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James Hamlin

James HamlinAssociate Professor

PhD Washington University in St. Louis (2007)

Research Group

Condensed Matter Experiment/National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Research Interest

My laboratory’s efforts are directed towards utilizing a combination of materials synthesis/characterization and high pressure measurements to advance our understanding of novel and potentially useful electronic and magnetic materials. Pressures employed span the range from kilobars (the pressure at the bottom of the ocean) to megabars (nearing the pressure at the core of the earth). In particular, I am interested in understanding the conditions under which unconventional and/or high temperature superconducting states form.

Selected Publications

Superconductivity of barium-VI synthesized via compression at low temperatures D. E. Jackson, D. VanGennep, Y. K. Vohra,
S. T. Weir, and J. J. Hamlin arXiv:1707.05860, submitted to PRB, July 2017

Evolution of the Fermi surface of BiTeCl with pressure D. VanGennep, D. E. Jackson, D. Graf, H. Berger, and J. J. Hamlin
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 29, 295702 (2017)

Pressure-induced superconductivity in the giant Rashba system BiTeI D. VanGennep, A. Linscheid, D. E. Jackson, S. T. Weir,
Y. K. Vohra, H. Berger, G. R. Stewart, R. G. Hennig, P. J. Hirschfeld, J. J. Hamlin J. Phys.: Condens. Matter Letters 29, 09LT02 (2017)

Superconductivity in the metallic elements at high pressures J. J. Hamlin Physica C, 514, 59 (2015) –
invited review article

Pressure-tuning the Fermi level through the Dirac point of giant Rashba semiconductor BiTeI D. VanGennep, S. Maiti, D. Graf,
S. W. Tozer, C. Martin, H. Berger, D. L. Maslov, and J. J. Hamlin J. Phys.: Condens. Matter (Fast Track Communication), 26,
342202, (2014) https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/26/34/342202


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