Over my short career I’ve been blessed with having the opportunity to know and work with some of the finest minds in physics and chemistry.  People I have enjoyed working with include: Jess Brewer (Thesis supervisor – UBC), John Warren, Ken Crowe, David Williams, Allen Mills, Jr., Gabriel Aeppli (PostDoc supervisor – Bell Labs), Bertram Batlogg, Anthony Fiory, Denis McWhan, Robert Haddon, William Kossler, David Mitzi, Lynn Schneemeyer, Robert Cava, John Dow, Maw-Kwen Wu, and many more.  I’m also grateful for helpful interactions with Phil Platzman (1st Bell Dept. Head), Peter Littlewood, Cherry Murray, Michael Schluter, and others.

Current Principal Collaborators

High Transition-Temperature Superconductivity

  • Theoretical research into the origins of the high-TC pairing mechanism
    • Inter-reservoir Coulombic pairing theory
    • First principles derivation of the optimal transition temperature TC0
    • Identifying experimental evidence of the Coulomb potential e2/ζ (e.g., in mid-infrared reflectivity spectra)
  • Experimental / theoretical studies of the ground-state symmetry
    • Analysis of μ+SR experiments, recognizing the extrinsic effects of fluxon depinning and motion
    • Explanation of dichotomy between μ+SR and some tunneling studies

Potential Beam Facilities

  • Positron facility at Jefferson National Laboratory (JLab)
  • Muon facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

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