Research

The faculty and staff of the Department of Physics and Astronomy are engaged in many different research areas. Some specialities include materials and surface physics, optics, microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, organic semiconductors, physics education, robotics, asteroids, and the physics of stars (see below for a more full list of projects).

Research facilities available to faculty, staff, and students include:

PROJECT

ASSOCIATED FACULTY

ASSOCIATED FACILITIES

ArcheoPhysics (Neanderthal Tool Characterization) Tonya S. Coffey Coffey UHV Laboratory

AppNano (Nano-Analysis and Fabrication Lab)

Atmospheric Optical Characterization James P. Sherman AppalAIR (Optics Lab)
Biophysics and Optical Sciences Jennifer L. Burris and Brooke C. Hester Biophysics and Optical Sciences Facility (BiyOSeF)
Early Universe Physics Anthony G. Calamai Ion Trap Laboratory
Eclipsing Binary Stars Daniel B. Caton Dark Sky Observatory
Electrostatics - e.g. Mars Rover J. Sid Clements ASU Electrostatics Lab, Kennedy Space Center, FL
Granular Flows and Sediment Transport (Computational, Experimental, and FIeld Research) Christopher S. Thaxton Terrestrial Surface Processes Lab

Naval Research Labs (Stennis SC, MS)
Martian Atmosphere Characterization Tonya S. Coffey Coffey UHV Laboratory

AppNano (Nano-Analysis and Fabrication Lab)

Nano-Materials Fabrication and Characterization (multiple on-going projects) Brad R. ConradPhillip E. Russell AppNano (Nano-Analysis and Fabrication Lab)
Nano-Tribology and UHV Surface Characterization (multiple on-going projects) Tonya S. Coffey Coffey UHV Laboratory
NASA Instrumentation (ongoing: Space Shuttle, etc.) J. Sid Clements ASU Electrostatics Lab, Kennedy Space Center, FL
O/B Associations and Galactic structure Michael Briley National Optical Observatories
Optical Tweezers Brooke Hester Optical Tweezer Lab
Organic Electronics (Transistors and Photovoltaics) Brad R. Conrad UHV Laboratories

Center for NanoPhase Materials Science

Physics and Astronomy Education and Pedagogy John E. CockmanPatricia E Allen ASU P&A Instructional and Demonstration FacilitiesRankin "GoTo" Instructional Astronomy Facility
Raman Spectroscopy Jennifer L. Burris Raman Spectroscopy Lab
Remote Sensing Projects (incl. Braille display, stream monitoring telemetry, etc.) Christopher S. ThaxtonThomas L. Rokoske Remote Sensing Laboratory
River and Stream Modeling and Monitoring Christopher S. Thaxton Terrestrial Surface Processes Lab
Robotics platform development Christopher S. Thaxton Electronics, Instrumentation, and Robotics Laboratories
Stellar abundances and populations Michael Briley Dark Sky Observatory
Stellar Atmosphere and Earth Ionosphere Research Anthony G. Calamai Ion Trap Laboratory
Stellar Spectroscopy Richard O. Gray Astronomy Instrumentation Development Laboratory
Surface Physics (AFM, SEM, STM, STS, C-AFM, KPFM, etc) Brad R. ConradPhillip E. RussellTonya S. Coffey UHV Laboratories

AppNano (Nano-Analysis and Fabrication Lab)

Trojan Planet Project Daniel B. Caton Dark Sky Observatory

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Contact

Mail Address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
ASU Box 32106
Boone, NC 28608-2106 

Physical Address (also for shipping):
GWH 231
525 Rivers Street
Boone, NC, 28608-2106

Telephone: 828-262-3090
Fax: 828-262-2049

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