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Morten Eskildsen will present a condensed matter seminar at Texas A & M University.
September 22, 2017

Our recent studies the vortex lattice in UPt3, MgB2 and NbSe2 will be presented at the 28th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT28) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and at a satellite conference on multicomponent and strongly correlated superconductivity at Nordita, Stockholm.
August 9-16 + 17-21, 2017

Maciej Olszewski presented a poster on the results of his molecular dynamics simulations at the Skyrmionics: Materials, Phenomena and Applications Workshop held in Santa Fe.
August 7-19, 2017

Studies of the spin susceptibility in UPt3, using polarized neutron scattering, were published in Physical Review B 96, 041111(R) (2017). This work was carried out with collaborators from Northwestern University, University of Copenhagen and Rice University.
July 10, 2017

Recent results of our group’s SANS studies of UPt3 and MgB2 will be presented at the 16th International Workshop on Vortex Matter in Superconductors (VORTEX2017) in Natal, Brazil.
May 28 - June 3, 2017

Steve Kuhn defended his thesis on SANS studies of the vortex lattice in KFe2As2 and Sr2RuO4. He will be joining the Haravifard group at Duke University as a Post. Doc. Congratulations Dr. Kuhn!
May 12, 2017

Liz De Waard, Steve Kuhn, Morten Eskildsen and Keenan Avers (Northwestern) will present results of our groups’ research at the 2017 APS March meeting in New Orleans.
March 13-17, 2017

Studies of the dynamic reorganization of vortex matter close to the peak effect in NbSe2 were published in Phys. Rev. B 95, 104505 (2017). The experiment combined small-angle neutron scattering with in situ linear ac susceptibility measurements, and was carried out in collaboration with G. Pasquini and her colleagues at the University of Buenos Aires.
March 6, 2017

Our recent SANS studies of the metastable vortex lattice phases in MgB2 will be presented in a seminar at Washington University in St. Louis.
January 30, 2017

Results of Steve Kuhn’s and co-workers on the structure and property correlations in FeS was published in Physica C. This work was carried out his one year stay at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, supported by a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research award.
January 10, 2017

Results of our vortex lattice studies in UPt3 will be presented by Morten Eskildsen in a seminar at Institut Néel, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Grenoble, France.
December 8, 2016

Congratulations to Liz De Waard who passed her candidacy exam.
December 2, 2016

The final report from the Second Target Station Workshop held at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is now available here. The workshop was co-chaired by Boris Khaykovich from MIT and Morten Eskildsen.
November 8, 2016

Liz De Waard gave a physics seminar on her recent research on metastable vortex lattice phases in MgB2 at Lewis University in Illinois (her Alma Mater).
October 28, 2016

Morten Eskildsen presented our recent SANS results on UPt3 at the 2016 American Conference on Neutron Scattering in Long Beach, California.
July 10-14, 2016

We welcome Joe Archer from the University of Dallas who will spend the summer in our group as an REU student.
May 31, 2016

We presented our results on metastable vortex lattice phases in MgB2 at the 2016 International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism, held in Fethiye, Turkey.
April 24-28, 2016

Morten Eskildsen will give a condensed matter physics seminar at Michigan State University. He will present our latest results on kinematic and structural properties of the metastable vortex lattice phases in MgB2.
April 4, 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of the Notre Dame undergraduate science journal Scientia features picture from our group on both the front and back cover.
April, 2016

Our comprehensive SANS study of multiband superconductivity and Pauli paramagnetism in KFe2As2 was published in Physical Review B and featured as an Editors’ suggestion. In particular, we were able to separate orbital and paramagnetic contributions to the vortex lattice field modulation, providing a quantitative measure of the Pauli paramagnetic effects deep within the superconducting phase.
March 28, 2016

Liz De Waard, Steve Kuhn, Morten Eskildsen and Keenan Avers (Northwestern) will present results of our groups’ research at the 2016 APS March meeting in Baltimore.
March 14-18, 2016

David Green passed his candidacy exam. Congratulations!
February 26, 2016

Craig Cahillane, a former undergraduate member of our group and currently a graduate student at Caltech, is a co-author on today’s PRL announcing the first detection of gravitational waves. Well done Craig!
February 12, 2016

