Arthur Smith
Office: Clippinger 165
Telephone: 740-597-2576
Fax: 740-593-0433


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (1995)
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Condensed Matter and Surface Science (CMSS)
Nanoscale & Quantum Phenomena Institute (NQPI)
Experimental condensed matter physics, surface physics. The research in my group is focused on investigating the geometrical, electronic, and magnetic structure of surfaces and thin films, including metals and semiconductors. As the main experimental approach, we use molecular beam epitaxial growth combined with scanning tunneling microscopy, all done in-situ. We have great interest in nanomagnetism and spin structure in systems such as magnetic monolayers on gallium nitride surfaces and thin transition metal nitride layers. A growing emphasis is on the use of spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy to obtain ultimate magnetic/spin resolution for magnetic/spintronic surfaces.


Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Clippinger Lab 251B, Athens, OH 45701
Tel: 740-593-1718 Fax: 740-593-0433