Why is Nanotechnology Multidisciplinary? A perspective of one EE
19 Oct 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
The field of nano science and nano-technology covers broad areas of expertise. Classical fields of Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering all are involved in the "new" field. Nano research and development is therefore multidisciplinary. This presentation...
Moore's Law Forever?
13 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
This talk covers the big technological changes in the 20th and 21st century that were correctly predicted by Gordon Moore in 1965. Moore's Law states that the number of transistors on a silicon chip doubles every technology generation. In 1960s terms that meant every 12 months and currently this...
ECET 499N: Nanoelectronics
30 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
How does the resistance of a conductor change as we shrink its length all the way down to a few atoms? This is a question that has only become answerable during the last twenty years of work by experimentalists, leading to enormous progress in transistor development. This introductory lecture...
Introduction to Nanometer Scale Science & Technology
18 Jan 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
This seminar will provide an introductory overview for non-experts of the emerging field of nanometer scale science and technology. The following topics will be emphasized: (1) historical background and motivation for the study of nanometer scale phenomena; (2) strategies for controlling the...
Nanomaterials: Quantum Dots, Nanowires and Nanotubes
15 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands
What is a quantum dot? What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are these interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions while introducing some fundamental concepts such as wave-particle duality,...
28 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Semiconductor device technology has transformed our world with supercomputers, personal computers, cell phones, ipods, and much more that we now take for granted. Moore's Law, posited by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in 1965, states that the number of transistors (the basic building blocks of...
07 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
In non-specialist language, this talk introduces CMOS technology used for modern electronics. Beginning with an explanation of "CMOS," the speaker relates basic system considerations of transistor design and identifies future challenges for CMOS electronics. Anyone with an elementary...
21 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Quantum Dots are man-made artificial atoms that confine electrons to a small space. As such, they have atomic-like behavior and enable the study of quantum mechanical effects on a length scale that is around 100 times larger than the pure atomic scale. Quantum dots offer application...
Renewable Energy from Synthetic Biology
25 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jay D. Keasling
Jay Keasling, Co-Leader of The Helios Project, is the Director of the Physical Biosciences Division at Berkeley Lab, and a groundbreaking researcher in the new scientific field of synthetic biology. He is a UC Berkeley professor of Chemical and Bioengineering, and founder of Amyris...
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research - what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties,...
The Energy Problem: What the Helios Project Can Do About It
13 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steven Chu
Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu talks about the Helios Project for the 2007 'Science at the Theater' series at Berkeley Repertory Theater in Berkeley, California. He proposes an aggressive research program to transform the existing and future energy systems of the world away from technologies that...
Nanoscience at Work: Creating Energy from Sunlight
13 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): A. Paul Alivisatos
Professor Paul Alivisatos introduces the Helios Project for the 2007 'Science at the Theater' series at Berkeley Repertory Theater in Berkeley, California. He discusses how Helios Project researchers use nanotechnology in the efficient capture of sunlight, and its conversion to electricity to...
Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union
27 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
Huge problems of energy and sustainability confront the science/engineering community, mankind, and our planet. The energy problem comes in many dimensions, including supply, demand, conservation, transportation, and storage. This overview will stress the nature of these problems, and offer a...
Scientific Ethics and the Signs of Voodoo Science
24 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andrew S. Hirsch
Until recently, the issue of research ethics had not been a subject of explicit discussion within the Physics community. Over the past ten years, however, documented cases of scientific fraud have brought this issue to center stage. Looking at case studies, this talk explores examples ranging...
04 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
The transistor is the basic element of electronic systems. The integrated circuits inside today's personal computers, cell phones, PDA's, etc., contain hundreds of millions of transistors on a chip of silicon about 2 cm on a side. Each technology generation, engineers shrink the size of...
Nano*High: Superconductivity, Trains and SQUIDs
02 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Clarke
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Superconductivity is a unique phenomenon where the electric resistance of a material drops to zero. Until only a few decades ago, superconductivity was only observed at extremely low temperatures. Today however, a new class of exotic...
Some Physics for Proteins
03 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen M. Durbin
Nano*High: From Atoms to Electricity: An Introduction to Nuclear Power, Its Promise and Challenge
02 Feb 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Brian D. Wirth
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano*High. Professor Brian Wirth from the UC Berkeley Dept. of Nuclear Engineering presents the basics of nuclear science, and discusses the technological challenges involved in generating nuclear power and dealing safely with the by-products.
25 Jul 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
his talk is an undergraduate level introduction to the field. After a brief discussion of applications, the physics of the Peltier effect is described, and the Figure of Merit (FOM), ZT, which controls the efficiency of a thermoelectric refrigerator or electric power generator, is discussed. The...
The Secret Life of Electrons in High Temperature Superconductors
13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Erica W. Carlson
Purdue University Department of Physics REU,National Science...
New Directions in MEMS for Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors
09 Aug 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dimitrios Peroulis
Non-Conjugated Radical Polymers as an Emerging Class of Transparent Conductors for Flexible Polymer Thermoelectric Applications
16 Jul 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bryan W. Boudouris
Thermoelectric devices are capable of converting low-value waste heat energy into higher value electricity in a silent, direct manner and without the need for moving parts. As such, they present themselves as promising, environmentally-friendly energy conversion modules. Polymer-based...