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Why The Crackling Deformations Of Single Crystals, Metallic Glasses, Rock, Granular Materials, And The Earth’S Crust Are So Surprisingly Similar, Karin A. Dahmen, Jonathan T. Uhl, Wendelin J. Wright Nov 2019

Why The Crackling Deformations Of Single Crystals, Metallic Glasses, Rock, Granular Materials, And The Earth’S Crust Are So Surprisingly Similar, Karin A. Dahmen, Jonathan T. Uhl, Wendelin J. Wright

Faculty Journal Articles

Recent experiments show that the deformation properties of a wide range of solid materials are surprisingly similar. When slowly pushed, they deform via intermittent slips, similar to earthquakes. The statistics of these slips agree across vastly different structures and scales. A simple analytical model explains why this is the case. The model also predicts which statistical quantities are independent of the microscopic details (i.e., they are "universal"), and which ones are not. The model provides physical intuition for the deformation mechanism and new ways to organize experimental data. It also shows how to transfer results from one scale to ...


From Critical Behavior To Catastrophic Runaways: Comparing Sheared Granular Materials With Bulk Metallic Glasses, Alan A. Long, Dmitry Denisov, Peter Schall, Todd C. Hufnagel, Xiaojun Gu, Wendelin J. Wright, Karin A. Dahmen Nov 2019

From Critical Behavior To Catastrophic Runaways: Comparing Sheared Granular Materials With Bulk Metallic Glasses, Alan A. Long, Dmitry Denisov, Peter Schall, Todd C. Hufnagel, Xiaojun Gu, Wendelin J. Wright, Karin A. Dahmen

Faculty Journal Articles

The flow of granular materials and metallic glasses is governed by strongly correlated, avalanche-like deformation. Recent comparisons focused on the scaling regimes of the small avalanches, where strong similarities were found in the two systems. Here, we investigate the regime of large avalanches by computing the temporal profile or “shape” of each one, i.e., the time derivative of the stress-time series during each avalanche. We then compare the experimental statistics and dynamics of these shapes in granular media and bulk metallic glasses. We complement the experiments with a mean-field model that predicts a critical size beyond which avalanches turn ...


Slowing Down Of Spin Glass Correlation Length Growth: Simulations Meet Experiments, Qiang Zhai, V. Martin-Mayor, Deborah L. Schlagel, Gregory G. Kenning, Raymond L. Orbach Oct 2019

Slowing Down Of Spin Glass Correlation Length Growth: Simulations Meet Experiments, Qiang Zhai, V. Martin-Mayor, Deborah L. Schlagel, Gregory G. Kenning, Raymond L. Orbach

Deborah L. Schlagel

The growth of the spin glass correlation length has been measured as a function of the waiting time tw on a single crystal of CuMn (6 at. %), reaching values ξ∼150 nm, larger than any other glassy correlation length measured to date. We find an aging rate dlntw/dlnξ larger than found in previous measurements, which evinces a dynamic slowing down as ξ grows. Our measured aging rate is compared with simulation results by the Janus Collaboration. After critical effects are taken into account, we find excellent agreement with the Janus data.


Effect Of Synthesized 3-Hydroxyflavone Solutions On The Performance Of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Aarya Kapani, Hasitha Mahabaduge Oct 2019

Effect Of Synthesized 3-Hydroxyflavone Solutions On The Performance Of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Aarya Kapani, Hasitha Mahabaduge

Georgia Journal of Science

We investigated the influence of synthesized dye combination 3-hydroxyflavone with potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide as photosynthesizers for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). DSSCs are classified as hybrid inorganic/organic photovoltaic cells that have been reported to have lower production costs and efficiency as high as 12%. Annealed titanium dioxide pastes on fluorine doped tin oxide was used as the front layer of the completed devices and the performance of 3-hydroxyflavone with potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide was compared with the performance of dyes extracted from berries. UV-vis spectroscopy was used to characterize the absorbance of the respective absorber dyes. 3-Hydroxyflavone ...


Diffraction Paradox: An Unusually Broad Diffraction Background Marks High Quality Graphene, Shen Chen, Michael Horn-Von Hoegen, Patricia A. Thiel, Michael C. Tringides Oct 2019

Diffraction Paradox: An Unusually Broad Diffraction Background Marks High Quality Graphene, Shen Chen, Michael Horn-Von Hoegen, Patricia A. Thiel, Michael C. Tringides

Chemistry Publications

The realization of the unusual properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials requires the formation of large domains of single-layer thickness, extending over the mesoscale. It is found that the formation of uniform graphene on SiC, contrary to textbook diffraction, is signaled by a strong bell-shaped component (BSC) around the (00) and G(10) spots (but not around the substrate spots). The BCS is also seen on graphene grown on metals, because a single uniform graphene layer can be also grown with large lateral size. It is only seen by electron diffraction but not with x-ray or He scattering. Although the origin ...