Three new undergraduate students have joined our group: Callaghan Commers, Michael Dimen and Maciej Olszewski. Welcome!
January, 2016

Liz De Waard presented her SANS studies of the structural and kinetic properties of metastable vortex lattice phases at the Fall meeting of the APS Prairie Section held at here at the Notre Dame.
November 20, 2015

Allan Leishman has joined our group and will work together with David Green on STM/STS measurements of superconductors and other systems. Welcome aboard!
November 5, 2015

Together with Boris Khaykovich from MIT, Morten Eskildsen is chairing a workshop at Oak Ridge National Laboratory focused on the proposed Second Target Station for the Spallation Neutron Source.
October 27-29, 2015

Morten Eskildsen will present an invited talk on our SANS studies of Sr2RuO4 at the 2015 M2S HTSC conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
August 23-28, 2015

Studies of the dynamic reorganization of vortex matter close to the peak effect in NbSe2 were published in Phys. Rev. Lett. The experiment combined small-angle neutron scattering with in situ linear ac susceptibility measurements, and was carried out in collaboration with G. Pasquini and her colleagues at the University of Buenos Aires.
August 4, 2015

Lisa DeBeer-Schmitt, a former graduate student in our group, is now the GP-SANS lead instrument scientist at the High Flux Isotope Reactor, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Congratulations Lisa!
July 1, 2015

Liz De Waard will be attending the Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering at the NIST Center for Neutron Research as well as the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
June 8-27, 2015

Morten Eskildsen will present an invited talk at the Vortex 2015 Workshop held in El Escorial, Spain.
He is also on the International Advisory Committee for the vortex workshop series.
May 10-15, 2015

Liz De Waard received an Honorable Mention for her application to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
March 31, 2015

Liz De Waard, Steve Kuhn and Morten Eskildsen all presented results of the groups’ research at the 2015 APS March Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
March 2-6, 2015

Our latest SANS studies of the heavy-fermion superconductor UPt3 were published in New Journal of Physics. A linear temperature dependence of the London penetration depth was observed, characteristic of the nodal structure of the order parameter. Our theoretical analysis is consistent with assignment of its symmetry to an odd parity state for which one of the three thermodynamic phases in non-zero magnetic field is chiral.
February 13, 2015

The Contemporary Physics Seminar at Indiana University South Bend was presented by Morten Eskildsen. The talk was entitled "Exotic Twisters – What Can We Learn from Studies of Superconducting Vortices?"
February 12, 2015

Morten Eskildsen presented our latest results on vortex lattice metatstability in magnesium diboride at the University of Southern California physics colloquium.
February 2, 2015

The Caltech Institute for Quantum Information and Matter seminar was given by Morten Eskildsen. He presented our recent SANS result on Sr2RuO4.
January 30, 2015

Steve Kuhn has been selected to receive a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research award. This will allow him to spend one year at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working on crystal growth and neutron scattering studies of unconventional superconductors.
December, 2014

The APS has named Morten Eskildsen as one of the 2014 society Fellows in the Division of Condensed Matter Physics. He was elected for his ''insightful studies of the vortex lattice in conventional and unconventional type-II superconductors.''
November, 2014

Three new undergraduate students have joined our group. Will Morgenlander and Jason Saroni will work on SANS data analysis software. Dave Vidovich will work in the STM lab. Welcome!
November, 2014

Our group's STM/STS activities are now funded by a 4 year grant from the National Science Foundation. This is a collaborative project between ND/Cornell EE (Xing, Jena), ND AME (Luo), ND Physics (Eskildsen, Furdyna/Liu), and Purdue Chemistry (Huang).
November 1, 2014

Steve Kuhn passed his oral candidacy exam. Congratulations candidate Kuhn!
September 24, 2014

Pinaki Das, a former graduate student, has started a new postdoc. position in the Neutron and X-ray Scattering Group at Ames Laboratory. Congratulations and good luck.
September, 2014

Morten Eskildsen will participate and present at the Neutron Scattering in High Magnetic Fields Workshop at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
September 4-5, 2014

The 27th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT27) in Buenos Aires will feature talks from our Argentinean collaborator Mariano Marziali Bermúdez as well as Morten Eskildsen.
August 8-13, 2014

