Douglas Strachan

  • Associate Professor
  • Physics & Astronomy
CP387A, CP154 (Lab)
859-257-3143, 859-257-2511 (Lab)
Research Interests:
Education

Ph.D., University of Maryland (2002)

Research

Experimental Condensed Matter 

 

Novel nanoscale electronic and photonic materials and devices, soft matter and colloidal systems, phase transitions and vortices in superconductors.

Selected Publications: 

Some of my publications are located here.

  • “Gate Coupling to Nanoscale Electronics” S. S. Datta, D. R. Strachan, and A. T. Johnson, Phys. Rev. B 79, 205404 (2009)
  • “Surface Potentials and Layer Charge Distributions in Few-Layer Graphene Films” S. S. Datta, D. R. Strachan, E. J. Mele, and A. T. Johnson, Nano Lett. 9, 7 (2009)
  • “Crystallographic Etching of Few-Layer Graphene” S. S. Datta, D. R. Strachan, S. M. Khamis, and A. T. Johnson, Nano Lett. 8, 1912 (2008)
  • “Real-Time TEM Imaging of the Formation of Crystalline Nano-scale Gaps” D. R. Strachan, D. E. Johnston, B. S. Guiton, S. S. Datta, P. K. Davies, D. A. Bonnell, and A. T. Johnson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 056805 (2008)
  • “Parallel Fabrication of Nanogap Electrodes” D. E. Johnston, D. R. Strachan, and A. T. Johnson, Nano Lett. 7, 2774 (2007)
  • “Clean Electromigrated Nanogaps Imaged by Transmission Electron Microscopy” D. R. Strachan, D. E. Smith, M. D. Fischbein, D. E. Johnston, B. S. Guiton, M. Drndic, D. A. Bonnell, and A. T. Johnson, Nano Lett. 6, 441 (2006)
  • "Polarization reorientation in ferroelectric PZT thin films with electron beams" D. B. Li, D. R. Strachan, J. H. Ferris, and D. A. Bonnell, J. Mater. Res. 21, 935 (2006)
  • "Size-dependent diffusion in an Aging Colloidal Glass" D. R. Strachan, G. C. Kalur, and S. R. Raghavan, Phys. Rev. E. 73, 041509 (2006)
  • "Scaling of cross-over currents in current-voltage characteristics of YBa2Cu3O7-d films" D. R. Strachan, M. C. Sullivan, and C. J. Lobb, Phys. Rev. B. 73, 012512 (2006)
  • "Controlled Fabrication of Nano-gaps in Ambient Environment for Molecular Electronics" D. R. Strachan, D. E. Smith, D. E. Johnston, T.-H. Park, Michael J. Therien, D. A. Bonnell, and A. T. Johnson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 043109 (2005)
  • "Effects of Self-field and Low Magnetic Fields on the Normal-Superconducting Phase Transition" M. C. Sullivan, D. R. Strachan, T. Frederiksen, R. A. Ott, and C. J. Lobb, Phys. Rev. B. 72, 092507 (2005)
     
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