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7th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum

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7th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum
Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Schedule of Events 
2:30 - 3:00        Poster Session A

3:00 - 3:15        Update on VINSE/IGPMS/IGERT Richard Haglund, Physics

3:15 - 3:35        Nanostructures for energy conversion, optoelectronics, and spectral sensing Eugene Collins, Fisk University

3:35 - 3:55        Nanoparticles to seek and destroy tumors based on proteolytic activity Lynn Matrisian, Cancer Biology

3:55 - 4:30        POSTER SESSION B

4:30 - 5:20        KEYNOTE SPEAKER
                            Small is different: Computational microscopy of emergent phenomena at the nanoscale UZI LANDMAN, Georgia Tech

5:20 - 6:00        POSTER SESSION C

6:10 - 6:30        Microscale modeling and nanostructured hybrid organic-inorganic materials Peter Cummings, Chemical Engineering 

6:30 - 6:50        White-light emission from magic-sized CdSe nanocrystals Sandra Rosenthal, Chemistry

Landman Bio. Gaining insights into the nature of physical and chemical systems of highly reduced sizes, and developing experimental and theoretical methodologies aimed at probing, manipulating and controlling them on the atomic and molecular level, are among the major challenges of current basic interdisciplinary research. Computationally-based theoretical modeling and simulations play an increasingly important role in modern condensed matter physics, chemistry, materials science, and biology. In particular, such studies, that may be called “computational microscopies”, allow explorations of complex phenomena with refined resolution in space and time. Emergent physical and chemical phenomena at the nanoscale regime and the use of atomistic simulations as tools of discovery in this area will be discussed and demonstrated through studies of: nanojets and nano-bridges, the atomic-scale origins of friction, the surprising nanocatalytic activity of gold nanoclusters, mechanisms of hole transport and oxidation damage of DNA, electron attachment to water clusters, and formation of electron and boson-molecules in quantum dots and traps.

Vanderbilt University