David Vaknin

Scientist II
Address
A500 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6023
Fax 515) 294-0689
Email vaknin@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Structure and dynamics in low dimensional magnetic systems
  • Specific and non-specific phenomena at bio-membranes
  • Developments of surface sensitive x-ray methods to investigate thin organic films
  • Soft condensed matter physics
  • Graphite intercalation compounds
  • Neutron and x-ray scattering techniques, ESR, and transport properties

        Project Affiliations:
        Bioinspired Materials

        Group Website:
        Neutron Scattering Group
        
        

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1987
  • M.Sc. Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1981
  • B.Sc. Physics and Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1978

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2004 - present Senior Physicist, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 1995 - 2004 Physicist, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 1993 Visiting Scientist Physics, Risø National Lab, Denmark
  • 1992 Visiting Scientist Physics, Risø National Lab, Denmark
  • 1991 - 1995 Associate Physicist, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University
  • 1990 - 1991 Postdoctoral Fellow, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark
  • 1987 - 1989 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania & Exxon Laboratories

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

2008
Bu W; Vaknin D . 2008. Bilayer and trilayer crystalline formation by collapsing behenic acid monolayers at gas/aqueous interfaces. Langmuir. 24:441-447. abstract
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Liang G; Park K; Li J Y; Benson R E; Vaknin D; Markert J T; Croft M C . 2008. Anisotropy in magnetic properties and electronic structure of single-crystal LiFePO4. Physical Review B. 77:064414. abstract
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Jeon Y; Sung J; Bu W; Vaknin D; Ouchi Y; Kim D . 2008. Interfacial Restructuring of Ionic Liquids Determined by Sum-Frequency Generation Spectroscopy and X-Ray Reflectivity. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 112:19649-19654. abstract
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Tian W; Li J Y; Lynn J W; Zarestky J L; Vaknin D . 2008. Spin dynamics in the magnetoelectric effect compound LiCoPO4. Physical Review B. 78:184429. abstract
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Li J Y; Yao W L; Martin S; Vaknin D . 2008. Lithium ion conductivity in single crystal LiFePO4. Solid State Ionics. 179:2016-2019. abstract
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Seok S; Kim D; Kim T J; Kim Y D; Vaknin D . 2008. Direct Imaging of a collapsed Langmuir monolayer and multilayer formation. Journal of the Korean Physical Society. 53:1488-1491. abstract
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Vaknin D; Bu W; Travesset A . 2008. Extracting the pair distribution function of liquids and liquid-vapor surfaces by grazing incidence x-ray diffraction mode. Journal of Chemical Physics. 129:044504. abstract
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2007
Liang G; Benson R E; Li J Y; Vaknin D; Daniels L M . 2007. LiNi0.66Fe0.34PO4. Acta Crystallographica Section E-Structure Reports Online. 63:i73-i74. abstract
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Vaknin D; Bu W; Satija S K; Travesset A . 2007. Ordering by collapse: Formation of bilayer and trilayer crystals by folding Langmuir monolayers. Langmuir. 23:1888-1897. abstract
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