Phill Broussard

Professor of Physics
On faculty since 2000




Faculty website


PhD, Stanford University, 1987
MS, Stanford University, 1983
BS, Louisiana State University, 1981


Professional Interests

My research interests focus around the field of thin film condensed matter, primarily in metal superconductors. I have done much work in the superconducting proximity effect, as well in magnetic oxides, such as the MnO CMR materials. I have extensive experience in low temperature methods, vacuum equipment, and film characterization techniques.


I also am very interested in the areas of how we as Christians view the calling of science, especially in the realm of realism.


Professional Membership

  • American Physical Society
  • American Association of Physics Teachers


Selected Publications

  • "Proximity effect in Nb-Mo layered films: Transition temperature and critical current dependence on period", A.E. Walker, J. Veldhorst, D.M. Myers, Z McElrath, J.B. Lewis, and P.R. Broussard, J. Appl. Phys. Volume 110, pg 073916 (2011)
  • "Pedagogical applications of the one-dimensional Schrodinger's equation to proximity effect systems: Comparison of Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions", P.R. Broussard, Am. J. Phys. Volume 77, pg 360 (2009)
  • "Advances in the development of the magnetoquenched superconducting valve: Integrated control lines and a Nb-based device", T.W. Clinton, P.R. Broussard, and Mark Johnson, J. Appl. Phys. 91, 1371 (2002)
  • "Origin of high transport spin polarization in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3: Direct evidence for minority spin states", B. Nadgorny, I.I. Mazin, M. Osofsky, R.J. Soulen, P. Broussard, R.M. Stroud, D.J. Singh, V.G. Harris, A. Arsenov, and Ya. Mukovskii, Phys. Rev. B63, 184433 (2001).
  • "Highly spin-polarized chromium dioxide thin films prepared by chemical vapor deposition from chromyl chloride", W.J. DeSisto, P.R. Broussard, T.F. Ambrose, B.E. Nadgorny, and M.S. Osofsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 3789 (2000).
Amy and Dr. Broussard discuss their summer research into superconductivity and their experience at the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society.