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'Artificial' Matter for Novel Technologies

March 14, 2014

Join graduate student Mark Kerfoot and Professor Michael Scheibner for the next installment in the Frontiers in Science and Engineering lecture series.

Atoms make molecules and materials. Today’s scientists and engineers use these basic building blocks to assemble crystal structures that, again, act like single atoms and from which they build novel customized materials.

In the first half of this lecture, Kerfoot will introduce how we explore this “artificial” matter, artificial atoms, molecules, etc., and consider potential applications that could transform the way we compute and transmit information in the future.

In the second half, Scheibner will give examples from today’s technology where “artificial” matter already is being or soon will be applied, including areas such as solar energy, “classical” computing, lighting technology and medicine.

The talk takes place at 10 a.m. March 29 at Castle Air Museum, 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. It is free and open to all.