Matthew Mower

Graduate Student

B.S. 2006 Western Washington University

Curriculum Vitae



My work centers around spin relaxation in semiconductors.  Topics include: the effect of spin relaxation on the diffusion of spin polarized electrons, many-body interactions in spin relaxation, and most recently, effects of a ferromagnetic instability on spin lifetime.


  1. Dyakonov-Perel spin relaxation for degenerate electrons in the electron-hole liquid, M. Mower, G. Vignale, I.V. Tokatly, Phys. Rev. B 83, 155205 (2011)
  2. Ambipolar spin diffusion in GaAs quantum wells, H. Zhao, M. Mower, G. Vignale, Phys. Rev. B 79, 115321 (2009)