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Light & Colors: Simulating the Optical Properties of Nanoparticles

Thursday June 21, 2018
12:30 pm

 Presenter:  Theoretical Nanophotonics Group, UNM
 Abstract:  Sandia is the Spanish world for "watermelon," and it is widely believed that Albuquerque's own Sandia Mountains were given their name because, during the sunset, they turn red. But have you ever wondered why this happens? Why is the sky blue during the day, but red during the sunrise and sunset? ¬†You might be surprised to learn that the mechanism behind stained glass windows is related to these questions. From the times of ancient Egyptians and Romans through modern day, stained glass has been manufactured to produce vivid colors, but how does that work? How could ancient people produce and control this behavior?

By participating in this event, students will learn how light interacts with small objects or nanoscale matter crucial for the development of nanotechnology, which enables:

-More efficient solar energy harvesting
-Improved technology for healthcare
-Vivid color printing
-Applications in security
 Web Site:    https:/ / stemuniversity.unm.edu/ courselist/ register/ 168
 Host:  Alejandro Manjavacas
 Location:  TBD

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