Helical Magnetic Ordering In Sr(Co1-Xnix)(2)As-2, John M. Wilde, Andreas Kreyssig, David Vaknin, Nediadath S. Sangeetha, Bing Li, W. Tian, Peter P. Orth, David C. Johnston, Benjamin G. Ueland, Robert J. Mcqueeney Oct 2019

Helical Magnetic Ordering In Sr(Co1-Xnix)(2)As-2, John M. Wilde, Andreas Kreyssig, David Vaknin, Nediadath S. Sangeetha, Bing Li, W. Tian, Peter P. Orth, David C. Johnston, Benjamin G. Ueland, Robert J. Mcqueeney

Physics and Astronomy Publications

SrCo2As2 is a peculiar itinerant magnetic system that does not order magnetically, but inelastic neutron-scattering experiments observe the same stripe-type antiferromagnetic (AF) fluctuations found in many of the Fe-based superconductors along with evidence of magnetic frustration. Here we present results from neutron diffraction measurements on single crystals of Sr(Co1-xNix)(2)As-2 that show the development of long-range AF order with Ni doping. However, the AF order is not stripe type. Rather, the magnetic structure consists of ferromagnetically aligned (FM) layers (with moments laying in the layer) that are AF arranged along c with an incommensurate propagation vector of (0 ...


In Situ Investigation Of Magnetism In Metastable Phases Of Levitated Fe83b17 During Solidification, D. G. Quirinale, D. Messina, G. E. Rustan, Andreas Kreyssig, Ruslan Prozorov, Alan I. Goldman Oct 2019

In Situ Investigation Of Magnetism In Metastable Phases Of Levitated Fe83b17 During Solidification, D. G. Quirinale, D. Messina, G. E. Rustan, Andreas Kreyssig, Ruslan Prozorov, Alan I. Goldman

A. I. Goldman

In situ measurements of structure, density, and magnetization on samples of Fe83B17 using an electrostatic levitation furnace allow us to identify and correlate the magnetic and structural transitions in this system during its complex solidification process. In particular, we identify magnetic ordering in the metastable Fe23B6/ fcc Fe coherently grown structures and primitive tetragonal Fe3B metastable phase in addition to characterizing the equilibrium Fe2B phase. Our measurements demonstrate that the incorporation of a tunnel-diode oscillator circuit within an electrostatic levitation furnace enables investigations of the physical properties of high-temperature metastable structures.


Distinct Pressure Evolution Of Coupled Nematic And Magnetic Orders In Fese, Anna E. Böhmer, Karunakar Kothapalli, Wageesha T. Jayasekara, John M. Wilde, Bing Li, Aashish Sapkota, Benjamin G. Ueland, Pinaki Das, Yumin Xiao, Wenli Bi, Jiyong Zhao, E. Ercan Alp, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig Oct 2019

Distinct Pressure Evolution Of Coupled Nematic And Magnetic Orders In Fese, Anna E. Böhmer, Karunakar Kothapalli, Wageesha T. Jayasekara, John M. Wilde, Bing Li, Aashish Sapkota, Benjamin G. Ueland, Pinaki Das, Yumin Xiao, Wenli Bi, Jiyong Zhao, E. Ercan Alp, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig

A. I. Goldman

We present a microscopic study of nematicity and magnetism in FeSe over a wide temperature and pressure range using high-energy x-ray diffraction and time-domain Mössbauer spectroscopy. The low-temperature magnetic hyperfine field increases monotonically up to ∼ 6 GPa. The orthorhombic distortion initially decreases under increasing pressure but is stabilized at intermediate pressures by cooperative coupling to the pressure-induced magnetic order. Close to the reported maximum of the superconducting critical temperature at p = 6.8 GPa , the orthorhombic distortion suddenly disappears and a new tetragonal magnetic phase occurs. The pressure and temperature evolution of the structural and magnetic order parameters suggests that ...


