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 Particles 2004
6-9 March 2004

Particle Synthesis, Characterization, and Particle-Based Advanced Materials

Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL

Plenary Lectures
 Pierre Wiltzius, University of Illinois
Colloidal Self-Assembly, Multi-Beam Interference Lithography, and Photonic Crystals
 David Weitz, Harvard University
Colloidal Crystals, Glasses, and Gels
 Sotoris Pratsinis, ETH, Zurich
Flame-made Nanoparticles for Catalysts, Composites and ZnO Q-Dots

An interdisciplinary international conference focused on particle formation, particle characterization, and particle-based materials synthesis.  Application areas span chemical analysis, imaging, printing, pharmaceuticals, coatings, membranes, filters, composites, catalysts, electronics, and optics.

International Organizing Committee

L. Abrams (USA)
P. Alivasatos (USA)
R. Aveyard (UK)
J. Brinker (USA)
B. Cabane (France)
S.S. Feng (Singapore
J. Fendler (USA)
M. El-Sayed (USA)
N. Garti (Israel)
K. Johnston (USA)
E.W. Kaler (USA)
H. Kawaguchi (Japan)
J. H. Kim (Korea)
P. McCormick (Australia)
S. Margel (Israel)
H. Möhwald (Germany)
B. Moudgil (USA)
P. Mulvaney (Australia)
B.H. Robinson (UK)
M. Mrksich (USA)
M.C. Roco (USA)
J.-L. Salager (Venezuela)
J. Sjöblom (Norway)
S. Simoes (Portugal)
P. T. Spicer (USA)
S. Svenson (USA)
J. Texter (USA), General Chair
R. Ziolo (USA)

Symposia Topics

Advances in Dispersion Technology
Arrays in One, Two, and Three Dimensions
Colloidal Crystallization and Assembly
Condensation in Homogeneous and Porous Media
Emulsion Technology
Ensemble Characterization
Flocculation and Stabilization
Mechanicochemical Synthesis
Mesoporous Materials
Morphology Control in Precipitation and Condensation
Nanoparticle Synthesis
Nanopowder Synthesis and Applications
Optical and Electronic Characterization of Particles
Particle-Based Devices
Particle Arrays
Particle-Based Mesoporous Materials
Particle-Based Optical Materials
Partilce Sizing
Particles in Layer-by-Layer AssemblyParticles by Polymerization
Particles in Separations
Powder Characterization
Rheology of Dispersions and Suspensions
Self-Assembled Films
Single Particle Sensing
Surface and Film Characterization
Surface Modification and Targeting

Invited Speakers

Mario Ancona, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Gold nanocluster wires: Fabrication and physics

Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany
The self-assembly of nanoparticles towards diverse organized arrays

Helmut Auweter, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Nanoparticles and polymers: Tuning the interactions

Robert Aveyard, University of Hull, UK
Particle monolayers at liquid interfaces: in isolation and in interaction

Anna Balazs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Predicting the morphologies of confined copolymer/nanoparticle mixtures

Sukanta Banerjee, Bioarray Solutions, Warren, NJ
Molecular interactions on 2-D particle arrays

Amanda Barnard, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
Diamond nanowires: Morphology and structural stability

Shlomo Berger, Technion, Hairfa, Israel
Ferroelectric properties of ceramic nano-rods

Leah Bergman, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Photoluminescence properties of wide-bandgap nanocrystallites

Lennart Bergstrom, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden

Nanoporous colloids for functional applications: Synthesis, functionalization and self-assembly

Alberto Bianco, CNRS, Strasbourg, France
Potential applications of carbon nanotubes for delivey of therapeutics

B.P. Binks, University of Hull, UK
Limited coalescence in particle stabilized emulsions: Experiment and theory

Roger T. Bonnecaze, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Self-assembly of 2-D arrays of bidisperse particles

Helmut Boennemann, MPI fuer Kohlenforschung, Muelheim a.d. Ruhr, Germany
Synthesis and applications of air-stable magnetic nanoparticles (Cobalt, Iron, and Fe/Co alloys)

Elodie Bourgeat-Lami, CNRS, Villeurbanne, France
Dissymmetrical nanoparticles

Paul Braun, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Adding functionality to photonic crystals: Colloidal epitaxy, waveguides and chemical sensors

Jeff Brinker, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Evaporation induced self-assembly of nanocomposite particles, films, and arrays

Lyudmila Bronstein, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Nanoparticles in polymer colloids: Synthesis, structure, and properties

Robert W. Brotzman, Jr., Nanopphase Technologies Corporation, Romeoville, IL
NanoArcTM - A new physical vapor synthesis process

Ludovico Cademartiri, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Colloidal photonic crystals: A path towards the synthetic all-optical computer?

