QUASAM materials are virtually free from intrinsic stress. They have been produced as free-standing matter that seemed impossible for diamond-like carbon before this discovery. When QUASAM (possessing a density as human bones, mechanical properties and thermal resistance as steel, and a chemical resistance as the noble metals) becomes available as basic construction materials, it will revolutionize aviation and space technology, as well as many other industries - including the fast growing industry of personal protection. Besides QUASAM may work as the active materials, such as multifunctional smart skins providing mechanical and anti-icing protection and stress monitoring for airplanes and other crafts. Most importantly, QUASAM materials consist of the most common and environmentally friendly components, and they possess excellent biocompatibility. It may be assumed that these hospitable synergetic carbon solids (possessing exceptionally large "free volume") should be effective as a matrix for nanoelectronics like silicon is for microelectronics. The diagrams in Figure 5 show the relative mechanical properties of QUASAM and other constructive materials.

Dr. Dorfman made the following statement. "The key issue is not invention. Everything natural is known by Nature. The key issue is just to help Nature to combine its best features."

Dr. Dorfman is jointly supported by CAMP and NanoDynamics (a Corporate Member of CAMP). He is working closely with Professor Babu.

For more information about Dr. Benjamin Dorfman and his research, please send email to him at bdorfman@clarkson.edu.


Quantum Device Technology Workshop Held at Clarkson University

Participants of the 2004 Quantum Device Technology Workshop held at Clarkson University. (Professor Privman is in the front row center - # 9.)

The 2004 IEEE NTC Quantum Device Technology Workshop (which took place in May at Clarkson University) was organized by Clarkson's Center for Quantum Device Technology. The event was chaired by Clarkson Professor Vladimir Privman, Director of the Center and one of the world's leading experts in the fields of quantum computing and spintronics. The Nanotechnology Council (NTC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) was the technical sponsor of this event, which was funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Research Office.

Over 60 eminent scientists and engineers from around the world attended the interdisciplinary scientific workshop which focused on future technology when device functions will be so fast, and have dimensions of only a few atoms, that quantum-mechanical behavior will be manifest in their operation and design. The workshop provided a forum for a global discussion of applications in the areas of quantum computation and communication, quantum cryptography, spintronics, and quantum effects in nanosize semiconductor and mechanical devices. The proceedings of this workshop will be published in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, the flagship journal of IEEE in the field of advanced device research.


CAMP's Ninth International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Polishing (CMP)
Hilton Resort Lake Placid, New York
August 8-11, 2004

CAMP's Annual Fall Meeting
Clarkson University Potsdam, New York
October 20-22, 2004


CAMP's Tenth International Symposium on Chemical-Mechanical Polishing (CMP) Hilton Resort Lake Placid,
New York
August 14-17, 2005

(For information about CAMP industrial short courses, please call Professor Richard Partch at 315-268-2351 or send email to him at partch@clarkson.edu).

** Information, on these and other CAMP events, is available at the CAMP website at http://www.clarkson.edu/camp.