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William J. Gannon

Research Interests:
Research Interests

Condensed matter physics, correlated electron materials, crystal growth, quantum magnetism, low dimensional magnetism, quantum phase transitions, neutron scattering.

B.S., Physics, University of Michigan (2005)
Ph.D., Physics, Northwestern University (2013)
Selected Publications:

“Spinon Confinement and a Sharp Longitudinal Mode in Yb2Pt2Pb,” W. J. Gannon, L. S. Wu, I. A. Zaliznyak, A. E. Feiguin, A. M. Tsvelik, F. Demmel, Y. Qiu, J. R. D. Copley, M. S. Kim, and M. C. Aronson, Nature Communications 10, 1123 (2019).

“Local quantum phase transition in YFe2Al10,” W. J. Gannon, L. S. Wu, I. A. Zaliznyak, W. H. Xu, A. M. Tsvelik, Y. Qiu, J. A. Rodriguez-Rivera, and M. C. Aronson. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115, 6995 (2018). 

“Intermediate valence in single crystalline Yb2Si2Al,” W. J. Gannon, K. Chen, M. Sundermann, F. Strigari, Y. Utsumi, K.-D. Tsuei, J.-P. Rueff, P. Bencok, A. Tanaka, A. Severing, and M. C. Aronson. Physical Review B 98, 075101 (2018). 

“Orbital-exchange and fractional quantum number excitations in an f-electron metal, Yb2Pt2Pb,” L. S. Wu, W. J. Gannon, I. A. Zaliznyak, A. M. Tsvelik, M. Brockmann, J.-S. Caux, M. S. Kim, Y. Qiu, J. R. D. Copley, G. Ehlers, A. Podlesnyak, and M. C. Aronson, Science 352, 1206 (2016).


For a full list of publications, check my CV linked at the left.