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WHAT:

30th Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture: “Shrinking Ubiquity to the Nanoscale: New Uses for an Old Technology”

WHEN:

Friday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Karl Herzfeld Auditorium in Hannan Hall (Room 108)
620 Michigan Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C.
 
DETAILS: In the 30th Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture, Michael J. Naughton will speak on “Shrinking Ubiquity to the Nanoscale: New Uses for an Old Technology.”

Naughton is chairman of the Department of Physics at Boston College, where he holds also the Evelyn J. and Robert A. Ferris Endowed Chair in Physics.


Naughton will address research to expand the use of coaxial cable in myriad new applications. By reducing the diameter of standard coaxial cable 10,000 times, a resulting “nanocoax” can transmit visible light on subwavelength size scales — something no optical fiber can do. Also, nanocoax arrays can form the basis of a new architecture for high-efficiency solar cells, a high-resolution microscope, ultrasensitive chemical and biological sensors for cancer detection, and a neuroelectronic interface capable of peering inside individual neurons.

A reception will follow. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Gail Hershey at 202-319-5315 or hershey@cua.edu. Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact cua-access@cua.edu

SPONSOR: Department of Physics

 

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