Argonne National Laboratory

Center for Nanoscale Materials

Applications of Raman Microscopy to Nanoscience

October 22-23, 2010

Argonne National Laboratory

Co-Organizers:  David Gosztola (CNM) and Victor Maroni (CSE)

The Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) hosted a workshop and training course covering the applications of Raman microscopy and spectroscopy to nanoscience and nanotechnology.  Representatives from each of the five U.S. Dept. of Energy Nanoscale Science Research Centers presented examples of cutting-edge research that has taken place using their particular instrumentation, the capabilities of which varies at each Center. One day of invited scientific presentations covered 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.

Key Dates:

September 24 -- Registration deadline for non-U.S. citizens

October 8 -- Registration deadline for U.S. citizens

October 15 -- Poster title submission deadline

Keynote Speakers: 

Louis Brus, Columbia University, "Enhanced Raman Scattering on Graphene"

Richard Van Duyne, Northwestern University, "Pushing the Limits -- Single Molecule and Single Nanoparticle Spectroscopy"



The Argonne National Laboratory Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, is providing support for graduate student conference attendees who require lodging assistance.

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