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Prof. Richard R. Mu

Fisk University, USA

Professor of Physics

Email: rmu@fisk.edu


1992 Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Molecular Science and Condensed Matter Physics

1987 M.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Condensed Matter Physics

1982 B.S., Northeast Normal University at Changchun, China

Publications (selected)

Refereed Journal Publications:

  1. B. J. Lawrie, R. Mu, and R. F. Haglund, “Selective Purcell enhancement of defect emission in ZnO thin films”, Optics Lett 37 (in print) (2012).
  2. R. F. Haglund, B.J. Lawire, and R. Mu, “Coupling of photoluminescent centers in ZnO to localized and propagating surface plasmons”, Thin Solid Films, 518, 4637 (2010).
  3. P. Piasecki, A. Piasecki, Zhengda Pan, Akira Ueda, R. Aga, Jr., Richard Mu, Steven H. Morgan, “Plasmon Enhanced Luminescence of Tb3+ doped Li2O-LaF3-Al2O3-SiO2 glass containing Ag nanoparticles”, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VIII. SPIE Optics+Photonics Conference Proceedings 7757 DOI: 10.1117/12.863061 (2010).
  4. B. J. Lawrie, R.F. Haglund, and R. Mu, “Enhancement of ZnO photoluminescence by localized and propagating surface plasmons”, Optics Express 17 2565-2572 (2009).
  5. B. J. Lawrie, R. Mu, and R. F. Haglund,“Coupling dynamics between photoluminescence centers in ZnO and surface plasmons”, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VII (Proceedings Volume) Proceedings of SPIE 7394 (2009).
  6. R.S. Aga Jr, D. Gunther,A. Ueda, Z. Pan, W.E. Collins, R. Mu and K. Singer, “Hybrid Solar Cell Based on ZnO Nanowires Decorated with CdTe Quantum Dots”, Nanotechnology 20 465204 (2009).
  7. R.S. Aga Jr, D. Jowhar, M. Ewan, A. Steigerwald, A. Ueda, Z. Pan, W.E. Collins and R. Mu, “Photoconductivity of CdTe nanocrystal films in a simple multilayer device”, J Phys. Condens Matter 20, 385206 (2008).
  8. Z. Y. Xiao, Y.C. Liu, R. Mu, D.X. Shao, J. Y. Zhang,“Stability of p-type Conductivity in Nitrogen-doped ZnO Thin Film”, Appl Phys Lett 92, 52106 (2008).
  9. A. Steigerwald, R. Aga, W. E. Collins, R. Mu, and A. B. Hmelo “Compositional analysis of lead telluride films deposited via pulsed electron-beam ablation” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 26, 513 (2008).
  10. A. Steigerwald and R. Mu, “Potential of pulsed electron-beam deposition for nanomaterial fabrication: Spatial distribution of deposited materials”, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 26, 1001 (2008).
  11. R. Aga, Jr., A. Ueda, Z. Pan, W.E. Collins, and R. Mu, K. Singer, J. Shen, “Enhanced Photoresponse in Decorated ZnO Nanowires with CdTe Quantum Dot”, Appl Phys Lett 91, 212308 (2007).


  1. “Solar Cells Based on Semiconductor Quantum Dots” by R. Mu, M. Wu and A. Ueda, Organic Photovoltaics: Mechanisms, Materials and Devices, Eds. S. Sun and S. Sariciftci, Chap. 14, Series: Optical EngineeringVolume: 99, CRC Press (2005).ISBN: 082475963X.
  2. “Doping of Polymers with ZnO Nanostructures for Optoelectronic and Sensor Applications” By R. Aga and R. Mu, in Nanowires Science and Technology, Nicoleta Lupu (Ed.), Chap. 10, INTECH (2010) ISBN: 978-953-7619-89-3.
  3. “Implant Annealing”, Ueda, A.; Collins, W. E., and R.R. Mu; (in editor review) “Ion Implantation” edited by Mark S. Goorsky, ISBN: 978-953-308-3-1, (2011).

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