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Nanotechnologies Invading Electronics
CSUF Talk Focuses on Advances in Both Fields

Nov. 8, 2007 :: No. 100

What: Extreme miniaturization of devices on semiconductors may change the face of the electronics we use every day. Cal State Fullerton’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics sponsors a public talk on “Beyond Electronics: Spintronics and Quantum Information Processing” by UC Santa Barbara's David D. Awscholom, professor of physics, director of the Center of Spintronics and Quantum Computation, and associate director of the California Nanosystems Institute.
When: 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13

Room 199 of the Kinesiology and Health Science Building
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton 92834


“Recent advances in nanotechnologies have carried the very competitive field of
electronics into a new era,” explained Ionel Tifrea, assistant professor of physics and coordinator of Awschalom’s address, which is part of the college’s Public Open Lecture Series. “Standard semiconductor electronics is based on the precise manipulation of electric charges. The continuous miniaturization of semiconductor devices has led toward chips with features smaller than 6 nanometers (one 13,000th the width of a human hair). Professor Awschalom will discuss the new doors opened to electronics by quantum mechanics.”

Seating: Seating is limited. For maps of the campus, go to
Media Contacts:

Ionel Tifrea, assistant professor of physics, at 657-278-2769 or
Russ L. Hudson of Public Affairs, at 657-278-4007 or

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