Heisenberg Model Analysis On Inelastic Powder Neutron Scattering Data Using Parent And K Doped Bamn2as2 Samples, Mehmet Ramazanoglu, Aashish Sapkota, Abhishek Pandey, Jagat Lamsal, Douglas L. Abernathy, Jennifer L. Niedziela, Matthew B. Stone, R. Salci, D. A. Acar, F. O. Oztirpan, Şener Ozonder, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, David C. Johnston, Robert J. Mcqueeney Oct 2019

Heisenberg Model Analysis On Inelastic Powder Neutron Scattering Data Using Parent And K Doped Bamn2as2 Samples, Mehmet Ramazanoglu, Aashish Sapkota, Abhishek Pandey, Jagat Lamsal, Douglas L. Abernathy, Jennifer L. Niedziela, Matthew B. Stone, R. Salci, D. A. Acar, F. O. Oztirpan, Şener Ozonder, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, David C. Johnston, Robert J. Mcqueeney

A. I. Goldman

Low temperature powder inelastic neutron scattering measurements were performed on three different powder samples; parent BaMn2As2,12.5% K-doped Ba0.875K0.125Mn2As2 and 25% K-doped Ba(0.75)K0.25Mn2As2. The Heisenberg Model involving J1‐J2‐Jz coupling constants were compared to the data by a powder integration routine using Monte Carlo integration methods. The best magnetic parameters were selected using a chi-square test where model intensities were compared to the full (q,E) dependence of magnetic scattering. A key step to this analysis is the characterization of the background which is formed mostly by phonon scattering intensities along with ...


Antiferromagnetic Stacking Of Ferromagnetic Layers And Doping-Controlled Phase Competition In Ca1−X Srx Co2−Y As2, Bing Li, Yuriy Sizyuk, Nediadath S. Sangeetha, John M. Wilde, Pinaki Das, W. Tian, David C. Johnston, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig, Peter P. Orth, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Benjamin G. Ueland Oct 2019

Antiferromagnetic Stacking Of Ferromagnetic Layers And Doping-Controlled Phase Competition In Ca1−X Srx Co2−Y As2, Bing Li, Yuriy Sizyuk, Nediadath S. Sangeetha, John M. Wilde, Pinaki Das, W. Tian, David C. Johnston, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig, Peter P. Orth, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Benjamin G. Ueland

A. I. Goldman

In search of a quantum phase transition between the two-dimensional (2D) ferromagnetism of CaCo2−yAs2 and stripe-type antiferromagnetism in SrCo2 As2, we instead find evidence for 1D magnetic frustration between magnetic square Co layers. We present neutron-diffraction data for Ca1−x Srx Co2−y As2 that reveal a sequence of x -dependent magnetic transitions which involve different stacking of 2 D ferromagnetically aligned layers with different magnetic anisotropy. We explain the x-dependent changes to the magnetic order by utilizing classical analytical calculations of a 1D Heisenberg model where single-ion magnetic anisotropy and frustration of antiferromagnetic nearest- and next-nearest-layer exchange interactions ...


Crystal Growth, Microstructure, And Physical Properties Of Srmnsb2, Yong Liu, Tao Ma, Warren E. Straszheim, Farhan Islam, Brandt A. Jensen, Wei Tian, Thomas Heitmann, R. A. Rosenberg, John M. Wilde, Bing Li, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Benjamin G. Ueland, Robert J. Mcqueeney, David Vaknin Oct 2019

Crystal Growth, Microstructure, And Physical Properties Of Srmnsb2, Yong Liu, Tao Ma, Warren E. Straszheim, Farhan Islam, Brandt A. Jensen, Wei Tian, Thomas Heitmann, R. A. Rosenberg, John M. Wilde, Bing Li, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Benjamin G. Ueland, Robert J. Mcqueeney, David Vaknin

A. I. Goldman

We report on the crystal and magnetic structures and magnetic and transport properties of SrMnSb2 single crystals grown by the self-flux method. Magnetic susceptibility measurements reveal an antiferromagnetic (AFM) transition at TN=295(3) K. Above TN, the susceptibility slightly increases and forms a broad peak at T∼420 K, which is a typical feature of two-dimensional magnetic systems. Neutron diffraction measurements on single crystals confirm the previously reported C-type AFM structure below TN. Both de Haas-van Alphen (dHvA) and Shubnikov-de Haas (SdH) effects are observed in SrMnSb2 single crystals. Analysis of the oscillatory component by a Fourier transform shows ...


