Seminars

Welcome to the PAMS department seminars!

Attending seminars is a great way to expand ones knowledge in our areas of physics, astronomy, and materials science. Each semester, invited faculty from other universities and from MSU, PAMS alumni students, and our current graduate students give talks on their research or their work. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students of the PAMS department are highly encouraged to attend our seminars. The MSU community as a whole is also more than welcome to attend.

Seminars are either in Kemper Hall #206 or via Zoom on

Thursdays at 4 p.m.​​​​​​​

(unless otherwise noted)

Zoom meeting ID: 955 2509 1021

 

See the CNAS Events for other seminars, e.g., in Chemistry or Biology.

List of previous seminars.

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Title
1/20 PAMS Faculty First week of classes: Introduction for new graduate students
1/27

Christian Stepien (PAMS)

Analysis of Thorium Ions in Chloride Aqueous Solutions using Raman Spectroscopy
2/10 Devon Romine (PAMS) Modeling Atomic Layer Deposition of Alumina as an Ultra-Thin Tunnel Barrier Using Reactive Molecular Dynamics
2/16
​​​​​​​Zoom
​​​​​​​Lunch
Bandon Decker (PhD student)
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Stellar Mass Properties of Infrared-selected High-redshift Galaxy Clusters from MaDCoWS
NOTE: This is a lunch (12:00 pm) seminar!
Abstract:​​​​​​​ Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally-bound objects in the universe. Studying how these extreme structures grow and evolve over cosmic time is therefore of great importance. Although clusters are relatively well-studied in the local universe, studies of galaxy clusters at high-redshifts are more sparse owing to the difficulty in identifying large numbers of clusters and in getting suitable follow-up data on them. This period above z = 1 is a crucial period in cluster evolution as they stop forming stars and transition into the settled behemoths they are today. The Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey (MaDCoWS) uses infrared WISE data to find the most significant galaxy overdensities at z ~ 1. Follow-up Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) observations have provided ICM confirmation of more than twenty MaDCoWS clusters—including MOO J1142+1527, the most massive cluster detected by any method above z = 1.15—while follow-up Spitzer/IRAC observations have allowed us to reliably measure their stellar mass. I will be showing comparisons of the stellar mass fractions of these high-redshift, infrared-selected MaDCoWS clusters to SZ-selected clusters from the South Pole Telescope (SPT) survey at similar redshift and to previous studies at low-redshift. I will also discuss recent work studying the evolution of the cluster luminosity function (LF) as a function of redshift, and what this tells us about cluster and galaxy evolution in these extreme environments.
2/17​​​​​ Emily Justus (PAMS) Applications of a Combined Approach of Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations and Machine Learning to Model Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of Metal Oxides
3/3 Dr. Mahmud Reaz
Microchip Technology Inc.
Reliability of Silicon Devices - Hot Electron Effects

Dr. Reaz is an alum of PAMS where he received an MSc in Materials Science

Abstract: The feature-size on the current state-of-the art silicon technology have become so small that electron transport and associated reliability can no longer be understood with traditional efforts such as drift-diffusion or hydrodynamic models. Simulation complexity (resource constraint) restraints one to dynamically account for electron-electron scattering, electron-phonon scattering, impurity scattering, impact ionization, etc., altogether using atomistic quantum simulation. In this talk -- the Monte Carlo technique will be discussed to self-consistently (semiclassically) solve the Boltzmann-Poisson transport equations with full electronic and phonon energy bands to simulate the non-equilibrium carrier transport in materials and devices. Simulations of hot-carrier energy loss to the lattice and cold carriers show that the impact ionization and phonon interactions at or below ~5 eV energy primarily contribute to the experimentally derived radiation-ionization energies (3.69 eV/electron-hole pair in Si and 2.62 eV/ehp in Ge) of the semiconducting materials. In addition to an energy loss equal to the band gap energy via impact ionization, acoustic-phonon emission, which has been omitted in prior work, contributes 30% of the remaining carrier-energy loss, while optical-phonon emission contributes the other 70%. Next, the energy distributions of electrons in gate-all-around (GAA) Si MOSFETs are analyzed, including additional considerations for elastic interactions, which become important at reduced dimensions and high-carrier densities. The simulated density and average energy of the hot electrons correlate well with experimentally observed device degradation. The results imply that the interaction of high-energy electrons with hydrogen-passivated phosphorus dopant complexes within the drain may provide an additional pathway for interface-trap formation in these devices. Simulated momentum transfer events in the Si NW MOSFETs channel show that the Coulomb processes (often ignored as a higher-order phenomenon) significantly reduce mobility at low-field conditions - a phenomenon that already redefined Moore’s scaling law as we know it.

