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Beyond the Bologna and Cheese Metaphor

A visit with Meera Chandrasekhar, Professor of Physics

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: physics semiconductors heterostructures design quantum confined heterostructures

Building a pressure cell to apply hydrostatic pressure

Topics: quantum heterostructures hydrostatic pressure

Chandrasekhar and Uma Venkateswaran, her graduate collaborator, designed and built a low-temperature pressure cell to conduct optical studies on semiconductor heterostructures. The device can apply pressures up to 1 million pounds per square inch, changing the energy levels so that the researchers can study the properties of these materials.