A seminar given by
Dr. María E. DAVILA
Professor at Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid – ICMM – CSIC (Spain)
Reducing the dimensionality: Silicon nanoribbons
Abstract: In recent years the discovery of different forms of nanostructures in many materials (nanospheres, nanotubes, nanowires, as well as their derivatives) has raised much scientific and technological excitement. As the most important electronic materials, silicon in its nanoscale forms, has stimulated major interest because of the peculiar emerging physical properties, such as light emission, field emission, and quantum confinement effects. In my seminar, I will especially focus on silicon nanoribbons, a new allotrope uniquely made of Si pentagonal buiding blocks, whose physical properties could be explored in details.
Bio: María E Dávila research focuses on “The synthesis and characterization of low-dimensional materials with special emphasis on semiconductors”. Her interests include “Determining the structural and electronic structure of those materials”. She has expertise in “The use of synchrotron radiation techniques to explore the physics and chemistry of low-dimensional materials”. She completed her PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at University Auronoma of Madrid in 1996, followed by a Post-doctoral fellowship at University of Uppsala and KTH in Sweden.
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