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Schweidenback, Lars

Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise: Physics, Optics, Spectroscopy

Program/Courses Taught: General Physics 1, General Physics 2, Introduction to Chemistry

About Me: I got my undergraduate degree in Physics from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2007 where I did research in physics education research. I then went to SUNY Buffalo for my doctorate in physics which I received in 2013. My research there was on spintronics and electron spins in semi-conductors in high magnetic fields, especially quantum wells and quantum dots. Also in my time there I worked on 2-D semiconductors. Upon receiving my PhD I went to SUNY Delhi where I became a physics and chemistry instructor, teaching mostly through demonstrations.

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1. E.D. Fraser, S. Hegde, L. Schweidenback, A.H. Russ, A. Petrou, H. Luo, and G. Kioseoglou, “Efficient electron spin injection in MnAs-based light emitting diodes up to room temperature,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 97 , 041103, (2010).

2. A.H. Russ, L. Schweidenback, M. Yasar, C.H. Li, A.T. Hanbicki, M. Korkusinski, G. Kioseoglou, B.T. Jonker, A. Petrou, “Spin-polarized multiexcitons in quantum dots in the presence of spin-orbit interaction,” Phys. Rev. B, 84, 045312, (2011)

3. L. Schweidenback, T. Ali, A.H. Russ, J.R. Murphy, A.N. Cartwright, A. Petrou, C.H. Li, M.K. Yakes, G. Kioseoglou, B.T. Jonker, A. Govorov, “Optical Aharonov-Bohm oscillations in InGaAs quantum wells,” Phys. Rev. B, 85, 245310, (2012)

4. J. Kwon, R.E. Goacher, E.D. Fraser, L. Schweidenback, A.H. Russ, J.B. Hatch, A. Petrou, J. A. Gardella Jr., and H. Luo, “Studies of MnAs as a spin injector for GaAs-based semiconductor heterostructures,” Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 169, 377. (2012)