Start date :16/02/2016
End date :16/02/2016
Location : Auditorium J. Herbrand - IRIT, UPS, 118 route de Narbonne, 31400, Toulouse
We will show how the idea of molecular electronics continued for over 40 years and boosted in 1987 by the 1981 invention of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) had introduced a plethora of questions such as:
Author of more than 260 scientific publications (h = 55), he had presented over 360 invited talks on electron transfer through a molecule, STM and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) image calculations, tunnel transport through a molecule, single molecule logic gate, atomic scale circuits, nanolithography, atomic scale electronics interconnects and single molecule-machines.
His book: “Nanosciences, the invisible revolution” (Le Seuil, 2008 – World Scientific, 2009) is giving the history of nanosciences and its political drawbacks to a general public.
He was awarded the IBM France Prize (1991), the Feynman Prize (1997), the CNRS Silver Medal in Chemistry (2001), the Feynman Prize (2005), a Guinness book entry (2011) for the smallest ever functioning nano-gear (1.2 nm in diameter) and was awarded in 2015 a “Star of Europe” for the AtMol EU project.