Finding the Magic in Materials Science

Carlos Silva talks about his search for new semiconductor materials in ScienceMatters Season 3 Episode 7

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Carlos Silva talks about his search for new semiconductor materials in ScienceMatters Season 3 Episode 7.

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Georgia Tech science powers the technology behind TV and smartphone screens, thanks to breakthroughs in physics, chemistry, and materials science. Carlos Silva, a professor in the School of Physics and School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is adding to that legacy with his research into the next generation of semiconductors for electronic devices.

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The next time you watch sports on your flat screen TV, or on your smartphone, you can thank Georgia Tech scientists.  

Not for the action on the field, but for the technology behind that screen. Georgia Tech researchers in physics, chemistry, and materials sciences have sparked winning advances over the years in photonics and optoelectronics.

They are also the sciences that get the attention of Carlos Silva, professor in the School of Physics and in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. His research group is looking for the next generation of semiconductors, and that is the focus of ScienceMatters Season 3, Episode 7.

Silva is searching for less expensive, more energy efficient, and more environmentally safe materials in the semiconductors that go into electronic devices.  

Silva and his team are working to realize new applications that could include better and cheaper solar cells, wearable electronics, biomedical sensors inside our bodies, or spacesuit fabrics that can help astronauts monitor radiation as they explore a distant world.

Each ScienceMatters episode includes a quiz that refers to facts mentioned in each podcast. A winner will be chosen randomly from all who submit correct answers. Winners will receive special College of Sciences gifts.

The Episode 7 quiz question:

What particle is made up of an electron and an electron hole?

The winner will be announced in the following week.

Submit your answer here: https://forms.cos.gatech.edu/sciencematters-season-3-episode-7-quiz

ScienceMatters podcasts are available for subscription at Apple Podcasts and Soundcloud.

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College of Sciences, EAS, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Psychology

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Student and Faculty, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Physics and Physical Sciences
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College of Sciences, School of Physics, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Carlos Silva, materials science, Semiconductors, flat screen tvs, screens, LEDs, OLEDs Lewis Wheaton, Cognitive Motor Control Lab, neuroscience, prosthetics, artificial limbs
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Oct 28, 2019 - 3:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019 - 4:19pm