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Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. Nanoelectronics 101

    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...

  7. CMOS Nanotechnology

    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...

  8. Quantum Dots

    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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. Transistors

    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...

  16. 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...

  17. Some Physics for Proteins

    03 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen M. Durbin

  18. 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.

  19. Thermoelectric Nanotechnology

    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...

  20. 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...

  21. New Directions in MEMS for Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors

    09 Aug 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dimitrios Peroulis

    Network for Computational Nanotechnology SURF

  22. 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...

  23. Quantum Dots: Artificial Atoms & Molecules in the Solid-State

    29 Jul 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rajib Rahman

    In this lecture, I will describe how quantum dots are similar to atoms in the periodic table, with the exception that these artificial atoms can be engineered to suit the needs of various applications. Starting from the quantum mechanics of the Hydrogen atom, I will describe two simple models...

  24. Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Devices

    18 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pedro Irazoqui

    Pedro Irazoqui
    Dr. Irazoqui received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, Durham in 1997 and 1999 respectively, and the Ph.D. in Neuroengineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2003 for work on the...

  25. Overview of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)

    10 Sep 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger

    An introductory talk about scanning probe microscopes (SPMs) at the undergraduate level to explain what an SPM does and how it functions.

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