Dept. of Physics
The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—ranked among the top ten in the U.S. by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences—is physics on the cutting edge of research and education. Our mission is to serve the people of the State of Illinois, the nation, and the world through leadership in physics research, science education, public outreach, and professional service.
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(2015-01-21)The Calogero Sutherland model is system of particle moving on a line and interacting with long-range forces. In this thesis we consider the classical case where the particles may or may not possess a spin degree of freedom. ...
(2015-01-21)Heat conduction in nanomaterials is an important area of study, with both fundamental and technological implications. However, little is known about heat flow in two-dimensional (2D) materials or devices with dimensions ...
(2015-01-21)This thesis presents a theoretical study of topological insulators coupled with superconductor and magnet. We discuss different physics due to these novel couplings and the topological properties. Chapter 2 describes the ...
(2015-01-21)Phase separation and nanoscale fluctuation in strongly correlated systems are known to exist around their phase transitions. They are directly connected to the ordering mechanisms that cause magnetic orders, density waves, ...
(2015-01-21)The remarkable molecule that encodes genetic information for all life on earth—DNA—is a polymer with unusual physical properties. The mechanical and electrostatic properties of DNA are utilized extensively by cells in the ...