Symposium G
Multifunctional Inorganic One-dimensional Nanostructures:
Status and Potential

Programme Chair:
Chennupati JAGADISH, Australian National University, Australia
Ritesh AGARWAL, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Erik BAKKERS, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
Yoshio BANDO, NIMS, Japan
Lihong BAO, Institute of Physics, CAS, China
Guozhong CAO, University of Washington, USA
Shadi A. DAYEH, University of California, San Diego, USA
Irene Paola DE PADOVA, ISM-CNR, Italy
Horacio D. ESPINOSA, Northwestern University, USA
Xuan GAO, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Yoon-Bong HAHN, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
Jean-Christophe HARMAND, IPN-CNRS, France
Stephan HOFMANN, University of Cambridge, UK
M. Saif ISLAM, University of California, Davis, USA
Ernesto JOSELEVICH, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Hannah JOYCE, University of Cambridge, UK
Gregor KOBLMUELLER, Walter Schottky Institut, Germany
Wei D. LU, University of Michigan, USA
Liberato MANNA, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Xiong QIHUA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Heike E. RIEL, IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland
Carsten RONNING, Friedrich -Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Hadas SHTRIKMAN, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Jonathan E. SPANIER, Drexel University, USA
Katsuhiro TOMIOKA, Hokkaido University, Japan
Yoke Khin YAP, Michigan Technological University, USA
Yit-Tsong CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Irene Paola DE PADOVA, ISM-CNR, Italy
Christophe DELERUE, IEMN – ISEN, France
Vladimir DUBROVSKII, Saint Petersburg Academic University, Russia
Naoki FUKATA, NIMS, Japan
Frank GLAS, LPN-CNRS, France
Song JIN, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Ernesto JOSELEVICH, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Hubert KRENNER, University of Augsburg, Germany
Lincoln LAUHON, Northwestern University, USA
Xiuling LI, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Alois LUGSTEIN, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Zetian MI / Md Golam KIBRIA, McGill University, Canada
Masaya NOTOMI, NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan
Paola PRETE, CNR-IMM, Italy
Henning RIECHERT, Paul Drude Institute Berlin, Germany
Rudiger SCHMIDT-GRUND, University of Leipzig, Germany
Hadas SHTRIKMAN, Weizmann Inst., Israel / Lucia SORBA, Ist.Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy
Jesper WALLENTIN, Lund University, Sweden
Bernd WITZIGMANN, University of Kassel, Germany
Ilaria ZARDO, University of Basel, Switzerland
Pushed from the great deal of scientific and technological excitement attracted from more than a decade by the new carbon nanomaterials, a great variety of inorganic 1-D nanostructures (nanotubes, nanowires, nanofibers, nanobelts) and their composites are being extensively investigated from the fundamental physical properties to applied materials research in nanoelectronics, nano-photonics, energy production and storage, sensors, catalysis, biomedicine, structural applications, etc.
Essential to exploit the advantages deriving from the nanoscale and to achieve a deep understanding and control of relationships among synthesis, structure and properties has been the identification of refined growth techniques and the development of appropriate structural and functional characterization tools at the nanoscale. Research is now focused on further refining basic knowledge on quantum confinement effects, on scaling up reliable and reproducible production processes and in opening new perspectives for applications. The development of higher-Ievel multi-functional nanostructures integrating novel/multiple functionalities by controlled doping and compounding strategies featuring complex hierarchical and hybrid organic-inorganic heterostructures is actively pursued as a view to approach efficient nanoscale frameworks/devices design and fabrication.
This symposium aims to bring together experts from different disciplines to discuss most recent progress in theory, synthesis, characterization, and assembly of inorganic 1-D multifunctional nanostructures as well as the perspectives opened by exploiting their potential for ongoing and future applications.
Session Topics

G-1 Growth and functionalization of 1-D nanostructure

Advances in growth methods. Core /shell heterostructures, hybrid heterostructures, hierarchically assembled nanostructures. Doping, alloying, nanoparticle incorporation, surface functionalization. Molecular approaches for purification, modification and sorting, high yield synthesis, process scale-up.

G-2 Structure and properties of 1-D nanostructures

Morphological and structural characterization. Electrical, magnetic, optical, thermal and mechanical properties. Charge transport mechanisms. Catalytic activity. Surface chemistry. Advances in nanoscale testing methods.

G-3 Modeling and simulation of 1-D nanostructures

Theoretical modelling and simulation of growth, electronic structure, defect state, charge transfer, properties.

G-4 Processing, characterization and modeling of 1-D nanostructure-polymer/metal/ceramics composites

G-5 1-D nanostructures-based applications

Analysis of recent achievements on specific materials/device/property design and processing approaches relevant to ongoing and prospective application in:
-    Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics
-    Energy and environment (photovoltaics, fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors nanosensors, catalysis, nano/molecular separation)
-    Biomedical (biosensors, bioimaging, drug/gene carriers, theranostic agents, neural interfacing, multifunctional coatings)
-    Structural applications


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