March News & kudos

March 28, 2021

March 2021

New publications:

  • Jamie Manson co-authored three peer-reviewed papers with EWU undergraduate students (*):
    • “Controlling magnetic anisotropy in a zero-dimensional S = 1 magnet using isotropic cation substitution.” J. L. Manson, S. P. M. Curley, W. J. A. Blackmore, P. A. Goddard, A. Ozarowski, R. Johnson, A. Vibhakar, D. Y. Villa,* M. L. Rhodehouse,* S. Birnbaum, J. Singleton, J. Amer. ChemSoc. ASAP article, 2021.
    • “Magnetic ground-state of the one-dimensional ferromagnetic chain compounds M(NCS)2(thiourea)2M = Co, Ni.” S. P. M. Curley, R. Scatena, R. C. Williams, P. A. Goddard, P. Macchi, T. J. Hicken, T. Lancaster, F. Xiao, S. J. Blundell, V. Zapf, J. C. Eckert, E. H. Krenkel, J. A. Villa,* M. L. Rhodehouse,* J. L. MansonPhys. Rev. Mat20215, 034401.
    • “Magnetic order and ballistic spin transport in a sine-Gordon spin chain.” B. M. Huddart, M. Gomilsek, T. J. Hicken, S. J. Kaech,* F. L. Pratt, S. J. Blundell, P. A. Goddard, J. L. Manson, T. Lancaster, Phys. Rev. B 2021103, L060405.


  • Jason Stoke has obtained funding from the Department of Energy under the Visiting Faculty Program.  This research project provides funding for two EWU students, Joel Price and Derek Burke, to engage in research with Jason and a team of research scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the Summer 2021 Term. The goal of this project is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the functional optical and electronic properties of complex oxides.
  • Andrés Aragoneses has obtained funding from the Murdock Charitable Foundation to do research with a local high-school physics teacher during summer-21 and summer-22. The research project on photonics will study the effect of noise in nonlinear dynamics.