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Title: Leading the Charge: Exotic New Materials for Future Devices

Abstract

How will we improve computer technology to create chips that are smaller, faster, and more efficient? For leaps in performance, we need to create new types of semiconductors. In this lecture, the speaker will describe a new class of materials -- the 'topological insulators' -- that achieve robust performance by tying the paths of electrons in knots. These materials arose from a bold theoretical proposal that was recently verified by X-ray experiments at SLAC. The speaker will describe the special properties of these materials and the promise for their applications.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1014096
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on September 28, 2010
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; COMPUTERS; ELECTRONS; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; PERFORMANCE; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER; CONDUCTOR; SEMI-CONDUCTOR; BATTERY; INSULATOR; ELECTRON

Citation Formats

Chen, Yulin. Leading the Charge: Exotic New Materials for Future Devices. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Chen, Yulin. Leading the Charge: Exotic New Materials for Future Devices. United States.
Chen, Yulin. Tue . "Leading the Charge: Exotic New Materials for Future Devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014096.
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abstractNote = {How will we improve computer technology to create chips that are smaller, faster, and more efficient? For leaps in performance, we need to create new types of semiconductors. In this lecture, the speaker will describe a new class of materials -- the 'topological insulators' -- that achieve robust performance by tying the paths of electrons in knots. These materials arose from a bold theoretical proposal that was recently verified by X-ray experiments at SLAC. The speaker will describe the special properties of these materials and the promise for their applications.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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