Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts

Seminar: Organic Chemistry | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Paul Weiss, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

The simultaneous chemical, physical, electronic, and mechanical connections that materials make to one another and to the outside world are critical. Just as the properties and applications of conventional semiconductor devices depend on these contacts, so do nanomaterials, many nanoscale measurements, and devices of the future. We discuss the important roles that these contacts can play in preserving key transport and other properties. Initial nanoscale connections and measurements guide the path to future opportunities in optimizing these contacts by design. Band alignment and minimally disruptive connections are both targets and can be characterized in both experiment and theory. I discuss our initial forays into this area in a number of chemical systems.

 Light refreshments will be served at 10:50 at The Coffee Lab

 seminarcoordinator-cchem@berkeley.edu, 510-643-0572