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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 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 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 590 publications in refereed journals and an H index of 90 (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

       Magnetic Monopoles and Spin Liquids

       Spin Orbit and Topological Materials


        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


Materializing Rival Ground States in the Barlowite Family of Kagome Magnets: Quantum Spin Liquid, Spin Ordered, and Valence Bond Crystal States

Rebecca W. Smaha, Wei He, Jack Mingde Jiang, JiaJia Wen, Yi-Fan Jiang, John P. Sheckelton, Charles J. Titus, Suyin Grass Wang, Yu-Sheng Chen, Simon J. Teat, Adam A. Aczel, Yang Zhao, Guangyong NMN Xu, Jeffrey W. Lynn, Hong-Chen Jiang, Young S. Lee
Quantum magnet display exotic phases that may be strongly influenced by small differences in structure and composition. Comprehensive structural and magnetic

Magnon Profile on SrRuO3 Films Studied by Inelastic Neutron Scattering

G. D. Dwivedi, C.-M. Wu, Bo-Yu Chen, S. T. Lin, W.-Z. Qiu, S. J. Sun, Guangyong NMN Xu, Jeffrey W. Lynn, J. W. Chiou, C.-H. Lee, W.-H. Li, S. Yano, H. Chou
In this study, the inelastic neutron scattering (INS) probe of SIKA in ANSTO is employed to investigate the magnon dispersion curve in ferromagnetic SrRuO3

Spin Rotation Induced by Applied Pressure in Cd-Doped Ce2RhIn8 Intermetallic Compound

D. S. Christovam, C. Giles, L. Mendonca-Ferreira, Juscelino Leao, William D. Ratcliff, Jeffrey W. Lynn, S. Ramos, E. N. Hering, H. Hidaka, E. Baggio-Saitovich, Z. Fisk, P. G. Pagliuso, C. Adriano
The pressure evolution of the magnetic properties of the Ce2RhIn7.79Cd0.21 heavy fermion compound was investigated by single crystal neutron magnetic

Tunable Multiferroic Order Parameters in Sr1-xBaxMn1-yTiyO3

Kamal Chapagain, Dennis E. Brown, Stanislaw Kolesnik, Saul Lapidus, Bianca Haberl, Jamie Molaison, Chuanlong Lin, Curtis Kenney-Benson, Changyong Park, Jaroslaw Pietosa, Ewa Markiewicz, Bartlomiej Andrzejewski, Jeffrey W. Lynn, Stephan Rosenkranz, Bogdan Dabrowski, Omar Chmaissem
Responding to the rapidly increasing demand for efficient energy usage and increased speed and functionality of electronic and spintronic devices, multiferroic
Created October 9, 2019, Updated June 22, 2020