization of Protein Secondary Structures at Interfaces Using Chiral Sum Frequency Generation"

IS2+AI+AS+BI  Ambient Pressure Mass Spectrometric Imaging of Cells, Bacteria and Tissues

Thorsten Benter, Universität Wuppertal, Germany, "Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry: Fundamentals, Simulations, Applications"

NL2+AS+BI+NS+IS+AI  Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles: Characterisation Needs for Nanotoxicity Testing

David Grainger, University of Utah, "Nanomaterials Surface Characterization as a Critical Step in their Translation to Technologies"

BI5+AI  In Vivo Responses to Biomaterials

BI9+AI+AS+BA+IA+NL+NS+SP  Characterisation of Biointerfaces

Mary Kraft, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "High-resolution Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Distinct Lipid Species in the Plasma Membranes of Mammalian Cells"

MS4+AS+BA+BI+PS+TF  Industrial Physics Forum on Manufacturing Science IV: Manufacturing Challenges in Micro/Nano-devices for Life Sciences

Jim Flatt, Synthetic Genomics

Elizabeth Carr, Agilent Technologies, "Microfluidics for Chemical Analysis"

Steve Laderman, Agilent Technologies, "DNA Microarrays and Nucleic Acid Synthesis"

Satyavolu Papa Rao, IBM Research Division, T.J. Watson Research Center, "Challenges in the Fabrication of Nanoscale Devices for DNA Base Sensing"

Stephen Turner, Pacific Biosciences

 

Atom Probe Tomography  Focus Topic (AP)

We are excited to introduce a Focus Topic dedicated to the cutting edge three dimensional chemical imaging capability, atom probe tomography (APT), with a focus on research opportunities in interfacial and nanoscale science. APT is an evolving technique based on atomic-resolution field ion microscopy that can provide quantitative three-dimensional compositional mapping and analysis of individual atoms making up a volume of approximately 100x100x500 nm3 with a spatial resolution of approximately 0.2 nm. This unique capability with the help of accurate 3-D data reconstruction and correlative chemical imaging will help in understanding phenomena such as grain boundary segregation and diffusion, materials degradation and failure, microstructural evolution, defect migration and cluster formation, nucleation and growth of materials with buried interfaces.  Atom probe tomography, despite its destructive nature, excels with (chemical/elemental) sensitivity similar to other surface analysis techniques such as SIMS, as well as spatial resolution (structural/atomic) close to high resolution transmission electron microscopy, however with APT having a significantly higher field-of-view. The technique has been extensively used to understand 3D structures in metals and new developments in incorporating pulsed laser assisted field evaporation helps extend the use of APT from conventional metallic materials to insulating materials such as ceramics. Even more recently, APT is being applied to further to understand catalyst materials and geological minerals with significantly complex structure and chemical features. Although the application of APT to metals is somewhat matured, the application to insulating materials is in the early stages with some additional promise of extending this technique to soft materials. The organizers of this Focus Topic seek to bring together a broad coalition of scientists who apply 3D atom probe tomography to understand interfacial and nanoscale science questions in metals, insulators and soft materials, as well as to provide a forum to discuss the recent advances in the application of APT.

AP1+AS+SS  Microstructural and Interface Analysis of Metals Subjected to Various Conditions

Michael Miller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Effects of Extreme Conditions on the Microstructure of Nanostructured Ferritic Alloys"

Simon Ringer, The University of Sydney, Australia, “The Renaissance in Metallurgical Design and the Role of Atom Probe Microscopy

AP2+AS  Multimodal Chemical Imaging including APT

Arun Devaraj, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, "Correlative Atom Probe Tomography and Transmission Electron Microscopy for Metal-Dielectric Composite Materials"

Brian Gorman, Colorado School of Mines, "Gaining an Atomic Scale Understanding of Optoelectronic, Magneto- and Ionic-Transport in Nanostructured Materials using Cross-Correlative STEM and APT"

AP3+AS+EM+TF+MI  APT Analysis of Semiconductor, Magnetic, and Oxide Materials

Kazuhiro Hono, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, "APT Analysis of Magnetic and Spintronic Materials"

Lincoln Lauhon, Northwestern University, "APT Analysis of Superlattices, Nanowires, and Non-planar Heterostructures"

AP4+AS+NS+SS+MI  APT and FIM Analysis of Catalysts and Nanoscale Materials

Norbert Kruse, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, "From Field Ion Microscopy of Tips to 3D Atom Probe Tomography of Real Catalyst Nanoparticles"

Tong Li, University of Oxford, UK, "Atomic Scale Characterization of Catalyst Material"

AP5  Atom Probe Tomography Poster Session


Biomolecules at Aqueous Interfaces Focus Topic (BA)

This Focus Topic will investigate characterization of biomolecules at solid/liquid, liquid/liquid, and liquid/air interfaces. Systems of interest include peptides, proteins, DNA, and lipids analyzed by nonlinear optical spectroscopy and/or microscopy in situ. Recent advances in both instrumentation development and probing geometries as well as accomplishments and limitations of nonlinear optics at interfaces will be discussed.

