Event Date: 5 February 2019
University of London
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):