Preliminary Program

Nanostructured Sensors
and
Other Gas Reactive Applications

April 9-14, 2000
Il Ciocco Hotel and Conference Center
Castelvecchio Pascoli (near Barga), Italy

Conference Co-Chairs:
Virgil Provenzano
NRL
Horst Hahn
Darmstadt University of Technology
Michel Trudeau
HydroQuebec

United Engineering Foundation
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
Phone: 1-212-591-7836 Fax: 1-212-591-7441
E-mail: engfnd@aol.com - WWW: uefoundation.org

Sunday, 9 April 2000

17:00 - 18:30 Registration

18:30 - 20:00 Conference Welcome and Dinner

20:00 - 21:00 Social Hour

Monday, April 10, 2000

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast

GAS SENSORS I
Session Chair: TBA

08:30 - 09:10 Nanocrystalline Solid State Electrochemical Devices - What is New Here?
Harry L. Tuller
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

09:10 - 09:50 Recent Trends in Nanostructured Thin Film Gas Sensors
G. Sberveglieri, C. Baratto, E. Comini, G. Faglia, P. Nelli, M. Pardo
University of Brescia, ITALY

09:50 - 10:30 Thick Films Sensing Layers of Micro-Machined Substrates; a Novel Concept in Gas-Sensing with Metal Oxides-Based Sensors
Nicolae Barsan and Udo Weimar
University of Tübigen, GERMANY

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:40 Nanocrystalline Materials For High Sensitivity Gas Sensing Applications
Gary S. V. Coles
University of Wales, UK

11:40 - 12:20 Nanostructured Metal Films for Gas Sensing Applications
Mats Eriksson, Linda Anderson, Mikael Lofdahl and Eva Hedborg
Linköping University, Sweden

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:45 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

16:45 - 17:00 Afternoon Coffee

GAS SENSORS II
Session Chair: TBA

17:00 - 17:40 Chemical Route for the Preparation of Nano-Size Semiconducting Oxides Thick-Film Gas Sensors
Enrico Traversa, Maria Luisa Di Vona, Silvia Licoccia
University of Rome, Italy;
Maria Cristina Carotta, Giuliano Martinelli
University of Ferrara, Italy

17:40 - 18:20 The Use of Semiconducting Nanopowders in the Fabrication of Commercial Gas Sensors
Martin Willet and Martin Jones
City Technology Ltd, Portsmouth, UK

18:20 - 18:50 Palladium-Grafted Anodic Alumina Microcalorimeter Gas Sensors
Justin T. McCue
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

18:50 - 19:20 Purpose-Built Metal Oxides Nanomaterials for Sensors Applications
Lionel Vayssieres
Uppsala University, Sweden

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

21:30 - 21:30 Social Hour

Tuesday, April 11, 2000

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast

CATALYSTS AND HYDROGEN STORAGE
Session Chair: TBA

08:30 - 09:10 Nanostructure Processing of Catalytic Materials
Jackie Y. Ying
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

09:10 - 09:50 Reduction and Oxidation of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
Andreas Tschöpe
Technische Physik, University of Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany

09:50 - 10:30 Catalytic CO and CH4 Oxidation Over Noble Metals Supported on Electrically Conductive Reducible Metals
Gar B. Hoflund
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 USA;
Sebastian Gottschalk and Horst Hahn
Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:40 Electrodeposited Nanostructured for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
S. Wang
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada;
U. Erb and K. T. Aust
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
P. Roberge
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada;
G. Palumbo
Integran Technologies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

11:40 - 12:20 MOCVD Processing of Nanocrystalline Ytrria-Stabilized Zirconia Thin Films for Gas Reactive Applications
J. A. Eastman
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA

12:20 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:45 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

16:45 - 17:00 Afternoon Coffee

GAS SENSORS III
Session Chair: TBA

17:00 - 17:40 FTIR Study of Gas-Surface Reactions on Semiconductor Nanosized Powders in Relation to Their Sensing Properties
Marie-Isabelle Baraton
University of Limoges, France

17:40 - 18:10 TEM Investigation of the Effect of Platinum on Sputtered SnO2 Films
A. M. Serventi and D. G. Rickerby
European Community-Joint Research Centre, IHPC, Ispra (VA), Italy;
R. G. Saint-Jacques
INRS-Energie et Materiaux, Varennes, Quebec, Canada;
M. C. Horillo
Laboratorio de Sensores, Centro de Technologia Fisicas, Madrid, Spain

