- Synthesis and Assembly of Nanoparticles and their Assemblies
- Modeling and Theory
- Applications to Soft Matter
AimsComplementing the Faraday Discussions meeting on Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly (Chicago, USA, April 2015) which will focus on ordered superlattice arrays of ligand-passivated inorganic clusters, with applications related to size scalability and processing, this meeting will emphasise the importance of considering both ordered and disordered assemblies, and the translation of fundamental science to applications. The scope of the Discussion will include chemically distinct classes of nanoparticle assemblies - polymer nanocomposites, patchy colloids, ligand-passivated inorganic nanocrystals - and link them with soft matter systems, with a view to understanding some of the basic principles of nanoparticle assembly and how they affect practical applications. The topic is particularly appropriate for the Faraday Discussions format with the possibility of documenting an interesting cross-fertilization of ideas.
FormatThe Faraday Division have been organising high impact Faraday Discussions in rapidly developing areas of chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines for over 100 years.
Faraday Discussions have a special format where research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Everyone contributes to the discussion - including presenting their own relevant research. The research papers and a record of the discussion are published in the journal Faraday Discussions.
Pre-printsThe Pre-prints are now available to download by all registered delegates. These are password protected and registered delegates will have been emailed the password. You can download them individually from the 'Programme & Pre-prints section or by session or as a whole from the 'Introduction' section.
Faraday Discussion Poster PrizeThe Faraday Discussion Poster Prize was won by the following 3 students: