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Events in Physics
Title: Physics Of Nanofilms And Nanowires    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 11/23/2009
Time: 4:30 am
Location: 1 LeConte
Speaker: Mei-Yin Chou
Affiliation: Georgia Tech
Details: A central theme of nanoscience is the emergence and control of physical properties through the manipulation of material structures at the atomic scale. This talk will focus on two such examples: the oscillatory behavior of the thermal stability, work function, and superconducting transition temperature of metal thin films as a function of thickness; and the electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanowires of various configurations with modified electron/hole characteristics. The physics and potential applications of these systems will be discussed.