Oscar Edgardo Vilches
Professor Emeritus (206) 543-2393
Department of Physics (206) 685-0635, FAX
Box 351560 email@example.com
1956-59 Student Fellowship, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica,
Undergraduate Student, Licenciado en Fisica (1959)
1959-60 President Fellowship,
Training in low temperature physics and cryogenics. Program sponsored by Atomic Energy International Agency and
1960-64, Staff Scientist, Centro Atomico Bariloche,
Construction of a low temperature physics laboratory.
1965-67, Pre- and Post-doctoral Associate,
Studies of paramagnetic salts at low temperatures, development of technical materials
for low temperature refrigeration, development of dilution refrigerator as a reliable
instrument to reach 0.003K temperatures, experiments on very low temperature superconductivity of tungsten/
1967-68, Post-doctoral Associate,
Building of major low temperature physics research facility.
1968-1973, Assistant Professor of Physics, 1973-1979, Associate Professor of Physics, 1979-2006, Professor of Physics2006- . Professor Emeritus (Physics)
Visiting Associate Professor, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (
Visiting Professor, Faculté des Sciences de Luminy, Marseille (France), 1981, 1991, 1995, 1997
Outstanding Physics Undergraduate Instructor, Society of Physics Students,
Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Physics Students, UW, 2006.
Fellow, American Physical Society, 1997.
Mr. Eugene O. McLean: " The very low temperature heat capacity of submonolayer helium films on graphite" (1972).
Mr. Donald C. Hickernell: "Submonolayer isotopic mixtures of helium adsorbed on Grafoil" (1972).
Mr. Peter Rödhammer: "Die Spezifische Waerme von Verduennten Loesungen von Wasserstoff in Niobium bei tiefen Temperaturen" (1972) (Technische Hochschule, Wien, Austria, work done with Fullbright Scholarship at U. of Washington, Seattle).
Ms. Suzanne V. Hering: " Heat capacity studies of submonolayer helium films on Grafoil" (1974).
Mr. Steven W. VanSciver: "The heat capacity of multilayers of 3He adsorbed on graphite" (1976)
Mr. Selden Crary: "Monolayer helium adsorbed on rare gas plated graphite a heat capacity study" (1978).
Mr. Manu J. Tejwani: "Ordering transitions in Helium-4 submonolayers: a heat capacity study" (1979)
Mr. Olegario Ferreira: " Adsorção de hélio em Grafoil préviamente coberto com uma camada de criptônio" (1978) (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil, work done at U. of Washington under FAPESP, Brazil, fellowship)
Ms. Christine E. Platt: "Fisher renormalization of the critical exponent at the order-disorder transition in 4He/graphite" (1986).
Mr. Timothy S. Sullivan. "A thermodynamic study of phases and phase transitions in submonolayer rare gas films adsorbed on magnesium oxide" (1986).
Ms. Jian Ma. "A thermodynamic study of molecular hydrogen adsorbed on magnesium oxide" (1989).
Mr. Dwight L. Kingsbury. "A Thermodynamic Studey of Submonolayer 4He on Magnesium Oxide", (1991).
Mr. Fengchuan Liu. "Search for a Fluid Phase in Physisorbed Hydrogen Films" (1992).
Mr. Yuan-Ming Liu. "Studies of second layer hydrogens on graphite-H2/HD/Gr and HD/HD/Gr" (1993).
Mr. Peter S. Ebey. "Thermodynamic phases and adsorption energetics of monolayer Helium-four adsorbed on Hydrogen plated graphite" (1995).
Mr. Roberto C. Ramos, Jr: "Liquid-Vapor coexistence in two-dimensional 3He-4He mixtures" (1999).
Mr. Tate A. Wilson, "Thermodynamics of Helium and Hydrogen films Adsorbed on Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Bundles" (2004).
Mr. Subramanian Ramachandran. "Thermodynamic Study of One and Two Dimensional Neon Adsorbed on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles" (2007)
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