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Nano means a dwarf in Greek and it is a prefix used in the international metric system to indicate one billionth of a meter. This length scale is only 10 times larger than a typical atomic distance within a solid. If one is able to build, manipulate, and control systems at the nanometer scale, we call such techniques Nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology is indeed a tiny technology, working in dimensions of one thousandth of a human hair. However, nanotechnology has been expected to bring out the technological advances, which have not foreseen earlier and impact many areas of science and technology. In 1996, to exploit this potential offered by nanotechnology, U.S. has initiated National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Recently, Korea has also acknowledged nanotechnology as one of emerging technologies in coming years and started Korea Nanotechnology Initiative to support and fund the research and development in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
At Applied NanoPhysics Lab, our research efforts are focused on understanding of physical phenomena at the nanometer scale and their future applications. We are especially interested in the fundamental properties of magnetic, superconducting, and semiconducting nanostructures as well as mesoscopic electromechanical systems at submicron scale. The students and researchers in Applied NanoPhysics Lab will learn how to fabricate, manipulate, and measure systems at the nanometer scale as well as gain a solid understanding of physics at the bottom.