NANO-PHOTONICS, PLASMONICS, AND MEMRISTOR
We have enjoyed the great successes of “Moore’s law” for more than four decades. They have mainly been fueled by the semiconductor industry. Although the end of the roadmap may be getting closer, it is just the start of a new era when we will leverage the billions of dollars that have been invested in nanotechnologies (especially fabrication technologies) and the knowledge to make an even greater and broader impact on society. In my talk I will present our recent progresses in three areas: nano-photonics, plasmonics, and memristors. In nanophotonics, I will present optical metasurface for color-reflective display. In plasmonics, I will present a new technology to fabricate plasmonics structures with atomic precision, over large area, and with high reliability and repeatability. This technology is based on collapsible nanofingers. Based on this technology, we studied quantum tunneling in gap plasmon, and demonstrated label-free single molecule sensing with SERS. In memristor, I will present our recent discovery in engineering the characteristics of memristors using the crystallinity of the switching materials.