BA1+AI+AS+BI+IS+NL  Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy at Biointerfaces

John Conboy, University of Utah, "Revealing the Dynamics of Lipid Composition in Phospholipid Bilayers by Sum-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy"

Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Columbia University, "Drug and Protein Interactions with DNA: Nonlinear Optical Studies"

Franz Geiger, Northwestern University, "Structural and Thermodynamic Studies of Oligonucleotide-functionalized Aqueous/Solid Interfaces by Second- and Third-Order Spectroscopy"

Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California at Berkeley, “Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) Vibrational Spectroscopy Studies of Molecules at Solid-Liquid and Solid-Gas Interfaces.  Correlations of Adsorption and Catalytic Reactions

Elsa Yan, Yale University, "Characterization of Protein Secondary Structures at Interfaces Using Chiral Sum Frequency Generation"

BA2  Biomolecules at Aqueous Interfaces Poster Session

BI1+AS+BA+NS+SS  Biomolecules at Interfaces

Patrick Stayton, University of Washington, "Stimuli-Responsive Nanomaterials for Next Generation Diagnostic Applications"

BI4+AI+BA+IS  Biofouling

Wendy Goodson, Air Force Research Laboratory, "The Role of Bacterial Physiology in Biodeterioration of Polyurethane Coatings"

Gabriel Lopez, Duke University, "Multifunctional Active Nano and Microstructured Surfaces for Biofouling Management"

BI6+AS+BA+NL  Biointerface Applications of QCM

Curtis Frank, Stanford University, "Antibody Orientation at the Solid/Liquid Interface as Determined by Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation and Ellipsometry"

BI8+AS+BA+MG+NL  Soft Condensed Matter Biointerfaces

Ashutosh Chilkoti, Duke University, "Design of Nanoscale Bionterfaces by Self-Assembly of Genetically Encoded Peptide Polymers"

BI9+AI+AS+BA+IA+NL+NS+SP  Characterisation of Biointerfaces

Mary Kraft, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "High-resolution Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Distinct Lipid Species in the Plasma Membranes of Mammalian Cells"

MS4+AS+BA+BI+PS+TF  Industrial Physics Forum on Manufacturing Science IV: Manufacturing Challenges in Micro/Nano-devices for Life Sciences

Jim Flatt, Synthetic Genomics

Elizabeth Carr, Agilent Technologies, "Microfluidics for Chemical Analysis"

Steve Laderman, Agilent Technologies, "DNA Microarrays and Nucleic Acid Synthesis"

Satyavolu Papa Rao, IBM Research Division, T.J. Watson Research Center, "Challenges in the Fabrication of Nanoscale Devices for DNA Base Sensing"

Stephen Turner, Pacific Biosciences


Energy Frontiers Focus Topic (EN)

AVS is once again sponsoring this topic at the AVS 60th  International Symposium & Exhibition. In keeping with the broad themes of the AVS, abstracts are solicited for cutting-edge fundamental as well as use-inspired research that addresses the capture, conversion, and manipulation of energy at surfaces and interfaces. Many forms of energy, including chemical, electrochemical, solar, biological, and thermal, will be represented in this year’s Energy Focus Topic. The use and/or development of in situ experimental techniques that can reveal the atomic-level phenomena governing energy flow will be given a high priority. Contributions with a significant theoretical and/or computational component, which is often required to access details that are off-limits to experiments, are also strongly encouraged. A special 60th anniversary session will examine the critical turning points in humanity’s evolving use of energy and hypothesize what breakthroughs are likely in the future.

EN1+NS+AS+SS  Interfacial Challenges in Nanostructured Solar Cells

Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado, Boulder, "Solar Photochemical Fuel Generation using Semiconductor Nanocrystals"

Xiaoyang Zhu, Columbia University, "Solar Energy Conversion Beyond the Limit"

EN2+AS  (Photo)electrochemical Platforms for Fuel Formation

Matthew Kanan, Stanford University, "Energetically Efficient Electroreductions Catalyzed by Oxide-derived Metal Nanoparticles"

EN3  Active OER and HER (Photo)electrocatalysts

Daniel Nocera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Solar to Fuels Conversion Made Simple"

EN4+SE  Fundamentals of Thermal Transport at Interfaces

David Cahill, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, "Thermal Conductance of Weak and Strong Interfaces"

EN5+TF+AS  Passivation Techniques for Energy Materials

Erwin Kessels, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, "ALD of Ultrathin Films and Nanoparticles for Photovoltaics and Other Clean Energy Technologies"

EN6+BI  Bioenergetic Interfaces

Lenny Tender, Naval Research Laboratory, "Microorganisms: Self-assembling, Self-wiring, Engineerable Electrode Catalysts"

EN7+SE+SS  Interfacial Challenges for Light Emission

George Wang, Sandia National Laboratories, "III-nitride Nanowires: Novel Materials for Light Emission"

EN8+TF  Thin Film, Organic, and Chalcogenide Solar Cells

Clemens Heske, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, "Understanding Solar Devices through Soft X-ray and Electron Spectroscopy"

EN9+TF+SS  Interfacial Challenges for Charge Storage

EN10      Energy Past, Present, and Future

Alex Bell, University of California, Berkeley, "The Role of Catalysis in Developing Energy Resources for the Future"

Prashant Kamat, "Quantum Dot Solar Cells: The Next Big Thing in Photovoltaics?"

Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Berkeley, "Solar Cells: The Economics, the Materials Science, and the Opto-Electronic Physics"

EN11      Energy Frontiers Poster Session

MG7+EN+MS  From Discovery to Industrial Technologies

Patrick Kinlen, E. Sapper, Boeing Research and Technology, “Closing the Feedback Loop in Aerospace Materials Design and Development”

Wolfgang Rossner, Siemens, Germany, "High Performance Ceramics-Challenges for Next Generations"

AC1+EN+AS  The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Related Issues

Shin-ichi Fujimori, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, "Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study of Uranium Materials"

Steven Zinkle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Prospects for Accident Tolerant Fuels in Light Water Reactors"

IS3+EN+SP+SS  In Situ Studies of Electrochemical Interfaces and Processes

Eric Stach, Purdue University, "Using Environmental TEM to Understand Thermal Degradation in Cathode Materials for Li-ion Batteries"

EL2+TF+EN+AS+EM+PS  Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for Photovoltaics and Inorganic Thin Films

TC2+EM+TF+EN  Flexible and Printable Electronics

Maikel van Hest, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, "Printing Photovoltaics"

SE4+EN  Surface Engineering for Energy Conversion and Harvesting

Gerald Mahan, Penn State University, "Nanoscale Thermal Transport"

EM11+AS+EN+TF  Hybrid and Organic Electronics

Neal Armstrong, University of Arizona, "Interface Science of Emerging Thin Film Photovoltaic Technologies: The Role of Interface Composition on Charge Harvesting Efficiencies"

Frank Schreiber, Universität Tübingen, Germany, "Organic-Organic Heterostructures for Organic Electronics"

MS2+EN+AS+NS+TF  Industrial Physics Forum on Manufacturing Science II: Nanostructure Manufacturing for Energy Storage

Steve Harris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, "Defects, Non-uniformity, and Degradation Mechanisms in Batteries"

Amy Prieto, Colorado State University, "Nanostructures for Batteries"

Ganesh Sundaram, Ultratech, "Conformable Deposition"

NS3+EM+EN  Nanoscale Transport and Devices

Meyya Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center, "Nano-enabled Chemical, Bio and Radiation Sensors"

NS9+AS+EN+SS  Nanoscale Catalysis and Surface Chemistry

Flemming Besenbacher, Aarhus University, Denmark, "High-Resolution Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies of Surface Reactions on Transition Metal Oxide Surfaces"

PS11+EN  Plasmas in Green Technologies

Martin Gundersen, University of Southern California, "Transient Plasmas for Reduced Emissions and Improved Combustion Efficiencies"

SS3+EN  Photocatalysis and Photochemistry at Surfaces

Michael Henderson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, "Partial Oxidation of Alkenes on TiO2(110) through Photochemistry"

TF4+EN  ALD for Energy

Sukwon Cha, Seoul National University, Korea, "Thin Film Electrolyte via Atomic Layer Deposition for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells"

VT7+TF+EN  Vacuum for Industrial Processing

Patrick Abbott, National Institute of Standards and Technology, "The Important Role of Vacuum Technology in the Redefinition of the Kilogram"

Shannon Hill, National Institute of Standards and Technology, "Optics Contamination in EUV Lithography: Measurement, Modeling and Mitigation"

Arnd Mueller, Oerlikon Balzers, Liechtenstein, "Applications and Limitations of Wear-Resistant PVD Coatings"

John Pernicka, Pernicka Corporation, "The Relationship between Moisture Ingress, Hermeticity Testing, and Internal Gas Analysis in Hermetic Structures"

 



Graphene and Other 2D Materials Focus Topic (GR)

This Focus Topic will review the world wide effort in exploring the fundamental properties of 2D materials including graphene, their synthesis, characterization, processing and applications. Papers are solicited in such areas as materials growth and processing; electronic, optical, magnetic, mechanical, and thermal properties; charge and spin transport; characterization by microscopy and spectroscopy; surface chemistry and plasma processing; dopants, defects and 2D materials interfaces and nanostructures; applications in nanoelectronic devices, sensors, spintronics, optoelectronics, and photonics. Abstracts submitted to the co-sponsored sessions with The Magnetic Interfaces and Nanostructures Division (MI or MIND) are eligible to apply for the Leo Falicov graduate student award and MIND postdoctoral award.

GR1+EM+NS+PS+SS+TF  Growth of 2D Materials

Linyou Cao, North Carolina State University, "Scalable Synthesis of Uniform, High-quality MoS2 Monolayer and Bilayer Films"

Rod Ruoff, The University of Texas at Austin, “Graphene and Perspectives on New Carbon Materials”

Peter Sutter, Brookhaven National Laboratory, “Growth of 2D Materials Heterostructures”

GR2+EM+NS+SP+TF  Electronic Properties and Charge Transport in 2D Materials

Dmitry Basov, University of California, San Diego, "Infrared Nano-imaging of Surface Plasmons in Graphene"

Steven Louie, University of California, Berkeley, “Theory of Electronic and Optical Excitations in Graphene Systems”

Taisuke Ohta, Sandia National Laboratories, “Atomic and Electronic Structure Studies of Two-dimensional Crystals using Low Energy Electron Microscopy”

GR3+AS+EM+MI+MN  Optical, Magnetic, Mechanical and Thermal Properties of 2D Materials

