Professor László Forró from the Department of Physics was the faculty presenter at the March networking meeting for Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology. His presentation focused on the mechanical response of nanofilaments, such as nanotubes and nanowires made from various materials, including carbon and non-carbon-based compounds. He discussed methods of measuring the mechanical stretch of nanofilaments and, in particular, the AFM-based 3-point bending measurement, popularly called the Swiss Cheese Method1, that was developed in his lab.
Prof. Forró joined the Notre Dame faculty in September 2021 as the Aurora and Thomas Marquez Professor of Physics of Complex Quantum Matter. He also serves as the inaugural director of the Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter at Notre Dame. His research interests are in the areas of quantum electronic materials, functional nanostructures, and biomaterials. He comes to Notre Dame from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Physics of Condensed Matter in Switzerland.
NDnano sponsors monthly networking meetings to provide a forum for faculty and staff to discuss recent research, probe new ideas, and connect with new collaborators. Visit the NDnano Events page to learn about future networking sessions. To receive invitations to the events, contact Heidi Deethardt.
1J. P. Salvetat, G. A. D. Briggs, J. M. Bonard, R. R. Bacsa, A. J. Kulik, T. St€ockli, and L. Forro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 944 (1999). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.82.944