Under the title “Measuring Instruments of Nanotechnology materials” Dr. Anas Khawam delivered his lecture on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Engineers Union headquarters , al-Mazze highway , to be the third in a series of lectures of the specialized scientific course in high technology field , held by Mother Syria Assembly MSA , in collaboration with EU Damascus branch, attended by , MSA President Dr. . Mahmoud al-Irk , specialized scientific researchers and academics , MSA members .
Dr. Khawam, who heads the department of nanotechnology materials and department of Physics at the Atomic Energy Commission started with a historical introduction about light, microscopes, scientists and inventors. He then talked about nanotechnology measurement devices, the need to manufacture and develop them and the most important means used in characterizing nanotechnology materials.
One of the microscopes he highlighted was the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) , as is an instrument for imaging surfaces at the atomic level. Its development in 1981 earned its inventors, Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer (at IBM Zürich), the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986.
Dr. Khawam answered all the questions related to his specialized academic research, noting that “what we did as Syrians with the applications related to nanotechnology, to that many researches were published with varied visions, “pointing out, that the current crisis experienced by Syria was one of the obstacles to achieve a key progress in this area, as we lost many researchers who were working at a global level “.