Dr. Christopher Moore received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he studied the local electronic behavior of wide band-gap semiconductor systems. He is an Assistant Professor of physics at Longwood University. He lives in Farmville, VA with his wife (Kelly), his son (Balin), and his two dogs (Ainsley and Vinnie). He runs the relatively popular website ilovephysics.com, which receives over 50,000 unique visitors each month.
Sean Kenny is a physics major at Longwood University. Sean spent the summer of 2008 working in the research lab of Dr. Alison Baski at VCU on our joint project to study the role of the surface on the electrical properties of ZnO and GaN. He contributed to some of our work on ZnO, resulting in co-authorship of an article being submitted to Applied Physics Letters. He has also worked with our new technique called electronic pump-probe AFM. He will be working in our lab at Longwood during the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 academic semesters.
Daniel Songer will be working in the lab during the fall 2008 semester. Daniel will characterize the growth of thin aluminum films onto various substrates using DC sputter deposition and atomic force microscopy.
Donald Moffett is a physics major in the dual-degree program at Longwood University. Donald is seen here working on the mill during the construction of the mechanical pieces necessary for the scanning tunneling microscope. He achieved successful quantum tunneling with his microscope in April 2008. He is currently completing the requirements for his degree at Old Dominion University.
Andy Wofford graduated with a B.S. in Physics from Longwood University during the summer of 2008. During the spring 2008 semester, Andy began construction of our sputter deposition chamber. Specifically, Andy put together the ultra-high-vacuumchamber and designed and fabricated a support and cart system for the chamber.