Dr. Kristin M. Poduska


  • B.A. Carleton College
  • M.S., Ph.D. Cornell

Contact Information

Office: C3022
Phone: (709) 864-8890
Email: kris @ mun . ca
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Research - Condensed Matter Experiment

Functional thin film materials make many technological innovations possible, from computer hard drives to solar cells. Many factors affect the performance of a material, including its composition and method of preparation. As of yet, there are relatively few theoretical guidelines that can help predict exactly how a material's properties will change as surface effects compete with familiar bulk behaviours. Therefore, experiments which investigate how preparation methods affect the magnetic, optical, and mechanical properties of thin solid films are very important from both scientific and technological standpoints.

Our research strategy -- focused on correlating synthesis conditions, crystal structures, crystallite morphologies, and physical properties -- is designed to provide answers to important questions about the formation and functionality of thin materials prepared by electrochemical techniques.


Physics and Physical Oceanography

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000