Public Lecture: Nanometer-scale science & technology - opportunities and challenges!

The Center for Micro- and Nanostructures (ZMNS) at TU Vienna organises a public lecture with Prof. Lars Samuelson from Lund University. He will discuss the main topic "Nanometer-scale science & technology: opportunities and challenges!" on November 28, 2006.

Lars Samuelson

Lars Samuelson

Prof. Samuelson will first give a brief introduction to nanometer-scale science & technology and will then give examples of the fast progress of nanotechnology during the last years. He will pay a special attention to nanowires, which are one-dimensional artificial nano-objects for which quantum physics has a dominating influence on the properties. Prof. Samuelson will describe how we may learn from nature's way of self-assembly and actually turn nanowires into a viable device and circuit technology. He will give examples of quantum devices studied as well as new ways of realizing high-performance nanowire transistors. Finally, some novel research will be described related to self-forming artificial nanowire networks, to guiding and interaction with neural systems and to new ways of studying the nanomechanical properties of nanowires, seen as tuning forks active in the MHz-GHz frequency range.

The lecture will take place at TU Vienna, <link http: static plaene gif e_hs6_0038_00_1-1.gif _blank tutextlinks> Hörsaal 6, Karlsplatz 13, on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 , 5 - 6 pm.

Link: <link http: _blank tutextlinks> Nanometer Structure Consortium, Lund University