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MICDE Seminar: Sokrates Pantelides, Vanderbilt University, on complex materials — Oct. 10
October 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am
Probing complex materials one atom at a time by a combination of theory and microscopy
Friday, October 10, 2014 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., 1670 Beyster Building
Calculations based on density functional theory using high-performance computers have made enormous strides in describing the atomic-scale properties of complex materials. In parallel, aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy has reached extraordinary levels of spatial and energy resolution, in both imaging and electron-energy-loss spectroscopy. The combination of theory and microscopy provides an unparalleled probe to unravel the atomic-scale processes that control vital properties for electronic, optoelectronic, and energy-related applications. You are invited to a journey through the wide world of complex materials structures – semiconductors, superconductors, complex oxides, graphene, ultrasmall nanoparticles – for a first-hand experience of the nanoscale. Research supported by DOE Basic Energy Sciences; primary collaborator: Steve Pennycook (formerly at ORNL).