Dr. Bruce McCombe

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SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. Brown Univ. (1966)

Office: 138A Fronczak Hall,  (716) 645-6487
Lab: 141 Fronczak Hall,  (716) 645-8630
Lab: 142 Fronczak Hall,  (716) 645-2675
Email: mccombe@buffalo.edu
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  Ph.D. -- Brown University (1966)
A.B. -- Bowdoin College(1960)

Research Interests

  • IR Spectroscopy and magnetotransport studies in III-V/Mn digital alloys - mechanism of ferromagnetism in these spintronic materials
  • Optically detected resonance studies of free carriers and excitons in semiconductor quantum wells and quantum dots
  • Optically detected resonance studies of spin injection in Spin-LEDs
  • Infrared spectroscopy of III-V nanoparticles produced by novel chemical techniques

  I am primarily interested in the basic physics and applications of semiconductor nanostructures, especially in many-body and spin- related phenomena. My specific interests are: mechanisms of ferromagnetism in III-V/TM (TM = transition metal) alloys and the exploitation of these unique materials in spintronic and spin-photonic devices; the basic mechanisms of the anomalous hall effect and magnetoresistance in III-V/Mn digital alloys; electron-electron and electron-hole interactions in low-dimensional semiconductor systems; semiconductor nanoparticles in organic matrices.

Selected Publications

  1. Above-room-temperature ferromagnetism in GaSb/Mn digital alloys, Chen, X., M. Na, M. Cheon, S. Wang, H. Luo, B.D. McCombe, X. Liu, Y. Sasaki, T. Wojtowicz, J.K. Furdyna, S.J. Potashnik and P. Schiffer, Appl. Phys. Lett, 81, 511 (2002).
  2. Internal Transitions of Negatively Charged Magnetoexcitons and Many Body Effects in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, Nickel, H.A., T. Yeo, A.B. Dzyubenko, B.D. McCombe, A. Petrou, A.Yu. Sivachenko, W. Schaff, V. Umansky, Phys. Rev. Lett., 88, 056801 (2002).
  3. Strong three-level resonant magnetopolaron effect due to the intersubband coupling in heavily modulation-doped GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs single quantum wells at high magnetic fields, Wang, Y.J., Y.A. Leem, B.D. McCombe, X.-G. Wu, F.M. Peeters, E.D. Jones, J.R. Reno, X.Y. Lee and H.W. Jiang, Phys. Rev. B, 64, 161303 (2001).
  4. Internal transitions of confined neutral mangetoexcitons in GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs quantum wells, Nickel, H.A., G. Kioseoglou. T. Yeo, H.D. Cheong, A. Petrou, B.D. McCombe, D. Broido, K.K. Bajaj and R.A. Lewis, Phys. Rev. B, 62, 2773 (2000).
  5. Blocking of the Polaron Effect and Spin-Split Cyclotron Resonance in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas, Wu, X.G., F.M. Peeters, Y.J. Wang and B.D. McCombe, Phys. Rev. Lett., 84, 4934 (2000).