Morten Eskildsen will present an invited talk at the 2014 Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography held in Montreal, Canada.
August 6, 2014

Morten Eskildsen is partipating in the 2014 Neutron Scattering Principal Investigators' Meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science.
July 28-30, 2014

Cathy Rastovski is leaving us to start her new job as a Patent Examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA. Best wishes and good luck with your new career.
July, 2014

Morten Eskildsen is co-organizing a workshop on New Directions and Opportunities for Small-Angle Neutron Scattering in Condensed Matter Science at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
July 24-27, 2014

Steve Kuhn is attending the Summer School on the Fundamentals of Neutron Scattering at the NIST Center for Neutron Research.
July 13-18, 2014

Steve Kuhn is attending the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
June 14-28, 2014

Morten Eskildsen will present our recent neutron scattering studies of Sr2RuO4 in a seminar at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
May 27, 2014

Three undergraduate members of our group have graduated:
Craig Cahillane will pursue his Ph. D. at Caltech studying gravitational waves.
Chris Steiner has been hired by Epic Systems in Madison, Wisconsin.
Zach Weems will study condensed matter physics as a graduate student at the University of Texas, Austin.
Congratulations and best wished to all.
May 18, 2014

Cathy Rastovski is the co-recipient of the 2014 Graduate Research and Dissertation Award from the Department of Physics. The award will be presented at the Department graduation reception on May 18. Congratulations Cathy!
May 13, 2014

Craig Cahillane has been selected to receive the Outstanding Physics Major Award. This award is given to a physics graduate selected by a number of criteria including academic performance, contributions to the major, and potential for future success. It is the highest honor the Department of Physics can award to one of its graduates. Congratulations Craig!
May 6, 2014

Morten Eskildsen was promoted to full Professor of Physics.
May 5, 2014

Cathy Rastovski successfully defended her thesis. Congratulations Dr. Rastovski!
April 4, 2014

Steve Kuhn, Bill Gannon and Morten Eskildsen all gave talks on our groups' research at the APS March meeting in Denver.
March 3-7, 2014

Elizabeth De Waard have joind the group and will be working on small-angle neutron scattering studies of superconductors. Welcome Liz!
February 13, 2014

Morten Eskildsen presented our results on Sr2RuO4 in an invited talk at the 26th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS 2013) held at Tokyo, Japan. While there he visited collaborators and presented seminars in Kyoto and Okayama.
November 18-21, 2013

Bill Gannon, our close collaborator at Northwestern University, successfully defended his Ph. D. dissertation. He will join Meigan Aronson's research group at Brookhaven National Laboratory/University of Stony Brook as a postdoc.
Congratulations Dr. Gannon!
September 26, 2013

Cathy Rastovski will present our latest results on vortex lattice metastability and domain jamming at the 8th International Conference on Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors (VORTEX VIII) held at Rhodes, Greece.
September 21-26, 2013

Our funding from the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences was renewed for an additional 3 year period.
September 15, 2013

Morten Eskildsen will present an invited talk on vortex lattice studies in UPt3 at the 2013 Joint Users' Meeting (JUM@P '13) at the Paul Scherrer Institute. The work was performed together with our collaborators at Northwestern University.
September 5, 2013

The observation of persistent metastable vortex lattice phases in MgB2 in the presence of substantial vortex motion was reported in Physical Review Letters. This indicate a novel kind of collective vortex behavior, and is proposed to be due to vortex lattice domain jamming.
September 4, 2013

Our latest results on the superconducting anisotropy in Sr2RuO4 were published in Physical Review Letters. We used a novel approach to small-angle neutron scattering from the vortex lattice that allowed us to perform measurements with magnetic fields close to the crystalline basal plane.
August 22, 2013

Morten Eskildsen gave an invited talk at the 14th International Workshop on Vortex Matter in Superconductors in Nanjing, China.
May 21-28, 2013

Pinaki Das has been awarded the Notre Dame Department of Physics Research and Dissertation Award. The award will be presented at the Department graduation reception on May 19. Congratulations Pinaki!
May 10, 2013

Carlos Chaparro successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Chaparro!
May 7, 2013

