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Brian Kirby

Physicist

Instrument Scientist for the Polarized Beam Reflectometer

Research Interests:

  • Magnetic multilayers and thin films
  • Magnetic property localization in nanostructured materials
  • Electric field control of magnetism
  • Magnetism at complex oxide interfaces
  • Advanced neutron scattering techniques

Awards

2012 NIST Bronze Medal, "For the elucidation of complex magnetic coupling in ferromagnetic, semiconducting multilayers using innovative polarized neutron reflectivity methods"

Publications

Nanoscale Ferroelastic Twins Formed in Strained LaCoO3 Films

Author(s)
Er-Jia Guo, Ryan Desautels, David Keavney, Manuel A. Roldan, Brian J. Kirby, Dongkyu Lee, Zhaoliang Liao, Timothy Charlton, Andreas Herklotz, T. Zac Ward, Michael R. Fitzsimmons, Ho Nyung Lee
The formation of twinning domains has been established as a major mechanism to accommodate epitaxial strain in rhombohedral ferroelastic oxide thin films. The

Phonon Localization in Heat Conduction

Author(s)
M. N. Luckyanova, J. Mendoza, H. Lu, B. Song, S. Huang, J. Zhou, M. Li., Y. Dong, H. Zhou, J. Garlow, L. Wu, Brian J Kirby, Alexander J Grutter, Alex A. Puretzky, Y. Zhu, M. S. Dresselhaus, A. Gossard, G. Chen
We report localization-like behavior in phonon heat conduction observed both in measurement of the thermal conductivities of GaAs/AlAs superlattice (SL) thin

Ionic Tuning of Cobaltites at the Nanoscale

Author(s)
Dustin Allen Gilbert, Alexander J Grutter, Peyton D. Murray, Rajesh V. Chopdekar, Alexander M. Kane, Aleksey L. Ionin, Michael S. Lee, Steven R. Spurgeon, Brian J Kirby, Brian B. Maranville, Alpha T. N'Diaye, Apurva Mehta, Elke Arenholz, Kai Liu, Yayoi Takamura, Julie A. Borchers
Created October 9, 2019, Updated January 9, 2020