Paul Canfield

Ames Laboratory Associate and Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University
59 Physics Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6270

Research Interests

Design, discovery, growth and characterization of new and exotic materials with electronic and/or magnetic phase transitions are the primary focus of my research group. Compounds are usually prepared in single crystal form, so the measurement of the anisotropic, temperature and applied magnetic field dependent magnetization, specific heat, electrical resistivity, and thermoelectric power are our primary characterization measurements.

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1990
  • B.S. Physics, University of Virginia, Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 1983

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2006 - present Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 2001 - present Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 2001 - 2006 Full Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1999 - 2000 Faculty Improvement Leave in Grenoble, France as Researcher in C.E.A. and Adjunct Professor in University of Grenoble
  • 1998 - 2001 Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1996 - 1998 Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1995 - 2001 Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1994 - 1996 Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1993 - 1995 Associate Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1990 - 1993 Postdoctoral research, Los Alamos National Laboratory

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2012 Lawrence Award
  • 2009 Robert Allen Wright Professorship (Endowed Chair of Physics)
  • 2006 Distinguished Professor
  • 2005 Mid-Career Achievement Award
  • 2001 Master Teacher Award
  • 2001 APS Fellow
  • 1998 Award for Early Excellence in Research
  • 1995 DOE Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award for Solid State Physics

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Wang J Y; Feng Y J; Jaramillo R; van Wezel J; Canfield P C; Rosenbaum T F . 2012. Pressure tuning of competing magnetic interactions in intermetallic CeFe2. Physical Review B. 86:014422. abstract
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Das R K; Islam Z; Ruff J P C; Sawh R P; Weinstein R; Canfield P C; Kim J W; Lang J C . 2012. A novel approach for x-ray scattering experiments in magnetic fields utilizing trapped flux in type-II superconductors. Review of Scientific Instruments. 83:065103. abstract
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Haskel D; Kravtsov E; Choi Y; Lang J C; Islam Z; Srajer G; Jiang J S; Bader S D; Canfield P C . 2012. Charge-magnetic interference resonant scattering studies of ferromagnetic crystals and thin films. European Physical Journal-Special Topics. 208:141-155. abstract
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Ran S; Bud'ko S L; Straszheim W E; Soh J; Kim M G; Kreyssig A; Goldman A I; Canfield P C . 2012. Control of magnetic, nonmagnetic, and superconducting states in annealed Ca(Fe1-xCox)(2)As-2. Physical Review B. 85:224528. abstract
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Arham H Z; Hunt C R; Park W K; Gillett J; Das S D; Sebastian S E; Xu Z J; Wen J S; Lin Z W; Li Q; Gu G; Thaler A; Ran S; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C; Chung D Y; Kanatzidis M G; Greene L H . 2012. Detection of orbital fluctuations above the structural transition temperature in the iron pnictides and chalcogenides. Physical Review B. 85:214515. abstract
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Galvis J A; Crespo M; Guillamon I; Suderow H; Vieira S; Hernandez M G; Bud'ko S; Canfield P C . 2012. Magnetic and superconducting phase diagrams in ErNi2B2C. Solid State Communications. 152:1076-1079. abstract
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Jesche A; Dennis K W; Kreyssig A; Canfield P C . 2012. Nearly itinerant ferromagnetism in CaNi2 and CaNi3. Physical Review B. 85:224432. abstract
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Li T Q; Patz A; Ran S; Bud'ko S; Canfield P; Wang J G . 2012. Dynamic decoupling of spin-lattice-charge excitations in iron pnictides using time-resolved laser ellipsometry. 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics. :. abstract
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McLeod J A; Buling A; Green R J; Boyko T D; Skorikov N A; Kurmaev E Z; Neumann M; Finkelstein L D; Ni N; Thaler A; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C; Moewes A . 2012. Effect of 3d doping on the electronic structure of BaFe2As2. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 24:215501. abstract
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Blomberg E C; Kreyssig A; Tanatar M A; Fernandes R M; Kim M G; Thaler A; Schmalian J; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C; Goldman A I; Prozorov R . 2012. Effect of tensile stress on the in-plane resistivity anisotropy in BaFe2As2. Physical Review B. 85:144509. abstract
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