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Atomic bonds, colorbonds and silicons
April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$6
Materials of the future – “painting” the picture of the silicon age.
Not Just a Pretty Face! The Science of Paint
Dr Phil Barker (Research Fellow, University of Wollongong)
From high-tech paint on your car to the paint on your wall, many types of surface coating are encountered in day-to-day life. Here the components of paint will be viewed from a molecular level and factors affecting performance in-service are described.
Beyond the Silicon Age
Dr David Cortie (Research Fellow, University of Wollongong)
Silicon has been the miracle material behind the rise in miniature computers in the past fifty years. In this talk, I will discuss the challenges in the future of silicon, and the international race to find a replacement.