Amorphous Metals on the Nano Scale: How and Why?

CIC nanoGUNE Seminars

Jan Schroers, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Yale University, USA
nanoGUNE seminar room, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, Donostia - San Sebastian
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Amorphous Metals on the Nano Scale: How and Why? 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 ** ** ** **Host** :Luis Hueso