Frank Caruso, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Optically addressable capsules

Alan Cassell, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
Strategies for controlling carbon nanotube growth for nanodevice integration

Hongzheng Chen, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R.China
Synthesis and characterization of organic nanowires/nanorods templated by carbon nanotubes

Peilin Chen, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Size- and shape-controlled fabrication of periodic nanostructures by nanosphere lithography

Yit-Tsong Chen, National Taiwan University and Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Bidirectional growth of closest-packed carbon helical nanowires with distinctive chiralities

Lifeng Chi, University of Muenster, Germany
Template directed self-assembly of nanoparticles

Koen Clays, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Self-assembly of colloidal crystals with low-dimensional defects for optical bandpass defect modes in the photonic bandgap

Helmut Cölfen, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany
Advanced particle analysis by analytical ultracentrifugation

Yachin Cohen, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Carbon nanotubes embedded in polymer nanofiber

Karl S. Coleman, University of Oxford, UK
External chemical modification of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Tianhong Cui, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
Lithographic approaches to pattern nanoparticle thin films for microelectronic and MEMS devices

Zhifei Dai, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Nanoassembled smart hollow capsules

Nily Dan, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Polymer directed synthesis of metal nano-clusters

Rajesh N. Davé, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Encapsulation of ultrafine particles with polymer using the SAS process

Gregg R. Dieckmann, University of Texas at Dallas, TX
Use of designed amphiphilic peptides for the solubilization and self-assembly of carbon nanotubes

Jun Ding, National University of Singapore
Nanostructured magnetic powders prepared by mechanical alloying

Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

David Driscoll, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Particle size analysis of injectable pharmaceutical emulsions: Clinical implications

Andrei Dukhin, Dispersion Technology, Inc., Bedford Hills, NY
Acoustic spectroscopy for characterizing particle size and micro-rheology in concentrated dispersions and emulsions

Prabir K. Dutta, The Ohio State University,Columbus, OH
Applications of zeolite membranes derived from nanometer sized zeolites for photochemical applications

Julian G. Eastoe, University of Bristol, UK

Shlomo Efrima, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Controlled semiconductor nanoparticles made easy

Hassan El-Shall, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Engineering nanoparticles for targeted applications

Fengqiu Fan, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Nanoparticle assemblies by fluid evaporation on patterned surfaces to create patterned media

Hongyou Fan, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Self-assembly of water-soluble nanocrystals into highly ordered arrays

Si-Shen Feng, University of Singapore, Singapore
Nanoparticle technology for chemotherapy of cancer and other diseases

Donald Fitzmaurice, University College of Dublin, Ireland
Nanoparticle based wires and switches

Warren T. Ford, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
New ordered materials from polymer colloids

Stephen H. Foulger, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
New ordered materials from polymer colloids

Gerald G. Fuller, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Particle-stabilized emulsions: Stability, coalescence, and adhesion

Jean-Christophe P. Gabriel, Nanomix Inc., Emeryville, CA
Nanotube integration into functional marketable devices

Silvina Gatica, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Interactions between nanoparticles: Effect of the coating and the medium

Corine Gerardin, ENSCM, France
Highly stable metal hydroxide colloids prepared from hybrid polyion complex micelles

Michael Giersig, CAESAR, Bonn, Germany
Preparation, characterization and application of large-scale, 2D arrays of magnetic nanoparticles

Werner A. Goedel, University of Ulm, Germany
Particle assisted wetting

Yuval Golan, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Semiconductor nanoparticles on ultrathin polyconjugated quantum wires at the air-water interface

Brian P. Grady, Oklahoma University, Norman, OK
Determination of the critical micelle concentration of a surfactant in the presence of surfactant-adsorbing particulates

Haim Grebel, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Linear and nonlinear optical properties of single wall carbon nanotubes

Rong Guo, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Electrochemical polymerization of aniline in lyotropic liquid crystals

Zhi-Xin Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Synthesis and application of solubilized carbon nanotubes

Ram B. Gupta, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Formation of dexamethasone/PLGA microparticles: Control of initial burst release and size

Greg Hartland, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Coherent excitation of vibrational modes in nanospheres and nanorods

Klara Hernadi, University of Szeged, Hungary
Synthesis of MWNT-based composite materials with inorganic coating

Tobias Hertel, Fritz-Haber-Institute, Berlin, Germany
Ultrafast spectroscopy of carbon nanotubes

