Brookhaven Lecture

"454th Brookhaven Lecture: 'Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Electronic Devices'"

Presented by Charles Black, Ph.D., Center for Functional Nanomaterials, BNL

Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 4:00 pm — Berkner Hall Auditorium

<p>Given suitable atmospheric conditions, water vapor from the air will crystallize into beautiful structures: snowflakes. Nature provides many other examples of spontaneous organization of materials into regular patterns, which is a process known as self-assembly.</p> <p>Since self-assembly works at all levels, it can be a useful tool for organizing materials on the nanometer scale. In particular, self-assembly provides a precise method for designing materials with improved electronic properties, thereby enabling advances in semiconductor electronics and solar devices.</p> <p>On Wednesday, December 16, at 4 p.m. in Berkner Hall, Charles Black of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) will explore this topic during the 454th Brookhaven Lecture, entitled "Self-Assembly of Nanostructured Electronic Devices." Refreshments will be offered before and after the lecture. To attend this open-to-the-public event, visitors to the Lab ages 16 and older must present photo ID at the Main Gate.</p> <p>During this talk, Dr. Black will discuss examples of how self-assembly is being integrated into semiconductor microelectronics, as advances in the ability to define circuit elements at higher resolution have fueled more than 40 years of performance improvements. Self-assembly also promises advances in the performance of solar devices; thus he will describe his group's recent results with nanostructured photovoltaic devices.</p> <p>Charles Black earned a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1996. He then worked as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, until 2006. Black then joined the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven Lab, where he is a scientist and Group Leader for Electronic Materials.</p> <p>To jo

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