Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 6:00 p.m. - Science Night Live with Dr. Christoph Boehme! "The Spin Behind Modern Electronics" at Keys on Main (242 South Main Street) in downtown Salt Lake!
SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE
"Science Night Live public lectures offer a casual social and educational event in downtown Salt Lake. All events are held at Keys on Main (242 South Main Street), beginning with a social at 5:30 and a lecture at 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public! Must be 21 years of age or older. Right across the street from the Gallivan TRAX station."
with Dr. Christoph Boehme,
Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah
The Spin Behind Modern Electronics
Image Credit: University of Utah
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 6:00pm (Social begins at 5:30pm)
For more than half a century, the development of new and better semiconductor materials has driven the continuous innovation in electronic devices like computers and cell phones. “Better semiconductors” are materials with fewer impurities (“nanodirt”), missing atoms, or defects (“nanocracks”) which slow down or even destroy electric current, limiting performance.
The way defects affect materials frequently involves a property of electrons that physicists call “spin”. Spin makes electrons act like tiny magnets with a north and a south pole. This talk is about using spin and magnetism to find out which culprits make an electronic material worse, how exactly they do this, and how to fix this.
Science Night Live is free and open to the public 21 or over. Please arrive early, as seating and parking will be limited. Click here to learn more about the Science Night Live lecture series.