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The IUPAC Conference on New Directions in Chemistry,
Workshop on Nanostructured Advanced Materials (IUPAC-WAM II)
Jakkur, Bangalore, India, from February 1316, 2002
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The IUPAC Conference on New Directions in Chemistry, Workshop on
Nanostructured Advanced Materials (IUPAC-WAM II), which was held
in Jakkur, Bangalore, India, from February 1316, 2002, constituted
a remarkable scientific accomplishment. The conferences high-quality
lectureson recent developments in the broad, interdisciplinary
research field of nanostructured materialsmerged the latest
scientific results and potential technological applications.
WAM II fulfilled one of the core objectives of IUPAC: to identify
significant, emerging research fields involving cutting-edge technologies.
The conference focused on quantum structures (i.e., nanoparticles
and nanocrystals of metals and of semiconductors, nanostructures,
nanowires, and nanobiological systems), assemblies of nanostructures
(e.g., nanoparticles and nanowires), and the use of biological systems
(e.g., DNA) as templates for metallic or semiconducting nanostructures.
The conceptual framework for dynamics, response, and transport in
nanostructures was provided by the theoretical and computational
studies that were presented.
of the IUPAC-WAM II Conference. First Row (from left): Uzi
Landman, M. A. El-Sayed. J. Jortner, C. N. R. Rao, M. P. Pileni,
S. T. Lee, I. Willner. Second Row (from left): P. Gai, A.
K. Raychaudhuri, S. Komerneni, A. K. Sood, M. Sanya, G. U.
IUPAC past president and professor at
Tel Aviv University.
> Published in Chem.
Int. 24(3), 2002
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