Damon Smith


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2009

M.S., Applied Physics, University of New Orleans, 2005

B.S., Physics, University of New Orleans, 2003


Semiconductor nanowire-based electronic and optoelectronic devices

Mechanical properties of nanowires

Solution-liquid-solid synthesis of semiconductor nanowire heterostructures


Smith, Damon A.; Holmberg, Vincent; Lee, Doh C. and Korgel, Brian A., Young's Modulus and Size-Dependent Mechanical Quality Factor of Nanoelectromechanical Germanium Nanowire Resonators. Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2008), 112(29), 10725-10729. [link]

Smith, Damon A.; Stokes, Kevin L., Discrete dipole approximation for magneto-optical scattering calculations. Optics Express (2006), 14(12), 5746-5754.

Smith, Damon A.; Barnakov, Yu. A.; Scott, B. L.; White, S. A.; Stokes, K. L., Magneto-optical spectra of closely spaced magnetite nanoparticles. Journal of Applied Physics (2005), 97, 10M504

Jung, J.-S.; Lim, J.-H.; Choi, K.-H.; Oh, S.-L.; Kim, Y.-R.; Lee, S.-H.; Smith, D. A.; Stokes, K. L.; Malkinski, L.; O'Connor, C. J., CoFe2O4 nanostructures with high coercivity. Journal of Applied Physics (2005), 97, 10F306


SEM image of a CdS nanowire device fabricated by transferring a film of nanowires onto interdigitated Au electrodes using a Langmuir-Blodgett trough.

SEM image of a Ge nanowire cantilever: the nanowire is glued to the Cu substrate with Pt deposited by electron beam-induced deposition in the SEM/FIB tool.

SEM image of a Ge nanowire vibrating in response to a sinusoidal potential applied by the nearby tungsten probe. (Inset) Device schematic.