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Science Sundays: How Microscopy Can Help Understand Nanomaterials

Materials at the nanoscale behave in a fundamentally different way. Using microscopes as ‘nano-laboratories,’ allows us to understand their structure at the atomic scale. Amanda Petford-Long shares how this new understanding has applications for how we store, read and write information in computers.

Amanda Petford-Long, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory; Northwestern University Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, studies behavior of nanoscale materials with applications in information-storage technology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering; and the American Physical Society.


Science Sundays is a free public lecture series offered and supported by The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences and its sponsoring science centers. Speakers are leading experts in their fields dedicated to making their work interesting and accessible for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Science Sundays brings leading-edge work directly to the public with lectures covering diverse topics in science, arts and technology that touch our everyday lives.

Each lecture is from 3-4 p.m. at the Ohio Union Bank Conference Theatre, followed by a free, informal reception from 4-5 p.m. at the Ohio Staters Traditions Room in the Ohio Union.

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