- Tuesday, November 28, 2017
- 3:45 PM–5:00 PM
- Science Building 110
Dr. Joshua Veazey, Assistant Professor of Physics at Grand Valley State University, will be the seminar speaker.
The peculiar behaviors of electrons confined to very tiny, nanoscale structures is an active frontier in condensed matter physics today. Fabrication of the structures required to study these physics often involves long, multistep material growth and removal algorithms, presenting barriers involving time and cost. An alternative and relatively new approach that may be appropriate for many oxide materials is direct-writing (or ‘sketching’) of nanostructures using an atomic force microscope (AFM) that sits on a table top. In this talk, I will discuss research into the exotic physics accessible by this technique in the context of two material systems: oxide interfaces and thin-film multiferroics grown on silicon.