Competing Magnetic Phases And Itinerant Magnetic Frustration In Srco2 As2, Bing Li, Benjamin G. Ueland, W. T. Jayasekara, D. L. Abernathy, N. S. Sangeetha, David C. Johnston, Qing-Ping Ding, Yuji Furukawa, Peter P. Orth, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Robert J. Mcqueeney Oct 2019

Competing Magnetic Phases And Itinerant Magnetic Frustration In Srco2 As2, Bing Li, Benjamin G. Ueland, W. T. Jayasekara, D. L. Abernathy, N. S. Sangeetha, David C. Johnston, Qing-Ping Ding, Yuji Furukawa, Peter P. Orth, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Robert J. Mcqueeney

A. I. Goldman

Whereas magnetic frustration is typically associated with local-moment magnets in special geometric arrangements, here we show that SrCo2As2 is a candidate for frustrated itinerant magnetism. Using inelastic neutron scattering (INS), we find that antiferromagnetic (AF) spin fluctuations develop in the square Co layers of SrCo2As2 below T approximate to 100 K centered at the stripe-type AF propagation vector of (1/2, 1/2), and that their development is concomitant with a suppression of the uniform magnetic susceptibility determined via magnetization measurements. We interpret this switch in spectral weight as signaling a temperature-induced crossover from an instability toward ferromagnetism ordering to ...


Competing Magnetic Phases And Itinerant Magnetic Frustration In Srco2 As2, Bing Li, Benjamin G. Ueland, W. T. Jayasekara, D. L. Abernathy, N. S. Sangeetha, David C. Johnston, Qing-Ping Ding, Yuji Furukawa, Peter P. Orth, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Robert J. Mcqueeney Oct 2019

Competing Magnetic Phases And Itinerant Magnetic Frustration In Srco2 As2, Bing Li, Benjamin G. Ueland, W. T. Jayasekara, D. L. Abernathy, N. S. Sangeetha, David C. Johnston, Qing-Ping Ding, Yuji Furukawa, Peter P. Orth, Andreas Kreyssig, Alan I. Goldman, Robert J. Mcqueeney

Peter P. Orth

Whereas magnetic frustration is typically associated with local-moment magnets in special geometric arrangements, here we show that SrCo2As2 is a candidate for frustrated itinerant magnetism. Using inelastic neutron scattering (INS), we find that antiferromagnetic (AF) spin fluctuations develop in the square Co layers of SrCo2As2 below T approximate to 100 K centered at the stripe-type AF propagation vector of (1/2, 1/2), and that their development is concomitant with a suppression of the uniform magnetic susceptibility determined via magnetization measurements. We interpret this switch in spectral weight as signaling a temperature-induced crossover from an instability toward ferromagnetism ordering to ...


Skyrmions And Spirals In Mnsi Under Hydrostatic Pressure, L. J. Bannenberg, R. Sadykov, R. M. Dalgliesh, C. Goodway, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, P. Falus, E. Lelièvre-Berna, A. O. Leonov, C. Pappas Oct 2019

Skyrmions And Spirals In Mnsi Under Hydrostatic Pressure, L. J. Bannenberg, R. Sadykov, R. M. Dalgliesh, C. Goodway, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, P. Falus, E. Lelièvre-Berna, A. O. Leonov, C. Pappas

Thomas A. Lograsso

The archetype cubic chiral magnet MnSi is home to some of the most fascinating states in condensed matter, such as skyrmions and a non-Fermi-liquid behavior in conjunction with a topological Hall effect under hydrostatic pressure. Using small angle neutron scattering, we study the evolution of the helimagnetic, conical, and skyrmionic correlations with increasing hydrostatic pressure. We show that the helical propagation vector smoothly reorients from ⟨111⟩ to ⟨100⟩ at intermediate pressures. At higher pressures, above the critical pressure, the long-range helimagnetic order disappears at zero magnetic field. Nevertheless, skyrmion lattices and conical spirals form under magnetic fields, in a part ...


Skyrmions And Spirals In Mnsi Under Hydrostatic Pressure, L. J. Bannenberg, R. Sadykov, R. M. Dalgliesh, C. Goodway, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, P. Falus, E. Lelièvre-Berna, A. O. Leonov, C. Pappas Oct 2019

Skyrmions And Spirals In Mnsi Under Hydrostatic Pressure, L. J. Bannenberg, R. Sadykov, R. M. Dalgliesh, C. Goodway, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, P. Falus, E. Lelièvre-Berna, A. O. Leonov, C. Pappas

Deborah L. Schlagel

The archetype cubic chiral magnet MnSi is home to some of the most fascinating states in condensed matter, such as skyrmions and a non-Fermi-liquid behavior in conjunction with a topological Hall effect under hydrostatic pressure. Using small angle neutron scattering, we study the evolution of the helimagnetic, conical, and skyrmionic correlations with increasing hydrostatic pressure. We show that the helical propagation vector smoothly reorients from ⟨111⟩ to ⟨100⟩ at intermediate pressures. At higher pressures, above the critical pressure, the long-range helimagnetic order disappears at zero magnetic field. Nevertheless, skyrmion lattices and conical spirals form under magnetic fields, in a part ...