Tony Heinz, Columbia University, "Optical Spectroscopy of MoS2 at Monolayer Thickness"

James C. Hone, Columbia University, "Mechanics of Pristine and Defective 2D Materials, and NEMS Applications"

Frank Koppens, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, "Graphene Nano-photonics, Nano-optoelectronics and Carrier Dynamics"

Feng Wang, University of California at Berkeley, "Optical Spectroscopy of Graphene"

GR4+AS+NS+SP+SS  Characterization including Microscopy and Spectroscopy of 2D Materials

Michael Crommie, University of California at Berkeley, "Atomic Collapse in Graphene: Exploring Tunable Charge Impurities at the Nanometer Scale"

Ute Kaiser, Universität Ulm, "Chemistry and Physics of Graphene and 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides"

Brian LeRoy, University of Arizona, "Imaging the Local Electronic Properties of Graphene"

GR5+AS+BI+PS+SS  Plasma Processing, Surface Chemistry, Functionalization, Bio and Sensor Applications of 2D Materials

Feng Ding, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, "The Self-assembly of Carbon Atoms on Catalyst Surface—Mechanism of Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Growth"

Elisa Riedo, Georgia Institute of Technology, "Oxide of Epitaxial Graphene"

GR6+AS+EM+NS+SS  Dopants, Defects and Interfaces in 2D Materials

Abhay Pasupathy, Columbia University, "Engineering Chemical Dopants in Monolayer Graphene"

GR7+AS+NS+SS  2D Materials: Nanostructures

Alexander Sinitskii, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "Graphene Nanostructures: Top-down vs. Bottom-up Approaches"

GR8+EM+NS+SS+TF  Beyond Graphene: BN, Other 2D Electronic Materials and their Heterostructures

Di Xiao, Carnegie Mellon University, "Topological Valleytronics in Monolayers of Group-VI Dichalcogenides"

GR9+EM+MS+NS+SP  2D Materials: Device Physics & Applications

Joshua Robinson, Pennsylvania State University, "Epitaxial Graphene Electronics and Optoelectronics"

Kenneth Shepard, Columbia University, "GHz Electronics on Flexible Substrates with Graphene"

Peide Ye, Purdue University, "MoS2 FETs: High-k Integration, Contacts and Scaling"

Barbaros Ozyilmaz, National University of Singapore, “Spin Transport in CVD Graphene”

GR10  Graphene and Other 2D Materials Poster Session

NS6+EM+GR  Nanomaterials in Two and Three Dimensions

Philip Kim, Columbia University, "Electrical Transport in 2-dimensional van der Waals Material Heterostacks"


Helium Ion Microscopy Focus Topic (HI)

This Focus Topic provides a forum for scientists working with Helium Ion Microscopes and those interested in its prospects and capabilities. In general, the focused topic covers aspects of science currently being explored with the HIM, ranging from image formation and contrast mechanisms to materials imaging, bioimaging and lithography. The Focus Topic starts with keynote presentations on "Basics of Imaging with Ions" by John Notte (Carl Zeiss) and "Theory of Ion-Materials Interactions" by Arkady Krasheninnikov (Helsinki University). In session “HI1: Basics of Helium Ion Microscopy”, experimental aspects such as gas field ion sources and ion-materials interactions for imaging and nanomodification are covered. In session “HI2: Nano and BioImaging  with the Helium Ion Microscope” André Beyer (Bielefeld University) gives an invited talk on "Imaging of Polymers and Biomaterials" and in session HI3 "Nanolithography with Helium Ion Beams" Dan Pickard (National University of Singapore) reports on "Building Nanostructures with Helium Ion Lithography". The poster session “HI4: Aspects of Helium Ion Microscopy” covers a wide range of imaging and lithography aspects: carbon nanomembranes, irradiation damage, and ion beam induced deposition.

HI1   Basics of Helium Ion Microscopy

Arkady Krasheninnikov, University of Helsinki, Finland, "Theory of Ion - Materials Interactions"

John Notte, Carl Zeiss, "Progress in Instrumentation"

HI2    Nano- and Bio- Imaging with the Helium Ion Microscope

André Beyer, Universität Bielefeld, Germany, "Imaging of Polymers and Biomaterials"

HI3   Nanolithography with Helium Ion Beams

Dan Pickard, National University of Singapore, "Building Nanostructures with HIM"

HI4    Aspects of Helium Ion Microscopy Poster Session


In Situ Microscopy and Spectroscopy Focus Topic (IS)

Investigations of material properties and reactions under real conditions using different spectroscopic, imaging and microscopic techniques is critical for linking properties of materials with functions they perform. This Focus Topic presents current capabilities of in situ characterization techniques as well as evolving microscopic and spectroscopic techniques and applications. Topics of particular interest include: ambient pressure surface analysis, ambient pressure MS imaging of cells, bacteria and tissues, in situ characterization of electrochemical processes and evolving techniques and applications such as Mossbauer and X-ray based methods.

