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Graduate Program

dual degree (ph.d.) program in physics (materials)

Motivation and Goals  |  Details of the Program  |  The Institute of Physics (IOP), Chinese Academy of Sciences   |  Nanjing University
Louisiana State University  |  Discovering New Complex Materials and Phenomena  |  Physics & Chemistry at Surfaces: Broken Symmetry
Emergent Behavior in Spatially Confined Complex Materials   |  Condensed Matter Theory: From Quantum Criticality to Topological Matter
Quantum Critical Behavior  |  Correlated Cold Atoms: The Interface between Atomic and Condensed Matter Physics
Extreme Scale Simulations of Complex Materials  |  Materials Characterization with Synchrotron Radiations


Materials Characterization with Synchrotron Radiations



CAMD LogoThe Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) is the largest experimental research facility at LSU. The centerpiece of the CAMD facility is a normal-conducting electron storage ring (1.2 GeV) optimized for the production of soft X-rays. It is one of only eight synchrotrons in the US and the only state-funded facility. Employing eight bending magnets and superconducting wiggler(s), monochromized photons from far-IR to hard x-rays (100 keV) are directed through beamlines into various experimental endstations. Using a number of unique photon- and electron-based spectroscopies, such as EXAFS, XANES, high-resolution ARPES, element specific electronic, magnetic, structural properties of a variety of materials are explored with unprecedented ability.

CAMD's scientific and R&D are focused in a number of targeted areas:XMCD spectra

  • Energy materials science, electronic structure and catalysis
  • Environmental chemical speciation, reactivities
  • Medical/Biomedical protein crystallography, imaging, therapy
  • Microfabrication microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip

This dual-degree program welcomes new graduate students to participate in synchrotron-based experimental research. Assistantship and scholarship are available. Students will have access to a spectrum of advanced research equipment and work with one of the leading groups in this rapidly emerging field. For more information, contact Profs. Phil Sprunger (), Shane Stadler (), or Richard Kurtz ().

Constructed structure of protein with x-reay deffraction

Last updated: June 10, 2015