CMP Journal Club - Fall 2016

The Condensed Matter Physics Journal Club is a weekly meeting of Physicists to discuss research papers and related science. In addition, it serves multiple functions for our students, including expanding knowledge base, fostering critical thinking, and improving presentation skills. Reading the paper beforehand is generally the best way to utilize the time spent in the journal club.

Spring 2017 we are meeting 12:30-1:30PM, Tuesdays, in NH103.

Date Speaker Title
Sep 01 Collin Brown

A.F. Phillips, S.J. Sweeney, A.R. Adams, P.J.A. Thijs, "The temperature dependence of 1.3- and 1.5-μm compressively strained InGaAs(P) MQW semiconductor lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5(3), 401 (2002).
-see DOI: 10.1109/2944.788398

Sep 08 Soumya Bhattacharya

A. Chaudhuri, T.J. Lerotholi, D.C. Jackson, D.P. Woodruff, R.G. Jones, "(2√3×3)rect phase of alkylthiolate self-assembled monolayers on Au(111): A symmetry-constrained structural solution," Phys. Rev. B, 79(19), 195439 (2009).
-see DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.195439

Sep 15 Mahyar Esmaielpour

J. Böhrer, A. Krost, R. Heitz, F. Heinrichsdorff, L. Eckey, D. Bimberg and H. Cerva, "Interface inequivalence of the InP/InAlAs/InP staggered double heterostructure grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition," Appl. Phys. Lett., 68(8), 1072 (1996).
-see DOI: 10.1063/1.115716

Sep 22 Jeremy Massengale

N. J. Ekins-Daukes, K. Kawaguchi and J. Zhang, "Strain-Balanced Criteria for Multiple Quantum Well Structures and Its Signature in X-ray Rocking Curves," Cryst. Growth Des., 2(4), 287 (2002).
-see DOI: 10.1021/cg025502y

Sep 29 Alex Kerr

A. Mannodi-Kanakkithodi, G. Pilania, T. D. Huan, T. Lookman and R. Ramprasad, "Machine Learning Strategy for Accelerated Design of Polymer Dielectrics," Sci. Rep., 6, 20952 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1038/srep20952

Oct 06 Yang Chen

J. M. Shah, Y.-L. Li, T. Gessmann and E. F. Schubert, "Experimental analysis and theoretical model for anomalously high ideality factors (n≫2.0) in AlGaN/GaN p-n junction diodes," J. Appl. Phys., 94(4), 2627 (2003).
-see DOI: 10.1063/1.1593218

Oct 13 Collin Brown

E. Schlenker, V. Mertens, J. Parisi, R. Reineke-Koch and M. Köntges, "Schottky contact analysis of photovoltaic chalcopyrite thin film absorbers," Phys. Lett. A, 362(2-3), 229 (2007).
-see DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2006.10.039

Oct 20 Delaram Nematollahi

Y. Qi, O. Yaffe, E. Tirosh, A. Vilan, D. Cahen and A. Kahn, "Filled and empty states of alkanethiol monolayer on Au(111): Fermi level asymmetry and implications for electron transport," Chem. Phys. Lett., 511(4-6), 344 (2011).
-see DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2011.06.050

Oct 27 Vince Whiteside

D. V. Lang, "Deep‐level transient spectroscopy: A new method to characterize traps in semiconductors," J. Appl. Phys., 45(7), 3023 (1974).
-see DOI: 10.1063/1.1663719

Nov 10 special guest speaker

M. Shibuta, N. Hirata, R. Matsui, M. Nakaya, T. Eguchi and A. Nakajima, "Excitation and Relaxation Dynamics of Two-Dimensional Photoexcited Electrons on Alkanethiolate Self-Assembled Monolayers," J. Phys. Chem., 119(40), 22945 (2015).
-see DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b06549

Nov 17 Delaram Nematollahi

N. A. Kautz and S. A. Kandel, "Reactivity of Self-Assembled Monolayers: Local Surface Environment Determines Monolayer Erosion Rates," J. Phys. Chem. C, 116(7), 4725 (2012).
-see DOI: 10.1021/jp211209m

Dec 01 Mahyar Esmaielpour

V. Ganapati, M. A. Steiner and E. Yablonovitch, "The Voltage Boost Enabled by Luminescence Extraction in Solar Cells," IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 6(4), 801 (2016).
-see DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2547580

Dec 08 Yang Chen

R. Tamaki, Y. Shoji, Y. Okada and K. Miyano, "Spectrally Resolved Interband and Intraband Transitions by Two-Step Photon Absorption in InGaAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cells," IEEE J. Photovoltaics, 5(1), 229 (2015).
-see DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2368712

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