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PB01:

A Perspective on the Future of Nanotechnology
  Location: Hixson-Lied Auditorium - Harper Center
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 3:30 PM -4:15 PM
  Author: Barbara Jones, IBM’s Almaden Research Center
408-927-2494, bajones@almaden.ibm.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: I will give an overview of the state of nanotechnology, beginning with some current challenges, and including the promise it holds for the future, in particular for the IT industry. From carbon nanotubes to molecular electronics, spintronics to quantum computing, there are many promising avenues for new memory and devices, and I will show how these interesting systems all employ nanometer-scale, and even atomic-scale, critical features. I will give a specific example of my own nanoscience research, describing some surprises in the behavior of atomic-scale engineered spin chains. Finally, I will discuss some fundamental challenges that remain, and conclude with some open questions for the future of the IT industry and the important role that science can play.
  Footnotes: None
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