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Jeffrey W Lynn (Fed)

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 well over 600 publications in refereed journals and an H index of 97 (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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Citations           37888          7864

h-index                   97              39

i-10index               455            201

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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


Noncollinear 2k Antiferromagnetism in the Zintl Semiconductor Eu5In2Sb6

Vincent Morano, Jonathan N. Gaudet, Nicodemos Varnava, Tanya Berry, Thomas Halloran, Chris Lygouras, Xiaoping Wang, Christina M. Hoffman, Guangyong Xu, Jeffrey Lynn, Tyrel McQueen, David Vanderbilt, Collin L. Broholm
Eu5In2Sb6 is an orthorhombic non-symmorphic small band gap semiconductor with three distinct Eu2+ sites and two low-temperature magnetic phase transitions. The

Magnetism and Fermiology of Kagome Magnet YMn6Sn4Ge2

Hari Bhandari, Rebecca Dally, Peter E. Siegfried, Resham Regmi, Kirrily Rule, Songxue Chi, Jeffrey Lynn, I. Mazin, Nirmal J. Ghimire
Kagome lattice magnets are an interesting class of materials as they can host topological properties in their magnetic and electronic structures. YMn6Sn6 is one

Anomalous Hall effect in the antiferromagnetic Weyl semimetal SmAlSi

Yuxiang Gao, Shiming Lei, Eleanor Clements, Yichen Zhang, Xue-Jian Gao, Songxue Chi, Kam Law, Ming Yi, Jeffrey Lynn, Emilia Morosan
The intrinsic anomalous Hall effect (AHE) has been reported in numerous ferromagnetic (FM) Weyl semimetals. However, AHE in the antiferromagnetic (AFM) or
Created October 9, 2019, Updated January 3, 2024