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Future of Nanotechnology Topic of Seminar at FSU
10/03/2000

Phillip J. Rous, Department of Physics at University of Maryland Baltimore County, will be presenting a seminar entitled "Nanoscale Physics and Nanotechnology," on Monday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. in 335 Tawes Hall on the campus of Frostburg State University.

Nanotechnology is a field of science which strives to control individual atoms and molecules to create devices that are thousands of times smaller than current technologies permit. Until very recently, the arrangement of atoms in all materials was believed to be fixed.

However, scientists now think it is possible to move these basic building blocks around into precise arrangements, in order to manufacture new and exotic materials, unknown in nature and with some innovative properties: the ultimate in precision engineering. This is, in essence, a new architecture: the creation of man-made structures with particular functions that stretch contemporary technology. As a result, scientists predict amazing applications in the areas of computing, medicine, materials and space exploration.

Dr. Rous will discuss the extraordinary future of nanotechnology and the ways in which achievements are already being realized. The seminar is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the FSU Department of Physics and Engineering at (301) 687-4137.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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