Liam Coffey , Ph.D.Associate Professor of Physics
Office: 396 Life Sciences Building
- B.S. Trinity College Dublin
- Ph.D. University of Chicago
Research & Major Accomplishments
My time is divided equally between teaching and research at IIT.
My research involves the theoretical study of high temperature superconductors. In recent years this has centered on strong coupling calculations of spin-fluctuations as the origin of the pairing mechanism in these materials.
- "Eliashberg Analysis of Temperature Dependent Pairing Mechanism in d-wave Superconductivity: Application to High Temperature Superconductivity" O. Ahmadi and L. Coffey, arxiv.org/pdf/1205.2381.pdf
- "Eliashberg Analysis of Tunneling Experiments: Support for Pairing Glue Hypothesis in Cuprate Superconductors" O. Ahmadi, L. Coffey et al Physical Review Letters , vol 106, 167005 2011
- "Persistance of Strong Electron Coupling to a Narrow Boson Spectrum in Overdoped B2212 Tunneling Data" J. F. Zasadzinski, L. Ozyuzer, L. Coffey, K.E.Gray, D.G. Hinks, and C. Kendziora, Phys. Rev. Lett., 96, 017004 (2006)
- "Tunneling spectroscopy of B2212: Eliashberg analysis of dip feature" J.F.Zasadzinski, L. Coffey, P. Romano, Z. Yusof, Phys. Rev. B68, 180504(R) 2003