Lowell E. Wenger
Professor of Physics
305 Campbell Hall
1300 University Blvd.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
Lecture notes for my PH 201 (Fall 2012) & PH 202 (Spring 2013) lecture sections can be found on Blackboard.
My research effort focuses on two areas of condensed matter physics: magnetic properties of solids and superconductivity. The magnetic studies focus on the fabrication and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles, nanowires and other nanostructures as well as of bulk materials including their properties under high pressure (< 15 GPa). In these studies, we utilize a variety of measurement techniques including SQUID magnetometry, ac susceptibility, and resistivity as well as structural characterization by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. We are also interested in the development of these magnetic nanostructured materials and techniques for potential biomedical applications. The superconductivity research focuses on understanding of the various physical phenomena, such as electrical, magnetic, and electrodynamic effects associated with both conventional metallic superconductors and high-temperature superconductors, and the synthesis of novel materials for increasing the superconducting transition temperature.
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