79th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium
SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOMATERIALS FOR ADVANCED MICROELECTRONIC AND PHOTONIC APPLICATIONS
The development of nanosized particles is becoming increasingly common for a variety of materials. Many of these materials are made by a bottom-up approach utilizing chemical synthesis routes, which produce colloidal particles suspended in a solvent and coated with a stabilizing layer of (generally) organic material. Quantum confinement and/or high surface areas create novel electronic and photonic properties, providing many opportunities for the development of improved electronic and photonic components. Although synthetic approaches have shown much variability and flexibility, the next step in the transfer of these materials to functioning technology lies in the application of their novel properties. These materials present new challenges regarding their chemical stability, collective interactions, and assembly. The transfer of the advances made in these materials to applications requires the integration of these materials into configurations which allow for the exploitation of their novel properties into useful devices. Utilization of the novel properties of nanoparticles in electronic and photonic areas are desired to demonstrate the potential for advances of nanomaterials to technology.
We solicit presentations in the broad subject area of integration of colloidal nanomaterials into microelectronic and microphotonic devices. Topics include, but are not limited to colloid assembly, nanoparticle integration, synthesis and characterization, novel electronic properties, novel optical properties, new device fabrication methods using nanoparticles, device modeling, device characterization, and challenges in nanoelectronics and photonics.