Alumni Professor of Physics
Ph.D., 1998 - Florida State University
Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
229-A Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
Currently, our research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of novel electronic and magnetic materials. Polycrystalline and single crystal samples are made from a variety of synthesis techniques, including: solid-state reactions, arc melting, chemical vapor transport, RF-induction melting, and metallic fluxes. A material's structure and phase purity are then determined by X-ray diffraction and microprobe analysis. Magnetic, electronic, and thermal properties are measured over a broad temperature range from above room temperature to below that of liquid helium. The types of materials we investigate fall under the broad category of strongly correlated electron systems, and include: Kondo insulators, low-carrier density magnets, intermetallic superconductors, and thermoelectrics.
Current and Select Publications
- “CoCrFeNi High-Entropy Alloy as an Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Catalyst in an Acidic Solution”, F. McKay, Y.X. Fang, O. Kizilkaya, P. Singh, D.D. Johnson, A. Roy, D.P. Young, P.T. Sprunger, J.C. Flake, W.A. Shelton, and Y. Xu, J. Phys. Chem. C 125, 17008-17018 (2021).
- “In situ study on the compression deformation of MoNbTaVW high-entropy alloy”, C.Y. Zhang, B.B. Yue, U. Bhandari, O.N. Starovoytov, Y. Yang, D.P. Young, J.Y. Yan, F. Hong, and S.Z. Yang, J. Alloys Compd. 871, 159557 (2021).
- “Topological Hall effect and magnetic states in the Nowotny chimney ladder compound Cr11Ge19”, Y. Li, X. Gui, M.A. Khan, W.W. Xie, D.P. Young, and J.F. DiTusa, Phys. Rev. B 103, 024445 (2021).
“Extreme high-field superconductivity in thin Re films”, F.N. Womack, D.P. Young, D.A. Browne, G. Catelani, J. Jiang, E.I. Meletis, and P.W. Adams, Phys. Rev. B 103, 024504 (2021).
“Annihilation and Control of Chiral Domain Walls with Magnetic Fields”, S.K. Karna, M. Marshall, W.W. Xie, L. DeBeer-Schmitt, D.P. Young, I. Vekhter, W.A. Shelton, A. Kovacs, M. Charilaou, and J.F. DiTusa, Nano Lett. 21, 1205-1212 (2021).