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Nanomaterials  Webinar -  August 5, 2016 


Join us for a webinar to learn about one of the cutting-edge applications of nanoscientific research:

Electronanopatterning Strategies by AFM

 Join us for a series of lectures featuring materials sciences expert Professor Rigoberto Advincula of Case Western Reserve University! With considerable expertise in the design, synthesis and characterization of new polymers and nanoscale materials, Prof. Advincula has designed a series of lectures in order to share the latest developments in nanomaterials research in a variety of applications and fields.

 The fabrication of a nanoscale pattern, or nanopatterning, has played a substantial role in the development of the catalyst, optical, medical, and electronics industries. Together with nanofabrication techniques, nanopatterning has resulted in the manufacture of patterned materials on a nanometer scale (dimensions below 100 nm). One of the most commonly used methods in nanopatterning are various forms of lithography, such as extreme ultraviolet lithography for next generation mass-fabrication of semiconductor devices. Other forms of lithography involve the usage of a physical scanning probe, such as a hardened atomic force microscopy (AFM) tip, to elicit effects on a sample surface to design specific patterns.

 This talk examines a particular technique called electronanopatterning which can be accomplished with AFM. By applying a bias to an AFM tip, one can induce polymerization to produce true nanoscale patterns from ultrathin films of a "precursor polymer" and monomers. Discussion on the mechanics of the technique,its potential applications outside of research, and a Q&A session with Prof. Advincuala will also take place within the hour.

Presented by Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
Macromolecular Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

About Prof. Rigoberto Advincula

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Director of the Petro Case Consortium, is recognized industry-wide as an expert regarding polymer and materials challenges of the oil-gas industry. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University and is the recipient of numerous awards including Fellow of the American Chemical Society, Herman Mark Scholar Award of the Polymer Division, and Humboldt Fellow.

Register by clicking session below:

Friday, August 5, 2016


  • PDT (UTC-7): 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • EDT (UTC -4): 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
  • BST (UTC +1): 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Webinar Details

Friday, August 5, 2016


9:00 am – 10:00 am (PDT)
San Francisco, Los Angeles

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)
Cleveland, New York

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (BST)


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Topographic AFM image of a nanopatterened image of a car on a 10-bilayer film.

System Requirements


PC-based attendees
Windows® 7, Vista, XP 2003 Server 

Mac-based attendees
Mac OS® X 10.5
or newer


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