2019 Summer School @ Cornell

CU Summer School


The 2019 PARADIM Cornell Summer School features epitaxial thin film growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and electrical characterization by Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES). No prior experience with MBE or ARPES is necessary to attend this summer school; we welcome applications from as well as from experimentalists interested to expand their capabilities as well as from theorists interested to become more informed about experimental capabilities and limitations. Three days will be devoted to MBE and two days to ARPES using a format of morning lectures and afternoon hands-on experience in the PARADIM labs. In addition, participants will receive training that addresses the challenges of collaborating/communicating when working across the disciplines, as mandated by a materials-by-design approach to materials discovery.

There is no registration fee for the summer school. Scientists from US-based institutions will receive all course materials and meals free of charge for this NSF-funded program. International participants will incur a $600 fee to support course materials and meals. Additionally, individuals from non-R1 institutions in the United States are also eligible for housing and travel grants.

Monday, July 8th: Introduction to MBE   
    Greatest Hits of MBE—An overview of the growth technique and what it is good for Darrell Schlom
    Nuts and Bolts of Oxide MBE #1—growth conditions, sources, and crucibles Darrell Schlom
  Hands-on Session  
    Oxide MBE of binary oxide (SnO, BaO, Dy2O3, Co3O4 depending on your group)  
Tuesday, July 9th: The Nuts and Bolts of Oxide MBE   
    Nuts and Bolts of Oxide MBE #2—composition control and calibration Darrell Schlom
    Nuts and Bolts of Oxide MBE #3—epitaxy, substrates, and crystal growth Darrell Schlom
  Hands-on Session  
    Oxide MBE exploiting adsorption-control (BiFeO3, EuO, SrRuO3, PtCoO2 depending on your group)  
Wednesday, July 10th: Detailed Examples of Oxide MBE  
    Growth of Ruthenates—CaRuO3, SrRuO3, Ca2RuO4, Sr2RuO4 Darrell Schlom
    Growth of Oxide Superlattices—An+1BnO3n+1 Ruddlesden-Popper phases with high n + multiferroic superlattices Darrell Schlom
  Hands-on Session  
    Oxide MBE of advanced systems (La-doped BaSnO3, SrTiO3, Sr2RuO4, PtCoO2 depending on your group)  
Thursday, July 11th: ARPES 1  
    From Einstein's Photoelectric Effect to Band Mapping.  Kyle Shen
    From Particles to Quasiparticles : Understanding and Measuring Interactions by ARPES.  Kyle Shen
  Hands-on Session  
    ARPES Measurements of Topological Insulators  Luca Moreschini
Friday, July 12th: ARPES 2  
    ARPES Studies of Quantum Materials : Unconventional Superconductors and Topological Materials.  Kyle Shen
    Frontiers in ARPES : Spin & Time-resolved ARPES; thin films, and micro-ARPES. Kyle Shen
  Hands-on Session  
    ARPES Measurements of High-Tc Superconductors Luca Moreschini

Darrell Schlom

Darrell Schlom is the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. After receiving a B.S. degree from Caltech, he did graduate work at Stanford University receiving an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. He was then a post-doc at IBM's research lab in Zurich, Switzerland in the oxide superconductors and novel materials group managed by Nobel Prize winners J. Georg Bednorz and K. Alex Müller. In 1992 he joined the faculty at Penn State in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where he spent 16 years before joining the faculty at Cornell in 2008. His research interests involve the heteroepitaxial growth and characterization of oxide thin films by reactive molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE), especially utilizing a 'materials-by-design' approach to the discovery of materials with properties superior to any known. His group synthesizes these oxide heterostructures using molecular-beam epitaxy (MBE). He has published over 550 papers and 8 patents resulting in an h-index of 75 and over 28,000 citations. He has received various awards including an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and the MRS Medal, is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Luca Moreschini

Luca Moreschini is staff scientist in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. He is in charge of the novel photoemission setup in the MBE-ARPES PARADIM facility. He received a degree in Electronics Engineering both at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy and at the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Supelec Paris) in France. He also holds an M.S. in nanostructures and microsystems from the Université Paris XI Orsay, France. He received his Ph.D. in physics at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland, and defended a dissertation titled “Spin-orbit coupling effects in the band structure of surface alloys”. After a brief stay as a visiting scientist at the Julius-Maximilians-Universitä̈t in Würzburg, Germany, in the group of F. Reinert, he joined the staff of beamline 7.0.1 (ESF, then MAESTRO) at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley, as a postdoctoral fellow, and commissioned a pulsed laser deposition (PLD) station for epitaxial growth. He has published more than 40 papers, mainly on angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES), and holds one international patent.

Kyle Shen

Kyle Shen is a Professor in the Department of Physics at Cornell University He received B.Sc. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T., and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. His research interests lie in the area of the synthesis and investigation of novel quantum materials. In particular, his research focuses on creating and controlling emergent phenomena at artificial interfaces and superlattices, interfacial and high-Tc superconductivity, utilizing techniques such as angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and resonant x-ray scattering (RXS). His honors include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, the Research Corporation Cottrell Scholars Award, an NSF CAREER Award, an National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers Fellow, the NSERC Howard Alper Prize, an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Lynne Vincent

Lynne Vincent holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is currently an assistant professor at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Before joining Syracuse University, she was a postdoc at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on the moral and social implications of creativity for individuals, groups, and organizations. She teaches undergraduate courses on management and organizational behavior at Syracuse University.