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Graphite MagnifiedHighly competitive research is on the march in the IUP Physics Department. With the addition of several new, strongly research-oriented faculty, and a renewed commitment to research by our new president, the Physics faculty at IUP is entering an exciting era in undergraduate, graduate and faculty research.

Individual Projects: Experimental

Complex Magnetic and Neural Network Materials
Physical Aging Phenomena.
Finite Size Effects and Multilayer Films
An understanding of finite size effects is crucial for the development of nano-sized materials with useful properties.
Nanoparticles Including Nanoparticles Arrays
Ferrite and ferromagnetic nanoparticles in our laboratory and the potential applications.
Properties of New Optical Materials
Development of new optical materials for laser applications, such as new laser gain media made of ceramics.  
Spin Related Phenomena in Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors
The mass, charge, and spin of electrons in the solid state laid the foundation of the information technology that we are using today.

Individual Projects: Theoretical

Band Structure Calculations
Performing Electronic Band Structure calculations. 
Lattice Dynamical Properties of Semiconductor Superlattices
A new class of beryllium chalcogenides (BeS, BeSe and BeTe) belonging to group II-VI compound semiconductor family and crystallizing in the four-fold coordinated zinc-blende structure has received considerable attention in recent years.
Molecular Dynamics and Crack Propogation
The subject of crack propagation, which is related to the subject of how things break, is an important area of research in material science.
Neural Network Modeling
Neural network modeling is a multidisciplinary research area with research is done in collaboration with the Psychology department at IUP.
Novel GaInNAs Laser Materials
Laser devices and materials.
Symmetry of Quasi-Crystals
Type II Strained Layer Superlattice Based Infrared Detectors
Infrared Sources and Detectors.
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