Looking Beyond: Perspectives on Nanophysics
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 3:00pm, Professor Jian Huang, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, presented:
As nanotechnology marks the opening of the 21st century, many cutting-edge interdisciplinary techniques have been developed to realize tiny systems and to perform measurements. However, going nano is beyond merely going small because nanoscale systems demonstrate striking phenomena, known as quantum phenomena, that are absent on large classical scales. In this talk, I will first review the basic quantum mechanical properties of nanoscale systems that interest scientists. I will present an overview of experimental techniques, such as nanofabrication and sensing, to realize and to control these states. I will also discuss the challenges specifically associated with the quantum charge properties and potential solutions including a new class of quantum states that can be utilized for charge and spin manipulations.
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