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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
80545PHY 2048L005General Physics I Laboratory
1T

9:00am-10:50am

ISA 2057

80546PHY 2048L006General Physics I Laboratory
1T

11:00am-12:50pm

ISA 2057

80548PHY 2048L008General Physics I Laboratory
1T

3:00pm-4:50pm

ISA 2057

80549PHY 2048L009General Physics I Laboratory
1W

9:00am-10:50am

ISA 2057

82708PHY 2048L015General Physics I Laboratory
1R

1:00pm-2:50pm

ISA 2057

94668PHY 2048L017General Physics I Laboratory
1F

9:00am-10:50am

ISA 2057

92735PHY 2048L018General Physics I Laboratory
1F

11:00am-12:50pm

ISA 2057

94873PHY 2048L019General Physics I Laboratory
1T

5:00pm-6:50pm

ISA 2057

84518PHY 2048L902General Physics I Laboratory
1T

8:00pm-9:50pm

ISA 2057

84519PHY 2048L903General Physics I Laboratory
1W

6:30pm-8:20pm

ISA 2057

84520PHY 2048L904General Physics I Laboratory
1R

8:00pm-9:50pm

ISA 2057

80559PHY 2049L004General Physics II Laboratory
1T

9:00am-10:50am

ISA 2062

80560PHY 2049L005General Physics II Laboratory
1T

11:00am-12:50pm

ISA 2062

80561PHY 2049L006General Physics II Laboratory
1T

1:00pm-2:50pm

ISA 2062

80567PHY 2053L001General Physics I Laboratory
1M

9:00am-10:50am

ISA 2069

80572PHY 2053L006General Physics I Laboratory
1T

10:30am-12:20pm

ISA 2069

80573PHY 2053L007General Physics I Laboratory
1T

2:00pm-3:50pm

ISA 2069

80574PHY 2053L008General Physics I Laboratory
1T

4:00pm-5:50pm

ISA 2069

80575PHY 2053L009General Physics I Laboratory
1W

9:00am-10:50am

ISA 2069

80579PHY 2053L013General Physics I Laboratory
1R

8:30am-10:20am

ISA 2069

81478PHY 2053L014General Physics I Laboratory
1R

10:30am-12:20pm

ISA 2069

84521PHY 2053L015General Physics I Laboratory
1R

2:00pm-3:50pm

ISA 2069

82711PHY 2053L016General Physics I Laboratory
1R

4:00pm-5:50pm

ISA 2069

94540PHY 2053L017General Physics I Laboratory
1F

10:30am-12:20pm

ISA 2069

89794PHY 2053L018General Physics I Laboratory
1F

8:30am-10:20am

ISA 2069

94669PHY 2053L019General Physics I Laboratory
1S

9:00am-10:50am

ISA 2069

94670PHY 2053L020General Physics I Laboratory
1S

11:00am-12:50pm

ISA 2069

94766PHY 2053L022General Physics I Laboratory
1F

12:30pm-2:20pm

ISA 2069

95780PHY 2053L023General Physics I Laboratory
This lab is 100% online with no class meetings! Check with your advisor to make sure online Physics is
1



OFFT 100

95781PHY 2053L024General Physics I Laboratory
This lab is 100% online with no class meetings! Check with your advisor to make sure online Physics
1



OFFT 100

95782PHY 2053L025General Physics I Laboratory
This lab is 100% online with no class meetings! Check with your advisor to make sure online Physics is
1



OFFT 100

96213PHY 2053L028General Physics I Laboratory
1F

11:00am-12:50pm

ISA 4028

96388PHY 2053L031General Physics I Laboratory
This lab is 100% online with no class meetings. Check with your advisor to make sure online Physics is
1



OFFT 100

80580PHY 2053L901General Physics I Laboratory
1M

5:00pm-6:50pm

ISA 2069

80581PHY 2053L902General Physics I Laboratory
1M

8:00pm-9:50pm

ISA 2069

80582PHY 2053L903General Physics I Laboratory
1T

6:00pm-7:50pm

ISA 2069

87426PHY 2053L905General Physics I Laboratory
1W

5:00pm-6:50pm

ISA 2069

91877PHY 2053L908General Physics I Laboratory
1W

8:00pm-9:50pm

ISA 2069

81910PHZ 2102901Problems in General Physics I
For Students in PHY 2048 Only!
1T

5:30pm-6:20pm

ISA 4019A-D

86497PHY 3822L001Intermediate Laboratory
Physics majors and minors only! Please contact the Physics Advisor: PhysicsAdvise@usf.edu
3MW

3:30pm-4:45pm

ISA 2051
ISA 3051
93657PHY 4823L001Advanced Laboratory
Please contact the Physics Advisor for a permit at: PhysicsAdvise@usf.edu
3MW

12:30pm-1:45pm

ISA 4010
ISA 3056
83183PHY 6940001Supervised Teaching
3F

2:00pm-2:50pm

ISA 2062