Selected Publications/Applications

45.  Yunlong Jin, Lanping Yue, David J. Sellmyer , "Effect of insitu annealing temperature on magnetic domain structure and magnetism of Zr2Co11 thin films", Thin Solid Films (2017), doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2017.06.018   

44.  Lanping Yue, Yunlong Jin and David J. Sellmyer, “Effect of Boron Addition on Magnetic-Domain Structure of Rapidly Quenched Zr2Co11−Based Nanomaterials”, MRS Advances, Volume 1Issue 34 (Materials Design) 2016, pp. 2379-2385. DOI:

43. Shi Cao, Xin Zhang, Takashi Komesu, Gong Chen, A. K. Schmid, Lanping Yue, Iori  Tanabe, W. Echtenkamp, Yi Wang, Ch. Binek, P. A. Dowben, “Low temperature growth of cobalt on Cr2O3(0001)”, J. Physics: Condensed Matter 28 (2016) 046002; doi:10.1088/0953-8984/28/4/046002

42. K Foreman, N Hong, C Labedz, M Shearer, Stephen Ducharme, and S Adenwalla, “Ferroelectric characterization and growth optimization of thermally evaporated vinylidene fluoride thin films”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49, 015301 (2016)

 41. Xuanyuan Jiang, Haidong Lu, Yuewei Yin, Xiaozhe Zhang, Xiao Wang, Le Yu, Zahra Ahmadi, Paulo S. Costa, Anthony D. DiChiara, Xuemei Cheng, Alexei Gruverman, Axel Enders, and Xiaoshan Xu. "Room temperature ferroelectricity in continuous croconic acid thin films" Applied Physics Letters, 109, 102902 (2016).

40. Lanping Yue, Yunlong Jin, Wenyong Zhang, David J. Sellmyer, “Magnetic Force Microscopy Study of Zr2Co11-Based Nanocrystalline Materials:  Effect of  Mo Addition”, Journal of Nanomaterials, Volume 2015, Article ID 151740, (2015)

39. Wenyong Zhang, Parashu Kharel, Shah Valloppilly, Lanping Yue, and David J. Sellmyer, “High-energy-product MnBi films with controllable anisotropy", Physica Status Solidi B: Basic Solid State Physics (pssb.201552075R1) (2015)

38. Yikun Fang, Xiaolu Yin, Ralph Skomski, Hongsheng Cheng, Kuikui Song, Minggang Zhu, Zhaohui Guo, Wei Li, Sy-Hwang Liou, “In-situ high-temperature domain structures of die-upset Nd–Fe–B magnets”, Scripta Materialia, 111, 72-75 (2016)

36. Lanping Yue, I. A. Al-Omari, W.Y. Zhang, R. Skomski, and D. J. Sellmyer, “Magnetic Domain Structure of Nanocrystalline Zr18-xHfxCo82 Ribbons: Effect of Hf”, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1557 © 2013 Materials Research Society, DOI:

35. I. Al-Omari, W.Zhang, Lanping Yue, R. Skomski, J. Shield, X. Li, and D. Sellmyer, “Hf Doping Effect on Hard Magnetism of Nanocrystalline Zr18-xHfxCo82 Ribbons”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics  49 (7 ) (2013) 3394-3397.

34. A. Palasyuk, E. Blomberg, R. Prozorov, L. Yue, M. Kramer, R. Mccallum,  I. Anderson, and S. Constatinide, "Advances in Characterization of Non-Rare-Earth Permanent Magnets: Exploring Commercial Alnico Grades 5–7 and 9", The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), ISSN 1047-4838, JOM DOI 10.1007/s11837-013-0618-z, (2013).
Transverse section of alnico 5-7
MFM images of transverse section of alnico 5-7 taken on different magnification scales:
(a) 100µm, (b) 30µm, (c) 10µm and (d) 2µm.

33. Bin Yang, Zhengguo Xiao, Yongbo Yuan, Tanjore V. Jayaraman, Jeffrey E. Shield, Ralph Skomski, Jinsong Huang, "Room-temperature organic ferromagnetism in the crystalline poly (3-hexylthiophene): Phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester blend film", Polymer 54 (2013) 490-494. 

32. Y. S. Yu, Haibo Li, W. L. Li, Mei Liu, L. P. Yue, W. D. Fei, D. J. Sellmyer, “Structure and Magnetic Properties of Annealed Metastable FeAg/Pt Films", Appl. Phys. A-Matls. Sci. & Proc. 103, 301-307 (2011); doi: 10.1007/s00339-010-6102-5.

31. J. B. Park, W. Xiong, Y. Gao, M. Qian, Z. Q. Xie, M. Mitchell, Y. S. Zhou, L. Jiang, and Y. F. Lu, "Fast growth of graphene patterns by laser direct writing", Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 123109 (2011).

