2004 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Conference


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Inteins as Nanoswitches

Ion Channel Sensing Elements

• Manipulation of DNA-Protein Interactions

Nanostructured Functionally Graded Metalloceramic Biomaterials

Viral Adhesion with Nanoengineered Biomembranes and Quantum Dots

• Nanostructured Composites Mimicking Bone

Plasmonic Nanostructured Devices for Chemical and Biological Sensing

A Nano-Biomedical Data Transmitter

• Ink-Jetting of Nanostructured Matrices for Controlled Gene Delivery

• Whole-Cell Biosynthesis of Nanostructured Metal Oxide Semiconductor Materials


Devices and Systems

Quantum Dot Nanoscale Flash Memory

• All-Optical Computing, Switching, and Signal Processing Devices

• Programmable Drug by Electronic Chemical Receptors

• Assembly and Characterization of Silicon Nanowires

• Functionalization of Silicon Nanorods for In Vivo Glucose Sensing

• Ultra-Nanocrystalline Diamond Films for MEMS/NEMS Devices

• Encapsulation of Active Enzymes in Conducting Polymer Nanowires

• Nanomagnetism in Complex Magnetic Materials and Devices

Antenna Effect in Arrays of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes

Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy for the Study of Nanomagnetism

Standalone, Multifunctional All-Optical Nanosensors

Self-Assembled Crossbar Arrays

Density of States in Multilayered Nanostructures

• Electrodeposition of Magnetic Multilayers

• Integration of Photosynthetic Complexes into Biomolecular Electronic Devices

• Terabits/cm2 nanomagnets on Si

• Metrology for Nanoelectronics

Nanofiber Manufacturing for Energy Conversion and Utilization

Carbon Nanotube Arrays for High Performance, Flexible Plastic Electronic Systems



Functionalized Nanowires for Electromechanical Detection of Molecules

• Nonlinear Nanocomposites for Photonic Devices

• Creating and Aligning Single Crystal Silicon Nanoparticles

Monodisperse Magnetic Nanoparticles

Nucleation and Growth of Protein Templates for Nano-Interconnects

Nano-Composite Metal Oxides for Electronic Noses

Particulate Like Microdevices for Biomedical Applications

3D Nano-Manufacturing Processes for Nanophotonic Devices and Systems

Bio-Nano-Robotic Systems Using Viral Protein Nano-Motors



Nano Carbon Particles in the Atmosphere

Atmospheric Nanoparticles

Combustion-Generated Nanoparticles

Gold nanoparticles in arsenic-rich sulfides as an example of nanoscience and technology impact in geological sciences

Nanotechnology in the Forest Products Industry: Untapped Opportunities


Structures and Phenomena

Silicide Nanowires for Nanoelectronics

Low Dielectric-Constant, Patterned Films by 3-D Replication of Organic Templates

Nano Jelly Rolls: Vanadium Oxide Nanoparticles

New Carbon Nanomaterials by Covalent Capture of Discotic Liquid Crystals

Dynamic Heterogeneity of Glass-Forming Materials at the Nanoscale

Microwave Synthesis of Nanoscale Catalysts

Functionalizing Nanotubes for Novel Properties and Devices

Dislocation Model for the Minimum Grain Size Obtainable by Milling

Nanofluidic Networks for Single Molecule Protein Analysis

• Wetting of Surfaces with Nano-Scale Topology

New Oxidation Catalysts: atomically dispersed metals in nanostructured oxides

Electronic Interactions in Hybrid Organic-Nanoparticle Materials

Silver Nanoparticles Coated with D-p-D Nonlinear Optical Chromophores

Chromophore Aggregates with Controlled Electronic and Optical Properties

Fluidization of Nanoparticles

Layer-by-Layer Nanotube Template Synthesis

Nanotechnology at GE Global Research


Societal Implications of Nanotechnology

From Laboratory to Society: Developing an Informed Approach to Nanoscale Science and Technology

Nano-bio Ethics: The Ethical and Societal Nanosensor

Cross-Industry Survey of Nanomanufacturing Commercialization Trends and Barriers in the U.S.



Interpretation of Nanoindentation Data: Universal Behavior Across Length Scales

Modeling and Simulation Framework at the Nanoscale


Centers and Networks

Center for Scalable and Integrated NanoManufacturing (SINAM)

Hybrid Synthetic/Bio Motor/Generator

Nanoscale Building Blocks


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