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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty & Staff

Barry Zink

Associate Professor

Office: Physics 404
Telephone:(303) 871-3025
Email: barry.zink@du.edu

My research group uses micro- and nanofabrication techniques to control and measure the thermal, magnetic and electronic properties of systems to study the fundamental physics of new materials and apply this knowledge for new technologies. Our current emphasis is on two areas: measuring thermal transport and thermopower of thin films and nanostructures from 300 mK to above 300 K, and studying new physics and new applications of high resolution microcalorimeter x-ray and gamma-ray detectors. The possible applications of our work range from improved thermoelectric materials for solid-state power generation and cooling, to better tools to identify and control illicit nuclear materials. Visit my Portfolio Page