Donald Heiman


Donald Heiman

PhD University of California, 1975

Research Summary:

Professor Heiman’s research group focuses on several challenging and technologically important areas: (1) topological insulators; (2) nanomagnetism; and (3) novel spintronic materials. The group’s primary experimental tools are: molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) crystal growth; SQUID magnetrometry; electrical and optical measurements in high magnetic fields and at low temperatures. Research is in collaboration with MIT and Leeds University (UK), and is supported by the NSF, DOE and ONR.

Recent Publications:

Ferromagnetism in Thin-Film Cr-Doped Topological Insulator Bi2Se3, P.P.J. Haazen, J.-B. Laloë, T.J. Nummy, H.J.M. Swagten, P. Jarillo-Herrero, D. Heiman, and J.S. Moodera, Appl. Phys. Lett. (2011).

Magnetic Properties of MnxGa Films Enhanced by Nanoscale Structural Disorder, T.J. Nummy, S.P Bennett, T. Cardinal, W.B. Nowak, and D. Heiman, Phys. Rev. B (2011).

Universal Properties of Linear Magnetoresistance in Strongly Disordered Semiconductors, H.G. Johnson, S.P. Bennett, R. Barua, L.H Lewis, and D. Heiman, Phys. Rev. B 82, 085202 (2010).

Large Microwave Tunability of GaAs-Based Multiferroic Heterostructure for Applications in Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits, Yajie Chen, Jinsheng Gao, D. Heiman, C. Vittoria and V.G. Harris, J. Physics D: Appl. Phys. 43, 495002 (2010).

Determining Magnetic Nanoparticle Size Distributions From Thermomagnetic Measurements, R.S. DiPietro, H.G. Johnson, S.P. Bennett, T. Nummy, L.H Lewis, and D. Heiman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 222506 (2010).

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