3/10 ​​​​​​​Dr. Corrinne Mills
​​​​​​​University of Illinois-Chicago & Fermilab
Baryogenesis, Higgs Bosons, and What's Next
Abstract:​​​​​​​ Nearly 10 years after its discovery, the Higgs boson remains the subject of intense study at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) because of its unique properties and potential connection to physics beyond the Standard Model.  As our measurements become more precise and more comprehensive measurements, the observed Higgs boson looks ever more like the one predicted by the Standard Model.  This is both an experimental triumph and a conundrum.  With all of the particles predicted by the SM discovered, there is no single, obvious next target for searches, but most of the questions that motivated the construction of the LHC remain.  I will talk about how my research addresses one of the outstanding questions, baryogenesis, through searches for additional Higgs bosons.  Looking to the future, I argue that we are entering an experiment-driven era, and will need the best possible multipurpose detectors for the high-luminosity LHC and future colliders.  I will talk about one of the tools that will take us there, a silicon semiconductor particle tracker of unprecedented precision and resilience.
3/17

Spring break

No seminar

3/24
Zoom

Dr. Guang Bian
​​​​​​​University of Missouri-Columbia
Cloning of Dirac Electrons in Graphene/SiC Heterostructure
Abstract: Tuning interaction between Dirac states in graphene has attracted great interest because it modifies the spectra of the two-dimensional electron system and, consequently, gives rise to novel condensed-matter phases such as superconductors, Mott insulators, Wigner crystals and quantum anomalous Hall insulators. For example, emergent superconductivity occurs in twisted bilayer graphene at magic angles due to the enhanced correlation between Dirac fermions in the two graphene layers. In this work, we report a new way to engineer the band structure of graphene, namely, cloning Dirac states by the perturbation of substrate potential. We grow the graphene epitaxially on 6H-SiC substrate. The SiC surface potential exerts an incommensurate perturbation to the graphene Dirac bands, resulting in the duplication of Dirac states at different locations in the momentum space. The clone of the Dirac states has been observed in our angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) experiments. We perform theoretical modelling to illuminate this cloning mechanism and show the possibility of controllably modifying the electronic spectra of two-dimensional atomic crystals by varying the substrate parameters.
3/29 Farhan Ishrak (PAMS) Investigations of Mn-Co-NiO Based Heterostructured Nanocrystals
Abstract:​​​​​​​ Development of highly efficient, nanoscale based magnetic devices is an important goal for our society. We are investigating the synthesis, along with the structural and magnetic properties, of Mn- and Co-incorporated NiO heterostructured nanoparticles (HNPs). The synthesis of the HNPs is accomplished by first producing NiO nanoparticles using a thermal decomposition method. Subsequently, Mn-Co overgrowth phases are grown on the NiO nanoparticles via hydrothermal nanophase epitaxy. The crystalline structure and gross morphology of the synthesized HNPs are analyzed using XRD and SEM techniques. The composite architecture adds multifunctionality to HNPs, leading to a wide variety of potential applications, including energy storage, magnetic devices, photonics, and biomedicine. I will discuss the synthesis and characterization (XRD and SEM) of Ni(1-x-y)MnxCoyO heterostructured nanocrystals that were produced using procedures outlined above.
Sharif Uddin (PAMS) A Study of Bimagnetic CoO/NiFe2O4 Heterostructured Nanoparticles
Abstract: Bimagnetic nanoparticles show promise for applications in energy efficient magnetic storage media and magnetic device applications. The magnetic properties, including the exchange bias, of nanostructured materials can be tuned by variation of the size, composition, and morphology of the core vs overlayer of the nanoparticles (NPs). The purpose of this study is to investigate the optimal synthesis routes, structure and magnetic properties of CoO/NiFe2O4 heterostructured nanoparticles (HNPs). The nanoparticles are formed by synthesis of an antiferromagnetic CoO core and deposition of a ferrimagnetic NiFe2O4 overlayer. The CoO core NPs are prepared using thermal decomposition of Co(OH)2 at 600 °C for 2 hours in pure argon atmosphere, whereas the HNPs are obtained using a thermal evaporation method. The structural and morphological characterization, performed using XRD and SEM techniques, will be discussed.
3/31
Zoom
Dr. Soumitra SenGupta
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Gravitational Wave: The Song of the Cosmos
