The distinguished lecture on Counter Intuitive Physics of Ballistic Transport in the “State-of-the-Art Electronic Devices” was held on November 16, 2020. It was organized by the EDS Germany Chapter and co-sponsored by the NanoP from THM – University of Applied Sciences. The DL was attended by 30 participants, with 17 IEEE participants and 13 guests.
Prof. Mike Schwarz, ED Germany Chapter chair, opened the IEEE DL in Zoom. He warmly welcomed Prof. Shur from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, USA and the participants to be part of this DL. Prof. Shur started with a motivation on the “industrial face of nanotechnology”. He continued with the question “What is ballistic transport?” and answered it from physics point of view. Furthermore, he addressed “Why is it important?”, and gave examples on ballistic mobility and ballistic impedance. Afterwards, he shared knowledge on plasmonic devices and THz electronics technology.