Meeting Presentations



APS April Meeting 2006: FIAP-cosponsored Invited Talks

FIAP is pleased to make available invited presentations from the FIAP co-sponsored Symposia at the 2006 Dallas April Meeting:

Sessions H6 and I6: Applications of Free Electron Lasers


APS March Meeting 2005: Selected Invited Talks

FIAP is pleased to make available invited presentations from these FIAP-sponsored Symposia at the 2005 Los Angeles March Meeting:

Session D5: The Grand Challenge of Hydrogen Storage
Chairs: Sunita Satyapal, DOE and Frederick E. Pinkerton, General Motors R&D Center

Session P14: Hydrogen Storage Focus Session 1
Chair: Frederick E. Pinkerton, General Motors R&D Center

P14.1 – A Variety of Metal-N-H Systems for Hydrogen Storage
Ping Chen, National University of Singapore

Session L5: Emerging Devices and Materials for the Microelectronics Industry
Chair: Alex Demkov, University of Texas, Austin

The Symposium goal was to attract attention to many opportunities for physicists to contribute to overcoming the challenges associated with the commercialization of emerging research devices and materials for nanoelectronic and optoelectronics applications ( Though rarely looked upon in this manner, robust industrial R&D is the bedrock of any healthy discipline such as physics. The present state of the semiconductor industry presents a golden opportunity for increased engagement by physicists. By shrinking the sizes of devices, semiconductor manufacturers have been successful in decreasing for each technology node the cost per functional throughput per unit area or unit volume. However, as devices continue to shrink, variations in device to device performance increase, leakage currents increase, and error rates increase. The second law of thermodynamics means that additional heat will be transferred with the errors and that entropy will increase. The heat dissipation may become a major bottleneck to sustain the CMOS platform and to add emerging research devices on this platform. The challenges for physicists are to suggest strategies in managing heat and in designing advanced devices for high performance systems. The invited speakers in this session discussed the critical needs of the semiconductor industry for the improved understanding and manufacturing of selected emerging research devices and materials, and emphasized the importance of synergy between synthesis, characterization, modeling and simulations.

A.A. Demkov and H.S. Bennett

Session N5: Applications of THz Radiation
Chairs: Alan Todd, Advanced Energy Systems and Gwen P. Williams, Jefferson Lab

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27th International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors: Tutorials
Flagstaff, AZ
25-30 July 2004

Tutorial Organizer: Brian J. Skromme, Arizona State University
Tutorial Coordinator: Harland Tompkins, Consultant, Chandler, Arizona

Tutorial Session 1: Epitaxial Growth

Tutorial Session 2: Characterization of Semiconductors and Heterostructures

Tutorial Session 3: Semiconductor Device Physics and Quantum Computing

Invited Device Physics Talk

Physics of Advanced CMOS VLSI 
Dennis Buss, Texas Instruments, Inc.

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APS March Meeting 2004

Session U4: “Future of Research in Industrial Laboratories”

Careers in Physics

Note: The views expressed in the presentations above do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the American Physical Society, FIAP, or any other member organizations.