March 7, 2013
Congratulations to Bo Peng and Jeremy Lehner for passing the departmental second-year exam. Bo presented his work on anisotropic exchange splittings in transition-metal-doped II-VI semiconducting nanocrystals. Jeremy presented his work on geometry optimization, discussing a modification to the rational function optimization for transition state optimizations.
May 3, 2012
Joseph May and Ryan McMorris’ paper, “Ferromagnetism in p-Type Manganese-Doped ZnO Quantum Dots”, which describes how nitrogen dopants affect the magnetic ordering of manganese unpaired spins in zinc oxide quantum dots, was just accepted into the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. The “Just Accepted Manuscript” is available here.
April 11, 2012
Bo Peng’s paper, “Theoretical Evaluation of Spin-Dependent Auger De-Excitation in Mn2+-Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals,” which describes Auger de-excitation process in Mn2+-doped CdS quantum dots, was just accepted into the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The “Just Accepted Manuscript” is available here.
March 25, 2011
Congratulations to Joseph May for passing the departmental second-year exam. Joseph presented his work on sp–d exchange interactions in CdSe quantum dots.
February 7, 2011
Congratulations to the newly-minted Dr. Ekateriana Badaeva who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled “Towards Understanding Electronic Structure of Mn and Co Doped ZnO Quantum Dots Using Density Functional Theory Methods”. Katia will continue her work for the next quarter as a postdoctoral researcher in the group.