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June 6, 2018 at 7:57 am

Science Daily Writes about Govorov Work on Gold Films Interacting with Light

Dr. Alexander Govorov, portrait

Dr. Alexander Govorov

Dr. Alexander Govorov, Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University, was part of a team written about in a Science Daily story headlined “Physicists devise method to reveal how light affects materials: The new method adds to the understanding of the fundamental laws governing the interaction of electrons and light.”

Physicists devised a way to determine the electronic properties of thin gold films after they interact with light. The finding may help pave the way for improvements in a range of optical devices.

“We did not use brute computational power,” Harutyunyan says. “We started with experimental data and developed an analytical and theoretical model that allowed us to use pen and paper to decode the data.”

Harutyunyan and Manoj Manjare, a post-doctoral fellow in his lab, designed and conducted the experiments. Stephen Gray, Gary Wiederrecht and Tal Heipern — from the Argonne National Laboratory — came up with the mathematical tools needed. The Argonne physicists also worked on the theoretical model, along with Alexander Govorov from Ohio University.

Read more at Science Daily.

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