Graphene pattern on a SiO2 / Si wafer
(a) Surface topography of a graphene pattern on a SiO2 / Si wafer.
(b) The magnified image of a selected region in "A." The bottom inset shows the surface profile across "a" and "b" with the height difference of 0.4 nm.

30. Y. Yuan, T. J. Reece, P. Sharma, S. Poddar, S. Ducharme, A. Gruverman, Y. Yang and J. Huang, "Efficiency enhancement in organic solar cells with ferroelectric polymers", Nature Materials, 10, 296 (2011).

29. Chen Z., Yang J., Tan L., “Collective Buckling of Line Arrays Created by Soft Lithography”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2011, 29, 021001. (

28. Min Qian,Yun Shen Zhou, Yang Gao, Jong Bok Park, Tao Feng, Su Mei Huang, Zhuo Sun, Lan Jiang, and Yong Feng Lu, "Formation of graphene sheets through laser exfoliation of highly ordered pyrolytic graphite", Appl. Phys. Lett., 98, 173108 (2011).

27. B. Park, W. Xiong, Z. Q. Xie, Y. Gao, M. Qian, M. Mitchell, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. S. Zhou, L. Jiang, and Y. F. Lu, "Transparent interconnections formed by rapid single-step fabrication of graphene patterns", Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 053103 (2011).

26. Lanping Yue, S.-H Liou, "Magnetic Force Microscopy Studies of Magnetic Features and Nanostructures", in Scanning Probe Microscopy in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ed. B. Bhushan, Vol. 2 (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2011) pp. 287-319.

25. Ning Wu, Xi He, Aleksander L. Wysocki, Uday Lanke, Takashi Komesu, Kirill D. Belashchenko, Christian Binek, and Peter A. Dowben, " Imaging and Control of Surface Magnetization Domains in a Magnetoelectric Antiferromagnet", Physical Review Letters 106, 087202 (2011).

24. Xi He, Yi Wang, Ning Wu, A. N. Caruso, E. Vescovo., K. D. Belashchenko, P. A. Dowben & Ch. Binek, Robust isothermal electric control of exchange bias at room temperature, Nature Mater.9, 579 (2010).

23. Chichao Yu , Ziguang Chen , Hui Li , J. Turner , X. Zeng , Zhihe Jin, Jinyue Jiang, B. Youssef , and Li Tan, "Molecularly Intercalated Nanoflakes: A Supramolecular Composite for Strong Energy Absorption", Advanced Materials, 22(40), 4457-4461, 2010.

Interface instability of our nanoflakes by AFM
Interface instability of our nanoflakes by AFM. Nanoflakes of C16-CTAB (A) show clear phase separation at 50 °C (C), delivering large particulates and small pores afterwards (B–C). In contrast, nanoflakes of C16-DTS (D) show fine particulates (F) and rough pores (E) after thermal treatment. Image size: 5 µm × 5 µm for (A), (B), (D) and (E); 1 µm × 1 µm for the insets; and 2 µm × 4 µm for (C) and (F).

22. Y. S. Yu, T. George, W. L. Li, L. P. Yue, W. Fei, Haibo Li, Mei Liu, and D. Sellmyer, "Effects of Total Thickness on (001) Texture, Surface Morphology, and Magnetic Properties of [Fe/Pt]n Multilayer Films by Monatomic Layer Deposition," J. Appl. Phys. 108, 073906 (2010).

21. Y.S. Yu, T. George, W.L. Li, L.P. Yue, W.D. Fei, Haibo Li, D. Sellmyer, "Enhanced L10 Ordering and (001) Orientation in FePt:Ag Nanocomposite Filmes by Monatomic Layer Deposition", IEEE Trans. Magn. 46(6), 1817-1820 (2010).

20. Tom George, Yongsheng Yu, Lanping Yue, Ralph Skomski, D. Sellmyer, "Control of Coercivity in Exchange-Coupled Graded (001) FePt:SiO2 Nanocomposite Films", IEEE Trans. Magn. 46(6), 2435-2437 (2010).

Changes in sample morphology
Changes in sample morphology can be seen in the AFM images.

19. Zhen Li, R. Skomski, Steven Michalski, Lanping Yue, Roger Kirby, "Magnetic antiphase domains in Co/Ru/Co trilayers", J. Appl. Phy. 107, 09D303 (2010).

18. LanpingYue, Zhen Li, Roger Kirby, David Sellmyer, "MFM studies of interlayer exchange coupling in Co/Ru/Co films: Effect of Ru layer thickness", Ultramicroscopy 109 (2009) 1040-1043.

Magnetic domain structures
Magnetic domain structures of as-deposited Co/Ru(x)/Co trilayers with different thickness of Ru interlayer.

17. Jun Zhang, R. Skomski, L. P. Yue, Y. F. Lu, and D. J. Sellmyer, "Structure and magnetism of V-doped SnO2 thin films: effect of the substrate", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 256204 (2007).

