Professor of Physics
Ph.D., 1998 - Florida State University
Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
210-D Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
Currently, our research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of novel electronic
and magnetic materials. Polycrystalline and single crystal samples are made from a
variety of synthesis techniques, including: solid-state reactions, arc melting, chemical
vapor transport, RF-induction melting, and metallic fluxes. A material's structure
and phase purity are then determined by X-ray diffraction and microprobe analysis.
Magnetic, electronic, and thermal properties are measured over a broad temperature
range from above room temperature to below that of liquid helium. The types of materials
we investigate fall under the broad category of strongly correlated electron systems,
and include: Kondo insulators, low-carrier density magnets, intermetallic superconductors,
Current and Select Publications
- S. Guo, D.P. Young, P.W. Adams, X.S. Wu, Julia Y. Chan, G.T. McCandless, and J.F.
DiTusa, “Dimensional crossover in the electrical and magnetic properties of the layered
LaSb2 superconductor under pressure: The role of phase fluctuations”, Phys. Rev. B 83, 174520 (2011).
- A. B. Karki, Y. M. Xiong, I. Vekhter, D. Browne, P. W. Adams, D. P. Young, K. R. Thomas,
Julia Y. Chan, H. Kim, and R. Prozorov, “Structure and physical properties of the
noncentrosymmetric super-conductor Mo3Al2C”, Phys. Rev. B 82, 064512 (2010).
- K. Yamaura, Y. Shirako, H. Kojitani, M. Arai, D. P. Young,| M. Akaogi, M. Nakashima,
T. Katsumata, Y. Inaguma, and E. Takayama-Muromachi, “Synthesis and Magnetic and Charge-Transport
Properties of the Correlated 4d Post-Perovskite CaRhO3”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 2722-2726 (2009).
- K. Yamaura, M. Arai, A. Sato, A.B. Karki, D.P. Young, R. Movshovich, S. Okamoto, D.
Mandrus, and E. Takayama-Muromachi, “NaV2O4: a Quasi-1D Metallic Antiferromagnet with
Half-Metallic Chains”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 196601 (2007).
- S. Guo, D.P. Young, R.T. Macaluso, D.A. Browne, and J.F. DiTusa, “Discovery of Griffiths
phase in itinerant magnetic semiconductor Fe1-xCoxS2”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 017209 (2008).
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