Heinrich Hofmann, EPFL, Zurich, Switzerland
Nanoparticle systems for medical biotechnology

Houqing Hou, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Metal nanoparticles produced by in situ reduction of metal compounds contained in electrospun nanofibers and their application for making hierarchical carbon nanotubes

Michael Z. Hu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Self-assembly and soft chemistry and in cynthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructured films

Zheng Hu, Nanjing UniVersity, Nanjing, China
Faceted hexagonal nanotubes,nanowires and nanobelts of aluminum nitride: synthesis, characterization and properties

Shaoming Huang, Duke University, Durham, NC
Controlled fabrication of aligned carbon nanotubes - Architectures for device applications

Dale L. Huber, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Synthesis and properties of highly magnetic nanoparticles and their composites

Kuo Chu Hwang, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Preparation of carbon nanotubes/ nanoparticles and their applications as reinforcement additives in composite materials

Keith Johnston, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Nanoparticle synthesis and assembly in supercritical fluids

Eric W. Kaler, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Particle assembly and switching

Mikael Käll, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Localized plasmons in metal nanostructures: Particles, rings and holes

Hidehiro Kamiya, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan
Preparation of highly dispersed inorganic nanoparticles by using microbial-derived surfactant

Haruma Kawaguchi, Keio University, Japan
Novel functions of unique hairy particles

Gennady B. Khomutov, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Interfacially synthesized and organized inorganic nanoparticles, planar nanostructures and nanocomposite films

Peter Kilpatrick, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Developing immunoassays and cell-based biosensors with electrical signal transduction

Dong Yu Kim, K-JIST, Republic of Korea
Surface relief grating induced formation of nanostructures

Jay H. Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
Structure-property relationship of MDI-IPDI hybrid polyurethane-urea nanoparticles

Andrei Kolmakov, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Electronic control of surface chemistry of metal oxide nanowires

Brian A. Korgel, University of Texas at Austin, TX
Nanorods, nanodisks and nanowires: Controlling nanostructure shape through colloidal synthetic methods

Nina Kovtyukhova, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Individual single-walled carbon nanotubes as building blocks for functional nanostructures

Michael Krämer, Degussa AG, Hanau, Germany
From experiment to production - Development, scale-up and production of nanoparticles

Peter A. Kralchevsky, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Capillary interactions and structuring of particles at fluid interfaces – New developments

Eugena Kumacheva, University of Toronto, Canada
Polymer microgels: Reactors for semiconductor, metal, and magnetic nanoparticles

Masashi Kunitake, Kumamoto University, Japan
Construction and in-situ STM imaging of 2D-molecular arrangements with network and nanotube structures

Eric Laarz, Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden
Deformation behavior of particle agglomerates

Richard M. Laine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Mixed-metal oxide nanopowders by flame spray pyrolysis from A(l) to Z(r)

Roger M. Leblanc, University of Miami, FL
Quantum dots: Immobilization and surface chemistry studies

Young Hee Lee, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea
Tailoring electronic structures of carbon nanotubes

Ingo H. Leubner, Crystallization Consulting, Penfield, NY
Nanoparticle synthesis with growth restrainers for nucleation control

Tong Leung, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Growth mechanisms of mesoscopic structures of Cu, Ni and Co under wet and dry deposition conditions

Junbai Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bei Yi Jie, China
Self-assembly of micocapsules and nanotubes of protein/lipid membrane

Pei Li, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Synthesis of novel amphiphilic core-shell nanoparticles and their biomedical applications

Quan Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong
II-VI Based 1D composite nanostructures - Synthesis and characterization

Cefe López, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC), Spain
Optimization of opal matrices for photonic band gap applications

Tong Leung, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada
Growth mechanisms of mesoscopic structures of Cu, Ni and Co under wet and dry deposition conditions

Yunfeng Lu, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
Continuous and efficient synthesis of mesoporous carbon particles using aerosol-assisted self-assembly process

David Lynn, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Conformational genomics: The evolution of nanotubes from nanoparticles

L. Andrew Lyon, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Soft nanoparticle assemblies

Raymond A. Mackay, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, Edgewood, MD
Applications of particle technology to CB defense and obscurants

Mizuo Maeda, RIKEN, Wako, Japan
DNA-carrying nanoparticles for reliable genotyping

J. Adin Mann, Jr., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
Structures of platinum nanoparticle distributions on carbon substrates functioning as fuel cell catalysts

Vinny Manoharan, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Colloidal clusters: Preparation and morphology of uniform non-spherical particles

Michael Markowitz, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Nanoporous organosilica adsorbent materials for environmental toxins

