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Brian Kirby (Fed)

Group Leader, Research Facility Operations, NCNR

Research Interests:

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


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

Selected Publications


Vertical Inhomogeneous Magnetic Order in FeRh Film

Sehwan Song, Jiwoong Kim, Jisung Lee, Hyegyeong Kim, Noboru Miyata, Neeraj Kumar, Y. Soh, Jae H. Jang, Chanyong Hwang, Brian Kirby, Sungkyun Park
FeRh films, known as antiferromagnetic material at low temperature, exhibit unexpected ferromagnetic (FM) characteristics, unlike bulk. Detailed temperature

Strain and Charge Contributions to the Magnetoelectric Coupling in Fe3O4/PMN-PT Artificial Multiferroic Heterostructures

Patrick Schoffmann, Anirban Sarkar, Mai H. Hamed, Tanvi Bhatnagar-Schoffmann, Sabine Putter, Brian Kirby, Alexander Grutter, Juri Barthel, Emmanuel Kentzinger, Annika Stellhorn, Andrei Gloskovskii, Martina Muller, Thomas Bruckel
The quest to realize new kinds of data storage devices has motivated recent studies in the field of magnetoelectric heterostructures. One of the most commonly

Room-temperature valence transition in a strain-tuned perovskite oxide

Vipul Chaturvedi, Supriya Ghosh, Dominique Gautreau, William M. Postiglione, John E. Dewey, Patrick Quarterman, Purnima P. Balakrishnan, Brian Kirby, Hua Zhou, Huikui Cheng, Amanda Huon, Timothy Charlton, Michael R. Fitzsimmons, Caroline Korostynski, Andrew Jacobson, Lucca Figari, Javier Garcia Barriocanal, T. Birol, K. A. Mkhoyan, Chris Leighton
Cobalt oxides have long been understood to display intriguing phenomena known as spin-state crossovers, where the cobalt ion spin changes vs. temperature
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022