• Speaker: Prof. Dr. PAUL S. WEISS
  • Institution: Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and of Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA
  • Date: 6.6. 2017
  • Place: CEITEC Brno University of Technology


The physical, electronic, mechanical, and chemical connections
that materials make to one another and to the outside world
are critical. Just as the properties and applications of
conventional semiconductor devices depend on these
contacts, so do nanomaterials, many nanoscale measurements,
and devices of the future. We discuss the important roles that
these contacts can play in preserving key transport and other
properties. Initial nanoscale connections and measurements
guide the path to future opportunities and challenges ahead.
Band alignment and minimally disruptive connections are both
targets and can be characterized in both experiment and
theory. I discuss our initial forays into this area in a number of
materials systems

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