Condensed matter theory inevitably involves systems
having a very large number (1023) of stronly interactive
particles. The main task in describing such complex systems is to
extract some basic underlying features that control a variety of
different behaviors in these systems. Understandably, the theory
leads in many different directions.
Some Recent Student Research Projects:
Associated Faculty: Drabold,
- Quantum ballistic transport in electronic nanostructures
- Electronic structure and dielectric function
of semiconductor superlattice system
- Electronic states and collective modes of in-plate
modulated heterojunction layers
- Bose-Einstein condensation in polarized excitonic
- Many-body semi-clasical potentials to describe
surface atomic deposition dynameics and energies.
- Studies of structure and doping of tetrahedral
- Modeling of amorphous carbon surfaces.
- Calculations of electronic and vibrational state
densities for very large fullerenes.
- Methodological development of quantum "order-N"
methods; projection methods for computation of Wannier functions
- Studies of structure, vibrations and photo-induced
instability in glassy chalcogenides.
- Studies of the Anderson transition in amorphous
column IV materials: Qualitative theory of localization.
- Electron and thermal transport approached from
density functional theory.
- Photo-induced structural changes and athermal
photo-melting in glasses.