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Symposia

Breakout symposia will be held on Friday, August 18, in morning and afternoon sessions. Contributed talks will be accepted for most symposia. The number of contributed talks to be accepted for each session follows the descriptions below. Submit a symposium abstract here for both contributed and invited talks. The abstract submission deadline to be considered for a contributed symposium talk is June 25, 2017.

Far from Equilibrium: On the Synthesis and Design of Low-Dimensional Materials

Location: Building 50 Auditorium
Organizers: Nate Hohman, Steve Whitelam, Yi Liu, Adam Schwartzberg

New quantum materials are emerging that feature unprecedented capabilities. Of particular note are the low-dimensional materials, like graphene, widely cited as a wonder material for the future. Such "quantum" materials present new properties because of carrier confinement in their ultrathin and ultraflat structures. Notably, more complex material systems are emerging that are more device-ready than graphene, such as the transition metal dichalcogenides. The idea of designing such material systems is straightforward: it is possible to imagine a novel material and work out its synthesis and properties, but synthetically accessible compounds that aren’t ordered by analogy to to known material systems might be missed. We aim to understand nonequilibium process of materials synthesis in a joint session linking theory and synthesis focusing on the complex processes leading to a multicomponent materials, like a binary crystal, hybrid materials, and compounds with compositional degrees of freedom. New approaches to unifying the ideas of materials by design with synthesis by design will be explored in the context of the very thin, fast, and fascinating low-dimensional material systems.

9:00 am

Zdenek Priesler, Berkeley Lab

Simulating Synthesis on the Computer: Regular Structures from Irregular DNA Nanoparticles  [abstract]
9:25 am

Sylvie Rangan, Rutgers University

Zinc(II) Tetraphenylporphyrins on Surfaces: Self-assembly and Surface Mediated Chemistry [abstract]
10:00 am

Hong Li, Georgia Institute of Technology

COF Design: A Theoretical Insight on Structure-Property Relationship [abstract]
10:30 am Break
11:00 am

Yehonadav Bekenstein, UC Berkeley

Not So Far from Equilibrium: Surprising Transformations of Colloidal Nano-perovskites [abstract]
11:25 am

Xining Zhang, UC Berkeley

Self-assembly Assisted Large-scale Fabrication of Transition Metal Dichalcogenide [abstract]
11:50 am

Kaiyuan Yao, Berkeley Lab

“Bulk” 2D Hybrid Metal-Chalcogenide-Organic Material Hosts Tightly Bound Excitons [abstract]
12:15 pm

Manashi Nath, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Investigating Transition Metal Chalcogenide Surfaces for Efficient Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysis: The Effect of Covalency [abstract]
12:45 pmLunch

Biohybrid Materials for Energy Transduction

Location: Building 70a, Room 3377
Organizers: Francesca Toma, Jeff Urban, Adam Schwartzberg, Caroline Ajo-Franklin

Sustainable generation of commodity chemicals through interfacing living and non-living structures has the potential to combine the strengths of biological and inorganic systems. Specifically, inspired by natural photosynthesis, harnessing electron transfer from semiconductor light absorber to specialized bacteria may offer a unique way to achieve high efficiency and selectivity in otherwise complex energy relevant processes, such as conversion of CO2 and N2 to reduced products. This workshop aims at presenting the state-of-the-art of current biohybrid architectures in the field of energy storage and solar-to-chemicals conversion, and discussing feasibility of these approaches in next generation energy materials.

