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Lee, Minhyea Assistant Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Lee's research is in the field of experimental condensed matter physics. Her group investigates novel ground states of matters, particularly focused on the magnetism and electronic properties of materials, using thermodynamic and electrical and thermal transport studies. These are investigated under extreme conditions such as very low temperature, high magnetic field, high hydrostatic pressure and nanoscale sample sizes. Areas of research also cover thermal transport and thermoelectric phenomena, electrical and thermal conductions particularly in the presence of magnetic ordering and in low dimensional systems near the phase boundary. Our new single crystal synthesis set-up launched a couple of years ago successfully has produced a high quality semimetallic compounds, which, in combination with national high magnetic lab facility, has brought a significant expansion in the scope of our research program.

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  • experimental condensed matter physics, magnetism, spin texture states and their electronics properties, quantum spin liquid, high pressure, anvil pressure cell, uniaxial strain, high magnetic field measurements, pulsed magnetic field measurement, SQUID magnetometer, shot noise, Johnson noise, thermometry, atomic layer thin films, thermoelectricity, thermal and electrical transport properties measurement, nano fabrication, nanoindentatation

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Teaching

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  • PHYS 2150 - Experimental Physics 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    One lect., one 2-hour lab per week. Includes many experiments of modern physics, including atomic physics, solid state physics, electron diffraction, radioactivity and quantum effects. Normally taken concurrently with PHYS 2130 or PHYS 2170, this course may be taken after PHYS 2130 or PHYS 2170.
  • PHYS 3330 - Electronics for the Physical Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces laboratory electronics for physical science students. Includes basic electronic instruments, dc bridge circuits, operational amplifiers, bipolar transistors, field-effect transistors, photodiodes, noise in electronic circuits, digital logic and microcontrollers. Students gain hands-on experience in designing, building and debugging circuits. Two lectures and one three hour laboratory per week. Concludes with a three-week project in which students design and build an experiment of their choice and present a seminar on the results.
  • PHYS 4230 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Statistical mechanics applied to macroscopic physical systems; statistical thermodynamics, classical thermodynamics systems; applications to simple systems. Examines relationship of statistical to thermodynamic points of view.
  • PHYS 4430 - Advanced Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Two lectures, one lab per week. Experiments introduce students to realities of the experimental physics so they gain a better understanding of theory and an appreciation of the vast amount of experimental work done in the physical sciences today. Same as PHYS 5430.
  • PHYS 5430 - Advanced Laboratory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Two lectures, one lab per week. Experiments introduce students to realities of the experimental physics so they gain a better understanding of theory and an appreciation of the vast amount of experimental work done in the physical sciences today. Department enforced prerequisites: PHYS 3330 and PHYS 3220 and PHYS 3320. Department enforced corequisites: PHYS 4410. Same as PHYS 4430.

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