Colliding with Vibrations

Year: 
2016
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Karthik Krishnaswamy
Lab: 
Van de Walle group

Description

Artist's rendition of a traveling electron scattering off atoms due to longitudinal optical vibrations of the atomic lattice in the material BaSnO3.

The scattering event increases the electrical resistance of the material, and sets the fundamental limit on how fast and energy-efficient electronic devices can be.

CSEP CNSI Schuller Lab UCSB