Dr. William Wozniak
professor, Department of Psychology, 308.865.8242
The University of Nebraska at Kearney chapter of Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society will present a Science Cafe on Monday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. at The Loft of Cunningham’s Journal, according to Dr. William Wozniak, UNK psychology professor.
The topic will be “Applications for Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) Films.” Dr. Tim Reece, an assistant professor in the UNK Department of Physics and Physical Science, will be the presenter.
According to Dr. Reece, the Langmuir-Blodgett technique is a bottom-up method for depositing thin films, generally formed from amphiphilic molecules, onto solid substrates. The thickness of the deposited film can be accurately determined since amphiphiles tend to form layers that are only a single molecule thick when dispersed on water. Notable applications for this technique within the fields of nonvolatile memories, biosensors and regenerative medicine will be discussed.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Cunningham’s Journal is located at 15 West 23rd St.