Abstract: Discovery of gravitational wave after one hundred years of the proposal of General Theory of Relativity as geometrical description of gravity  opens up a new window to gain informations about our universe. The spectacular discovery of this in LIGO experiments marks a new era of our communication system through gravitational wave spectroscopy.  In a simple language , I  will briefly discuss about the theoretical description of gravitational wave from General theory of Relativity and  it's consequent experimental  detection in LIGO.
4/7
Zoom
Dr. Xiaobo Chen
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Chasing Clean Energy and Environment Dream with Nanoscience: Photocatalysis, Rechargeable Battery, Hydrogen Production & Others – A Brief Summary of Our Past Research
Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Chen will introduce and overview his past research efforts in the context of chasing the clean energy and environment dream with nanoscience and the graduate program at UMKC. That includes nanomaterials developments, photocatalytic hydrogen generation, photocatalytic pollution removal, rechargeable lithium ion battery, fuel cells, hydrogen storage, photothermal vapor generation, electrical hydrogen production, self-cleaning superhydrophobic coating, novel microwave absorbing materials, etc.
4/14 Spring holiday No seminar
4/21
Zoom
Ripon Saha (PhD student)
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Identifying Large-scale Structures Using Dust-obscured Galaxies (DOGs) as Signposts 9-10 Billion Light-years Away
Abstract:​​​​​​​ Galaxy clusters are the most massive collapsed structures in the universe. During cluster formation, the largest aggregation of gas, galaxies, and dark matter passes through an intermediate phase called the protocluster. Over the past decades, many studies have identified distant clusters and protoclusters due to advanced observational strategies. However, the protocluster-to-cluster transformation is still unclear, mainly due to the lack of large samples of early-stage clusters and late-stage protoclusters. Our research has identified a large selection of nearly 300 galaxy cluster candidates at redshift 1.3 < z < 1.8 (9-10 billion light-years away) during the formation epoch of the galaxy clusters. The candidates are identified using a sample of Ultra-Luminous Infrared Galaxies called the Dust-Obscured Galaxies (DOGs) as signposts in the Spitzer Deep Wide-Field Survey (SDWFS) in Boötes. A two-point correlation function analysis demonstrates that the sample has a mass scale of the galaxy clusters. Using a more multi-wavelength SDWFS catalog, this study has also uncovered a supercluster structure at z = 1.75 (10 billion light-years away). This supercluster is a bound structure hosting dozens of clusters of galaxies, including the most massive galaxy cluster (IDCS J1426.5+3508) found to date at z > 1.5. Finally, we develop and implement a novel machine learning technique to determine the photometric redshift (photo-z) of the distant galaxies using a TensorFlow-based deep learning network. The results will ultimately be used by a cluster-search project called the Massive and Distant Clusters of WISE Survey-II (MaDCoWS-II).
4/28​​​​​ Dr. Tommy Sewell
University of Missouri-Columbia

Predicting Multiscale Responses of Organic High Explosives Subjected to Thermo-Mechanical Extremes

Abstract: To establish the proper set and setting, I will begin with a brief overview of an interdisciplinary AFOSR “MURI” project that I lead which is focused on the development of integrated experimental and theoretical multiscale methods for understanding and predicting the response of organic composite high explosives to mechanical shock wave excitation. I will then narrow the focus onto a handful of vignettes that address: aspects of the fundamental nanoscale material mechanics, transport, and chemistry that occur in shocked molecular crystals, as determined from classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations; some even more fundamental formal developments in the theory of thermal transport in dielectrics; a physics-constrained, MD-trained neural network approach for obtaining Helmholtz free-energy functionals which capture the single-crystal hyperelastic response in a form suitable for use in finite-strain continuum solid-mechanics simulations; and head-to-head comparisons between large-scale MD and continuum-mechanics predictions of shock-induced pore-collapse in molecular crystals, focusing on the sensitivity of the continuum results both to the mesoscale material model form and to the amount of fundamental information from the nanoscale used in the parameterization. It is not my intent to present the preceding in mind-numbing detail. Rather, I merely seek to convey a sense for the kinds of new knowledge and understanding of the nanoscale physics that we are obtaining and the methods by which they are achieved; how this fundamental information is being upscaled to the continuum mesoscale; and perhaps a few opinions as regards implications of our findings for future mesoscale material modeling of shock waves in complex systems.

