Are there limits to how small electronic devices can be?
In his November 6 Watson Lecture, Stevan Nadj-Perge, assistant professor of applied physics and materials science and 2017 Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) Wheatley Scholar, will discuss how materials that are only a few atoms thick can be stacked together, not unlike Lego bricks, in limitless different configurations to explore new phenomena at atomic scales.
Nadj-Perge is a condensed matter experimentalist interested in novel platforms for quantum information processing. His group fabricates various sub-nanoscale devices and investigates their quantum mechanical properties at cryogenic temperatures. Such devices provide a playground for exploring exotic electronic states at sub-nano length scales. In his research, he is using scanning tunneling microscopy and electrical transport measurement techniques at cryogenic temperatures.
The lecture, which will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, in Beckman Auditorium, is a free event; online registration is requested. Visit www.caltech.edu/watson to register to attend.
Named for the late Caltech professor Earnest C. Watson, who founded the series in 1922, the Watson Lectures present Caltech and JPL researchers describing their work to the public. Many past Watson Lectures are available online at Caltech's YouTube site.