Soon after she became involved in the didactics of physics, the author of this book realized that the transfer of new discoveries in physics into schools and to undergraduate programs is almost non-existent. Such an introduction is difficult as students' knowledge is usually too basic to allow them to easily understand newly discovered phenomena. Therefore, in this book, she has constructed simple, hands-on experiments that reflect new research results and allow students to have personal experience and obtain new knowledge emphasizing concepts important for the physics of liquid crystals.
|Publisher:||Morgan and Claypool Publishers|
|Series:||Iop Concise Physics: A Morgan & Claypool Publication|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Jin-Tae Kim is a Professor of the Department of Photonic Engineering at Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. He has served as the chair of the division of atomic and molecular physics in the Korean Physical Society since 2014. He received BS and MS degrees in Physics from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, in 1984 and 1986, and a PhD degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA in 1995. His dissertation work involved all-optical multiple resonance spectroscopy of the potassium diatomic molecule using a high resolution CW ring dye and Ti:Sapphire lasers. In 1995, he joined the Physics Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, where he performed laser molecular supersonic beam experiments for hydrogen molecules. In 1997, he joined the laboratory for Quantum Optics, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, where he was engaged in the research and development of dye lasers and laser atomic spectroscopy by using a time of mass spectrometer. His primary research interest is laser ultracold atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Other research interests include laser applications such as display and information storage using digital holography, pattern recognition using optical correlation methods, surface profile measurements using the interferometer, and ultra-sensitive detection of gas.