Distinct Pressure Evolution Of Coupled Nematic And Magnetic Orders In Fese, Anna E. Böhmer, Karunakar Kothapalli, Wageesha T. Jayasekara, John M. Wilde, Bing Li, Aashish Sapkota, Benjamin G. Ueland, Pinaki Das, Yumin Xiao, Wenli Bi, Jiyong Zhao, E. Ercan Alp, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig Oct 2019

Distinct Pressure Evolution Of Coupled Nematic And Magnetic Orders In Fese, Anna E. Böhmer, Karunakar Kothapalli, Wageesha T. Jayasekara, John M. Wilde, Bing Li, Aashish Sapkota, Benjamin G. Ueland, Pinaki Das, Yumin Xiao, Wenli Bi, Jiyong Zhao, E. Ercan Alp, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, Alan I. Goldman, Andreas Kreyssig

Paul C. Canfield

We present a microscopic study of nematicity and magnetism in FeSe over a wide temperature and pressure range using high-energy x-ray diffraction and time-domain Mössbauer spectroscopy. The low-temperature magnetic hyperfine field increases monotonically up to ∼ 6 GPa. The orthorhombic distortion initially decreases under increasing pressure but is stabilized at intermediate pressures by cooperative coupling to the pressure-induced magnetic order. Close to the reported maximum of the superconducting critical temperature at p = 6.8 GPa , the orthorhombic distortion suddenly disappears and a new tetragonal magnetic phase occurs. The pressure and temperature evolution of the structural and magnetic order parameters suggests that ...


Multiple Ferromagnetic Transitions And Structural Distortion In The Van Der Waals Ferromagnet Vi3 At Ambient And Finite Pressures, Elena Gati, Yuji Inagaki, Tai Kong, Robert J. Cava, Yuji Furukawa, Paul C. Canfield, Sergey L. Bud’Ko Oct 2019

Multiple Ferromagnetic Transitions And Structural Distortion In The Van Der Waals Ferromagnet Vi3 At Ambient And Finite Pressures, Elena Gati, Yuji Inagaki, Tai Kong, Robert J. Cava, Yuji Furukawa, Paul C. Canfield, Sergey L. Bud’Ko

Paul C. Canfield

We present a combined study of zero-field (51) V and I-127 NMR at ambient pressure and specific heat and magnetization measurements under pressure up to 2.08 GPa on bulk single crystals of the van der Waals ferromagnet VI3. At ambient pressure, our results consistently demonstrate that VI3 undergoes a structural transition at T-s approximate to 78 K, followed by two subsequent ferromagnetic transitions at T-FM1 approximate to 50 K and T-FM2 approximate to 36 K upon cooling. At lowest temperature (T < T-FM2), two magnetically ordered V sites exist, whereas only one magnetically ordered V site is observed for T-FM1 < T < T-FM2. Whereas T-FM1 is almost unaffected by external pressure, T-FM2 is highly responsive to pressure and merges with the T-FM1 line at p 0.6 GPa. At even higher pressures (p approximate to 1.25 GPa), the T-FM2 line merges with the structural transition at T-s which becomes moderately suppressed with p for p < 1.25 GPa. Taken together, our data point toward a complex magnetic structure and an interesting interplay of magnetic and structural degrees of freedom in VI3.


Effect Of Ni Doping On Vortex Pinning In Cak (Fe1−X Nix)4as4 Single Crystals, N. Haberkorn, Mingyu Xu, William R. Meier, J. Schmidt, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield Oct 2019

Effect Of Ni Doping On Vortex Pinning In Cak (Fe1−X Nix)4as4 Single Crystals, N. Haberkorn, Mingyu Xu, William R. Meier, J. Schmidt, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield

Paul C. Canfield

We study the correlation between chemical composition and vortex dynamics in Ni-doped CaK(Fe1−xNix)4As4 (x=0, 0.015, 0.025, 0.03, and 0.05) single crystals by performing measurements of the critical current densities Jc and the flux creep rates S. The magnetic relaxation of all the crystals is well described by the collective creep theory. The samples display a glassy exponent μ within the predictions for vortex bundles in a weak pinning scenario and relatively small characteristic pinning energy (U0<100K). The undoped crystals display modest Jc values at low temperatures and high magnetic fields applied along the c axis. Jc(T) dependences at high fields display an unusual peak. The enhancement in Jc(T) matches with an increase in U0 and the appearance of a second peak in the magnetization. As Ni doping increases, whereas there is a monotonic decrease in Tc there is a nonmonotonic change in Jc. Initially Jc increases, reaching a maximum value for x=0.015, and then Jc decreases for x≥0.025. This change in Jc(x) is coincident with the onset of antiferromagnetic order. The magnetic field dependence of Jc(H) also manifests a change in behavior between these x values. The analysis of the vortex dynamics for small and intermediate magnetic fields shows a gradual evolution in the glassy exponent μ with Ni content, x. This implies that there is no appreciable change in the mechanism that determines the vortex relaxation.


