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Department of Physics

Michael J. O'Shea

Mick O'SheaProfessor and Associate Head
106 Cardwell
(785) 532-1622
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Ph.D. University of Sussex, 1981
B.S. University of East Anglia, 1977

Research Area

Condensed Matter Experimental, Magnetic Materials

Properties of thin film and particles of magnetic materials based on rare earth and rare-earth transition metals.

Recent Selected Publications

'Forecasting Ability of a Periodic Component Extracted from Large-Cap Index Time Series', M. J. O'Shea, Journal of Forecasting, M. J. O'Shea, 5 April 2016 (2016).  

'Backpack Weight and the Scaling of the Human Frame', M. J. O'Shea, Phys. Teach. 52, 479 (2014);

'Crossing a river in a canoe—how complicated can it get?', M J O'Shea, Eur. J. Phys. 31, 857 (2010). 

'Climbing, slipping and Newton's second law', M. J. O'Shea, Phys. Educ. 44 No 6 (November 2009) 644-651.

'Harmonic and anharmonic behavior of a simple oscillator', M. J. O'Shea, Eur. J. Phys. 30 No 3 549-558 (May 2009).

Special Feature: Extreme Physics 'The most dangerous point in a climb may be just after you start', M. J. O'Shea, Physics Education Phys. Educ. 43 494-499 (2008). 

'Magnetization measurements on 'as prepared' and annealed Fe3-xMnxSi alloys', Mahdi S. Lataifeh a, Mick O'Shea b, Ahmad S. Saleh c, Sami H. Mahmood c, Jordan Journal of Physics, Volume 1, 31-36 (2008).

'Elasticity and mechanical advantage in cables and ropes', M. J. O'Shea, Eur. J. Phys. 28 (2007) 715-727.

'Fluid flow, Newton's second law and river rescue', M. J. O'Shea, Physics Education 41 137-143 (2006).

'Temperature dependence of coercivity and magnetic reversal in SmCoxthin films', R. Andreescu and M. J. O'Shea, Jour. Appl. Phys. 97, 10F302 (2005).