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Applied Physics

The major aims of the GIAP are to strengthen industrial-based academic activities and to train scientists for careers in application-based sciences and technologies. At the present, the GAIP is focusing on cutting-edge research and applications in areas of semiconductors, superconductors, magnetic materials, optical-electronics, and bio-physics.

The GIAP conducts theoretical, and experimental research in the following areas: (1) optical-electronics, (2) superconducting electronics and applications, (3). spintronics, (4). biophysics and engineering, (5). nano-science and nano-technology. Each research filed is briefly described below:

(i) Optical electronics:

Research in optical electronics focuses on the physics and applications of : (1) light-emitted diode, (2) quantum device, (3) opto-electronic device, (4) nano-photonics, (5) high resolution near field storage , and (6) near field imaging.

(ii)Superconducting electronics and biomagnetism:

Research of superconducting electronics focuses on: (1) physics of superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUID), (2) quantum computing, (3) magnetocadiography, (4) magnetoencephalography, (5) magnetic resonance imaging, (6) superconducting filters for satellite communication, and (7) magnetically labeled immunoassay.


The research of spintronics covers: (1) materials for spintronics, (2) magnetic metal/non-magnetic metal multilayer, (3) magnetic semiconductors, (4) magnetic oxides, (5) mixed magnetic and semiconductor system, (6) mixed ferromagnetic/superconductor system, (7) nano-magnetic particles,(8) tunneling magnetoresistance, (9) spindynamics, (10) tunneling magneto-resistance sensor, (11) giant magnetoresistance sensor, (12) heads and sensors for magnetic recording, (13) Magnetic random access memory, (14) spin injection and spin transistor.

(iv)Biophysics and bioengineering:

Research in the areas of biophysics and bioengineering includes: (1) Multiphoton microscopy for tissue diagnostics (2) tissue engineering (3) in vivo cellular biophysics, and (4) light manipulation of biological structures.

(v) Nano-science and technology:

The research on nano-science and technology covers: (1) quantum dots, (2) quantum wire, (3) ultrathin films, (4) nano-sensors, (5) nano-tube, (6) nano-sphere, (7) magnetic nano-particles, (8) frontier nano-materials in ceramics, alloy, and compounds.