IS1+AS+SS  Ambient Pressure XPS from Sophistication to Reality

Miquel Salmeron, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, "New Tools for Spectroscopic In Situ Studies of Reactions at Surfaces: From Catalysis to Electrochemistry"

IS2+AI+AS+BI  Ambient Pressure Mass Spectrometric Imaging of Cells, Bacteria and Tissues

Thorsten Benter, Universität Wuppertal, Germany, "Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry: Fundamentals, Simulations, Applications"

IS3+EN+SP+SS  In Situ Studies of Electrochemical Interfaces and Processes

Eric Stach, Purdue University, "Using Environmental TEM to Understand Thermal Degradation in Cathode Materials for Li-ion Batteries"

IS4+AS+SP  Evolving In Situ Microscopic and Spectroscopic Techniques and Applications

Jinghua Guo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, "Emerging Mesoscale Phenomena in Energy Conversion/Storage Characterized by In Situ Soft X-ray Spectroscopy"

Guangwen Zhou, Binghamton University, "In Situ Atomic-scale Observations of the Oxidation of Metals"

IS5    In Situ Microscopy and Spectroscopy Poster Session

BA1+AI+AS+BI+IS+NL  Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy at Biointerfaces

John Conboy, University of Utah, "Revealing the Dynamics of Lipid Composition in Phospholipid Bilayers by Sum-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy"

Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Columbia University, "Drug and Protein Interactions with DNA: Nonlinear Optical Studies"

Franz Geiger, Northwestern University, "Structural and Thermodynamic Studies of Oligonucleotide-functionalized Aqueous/Solid Interfaces by Second- and Third-Order Spectroscopy"

Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California at Berkeley, “Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) Vibrational Spectroscopy Studies of Molecules at Solid-Liquid and Solid-Gas Interfaces.  Correlations of Adsorption and Catalytic Reactions

Elsa Yan, Yale University, "Characterization of Protein Secondary Structures at Interfaces Using Chiral Sum Frequency Generation"

NL2+AS+BI+NS+IS+AI  Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles: Characterisation Needs for Nanotoxicity Testing

David Grainger, University of Utah, "Nanomaterials Surface Characterization as a Critical Step in their Translation to Technologies"

AS4+BI+IS  Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry

Zoltan Takats, Imperial College, London, UK, “Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry - Mechanisms and Applications”

BI2+AS+IS+NL  Surfaces to Control Cell Response

David Weitz, Harvard University

BI4+AI+BA+IS  Biofouling

Wendy Goodson, Air Force Research Laboratory, "The Role of Bacterial Physiology in Biodeterioration of Polyurethane Coatings"

Gabriel Lopez, Duke University, "Multifunctional Active Nano and Microstructured Surfaces for Biofouling Management"


Ions at Aqueous Interfaces Focus Topic (IA)

This Focus Topic is dedicated to experimental and theoretical approaches for studying ions at aqueous interfaces. It will cover basic studies of water at interfaces up to more complex systems that include charged molecules (ions, lipids, polymers etc.). The focus is on a fundamental understanding of the underlying physico-chemical processes that are involved in the manifold of ion-specific effects.

IA1  Ions at Aqueous Interfaces

Mischa Bonn, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany, “Vibrational and Structural Dynamics of Interfacial Water”

Paul Cremer, Penn State University, "Exploring the Interactions of Ions at Aqueous Interfaces"

Roland R. Netz, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, “Dielectric Interfacial Effects”

Richard J. Saykally, University of California at Berkeley, "On the Mechanism of Selective Ion Adsorption and its Effects on Water Evaporation"

Yuen-Ron Shen, University of California at Berkeley, "Probing Ions Emerging at Water Interfaces"

IA2  Ions at Aqueous Interfaces Poster Session

BI9+AI+AS+BA+IA+NL+NS+SP  Characterisation of Biointerfaces

Mary Kraft, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "High-resolution Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Distinct Lipid Species in the Plasma Membranes of Mammalian Cells"


Nanoparticle-Liquid Interface Focus Topic (NL)

There is an increasing need for reliable characterization of biomolecular attachment to nanoparticles both for nanotoxicology and in medical applications. This poses a new challenge to the biointerfaces community. The goal of this Focus Topic is to bring together experts from the relevant communities to address, discuss and propose novel approaches to investigate the behavior of nanomaterials and nanoparticles in biological environments. This new Focus Topic welcomes both oral and poster contributions on current techniques used in surface and colloidal analysis as well as emerging techniques, such as synchrotron and nuclear methods, to identify and measure the amount, structure and activity of biomolecules at nanoparticle-liquid interfaces with particular attention to the needs in modeling and characterization of nanoparticle interactions with proteins and cells. 

NL1+AS+BI  Nanoparticles with Proteins and Cells: Modelling and Measurement

Kenneth Dawson, University College, Dublin, Ireland, "Understanding the Bionanointerface between Nanoparticle and Living Organisms-a Rational Foundation to Nanosafety and Nanomedicine?"

