May 4, 2015 - For those whose kitchen clocks almost never agree with their nightstand clocks, for those who grouse about forcing their watches to spring forward or fall back, the work University of Delaware physicist Marianna Safronova and other researchers are doing may be nothing short of mystifying.
May 1, 2015 - Most of us know helium as the lighter-than-air gas that puts lift into birthday balloons or makes a baritone's resonant voice sound more like Donald Duck's. But helium -- a non-toxic element that is abundant in the universe but a scarce, non-renewable resource on earth -- has many significant uses in industry, medicine and science.
April 28, 2015 - Jose D'Arruda, Ph.D. 1971, University of Delaware, has received the Outstanding Physics Alumni Award from Lowell Technological Institute, Lowell, Massachusetts. Each spring the Department of Physics and Applied Physics holds an awards banquet, hosted by the Society of Physics Students and the Graduate Physics Association, to honor student award recipients at both the undergraduate and graduate level. At the 2015 banquet in April, Dr. A'Arruda was presented with the Outstanding Physics Alumni Award.
April 23, 2015 - University of Delaware colleagues, friends and students of the late Dr. Norbert Mulders, professor of physics and astronomy, remember him as a dedicated and inspiring teacher, a brilliant experimental physicist and an open and witty companion. Dr. Mulders, a UD alumnus and member of the faculty since 1996, died from complications resulting from esophageal cancer on Monday, March 30. He was 55.
March 12, 2015 - Karl W. Böer, distinguished professor of physics and solar energy, gave a presentation at the Institute of Energy Conversion titled "How to turn CdS p-type using hyper-high-field Böer Domains." He showed that at 125 kV/cm gold electrodes can inject massively holes into CdS, inverting it to become p-type, turning the well-known quenching spectrum with electron density minima at 0.9, 1.2 and 1.3 μm into maxima at nearly the same wavelength.