Royal Society of Chemistry Faraday Discussion at Argonne
The Royal Society of Chemistry has issued a Conference Report in the Journal Chemical Communications from the Royal Society of Chemistry Faraday Discussion held at Argonne from April 20 – 22, 2015.
Argonne and the University of Chicago were well represented with numerous researchers and joint appointments chairing sessions, presenting invited talks and discussing the cutting-edge research underway at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM).
Summary of Events
- The “Discussion on Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly Conference” was officially commenced by Argonne Deputy Laboratory Director for Programs Alfred P. Sattelberger.
- Argonne Nanoscientists Yugang Sun (NST) and Elena V. Shevchenko (NST) chaired sessions and provided findings on new routes to control nanoparticle synthesis.
- University of Chicago Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dmitri Talapin presented an invited discussion on the topic of using inorganic ligands, such as metal chalcogenide complexes, oxoanions, oxometallates, halides, pseudohalides and halometallates to passivate the nanoparticle surface.
- Argonne Nanoscientist Subramanian Sankaranarayanan (NST) gave an invited discussion on coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of nanoparticles and chaired a session on how magnetic fields can be used to drive the assembly of lipid-coated iron oxide nanoparticles into microfilaments that display remarkable flexibility and self-healing properties.
- Nanoscientist Xiao-Min Lin (NST) chaired a session on the self-assembly of nanoparticles.
The Royal Society of Chemistry Faraday Discussion (FD) conferences have a history of nearly a hundred years, and yet there have been only two previous meetings held in the United States. This makes the third meeting, held at Argonne National Laboratory from April 20–22, 2015 was particularly special.
The conference focused on the topic of nanoparticle synthesis and assembly, an exciting research area that has seen many remarkable scientific breakthroughs during the past two decades. It was co-sponsored by Kansas State University (KSU), Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and Cogent Inc., with 125 attendees coming from 23 countries.
Xiao-Min Lin, Yugang Sun, Elena V. Shevchenko, Subramanian K. R. S. Sankaranarayanan, Daniela John, Igor Fedin, Fernando Bresme, Helmuth Möhwald, Philip Moriarty, Christopher M. Sorensen and Bruce M. Law, “Highlights of the Faraday Discussion on Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly, Argonne, USA, April 2015,” Chemical Communications, Conference Report, 2015, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC90369F. Published Online August 18, 2015.