Marshall Luban

A523 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-4356
Fax 515-294-8727

Research Interests

  • Molecular magnetism, theoretical modeling of magnetic molecules long-term activities
  • Statistical mechanics, esp. phase transitions and critical point phenomena
  • Many-body problems
  • Quantum nanostructures
  • Bloch oscillations and ultrafast phenomena in semiconductor superlattices
  • Electron localization phenomena

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Chicago, 1962
  • M.S. Physics, University of Chicago, 1958
  • B.A. Physics, Yeshiva University, 1957

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1990 - 1994 Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University
  • 1982 - present Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University and Senior Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1981 - 1982 Visiting Professor (sabbatical), Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 1979 - 1982 President, Israel Physical Society
  • 1978 - 1979 Vice-President, Israel Physical Society
  • 1974 - 1982 Professor, Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • 1969 - 1971 Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bar-Ilan University
  • 1967 - 1970 Chair, Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University
  • 1967 - 1974 Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Bar-Ilan University
  • 1966 - 1967 Guggenheim Fellow (spent at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel)
  • 1963 - 1967 Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1962 - 1963 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2007 Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 2006 Honorary doctorate (Dr. rer. nat. h. c.), Universität Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany
  • 2006 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University
  • 1978 First Prize, “The Best-Lecturer Awards”, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • 1966 - 1967 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow

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

Fang X K; Hansen L; Haso F; Yin P C; Pandey A; Engelhardt L; Slowing I; Li T; Liu T B; Luban M; Johnston D C . 2013. {Mo24Fe12} Macrocycles: Anion Templation with Large Polyoxometalate Guests. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 52:10500-10504. abstract
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Fang X K; McCallum K; Pratt H D; Anderson T M; Dennis K; Luban M . 2012. A co-crystal of polyoxometalates exhibiting single-molecule magnet behavior: the structural origin of a large magnetic anisotropy. Dalton Transactions. 41:9867-9870. abstract
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Fang X K; Kogerler P; Speldrich M; Schilder H; Luban M . 2012. A polyoxometalate-based single-molecule magnet with an S=21/2 ground state. Chemical Communications. 48:1218-1220. abstract
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Oshima Y; Nojiri H; Schnack J; Kogerler P; Luban M . 2012. Determination of exchange energies in the sawtooth spin ring {Mo(75)V(20)} by ESR. Physical Review B. 85:024413. abstract
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Schmidt H J; Schroder C; Luban M . 2011. Modulated spin waves and robust quasi-solitons in classical Heisenberg rings. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:386003. abstract
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McRobbie A; Sarwar A R; Yeninas S; Nowell H; Baker M L; Allan D; Luban M; Muryn C A; Pritchard R G; Prozorov R; Timco G A; Tuna F; Whitehead G F S; Winpenny R E P . 2011. Chromium chains as polydentate fluoride ligands for lanthanides. Chemical Communications. 47:6251-6253. abstract
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Fang X K; Kogerler P; Furukawa Y; Speldrich M; Luban M . 2011. Molecular Growth of a Core-Shell Polyoxometalate. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 50:5212-5216. abstract
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Fang X K; Luban M . 2011. {Mn14W48} aggregate: the perspective of isopolyanions as ligands. Chemical Communications. 47:3066-3068. abstract
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Vaknin D; Garlea V O; Demmel F; Mamontov E; Nojiri H; Martin C; Chiorescu I; Qiu Y; Kogerler P; Fielden J; Engelhardt L; Rainey C; Luban M . 2010. Level crossings and zero-field splitting in the {Cr-8}-cubane spin cluster studied using inelastic neutron scattering and magnetization. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 22:466001. abstract
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Schroder C; Fang X; Furukawa Y; Luban M; Prozorov R; Borsa F; Kumagai K . 2010. Spin freezing and slow magnetization dynamics in geometrically frustrated magnetic molecules with exchange disorder. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 22:216007. abstract
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