News

Aug 25

New faculty members

The Department has been joined in the Fall by John Stupak and John Tobin as new assistant professors. Stupak is a new member of the...

Aug 14

Department will be housed in new physics complex

OU President David Boren announced on March 9 two lead gifts that will provide resources to construct a new academic building and research laboratory on...

Aug 02

OU permanent member of Apache Point Observatory

Following several years of effort and negotiation, OU is now a permanent member of the Apache Point Observatory (APO). Managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium,...

Jul 20

Newsletter 2016

Jun 23

HLD Graduate Student Wins Award for Poster

Mitch Yothers' poster, Realā€Space Analysis of Scanning Tunneling Microscope Images: Accurate measurements of local structure and disorder, won 3rd place at the 76th Physical...

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Astronomy Journal Club

Sep 30, 2016 12:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 302 - Evan Rich

CMP Seminar

Sep 30, 2016 2:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Manisha Chakraburtty
Design of IV-VI Semiconductor Quantum Wells for Photovoltaic Devices

Faculty Research Seminar

Oct 05, 2016 6:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 303 - Profs. Parker & Shaffer

CMP Journal Club

Oct 06, 2016 12:30 pm

Nielsen Hall 103 - Yang Chen

Colloquium

Oct 06, 2016 4:00 pm

Nielsen Hall 170 - Justin Perron
Transport through single electron transistors and quantum dots: Insight into carrier states

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Research Figure

Featured Research: Quantum Wells Get Hot!

Type-II InAs/AlAsSb quantum wells have been recently investigated by the group of Prof. Ian Sellers  as a candidate system for hot carrier solar cells. In a recent article published in "Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications (DIO:10.1002/pip.2763) the Sellers-group demonstrated the presence of robust hot carriers at elevated temperatures in this system. This behavior shows that thermal relaxation pathways can be effectively inhibited in these structures. Thermal processes are a major source of loss in conventional solar cells.…

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