Final Program

Nanocomposite Materials:
Design and Applications

March 28 - April 2, 1999
Alyeska Prince Resort and Conference Center
1000 Arlberg Road
Girdwood, Alaska 99587
1-907-754-1111 -- Fax: 1-907-754-2290

Conference Chairs
Dr. P. M. Ajayan
Dr. R. W. Siegel
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. D. L. Carroll
Clemson University
Dr. P. Redlich
Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung

United Engineering Foundation
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
T: 1-212-591-7836; F: 1-212-591-7441; E:

The Conference Organizers would like the thank the following for their generous support of this conference:

U.S. National Science Foundation
U.S. Army Research Office
U.S. Office of Naval Research
Nanophase Technologies
RHK Technology Inc.

Poster Session

Sunday, March 28, 1999

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Session I:
Introduction, Impact and State of Research: Major Issues
Session Chair: Norman Stoloff

M. Roco
National Science Foundation
Perspectives of National Needs in Nanotechnology

I. Aksay
Princeton University
Learning from Nature: Organic/Inorganic Nanocomposites

R.W. Siegel
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
From Nanoparticles to Nanocomposites

P.M. Ajayan
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Introduction: Nanocomposites: Conference Focus

9:30 pm - 10:30 pm Opening Reception

Note: Posters may be set up after 4 pm and should remain up through Thursday evening. Although one formal poster session is planned, we expect to have coffee breaks
and social hours in the poster area starting on Monday.

Unless otherwise announced, technical sessions will be in Columbia B&C and meals will be Prince Court.

Monday, March 29, 1999

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Buffet

8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Introduction

8:15 am - 12 noon Session II:
Building Blocks: Approaches to Synthesis of Nanostructures
Session Chair: I. Aksay

S. Komarneni
Penn State University
Nanostructures and Nanocomposites Using Sol-gel

D. Vollath
Institut fuer Materialforschung, Karlsruhe
Improved Nanocomposites made of Coated Nanoparticles

E. Lavernia
University of California Irvine
HVOF Thermal Spraying of Nanocomposite Coatings

M. Terrones
University of Sussex
Novel Techniques for Nanostructure Synthesis: Carbon Nanotubes to Silica Nanoflowers

Discussion Forum
Discussion leader: Harry Sarkas, Nanophase Technologies Vertical Integration: Production of Nanophase Materials: From laboratory to commercialization

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Lunch Buffet

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Ad hoc Sessions/Free Time

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm* Session III:
Characterization I - Local Techniques: SEM/TEM, STM, Raman
Session Chair: U. Landman

P. Thiyagarajan
Argonne National Laboratories
Characterization of Structure of Nanoparticles by Neutrons and Synchrotron X-rays

* There will be a 15 minute break during this session.

Monday, March 29, 1999

C. Colliex
Universite Paris-sud, Orsay
Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy on Nanoscale Systems: From Subnanometer Elemental Analysis to Local Mapping of Electronic Properties

Ph. Redlich
MPI fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart
Characterization of Materials on the Nanoscale

S. Pennycook
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Z-contrast STEM Characterization of Nanotubes, Nanocrystals and Composites

L. D. Marks
Northwestern University
Direct Methods: Solving Structures Backwards

K. Sattler
University of Hawaii
Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy

Discussion Forum
Discussion Leader: C. Colliex
What is Achievable with state of the art Characterization Tools

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dinner

10:30 pm - 11:30 pm Social Hour

Tuesday, March 30, 1999

7:00 am - 8:15 am Breakfast Buffet

8:15 am - 12 noon Session IV
Inorganic and Bio-Nanocomposites
Session Chair: Donald Cox

J. Bill
Powder Metallurgy Laboratory, MPI Stuttgart
Ceramic Nanocomposites from Polymer Precursors

K. Niihara
Osaka University
Design Concept of Ceramic Based Nanocomposites With Multiple Functions

P. Calvert
University of Arizona
Biomimetic Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites

J. Y. Ying
Massachusettes Institute of Technology
Synthesis and Processing of Nanocomposites

Discussion Forum
Discussion Leader: Donald Cox
Nanostructures as High Surface Area Materials

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Lunch Buffet

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Ad hoc Sessions/Free Time

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Session V
Modeling and Simulations
Session Chair: E, Lavernia

P. Vashishta
Lousiana State University
Multimillion atom simulations of Nanostructured Materials

U. Landman
Georgia Institute of Technology
Modeling of Nanostructures: From Nanowires and Quantum- dot molecules to Nanotribology

W. A. Goddard
California Institute of Technology
Molecular Dynamics for Very Large Systems

J. Bernholc
North Carolina State University
Large-Scale Simulations and Design of Nanoscale Materials and Devices: Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Nanotubes

E. F. Sheka
Russian Peoples Friendship University, Moscow
Quantum-chemical design of nanocomposites

Discussion Forum
Discussion Leader: W. A. Goddard
What is Possible with Theory and Simulations at Present to Model Nanocomposite Systems

9:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dinner

10:30 pm - 11:30 pm Social Hour

Wednesday, March 31, 1999

7:00 am - 8:15 am Breakfast Buffet

8:15 am - 12 noon Session VI
Molecular and Filled Polymer Nanocomposite Systems
Session Chair: Paul Calvert

