G. Todd Andrews
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography
Memorial University
Office: C-1063
Laboratory: C-1057
Telephone: 709-864-8788
Facsimile: 709-864-8739
E-mail: tandrews@mun.ca
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Research Interests
Non-invasive laser spectroscopic analysis and characterization of novel nanoscale materials with particular emphasis on those with potential photonic or phononic device applications. The primary investigative techniques employed include ultra-high resolution Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy, Raman scattering spectroscopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy which, collectively, provide detailed information on the elastic, structural and optical properties of the target material. Systems of current interest include 2D semiconductors (transition metal dichalcogenides), topological insluators (bismuth and antimony chalcogenides), and porous silicon-based heterostructures. See my entry in MUN's Research Directory for more details.
Selected Publications
  • Brillouin Scattering from Porous Silicon-Based Optical Bragg Mirrors
    L.C. Parsons and G.T. Andrews, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 123521 (2012).

  • Systematic Brillouin Light Scattering Study of the Elastic Properties of Porous Silicon Superlattices.
    A.M. Polomska-Harlick and G.T. Andrews, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45, 075302 (2012).

  • Probing Near-Normally Propagating Bulk Acoustic Waves Using Pseudo-Reflection Geometry Brillouin Spectroscopy.
    L.C. Parsons and G.T. Andrews, AIP Advances 2, 032157 (2012).

  • Observation of Hypersonic Phononic Crystal Effects in Porous Silicon Superlattices.
    L.C. Parsons and G.T. Andrews, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 241909 (2009).

  • Brillouin Light Scattering from an Ordered Array of Carbon Nanotubes.
    A. Polomska, C.K. Young, G.T. Andrews, M.J. Clouter, A. Yin and J.M. Xu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 201918 (2007).

  • Structural and Elastic Characterization of Cu-Implanted SiO2 Films on Si(100) Substrates.
    J. Shirokoff, C.K. Young, L.C. Brits, G.T. Andrews, B. Johannessen and M.C. Ridgway, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 043503 (2007).


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