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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
10496PHY 2048L004General Physics I Laboratory
1M2:00pm-3:50pm

ISA 2057
10985PHY 2048L005General Physics I Laboratory
1T8:00am-9:50am

ISA 2057
10500PHY 2048L009General Physics I Laboratory
1W8:00am-9:50am

ISA 2057
10501PHY 2048L010General Physics I Laboratory
1W10:00am-11:50am

ISA 2057
11035PHY 2048L011General Physics I Laboratory
1W12:00pm-1:50pm

ISA 2057
11118PHY 2048L012General Physics I Laboratory
1W2:00pm-3:50pm

ISA 2057
10513PHY 2049L009General Physics II Laboratory
1W10:00am-11:50am

ISA 2062
21628PHY 2049L014General Physics II Laboratory
1R4:00pm-5:50pm

ISA 2062
24738PHY 2049L016General Physics II Laboratory
1W8:00am-9:50am

ISA 2062
10516PHY 2053801General Physics I
FAQs Choose an open lecture and an open lab.
3MW12:30pm-1:45pm

ISA 1051
10517PHY 2053803General Physics I
FAQs Choose and open lecture and an open lab.
3MW3:30pm-4:45pm

ISA 1051
11749PHY 2053L013General Physics I Laboratory
1R8:00am-9:50am

ISA 2069
12109PHY 2053L014General Physics I Laboratory
1R10:00am-11:50am

ISA 2069
12114PHY 2053L015General Physics I Laboratory
1R12:00pm-1:50pm

ISA 2069
19666PHY 2053L016General Physics I Laboratory
1R2:00pm-3:50pm

ISA 2069
11611PHY 2053L902General Physics I Laboratory
1W6:00pm-7:50pm

ISA 2069
12547PHY 2053L903General Physics I Laboratory
1R6:00pm-7:50pm

ISA 2069
23089PHY 2053L905General Physics I Laboratory
1W8:00pm-9:50pm

ISA 2069
23181PHY 2053L906General Physics I Laboratory
Friday night Physics lab! Pizza ordering is allowed! Plates and napkins are required!
1F5:00pm-6:50pm

ISA 2069
25008PHY 2053L908General Physics I Laboratory
Friday night Physics Lab! Pizza ordering is allowed! Plates and napkins are required!
1F7:00pm-8:50pm

ISA 2069
10533PHY 2054L004General Physics II Laboratory
1M2:00pm-3:50pm

ISA 2070
10534PHY 2054L005General Physics II Laboratory
1M4:00pm-5:50pm

ISA 2070
11036PHY 2054L012General Physics II Laboratory
1W10:00am-11:50am

ISA 2070
19593PHY 2054L016General Physics II Laboratory
1R10:00am-11:50am

ISA 2070
24935PHY 2054L020General Physics II Laboratory
This lab follows the Problem Solving course that accompanies the PHY 2054 lecture. This is CRN 11573 PHZ 2103-001 that
1F10:30am-12:20pm

ISA 2070
12527PHY 2054L901General Physics II Laboratory
1M8:00pm-9:50pm

ISA 2070
11367PHY 4823L001Advanced Laboratory
Intended for Physics majors. Open Lab times will be provided
3MW2:00pm-3:15pm

ISA 2023
ISA 3056
12514PHY 6940001Supervised Teaching
3F10:00am-12:00pm

ISA 2062