P. Braun
Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Molecular Design of Functional Nanocomposites

P. Eklund
University of Kentucky
Fullerene, Nanotube Based Structures and Composites

L. Schadler
Rensselaer Polytechnic
Nanoparticulate filled polymer composites

G. Burns
Dow Corning, Belgium
Designing Elastomers with Nanosized Particles

S. Sternstein
Rensselaer Polytechnic
Mechanical Characterization in Filled Elastomers

Discussion Forum
Discussion Leader: P. Calvert
Designing Nanocomposites: From Molecular Level Interactions to Properties

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Lunch Buffet

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Ad hoc Sessions/Free Time

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Session VII
Poster Session (Part I)

Session Chair: D.L. Carroll

Short presentations (6-8 minutes) by
poster presenters

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dinner

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Poster Session (Part II) and Social Hour

Chair: Philipp Redlich

Thursday, April 1, 1999

7:00 am - 8:15 am Breakfast Buffet

8:15 am - 12 noon Session VIII:
Properties of Nanocomposites: Mechanical, Magnetic
Session Chair: Ronald Ziolo (Xerox)

C. Koch
North Carolina State University
Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites

A. K. Mukherjee
University of California, Davis
Superplasticity in Nanomaterials

S. Majetich
Carnegie Mellon University
Magnetic Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites

A. Berkowitz
University of California, SanDiego
Magnetic Nanocomposites

A. Hernando
Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado, Spain
Magnetic Devices using Nanocomposites

Discussion Forum
Discussion Leader: R. Ziolo (Xerox Corporation): Nanocomposite Systems for Magnetic Applications

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm Lunch Buffet

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Ad hoc Sessions/Free Time

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Session IX:
Properties of Nanocomposites (Optical)
Session Chair: A. Berkowitz

U. Kriebig
Physikalisches Institut, Aachen
Nanostructure Interfaces and Optics of Nanocomposites

W. Blau
Trinity, Dublin
Molecular Design of Polymers for Optoelectronic

J. P. Wilcoxon
Sandia National Labs
Optical and Chemical Properties of Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles and Composites

H. Lezec
ISIS, Strassbourg
Optics from Nanoholes and their Arrays

D. Carroll
Clemson University
Optics from Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites

Discussion Forum
Discussion Leader: U. Kriebig
Nanocomposite Systems for Optical Applications

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Banquet

Friday, April 2, 1999

7:00 am - 8:15 am Breakfast Buffet

8:15 am - 12 noon Session X
Applications of Nanocomposites, Industrial Perspective
Session Chair: Bruce MacDonald (NSF)

D. M. Cox
Nanostructures and Nanocomposites in chemical industries
B. Files
NASA, Houston
Nanotube Composites and the Importance of Nanocomposites for Space Exploration at NASA

Thomas Feist
General Electric, Schenectedy
Importance of Polymer Nanocomposites at General Electric

Panel Discussion
Moderator: R. W. Siegel
Nanocomposites for Future Technology and the Marketplace, Issues of Vertical Integration
H. Sarkas
D. Vollath
A. Hernando
R. Ziolo
U. Kriebig
G. Burns
W. Blau

Concluding Remarks
PM Ajayan

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

12:00 noon Lunch and Conference Conclusion

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1. Thomas Webster
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
An in vitro investigation of nanphase ceramics for orthopaedic/dental applications

2. Richard Czerw
Clemson University
Carbon nanotube polymer nanocomposites for optical applications

3. Minoru Dohi
Sizuoka Institute of Science & Technology
ESR of Ultrafine Si Particles

4. R. Goswami
SUNY, Stonybrook
Shock synthesis of nanocrystalline phases of Si by thermal spraying

5. Nicole Grobert
University of Sussex
In situ filling of carbon nanotubes: generation of ferromagnetic nanowires

6. Toru Kuzumaki
University of Tokyo
Processing of fullerene/nanotube composites and their applications

7. John S. Lettow
Metal-organic-inorganic nanocomposites for heterogeneous catalysis

8. James E. Martin
Sandia National Labs
Field-structured nanocomposites

9. John Nugent
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A graduate course in nanostructured materials at RPI

10. Mauricio Terrones
University of Sussex
Atomic self-assembly: Generation of aligned carbon nanotube films and silica nanowires

11. Jong-Sook
Seoul National University
Mesoscopic multiphase effects via 7-layer AGI polytype in AGI-alumina composite electrolytes

12. N. Herlin-Bome
CEA, Saclay
Laser synthesis of silicon based nanopowders, thermal stability and sinterability studies

13. Thomas Weissgaerber
Fraunhofer Institute, Dresden
Mechanical alloying of copper-titanium-graphite blends

14. Edward Ahn
Synthesis, sintering, and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite-based nanocomposites

15. Mark Fokema
Yittrium oxide/magnesium oxide nanocomposites: application to exhaust gas remediation

16. Naoto Koshizaki
National Institute of Materials, Japan
Nanostructure and photoluminiscence property of films prepared by co-sputtering Si, Al2O3, MgO, TiO2 and ZnO

17. M. Lonfat, B. Marsen, P. Scheier, and K. Sattler
University of Hawaii, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Tunneling Spectroscopy Studies of the HOMO-LUMO Energy Gap of Carbon and Silicon Clusters

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