5/5 Dr. Xiangbo (Henry) Meng
​​​​​​​University of Arkansas
Atomic & Molecular Layer Deposition (ALD/MLD) for Emerging Research Studies
Abstract: Atomic and molecular layer deposition (ALD & MLD) are two powerful vapor-phase thin-film techniques. In the past decade, they have been attracting more and more attention. ALD and MLD share a similar growth mechanism relying on self-limiting gas-solid surface reactions. They both are operated with repeatable cycles to proceed film growth. Ascribed to their unique mechanism, ALD and MLD were born with a series of unrivaled capabilities, such as extremely uniform and conformal coatings over any substrates of any shapes, low growth temperature (typically ≤ 200 oC and even down to room temperature), and accurate growth controllability at the atomic and molecular level. Due to their different adoptions of precursors, ALD is exclusively for growing inorganic materials while MLD is specially for organic compounds. Consequently, they and their combination potentially can develop any materials from inorganics to organics and inorganic-organic hybrids, which are in existence and not in existence. Therefore, they have been providing us with new solutions in many applications, ranging from semiconductors to catalysis, new energies, biomedical, and surface engineering. In this talk, Dr. Meng will give an introduction on the basic principles of ALD and MLD, their historic development, and emerging applications.
5/12 Dr. Hiro Nakamura
University of Arkansas
Angle-resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy: 2D Materials and Heterostructures
Abstract:​​​​​​​ In this seminar I will introduce recent advances in capturing electronic states in materials by using Angle-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy (ARPES). Starting from basic principles of photoelectron effects, I will describe how different light sources (He lamp, synchrotron radiation, and lasers) are used for ARPES and their respective advantages. Finally, our recent experiments on 2D materials (TMDCs and graphene) will be shown to shed light on charge/energy transfer processes between the interface of 2D materials.
5/19 Finals week ​​​​​​​No seminar

Previous Seminars

Fall 2021
Date Speaker Title
9/2

Rifat Ara Shams (PAMS)

Study of Structural, Electrical and Optical Properties of Copper Oxide Phase Mixture Thin Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition
9/9 Bishwajite Karmakar (PAMS) Study of Structural and Magnetic Properties of Ni-NiO Thin Films
9/16 Dr. Adam Brandt (alum)
Colorado State University & NIST
A Measurement of the 2S1/28D5/2 Transition in Hydrogen
9/23
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Dr. Conal Murray
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Investigating Material Improvements in Superconducting Qubits
9/30 Dr. Shun Saito
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Cosmic Acceleration and the Role of Galaxy Surveys
10/14
 

Dr. Yicheng Guo
University of Missouri - Columbia

Dissecting Distant Galaxies: How Sub-structures Shed Light on Galaxy Formation and Evolution​​​​​​​

10/21

Dr. Maria Mills
​​​​​​​
University of Missouri - Columbia

Force-based Detection of Sub-millisecond Topo-isomerase IA Dynamics
10/28
 
Dr. Wai-Lun Chan
University of Kansas
Turning Light into Electricity – How Excitons Dissociate at van der Waals Interfaces
11/4 Emily Justus (PAMS) Applications of a Combined Approach of Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations and Machine Learning to Model Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of Metal Oxides
11/11 Devon Romine (PAMS)

Modeling Atomic Layer Deposition of Alumina as an Ultra-thin Tunnel Barrier using Reactive Molecular Dynamics

11/18
 
Dr. Damena Agonafer
Washington University in St. Louis
Bioinspired Evaporative Cooling for High Heat Flux Applications
12/2
 
Dr. Rizal Hariadi
Arizona State University
Understanding Molecular Machines using Protein and DNA Origami Nanoarrays
12/9
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Dr. Jingyi Chen
University of Arkansas
Controlling Three Dimensional Morphology of Nonprecious Metal-Based Nanostructures
Spring 2021
Date Speaker Title
1/21

