Joint Workshop on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Opportunities for Academia & High Tech Industry (NNO2015)

Seminar Room, 2nd Floor (Building 735)

Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

Building 735

Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, NY 11973

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The Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) invites representatives from both academia and high tech industry to a joint one-day workshop on January 5, 2015, to showcase the capabilities, resources, and expertise available at the CFN. Bring ideas for possible proposals to the Workshop! Representatives from the CFN Scientific Staff and the BNL Technology Commercialization & Partnerships Office will be available to conduct discussions with you regarding the feasibility of your nanoscience research ideas, how to become a CFN User, and proprietary research opportunities, among other topics. More...

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    • 08:30 09:00
      Arrival and Registration
    • 09:00 09:20
      Welcome to Participants 20m
      Speaker: Dr John Hill (Interim, BNL Associate Laboratory Director for BES)
    • 09:20 09:40
      The CFN: A User-Oriented Research Center 20m
      Speaker: Dr Emilio Mendez (CFN Director)
    • 09:40 10:00
      The CFN's Facilities and Capabilities 20m
      Speaker: Dr James Dickerson (CFN Assistant Director)
    • 10:00 10:40
      Control of Light-Matter Interaction Using Dispersion Engineered Structures 40m
      The interaction of light with matter can be engineered by controlling the photonic density of states (PDOS). In this talk I will present some of our recent results on photonic structures that enhance PDOS. Broadband enhancement of spontaneous emission rate, control of the strength of interaction between light and excitons and engineering light extraction will be discussed. Specifically, I will talk about our work on metamaterials that are engineered to have hyperbolic dispersion which allow broadband enhancement of spontaneous emission [1] as well as methods to efficiently extract light from these structures [2]. Following this, I will briefly touch upon our recent work on microcavities embedded with two-dimensional atomic crystals [3] as well as hybrid organic and inorganic excitons that show emergent properties [4]. [1]“Topological transitions in metamaterials,” H. Krishnmoorthy, Z, Jacob, I. Kretzschmar, E. Narimanov, and V. M. Menon, Science 336, 205 (2012). [2]“Directional out-coupling from active hyperbolic metamaterials,” T. Galfsky, H. Krishnamoorthy, W. Newman, Z. Jacob, E. Narimanov, and V. M. Menon, arXiv 1404.1535, Optica (In press – 2015). [3]“Strong light-matter coupling in two-dimensional atomic crystals,” X. Liu, T. Galfsky, Z. Sun, F. Xia, E-C. Lin, Y-H Lee, S. Kena-Cohen, and V. M. Menon, arXiv: 1406.4826, Nature Photonics (In press - 2015) [4]“Room temperature Frenkel-Wannier-Mott hybridization of degenerate excitons in a strongly coupled microcavity,” M. Slootsky, X. Liu, V. M. Menon* and S. R. Forrest*, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 076401 (2014).
      Speaker: Dr Vinod Menon (City College of New York)
    • 10:40 11:20
      in-situ TEM Observation of Nanobubbles in Supersaturated Solutions 40m
      Over the last few years, the life span of nanobubbles has emerged as a topic of scientific debate. Though their lifetimes have been predicted to be infinitesimally short, scientific experiments have shown that nanobubbles can have lifetimes of many hours and can be effective in many applications. Tennant Company, a leader in sustainable cleaning innovation, has found that its ec-H2O™ technology employed on thousands of pieces of equipment worldwide produces nanobubbles at high concentrations. Further, through field use and laboratory testing, these nanobubbles have been observed to provide effective cleaning of certain soils from floor surfaces. . This talk discusses the application of the in situ liquid-cell holder in the transmission electron microscope (TEM) at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory to image the nanobubbles produced by the ec-H2O™ technology.
      Speaker: Dr Christopher Perrey (Tennant)
    • 11:20 11:40
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:40 12:10
      Patents, Commercial Licensing, Intellectual Property 30m
      Speaker: Mrs Connie Cleary (BNL Technology Commercialization)
    • 12:10 12:30
      Research Partnerships with CFN 20m
      Speaker: Mr Michael Furey (BNL Industrial Partnerships)
    • 12:30 12:50
      How to Become a CFN User 20m
      Speaker: Ms Grace Webster (CFN User Program Administrator)
    • 12:50 13:30
      Lunch 40m
    • 13:30 15:00
      Open Discussions with CFN Scientists and BNL Tech Transfer and Commercialization Staff
    • 13:30 15:00
      Tours of the CFN
      Convener: CFN Staff
    • 15:00 15:45
      Recommendations for Writing an Effective User Proposal 45m
      Speaker: Dr James Dickerson (CFN Assistant Director)
    • 15:45 16:00
      Closing Remarks 15m
      Speaker: Dr James Dickerson (CFN Assistant Director)