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Gerald  Woods

Gerald Woods

Gerald Woods
Instructor & General Physics Lab Director

Contact

Office: ISA 4219
Phone: 813/974-7351
Fax: 813/974-5813
Email:

Education

Ph.D., Physics, 2001, University of Tennessee

Research

Research Interests:

  • solid state & materials physics
  • magnetic materials
  • thin-films
  • spin-polarized tunneling
  • superconductivity

Currently we are interested in spin-dependent transport in metallic ferromagnetic oxides. We have successfully investigated polycrystalline SrRu1-x(Ti, Mn, Ni)xO3, as well as the CMR materials La0.6(Sr, Ba)0.4MnO3, using point contact Andreev reflection (PCAR). This technique measures the conductance at a ferromagnetic/superconductor (F/S) junction, which has a contact size of typically ~ 1m. The conductance at zero-bias voltage illustrates that due to the spin imbalance at the Fermi level in a ferromagnet, suppression of Andreev reflection occurs. Our investigations will extend to studying the Andreev reflection process for F/S junctions in the presence of applied magnetic fields.

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
52253PHY 2049L002General Physics II Laboratory
1M2:00pm-3:50pm

ISA 2062
52254PHY 2049L003General Physics II Laboratory
1W12:00pm-1:50pm

ISA 2062
52258PHY 2053L002General Physics I Laboratory
1M12:00pm-1:50pm

ISA 2069
52259PHY 2053L003General Physics I Laboratory
1T9:00am-10:50am

ISA 2069
52260PHY 2053L004General Physics I Laboratory
1T12:00pm-1:50pm

ISA 2069
53565PHY 2053L009General Physics I Laboratory
1R12:00pm-1:50pm

ISA 2069
53566PHY 2053L010General Physics I Laboratory
1R3:00pm-4:50pm

ISA 2069
58224PHY 2053L901General Physics I Laboratory
1M5:00pm-6:50pm

ISA 2069
58101PHY 2054L009General Physics II Laboratory
1T12:00pm-1:50pm

ISA 2070
58232PHY 2054L010General Physics II Laboratory
1R9:00am-10:50am

ISA 2070
52800PHY 4910026Undergraduate Research
1-4

TBA TBA
54728PHY 6940001Supervised Teaching
3