Science Under the Dome: Touching Nano - Visualization and creation with scanning probe microscopy

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Due to inclement weather this event is being postponed until February 8th.


Science Under the Dome is back for the fall 2017 semester! We have monthly talks lined up for September – December.

Join us Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. for Touching Nano: Visualization and creation with scanning probe microscopy

Presented by Joshua Veazey
Department of Physics, Grand Valley State University

Scanning probe microscopes (SPM) are used for a diversity of applications happening on the scale of billionths of a meter—from understanding superconductivity to finding new ways to treat cancer. One microscope has even become a Martian astronaut. These tools achieve such feats not with light or tweezers, but needle-like tips that are so sharp, there can be just a single atom at the apex. In the thirty-five years since the invention of the first SPM, scientists have viewed, touched, pushed, and pulled atoms and molecules. Some nanoelectronic devices are even being sketched, with the same ease of drawing a picture. Come learn about the use of SPM in physics, chemistry, microbiology, and biomedical research with Professor Joshua Veazey.

Wayne State University Planetarium
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201

For more information about this event, please contact Megan McCullen at 313-577-6455 or

Submissions for this form have closed on December 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm.