Workshop on Nanophase Materials Sciences
kou at ornl.gov
Tue Aug 7 12:55:35 CDT 2001
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES IN NANOSCALE SCIENCE
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is planning a highly collaborative and
multidisciplinary Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences to address
the national need for facilities to support state-of-the-art research
on the synthesis, fabrication, characterization, and understanding of
nanoscale structures, materials, and phenomena. The Center will
include a Nanofabrication Research Laboratory, a Nanomaterials Theory
Institute, and extensive facilities for materials synthesis and
characterization. Additionally, the location of the Center at ORNL
will facilitate use of the intense neutron beams at the upgraded High
Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS),
for fundamental studies of the structure and dynamics of
nanomaterials. The Center will be broadly accessible to the
scientific community through a peer review process.
To facilitate scientific community involvement in planning the
Center, a Workshop on Nanophase Materials Sciences will be held
October 24-26, 2001 at the Garden Plaza Hotel in Oak Ridge, TN.
Input is sought on candidate research focus areas, equipment needs,
and user operations. The workshop will begin with a plenary session
surveying nanophase materials research in universities and industry.
The Center concept of creating a synergistic research environment to
advance knowledge-and ultimately applications-of nanoscale materials
and phenomena then will be described, together with the Center's
principal components. Breakout working sessions will follow to
further develop the Center's scientific program and organization.
Recommendations from these breakout sessions will be incorporated in
Center planning, and are expected especially to influence the
formation of collaborative research focus areas.
Registration and reservations for the Workshop should be completed by
October 1. The complete Workshop program, registration information,
and detailed information about lodging and local travel connections
are available at http://www.ms.ornl.gov/nanoworkshop/nanointro.htm.
If you would like to be included in future electronic mailings,
please contact Sandy Lowe, Workshop Secretary, by e-mail at
lowes1 at ornl.gov.
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