“A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale” is topic of SLAC public lecture

by Contributed Content on September 24, 2016

Rob Moore will be speaking on A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale at a free public lecture at SLAC’s Panofsky Auditorium on Tuesday Sept. 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

It would have been hard to predict Google, Facebook and Twitter as results of the creation of the first transistor out of a chunk of silicon. Only when looking back do we see ages of stone and iron, technological revolutions named after the materials that spawned them. For today’s challenges we must look forward and learn how to design materials with specific electrical properties, and to build these materials from the atoms up.

At the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) at SLAC and Stanford, scientists are synthesizing materials with atomic precision and following the electrons using novel X-ray probes at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. This lecture will explore their progress into the quantum world of materials and look at how the next age will be forged.

Rob Moore is a staff scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and assistant director of SIMES, a joint Institute between SLAC and Stanford. SLAC is located at 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park.

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