Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Time: 11:00 am
Talk Title: Breaking Ultrathin Ionic Wires at LNNano
This talk is divided in two parts. In the first part, I’ll briefly describe the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano), an open facility for research and innovation in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology located in Campinas, Brazil, in the same campus as three other National Laboratories which include Sirius, a 4th generation synchrotron facility. In the second part, I’ll discuss our recent joint theory/experiment work on the formation and rupture of monatomic ZrO2 wires.
Director of LNNano/CNPEM. Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1989), Master’s in Physics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1991) and PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1996). Full Professor at the Physics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. CNPq Researcher 1A. Guggenheim Fellow (2003) and Young Scientist Award TWAS-ROLAC, Physics (2009). Visiting researcher at U. C. Berkeley in 2003-2005 and 2009-2010, and at the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) in 2020-2021. Coordinator of the Inmetro Theoretical Nanometrology Laboratory (2006-2016). Member of the CNPq Physics and Astronomy Advisory Committee (2014-2017). Member of IUPAP Commission C8 (Semiconductor Physics) (2017-2021). Member (2017-2019) and President (2019-2021) of the Committee on Physics of Condensed Matter and Materials of the Brazilian Society of Physics. Vice President of the Brazilian Society of Physics (2021-2023). Has experience in Physics, with an emphasis on Condensed Matter Physics, acting on the following subjects: graphene and 2D materials, carbon nanotubes, semiconductors, organic devices and surfaces.