Dr. Jason Jackiewicz
New Mexico State University

Seismology of Sun and Stars
1/28 Dr. Michael Gordon
Æsir Technologies
Nickel-Zinc Battery Research Opportunities
2/4 Kwabena Asante Boahen (PAMS) ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Modeling of Argon Bombardment and Densification of Low-temperature Organic Precursors using Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Machine Learning
2/11 Dr. Oliver C. Grant
Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, University of Georgia
Virus-Receptor Interactions of Glycosylated SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Human ACE2 Receptor
3/2 Bikash Timalsina (PAMS) Development of EAM and RF-MEAM Potential to Study Thermal Properties of Zirconium Diboride
Bishwajite Karmakar​​​​​​​ (PAMS) Tuning Physical Properties of ZnO for Optoelectronics Applications
2/25 Dr. Cathy Wong
University of Oregon
In Situ Transient Absorption Spectroscopy During Materials Formation
3/4 Dr. Robert Baker
National eXtreme Ultrafast Science (NeXUS), Ohio State University
Watching Electrons Move at Interfaces: Visualizing Charge and Spin Dynamics Using Ultrafast XUV Spectroscopy
3/11

Alin Niraula (PAMS)

Transport Properties of Binary and Doped Diborides
Abiodun Odusanya (PAMS) A Study of Laser-assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Technique to Grow Carbon-based Materials
3/25 Shannon Dulz (PhD student, alum)
University of Notre Dame
Cold Exoplanets: Ground-based Direct Imaging and Population Studies Planning for Future Space Missions
4/8 Dr. Vashti Sawtelle
Michigan State University
Research on Inclusive Practices: Supporting Two-Year College Transfer Students in the Physics Community
4/15 Dr. Ryan Behunin
​​​​​​​Northern Arizona University
Noise in Integrated Photonic Brillouin Lasers
4/22 Dr. Marilu Perez Garcia
Ames National Laboratory
Designing Ligands with Predetermined Metal Ion Selectivity using Electronic Structure Theory, Machine Learning, and Molecular Mechanics
4/23 Rifat Ara Shams (PAMS) Electrical and Optical Properties of CuO-Cu2O Phase Mixture for Solar Cell Application
4/29 Joshua Kern (PhD student, alum)
Clemson University
Using ro-vibrational Emission from Protoplanetary Disks in Order to Observe Accretion and Planet Formation in Action
4/30 Abu Zobair (PAMS) Effect of Pulsed Laser Annealing on the Optoelectronic Properties of ZnO Thin Films
Sajal Islam (PAMS) Simulation and Fabrication of All Oxide Based Glass/ITO/TiO2/CuO/Au Heterostructure for Solar Cell Application
Fall 2020
Date Speaker Title
9/3 David Magness (PAMS) Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations of Atomic Layer Deposition
Tauhidul Islam (PAMS) Study of Size-controlled CoO@MnFe2O4 Core-shell Nanoparticle
9/10 Dr. Matthew Horton
​​​​​​​Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Democratizing Access to Materials Science with the Materials Project
9/17 Nadib Akram (PAMS) A Raman Study of Actinide Complex Species in Aqueous Chloride Solutions at High P-T Conditions
Sudha Krishnan (PAMS) Exploring Topological Weyl Semimetals Isostructural to YbMnBi2​​​​​​​ and Co2​​​​​​​MnGa
9/24 Dr. Andrew Mason
University of Central Arkansas
Do They Care, and Does It Matter? An Analysis of Learning Goals and Perceived Relevance of Introductory Physics to Life Science Majors
10/1 Dr. Jessica Krogstad
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Exploring the Potential of Concentrated Point Defects: Their Role in Mass Transport, Microstructural Evolution and Material Functionality
10/15

Dr. Paul Canfield
Ames National Laboratory &
​​​​​​​Iowa State University

Cooking, Fishing and Jogging through Phase Space: A Practical Guide to Discovering and Understanding New Materials
10/22 Dr. Dilpuneet Aidhy
University of Wyoming
Properties of Concentrated Alloys Predicted from Atomistic Calculations and Machine Learning
10/29 Abiodun Odusanya (PAMS)

A Study of Laser-assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Technique to Grow Carbon-based Materials

