Peter Dowben.

Charles Bessey Professor of Physics
Physics and Astronomy

310L Jorgensen Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-9838
  • Ph.D. University of Cambridge, 1981

Research Projects
  1. Organic and organometallic materials in ultrahigh vacuum molecular multiferroics
  2. Orientation, bonding and electronic structure of organic overlayers, organometallic molecular overlayers and molecular magnets
  3. The temperature dependent electronic structure of ferroelectric crystalline molecular films, as a function of metallicity
  4. The spin polarized occupied and unoccupied band structure of local moment ferromagnetic systems as a function of temperature

Recent Results and Key References

Electrostatic Dipolar Coupling on the Local Scale:

  • Aaron Mosey, Ashley S. Dale, Guanhua Hao, Alpha N'Diaye, Peter A. Dowben, Ruihua Cheng, "Quantitative Study of Energy Change in Voltage-controlled Spin Crossover Molecules for Molecular Spintronics", J. Physical Chemistry Letters 11 (2020) 8231-8237
  • Guanhua Hao, Aaron Mosey, Xuanyuan Jiang, Andrew J. Yost, Keshab R. Sapkota, George T. Wang, Xin Zhang, Jian Zhang, Alpha T. N'Diaye, Ruihua Cheng, Xiaoshan Xu, Peter A. Dowben, "Nonvolatile Voltage Controlled Molecular Spin State Switching", Appl. Phys. Lett. 114 (2019) 032901; doi: 10.1063/1.5054909
  • Xin Zhang, Alpha T. N'Diaye, Xuanyuan Jiang, Xiaozhe Zhang, Yuewei Yin, Xuegang Chen, Xia Hong, Xiaoshan Xu, Peter A. Dowben, "Indications of magnetic coupling effects in spin cross-over molecular thin films", Chem. Commun. 54 (2018) 944-947.
  • Xin Zhang, Paulo S. Costa, James Hooper, Daniel P. Miller, Alpha T. N'Diaye, Sumit Beniwal, Xuanyuan Jiang, Yuewei Yin, Patrick Rosa, Lucie Routaboul, Mathieu Gonidec, Lorenzo Poggini, Pierre Braunstein, Bernard Doudin, Xiaoshan Xu, Axel Enders, Eva Zurek, Peter A. Dowben, "Locking and Unlocking the Molecular Spin Cross-Over Transition", Advanced Materials 32 (2017) 1702257.

Recent General Papers on Surface and Interface Magnetism:

  • Ather Mahmood, Will Echtenkamp, Mike Street, Jun-Lei Wang, Shi Cao, Takashi Komesu, Peter A. Dowben, Pratyush Buragohain, Haidong Lu, Alexei Gruverman, Arun Parthasaraty, Shaloo Rakheja, Christian Binek, "Voltage controlled Neel vector rotation in zero magnetic field at CMOS-compatible temperatures". Nature Communications 12 (2021) 1674
  • Peter A. Dowben, Christian Binek, Kai Zhang, Lu Wang, Wai-Ning Mei, Jonathan P. Bird, Uttam Singisetti, Xia Hong, Kang L. Wang, Dmitri Nikonov, "Towards a Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling Magnetoelectric Transistor", IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits 4 (2018) 1-9; Online ISSN: 2329-9231; doi: 10.1109/JXCDC.2018.2809640