Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Brookhaven Lab Physicist Genda Gu Named American Physical Society Fellow: Condensed Matter physicist honored for pioneering single crystal growth for use in high-temperature superconductors

Genda Gu in Brookhaven’s crystal growth facility, working to produce high-temperature superconducting materials.
Genda Gu in Brookhaven’s crystal growth facility, working to produce high-temperature superconducting materials.

Abstract:
Genda Gu, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been named Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), one of the world's largest organizations of physicists. Election to APS Fellow is limited to no more than one half of one percent of its total membership in a given year, and this honor indicates recognition by leading scientists for singular contributions to physics.

Brookhaven Lab Physicist Genda Gu Named American Physical Society Fellow: Condensed Matter physicist honored for pioneering single crystal growth for use in high-temperature superconductors

Upton, NY | Posted on March 2nd, 2012

The APS will honor Gu at its March meeting "for outstanding contributions to the synthesis of high quality single crystals for experimental research, particularly the high Tc superconducting cuprates."

At Brookhaven Lab, Gu pioneered the growth of a number of the largest high quality single crystals in the world, producing dynamic superconducting materials that offer extreme efficiency by transmitting electric current without any resistive loss. High-temperature superconductors are especially attractive because they require less extreme cooling to operate and can be used across a great range of advanced technologies.

Single crystals, like those developed by Gu, tend to display better superconducting properties than the more easily made polycrystalline structure alternatives. But they are notoriously difficult to synthesize, taking over a month of precise experimentation to complete, which is part of what distinguishes Gu's work.

"These single crystals are becoming a vital necessity in both scientific research and new high technology innovation, and are at the heart of success in the condensed matter experimental physics field," Gu said.

Gu received his B.S. in metallic materials science from China's Hefei University of Technology in 1982. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. in that same discipline from China's Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 1985 and 1989, respectively. Gu went on to complete post-doctoral and fellowship research at institutions in China, Japan, and Australia over the next decade before joining Brookhaven Lab in 2001 as an associate physicist in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science. He currently works as a physicist at Brookhaven and since 2005 as an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University.

Written by: Justin Eure

####

About Brookhaven National Laboratory
One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by the Research Foundation of State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit, applied science and technology organization.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Media contact:
Pete Genzer

(631) 344-3174

Justin Eure

(631) 344-2347

Copyright © Brookhaven National Laboratory

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014

Physics

SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014

Fraud-proof credit card possible because of quantum physics December 16th, 2014

Unusual Electronic State Found in New Class of Unconventional Superconductors: Finding gives scientists a new group of materials to explore to unlock secrets of some materials' ability to carry current with no energy loss December 8th, 2014

Laboratories

Switching to spintronics: Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp December 17th, 2014

ORNL microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale December 17th, 2014

Student Nanotechnology Laboratories Network Set Up in Iran December 15th, 2014

Unusual Electronic State Found in New Class of Unconventional Superconductors: Finding gives scientists a new group of materials to explore to unlock secrets of some materials' ability to carry current with no energy loss December 8th, 2014

Superconductivity

Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices: The electrical characteristics of new thin-film chromium oxide resistors that can be tuned by controlling the oxygen content detailed in the 'Journal of Applied Physics' December 9th, 2014

Unusual Electronic State Found in New Class of Unconventional Superconductors: Finding gives scientists a new group of materials to explore to unlock secrets of some materials' ability to carry current with no energy loss December 8th, 2014

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Zenosense, Inc. - Hospital Collaboration - 400 Person Lung Cancer Detection Trial December 17th, 2014

SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014

Switching to spintronics: Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp December 17th, 2014

Announcements

Oregon researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity: Collaboration with Lund University uses modified UO spectroscopy equipment to study 'maze' of connections in photoactive quantum dots December 19th, 2014

Instant-start computers possible with new breakthrough December 19th, 2014

Aculon Hires New Business Development Director December 19th, 2014

Iranian Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Increase Power, Energy of Supercapacitors December 18th, 2014

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

SUNY Poly NanoCollege Faculty Member Selected as American Physical Society Fellow: SUNY Poly Associate Professor of Nanoscience Dr. Vincent LaBella Recognized for Significant Technological Innovations that Enable Interactive Learning December 17th, 2014

“Line dancing bacteria win the 2014 Dolomite and Lab on a Chip Video Competition” December 16th, 2014

Lifeboat Foundation gives 2014 Guardian Award to Elon Musk December 16th, 2014

UCLA engineers first to detect and measure individual DNA molecules using smartphone microscope December 15th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE