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Beyond the Bologna and Cheese Metaphor

A visit with Meera Chandrasekhar, Professor of Physics

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: physics semiconductors heterostructures design quantum confined heterostructures

Chandrasekhar’s contribution to the study of semiconductors

Topics: quantum heterostructures hydrostatic pressure

All of this background history is necessary in order to appreciate the important contributions Chandrasekhar has made to this field. That is, once people realized that these “bologna and cheese” heterostructures could be reliably constructed, a whole bunch of new questions arose. This is where Chandrasekhar’s research comes into play. “We don’t really ‘grow’ the devices…or even the materials,” she stipulates. “The work we do is on studying the properties of these devices: how to control them, what drives them, how far you can be off and still be within your range.”