Heusler Alloys

Heusler Alloys

The Heusler compounds are an exciting class of intermetallics due to their ability to adopt a wide range of tuneable electrical and magnetic properties, including metallicity, half metallic ferromagnetism, superconductivity, and narrow band gap semiconducting behavior with large thermoelectric power factors. Additionally, some of the Half Heuslers are predicted to be topological insulators, making this family a candidate system for creating multifunctional topological heterostructures and exploring the new physics that emerges at their interfaces.

Researchers

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Professor, ECE and Materials Departments

Epitaxy of dissimilar materials.

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Ph.D. Candidate

Growth and characterization of Heusler compounds and III-V heterostructures.

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Ph.D. Candidate

Growth and properties of III-V semiconductor heterostructures and Heusler alloys.  Emphasis on potentially topological insulating materals.

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Graduate Student Researcher

Spin injection, transport, and detection in semiconductors. IR detection and low dimensional systems. Spin torque transfer. Fabrication and characterization.

Mihir Pendharkar
Graduate Student Researcher

Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth of III-V semiconductor heterostructures, low temperature VIS-IR spectroscopy, transmission spectroscopy, Magneto Optic Kerr Effect, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, spintronics and quantum computing

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Graduate Student Researcher

Fabrication, measurement, and novel growth methods of Heusler alloys, currently focusing on thermoelectric properties of semiconducting thin-films.