Postquench Gap Dynamics Of Two-Band Superconductors, Tianbai Cui, Michael Schütt, Peter P. Orth, Rafael M. Fernandes Oct 2019

Postquench Gap Dynamics Of Two-Band Superconductors, Tianbai Cui, Michael Schütt, Peter P. Orth, Rafael M. Fernandes

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Recent experimental progress in the fields of cold quantum gases and ultrafast optical spectroscopy of quantum materials allows us to controllably induce and probe nonadiabatic dynamics of superconductors and superfluids. The time evolution of the gap function before relaxation with the lattice is determined by the superposition of coherently evolving individual Cooper pairs within the manifold of the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) wave function. While dynamics following an abrupt quench of the pairing interaction strength in the single-band BCS model has been exactly solved due to the integrability of the model, the dynamics of postquench multiband superconductors remain under scrutiny. Here, we ...


Uncompensated Polarization In Incommensurate Modulations Of Perovskite Antiferroelectrics, Tao Ma, Zhongming Fan, Bin Xu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Ping Lu, Laurent Bellaiche, Matthew J. Kramer, Xiaoli Tan, Lin Zhou Sep 2019

Uncompensated Polarization In Incommensurate Modulations Of Perovskite Antiferroelectrics, Tao Ma, Zhongming Fan, Bin Xu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Ping Lu, Laurent Bellaiche, Matthew J. Kramer, Xiaoli Tan, Lin Zhou

Xiaoli Tan

Complex polar structures of incommensurate modulations (ICMs) are revealed in chemically modified PbZrO3 perovskite antiferroelectrics using advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques. The Pb-cation displacements, previously assumed to arrange in a fully-compensated antiparallel fashion, are found to be either antiparallel but with different magnitudes, or in a nearly orthogonal arrangement in adjacent stripes in the ICMs. Ab initio calculations corroborate the low-energy state of these arrangements. Our discovery corrects the atomic understanding of ICMs in PbZrO3-based perovskite antiferroelectrics.


Imaging Propagative Exciton Polaritons In Atomically Thin Wse2 Waveguides, F. Hu, Y. Luan, Jacob Speltz, D. Zhong, C. H. Liu, J. Yan, D. G. Mandrus, X. Xu, Zhe Fei Sep 2019

Imaging Propagative Exciton Polaritons In Atomically Thin Wse2 Waveguides, F. Hu, Y. Luan, Jacob Speltz, D. Zhong, C. H. Liu, J. Yan, D. G. Mandrus, X. Xu, Zhe Fei

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The exciton polariton (EP) is a half-light and half-matter quasiparticle that is promising for exploring both fundamental quantum phenomena as well as photonic applications. Van der Waals materials, such as transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD), emerge as a promising nanophotonics platform due to its support of long propagative EPs even at room temperature. However, real-space studies have been limited to bulk crystal waveguides with a thickness no less than 60 nm. Here we report the nano-optical imaging of the transverse-electric EPs in WSe2 nanoflakes down to a few atomic layers, which can be turned on and off by tuning the polarization state ...


Predicting Complex Relaxation Processes In Metallic Glass, Yang Sun, Si-Xu Peng, Qun Yang, Feng Zhang, Meng-Hao Yang, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, Hai-Bin Yu Sep 2019

Predicting Complex Relaxation Processes In Metallic Glass, Yang Sun, Si-Xu Peng, Qun Yang, Feng Zhang, Meng-Hao Yang, Cai-Zhuang Wang, Kai-Ming Ho, Hai-Bin Yu

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Relaxation processes significantly influence the properties of glass materials. However, understanding their specific origins is difficult; even more challenging is to forecast them theoretically. In this study, using microseconds molecular dynamics simulations together with an accurate many-body interaction potential, we predict that an Al90Sm10 metallic glass would have complex relaxation behaviors: In addition to the main (α) relaxation, the glass (i) shows a pronounced secondary (β) relaxation at cryogenic temperatures and (ii) exhibits an anomalous relaxation process (α2) accompanying α relaxation. Both of the predictions are verified by experiments. Computational simulations reveal the microscopic origins of relaxation processes: while the ...


Force Oscillations Distort Avalanche Shapes, Louis W. Mcfaul, Wendelin J. Wright, Jordan Sickle, Karin A. Dahmen Sep 2019

Force Oscillations Distort Avalanche Shapes, Louis W. Mcfaul, Wendelin J. Wright, Jordan Sickle, Karin A. Dahmen

Faculty Journal Articles

Contradictory scaling behavior in experiments testing the principle of universality may be due to external oscillations. Thus, the effect of damped oscillatory external forces on slip avalanches in slowly deformed solids is simulated using a mean-field model. Akin to a resonance effect, oscillatory driving forces change the dynamics of avalanches with durations close to the oscillation period. This problem can be avoided by tuning mechanical resonance frequencies away from the range of the inverse avalanche durations. The results provide critical guidance for experimental tests for universality and a quantitative understanding of avalanche dynamics under a wide range of driving conditions.


Optical And Collective Properties Of Excitons In 2d Semiconductors, Matthew N. Brunetti Sep 2019

Optical And Collective Properties Of Excitons In 2d Semiconductors, Matthew N. Brunetti

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

We study the properties of excitons in 2D semiconductors (2DSC) by numerically solving the Schr\"{o}dinger equation for an interacting electron and hole in the effective mass approximation, then calculating optical properties such as the transition energies, oscillator strengths, and absorption coefficients. Our theoretical approach allows us to consider both direct excitons in monolayer (ML) 2DSC and spatially indirect excitons in heterostructures (HS) consisting of two 2DSC MLs separated by few-layer insulating hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN). In particular, we study indirect excitons in TMDC HS, namely MoS2, MoSe2, WS2, and WSe2; both direct and ...


Multiple Ferromagnetic Transitions And Structural Distortion In The Van Der Waals Ferromagnet Vi3 At Ambient And Finite Pressures, Elena Gati, Yuji Inagaki, Tai Kong, Robert J. Cava, Yuji Furukawa, Paul C. Canfield, Sergey L. Bud’Ko Sep 2019

Multiple Ferromagnetic Transitions And Structural Distortion In The Van Der Waals Ferromagnet Vi3 At Ambient And Finite Pressures, Elena Gati, Yuji Inagaki, Tai Kong, Robert J. Cava, Yuji Furukawa, Paul C. Canfield, Sergey L. Bud’Ko

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We present a combined study of zero-field (51) V and I-127 NMR at ambient pressure and specific heat and magnetization measurements under pressure up to 2.08 GPa on bulk single crystals of the van der Waals ferromagnet VI3. At ambient pressure, our results consistently demonstrate that VI3 undergoes a structural transition at T-s approximate to 78 K, followed by two subsequent ferromagnetic transitions at T-FM1 approximate to 50 K and T-FM2 approximate to 36 K upon cooling. At lowest temperature (T < T-FM2), two magnetically ordered V sites exist, whereas only one magnetically ordered V site is observed for T-FM1 < T < T-FM2. Whereas T-FM1 is almost unaffected by external pressure, T-FM2 is highly responsive to pressure and merges with the T-FM1 line at p 0.6 GPa. At even higher pressures (p approximate to 1.25 GPa), the T-FM2 line merges with the structural transition at T-s which becomes moderately suppressed with p for p < 1.25 GPa. Taken together, our data point toward a complex magnetic structure and an interesting interplay of magnetic and structural degrees of freedom in VI3.


Evolution Of Structural, Magnetic, And Transport Properties In Mnbi2−X Sbx Te4, Jiaqiang Yan, Satoshi Okamoto, Michael A. Mcguire, Andrew F. May, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Brian C. Sales Sep 2019

Evolution Of Structural, Magnetic, And Transport Properties In Mnbi2−X Sbx Te4, Jiaqiang Yan, Satoshi Okamoto, Michael A. Mcguire, Andrew F. May, Robert J. Mcqueeney, Brian C. Sales

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

Here we report the evolution of structural, magnetic, and transport properties in MnBi2−xSbxTe4(0≤x≤2) single crystals. MnSb2Te4, isostructural to MnBi2Te4, is successfully synthesized in single-crystal form. Magnetic measurements suggest an antiferromagnetic order below TN=19K for MnSb2Te4 with the magnetic moments aligned along the crystallographic c axis. With increasing Sb content in MnBi2−xSbxTe4, the a-lattice parameter decreases linearly following Vegard's law, while the c-lattice parameter shows little compositional dependence. The contraction along a is caused by the reduction of the Mn-Te-Mn bond angle, while the Mn-Te bond length remains nearly constant. The antiferromagnetic ordering temperature ...


