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Vitaly Kresin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-0868
Office: SSC 209

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Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 12/1991
A.B. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1984

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Kresin focuses his experimental and theoretical research on nanoclusters - agglomerates of a finite number of atoms (from a few to thousands) which are bigger than a molecule but smaller than a piece of bulk matter. The gradual development of various bulk characteristics can be studied as a function of size, and quantum effects unique to finite systems can be observed. His work in this field allows for considerable interaction with solid-state, atomic, chemical, and even nuclear physics, and has practical implications for surface science, materials science, nanoelectronics, envrionmental studies, etc.
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