Bruce Harmon

Scientist, Ames Laboratory and Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University
A520 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-7712
Fax 515-294-0689

Research Interests

First principles calculations to study magnetism, electronic structure, lattice dynamics, superconductivity, optics, and just about everything else, particularly magnetic molecules and spin Hamiltonians; strong interactions and frequent collaboration with experimental groups, recently emphasizing magnetic x-ray scattering, and high resolution angle resolved photoemission.

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Northwestern University, 1973
  • B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology, 1968

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1996 - present Director, Center for Physical and Computational Mathematics, IPRT/ISU
  • 1996 - 1998 Program Director, Applied Mathematics, Ames Laboratory
  • 1995 - present Deputy Director, Ames Laboratory
  • 1994 - present Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1983 - 2008 Program Director, Condensed Matter Physics, Ames Laboratory
  • 1982 - 1994 Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1978 - 1982 Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1975 - 1978 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2008 Named one of the inaugural “Outstanding Referees” by the APS
  • 1995 DOE Outstanding Research Award for Solid State Physics
  • 1994 Fellow, American Physical Society (APS)

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

Hahn S E; Lee Y; Ni N; Canfield P C; Goldman A I; McQueeney R J; Harmon B N; Alatas A; Leu B M; Alp E E; Chung D Y; Todorov I S; Kanatzidis M G . 2009. Influence of magnetism on phonons in CaFe2As2 as seen via inelastic x-ray scattering. Physical Review B. 79:220511. abstract
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Singh Y; Lee Y; Harmon B N; Johnston D C . 2009. Unusual magnetic, thermal, and transport behavior of single-crystalline EuRh2As2. Physical Review B. 79:220401. abstract
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Goldman A I; Harmon B N; Lee Y B; Kreyssig A . 2009. Comment on "Dipolar Excitations at the L-III X-Ray Absorption Edges of the Heavy Rare-Earth Metals". Physical Review Letters. 102:129701. abstract
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Nandi S; Kreyssig A; Lee Y; Singh Y; Kim J W; Johnston D C; Harmon B N; Goldman A I . 2009. Magnetic ordering in EuRh2As2 studied by x-ray resonant magnetic scattering. Physical Review B. 79:100407. abstract
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Goldman A I; Kreyssig A; Prokes K; Pratt D K; Argyriou D N; Lynn J W; Nandi S; Kimber S A J; Chen Y; Lee Y B; Samolyuk G; Leao J B; Poulton S J; Bud'ko S L; Ni N; Canfield P C; Harmon B N; McQueeney R J . 2009. Lattice collapse and quenching of magnetism in CaFe2As2 under pressure: A single-crystal neutron and x-ray diffraction investigation. Physical Review B. 79:024513. abstract
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Singh Y; Lee Y; Nandi S; Kreyssig A; Ellern A; Das S; Nath R; Harmon B N; Goldman A I; Johnston D C . 2008. Single-crystal growth and physical properties of the layered arsenide BaRh2As2. Physical Review B. 78:104512. abstract
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Boukhvalov D W; Vergara L I; Dobrovitski V V; Katsnelson M; Lichtenstein A I; Kogerler P; Musfeldt J L; Harmon B N . 2008. Correlation effects in the electronic structure of the Mn-4 molecular magnet. Physical Review B. 77:180402. abstract
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Zhang W X; Konstantinidis N P; Dobrovitski V V; Harmon B N; Santos L F; Viola L . 2008. Long-time electron spin storage via dynamical suppression of hyperfine-induced decoherence in a quantum dot. Physical Review B. 77:125336. abstract
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Lee Y B; Caes B; Harmon B N . 2008. Role of oxygen 2p states for anti-ferromagnetic interfacial coupling and positive exchange bias of ferromagnetic LSMO/SRO bilayers. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 450:1-6. abstract
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Tan L; Kreyssig A; Nandi S; Jia S; Lee Y B; Lang J C; Islam Z; Lograsso T A; Schlagel D L; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Canfield P C; Harmon B N; McQueeney R J; Goldman A I . 2008. Spin-flop transition in Gd5Ge4 observed by x-ray resonant magnetic scattering and first-principles calculations of magnetic anisotropy. Physical Review B. 77:064425. abstract
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