Who: Jan Schroers, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Yale University, USA
Place: nanoGUNE seminar room, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, Donostia - San Sebastian
Date: Friday, 24 July 2015, 09:30
The random structure in amorphous
metals (AM) is homogeneous down to the atomic length scale and results in near
theoretical strength and hardness, combined with other attractive structural properties.
Even more unique is the softening behavior of AM; they can be considered high
strength metals that can be processed like plastics. Despite significant effort
it was not until recently where capillary forces were identified to be the
controlling mechanism, that AMs can be imprinted into nanosize features. This
talk elaborates on the fabrication of nano and atomic size features with AMs
and introduces methods how AMs can be used for both the imprint and printable
material. In terms of application fields, electrocatalytical applications,
programmable foreign body response, super hydrophobic surfaces, and
nanoimprinting will be discussed.
UPDATE: Seminar will take place at 9:30am