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Submissions from 2018
Using coherent phonons for ultrafast control of the Dirac node of SrMnSb2, Christopher P. Weber, Madison G. Masten, Thomas C. Ogloza, Bryan S. Berggren, Michael K. L. Man, Keshav M. Dani, Jinyu Liu, Zhiqiang Mao, Dennis D. Klug, Adebayo A. Adeleke, and Yansun Yao
Submissions from 2017
Similar ultrafast dynamics of several dissimilar Dirac and Weyl semimetals, Christopher P. Weber, Bryan S. Berggren, Madison G. Masten, Thomas C. Ogloza, Skylar Deckoff-Jones, Julien Madéo, Michael K. L. Man, Keshav M. Dani, Lingxiao Zhao, Genfu Chen, Jinyu Liu, Zhiqiang Mao, Leslie M. Schoop, Bettina V. Lotsch, Stuart S. P. Parkin, and Mazhar Ali
Submissions from 2016
Evaluation of 3D Carbon Nanotube Composite Atomic Force Microscopy Probes Fabricated with Ion Flux Molding, Grace E. Chesmore, Kai-Hsiang Hung, Carrollyn Roque, and Richard P. Barber Jr.
Structure–function relationships of fullerene esters in polymer solar cells: unexpected structural effects on lifetime and efficiency, Michael Tro, Alexis Sarabia, Kyle J. Bandaccari, David Oparko, Emma Lewis, Maxwell J. Giammona, Justin Isaac, Parisa Tajalli-Tehrani Valverde, Grace E. Chesmore, Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Richard P. Barber Jr., and Brian J. McNelis
Submissions from 2014
Resistance and lifetime measurements of polymer solar cells using glycerol doped poly[3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene]: poly[styrenesulfonate] hole injection layers, Bhaskar Mantha, Emma Lewis, and Richard P. Barber Jr.
Submissions from 2012
Transport and spectroscopic studies of the effects of fullerene structure on the efficiency and lifetime of polythiophene-based solar cells, Emilee L. Sena, Justin H. Peel, Devin Wesenberg, Shreya Nathan, Marianne Wallis, Maxwell J. Giammona, Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Brian J. McNelis, and Richard P. Barber Jr.
Submissions from 2010
Influence of functionalized fullerene structure on polymer photovoltaic degradation, Brian H. Johnson, Enaanake Allagoa, Robert L. Thomas, Gregory Stettler, Marianne Wallis, Justn H. Peel, Thorsteinn Adalsteinsson, Brian J. McNelis, and Richard P. Barber Jr.
Submissions from 2009
Josephson scanning tunneling microscopy: A local and direct probe of the superconducting order parameter, Richard P. Barber Jr., Hikari Kimura, Shuhei Ono, Yoichi Ando, and Robert C. Dynes
Submissions from 2008
Scanning Josephson Tunneling Microscopy of Single Crystal Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ with a Conventional Superconducting Tip, Richard P. Barber Jr., Hikari Kimura, Shuhei Ono, Yoichi Ando, and Robert C. Dynes
Dancing with physics, Richard P. Barber Jr. and David Popalisky
Submissions from 2006
Negative magnetoresistance, negative electroresistance, and metallic behavior on the insulating side of the two-dimensional superconductor-insulator transition in granular Pb films, Richard P. Barber Jr., Shih-Ying Hsu, James M. Valles Jr., Robert C. Dynes, and Rolfe Eldridge Glover III
Submissions from 2003
Resistive transitions in quench-condensed Bi films near a normal-metal ground plane, Richard P. Barber Jr. and Ben Kain
Submissions from 2002
Tuning the transition temperature of superconducting Ag/Pb films via the proximity effect, Richard P. Barber Jr., Ben Kain, and S. R. Khan
Submissions from 2001
Crossover from phase fluctuation to amplitude-dominated superconductivity: A model system, Richard P. Barber Jr., L. Merchant, J. Ostrick, and Robert C. Dynes
Submissions from 2000
Superconductor-insulator transition in granular Pb films near a superconducting ground plane, Richard P. Barber Jr., S. R. Khan, Eric Morre Pedersen, Ben Kain, and A. J. Jordan
Submissions from 1999
Spume Drops Produced by the Wind Tearing of Wave Crests, Richard P. Barber Jr., Magdalena Anguelova, and Jin Wu
Submissions from 1997
Sea brightness temperature and effects of spray and whitecaps, Richard P. Barber Jr. and Jin Wu
Submissions from 1994
Tunneling into granular Pb films in the superconducting and insulating regimes, Richard P. Barber Jr., L. Merchant, Porta Arthur La, and Robert C. Dynes
Submissions from 1993
Low-field magnetoresistance in granular Pb films near the insulator-superconductor transition, Richard P. Barber Jr. and Robert C. Dynes
Submissions from 1990
Hyper-resistivity to global-superconductivity transition by annealing in quench-condensed Pb films, Richard P. Barber Jr. and Rolfe Eldridge Glover III