The computing and communications needs of society continue to grow in expectation and complexity. Current technology approaches are limited and new methods are constantly sought by LCN staff to circumvent limitations; applying nanotechnology-driven paradigms such as quantum computing and spintronics.
Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture 2010
When a molecule met electrons
Presented by Dr Yousoo Kim, Surface Chemistry Laboratory, RIKEN, Wako, Japan
University College London in the A V Hill Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Building
Location: Ramsay Lecture Theatre, Christopher Ingold Building, UCL.
Professor Manish Chhowalla (Imperial College) discusses ‘Large area electronics with solution processable chemically derived grapheme’.
You are invited to attend a Symposium to celebrate the 65th birthday of
Professor Keith McEwen
"New Pictures of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems from Large Facilities"
4 June 2010
Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, University College London
10:30 Coffee and Registration
10:55-11:00 Gabriel Aeppli - Introduction and welcome
11:00-11: 30 Qimiao Si - Quantum Criticality: Many-Body Systems on the Brink
UCL Systems Biology and the Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold a joint meeting to give an overview of biological physics activities across UCL and stimulate interactions between physicists and life scientists.
Speakers: David Bogle, Tom Duke, Bart Hoogenboom, Alexandra Olaya-Castro, Gabriel Waksman
Location: LMCB seminar room
Please send details of seminars to be included to Sophie Cross
The London Centre for Nanotechnology is pleased to announce the creation of over 20 new Ph. D. positions for the current academic year. The positions cover all aspects of research at the LCN and are available immediately. We welcome applications from students in any scientific discipline who are able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement and a strong motivation to do scientific research.
A full list of the new Ph.D. positions is available here, with the contact email of the supervisors.
Researchers in London have found that nanometer size diamonds can be attached to a wide range of substrates and that they can promote the growth of neurons without the need for the complex layers of proteins normally required.
How can one increase the maximum current which can flow in a superconductor without any resistance? Counter-intuitively the answer in some circumstances is to increase the dissipation (i.e. the energy losses) in the superconductor, as Paul Warburton and his colleagues from LCN and the University of Oxford show.
Due to their smallness, nanomechanical resonators can sense masses down to a few atoms in vacuum. They typically transduce added mass into a change in resonance frequency of an oscillating cantilever. Such a description of the sensor response, however, is deceptively simple. In reality, the sensor response is determined not only by the mass, but also by the rigidity of adsorbed material.