National Nanomanufacturing Network

2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 1:18pm
ConferenceSunday, August 13, 2017 to Thursday, August 17, 2017Santa Fe, New Mexico The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN), will be held August 13-17, 2017, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The conference will be hosted by NIST and co-sponsored by NIST CNST, Sandia and Argonne National Labs. OMN is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers, from industry and academia, who harness the interaction of light, or photons, with produced structures at micro and nanoscale and engineer these interactions through structure geometry and mechanical motion. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well as the sciences such as biology and medicine, chemistry and fundamental physics. Optical MEMS and nanophotonic technologies enable the miniaturization and ultra-miniaturization of photonic devices and systems/sub-systems yielding new and enhanced capabilities in optical communications; physical, chemical and bio-sensing; optical imaging and displays; optical and biomedical instrumentation; and internet of things (IoT) devices. The 2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN2017) will cover the most recent advances in optical MEMS and nanophotonics emerging from academic, government and industrial laboratories worldwide. The conference will focus on the latest advances in fundamental and applied research on micro-optical and nanophotonic devices and systems with a broad emphasis on interaction of photonic, electro-mechanical and acoustic degrees of freedom at the micro- and nano-scales. It will include the latest advances in materials and process technologies relevant to optical MEMS and nanophotonics and the latest advances in the applications of optical MEMS and nanophotonic devices and systems. Topics covered: Metamaterials and metasurfaces, passive and tunable Tunable and active micro- and nano-devices: optical, plasmonic, THz Silicon photonics, waveguides, photonic crystals Optomechanics and optofluidics Quantum phenomena: transduction, information, communication Nanoscale light-matter interactions: electro-mechanical, phononic, photonic, plasmonic Novel actuators and optically-powered devices Biomedical optical devices and nano-biophotonics Nanofabrication, packaging and integration Optical Imaging, sensing and metrology Optical and photonic sensors, transducers and microsystems

Carbon Nanotubes Self-Assemble into Tiny Transistors

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 1:04pm
Carbon nanotubes can be used to make very small electronic devices, but they are difficult to handle. University of Groningen This is an artist's impression of carbon nanotubes wrapped in polymers with thiol side chains (yellow spheres) and assembled on gold electrodes. (Image: Arjen Kamp)

Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 11:32am
ConferenceTuesday, September 19, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017Singapore The 9th annual Recent Progress in Graphene and Two-dimensional Materials Research Conference (RPGR2017) follows on the success of the first eight RPGR conferences held in Seoul (2009), Singapore (2010), Suwon (2011), Beijing (2012), Tokyo (2013), Taipei (2014), Australia (2015) and Korea (2016). RPGR is the premier conference focused on graphene and other novel two-dimensional materials in the Asia-Pacific region. The RPGR conference series began with a focus on the properties and applications of graphene, the first two-dimensional material to be isolated experimentally. In recent years the family of atomically thin two-dimensional materials has expanded to include boron nitride, layered transition-metal dichalcogenides, layered oxides, silicene, black phosphorus, and many more. Recognizing the strong intellectual ties between graphene and other atomically thin materials, the focus of RPGR has expanded to include “graphene and other two-dimensional materials”.

Built from the Bottom Up, Nanoribbons Pave the Way to ‘On–Off’ States for Graphene

National Nanomanufacturing Network - April 6, 2017 - 11:23am
A new way to grow narrow ribbons of graphene, a lightweight and strong structure of single-atom-thick carbon atoms linked into hexagons, may address a shortcoming that has prevented the material fr Dawn Levy, Communications, Oak Ridge National Laboratory A graphene nanoribbon is born. A scanning tunneling microscope injects charge carriers called “holes” into a polymer precursor, triggering a reaction called cyclodehydrogenation at that site, creating a specific place at which a freestanding graphene nanoribbon forms from the bottom up. Image credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy