My research group is interested in the behavior of materials under extreme conditions. We are well known for our spectroscopic work in high magnetic fields and pressures, under unusual chemical and photochemical activation, and at very small sizes where quantum confinement becomes apparent. Representative publications that illustrate the breadth and depth of our science program are given below.
B.S., University of Illinois (1987)
Ph.D., University of Florida (1992)
Awards and Recognitions
1996 NSF CAREER Award
2001 NSF Creativity Award
2010 Chancellor's Award for Research and Creative Achievement
2010-2015, 2015-2020 Ziegler Professorship
2017 Fellow, American Physical Society
Competing magneticlstic phases in a semiclassical system, K. R. O'Neal, J. H. Lee, M. Kim, J. L. Manson, Z. Liu, R. S. Fishman, and J. L. Musfeldt, accepted, Nature Quantum Materials.
Spin-lattice coupling in [Ni(HF2)(pyrazine)2]SbF6 involving the HF2− superexchange pathway, K. R. O’Neal, B. S. Holinsworth, Z. Chen, P. K. Peterson, K. E. Carreiro, J. L. Manson, M. H. Whangbo, Z. Li, Z. Liu, and J. L. Musfeldt, Inorg. Chem. 55, 127402 (2016).
Magnetoelectric coupling through the spin-flop transition in Ni3TeO6, M. O. Yokosuk, A. al-Wahish, S. Artyukhin, K. R. O’Neal, D. Mazumdar, P. Chen, J. Yang, Y. S. Oh, S. A. McGill, K. Haule, S. -W. Cheong, D. Vanderbilt, and J. L. Musfeldt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 147402 (2016).
Optical spectroscopy and band gap analysis of hybrid improper ferroelectric Ca3Ti2O7, J. G. Cherian, T. Birol, N. C. Harms, B. Gao, S. -W. Cheong, D. Vanderbilt, and J. L. Musfeldt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 262901 (2016).
Revealing the pressure-induced breakdown pathway in WS2 nanotubes, K. R. ONeal, J. G. Cherian, A. Zak, R. Tenne, Z. Liu, and J. L. Musfeldt, Nano Lett. 16, 993 (2016).
Strong spin-lattice coupling in CrSiTe3, L. D. Casto, A. J. Clune, J. L. Musfeldt, T. J.Williams, H. L. Zhuang, R. G. Henning, K. Xiao, M.-W. Lin, B. C. Sales, J. -Q. Yan, and D. Mandrus, Appl. Phys. Lett. Mater. 3, 041515 (2015).
Observation of a Burstein-Moss shift in Re-doped MoS2 nanoparticles, Q. C. Sun, L. Yadgarov, R. Rosentsveig, G. Seifert, R. Tenne, and J. L. Musfeldt, ACS Nano. 7, 3506 (2013).
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