Research Fields and Facilities

The physics graduate program at Bryn Mawr College provides a breadth of coverage in physics, which includes the different specialties of our faculty covering a variety of topics and research interests. We offer Ph.D. and Master's programs in experimental and theoretical research specialities including solid state nuclear magnetic resonance, nanomaterials and spintronics, molecular spectroscopy and dynamics, atomic and optical physics, and quantum field theory and string theory.

Research in the department has been recognized and sponsored by funding from agencies such as the National Science Foundation,  the American Chemical Society, Research Corporation, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The facilities and equipments available for experimental research are of high quality and enable each research group to remain competitive in its area.

Facilites available to the graduate students include:
• Atomic force microscope
• Electrochemical deposition system
• Class 1000 soft-curtain cleanroom
• Vibrating Sample Magnetometer
• AJA UHV sputtering system film deposition
• Karl Suss MJB-3 mask aligner
• X-ray diffractometer
• Solid state NMR spectrometer
• Various tunable pulsed and CW laser systems
• Molecular beam apparatus
• Two ultrahigh vacuum systems for laser cooling and trapping
• Access to the Advanced Photon Source (APS) of Argonne National Laboratory and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory
• Machine and Instrument shop
• Extensive information technology and library resources


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