9:00 am

Dahyun Oh, San Jose State University

Bioinspired Materials Development for High Energy Density Storage Applications [abstract]
9:45 am

Chong Liu, UCLA

Inorganic−Biological Hybrid Systems for CO2 and N2 Fixation [abstract]
10:30 am

Break

11:00 am

Gordana Dukovic, University of Colorado Boulder

Elucidating How Photoexcited Semiconductor Nanocrystals Drive Redox Enzyme Catalysis [abstract]
11:45 am

Heinz Frei, Berkeley Lab

Ultrathin Separation Membrane for Wiring Up Bacterial Electron Source with Abiotic Material on the Nanoscale [abstract]
12:15 pm

Nikolay Kornienko, UC Berkeley / University of Cambridge

Spectroscopic Elucidation of Energy Transfer in Hybrid Inorganic–biological Organisms for Solar-to-Chemical Production [abstract]
12:45 pm

Lunch

Capturing Dynamic Behavior by Low Dose-Rate Electron Microscopy

Location: Building 59 - Shyh Wang Hall, Room 4102
Organizers: Petra Specht, Christian Kisielowski

Assemblies of nano-particles and even bulk materials that contain a rich variety of defects, interfaces and surfaces commonly exhibit unique material properties because their atom configurations are not strictly bulk-like. Instead, bond configurations and their strength vary locally which greatly alters threshold values for atom displacements. Catalytic reactions, vacancy driven diffusion processes in device structures or conformational molecule changes may serve as examples. This workshop summarizes the current state of the art "gentle" TEM imaging including addressing the existing dose gap between required electron dose to image single atoms and the maximum dose that can be tolerated before structural object alterations occur; and current approaches to track functional behavior at atomic resolution. It will highlight the utilization of dose rates and time resolution to bridge the dose gap and perform time dependent investigations that allow observing pristine object structures as well as beam-induced excitations that provide physically relevant information. Guidelines to perform optimized experiments will be obtained by providing a platform to discussing advantages and limitations of the current techniques.

9:00 am

Christian Kisielowski, Berkeley Lab

Welcome Address
9:10 am

Petra Specht, UC Berkeley,

TEM Imaging Low Dose Mode: Issues and Strategies [abstract]
9:30 am

Joerg Jinschek, Ohio State University

Aberration-Corrected ETEM: Maintaining Atomic-Scale Microscope Resolution While Minimizing Electron Beam / Sample Interactions [abstract]
10:00 am

Alex Zettl, UC Berkeley

Using High Resolution TEM to Explore Static and Dynamic Atomic Configurations in Layered Materials [abstract]
10:30 am Break
11:00 am

David Yancey, The Dow Chemical Company

Low-Dose Electron Microscopy to Probe Ziegler-Natta Catalyst Structures [abstract]
11:30 am

Alex Bell, UC Berkeley

Low-Dose-Rate In Situ TEM Studies of Graphene Formation on Pt Nanoparticles [abstract]
12:00 pm

David Flannigan, University of Minnesota

Prospects for Dose Control with Laser-Driven TEM [abstract]
12:30 pm Panel Discussion / Q&A
12:45 pmLunch

Big Data in Microscopy or Extracting Useful Information from Large Microscopy Datasets

Location: Building 59 - Shyh Wang Hall, Room 3101
Organizers: Colin Ophus, Alex Weber-Bargioni

New developments in microscopy and spectroscopy techniques lead to enormous datasets, far larger than an individual can practically analyze. These developments include hyperspectral imaging, correlative microscopies, and in-situ experiments operating from video rate to ultrafast speeds. The primary challenge is converting this vast volume of data into information, allowing users to interpret their experiments and gain insights that were previously unobtainable. In this symposium, speakers will describe their approaches to analyzing large datasets and how these experiments have transformed their research. We will also discuss existing and future challenges as big data methods become commonplace, especially the needs of the Foundry user community.

