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NPSI organizes ACS symposium

The symposium, "Evolving Nanoparticle Reactivity Throughout Nucleation, Growth and Dissolution," was held April 5 at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco.

The symposium was organized by NPSI researchers Michele Conroy, Frannie Smith, and Jennifer Soltis, and R. Lee Penn of the University of Minnesota.


Some of the symposium speakers and organizers gathered for a photo at the event.

Up to 40 people attended morning and afternoon sessions, listening to leading experts from across the U.S., as well as from Germany and Japan. Participants learned the latest information about research in areas ranging from metal sulfide nanoparticle formation to environmental impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. PNNL researchers provided updates on NPSI advances in aluminum geochemistry and other work.

The symposium was held as part of ACS's Geochemistry Division activities, but also was co-sponsored by the Colloid & Surface Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Nuclear Chemistry & Technology divisions.

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