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

Dean M P M; Kim M G; Kreyssig A; Kim J W; Liu X; Ryan P J; Thaler A; Bud'ko S L; Strassheim W; Canfield P C; Hill J P; Goldman A I . 2012. Magnetically polarized Ir dopant atoms in superconducting Ba(Fe1-xIrx)(2)As-2. Physical Review B. 85:140514. abstract
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Rowan-Weetaluktuk W N; Ryan D H; Cadogan J M; Hu R; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C . 2012. Magnetic and structural transitions in the iron-chalcogenide high-T-c superconductor: K0.8Fe1.76Se2.00. Journal of Applied Physics. 111:07e126. abstract
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Islam Z; Capatina D; Ruff J P C; Das R K; Trakhtenberg E; Nojiri H; Narumi Y; Welp U; Canfield P C . 2012. A single-solenoid pulsed-magnet system for single-crystal scattering studies. Review of Scientific Instruments. 83:035101. abstract
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Bossoni L; Carretta P; Thaler A; Canfield P C . 2012. NMR investigation of vortex dynamics in the Ba(Fe0.93Rh0.07)(2)As-2 superconductor. Physical Review B. 85:104525. abstract
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Ofer O; Baglo J C; Hossain M D; Kiefl R F; Hardy W N; Thaler A; Kim H; Tanatar M A; Canfield P C; Prozorov R; Luke G M; Morenzoni E; Saadaoui H; Suter A; Prokscha T; Wojek B M; Salman Z . 2012. Absolute value and temperature dependence of the magnetic penetration depth in Ba(Co0.074Fe0.926)(2)As-2. Physical Review B. 85:060506. abstract
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Bergk B; Drechsler S L; Canfield P C; Wosnitza J . 2012. Detailed study of the de Haas-van Alphen effect in the Shubnikov state of LuNi2B2C. European Physical Journal B. 85:57. abstract
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Hu R W; Mun E D; Altarawneh M M; Mielke C H; Zapf V S; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C . 2012. Upper critical fields and two-band superconductivity in Sr1-xEux(Fe0.89Co0.11)(2)As-2 (x=0.20 and 0.46). Physical Review B. 85:064511. abstract
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Tennant D A; Lake B; James A J A; Essler F H L; Notbohm S; Mikeska H J; Fielden J; Kogerler P; Canfield P C; Telling M T F . 2012. Anomalous dynamical line shapes in a quantum magnet at finite temperature. Physical Review B. 85:014402. abstract
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Mun E; Ko H; Miller G J; Samolyuk G D; Bud'ko S L; Canfield P C . 2012. Magnetic field effects on transport properties of PtSn4. Physical Review B. 85:035135. abstract
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Thiel P A; Unal B; Jenks C J; Goldman A I; Canfield P C; Lograsso T A; Evans J W; Quiquandon M; Gratias D; Van Hove M A . 2011. A Distinctive Feature of the Surface Structure of Quasicrystals: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Heterogeneity. Israel Journal of Chemistry. 51:1326-1339. abstract
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