Kim Schlesinger, a former undergraduate member of our group, have received a NSF graduate student fellowship to support her research at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Congratulations Kim!
April 2, 2013

Pinaki Das, Cathy Rastovski, Bill Gannon and Morten Eskildsen all gave talks on our groups' research at the APS March meeting in Baltimore.
March 18-22, 2013

Two new graduate students have joined the group. Steve Kuhn will work on neutron scattering and David Green on scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy.
Welcome both!
December 2012

Cathy Rastovski passed her candidacy exam - congratulations!
December 4, 2012

Several undergraduate students have joined the group, working on a number of different projects:
Craig Cahillane is calculating vortex lattice form factors.
AJ Fleck, Kim Smith and Zach Weems are repairing a neutron scattering cryostat.
Chris Torres is refurbishing our levitation track.
Welcome all!
Fall 2012

Detailed studies of the basal plane anisotropy of the superconducting state in TmNi2B2C and its field evolution was pulished today in Physical Review B.
October 1, 2012

Our latest results, using polarized neutrons to measure the bulk magnetization in the superconducting state of UPt3, were published in Physical Review B. This work was done in collaboration with colleagues at Northwestern University and the University of Tennessee.
September 17, 2012

Neil Griggs defended his dissertation and will move to the University of Maryland as a postdoc. Here he will work in the Gravitation Experiment Group on a project to develop superconducting gravity gradiometers.
August 28, 2012

Morten Eskildsen gave an invited talk on vortex lattice metastability in MgB2 at the 2012 Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity (M2S) Conference in Washington D.C. Bill Gannon presented a poster on measurements of the Magnetization in the Superconducting State of UPt3 from Polarized Neutron Diffraction.
July 29 - August 3, 2012

Cathy Rastovski will be blogging about her experiences at the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
July 1-6, 2012

Morten Eskildsen will present the latest results on vortex lattice metastability in MgB2 at the 2012 American Conference on Neutron Scattering in Washington D.C.
June 24-28, 2012

Morten Eskildsen will give seminars at the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, San Diego.
June 6-7, 2012

Pinaki Das defended his dissertation. After graduating he will join Los Alamos National Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher, working with Marc Janochek in the Condensed Matter and Magnet Science Group.
June 4, 2012

Carlos Chaparro and collaborators at Argonne published results of specific heat measurements on single-crystals of the iron-pnictide superconductor BaFe2(As1-xPx)2 in Physical Review B.
May 22, 2012

We welcome this summers REU student Joe Hlevyack to the group. Joe have started his REU project early to participate in a neutron experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland.
May 15, 2012

Morten Eskildsen will present talks on MgB2 and CeCoIn5 at the 2012 International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism in Istanbul, Turkey.
April 29 - May 4, 2012

Chris Steiner have been awarded the Diane and Bryant Hichwa Summer Research Fellowship. The Hichwa Fellowship is awarded by the ND Dept. of Physics and will support Chris as he works in our research group this summer. Congratulations Chris!
April 24, 2012

Pinaki Das won second place in the poster competition in the Notre Dame Graduate Physics (GPS) Students Spring Conference.
Cathy Rastovski was a member of the organizing GPS Conference Committee.
April 24, 2012

Our discovery of well-ordered metastable vortex lattice phases in MgB2 was published in Physical Review Letters.
Featured by the ND Department of Physics .
April 19, 2012

Morten Eskildsen was inducted into the Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society.
April 13, 2012

Cathy Rastovski has been selected to participate in the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, to be held from July 1 to July 6, 2012, in Lindau (Germany). Congratulations Cathy!
Featured by the ND graduate school.
March 6, 2012

Pinaki Das, Cornelius Griggs, Cathy Rastovski, Bill Gannon and Morten Eskildsen will all give talks at the APS March meeting in Boston.
February 27 - March 2, 2012

Our latest studies of the superconducting vortex lattice in CeCoIn5 were published in Physical Review Letters. The results were obtained in collaboration with colleagues at University of Birmingham (UK), the Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland), University of Montreal (Canada), Brookhaven National Laboratory and Los Alamos.
February 23, 2012

Morten Eskildsen presented a CMSC Colloquium at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
January 11, 2012

