- Public Affairs Meeting-
|Dr. Elena V. Shevchenko|
“Nanoparticles and Structural Diversity at Nanoscale”
Date: March 12, 2010 Location: Café La Cave
2777 Mannheim Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Cost: $35.00 for members of ACS and their guests, $37.00 for non-members,
$20 for students, retired, or unemployed
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5:15 - 6:15 Pre-dinner talk, James P. Shoffner
5:30 - 6:30 Job Club
6:00 - 7:00 PM Social Hour: Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres served butler style. Cash Bar
7:00 - 8:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Public Affairs Award Program
Topic: “Nanoparticles and Structural Diversity at Nanoscale”
Abstract: Bringing together nanoparticles of intrinsically different functionality constitutes a particularly powerful route to create novel functional materials with synergistic properties found in neither of the constituents. Nanoparticles (NPs) of different size and functionality (e.g. noble metals, semiconductors, oxides, magnetic alloys) can self-assemble into ordered binary superlattices isostructural to ionic and atomic compounds. In the case of NPs, different types (e.g. Coulombic interactions, dipolar, van der Waals, etc) equally contribute to the nanoparticle interactions that lead to the diversity in binary superlattices. The difficulties encountered in co-crystallizing more than two types of nanoparticle can be overcome by using multicomponent nanoparticles. To date, multicomponent nanoparticles are represented by several morphologies: (i) dumbbells; (ii) core-shell and recently discovered (iii) hollow core-shell structures. Self-assembly of multicomponent nanoparticles greatly extends the range and combinations of possible material types which can be intermixed on the nanoscale. In addition to that, adjustments in the nanoparticles composition is expected to allow control over particle-particle interactions. The difference between nanoparticle-based solids with different degrees of ordering will be discussed. The stability of the nanoparticle’s surface will also be discussed.
Biography: Elena Shevchenko received her Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg in Germany. She is currently a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Center for Nanoscale Materials, working on nanobio interfaces. Before joining Argonne, she did research at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Center, Columbia University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She was recently named one of the country's top young innovators by Technology Reviews in recognition of her work in nanotechnology.
Born originally in 1948 after WW II as the “Organisation for European Economic Co-operation” (OEEC), it was re-established as the larger, more significant OECD in 1961. The organization grew slowly but significantly from an original group of 20 member-nations to 30 in nearly 50 years. During January, 2010, OECD took in Chile as its 31st member-nation, the first South American nation to ever belong. We will explore the origins, early history and present work of this organization. Some comparisons will be made with other international organizations that have world-wide reach such as the United Nations, World Banks, etc. I will mention the prominence and influence that OECD has obtained over the past ten years in terms of its media impact, overall societal reach, and what we might expect from it in the future.
Parking: Go directly to the parking lot for self-parking. Valet parking is also available.
- Soup of the day
- Squillo Salad with Walnuts and Cranberries
- Entrée: choice of either a
- Breast of Chicken Combination (Sautéed Breast of Chicken with fresh mushrooms & shallots with a Sherry Cream Sauce and Sautéed Breast of Chicken with Shiitake mushrooms with a Marsala Wine Sauce),
- Seared Salmon with a Ginger Sauce, or
- Fresh Vegetables with Pasta
- Anna Potatoes
- medley of fresh vegetables
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