Our work on the surface potential of few-layer graphene films is featured as the recent cover article of the January 2009 issue of Nano Letters.
Using electrostatic force microscopy we probe the charge screening features of few-layer graphene films.
By utilizing metallic nanoparticles, we are able to etch few-layer graphene samples along specific crystallographic directions.
Continuation of PHY 211, covering electrostatics, de circuits, magnetism, Maxwell's Equations, electromagnetic radiation, light and some modern physics. Lecture, two hours; recitation, two hours; laboratory, two hours. Credit is not given to students who already have credit for PHY 232 and 242. Prereq: PHY 211 or equivalent.
An introduction to the foundations of quantum mechanics and selected topics in atomic, nuclear, particle, solid sate, and statistical physics.
A lecture and problem course covering the fundamental laws of mechanics. Topics include Newton's Laws, Kepler's Laws, oscillatory motion and an introduction to Lagrangian methods. Prereq: PHY 232, or with permission of Director of Undergraduate Studies, PHY 213; concur: MA 214.
Introductory solid state physics with emphasis on the properties of electrons in crystals; crystal structure, crystal diffraction, reciprocal lattice, lattice vibrations and phonons, free electron theory, energy bands in solids, semiconductors. Prereq: PHY 520, or consent of instructor. Engineering standing required for EE 524. (Same as EE 524.)
Optical, magnetic, and transport properties of metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and dielectrics; cooperative phenomena and phase transitions of metals, semiconductors, insulators, and interfaces.
A weekly meeting of the staff and advanced students for the discussion of recent developments in physics and of work in progress in the department. Credit is given to those who satisfactorily present papers. May be repeated to a maximum of eight credits.