Community input for the BESAC report Quanta to the Continuum: Opportunities for Mesoscale Science is now closed. We appreciate the response of the community through four Town Halls in Boston (February 2012), San Diego (March 2012), San Francisco (April 2012), and Chicago (May 2012), the ACS webinar (April 2012), and through the more than one hundred contributions to this web site. We are now organizing the community responses into a draft report for BESAC’s approval and for release to the community in Fall 2012.
The BESAC Subcommittee on Mesoscale Materials and Chemistry seeks your input for its report on mesoscale materials and chemistry, where classical, microscale and nanoscale science meet. Research opportunities that advance the frontier of mesoscale science are requested in two areas: (i) new mesoscale phenomena and functionality and (ii) facilities, instruments and tools needed to synthesize, characterize and describe mesoscale materials, phenomena and functionalities.
The Mesoscale Materials and Chemistry report draws its motivation from three themes developed in earlier BESAC and BES reports:
These reports can be found on the BES website, http://science.energy.gov/bes/news-and-resources/reports/basic-research-needs/.
To stimulate your intellectual juices, below are some science, computation, characterization and synthesis directions that relate to the mesoscale frontier
Some meso features
Some meso facilities, instruments and tools
The basic unit of input for the BESAC Mesoscale Materials and Chemistry study is the Priority Research Direction, expressed as a Quad Chart, (see the template and example Self Assembly of Inorganic Nanoparticles below). The template and example may be downloaded here. In addition to the Priority Research Direction Quad Chart, you may add additional comments (restricted to 1000 characters) (download input form here). Bullet format as opposed to sentences or paragraphs is quite acceptable. The information you supply will be communicated to the BESAC Subcommittee on Mesoscale Materials and Chemistry.
Priority Research Direction Quad Chart Template:
Priority Research Direction Quad Chart Example:
We look forward to receiving your thoughtful and creative ideas.
Last update: July 9, 2012