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Experimental Condensed Matter & Materials Physics: Prof. Louca Group

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
Ambrose Bierce

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WELCOME

We are located in the Jesse Beams Laboratory of Physics.  The group is led by Despina Louca, Associate Professor of Physics.  Our group primarily studies the atomistic and magnetic properties of materials.  Toward this end we use neutron and X-ray diffraction (in particular, Pair Density Function analysis is used for studying materials with disordering), inelastic neutron scattering, and some theoretical methods such as ab-initio molecular dynamics based on density functional theory. 

Current active projects include:

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The physics of colossal magnetoresistive perovskites

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Characterization and modeling of amorphous alloys

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Magnetic frustration in spinels and garnets

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Multiferroics

Current Job Openings: 

bullet Postdoctoral Research Associate
bullet Graduate Students
bullet Undergraduate Students

                                
Funding By    DOE ,      NSF  &  ONR

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Last updated: 07/10/08