Dr. Carmen C. Almasan

Carmen C. Almasan received her Ph.D. in 1989 from University of South Carolina. She joined the Kent State University Physics faculty in 1995. Prior to this, she held research appointments at the University of California San Diego. Her area of research is experimental low-temperature condensed matter physics with emphasis on the study of electric transport and magnetism, and the striking effects that arise from the interplay between these two phenomena. Her research is conducted on strongly correlated electrons, such as high temperature superconductor cuprates, colossal magnetoresistance manganites, and heavy fermion materials. The interest in these remarkable new materials is two-fold: their potential for technological applications, and the possibility that new mechanisms are responsible for their novel physical properties.

Graduate Students

Yogesh P. Singh

office: SRB 001
email: ysingh@kent.edu

Selected Publications:

  • Y. P. Singh, D. J. Haney, X. Y. Huang, B. D. White, M. B. Maple, M. Dzero, C. C. Almasan, " Pressure studies of the quantum critical alloy Ce0.93Yb0.07CoIn5 alloys"  Physical Review B, 91, 174506 (2015) (11 pages).
  • Y. P. Singh, D. J. Haney, I. K. Lum, B. D. White, M. B. Maple, M. Dzero, C. C. Almasan, "Quantum criticality and superconducting pairing in Ce(1-x)Yb(x)CoIn5 alloys" Journal of Physics: Conference Series 592, 012078 (2015) (10 pages).
  • Y. P. Singh, D. J. Haney, X. Y. Huang, I. K. Lum, B. D. White, M. Dzero, M. B. Maple, C. C. Almasan, "From local moment to mixed-valence regime in Ce(1-x)Yb(x)CoIn5 alloys"  Physical Review B 89, 115106 (2014) (7 pages).
  • T. Hu, Y. Singh, L. Shu, M. Janoschek, M. Dzero, M. B. Maple, and Almasan, C. C. "Non-Fermi liquid regimes with and without quantum criticality in Ce1-xYbxCoIn5." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 110, 7160-4 (2013). 
  •  H. Xiao, T. Hu, S. K. He, B. Shen, W. J. Zhang, B. Xu, K. F. He, J. Han, Y. P. Singh, H. H. Wen, X. G. Qiu, C. Panagopoulos, and C. C. Almasan, "Filamentary superconductivity across the phase diagram of Ba(Fe,Co)2As2." Physical Review B 86, 064521 (2012) (5 pages)


Derek J. Haney

office: SRB 003
email: djhaney@kent.edu

Xinyi Huang

office: SRB 003
email: xhuang@kent.edu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Shuai Zhang

office: SRB 001


Shuai Zhang received his Ph. D. in 2011 from University of Toyama in Japan. Prior to this, he held research at Hiroshima University in Japan. His experienced the researches in the field of strongly correlated electron system (especially in rare-earth compounds) by studying the electric, thermal, and magnetic behavior on highly crystallized compounds. He is also interested in unconventional high-Tc superconductor such as Iron pnictide and electron doped MNCl.

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