Recent Condensed Matter Experiment PhD Dissertations

 Recent Condensed Matter Experiment PhD Dissertations

Name Thesis Title Advisor
2012
Thomas J. Grimsley "Planar Opto-Acoustic Microscopy Applied to the Metrology of Periodic Nanostructures" Prof. H. Maris
Helen Hanson “The Crystallography of Vortex Matter in a Niobium Crystal” Prof. X. S. Ling
Dafei Jin “Studies of Electron Bubbles and Quantized Vortices in Superfluid Helium-4” Prof. H. Maris
Hyeyun Jung “Thermal Diffusion Shock Waves in a Linear Temperature Field and Comparison of Ultrasonic Distillation to Sparging of Liquid Mixtures” Prof. G. Diebold
Sungcheol Kim “Transport of Charged Colloids and DNA in Micro-Channels” Prof. X. S. Ling
Steven Palefsky “Fabrication and Optical Characterization of Diamond Nanowires” Prof. J. Xu
Xi Wang “3D Neutron Diffraction Studies on the Vortex Lattice” Prof. X. S. Ling
Wanchun Wei “Studies of the Fast and Exotic Ions in Superfluid Helium-4” Prof. H. Maris
Wenzhe Zhang “Noise and Spin-Dependent Transport in MgO-Based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions” Prof. G. Xiao
2011
Georgios Koutroulakis “Unravelling the Mysteries of Unconventional Superconductivity with NMR: The Curious Case of CeCoIn5 Prof. V. Mitrovic
Jeffrey Shainline "Light Generation, Size Constraints, and Dynamic Cavities in Silicon Photonics" Prof. J. Xu
2010
Cuong Dang “CdSe-based Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots: From Single Photon Emitters to Lasers” Prof. A. Nurmikko
Rongwei Hu "Investigation of a De-Electron Kondo Insulator FeSb2" Prof. V. Mitrovic
Hyunjin Kim “Interface Studies on Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Heterojunctions and Device Applications of Nanowire Materials” Prof. A. Nurmikko
Tongsik Lee "Monte Carlo Simulations of Structural Phase Transitions in Metals and Alloys" Prof. J. Doll
Jing Ma “Localized Modes and the Vibrations of Nanostructures” Prof. H. Maris
Hung Quoc Nguyen "Experiments on a Cooper Pair Insulator" Prof. J. Valles
Leslie Shelton "Liquid Crystal and Polymeric Coupling, and Stressed Liquid Crystal Technology for Fourier Transform Spectroscopy" Prof. G. Crawford
Heng Xu "Optical Recording and Photo Modulation in the Study of Dynamics in Neural Circuits" Prof. A. Nurmikko
Fan Yang "Study of Gigahertz Ultrasound Propogation in Water Using Picosecond Ultrasonics" Prof. H. Maris
Xiaojing Zou "Magnetic domain configurations and huge wall resistivity in half-metallic chromium dioxide (CrO2) nanostructures" Prof. G. Xiao
2009
Tolga Atay "Nanoscale Optics by Localized Surface Plasmon Polaritons" Prof. A. Nurmikko
Hiroshi Eguchi "Study of Vapor-Deposited Au: Er Films and Development of Metallic Magnetic Calorimeter for Future X-ray Astronomy Missions" Prof. G. Seidel
Wei Guo "Optical Absorption Properties of Electron Bubbles and Experiments on Monitoring Individual Electron Bubbles in Liquid Helium" Prof. H. Maris
Yanqiu Li "Ultrafast Phenomena on the Nanoscale in Solids: From Magnetic to Acoustic Phenomena" Prof. A. Nurmikko
Cuong Kieu Nguyen "Ultrasonic Vibration Potential Imaging: Theory and Experiment" Prof. G. Diebold
Marc-Andre Vachon "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study of the Magnetism in the 2D Frustrated Quantum Heisenberg Antiferromagnet Cs2CuC14" Prof. V. Mitrovic
2008
Nikolaos Daniilidis “Experimental Studies of the Bragg Glass Transition in Niobium” Prof. X.S. Ling
Dipanjan Mazumdar “Coherent Magnetotunneling Based on (001) Magnesium Oxide Barrier” Prof. G. Xiao
Michael Stewart "Superconductor to Insulator Transitions in Amorphous Nanohoneycomb Films" Prof. J. Valles
Dapeng Wang "Electronic Transport and Potential Applications of 1D and 2D Granular Nanotubes and Metals” Prof. A. Zaslavsky
Scott Woltman "Tunable Liquid Crystal Lasers" Prof. G. Crawford
2007
Ivo Dimitrov "Ultrasonic Attenuation, AC Magnetic Susceptibility and Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Studies of Vortex States in Single-Crystal Nb and V-Ti Alloys" Prof. X.S. Ling
Bhaskar Sethumadhavan "Electrical Breakdown in Helium Cells at Low Temperature" Prof. G. Seidel
Weifeng Shen "Ultra-Sensitive MgO-Based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions for Spintronic Immunoassay" Prof. G. Xiao
2006
Artur Adib "Exact Results in Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics: Formalism and Applications in Chemical Kinetics and Single-Molecule Free Energy Estimation" Prof. J. Doll
Yipeng He "Physics of Novel Nitride Semiconductor Light Emitters" Prof. A. Nurmikko
Guo-Xing Miao "Influences of Electron Spin Ordering on Spin Dependent Transport" Prof. G. Xiao
Sowmya Venkataramani “Compact Semiconductor Light-Emitting Diodes for Dynamic Imaging of Neuronal Circuitry”  Prof. A. Nurmikko
Guohua Wang "The Physics of Inhomogenous Strain-Induced SiGe Quantum Rings and Ellipses" Prof. A. Zaslavsky
Peter Zannitto “Generation and Detection of Surface Acoustic Waves in Al”  Prof. H. Maris