Condense Matter Physics Seminar: Understanding the Properties of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Nanoparticles for Materials Development, by Dr. Andre Clayborne of GMU

When:
February 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2021-02-08T15:00:00-05:00
2021-02-08T16:00:00-05:00

Title: Understanding the Properties of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Nanoparticles for Materials Development

Speaker: Dr. Andre Clayborne, GMU

Time: January 11, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Abstract: Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Nanoparticles combine a metal inorganic core with an organic exterior that can range in size and composition. These nanoparticles represent an interesting state of matter with unique properties. Though the properties can change with composition and size, a fundamental understanding must be ascertained to employ them in materials. I will discuss our work investigating the fundamental chemistry and physics of a series of inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticles. Using a combination of computational methods along with collaboration with experimentalist, insight into the structure-property relationship for aluminum, copper and gold hybrid nanoparticles has been gained. ReaxFF-MD has provided insight into the ligand interaction of gold nanoparticles in aqueous environments and molecular interactions, which is key for understanding properties in real-world environments. These studies not only lay a foundation for incorporation of hybrid nanoparticles in sensing devices, but also provide insight for their use as stand-alone materials.

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