David Winkler, CSIRO, Australia, "In Silico Modelling and Prediction of the Biological Effects of Nanoparticles"

NL2+AS+BI+NS+IS+AI  Nanomaterials and Nanoparticles: Characterisation Needs for Nanotoxicity Testing

David Grainger, University of Utah, "Nanomaterials Surface Characterization as a Critical Step in their Translation to Technologies"

NL3+AS+SA+BI  Emerging Methods to Identify and Measure Nanomaterials in Biological Environments

Carolyn Larabell, University of California, San Francisco, "3D Views of Hydrated Biological Cells with Soft X-ray Tomography"

NL4  Nanoparticle-Liquid Interfaces Poster Session

BA1+AI+AS+BI+IS+NL  Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy at Biointerfaces

John Conboy, University of Utah, "Revealing the Dynamics of Lipid Composition in Phospholipid Bilayers by Sum-Frequency Vibrational Spectroscopy"

Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Columbia University, "Drug and Protein Interactions with DNA: Nonlinear Optical Studies"

Franz Geiger, Northwestern University, "Structural and Thermodynamic Studies of Oligonucleotide-functionalized Aqueous/Solid Interfaces by Second- and Third-Order Spectroscopy"

Gabor A. Somorjai, University of California at Berkeley, “Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) Vibrational Spectroscopy Studies of Molecules at Solid-Liquid and Solid-Gas Interfaces.  Correlations of Adsorption and Catalytic Reactions

Elsa Yan, Yale University, "Characterization of Protein Secondary Structures at Interfaces Using Chiral Sum Frequency Generation"

BI2+AS+IS+NL  Surfaces to Control Cell Response

David Weitz, Harvard University

BI6+AS+BA+NL  Biointerface Applications of QCM

Curtis Frank, Stanford University, "Antibody Orientation at the Solid/Liquid Interface as Determined by Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation and Ellipsometry"

BI7+NL-NS+SS  Bio-nano for Sensing

Atul Parikh, University of California, Davis, "Shape Transformations and Phase Separation in Giant Lipid Vesicles Subject to Osmotic Gradients"

BI8+AS+BA+MG+NL  Soft Condensed Matter Biointerfaces

Ashutosh Chilkoti, Duke University, "Design of Nanoscale Bionterfaces by Self-Assembly of Genetically Encoded Peptide Polymers"

BI9+AI+AS+BA+IA+NL+NS+SP  Characterisation of Biointerfaces

Mary Kraft, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "High-resolution Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Distinct Lipid Species in the Plasma Membranes of Mammalian Cells"


Scanning Probe Microscopy Focus Topic (SP)

This field has provided a family of techniques that have revolutionized our understanding of nanoscale interfacial phenomena. Now comprised of more than 20 different types of microscopy, the field has provided advanced tools that are able to image, manipulate and interrogate the functionality of surface features to the level of individual molecules and atoms. Such tools underpin the research activities encompassed by many AVS divisions. This Focus Topic will provide a forum for the discussion of the latest advances made in the SPM field. Areas of particular interest include approaches to improve imaging capability (e.g. resolution, image acquisition time, ability to obtain images in extreme environments, and in quantitative property/functionality data acquisition), and in the acquisition of probe-sample interaction data (including nano-manipulation and nanofabrication). Novel and emerging instrument formats, including those that combine SPM with complementary analytical methods (e.g. vibrational spectroscopy or fluorescence microscopy) are also of considerable interest. These interests are reflected through invited and contributed presentations in 4 key areas, namely: (1) Advances in Scanning Probe Imaging, (2) Probe-Sample Interactions, Nano-manipulation and Fabrication, (3) Probing Electronic and Electron Transport Properties and (4) Emerging Instrument Formats.

SP1  Advances in Scanning Probe Imaging

Wilson Ho, University of California, Irvine, "Inelastic Imaging of Single Molecule Dynamics"

Bart Hoogenboom, University College London, UK, "High-resolution AFM in Liquid Environment"

SP2  Probe-sample Interactions, Nano-manipulation and Fabrication

Peter Hinterdorfer, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, "Single Molecule Recognition Force Spectroscopy and Imaging: Applications in Biology and Medicine"

Sebastian Loth, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Germany, "Manipulating Magnetism One Atom at a Time"

SP3  Probing Electronic and Transport Properties

Saw Wai Hla, Ohio State University, "SPM: Manipulating Spin to Operating Nanomachines"

Joseph A. Stroscio, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology / NIST, "SPM Investigations of Graphene and Topological Material Based Electronic Devices"

SP4  Emerging Instrument Formats & Analysis Modes

Mervyn Miles, University of Bristol, UK, "High-speed AFM with a Light Touch"

Markus Raschke, University of Colorado, "Multimodal and Multispectral Chemical Nano-imaging"

SP5 Scanning Probe Microscopy Poster Session

MG5+AS+NS+SA+SE+SP+SS  Innovative Characterization Techniques Connected to Theory / Computation

Peter Grutter, McGill University, Canada, "Poking Tips at Surfaces: Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Atomically Defined Interfaces"

GR2+EM+NS+SP+TF  Electronic Properties and Charge Transport in 2D Materials

Dmitry Basov, University of California, San Diego, "Infrared Nano-imaging of Surface Plasmons in Graphene"

Steven Louie, University of California, Berkeley, “Theory of Electronic and Optical Excitations in Graphene Systems”

Taisuke Ohta, Sandia National Laboratories, “Atomic and Electronic Structure Studies of Two-dimensional Crystals using Low Energy Electron Microscopy”

GR4+AS+NS+SP+SS  Characterization including Microscopy and Spectroscopy of 2D Materials

Michael Crommie, University of California at Berkeley, "Atomic Collapse in Graphene: Exploring Tunable Charge Impurities at the Nanometer Scale"

Ute Kaiser, Universität Ulm, "Chemistry and Physics of Graphene and 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides"

