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June 13, 2010

Mtg: Nanophosphors: Lighting to Life Sciences

by @ 11:49 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY June 15, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology
Subject:
Speaker: Dr. Ravi P. Rao, Materials Research Laboratory, SRI International
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Nanomaterials are extensively investigated due to better optical, electrical and mechanical properties in various applications.? In nanocrystals, the quantum confinement effect plays an essential role in optical transitions.? Nanocrystals have large surface-to-volume ratios.? Luminescent properties will depend on the size and surface structure of nanocrystals.? Various nanophosphors of novel formulations and processes of synthesis with better morphology, high efficiency, improved stability and longer life are being developed at SRI International.? Efforts are being made to employ these nanophosphors in medical applications such as photodynamic therapy, DNA sequencing, high resolution digital mammography, cancer diagnosis and therapeutics, bio-imaging, -dosimetry, and รข??tagging.? Advantages of applying these nanophosphors in LED based solid state lighting, 3D displays,? in defense as NIR sensors, and invisible markers, and? in security to sense nuclear radiation from WMD (biological and nuclear events), and authentication markers along with various process in synthesis and manufacturing will be described.? Finally, pros, cons and challenges (cost, environmental impact, personal safety, health risks and storage) in manufacturing of nanophosphors will also be presented.

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