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PHYSICS REPORT ON THINGS OF NOTE

FACULTY NEWS


VOLUME 7 NUMBER 1


Nano Discovery
_.ou'Ce -L -L je I feate1u Head Ot te -CL4-l

-ssoc; ate
Professor of
SPh ysics Andrew
Rinzler has
been 3,,rded a
patent for
Tran parent
Electrodes from
Single Wall
Carbon I ano-
tubes In 2001
whilee much of the nanoscale science conirmmunitt
.orkina ,th carbon nanotubes ,as foc used on their
application cs a nd Cdual oblects Rinzler realized the
material could pro Cde important opportunities as a
bulk material whilee still taking ad antage of the unique
properties of its nanoscdale constituents

Rinzler made a proposal to the I national Science
Foundation for a ne tgpe of optical modulator based
on a thin opti ally transparent layer of carbon
nanotubes that as to be electrically contacted ob an
array of closely spaced parallel gold electroCes Since
bulk carbon nanotuibes contain both metallic and
semiconducting nanouibes inzler realized that a
continuous film of them ,Ould be a sood elenti ial
Conductor nob acting the need for the gold electrode
arraV

Producing a film of nanotubes that -ould be thin
enough to be transparent optically homogeneous and
still highly conducting pro ed to be quite a challenge
Rinzler 5 enabling ideas for a method that workedd the
firs[ time it[ ,as tried by hics graduate student Zhihing
Chen came in 2002 shortly before the I SF funding
came through Recognizing that transparent electrical
conductors are per asi e in modern electro-optics
including the need for such layers in present and
upcoming computer/Tv.' display technologies Rinzler
filed a disclosure ith the ,'-fflce of Technology
Licensing whichh filed for a pro isional patent
application in 2'002 con erting to a utility patent a ,ear
later

,&ee Fin:lei on Pa;.e -I


Professor Mark
Meisel has been
named the ic'00
Colonel -Ilan R and
,largaret -, C ro Term
Professor in the College
of Liberal -rts and
Sc ien es I hese
profeissorships
recognize a select group
of faculty ,ho ha e demonstrated e-cellence
in scholarship teaching and ser iie
Congratulations to Pm ark on recei ing this
Sell-earned dsbtinc tion'


Konigsberg re-elected as
CDF co-spokesperson
-Jacobo Konigsberg
ill continue to help.

into the energy
frontier in the quest
to find the Higgs
boson The roughly
i 600-member
Collaboration of 14
countries elected
Konigsberg as one of
., o spokespersons
O er three other
candidates The t 0
leadership positions
ha e staggered t ,-year terms I his is the
Ini. ersitg of Florida professor s second term
as spokesman C.CIF is ery fortunate to
ha e four ery capable indC Cduals interested in
leading the e. periment This indict ate ho .
vibrant this collaboration still is said Robert
Roser ,ho has ser ed as co-spokesman for
the past gear .13co and I make a strong
team and I am sure ,ie ll ha e a lot of fun
together in the coming gear

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EDITORS
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Pam Marlin


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Research News


AMERICAN INSTITUTE gF PHYSICS Several research
projects from the
department were
featured in the American Institute of Physics top 10 physics stories for
2007. Please visit http://aip.org/pnu/2007/split/850-1.html for the
complete list.

Number six, which includes research done by Physics Assistant
Professor, Heather Ray, is the The MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab.
The MiniBooNE experiment solves a neutrino mystery, apparently
dismissing the possibility of a fourth species of neutrino.
For more information on the project visit
http://www.aip.org/pnu/2007/split/820-1.html.

Number seven on the list is the Tevatron, which includes research done
by Physics Scientist, Jacobo Konigsberg. The Tevatron, in its quest to
observe the Higgs boson, updated the top quark mass and observed
several new types of collision events, such as those in which only a
single top quark is made, and those in which a W and Z boson or two Z
bosons are made simultaneously. For more information visit
http://www.aip.org/pnu/2007/split/821-1.html


STUDENT NEWS


There will be a Physics Graduate Student
meeting Thursday, January 10 at 4:00pm
In 1002 NPB. Please plan to attend.



Student Travel Awards


Received
Three graduate students have received CLAS
Graduate Student Travel Awards for Spring 2008.
The students are Sinan Selcuk, Pradeep
Bhupathi, and Lex Kemper, and the $250 CLAS Awards for each
student will be used to present abstracts at the APS March 2008
Meeting to be held in New Orleans. In addition to these awards,
Sinan and Pradeep have both received $250 Travel Awards from the
Department.

Sinan Selcuk, a 6th year student working with Professor Art
Hebard, will present an abstract entitled "Enhancement of Light
Transmission through Bulls Eye Structures". Pradeep Bhupathi, a
6th year student working with Professor Yoon Lee, will present an
abstract entitled "Effect of Global Anisotropy on Superfluid 3He in
Compressed Aerogels". Lex Kemper, a 4th year student working
with Professor Hai-Ping Cheng and Professor Peter Hirschfeld,
will present an abstract entitled "Impurity Studies in High-Tc Super-
conductors".


