Physics Colloquium Wednesday, February 12, MG 1096, 16:30January 28, 2014
The End of Miniaturization: Electronic Nanostructures
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa
Modern semiconductor technology allows one to confine and manipulate electrons in structures that are only tens of nanometers in size. From lasers to quantum computers, understanding the theoretical details of electron confinement in nanostructures helps optimize existing devices and reveals new physical phenomena that may be exploited in future devices. I will discuss how realistic calculations of electronic nanostructures are done, and how the results point the way towards new electronic devices operating with single electrons.