9:00 am

Dula Parkinson, Berkeley Lab

Data Management, Analysis, and Machine Learning at the Advanced Light Source [abstract]
9:30 am

Yuanyuan Zhu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Towards Green and Safe Nuclear Energy via Statistical Microscopy [abstract]
9:45 am

James Steffes, University of Connecticut

Techniques for High Density, Multi-Parametric Scanning Probe Datasets in Multiferroic Thin Films [abstract]
10:00 am

Fehmi Yasin, University of Oregon

Development of STEM Holography with a Grating Beamsplitter in a Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope [abstract]
10:15 am

Joshua Agar, UC Berkeley

Machine Detection of Enhanced Electromechanical Energy Conversion in PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 Thin Films [abstract]
10:30 am

Break

11:00 am

Thomas Pekin, UC Berkeley

In situ Strain Mapping of Planar Slip in 304 Stainless Steel [abstract]
11:15 am

Yifei Meng, Berkeley Lab

Mapping of Structural Properties From a Large PACBED Dataset [abstract]
11:30 am

Daniel Durham, UC Berkeley/Berkeley Lab

ScopeFoundry: a Software Platform for Hyperspectral Imaging and Analysis [abstract]
11:45 am

Thomas Juffmann, Stanford University

Multi-Pass Microscopy – Approaching Heisenberg Limited Sensitivity in Optical and Electron Microscopy [abstract]
12:00 pm

Roberto dos Reis, Berkeley Lab

Precise Determination of Octahedral Rotation Angle in Halide Perovskites at Sub-Ångstrom Scale [abstract]
12:15 pm

Jihan Zhou, UCLA

3D Imaging of Nanoalloy Catalysts at Atomic Resolution [abstract]
12:30 pm

Catherine Groschner, UC Berkeley

TEM Tomography Data Processing Methods [abstract]
12:45 pm

Lunch

Architectures for Control and Manipulation of Quantum Matter

Location: Building 59 - Shyh Wang Hall, Room 4102
Organizers: Stefano Cabrini, Alexandra Courtis

The design and study of advanced nanosystems presents extraordinary opportunities for engineering architectures to achieve precision control of information storage, amplification, and transport. Importantly, these systems hold promise to advance the fundamental study of disorder and topology in the solid state alongside our understanding of quantum coherence.

To realize this potential, programming and testing targeted interactions within individual nanostructures and their higher-order assemblies under relevant perturbations will be necessary. Integrative efforts will be required to engineer multi-component systems which bridge best-in-class capabilities of both top-down fabrication and colloidal synthesis. Precise, correlative measurements at high spatial and temporal resolution will need to be leveraged to probe defects and for testing protocols which have been advanced by theory. To explore these themes, this symposium will focus on quantum architectures and realizable experiments with nanoscale components.

2:15 pm

James Analytis, UC Berkeley

Weyl wiggles: microstructuring quantum materials to reveal novel transport properties
2:45 pm

Shane Cybart, UC Riverside

Focused Helium Ion Beam Fabrication of Superconducting Nanoelectronics
3:15 pm

Andrew Bestwick, Rigetti Computing

Superconducting Qubit 3D Quantum Integrated Circuit
3:45 pm Break
4:15 pm

Irfan Siddiqi, UC Berkeley

Determination of Molecular Spectra Using a Quantum Processor
4:45 pm

Thomas Schenkel, Berkeley Lab

Formation of nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond without thermal annealing
5:15 pm

Boxiang Song, University of Southern California

Investigation of Quantum Tunneling Effects in Gap Plasmons Using Collapsible Nano-Fingers
5:45 pm Meeting Adjourned

Soft Material Synthesis, Imaging, and Analytical Techniques

Location: Building 70a, Room 3377
Organizers: Behzad Rad, Gary Ren

Soft materials are characterized by their multiple, weak interactions, which allow for higher order assemblies and properties that can be tailored to specific functions such as binding or catalysis. However, designing, synthesizing, and characterizing these materials has been difficult. This symposium will highlight the work at the Molecular Foundry in the design and building of soft materials as well as the development of analytical and imaging techniques for these materials.