16. Haojing Lin, Jiashi Yang, Li Tan, et al. "Collective Buckling of Periodic Soft Nanostructures on Surfaces and Promotion for Nanolithography", J. Phys. Chem. C 111 (36), 13348 -13353 (2007).

15. J. Williams, B. Reynolds, K. Keefe, and J. Anderson, "Fluorescent Structure DNA Nanoparticles Functionalized with Phosphate-Linked Nucleotide Triphosphates", Technical Proceedings Nanotech 2, 239 (2007).

DNA image
DNA imaged on mica with AFM TappingMode in air, 1 µm scan size, height 2nm.

14. Nikolay I. Polushkin, Steven A. Michalski, Lanping Yue, and Roger D. Kirby, "Evidence of long-wavelength collective excitations in magnetic superlattices", Physical Review Letters 97, 256401 (2006).

13. Aliekber Aktag, S. Michalski, Lanping Yue, R. D. Kirby, and Sy-Hwang Liou, "Formation of an anisotropy lattice in Co/Pt multilayers by direct laser interference patterning", Journal of Applied Physics 99, 093901 (2006).

MFM images of CoPt film in remanent state (left) and in a perpendicular 180 Oe field (right), scan size 10 µm.

12. X. Rui, J. E. Shield, Z. Sun, L. Yue, Y. Xu, D. J. Sellmyer, Z. Liu, and D. J. Miller, "High energy product exchange-spring FePt/Fe cluster nanocomposite permanent magnets", J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 305, 76-82 (2006).

AFM image of sub-10nm Fe clusters
AFM image of sub-10nm Fe clusters.

11. M. Bai, M. Poulsen, and S. Ducharme, "Effects of annealing conditions on ferroelectric nanomesa morphology and self-assembly", J. Physics: Condensed Matter 18, 7383-92 (2006).

AFM images of copolymer LB films with different annealing conditions.

10. A. Brauth, D. Keavney, J. Burton, K. Janicka, E. Tsymbal, L. Yuan, S. Liou, and S. Adenwalla, "Origin of the interlayer exchange coupling in [Co/Pt]/Nio/[CoPt] mulitilayers studied with XAS, XMCD, and micromagnetic modeling", Physical  Review B 74, 054419 (2006).

9. A. Brauth, L. Yuan, J. Burton, K. Janicka, E. Tsymbal, S. Liou, and S. Adenwalla, "Domain overlap in antiferromagnetically coupled [Co/Pt]/NiO/[Co/Pt] multilayers", Applied Physics Letters 89, 202505 (2006).

MFM images of coupled Co/Pt multilayers with different thickness of NiO interlayers.

8. Y. C. Sui, W. Liu, L. P. Yue, X. Z. Li, R. Skomski, and D. J. Sellmyer, "Template-mediated assembly of FePt L10 cluster under external magnetic field", Journal of Applied Physics 97, 10J304 (2005).

7. J. Li, Y. Luo, M. Bai, and S. Ducharme, "Nanomesa and Nanowell Formation in Langmuir-Blodgett Polyvinylidene Fluoride Trifluoroethylene Copolymer Films", Applied Physics Letters 87, 213116 (2005).

6. M. Bai and S. Ducharme, "Ferroelectric Nanomesa Formation from Polymer Langmuir-Blodgett Films", Applied Physics Letters 85, 3528-30 (2004).

5. Z.Y. Liu, Lanping Yue, D. J. Keavney, and S. Adenwalla, "Oscillations of interlayer exchange coupling in [Pt/Co]n/NiO/[CoPt]n multilayers with perpendicular anisotropy: dependence on NiO and Pt thicknesses", Physical Review B 70, 224423 (2004).

4. L. Gao, L. P. Yue, T. Yokota, R. Skomski, S. H. Liou, H. Takahoshi, H. Saito, and S. Ishio, "Focused Ion Beam Milled CoPt Magnetic Force Microscopy Tips for High Resolution Domain Images", IEEE Trans. Magn. 40(4), 2194-2196 (2004).

MFM images of high-density recording media taken with FIB milled CoPt tip.

3. K. Sorge, A. Kashyap, R. Skomski, L. Yue, L. Gao, R. Kirby, S. H. Liou, and D. J. Sellmyer, "Interaction and Switching Behavior of Anisotropic Magnetic Dots", Journal of Applied Physics 95(11), 7414-7416 (2004).

2. M. L. Yan, X. Z. Li, L. Gao, S. H. Liou, D. J. Sellmyer, R.J.M. van de Veeedonk, K. Wierman, "Fabrication of nonepitaxially grown double-layered FePt:C/FeCoNi thin films for perpendicular recording", Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 3332 (2003).

1. Y. Sui, L. Yue, R. Skomski, X. Li, J. Zhou and D. J. Sellmyer, "CoPt Hard Magnetic Nanoparticles Film Synthesized by High Temperature Chemical Reduction", Journal of Applied Physics 93(10), 7571-7573 (2003).