Dr. Michael F. Thorpe

Professor of Physics

Phone: (517) 355-9279
Fax: (517) 353-0690
Address:204 Physics & Astronomy Bldg., MSU, E. Lansing, MI 48824

  • B.Sc., (1st Class Honours) Physics, at Manchester University, 1962-1965
  • D.Phil., Oxford University, 1968

Honors and Affiliations

    Fellow of American Physical Society; Fellow of the British Institute of Physics; Member of the European Physical Society; Member of Sigma Xi; Distinguished Faculty Award, Michigan State University, 1989; D.Sc., Oxford University, 1993;

Research Interests

  • Theory of Structures and Vibrational properties of disordered systems, such as, Glasses and Random Solids
  • Electrical properties of Composites

Selected Publications
  • Generic rigidity percolation in two dimensions, D. J. Jacobs and M. F. Thorpe, Phys. Rev. E, 53 3682 (1996)
  • Length mismatch in random semiconductor alloys. I. General theory for quaternaries, Y. Cai and M. F. Thorpe, Phys. Rev. B 46, 15872 (1992-II)
  • Floppy Modes in Network Glasses, Y. Cai and M. F. Thorpe, Phys. Rev. B 40, 10535-10542 (1989)
  • Continuous Deformations in Random Networks, M. F. Thorpe, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 57, 355-370 (1983)
  • Electronic Properties of an Amorphous Solid: I. A Simple Tight Binding Theory, D. Weaire and M. F. Thorpe, Phys. Rev. B 4, 2508-2520 (1971)

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