2:15 pm

Dongsheng Li, Berkeley Lab

3D Structural Dynamics of DNA Origami Mechanism Using Individual-Particle Electron Tomography [abstract]
2:45 pm

Francesca Manea, Berkeley Lab

Bio-Optical Composites Fabricated from Robust, 2D Self-Assembling Protein Arrays [abstract]
3:15 pm

Corie Ralston, Berkeley Lab

X-ray Footprinting as a Tool to Investigate Protein Structure and Dynamics [abstract]
3:45 pm

Break

4:15 pm

Douglas Greer, UC Berkeley

Atomic-Resolution Real-Space Studies of Soft Materials [abstract]
4:45 pm

Shrayesh Patel, University of Chicago

Structural Characterization of Doped Semiconducting Polymers for Thermoelectrics [abstract]
5:15 pm

Abraham Wolcott, San Jose State University

Surface Modification of Nanoscale Diamond for Biosensing with the Nitrogen Vacancy Center [abstract]
5:45 pm

Panel Discussion / Q&A

6:00 pm

Meeting Adjourned

Responsive and Reconfigurable Materials

Location: Building 59 - Shyh Wang Hall, Room 3101
Organizers: Brett Helms, Thomas Russell

An emerging area of interest in the Foundry’s User Community is responsive and reconfigurable materials, where physical or chemical stimuli are able to transform a material structurally or chemically and thereby alter its properties. Such transformations might include rearrangements in molecular packing, phase transitions in condensed matter (both hard and soft), or guest-directed chemical conversion. Triggered transformations in a material often give rise to useful macroscopic behaviors that are not initially observed. As a result, this class of materials makes available new opportunities for advancing clean energy technologies, including smarter materials for sensors, chemical separations, energy storage devices, etc. This symposium will explore the foundations being laid at the Foundry to develop the science of reconfigurable materials, linking dynamic structure-property relationships across relevant length and time scales in both materials and devices incorporating them.

2:15 pm

Marco Rolandi, UC Santa Cruz

[abstract]
2:45 pm

Joseph Forth, Berkeley Lab

3D Printing of Reconfigurable Structured Liquids [abstract]
3:15 pm

Shane Ardo, UC Irvine

[abstract]
3:45 pm Break
4:15 pm

AJ Boydston, University of Washington

Integration of Mechanochemical Reactivity and Additive Manufacturing [abstract]
4:45 pm

Rebecca Siegelman

No title/abstract [abstract]
5:15 pm

Yoon Hwa, Berkeley Lab

Redox-Active Supramolecular Polymer Binders for Advanced Lithium/Sulfur Cells [abstract]
5:45 pm Meeting Adjourned

Ultrafast Characterization and In-Situ Microscopy

Location: Building 50 Auditorium
Organizers: Andy Minor, Daniele Filippetto

This symposium will cover emerging techniques and methods to probe dynamic phenomena in heterogeneous nanomaterials. The topics will span mature techniques such as in situ electron microscopy and emerging techniques such as ultrafast characterization with photons and electrons using small probes. The aim is to discuss the wide variety of methods that can be used to probe dynamic phenomena, including both "pump-probe" techniques and "single-shot" techniques. In addition, we anticipate discussing new types of nanoscale imaging techniques that can be used, such as scanning nanodiffraction or ptychography.

2:15 pm

John Spence, Arizona State University

Electrons or X-rays for Molecular Imaging? [abstract]
3:00 pm

Pietro Musumeci, UCLA

Time-resolved Imaging with MeV Electrons [abstract]
3:30 pm

Shin Ting Wang, Imperial College London

In Situ Study of the Controlled Growth of Electron Beam-Induced Branch-Shaped Au Particles [abstract]
3:45 pm   Break
4:15 pm

Renkai Li, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

MeV Ultrafast Electron Scattering at SLAC: Status and Opportunities [abstract]
4:45 pm

Omar Khatib, University of Colorado Boulder

Ultrafast Pump-Probe Nano-Imaging of Correlated Matter [abstract]
cancelled

Xin Wang, UC Irvine

In-situ TEM Investigation on <c+a> Slip in Mg [abstract]
5:15 pm

Eva Olsson, Chalmers University of Technology

In Situ Electron Microscopy at Chalmers [abstract]
(time change not reflected in printed agenda)
5:45 pm Meeting Adjourned