Group News

New PhD Thesis

Nov 21, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. W. Lucas Nelson for successfully defending his PhD thesis entitled "Investigations of the f-electron state in noel crystalline environments".

New PhD Thesis

July 16, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Greta Chappell for successfully defending her PhD thesis entitled "Exploring the hidden order magnetic phase in URu2Si2 using electronic tuning via chemical substitution and applied pressure".

New low temperature thermoelectric heavy fermion materials YbTm2Zn20 (Tm = Co, Rh, Ir) discovered by Wei et al.

May 31, 2019

Kaya Wei, Jennifer N. Neu, You Lai, Kuan-Wen Chen, Dean Hobbis, George S. Nolas, David E. Graf, Theo Siegrist and R. E. Baumbach, "Enhanced thermoelectric performance of heavy-fermion compounds YbTM2Zn20 (TM = Co, Rh, Ir) at low temperatures" Science Advances 5, eaaw6183 (2019)

Lai completes dissertation

Mar 28, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. You Lai for completing her PhD dissertation, “Tuning intertwined energy scales in f-electron systems by chemical substitution”!

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From left to right: Pedro Schlottmann, Peng Xiong, You Lai, Ryan Baumbach, David Graf, Mark Riley, and Mykhailo Shatruk.


Research Experience for Teachers (RET) 2017

July 21, 2017

Teachers Karolyn Burns (Tallahassee School of Math and Science) and Seneca Joseph (Westgate High School) completed their Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) summer project at the National MagLab. Entitled "Synthesis and Properties of Borax Crystals and Intermetallic Alloys” the project was supervised by Ryan Baumbach.

Karolyn Burns and Seneca Joseph


Recent publication from Baumbach group

July 21, 2017

Possible devil's staircase in the Kondo lattice CeSbSe, K.-W. Chen, et al., Phys. Rev. B, 96, 014421 (2017) Read online 


Gallagher completes dissertation

June 5, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Gallagher for completing his PhD dissertation, “Electronic tuning in the hidden order compound URu2Si2 through Si -> P substitution”!

Baumbach group members

From left to right: You Lai, Shengzhi Zhang, William “Lucas” Nelson, Andrew Gallagher, Ryan Baumbach, Kevin Huang (postdoc), and Kuan-Wen Chen.


Baumbach group does outreach at MagLab event

October 26, 2016

Graduate student You Lai and Ryan Baumbach participated in the MagLab Freeze and Fright Night on October 25, 2016. Thanks to Kristin Roberts, Carlos Villa and everyone else for inviting us to participate in this awesome public outreach event!

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Tapping into the topological promise

October 7, 2016

At the National MagLab, scientists have been experimenting for years on materials first dreamed up by the newest physics Nobel laureates decades ago. Read more

MagLab chemist explores outer regions of periodic table

Aug 25, 2016

Probing the cryptic last row of the periodic table, MagLab scientists uncover secrets of the highly radioactive element berkelium. Read more

MagLab scientists study solutions to nuclear waste problem

July 19, 2016

With a new $10 million federal grant, an interdisciplinary group of researchers will explore the mysteries of the world’s most radioactive elements. Read more

Seeing the future through crystals

July 13, 2016

Deep in their beautiful lattices, crystals hold secrets about the future of technology and science. Ryan Baumbach aims to find them. Read more

New research offers exciting answers to a physics mystery

Feb 20, 2016

Team opens new path for understanding hidden order. Read more

New research opens a new path for understanding hidden order by Gallagher et al.

Feb 19, 2016

A. Gallagher, K. -W. Chen, C. M. Moir, S. K. Cary, F. Kametani, N. Kikugawa, D. Graf, T. E. Albrecht-Schmitt, S. C. Riggs, A. Shekhter and R. E. Baumbach, "Unfolding the physics of URu2Si2 through silicon to phosphorus substitution" Nature Communications 7, 10712 (2016)

Chen et al. discover rich temperature-pressure phase transitions in topological nontrivial superconductor Au2Pb

Jan 19, 2016

K. -W. Chen, D. Graf, T. Besara, A. Gallagher, N. Kikugawa, L. Balicas, T. Siegrist, A. Shekhter, and R. E. Baumbach, "Temperature-pressure phase diagram of cubic Laves phase Au2Pb" Phys. Rev. B 93, 045118 (2016)

Bernier presents research at symposium

April 22, 2015

Physics student and group research assistant Jacob Bernier presented original research studying the influence of chemical substitution in the ferromagnetic Mott insulator Sr2-xLaxIrO4 at the Florida State University (UROP) Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Symposium. pdfDownload poster.

Last modified on 19 November 2021