Office: 207 Lewis Hall
Condensed Matter Physics is a field of physics that works to understand both the macroscopic and microscopic properties of matter. In particular, it deals with "condensed" phases where there are strong interactions among the constituent parts. Solids and Liquids are the most common forms of condensed phases. Solid State Physics is a main part of the field of Condensed Matter Physics.
In recent years, the University of Mississippi Solid State Research Group has conducted a number of diverse experiments utilizing acoustical and optical experimental techniques to help us develop a better understanding of the physics of crystalline solids.
Our Research Group has laboratory facilities at both Lewis Hall (the main physics department building) and the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA). Our laboratory facilities are equipped for a variety of electrical, optical, and acoustical Measurements. Additionally, we have access to a fully equipped Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy lab through our collaborators at the College Of Charleston, South Carolina.
Current Directions of Research