Applications of Physics in Nanoscience and NanoelectronicsAbstract: Many current research thrusts in nanoscience and nanoengineering depend on fields including physics, chemistry, and biology. The role of physics in several current research thrusts in nanoscience and nanoengineering is emphasized in this talk. Examples include: application of semiconductor quantum dots in biological application as well as in nano-optics; the use of DNA molecules as the active elements in nanosensors; piezoelectric interactions in nanowires; and phonons in nanostructures.
Richard and Loan Hill Professor
Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics
University of Illinois at Chicago