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Research

Research

The experimental, theoretical, and computational research efforts in Delaware span an enormous range of energy scales -  from low energy (~ 1 eV) of atomic, molecular, and condensed matter systems to ultra high energy (~ 1020 eV) cosmic rays.

Special Equipment and Facilities:
  • Condensed matter and nanoscale physics laboratories have in house scanning and transmission microscopes, a variety of magnetometers, X-ray diffractometers, differential scanning calorimeters, thin-film deposition systems and cryogenic facilities, and make use of accelerator based facilities for X-ray and neutron scattering.
  • Atomic, molecular, and optical physics laboratories include femtosecond and high-power pulsed lasers for non-linear optical studies and high resolution multiphoton spectroscopy.
  • Astroparticle physics programs include high-altitude balloon flights and high energy cosmic ray and neutrino experiments in Antarctica (IceCube and Anita), as well as high energy gamma-ray observations with the VERITAS telescopes in Arizona.
  • Space physics programs maintain a world-wide network of neutron monitors and are involved with MMS, the Magnetosphere MultiScale mission and multi spacecraft missions such as Cluster-2, to study the magnetosphere and the solar wind.
  • Astronomy participates in several NASA missions: ACE, The Spitzer infrared telecope, the Chandra X-ray satellite and the Hubble Space Telescope. UD is also part of the SMARTS consortium which allows use of a group telescope in Chile.
  • Computational physics research and education operates several supercomputing clusters.

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