GR9+EM+MS+NS+SP  2D Materials: Device Physics & Applications

Joshua Robinson, Pennsylvania State University, "Epitaxial Graphene Electronics and Optoelectronics"

Kenneth Shepard, Columbia University, "GHz Electronics on Flexible Substrates with Graphene"

Peide Ye, Purdue University, "MoS2 FETs: High-k Integration, Contacts and Scaling"

Barbaros Ozyilmaz, National University of Singapore, “Spin Transport in CVD Graphene”

IS3+EN+SP+SS  In Situ Studies of Electrochemical Interfaces and Processes

Eric Stach, Purdue University, "Using Environmental TEM to Understand Thermal Degradation in Cathode Materials for Li-ion Batteries"

IS4+AS+SP  Evolving In Situ Microscopic and Spectroscopic Techniques and Applications

Jinghua Guo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, "Emerging Mesoscale Phenomena in Energy Conversion/Storage Characterized by In Situ Soft X-ray Spectroscopy"

Guangwen Zhou, Binghamton University, "In Situ Atomic-scale Observations of the Oxidation of Metals"

BI9+AI+AS+BA+IA+NL+NS+SP  Characterisation of Biointerfaces

Mary Kraft, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "High-resolution Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Distinct Lipid Species in the Plasma Membranes of Mammalian Cells"

MI7+AS+NS+SP  Advanced Probes in Magnetic Imaging and Characterization

Frank Schumann, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany, "Electron Correlation Spectroscopy on Magnetic Surfaces"

Boris Toperverg, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, "Space and Time Magnetization Evolution in Nano Structured Materials as Probed by PNR and GISANS”

NS1+AS+BI+SP  Nanoscale Imaging and Microscopy

Angelika Kuehnle, Universität Mainz, Germany, "Molecular Self-assembly and On-surface Covalent Linking on a Bulk Insulator"

Joseph Lyding, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, "NSTD Nanotechnology Recognition Award Lecture: Scanned Probe Based Nanofabrication on Silicon: Progress, Challenges and Technology Spin-Offs"

 

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Focus Topic (EL)

The AVS International Symposium will again host this Focus Topic in 2013. We will therefore celebrate the 1st lustrum of the Spectroscopic Ellipsometry together with the melting pot of scientists and engineers sharing their most recent progress in the field of science, technology and applications of spectroscopic ellipsometry. Synergistically supported by the transversal, yet complementary themes of material science and characterization, physics and chemistry principles at the basis of surface modification and (thin) film growth and novel fields of application, the Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Focus Topic will host several oral sessions.  The first session will feature invited contributions dedicated to the fundamentals of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry addressed by highly recognized scientists in the field. The other sessions will host contributed talks covering several research and application areas: spectroscopic ellipsometry for optical coatings, photovoltaics and inorganic thin films, spectroscopic ellipsometry of organic and biological materials, analysis of textured and periodic structures, instrument development/metrology (imaging, mapping, high speed, real-time monitoring). Furthermore, on the basis of the criteria of originality and advancement in the field of spectroscopic ellipsometry, the Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Focus Topic Program Committee will award the three best contributed papers given from graduate students and young postdoc researchers who submitted an abstract to the Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Focus Topic. The Committee gratefully acknowledges J.A. Woollam Co., Inc. for sponsoring the awards.

EL1+TF+AS+SS  Fundamentals and Applications of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry

David Aspnes, North Carolina State University, "Spectroscopic Ellipsometry: Where are we Now, Where are we Going"

Alain Diebold, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, "Optical Properties of Nanoscale Nanoelectronic Materials"

Miklos Fried, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary, "Expanded Beam Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for In-line Monitoring of Thin Film Process"

Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Gifu University, Japan, "Application of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for the Characterization of Various Solar Cell Devices"

Tino Hofmann, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "Materials Characterization using THz Ellipsometry and THz Optical Hall Effect"

EL2+TF+EN+AS+EM+PS  Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for Photovoltaics and Inorganic Thin Films

EL3+TF+BI+AS+SS  Spectroscopic Ellipsometry of Organic and Biological Materials

EL4+TF+AS+SS  Spectroscopic Ellipsometry: Periodic Structures and Instrument Development/Metrology

EL5   Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Poster Session

MS5+AS+EL+EM+PS+TF  Manufacturing Challenges of Directed Self Assembly

Linda Yi, Stanford University, "Challenges Remaining to bringing Directed Self Assembly to Manufacturing 


Synchrotron Analysis  Focus Topic (SA)

This Focus Topic welcomes both oral and poster contributions in synchrotron-related original research. Synchrotron radiation based science has been an integral part of the AVS since the 1970’s.  Recent developments fostered by the advent of next generation synchrotron sources are accelerating the use of synchrotron radiation for in-depth research of novel materials of technological importance at an unprecedented pace.  High intensity, highly focused photon beams, high instrumental energy and lateral resolution, together with advances in data analysis and modeling, have enabled both structural and chemical mapping of materials with previously unattainable spatial and energy resolutions.  The 2013 AVS Conference will host a series of focus sessions dedicated to recent advances in applications of synchrotron radiation in materials science. In addition, Session NL3+AS+SA+BI (hosted by the Nanoparticle-Liquid Interfaces Focus Topic), Emerging methods to identify and measure nanomaterials in biological environments, will also have a strong synchrotron component. 

