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Jonathan Wyrick

Jonathan Wyrick is a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Researcher in the Electron Physics Group. He received a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Furman University, a second B.S. in Physics from James Madison University, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Riverside.   His doctoral research focused on studying the dynamics and properties of organic molecules adsorbed on Cu(111) using scanning tunneling microscopy in conjunction with theoretical analyses in conjunction with density functional theory calculations and simplified models.  Jonathan is working with Joseph Stroscio using scanning tunneling microscopy to study the electronic properties of graphene devices in the presence of a magnetic field.

Selected Publications:

  • Acetylene on Cu(111): Imaging a molecular surface  arrangement with a constantly rearranging tip, Y. Zhu, J. E. Wyrick, K. D.  Cohen, K.  Magnone, C. Holzke, D. Salib,  Q. Ma, D. Sun, and L. Bartels, Journal of  Physics: Condensed Matter 24,  354005 (2012). 
  • Do two-dimensional “noble gas atoms” produce molecular  honeycombs at a metal surface?, J. E. Wyrick, D. Kim, D. Sun, Z. Cheng, W. Lu,  Y. Zhu, K. Berland, Y. Kim, E. Rotenberg, M. Luo, P. Hyldgaard, T. L. Einstein,  and L. Bartels, Nano Letters 11, 2944-2948 (2011).
  • Adsorbates in a box: Titration of substrate electronic  states, Z. Cheng, J. E. Wyrick, M. Luo, D. Sun, D. Kim, Y. Zhu, W. Lu, K. Kim,  T. L. Einstein, and L. Bartels, Physical  Review Letters 105, 066104  (2010).
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NRC Postdoctoral Researcher
Electron Physics Group


B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science – Furman University

B.S. Physics – James Madison University

Ph.D. Physics – University of California, Riverside


Phone: 301-975-4025