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Saturday Physics for Everyone: How Small Can We Go? The physics behind nanoscale electronics

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
141 Loomis Laboratory
Date
Nov 4, 2017   10:15 am  
Speaker
Professor Nadya Mason, Department of Physics, University of Illinois
Cost
Free
Contact
Toni Pitts, Coordinator of Recruiting and Special Programs, Physics Department
E-Mail
sat_physics@physics.illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-2948
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Physics - Saturday Physics for Everyone

We are in the midst of a great revolution in miniaturized electronics, with nanoscale electronic elements enabling technologies such as tiny cell phones and hand-held computers. But is there a limit to how small electronics can be? In this talk, I will approach this question by discussing the past and future of a key nano-electronic element, the transistor. As transistors approach the atom-scale, their operation is limited by quantum mechanical effects. Thus, radically new technologies will be needed to overcome this fundamental physical limit. I will discuss the science and research behind some new approaches, including using novel nanomaterials and quantum computation.

Digital image from http://www.nanowerk.com/

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