European Science Café: Lecture

“Graphene: one-atom-thick sheets of carbon and their promise for nano-electronics”

As part of our European Science Café series, the French Consulate General in Atlanta and the Atlanta European Science Café would like to invite you to a special lecture and discussion of “Graphene: one-atom-thick sheets of carbon and their promise for nano-electronics” by Claire Berger.

Claire Berger

Claire Berger

At the atomic scale, a material’s properties can differ significantly from those at a larger scale. Amazingly, continuous one-atom thick sheets can be made with carbon atoms, reaching ultimate thinness. This ‘graphene’ sheet is nothing but one single layer of graphite that has fascinated researchers in the past decade. Considered as the strongest, most robust material, this impermeable, optically transparent, electrically and thermally conductive graphene presents some even more surprising properties when shaped into tiny ribbons. Because of its favorable combination of properties, graphene is sought after for future electronic devices beyond silicon-based technology.

Claire Berger is a Senior Researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, positioned at the School of Physics at Georgia Tech. Her scientific interest is mainly focused on nanoscience and electronic properties. She received the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France. Prior to joining the CNRS –Néel Institute in Grenoble she worked on amorphous metals at the Center for Atomic Studies (CEA).

Claire Berger is co-author of 200 research articles, and was the recipient of the CNRS medal for young researchers (Bronze Medal) in 1991, the Ancel prize from the French physical society and was named Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2013.

Where: The Wine Lounge at Java Vino
When:
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time: 6:30pm with doors opening at 6:00pm
Admission: Complimentary

The Atlanta European Science Café is sponsored and organized by:

  • The British Consulate General in Atlanta
  • Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta
  • Consulate General of France in Atlanta
  • Consulate General of Germany in Atlanta
  • Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta
  • Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta
  • Alliance Française d’Atlanta
  • Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

with the assistance of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

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