Richard R. Mu, PhD
Professor of Physics,
Department of Life and Physical Sciences,
School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Business
|Education ||Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics/Molecular Science, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA |
|Office ||223 W.E.B. DuBois Hall |
|Email ||rmu (at) fisk.edu |
|Address ||1000 17th Ave. N., Nashville, TN, 37208, USA |
|Phone ||(615) 329-8507 |
Dr. Richard Mu is a professor of physics inLife and Physical Sciences Department at Fisk University. He also has adjoint appointments at Vanderbilt University in Physics, and in their VINSE and IMPprograms. Dr Mu established theNanoscale Materials and Sensors Group. In 2008, he was promoted to full professorat Fisk University. Professor Muand his group have broad research interests in multifunctional nanostructure and devicefabrications and their characterization through innovative physical processes. The nanomaterials and systems show great potentialfor high efficiency energy harvesting, conversion, and transport. Examples include piezoelectric-based regenerative energy harvesters, the 3rd generation nanostructured solar cells, high efficiency optical emitters, and surface plasmon-based optically enhanced photonic devices and sensors. Dr Mu has been supported by a number of Federal and private agencies in behalf of his research program.
Dr Mu has co-organized and chaired several conferences and workshops and served on number of technical and proposal review panels. His research talents are balanced by his teaching and mentoring skills, which have been recognized by awards for student mentoring at Fisk University.
- “Coupling of photoluminescent centers in ZnO to localized and propagating surface plasmons”, R. F. Haglund, B.J. Lawire, and R. Mu, Thin Solid Films, 518, 4637 (2010).
- “Hybrid Solar Cell Based on ZnO Nanowires Decorated with CdTe Quantum Dots”, R. S. Aga Jr, D. Gunther,A. Ueda, Z. Pan, W.E. Collins, R. Mu and K. Singer, Nanotechnology 20 465204 (2009)
- “Enhancement of ZnO photoluminescence by localized and propagating surface plasmons”, B. Lawrie, R.F. Haglund, and R. Mu, Optics Express Vol. 17 Issue 4, pp.2565-2572 (2009)
- “Stability of p-type Conductivity in Nitrogen-doped ZnO Thin Film”, Z. Y. Xiao, Y.C. Liu, R. Mu, D.X. Shao, J. Y. Zhang, ApplPhysLett 92, 52106 (2008)
- “Photoconductivity of CdTenanocrystal films in a simple multilayer device”, R.S. Aga Jr, D. Jowhar, M. Ewan, A. Steigerwald, A. Ueda, Z. Pan, W.E. Collins and R. Mu, J Phys. Condens Matter 20, 385206 (2008).
- “Terbium-activated lithium–lanthanum–aluminosilicateoxyfluoride scintillating glass and glass-ceramic” Z. Pan, K. James, Y. Cui, A. Burger, N. Cherepy, S.A. Payne, R. Mu, S.H. Morgan, NIM A, 594, 215 (2008)
- “Enhanced Photoresponse in Decorated ZnO Nanowires with CdTe Quantum Dot”, R. Aga, Jr., A. Ueda, Z. Pan, W.E. Collins, and R. Mu, K. Singer, J. Shen, ApplPhysLett 91, 212308 (2007)
- “Studies of charge carrier trapping and recombination processes in Si/SiO2/MgO structures using second-harmonic generation” Y. V. White, X. Lu, R. Pasternak, N. H. Tolk, A. Chatterjee, R. D. Schrimpf, D. M. Fleetwood, A. Ueda and R. Mu, ApplPhysLett, 88, 062102 (2006)
- “Structural and Optical Properties of Uniform ZnONanosheets”, S. Chen, Y.C. Liu, C. Shao, R. Mu, et al. Adv. Mat. 17, 586 (2005).
- “Solar Cells Based on Semiconductor Quantum Dots” by R. Mu, M. Wu and A. Ueda, Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials and Devices, Eds. S. Sun and S. Sariciftci, Chap. 14, Series: Optical Engineering Volume: 99, CRC Press (2005). ISBN: 082475963X