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

Starowicz P; Liu C; Khasanov R; Kondo T; Samolyuk G; Gardenghi D; Lee Y; Ohta T; Harmon B; Canfield P; Bud'ko S; Rotenberg E; Kaminski A . 2008. Direct observation of a Fermi surface and superconducting gap in LuNi2B2C. Physical Review B. 77:134520. abstract
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McQueeney R J; Diallo S O; Antropov V P; Samolyuk G D; Broholm C; Ni N; Nandi S; Yethiraj M; Zarestky J L; Pulikkotil J J; Kreyssig A; Lumsden M D; Harmon B N; Canfield P C; Goldman A I . 2008. Anisotropic Three-Dimensional Magnetism in CaFe2As2. Physical Review Letters. 101:227205. abstract
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Kreyssig A; Green M A; Lee Y; Samolyuk G D; Zajdel P; Lynn J W; Bud'ko S L; Torikachvili M S; Ni N; Nandi S; Leao J B; Poulton S J; Argyriou D N; Harmon B N; McQueeney R J; Canfield P C; Goldman A I . 2008. Pressure-induced volume-collapsed tetragonal phase of CaFe2As2 as seen via neutron scattering. Physical Review B. 78:184517. abstract
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Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Lee Y B; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A J; Harmon B N . 2008. Understanding the extraordinary magnetoelastic behavior in GdNi. Physical Review B. 78:184436. abstract
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Liu C; Samolyuk G D; Lee Y; Ni N; Kondo T; Santander-Syro A F; Bud'ko S L; McChesney J L; Rotenberg E; Valla T; Fedorov A V; Canfield P C; Harmon B N; Kaminski A . 2008. K-Doping Dependence of the Fermi Surface of the Iron-Arsenic Ba1-xKxFe2As2 Superconductor Using Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy. Physical Review Letters. 101:177005. abstract
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Liu J; Trivedi N; Lee Y B; Harmon B N; Schmalian J . 2007. Quantum phases in a doped mott insulator on the Shastry-Sutherland lattice. Physical Review Letters. 99:227003. abstract
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Zhang W X; Dobrovitski V V; Santos L F; Viola L; Harmon B N . 2007. Dynamical control of electron spin coherence in a quantum dot: A theoretical study. Physical Review B. 75:201302. abstract
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Lee Y; Harmon B N; Goldman A I; Lang J C . 2007. Temperature dependent x-ray magnetic circular dichroism in Er2Fe17. Journal of Applied Physics. 101:09G525. abstract
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Antonov V N; Harmon B N; Yaresko A N; Shpak A P . 2007. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism in GdN: First-principles calculations. Physical Review B. 75:184422. abstract
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Antonov V N; Harmon B N; Yaresko A N . 2007. X-ray magnetic circular dichroism in UGe2: first-principles calculations. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 19:186222. abstract
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