Yoshitake Masuda, Nagoya University, Japan
Nano/micro patterning of particle assembly and thin films

Hiroshi Matsui, City University of New York, NY
Size-, packing density-, and shape-controlled nanocrystal-coated nanotube fabrication using molecular recognitions of sequenced peptides

Masaru Matsuo, Nara Women’s University, Nara, Japan
Mechanical and electric properties of composites of carbon nanotubes and polymers

Tatsushi Matsuyama, Soka University, Japan
Titania coating on silica beads

Robin L. McCarley, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Responsive dendrimer and polymeric particle systems

Wolfgang Meier, University of Basel, Switzerland
Block copolymer vesicles

Olga Micic, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
Growth of soluble InP quantum rods via reaction of indium droplets with phosphine

Jimmy Mills, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Light-controlled generation of palladium crystallite structures in polyimide films

Brij M. Moudgil, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Engineered particulate systems for enhanced performance in pharmaceutical, microelectronics and process industries

Miran Mozetic, Institute Jozef Stefan, Jamova 39, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Metal oxide nanowire synthesis by oxygen plasma treatment

Paul Mulvaney, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
Gold nanorods - Formation and mechanics

Seiichiro Nakabayashi, Saitama University, Japan
Magnetic tuning of colloidal crystal color

Moshe Narkis, Technion-IIT, Haifa, Israel
The electrical behavior of thermosetting polymer composites containing metal plated ceramic particles

Hou-T Ng, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
Tailoring growth morphogenesis of inorganic nanowires and their applications in nano-scale devices

Alireza Nojeh, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Exploiting the inherent electromechanical properties of carbon nanotubes to make nanoelectronic devices

Noriyuki Ohnishi, Chisso Corporation, Yokohama, Japan
Thermo-responsive magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications

Henrich H. Paradies, The University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Lipid A-phosphate crystal phases found in aqueous suspensions and their potential applications

Eugene Pashkovski, Colgate Palmolive Company, Piscataway, NJ
Aging phenomena in colloidal dispersions

Walter Paxton, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Autonomous movement of catalytic meso-scale rods

Pehr Pehrsson, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
Manipulation, sorting and assembly of carbon nanotubes by dielectrophoresis

David Pine, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Emulsion templated materials

Limin Qi, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China
Synthesis and hierarchical assembly of inorganic nanowires and nanobelts in catanionic reverse micelles

Nicola Pinna, Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Berlin (Dahlem), Germany
Divanadium pentoxide model catalysts: from nanorods to nanowires
p>Serge Ravaine, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal-CNRS, Pessac, France
Synthesis of direct and inverse opals with a well-defined thickness

Fernando Reboredo, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
Theory semiconductor quantum dots of group IV: optical properties, surface control, and functionalization

Zhi-Feng Ren, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, M
Carbon nanotubes and ZnO nanowires

Christopher B. Roberts, Auburn University, AL
Governing metallic nanoparticle synthesis through steric stabilization within liquid and supercritical fluid reverse micelles

Sergei G. Romanov, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Opal-based photonic crystals functionalized with metal and semiconductor nanoparticles

Vince Rotello, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Polymer-mediated 'bricks and mortar' assembly of nanoparticles

Tsutomu Sawada, National Institute for Materials Science, Ibaraki, Japan
Single domain colloidal crystal films formed with a single shot

Linda S. Schadler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Nanoparticle and nanotube filled polymers - It's all in the interface

George C. Schatz, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Metal nanoparticle optical sensors/font>

Frank Scheffold, University of Fribourg- Perolles, Fribourg, Switzerland
Photonic liquids

Kenneth S. Schweizer, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Theory of structure, phase separation and gelation in particle-polymer suspensions

Peter Searson, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Synthesis and assembly of multifunctional nanowires

Eugene Shchukin, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Conditions of spontaneous dispersion and formation of thermodynamically stable colloid systems

Young-Seok Shon, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Synthesis of hybrid nanostructures using simple organic reactions of functionalized gold nanoparticles

Wolfgang Sigmund, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional nanoparticles

Abhishek Kumar Singh, Tohoku University, Japan
Cluster assembled metal encapsulated nanotubes of silicon and germenium

Manmohan Singh, Chiron Corp., Emeryville CA
Charged microparticles for antigen delivery

P. Somasundaran, Columbia University, New York, NY
Preparation and characterization of modified nanogels for extraction and delivery

Alex I. Smirnov, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Lipid nanotubes and lipid nanotube arrays for biochip applications

Zhen Song, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
Ru nanoparticles on modified HOPG surface: structure and reactivity

