Nanotechnology captured the mind of many scientists, recently. Yet, while bombarded with hopes and hypes, one ought to pause and reflect what nanotechnology really is and where does it leading us to. For us, Nanotechnology is about the ability to manipulate nano-scale components into artificial structures. The purpose might be the interrogation of bio-molecules, fabricating surface mode lasers, or even corrosion protection. The structures might be made of all solid states components, or incorporated with bio-species. In general, our aim is to integrate structures exhibiting long-range order with material components at the nano-scale. We will follow the subject through examples: carbon nanotubes, self-assembled array of holes and, of course, graphene. Specifically, the talk will cover areas, such as single channel elements, anisotropic thin films and distributed structures at the nano-scale.
Host: Adrian Mann