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Physics Colloquium Friday, February 24

Feb 20, 2012


Speaker: Yan Lwin
Date: February 24, 2012 (Friday)
Time: 4 PM
Room: 205 Currens Hall

Graphene -- The Amazing 2D Membrane


Graphene is a most peculiar and unique material which consists simply of one atomic layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice. As such graphene is the ultimate two-dimensional crystal since it is only one atom thick in the third dimension. The great technological possibilities of graphene are actually just one aspect of its interesting properties. Andre Geim is the 2010 Physics Nobel Prize winner for his "groundbreaking experiments on the two-dimensional material graphene". He is a professor of physics at Manchester University in UK. Dr. Lwin will be presenting the basic physics on graphene and recent developments and advancements.

About the speaker:

Dr. Lwin is a retired professor from the Physics Department at Western Illinois University. His research interests include studies of defects in metals, and superconductors, and their correlations with physical properties like electrical and thermal conductivity in bulk and thin film materials. He is also interested in the radiation defects in nano-structured materials and computer simulation of defect production by radiation damage in metals using molecular dynamics (MD) methods.

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