BP-ICAM Webinar: Nanoscale Engineering
|Dates:||28 April 2016|
|Times:||15:15 - 16:30|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Science and Engineering|
Dr Colm Durkan, Reader in Nanoscale Engineering and head of Nanoscience at the University of Cambridge, will deliver the second BP-ICAM webinar of the year on the topic of nanoscale engineering.
Recent advances in the nanoscale probing of materials have opened up a whole host of opportunities previously only dreamed of. Coupled together with the ability to fabricate or engineer surfaces, materials and devices, we have a highly fertile space to play with.
In this webinar, Dr Durkan will look at the developments in scanning-probe microscopy-based tools used to both fabricate and characterize nanostructures, with a particular emphasis on spatial resolution, quantitative property mapping, functional materials, ultimate limits and up-and-coming techniques that will prove useful from the BP-ICAM perspective.
Starting from the Scanning Tunneling microscope (STM), which offers useful insights into the structure of various species and how they interact with surfaces, the webinar will then move to the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), which has the potential to provide us with bond-level resolution as well as quantitative mechanical and chemical property mapping. Finally, Dr Durkan will briefly look at some of the techniques used to engineer surfaces at the nanoscale.
About Dr Colm Durkan
Dr Durkan is the founder and head of the Scanning Probe Microscopy and Nanoelectronics group at the Nanoscience centre of the University of Cambridge. He is a fellow of Girton College, Cambridge.
Dr Durkan's research is focused on functional nanoscale imaging and manipulation of functional materials at the nanoscale to better understand how to create novel devices and structures, and on sensors for a wide range of applications.
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