Modelling the superheating of small gallium clusters
This seminar will be hosted in the NZi3 HP Seminar room at 11am on 15 August 2012. The speaker, Krista G. Steenbergen, is a PhD student at the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University.
As the size of cutting-edge technologies continues to diminish at an incredible rate (for example, integrated ciruits following Moore’s Law), the thermodynamic and electronic properties of elements at the nanoscale gains increasing interest. Gallium, an element used in many nanoscale semiconductor technologies, exhibits several fascinating thermodynamic characteristics when diminished to the size of tens of atoms, to include melting temperatures that are significantly greater than those of bulk gallium. In order to investigate these intriguing properties, our research employs computationally intensive, highly parallel algorithms over long time scales, rendering the research intractable without advances in high performance computing. This seminar introduces the research and results, as well as a discussion of the computational techniques enabling the research which are made possible by state-of-the-art supercomputing facilities such as BlueFern.
BlueFern, the High Performance Computing unit in the University of Canterbury, will be hosting a series of seminars given by researchers from different disciplines, such as Bioengineering, materials sciences and computational chemistry. They will speak about their research and also their use of HPC to address their research problems.
You are warmly invited to attend these seminars. There will also be a morning tea 30 minutes before the seminar starts - please register for this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ID: 6122
- Subject: BlueFern HPC Seminar: Modelling the superheating of small gallium clusters
- Date: 15 August 2012. Time: 11:00 NZST
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