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.
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.
Chunyuan Song, Xinyu Jiang, Yanjun Yang, Jingjing Zhang, Steven Larson, Hoang Luong, Yiping Zhao, and Lianhui Wang, "High-Sensitive Assay of Nucleic Acid Using Tetrahedral DNA Probes and DNA Concatamers with a Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering/Surface Plasmon Resonance Dual-Mode Biosensor Based on a Silver Nanorod-Covered Silver Nanohole Array," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020.
Transition from discrete patches to plasmonic nanohole array by glancing angle deposition on nanosphere monolayers
Layne Bradley, Dexian Ye, Hoang Luong, and Yiping Zhao, “Transition from discrete patches to plasmonic nanohole array by glancing angle deposition on nanosphere monolayers,” Nanotechnology 31, 205301 (2020).
Bin Ai, Hoang Luong, and Yiping Zhao, “Chiral nanohole arrays,” Nanoscale 12, 2479 - 2491 (2020)
Enhanced resonant Faraday rotation in multilayer magneto-plasmonic nano-hole arrays and their sensing application
Hoang Luong, Minh Pham, Tho Nguyen, and Yiping Zhao, "Enhanced resonant Faraday rotation in multilayer magneto-plasmonic nano-hole arrays and their sensing application," The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, accepted.