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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

Exploring Interfacial Exchange Coupling and Sublattice Effect in Heavy Metal/Ferrimagnetic Insulator Heterostructures using Hall Measurements, X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism, and Neutron Reflectometry

Author(s)
Qiming Shao, Alexander J. Grutter, Yawen Liu, Guoqiang Yu, Chao-Yao Yang, Dustin Allen Gilbert, Elke Arenholz, Padraic Shafer, Xiaoyu Chi, Chi Tang, Mohammed Aldosary, Aryan Navabi, Qing Lin He, Brian J. Kirby, Jing Shi, Kang L. Wang
Ferrimagnetic insulators (FMIs), such as rare-earth iron garnets, are of considerable interest for low-power spintronics due to low Gilbert damping and 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
Created October 9, 2019, Updated January 9, 2020