## Condensed Matter Physics

There are numerous graduate students and postdocs working in condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics.

Several people working in this area are also members of the Center for Simulational Physics.

The department offers several advanced graduate courses in condensed matter theory, many-body theory, mathematical and computational methods, and statistical mechanics.

### Researchers

## Optical Properties of Solids

Charge transfer processes in insulators; dephasing and decoherence in solids; dynamical processes in glasses and solids; dynamics of elementary excitations; electron-phonon and phonon-phonon interactions; energy transfer and energy relaxation; molecular impurities; phonon dynamics in disordered and amorphous systems.

## Recent Publications

#### Highly Conductive Nanogratingâ€“Nanohole Structures with Tunable and Dual-Band Spectral Transparency

Yanfeng Wang, Inyoung Choi, Kaiyuan Zhang, Yanjun Yang, Shen Ao, Shen; Xiaotian Xue, Wangyang Fu, Zhengjun Zhang, and Yiping Zhao, “Highly conductive nanograting-nanohole structures with tunable and dual-band spectral transparency,” ACS Applied Electronic Materials 3, 3489–3500(2021).

#### Performance of Transparent Metallic Thin Films

Yanfeng Wang, Fei Yang, Zhengjun Zhang, and Yiping Zhao, “The performance of transparent metallic thin films,” J. Phys. Chem. C 125, 16334–16342 (2021).

#### Composition Effects on Ultrafast Optical Properties of CuxOy Thin Films: A Transient Absorption Study.

Shenje, S.Larson, Y.Zhao, S. Ullrich: Composition Effects on Ultrafast Optical Properties of CuxOy Thin Films: A Transient Absorption Study. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020 124 (45), 24908-24918.

#### Coupling between plasmonic nanohole array and nanorod arrays: the emerging of a new extraordinary optical transmission mode and epsilon-near-zero property

Yanfeng Wang, Hoang Mai Luong, Zhengjun Zhang, and Yiping Zhao, “Coupling between plasmonic nanohole array and nanorod arrays: the emerging of a new extraordinary optical transmission mode and epsilon-near-zero property,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 53, 275202 (2020).