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Date: Monday, August 01


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APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics Session: Frontiers in Nanoscience
  Location: Hixson-Lied Auditorium - Harper Center
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 3:30PM - 5:00PM
  Presider: Dick Peterson,
  Co-Presiders(s): None
  Equipment: N/A
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A Perspective on the Future of Nanotechnology
  Location: Hixson-Lied Auditorium - Harper Center
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 3:30PM - 4:15PM
  Author: Barbara Jones, IBM’s Almaden Research Center
  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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Etch-a-Sketch Nanoelectronics
  Location: Hixson-Lied Auditorium - Harper Center
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 4:15PM - 5:00PM
  Author: Jeremy Levy,
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The popular children's toy Etch-a-Sketch has motivated the invention of a new method for creating electronic circuits that are so small, they approach the spacing between atoms. The interface between two normally insulating materials, strontium titanate and lanthanum aluminate, can be switched between the insulating and conducting state with the use of the sharp metallic probe of an atomic-force microscope. By "sketching" this probe in various patterns, one can create electronic structures with remarkably diverse properties. This new nanoelectronics platform may lead to new ultra high- density information storage and processing and sensing applications, create new types of particles (called Majorana fermions), and meet the challenge of quantum computation.
  Footnotes: None
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