James Nicholls – The secret life of electrons in lower dimensions

Event Date: 5 February 2019

Windsor Auditorium
Royal Holloway
University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX

The Department of Physics at Royal Holloway University of London presents:

Dr James Nicholls (RHUL) – The secret life of electrons in lower dimensions

When J Thomson discovered the electron in 1897, little could he imagine how it would transform our entire civilisation! Today, 120 years after this discovery, the electron is one of the most studied particles – and yet, its behaviour in lower dimensions is still puzzling. What happens when you trap electrons in a 2D plane? Find out what happens to the current as a 1D wire is made thinner and thinner. And how are these connected with new technological breakthroughs?

Join Dr James Nicholls in a journey where new structures are created to measure electron in lower dimensions at low temperatures. Is this going to be a second electronics revolution?

Introduction by Anna Christodoulou (SEPnet/Ogden Trust Outreach Officer) and Professor Stewart Boogert (RHUL):

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