Argonne National Laboratory


September 17-18, 2015

Argonne National Laboratory and the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Research and Education and Access in Science and Engineering (INCREASE)
Argonne National Laboratory

The goal of this partnership was to increase the participation in and diversity of the user base at Argonne's scientific user facilities by providing awareness of tools freely available at national laboratories. Within tailored conversations about writing competitive proposals, INCREASE members and Argonne researchers also built direct connections.

June 8-10, 2015

NSRC Workshop on "Big, Deep, and Smart Data Analytics in Materials Imaging"
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

This workshop brought together researchers, many from the five DOE NSRCs including CNM, from different imaging disciplines (electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, focused x-ray, neutron, atom probe tomography, chemical imaging, optical microscopies) as well as experts in mathematical/statistical/computational approaches to discuss opportunities and future needs in the integration of advanced data analytics and theory into imaging science. It provided a forum to present achievements in the various imaging disciplines with emphasis on acquisition, visualization, and analysis of multidimensional data sets, the corresponding approaches for theory-experiment matching, and novel opportunities for instrumental development enabled by the availability of high speed data analytic tools.

April 20-22, 2015

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Faraday Discussion Meeting
Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly
Argonne National Laboratory

The purpose of this Faraday Discussion meeting is to bring together a diverse group of scientists to discuss the latest developments in nanoparticle theory, synthesis and assembly in order to generate new ideas and engender new collaborations between these groups. The local organizer is Xiao-Min Lin of CNM's EMMD Group.

July 28-31, 2014

International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology 8 (NSS-8)
Chicago, Illinois

NSS-8, organized by the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and Advanced Photon Source (APS), featured sessions on SPM-and electron microscopy-based nanoscience, synchrotron applications to nanomaterials, solar/molecular processes, piezoelectrics, and nano-optics, among others. The conference was organized by Saw-Wai Hla, leader of the Electronic and Magnetic Materials and Devices group with co-chair Volker Rose of the X-ray Microscopy Group. The conference was hosted by Argonne National Laboratory and sponsored by Ohio University's Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute.

December 3-7, 2012

Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Workshop on Nanophotonics
Trieste, Italy

Co-sponsored by Argonne National Laboratory and the National Science Foundation, this workshop described the fundamentals, recent advances, and applications of nanophotonics. It was organized to encourage interaction among participants from all countries and at all levels. It provided a unique opportunity to advance knowledge and understanding in the area of interaction of light with subwavelength-size objects. Eric Isaacs (Argonne Director) and Daniel Lopez (CNM) were among the organizers.

November 5-6, 2012

Joint NSRC Workshop on Nanoparticle Science

This workshop brought together scientists from the five DOE Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Centers to discuss recent developments in nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, modeling, and assembly for explorations of functionality in clean energy and other applications.

April 28-29, 2011

Chemically Synthesized Nanoparticles and Catalysis

Co-Organizers: Elena Shevchenko (CNM) and Byeongdu Lee (Advanced Photon Source)

This workshop was part of Argonne's Materials for Energy Initiative, which is an incubator for creating an expansive landscape of new molecules and materials, exploring the science of synthesis in the laboratory and on the computer, and opening pathways through bottlenecks — both in fundamental and use-inspired arenas.

February 24-25, 2011

Materials to Enable Low-Power Nonvolatile Memories: Oxides and Beyond

One of Argonne's strategic themes is materials and molecular design and discovery (M2D2), with a particular focus on oxides and related materials relevant for energy applications. As power consumption for computing, data storage, and electronics applications are projected to increase at substantial rates, it is clearly of interest to explore materials for applications in low-power electronics.

This workshop consisted of invited presentations, poster session, and discussions, and we hope it will provide the basis for future collaborations among researchers in industry, academia, and national laboratories. The invited presentations spanned topics from an industrial perspective to fundamental materials research as well as device-oriented research.

October 22-23, 2010

Applications of Raman Microscopy to Nanoscience

The CNM hosted a workshop and training course covering applications of Raman microscopy to nanoscience. One day of invited scientific presentations included nanoscale materials, nanoscale devices, and nanotechnology projects that have been advanced by exploiting, for example, confocal Raman microscopy and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. The program also included a poster session and an additional half-day short course devoted to hands-on demonstrations and training on the CNM Raman instrumentation. The co-organizers were David Gosztola (CNM) and Vic Maroni (CSE).

April 16-17, 2010

Opportunities for Magnetism in MEMS/NEMS

Daniel Lopez (CNM)
Axel Hoffmann (MSD)
John Moreland (National Institute for Standards and Technology)

Hosted by the Center for Nanoscale Materials and
Materials Science Division

Several speakers from the United States and Canada will discuss their current research in this area and the interesting possibilities that appear when magnetic nanostructures are incorporated into micro- and nano-mechanical systems. Opportunities beyond some of the ongoing work in this area will be identified and explored.

July 7-9, 2008

Safe Handling of Engineered Nanoscale Materials

December 2, 2004

Report on the Mini-Workshop on Scanning Probe Microscopies in the DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers, Boston, Massachusetts (ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences)