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Daniel Walkup (Assoc)

Daniel Walkup is a UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanoscale Processes and Measurements Group in the Nanoscale Device Characterization Division. He received a B.A. in Physics from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Physics from Boston College. His doctoral research focused on using scanning tunneling microscopy to investigate the electronic structure of materials with strong spin-orbit coupling, including topological insulators and Iridium oxides, in the presence of doping or local strain. Daniel is working with Joseph Stroscio using scanning tunneling microscopy to study the electronic properties of graphene devices at low temperature and in the presence of high magnetic fields.

Selected Publications

  • Strain engineering Dirac surface states in heteroepitaxial topological crystalline insulator thin films. I. Zeljkovic, D. Walkup, B.A. Assaf, K.L. Scipioni, R. Sankar, F. Chou and V. Madhavan, Nature Nanotechnology 10, 849-853 (2015).
  • First-order melting of a weak spin-orbit Mott Insulator into a correlated metal. T. Hogan, D. Walkup, X. Chen, R. Dally, T. Z. Ward, M.P.M. Dean, J. Hill, Z. Islam, V. Madhavan and S.D. Wilson, Physical Review Letters 114, 257203 (2015).
  • Imaging the evolution of metallic states in a correlated iridate. Y. Okada, D. Walkup, H. Lin, C. Dhital, T.-R. Chang, S. Khadka, W. Zhou, H.-T. Jeng, M. Paranjape, A. Bansil, Z. Wang, S.D. Wilson and V. Madhavan, Nature Materials 12, 707-713 (2013)


Edge channels of broken-symmetry quantum Hall states in graphene visualized by atomic force microscopy

Joseph A. Stroscio, Sungmin Kim, Johannes Schwenk, Daniel T. Walkup, Yihang Zeng, Fereshte Ghahari, Son T. Le, Marlou R. Slot, Julian Berwanger, Steven R. Blankenship, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Franz Giessibl, Nikolai Zhitenev, Cory Dean
The quantum Hall (QH) effect, a topologically non-trivial quantum phase, expanded and brought into focus the concept of topological order in physics. The

Achieving µeV tunneling resolution in an in-operando scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and magnetotransport system for quantum materials research

Johannes Schwenk, Sungmin Kim, Julian Berwanger, Fereshte Ghahari Kermani, Daniel T. Walkup, Marlou R. Slot, Son T. Le, W. G. Cullen, Steven R. Blankenship, Sasa Vranjkovic, Hans Hug, Young Kuk, Franz Giessibl, Joseph A. Stroscio
Research in new quantum materials require multi-mode measurements spanning length scales, correlations of atomic scale variables with macroscopic function, and

Interaction-driven quantum Hall wedding cake-like structures in graphene quantum dots

Christopher Gutierrez, Daniel T. Walkup, Fereshte Ghahari Kermani, Cyprian Lewandowski, Joaquin R. Nieva, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Leonid Levitov, Nikolai Zhitenev, Joseph A. Stroscio
Interactions amongst relativistic particles underpin exotic behaviours in diverse systems ranging from quark-gluon plasmas to Dirac electron fluids in solids

Helical Level Structure of Dirac Potential Wells

Daniel T. Walkup, Joseph A. Stroscio
In graphene and other massless 2D Dirac materials, Klein tunneling compromises electron confinement, and momentum-space contours can be assigned a Berry phase
Created July 30, 2019, Updated August 3, 2023