Patrick Spicer, Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH
Crystallization from macroemulsions and microemulsions

Andreas Stein, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Templating and transformation of nanostructured solids

Martin Steinhart, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany
Nano- and microtubes with complex wall morphologies

Francesco Stellacci, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Metal nanoparticles with sub-nanometer phase separated domains in their ligand shell

Per Stenius, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
Structure of particle and polyelectrolyte layers on solids

Xiangcheng Sun, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Controlled synthesis, self-assembly and magnetic properties of FePt and CoPt particles

Mahendra K. Sunkara, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Bulk synthesis of inorganic nanowires and nanowire networks

Sonke Svenson, Dendritic Nanotechnologies, Inc., Mt. Pleasant, MI
Dendrimers made via self-assembly and self-organization

Yukikazu Takeoka, Yokohama National University, Japan
Simple and precision preparation of porous gel for colorimetric chemical sensor by templating technique

Rina Tannenbaum, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Dynamics of nucleation, aggregation and stabilization of metal oxide nanoparticles

T. Andrew Taton, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Crosslinked, block-copolymer shells for nanoparticles and nanotubes

Boon Teo, University of Illionois, Carbondale, IL
Nanochemistry in 0, 1, 2, and 3 dimensions: From carbon to silicon and from silver to gold

John Texter, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Water/polymer nanocomposites by microemulsion polymerization

Maria Letizia Terranova, Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Roma, Italia
Single-walled carbon nanotubes as a new electroactive material for the assembling of biosensors

Mauricio Terrones, IPICyT, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Polymerization and fusion of carbon nanopeapods: A route to novel one-dimensional materials

Véronique Trappe, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
Time resolved correlation of foams

Ivan Vakarelski, Kyoto University-Katsura, Kyoto, Japan
AFM simulation of particle-substrate interaction for CMP applications

Alfons van Blaaderen, Debye Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Complex particles to study simple liquids and make advanced materials

P. Gregory Van Patten, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Electronic coupling in quantum dot pairs

Norman Wagner, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Rheology and shear thickening of dispersions of elliptical colloidal particles

John Walz, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Measurement of depletion and structural forces in charged colloidal systems

Meixiang Wan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China
Self-assembly of polyaniline from one -dimensional nanotubes to three-dimensional hollow microspheres

Lai-Sheng Wang, Pacific Northwest Laboratories
Synthesis and characterization of helical nanowires

Ning Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Catalytic growth of semiconductor nanowires

Qi Wang, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Preparation of polymer/carbon nanotube composites via mechanochemical methods

Wei Wang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Silica-coated metals and semiconductors - From monolayers to photonic crystals

Alexander Wei, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Nanoparticle ensembles as sensors of chemical transport across cell membranes

Horst Weller, Universitaet Hamburg, Germany
Synthesis and self assembly of semiconducting and magnetic nanoparticles

Stanislus S. Wong, SUNY Stony Brook, NY
Synthesis, growth, and characterization of nanotube-nanocrystal heterostructures

Yihong Wu, National University of Singapore and Data Storage Institute, Singapore
Fabrication of metallic nanoparticles on two-dimensional carbon nano-sheets and their transport and magnetic properties

Zhili Xiao, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois
Shape-controlled growth of nanostructures on flat surfaces:  A versatile self-assembly approach

Hui Xu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Soft colloids as models for the study of liquid spreading on surfaces

Zheng Xu, Nanjing University, China
Construction and characterization of the ordered array of nanowires and nanotubes

Miguel Jose Yacaman, University of Texas -Austin , Austin, TX
The shape and crystal structure of particles from nano to micro sizes: Evidence of surface reconstruction in particles

Yushan Yan, University of California, Riverside, CA
Zeolite nanoparticles: From computer chips to fuel cells

Peidong Yang, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Nanowires: New building blocks for nanoscience

Yonghui Yuan, Unilever, Riverwood, NJ
Effects of surfactants and polymers on dispersion of ZnO nanoparticles

Arjun Yodh, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Rods and polymers together in suspension: From DNA to carbon nanotubes

Dapeng Yu, Peking University, Beijing, China
Investigation on wide band-gap semiconductor nanowires

Daqing Zhang, University of Idaho, Boise, ID
Nanosprings, another piece of the nanotechnology puzzle

Jin Zhang, Peking University, Beijing, China
Chemical tailing and manipulation of single wall carbon nanotubes

C.J. Zhong, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton , NY
Processing sizes, shapes and spatial properties of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles

H.Y. Zhu, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reactions of titanate nanofibers
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