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Jeffrey W Lynn

NIST Fellow and Team Leader, NIST Center for Neutron Research

Physicist Jeffrey Lynn is a NIST Fellow and Team Leader for Condensed Matter Physics in the NIST Center for Neutron Research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. His primary responsibilities are in the area of Condensed Matter Physics Research and for the triple-axis neutron spectrometers at the NCNR, including the BT-7 double-focusing thermal triple axis instrument.  He also has a longstanding relationship as Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, and currently is an Adjunct Professor in Physics and a member of the Quantum Materials Center.

He began his neutron scattering career as an undergraduate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received his doctorate in 1974 from Georgia Tech while conducting his thesis research as an Oak Ridge Associated Universities Fellow at the High Flux Isotope Reactor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  He then joined the neutron scattering group at Brookhaven National Laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow, before accepting a faculty appointment in 1976 in the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland and consultant at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST).  In the 1990's he joined the NIST Center of Neutron Research full time, resigning his tenure to become Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland.  He has held various elected leadership positions in the American Physical Society, and is a Fellow of the APS, the Neutron Scattering Society of America, and the Washington Academy of Sciences.  He has written numerous reviews as well as a graduate text (edited) on High Tc Superconductivity, has over 600 publications in refereed journals and an H index of 91 (GS).  In 2011 President Obama selected him to receive the Distinguished Award of Presidential Rank, the Nation's highest civil service award.


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Jeff's Publications

Research descriptions in a few areas:

Exotic Order, Spin-Orbit Coupling, and Topological Systems

         Spin Orbit and Topological Materials

         Magnetic Monopoles and Spin Liquids


        Iron-based Superconductors       

        Spin Dynamics in Cuprate Superconductors

        Magnetic Order in Superconductors

        Structure and Dynamics of Superconducting NaxCoO2 Hydrate and Its Anhydrated Analog

        Flux Lattice in Superconductors and Melting

Manganites and Related Materials:


        Colossal Magnetoresistive Oxides 

        NaMnO2 Spin Dynamics and Battery Technology

        Magnetocaloric Systems

Work in various categories:

        Neutron Techniques and Instrumentation

        Lattice Dynamics Publications

        Spin Dynamics Publications

        Magnetic Structure Determinations


Synthesis and Characterization of Bulk Nd1-xSrxNiO2 and Nd1-xSrxNiO3

Bi-Xia Wang, Hong Zheng, E. Krivyakina, Omar Chmaissem, Pietro Papa Lopes, Jeffrey W. Lynn, Leighanne C. Gallington, Y. Ren, S. Rosenkranz, J. F. Mitchell, D. Phelan
The recent reports of superconductivity in Nd1-xSrxNiO2/SrTiO3 heterostructures have reinvigorated interest in potential superconductivity of low-valence

Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Stoichiometric CeAuBi2

M. M. Piva, R. Tartaglia, G. S. Freitas, J. C. Souza, D. S. Christovam, S. M. Thomas, Juscelino B. Leao, William D. Ratcliff, Jeffrey W. Lynn, C. Lane, J.-X Zhu, J. D. Thompson, P. F. S. Rosa, C. Adriano, E. Granado, P. G. Pagliuso
We report the electronic and magnetic properties of stoichiometric CeAuBi2 single crystals. At ambient pressure, CeAuBi2 orders antiferromagnetically below a

Structural, Magnetic, and Electronic Evolution of the Spin-Ladder System BaFe2S3-xSex with Isoelectronic Substitution

Jia Yu, Meng Wang, Benjamin A. Frandsen, Hualei Sun, Junjie Yin, Zengjia Liu, Shan Wu, Ming Yi, Zhijun NMN Xu, Arani Acharya, Qingzhen Huang, Edith Bourret-Courchesne, Jeffrey W. Lynn, Robert J. Birgeneau
We report experimental studies of a series of BaFe2S3-xSex (0{less than or equal to}x{less than or equal to}3) single crystals and powder specimens using x-ray
Created October 9, 2019, Updated February 1, 2021