Professor Reznik's research focuses on using neutron, x-ray, and Raman scattering to investigate the physics of correlated electrons and electron-phonon coupling in perovskite oxides (including high Tc supercondcutors, manganites, etc.) and other exotic materials. The group of Prof. Reznik focuses on investigations of complex solids by neutron, x-ray and Raman scattering. Of particular interest are exotic magnetic phases, electron-phonon interactions in perovskite oxides, and polaronic physics. A lot of the work is performed at the a state-of-the-art NSF/MRI-funded ultra-fast UV-capable Raman laboratory that shares an advanced laser system with an analogous ARPES setup of the group of Prof. Dessau.
condensed matter physics, neutron, scattering, x-ray scattering, Raman scattering, high temperature superconductors, itinerant magnetism, charge/orbital ordering phenomena
PHYS 2150 - Experimental Physics 2
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
Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
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 4510 - Optics
Basic electromagnetic theory of light, using Maxwell's equations. Examples in geometrical optics; extensive applications in physical optics including diffraction and polarization. Spectra, including Zeeman effect and fluorescence. Recent advances in experimental techniques: microwaves, lasers, image converters.