TTU Physics: Faculty
Anthony KayeAssociate Professor
Office Phone: (806) 742-3971
Email: Anthony DOT Kaye AT ttu DOT edu
Office: 003 Science Building
Ph.D. Astronomy, Georgia State University (1998)
M.Sc. Physics, Georgia State University (1996)
B.Sc. Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University (1995)
My career has been what can only be described as "non-traditional," so I have two major areas of research that I am currently working on:
- Studying the physics of phase-changing materials, especially when they are combined with noble metals with the goals of both (a) understanding the underlying science behind these materials, and (b) to transition basic science into useful and deployable tools. This research encompasses a wide range of specific topics including the optical properties of metal oxides, nanophotonics, and metamaterials.
- Studying the structure, evolution, and variability of gamma Doradus, delta Scuti, and chromospherically-active stars in order to gain a better understanding of the physics of the deep interior of stars.
I have a tremendous amount of data that is ready to be analyzed, and am working with students to develop better techniques for time series analyses and in applying astrophysical tools and techniques to non-astrophysical problems.
Ferrara, D.W., MacQuarrie, E.R., Diez-Blanco, V., Nag, J., Kaye, A.B., and Haglund, R.F., 2012, "Plasmonic enhancement of the vanadium dioxide phase transition induced by low-power laser irradiation" Applied Physics A - Materials Science and Processing, 108, 255
Ferrara, D.W., MacQuarrie, E.R., Nag, J., Kaye, A.B., and Haglund, R.F., 2011, "Plasmon-enhanced low-intensity laser switching of gold::vanadium dioxide nanocomposites", Applied Physics Letters, 98, 241112
Kaye, A.B., Handler, G., Krisciunas, K., Poretti, E., and Zerbi, F.M., 1999, "gamma Doradus stars: defining a new class of pulsating variables" Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 111, 840
Guzik, J.A., Kaye, A.B., Bradley, P.A., Cox, A.N., and Neuforge, C., 2000, "Driving the pulsations in gamma Doradus variables", Letters of the Astrophysical Journal, 542, 57
Gray, R.O. and Kaye, A.B., 1999, "HR 8799: A link between gamma Doradus variables and lambda Bootis stars", Astronomical Journal, 118, 2993
Warner, P.B., Kaye, A.B., and Guzik, J.A., 2003, "A theoretical gamma Doradus instability strip", Astrophysical Journal, 593, 1049