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A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale

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

About Rob Moore

Rob Moore is a staff scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and assistant director of SIMES, a joint Institute between SLAC and Stanford. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1994, after which he spent five years in the US Navy as a submarine officer aboard the USS Alaska (SSBN 732). He received a master’s degree in physics from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2002 and a PhD from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2006. Rob joined SLAC in 2006.

Past Event

A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale

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Public Lecture | A Material World: a Renaissance at the Atomic Scale
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
12:30–1:30 p.m. PDT
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