Dinsmore Research Group
We study the statistical
mechanics of "soft condensed matter:" colloids, vesicles, emulsions,
nanoparticle suspensions and other squishy things. Our experiments
probe the relationships between inter-particle forces, structure, and
dynamics of many-bodied systems -- relationships that are central to
research in condensed-matter physics.
We use this fundamental
understanding to develop materials at the nanometer scale.
Self-assembled materials have truly unique mechanical, optical and electronic
properties with applications in nanotechnology and biomedical
Click on images for details. Publications can be downloaded.
We apply optical
imaging in 2D and 3D; laser tweezers and micromanipulation; a station
for vis-IR optical spectroscopy of microscopic samples; and a lab for
synthesis of polymeric, metallic, semiconducting and insulating
particles, droplets, and membranes. A fast camera system is on the
way (w/ Menon, Candela, and Easwar).
Our group meetings (w/ Levine, Menon) are Fridays at 1:30 in Has409.
- Who we are:
- Tony Dinsmore, PI
(Publications and cv).
Office Tel: (413) 545-3786.
- Versa Clark
- Kazem Edmond
- Christian Guertin
- Chris Knutson
- Ryan McGorty
- Xiaotao Peng
- Jing Zhou
- Useful lab-related links.
- Tony's Teaching, Spring 2003:
Department of Physics, Hasbrouck Lab
666 N. Pleasant St. Amherst, MA 01003
Lab: Hasbrouck 313
Lab phone: (413) 545-1297