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Seeing is Believing: Atoms, Molecules, Exotic Electrons

Dr. Andrew Norris
IMDEA Nanoscience
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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In this talk, I will briefly overview my development of SPM microscopes and subsequent research on force mapping, sub-molecular resolution, and atomic manipulation. I will particularly focus on measurements quantifying the energy to move an atom. I will then discuss exotic electron systems, beginning with an introduction to hot-electron stability and catastrophe in InAs nano-wires and topologically protected states in a weak topological insulator. This will be followed with preview of data taken on a putative topological insulator, BiTeCl, before ending with some recent analysis on peculiar observations of Graphene's Dirac electrons.