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
I usually teach the two semester Quantum Physics course sequence for junior and senior year students, along with an introductory and an advanced Computational Physics course
My research involves the theoretical study of the properties of high temperature superconductors, in particular tunnel junctions.
- "Eliashberg Analysis of Temperature Dependent Pairing Mechanism in d-wave Superconductivity: Application to High Temperature Superconductivity" O. Ahmadi and L. Coffey submitted for publication, 2012
- "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
- "Calculation of Dip Features in the SIS Conductance of D-Wave Superconductors using Eliashberg Formalism" L. Coffey http://arXiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0103518
- "Elastic and Inelastic Quasiparticle Tunnelling Between Anisotropic Superconductors" Yung-mau Nie and L. Coffey, Physical Review B 59 11982 (1999).