Ted Zinzer joined our group. Welcome!
January 2012

Morten Eskildsen published a review paper discussing small-angle neutron scattering studies of vortex lattices in Frontiers of Physics.
October 31, 2011

Philip Zeiss and Chris Steiner have joined our group. Welcome!
October 2011

Morten Eskildsen gave a popular talk entitled "Resistance is Pointless - the First 100 Years of Superconductivity" at the Saturday Science Exploration Series organized by the ND College of Science.
October 8, 2011

Carlos Chaparro passed his candidacy exam - congratulations!
October 5, 2011

A review paper discussing vortex studies in the iron-based superconductors was published in Reports of Progress in Physics. The paper was written with co-authors from the University of Birmingham (UK) and Ochanomizu University (Japan).
September 19, 2011

Morten Eskildsen gave a series of seminars at McMaster University, the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
September 12-14, 2011

Pinaki Das presented results of SANS studies of the vortex lattice in CeCoIn5 at the 7th International Conference on Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors (VORTEX VII) in Rhodes, Greece.
September 10-17, 2011

Morten Eskildsen presented SANS results on CeCoIn5 at the 26th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT26) in Beijing, China.
August 10-17, 2011

Pinaki Das and Morten Eskildsen presented SANS results on CeCoIn5 (poster) and MgB2 (invited talk) respectively at the 13th International Workshop on Vortex Matter in Superconductors in Chicago.
July 31 - August 5, 2011

We welcome Anna Czerepak and Kevin Wu to the group. Anna is a REU student from Urbana-Champaign and Kevin is a high school student from St. Joseph, Michigan.
June 2011

Kim Schlesinger has won the Outstanding Physics Major Award and will graduate with a B. S. in physics and a B. A. in English. In the fall Kim will begin her graduate studies in physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Congratulations and good luck!
May 19, 2011

Pinaki Das passed his candidacy exam - congratulations!
April 14, 2011

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity!
April 8, 2011

Pinaki Das, Cathy Rastovski and Morten Eskildsen presented results of SANS studies on CeCoIn5, MgB2 and TmNi2B2C respectively at the APS March meeting in Dallas.
March 21-25, 2011

Morten Eskildsen presented a seminar at Northwestern University.
March 17, 2011

Matt Anthony have joined the group. Welcome!
Spring 2011

Morten Eskildsen presented a Linneaus Colloquium at Chalmers Technical University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
November 23, 2010

Our latest studies of the antiferromagnetic superconducting phase in CeCoIn5 were published in Physical Review Letters. The results were obtained in collaboration with colleagues at University of Birmingham (UK), the Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland) and at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
October 27, 2010

Morten Eskildsen presented a seminar at Virginia Tech.
October 8, 2010

Our groups research on metastable vortex lattices is now funded by a 3 year grant from the Department of Energy. This work is being done in collaboration with Prof. Bill Halperin from Northwestern University.
September 17, 2010

Tommy O'Brien received his B. S. in Physics and won the Department of Physics Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award. In the fall Tommy will begin his graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Congratulations and good luck!
May 14, 2010

Our latest SANS studies of vortices in Co-doped BeFe2As2 were published in Superconductor Science and Technology.
April 23, 2010

Morten Eskildsen presented a seminar at Michigan State University.
April 19, 2010

Cornelius Griggs just passed his candidacy exam. Congratulations Neil!
April 16, 2010

Pinaki Das and Morten Eskildsen presented results of SANS studies on Be(Fe,Co)2As2 and MgB2 respectively at the APS March meeting.
March 18, 2010

Morten Eskildsen presented a seminar at the Low Energy Neutron Source, Indiana University.
February 22, 2010

Our latest results showing strong Pauli paramagnetic effects on the vortex lattice in CeCoIn5 were published in the New Journal of Physics.
February 12, 2010

Morten Eskildsen presented a seminar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
February 12, 2010

Morten Eskildsen is featured on WGN TV commenting on James Cameron's blockbuster movie Avatar, and explains how the fictitous mineral "Unobtainium" display the properties expected of a room temperature superconductor.
January 26, 2010

Three new members have joined the group: Cathy Rastovski, Carlos Chaparro and Kim Schlesinger. Welcome!
Spring 2010

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