There have been a lot of things happening. The lab met for dinner in honor of Bo finishing his thesis, Alex and Aranya joining the group, and Chuyao leaving to go back to England to finish her undergraduate studies at Cambridge.
At 2016 Techcon in Austin, Texas, Tony received Best in Session for his talk on "MBE Growth, Magnetic, and Electrical Characterization of Heusler Compound Heterostructures and Epitaxial Tunnel Junction Stacks for Spintronic Applications."
Improvement in Quantum Mobility in InSb Quantum Well Structures by Reduction of Extended Defects, MIHIR PENDHARKAR, B. SHOJAEI, A. MCFADDEN, J.S. LEE, C. PALMSTROM, University of California - Santa Barbara
Growth and Characterization of Horizontal ErSb Nanowires in a GaSb Matrix, NATHANIEL WILSON, S. KRAEMER, J. KAWASAKI, B. SCHULTZ, C. PALMSTRØM, University of California - Santa Barbara
Their paper is "Observation of a topologically non-trivial surface state in half-Heusler PtLuSb (001) thin films". See also Prof. Palmstrom's Heusler review that just came out in Progress in Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials.
We welcome Prof. Leyla Çolakerol Arslan from Gebze Institute of Technology in Turkey and visiting graduate student Jovana Colvin from Lund University in Sweden. Two of our undergraduate interns are Mayer Feldman and Didiel Vazquez Morales.