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The Annual Secretary Staff
holiday party was held
December 13.

Above photo is of Darlene
Latimer, Condensed Matter/
MAG Lab Secretary


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STUDENT EVENT AND AWARDS


Students Meet Faculty Event The Department's annual "Graduate
Students Meet the Faculty" poster session event was held on Thursday, December
6th. It was an opportunity for students to present and discuss their current research.
The student awards were also presented. More pictures of the event can be viewed
at http://www.phys.ufl.edu/media/2007-Meet-Faculty/
Photos of award recipients are below:


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Tom Scott Memorial
Award

Naveen Margankunte

The Tom Scott Memorial Award
is made annually to a senior
graduate student in
experimental physics who has
shown distinction in
research. The award honors the
memory of Professor Tom Scott
who made significant
contributions to the Department
both as a Chair and as a noted
researcher and provides a $500
prize.

Naveen Margankunte works
with Prof David Tanner.




Photos are of Physics Chairman Alan
Dorsey with award recipients


Charles F. Hooper Award


Deepak Kar (left) and Jonathan Lawrence (right)
The Charles F. Hooper Jr. Memorial Award is made annually to senior
graduate students in physics who have shown distinction in research and
teaching. The Award honors the memory of Professor Charles (Chuck)
Hooper who made seminal contributions to the Department as a Chair, as a
distinguished researcher, and as a beloved mentor/teacher and provides 2
Awards of $250 each. Deepak Kar works with Prof Rick Field and
Jonathan Lawrence works with Prof Stephen Hill.










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Graduate Student Teaching Award

Francisco Rojas (left) and Manoj Srivastava (right)
Graduate Student Teaching Awards are awarded annually to two
Teaching Assistants who have displayed excellence in teaching in either
the laboratory or the discussion sections and the 2 Awards are each $100.
TA of the Year (Labs) is Francisco Rojas, who is working with
Prof Charles Thorn and TA of the Year (Discussion Sections) is
Manoj Srivastava, who is working with Prof Hai-Ping Cheng.









THE PROTON


Summer 2008 Undergraduate
Opportunity in Japan SPICE Graduate Fellowships


Rice University is pleased to announce the opening of
the 2008 NanoJapan: Summer Nanotechnology
Research Program for Undergraduates. Program dates
are May 16 August 8, 2008, with the application
deadline being February 8, 2008. NanoJapan consists
of a three-week Japanese language and culture
orientation program held in Tokyo followed by a
nine-week research internship at leading
nanotechnology laboratories throughout Japan.
Research host universities include Keio University,
RIKEN, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of
Technology, Osaka University, Osaka Institute of
Technology, Shinshu University, Tohoku University and
Hokkaido University. Participants will travel to Kyoto for
a Mid-Program Meeting including a full-day Origin
Japanese Traditional Arts Workshop. NanoJapan
concludes with participants returning to Rice University
to present scientific research posters on their summer
projects at the Rice Quantum Institute Summer
Research Symposium.

The NanoJapan program is open to freshmen and
sophomore engineering and science students who are
currently enrolled in good academic standing at any US
institution of higher education. For more information
visit http://nanojapan.rice.edu



Rinzler Con't from Page 1

Rinzler's group further developed the films as well as
the optical modulator that spawned them-and with
characterization help from UF colleagues David
Tanner, Physics; Art Hebard, Physics; and John
Reynolds, Chemistry, published a paper in Science in
2004. That same year, in another demonstration of the
utility of the films, Rinzler and materials science
colleagues Steve Pearton and Fan Ren used them as
the hole (positive electrical charge) injection electrode in
gallium nitride light emitting diodes, with the light emitted
through the films. This work was published in Nano
Letters.

Today, with seven additional patents filed on various
elaborations of the technology, the Rinzler and
Reynolds groups have a well-funded program by the
licensee of the patent to exploit the transparent
conducting nanotube films in polymer based light
emitting diodes, photovoltaics (solar cells) and
electrochromic displays. Most recently, in another
unrelated but also industrially funded program, the
Rinzler group has pushed the technology to develop a
new architecture thin film transistor.


SPICE is an NSF GK-12 program that provides $30,000
fellowships to graduate students in science and
engineering. It trains students to communicate science
to the general public (through teaching in
underprivileged middle schools) and to view more
broadly their roles as scientists and engineers.

Although the focus of SPICE is ecosystem health,
SPICE Fellows do not have to come from departments
with an environmental focus. All they ask is an interest
in framing lessons around environmental themes. For
more details and applications, please visit the UF SPICE
website: http://www.spice.centers.ufl.edu.

NSF is a funded program at UF and available to US
citizen's or permanent resident aliens of the United
States. Applications are due February 4, 2008.



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