18:10 - 18:30 Molecular Beam Deposited SnO2-TiO2 Thin Films For Gas Sensors
Felix Edelman, Horst Hahn, and Holger Hoche
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany;
Peter Werner
Max Plank Institute of microstructural Physics, Halle/Saale, Germany;
Albert Chack
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel;
Niclolae Barsan and Udo Weimar
University of Tübingen, Germany

18:30 - 19:00 The Preparation, Characterization and Gas Sensor Functionality of Thin Film Pt-Sr FeO2.5+x Composites
Michael L. Post
National Research Council of Canada

19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

20:30 - 21:30 Social Hour

Wednesday, April 12, 2000

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast

GAS SENSORS IV
Session Chair: TBA

08:30 - 09:10 Nanostructured Thick Film Gas Sensors for Atmospheric Pollutants Monitoring : Lab and Field Tests
M. Cristina Carotta
University of Ferrara, Italy

09:10 - 09:50 Comparison of Nanosized Titania-Based Powders for Thick Film Atmospheric Sensors Prepared By Sol-Gel and Laser Pyrolysis
Enrico Traversa, Maria Luisa Di Vona, Silvia Licoccia
University of Rome, Italy;
Maria Cristina Carotta, Giuliano Martinelli
University of Ferrara, Italy

09:50 - 10:30 TEM Study of Nanostructured PLD IrO2 Thin Films
A. M. Serventi and D. G. Rickerby
European Community-Joint Research Centre, IHPC, Ispra (VA), Italy;
M. A. El Khakani and R. G. Saint-Jacques
INRS-Energie et Materiaux, Varennes, Quebec, Canada

10:30 -11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 -11:40 Applications of Varistor-Type Gas Sensors for NOx Detection
Yasuhiro Shimizu, Takeo Hyodo, and Makoto Egashira
Nagasaki University, Japan

11:40 - 12:20 TBA
Muhammed Mamoun
Royal Institute of Technology, SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 19:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time (Optional Field Trip)

19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

20:30-21:30 Social Hour

Thursday, April 13, 2000

07:30- 08:15 Breakfast

APPLICATIONS
Session Chair: TBA

08:30 - 09:10 Interfacial Materials in High Temperature Gas Reactive Applications
G. Palumbo, P. Lin, F. Gonzalez, A. Robertson, and D. Limoges
Integran Technologies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
U. Erb
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

09:10 - 09: 50 Nanocomposite Magnetic Field Sensors: Basics and Applications
Robert D. Shull
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

09:50 - 10:30 Thermal Sprayed Nanostructured Coatings
Larry Kabacoff
Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, USA

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30 Combined Nanostructured MOS-Based Gas Sensor with Artificial Neural Network Techniques in Detecting NO2, CO, and CO2 Gases
Hong-Ming Lin, Ching-Huang Lee, and Shah-Jye Tzeng
Tatung University, Tapei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

11:30 - 12:00 Use of Catalyst and Gas Medium for Ultrafine and Nanophased Powder Preparation
I. Uvarova
Institute for Problems of Materials Science of NAS, Ukraine

12:00 - 12:30 Oxidation Behavior of Nanostructured AlN-Based Films
R. A. Andrievski
Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region, Russia

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:45 Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

HYDROGEN STORAGE II
Session Chair: TBA

17:00 - 17:40 Nanocrystalline Mg-Based Hydrites for Hydrogen Storage
R. Bormann, T. Klassen, and W. Oelerich
Institute for Materials Research, GKSS Research Center, Geestahacht, Germany

17:40 - 18:20 TBA
Ricardo Schwarz
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Center for Materials Science, Los Alamos, New Mexico USA

18:20 - 19:00 Characterization of multiwalled nanotubes on Carbon Paper
O. Smiljanic, T. Dellero, B. Stanfield, J.P. Dodelet
Inrs-Energie et Matériaux, Varennes, Québec, Canada;
M.L. Trudeau, IREQ, Hydro-Québec, Varennes, Québec, Canada;
S. Désilets
Défence Research Establishment Valcartier, Québec, Canada

19:00 - 21:30 Banquet Dinner and Social Hour

Friday, April 14, 2000

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast

08:30 - 10:30 Panel Discussion

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 Conference Summary

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch and Conference Adjournment

14:00 Bus to Pisa train station and airport

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