SA1+AS+MG  HAXPES Studies on Interfaces and Buried Layers

Joe Woicik, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), "HAXPES Investigations of Electronic Materials and Interfaces"

SA2+AS+SS  Current Topics on EXAFS Research

Igor Levin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, "Local Structure Determination using Combined Fitting of EXAFS and Neutron Total Scattering Data"

Piero Pianetta, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, "Past and Present of Synchrotron Radiation, from Hard X-rays Photoemission to Soft X-ray and Back"

SA3+AS+SS+MI  Synchrotron and Imagery: PEEM, Nano-ARPES and Others

Ulrich Starke, Max Planck Institut für Festkörperforschung, Germany, "LEEM, PEEM and ARPES Studies of Epitaxial Graphene on SiC(0001)"

SA4+AS+TF  Synchrotron TXRF and Related Techniques

Florian Meirer, MiNALab - Center for Materials and Microsystems, Italy, "Grazing Incidence and Grazing Exit X-ray Spectroscopy of Ultra Shallow Arsenic Implants in Silicon"

SA5  Synchrotron Analysis Poster Session

MG5+AS+NS+SA+SE+SP+SS  Innovative Characterization Techniques Connected to Theory / Computation

Peter Grutter, McGill University, Canada, "Poking Tips at Surfaces: Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Atomically Defined Interfaces"

AC4+TF+SA  4f and 5f Electrons in Thin Films

Guenter Kaindl, Free University of Berlin, Germany, "Historical Overview and Perspectives of XAS in Rare Earth and Actinide Materials"

Kristina Kvashnina, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France, "High Energy Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of f-electron Systems"

NL3+AS+SA+BI  Emerging Methods to Identify and Measure Nanomaterials in Biological Environments

Carolyn Larabell, University of California, San Francisco, "3D Views of Hydrated Biological Cells with Soft X-ray Tomography"

 

Transparent Conductors and Printable Electronics Focus Topic (TC)

The future of electronics is moving toward greater versatility, e.g., via printability over large areas, optical transparency, as well as mechanical flexibility.  This Focus Topic addresses research on transparent and printable electronics, both as distinct areas and as combined functionalities. While transparent conductive oxides have been researched intensively and have been commercially available for many years, recently there have been a number of promising novel approaches to alternative transparent conductor materials and processes as well as transparent and/or flexible transistors.  Some of these approaches involve materials, such as conductive polymers, carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires that are also being pursued for printable electronics.  Abstracts addressing synthesis, growth, fabrication, theory, characterization, processing or device integration of novel or established materials for transparent and/or printable electronics are solicited. Topics are expected to include growth, processing and characterization of TCOs, alternative and p-type TCOs, alternative approaches to transparent conductors, printable inks and conductors, and processing and characterization of printable transistors.

TC1+EM+TF  Transparent Conductors for Devices

Douglas Keszler, Oregon State University

TC2+EM+TF+EN  Flexible and Printable Electronics

Maikel van Hest, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, "Printing Photovoltaics"

TC3+EM  Transparent Transistors and Devices

Jooho Moon, Yonsei University, Korea, "Solution Processed Functional Materials for Electronics and Photovoltaics"

TC4+EM+TF  Printed TFTs and Films

Gregory Whiting, Palo Alto Research Center, "Printed Circuits and Sensing Systems"

TC5         Transparent Conductors and Printable Electronics Poster Session

 

Tribology Focus Topic (TR)

This Focus Topic will cover novel tribological materials, advanced tribological measurements, characterization of tribological interfaces, atomistic and multi-scale modeling of friction and wear events, and evaluation of environmental influences, with individual sessions jointly sponsored by the Advanced Surface Engineering (SE) Division, the Applied Surface Science Division (AS) Division, the Nanoscale-scale Science and Technology (NS) Division, and the Surface Science Division (SS).  It is envisioned that presentations will carry a materials focus in areas such as thin film deposition, solid lubricants, nanocomposites designed for tribological function, low friction coatings, surface phenomena, and wear-resistant polymers. Contributions will consider advances in in situ, molecularly specific/spatially resolved approaches to the quantitative characterization of tribological interfaces, and accounts of numerical computation and molecular modeling of tribological materials. Invited speakers will specifically address the tribology of low-friction, bridging time and length scales in tribological phenomena, In situ characterization, and the molecular origins of friction and wear. In addition to the oral sessions, we will have a poster session, which will provide an opportunity for personal exchange and discussion of results with colleagues.

TR1+SS+NS+AS  Molecular Origins of Friction

Martin Mueser, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany, "Unraveling and Eliminating Dissipation Mechanisms in Polymer Brush Interfaces"

Izabela Szlufarska, University of Wisconsin Madison, "Chemical Origins of Interfacial Friction: Insights from Atomistic Simulations"

TR2+AS  Bridging Scales in Tribology

Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania, "Atomic-scale Processes in Adhesion and Wear Studied using In Situ TEM, AFM, and Indentation"

TR3+AS  In Situ Tribology

Laurence Marks, Northwestern University, "Tribology in Full View"

TR4+SE  Tribology of Low Friction Interfaces

Roland Bennewitz, INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien GmbH, Germany, "Low Friction on Metals – Glide Planes and Molecular Lubricants"

TR5         Tribology Poster Session

 

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