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Colloquia

ics Colloquium
Friday, April 1, 2016
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Neil Zimmerman [Host: Jongsoo Yoon]
NIST
"Do Electrons in a Metal Have the Same Charge as Free Electrons in Vacuum?"
 
 Slideshow (PDF)
ABSTRACT:

At NIST, we have the enjoyable jobs of combining i) state-of-the-art research with ii) the fascinating search for higher and higher accuracy measurements.  In this talk, I will i) introduce the SI system of units and explain why devices that can move around single electrons one-by-one are of great interest, ii) give an introduction to the nanoelectronic devices known as single electron transistors and pumps, iii) describe a high-accuracy measurements of the charge of electrons in a metal, and iv) discuss the possibility that this charge is not the same as the charge of a free electron in vacuum.

SLIDESHOW:

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