Analysis Of The London Penetration Depth In Ni-Doped Cakfe4 As4, D. Torsello, Kyuil Cho, Kamal R. Joshi, Sunil Ghimire, G. A. Ummarino, Naufer Nusran, Makariy A. Tanatar, William R. Meier, Mingyu Xu, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, G. Ghigo, Ruslan Prozorov Sep 2019

Analysis Of The London Penetration Depth In Ni-Doped Cakfe4 As4, D. Torsello, Kyuil Cho, Kamal R. Joshi, Sunil Ghimire, G. A. Ummarino, Naufer Nusran, Makariy A. Tanatar, William R. Meier, Mingyu Xu, Sergey L. Bud’Ko, Paul C. Canfield, G. Ghigo, Ruslan Prozorov

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

We report combined experimental and theoretical analysis of superconductivity in CaK(Fe1−xNix)4As4 (CaK1144) for x=0, 0.017, and 0.034. To obtain the superfluid density ρ=[1+ΔλL(T)/λL(0)]−2, the temperature dependence of the London penetration depth ΔλL(T) was measured by using a tunnel-diode resonator (TDR) and the results agreed with the microwave coplanar resonator (MWR) with the small differences accounted for by considering a three orders of magnitude higher frequency of MWR. The absolute value of λL(T≪Tc)≈λL(0) was measured by using MWR, λL(5K)≈170±20 nm, which ...


Slowing Down Of Spin Glass Correlation Length Growth: Simulations Meet Experiments, Qiang Zhai, V. Martin-Mayor, Deborah L. Schlagel, Gregory G. Kenning, Raymond L. Orbach Sep 2019

Slowing Down Of Spin Glass Correlation Length Growth: Simulations Meet Experiments, Qiang Zhai, V. Martin-Mayor, Deborah L. Schlagel, Gregory G. Kenning, Raymond L. Orbach

Ames Laboratory Accepted Manuscripts

The growth of the spin glass correlation length has been measured as a function of the waiting time tw on a single crystal of CuMn (6 at. %), reaching values ξ∼150 nm, larger than any other glassy correlation length measured to date. We find an aging rate dlntw/dlnξ larger than found in previous measurements, which evinces a dynamic slowing down as ξ grows. Our measured aging rate is compared with simulation results by the Janus Collaboration. After critical effects are taken into account, we find excellent agreement with the Janus data.


Coulomb Excitation And Transport Properties Of Monolayer Graphene And The Alpha-T3 Lattice, Dipendra Dahal Sep 2019

Coulomb Excitation And Transport Properties Of Monolayer Graphene And The Alpha-T3 Lattice, Dipendra Dahal

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In the past few years, I focused my attention in the study of 2D material's behavior, specifically graphene . We investigated several properties of graphene like transmission of particle through a potential barrier and demonstrated the effect of band gap to suppress the Klein tunneling at head on collision, we presented the results to get the criteria of negative refractive index and Klein tunneling through multiple barrier. Next, we have carried out the calculation of polarization function of graphene in the presence of magnetic field. The effect of integer Landau filling factor is shown and the portrayed results are presented ...


Non-Fermi-Liquid Types Of Behavior Associated With A Magnetic Quantum Critical Point In Sr(Co1-Xnix)(2)As-2 Single Crystals, Nediadath S. Sangeetha, Lin-Lin Wang, Andrei V. Smirnov, Volodymyr Smetana, A. V. Mudring, Duane D. Johnson, Makariy A. Tanatar, Ruslan Prozorov, David C. Johnston Sep 2019

Non-Fermi-Liquid Types Of Behavior Associated With A Magnetic Quantum Critical Point In Sr(Co1-Xnix)(2)As-2 Single Crystals, Nediadath S. Sangeetha, Lin-Lin Wang, Andrei V. Smirnov, Volodymyr Smetana, A. V. Mudring, Duane D. Johnson, Makariy A. Tanatar, Ruslan Prozorov, David C. Johnston

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

The compound SrCo2As2 with the body-centered tetragonal ThCr2Si2 structure is known to remain paramagnetic down to a temperature T=0.05 K, but inelastic neutron scattering studies have shown that both ferromagnetic (FM) and antiferromagnetic (AFM) fluctuations occur in single crystals. Thus it is of interest to study how the magnetism evolves on doping SrCo2As2. Previous work on polycrystalline samples of Sr(Co1−xNix)2As2 indicated the development of AFM order for 0Ab initioelectronic-structure calculations for x=0 and 0.15 indicate that a flat band with a peak in the density of states just above the Fermi energy is ...