Café des sciences Atlanta - Graphene & nano-electronics - January 23, 2014

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- Where: Java Vino, 579 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Map)
- When: Thursday January 23, 2014 at 6PM
- Free Admission
- Presentation in English

The Office for Science & Technology (Atlanta’s section) invites you for a "café des sciences" with Claire Berger, director of research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Visiting Research Scientist at Georgia Tech, who will give a lecture on "Graphene and nano-electronics, the potential of a one-atom thick carbon layer" on Thursday January 23, 2014.

Atlanta’s European Science Café is a re-occuring event designed to bring closer experts and science enthousiasts. For each café, a consulate invites a European scientist to give a talk followed by a discussion with the public around some refreshments. European Science Café is sponsored by the consulates of UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and Belgium.

About the presentation: Graphene and nano-electronics, the potential of a one-atom thick carbon layer

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.

About Claire Berger:

Claire Berger is a Director of Research 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). At CNRS her work concentrated on electronic properties of quasicrystals, where her preferred experimental approach was to correlate designed microscopic structure to electronic properties in complex metallic systems. At Georgia Tech, her main interest is nano-graphitic systems, with an emphasis on production and electronic transport properties of graphene.

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.

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