Sajal Islam (PAMS) TiO2-CuO Heterostructure Solar Cell for Cost Effective and Better Optoelectronic Properties
11/5 Alin Niraula (PAMS) Predicting Thermal Conductivity of High Temperature Ceramics (Diborides)
Abu Zobair (PAMS) Effect of Pulsed Laser Annealing on ZnO Thin Films
11/12 Dr. Alannah Hallas
University of British Columbia
Competing Orders and Phases in Pyrochlore Magnets
11/19 Bikash Timalsina​​​​​​​ (PAMS) EAM and RF-MEAM Interatomic Potential Development to Study Thermal Properties of Zirconium Diboride
12/3 Dr. Catherine Espaillat
Boston University
A Panchromatic View of Variability in Protoplanetary Disks
Spring 2020
Date Speaker Title
1/23

Yuxuan Lu (PAMS)

Reactive MD Simulation on the Formation of Amorphous Sub-nano Alumina Layer 
Moudip Nandi (PAMS) Synthesis and Characterization of Barium Titanate and Carbon-based Core-Shell Nano Particles
1/30 Abdullah Shafe (PAMS) Magnetic Properties of NiO Based Magnetic Heterostructured Nano Crystals (MHNCs)
Joy Roy (PAMS) Fabrication of CFO@C Core/Shell Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation
2/6 Dr. Mallory Molina
Montana State University
Resolving Black Hole and Star-Formation Activity in Nearby Galaxies
2/7 Dr. Mallory Molina
Montana State University
Towards a More Inclusive Astronomy: Building Community for All in Academia
2/13 Christopher Robledo (PAMS) Heterostructure of 2D Materials
Shahidul Asif (PAMS) Study of ZnO for Thin Film Transistor
2/20 Dr. Bharat Ratra
Kansas State University
The Accelerating Expanding Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Einstein's Cosmological Constant, or Why Jim Peebles was Awarded Half of the 2019 Physics Nobel Prize
2/27 Dr. Wouter Montfrooij
University of Missouri, Columbia
Does Spontaneous Fragmentation of a Magnetic Lattice Lead to Heavy Fermion Behavior?
3/5 Dr. Ariful Haque (alum)
North Carolina State University
Fabrication of Q-carbon and Diamond Films by Ultrafast Laser Processing and Deposition for Electron Field Emission and Electrocatalysis Applications

 

Fall 2019
Date Speaker Title
8/29

Rajan Khadka (PAMS)

Study of Amorphous Boron Carbide (a-BxC) Materials using Molecular Dynamics (MD) and Hybrid Reverse Monte Carlo (HRMC)
Muztoba Rabbani (PAMS) Development of Multicomponent EAM Potential for Ni Based SuperAlloy
9/5

Hayley Sohn (PhD student, alum)
University of Colorado Boulder

Active Liquid Crystal Skyrmions

9/12 Sabila Kader Pinky (PAMS) Molecular Dynamics (MD) Study of Creep Deformation in Ni-based Superalloy
9/19 Moudip Nandi (PAMS) Synthesis and Characterization of Oxide Carbide Core Shell Nano Particles
Joy Roy (PAMS) Fabrication of CFO@C Core/Shell Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation
9/26 Abdullah Shafe (PAMS) Structural and Magnetic Properties of NiO@MnxNi1-xO Core-Shell Nanoparticles Synthesized at Varying pH Values
Sinjan Majumder (PAMS) Development of a CVD Assisted PLD System for Growing Thin Films
10/3 Dr. Alexander Kozhanov
Georgia State University
Spin Waves in Structured Ferromagnetic Materials

10/16

Dr. Lloyd Lumata
University of Texas Dallas

Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance: Enhancing NMR and MRI Signals by >10,000-fold for Real-Time Metabolic Assessment of Cancer

10/24

Dr. Marco Cavaglià
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Unraveling the Universe's Deepest Mysteries with Gravitational Waves
10/31 Dr. Rao Khan
Washington University in St. Louis
Keeping Physics Relevant in Ever-changing Practice of Radiological Medicine
11/7 Dr. Yew San Hor
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Promising Candidates for Topological Superconductors

11/14 Christopher Robledo (PAMS) Heterostructure of 2D Materials
Shahidul Asif (PAMS) A Comparative Study of Characteristics of ZnO TFT for Various Substrate and Fabrication Parameters
12/5 Dr. Emmett Redd
Missouri State University
Mathematics and Physics: How to Make Artificial Intelligence More Like Biological Intelligence

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