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Joseph A Stroscio (Fed)

Joseph Stroscio is a Project Leader and NIST Fellow in the Nanoscale Processes and Measurements Group. He received a B.S. and an M.S. in Physics from the University of Rhode Island. Joe received a second M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University working in the group of Professor Wilson Ho. Prior to joining NIST in 1987, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where he pioneered the development of scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy measurements. At NIST, Joe leads multiple projects in nanoscale physics and technology. His research has encompassed areas including: atomic manipulation; the physical properties of nanostructures; nanoscale magnetism; the epitaxial growth of metal and semiconductor systems; and low-dimensional electron systems in graphene and related 2D materials. Joe has designed and constructed numerous state-of-the-art scanning probe systems involving creative custom designs that operate in ultra-high vacuum, at ultra-low temperatures, and in ultra-high magnetic field environments. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Physical Society (APS), and the American Vacuum Society (AVS). He has received the Arthur S. Flemming Award, the Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award, the Sigma Xi Young Scientist Award, the Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award, the Nano50 Award, the AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award, and the NIST Samuel Wesley Stratton Award, and was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award. He has served on numerous committees of the AVS, APS, and on the Editorial Board of the Review of Scientific Instruments. He has authored or coauthored over 110 peer reviewed publications with over 8000 citations and has given over 290 presentations.

Selected Programs/Projects

Selected Publications

  • Programmable extreme pseudomagnetic fields in graphene by a uniaxial stretch, S. Zhu, J. A. Stroscio, and T. Li, Physical Review Letters 115, 245501 (2015).
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  • Creating and probing electron whispering-gallery modes in graphene, Y. Zhao, J. Wyrick, F. D. Natterer, J. F. Rodriguez-Nieva, C. Lewandowski, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, L. S. Levitov, N. B. Zhitenev, and J. A. Stroscio, Science 348, 672–675 (2015).
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  • Electric field tuning of the surface band structure of topological insulator Sb2Te3 thin films, T. Zhang, J. Ha, N. Levy, Y. Kuk, and J. Stroscio, Physical Review Letters 111, 056803 (2013).
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  • Experimental evidence for s-wave pairing symmetry in superconducting CuxBi2Se3 single crystals using a scanning tunneling microscope, N. Levy, T. Zhang, J. Ha, F. Sharifi, A. A. Talin, Y. Kuk, and J. A. Stroscio, Physical Review Letters 110, 117001 (2013).
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  • Renormalization of the graphene dispersion velocity determined from scanning tunneling spectroscopy, J. Chae, S. Jung, A. F. Young, C. R. Dean, L. Wang, Y. Gao, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, J. Hone, K. L. Shepard, P. Kim, N. B. Zhitenev, and J. A. Stroscio, Physical Review Letters 109, 116802 (2012).
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  • Electromechanical properties of graphene drumheads, N. N. Klimov, S. Jung, S. Zhu, T. Li, C. A. Wright, S. D. Solares, D. B. Newell, N. B. Zhitenev, and J. A. Stroscio, Science 336, 1557–1561 (2012).
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  • Observing the quantization of zero mass carriers in graphene, D. L. Miller, K. D. Kubista, G. M. Rutter, M. Ruan, W. A. de Heer, P. N. First, and J. A. Stroscio, Science 324, 924-927 (2009).
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  • Controlling the Dynamics of A Single Atom in Lateral Atom Manipulation, J. A. Stroscio and R. J. Celotta, Science 306(5694), 242-247 (2004).
  • Atomic and Molecular Manipulation With the Scanning Tunneling Microscope, J. A. Stroscio and D. M. Eigler, Science 254(5036), 1319-1326 (1991).



Visualizing the merger of tunably coupled graphene quantum dots

Daniel Walkup, Fereshte Ghahari, Steven R. Blankenship, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Nikolai Zhitenev, Joseph A. Stroscio
Coupled quantum dots have been realized in a wide variety of physical systems and have attracted interest for many different applications. Here, we examine

A quantum ruler for orbital magnetism in moiré quantum matter

Marlou Slot, Yulia Maximenko, Paul M. Haney, Sungmin Kim, Daniel Walkup, Evgheni Strelcov, En-Min Shih, Dilek Yildiz, Steven R. Blankenship, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Yafis Barlas, Nikolai Zhitenev, Fereshte Ghahari Kermani, Joseph A. Stroscio
Topological properties that underlie the rich emergent phases of moiré quantum matter (MQM) result from the eigenstate geometry of the moiré Hamiltonian. The

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
Created February 26, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022