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Robert Silsbee

Professor Emeritus

Educational Background

  • B.A., Harvard 1950
  • M.A., Harvard 1951
  • Coffin Fellow 1953-54
  • General Electric Fellow 1954-55
  • Ph.D. (Physics) Harvard 1956

Website(s)

Overview

Solid state physics, including magnetic resonance, radiation damage, optical properties, electron charge and spin transport in metals and semiconductors; physics of very small conducting systems; musical acoustics; development of computer simulations for teaching in solid state physics; design and construction of exhibits for the Ithaca Sciencenter.

Departments/Programs

  • Physics

Affiliations

  • Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)

Research

  • Solid state physics, including magnetic resonance, radiation damage, optical properties, electron charge and spin transport in metals and semiconductors
  • Physics of very small conducting systems
  • Musical acoustics
  • Development of computer simulations for teaching in solid state physics
  • Design and construction of exhibits for the Ithaca Sciencenter

Publications

Focusing in Collision Problems in Solids, Jour. App. Phys. 28, 1246-1250 (1957)

Zero-Phonon Transitions of Color Centers in Alkali Halides, Phys. Rev. Lett. 11, 275-277 (1963)

Optical Analogs of Mossbauer Effect in Solids, Rev. Mos. Phys. 36, 432-436 (1964)

Coupling Between Ferromagnetic and Conduction Spin Resonance Modes at a Ferromagnetic-Normal Metal Interface, Phys. Rev. B 19, 4382 (1979)

Coulomb Suppression of Tunneling Rate from Small Metal Particles, Phys. Rev. B 52, 1453 (1984)

The Spin Injection Experiment, Phys. Rev. B 37, 5326 (1988)

Energy Gaps of the Two-Dimensional Electron Gas Explored with Equilibrium Tunneling Spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. B 48, 4616 (1993)

Simulations for Solid State Physics: An Interactive Resource for Students and Teachers, Cambridge University Press, 1997

Spin-orbit induced coupling of charge current and spin polarization, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 16, R179-R207 (2004)