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Dr. Ryan T. Gordon

Dr. GordonAssistant Professor, Department of Physics
Office Location: Currens Hall 519F
Phone Number: (309)298-1551
E-mail: rt-gordon@wiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. (Condensed Matter Physics) – Iowa State University (2011)
  • B.S. (Physics and Mathematics) – Western Illinois University (2005)

Courses

  • Electricity and Magnetism I (Physics 320)
  • Classical Mechanics (Physics 311)
  • University Physics I (Physics 211)

Research Interests

My research focuses on using a radio frequency oscillating circuit, know as a tunnel diode resonator (TDR), to study various physical phenomena related to superconductivity and magnetism in materials.

Selected Publications

  1. "Conventional superconductivity and hysteretic Campbell penetration depth in single crystal MgCNi_3" R. T. Gordon, N. D. Zhigadlo, S. Weyeneth, S. Katrych, and R. Prozorov, Phys. Rev. B 87, 094520 (2013).
  2. "From d-wave to s-wave pairing in the iron-pnictide superconductor (Ba,K)Fe_2As_2" J.-Ph. Reid, A. Juneau-Fecteau, R. T. Gordon, S. Rene de Cotret, N. Doiron-Leyraud, X. G. Luo, H. Shakeripour, J. Chang, M. A. Tanatar, H. Kim, R. Prozorov, T. Saito, H. Fukuzawa, Y. Kohori, K. Kihou, C. H. Lee, A. Iyo, H. Eisaki, B. Shen, H.-H. Wen, and Louis Taillefer, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 25, 084013 (2012).
  3. "Universal Heat Conduction in the Iron-Arsenide Superconductor KFe_2As_2: Evidence of a d-wave State" J.-Ph. Reid, M. A. Tanatar, A. Juneau-Fecteau, R. T. Gordon, S. Rene de Cotret, N. Doiron-Leyraud, T. Saito, H. Fukuzawa, Y. Kohori, K. Kihou, C. H. Lee, A. Iyo, H. Eisaki, R. Prozorov, and Louis Taillefer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 087001 (2012).
  4. “Doping evolution of the absolute value of the London penetration depth and superfluid density in single crystals of Ba(Fe1−xCox)2As2” R. T. Gordon, H. Kim, N. Salovich, R. Giannetta, R. M. Fernandes, V. Kogan, T. Prozorov, S. L. Bud’ko, P. C. Canfield, M. A. Tanatar, "Conventional superconductivity and hysteretic Campbell penetration depth in single crystal MgCNi_3" R. T. Gordon, N. D. Zhigadlo, S. Weyeneth, S. Katrych, and R. Prozorov, Phys. Rev. B 84, 054507 (2010) (Editor’s Suggestion).
  5. “London penetration depth and strong pair-breaking in iron-based superconductors” R. T. Gordon, H. Kim, M. A. Tanatar, R. Prozorov, and V. G. Kogan, Phys. Rev. B 81, 180501(R) (2010).
  6. “Unconventional London penetration depth in Ba(Fe0.93Co0.07)2As2 single crystals” R. T. Gordon, N. Ni, C. Martin, M. A. Tanatar, M. D. Vannette, H. Kim, G. Samolyuk, J. Schmalian, S. Nandi, A. Kreyssig, A. I. Goldman, J. Q. Yan, S. L. Bud’ko, P. C. Canfield, and Ruslan Prozorov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 127004 (2009).
  7. “London penetration depth in single crystals of Ba(Fe1−xCox)2As2 spanning underdoped to overdoped compositions” R. T. Gordon, C. Martin, H. Kim, N. Ni, M. A. Tanatar, J. Schmalian, S. L. Bud’ko, P. C. Canfield, and R. Prozorov, Phys. Rev. B 79, 100506(R) (2009).
  8. “Two gap superconductivity seen in penetration depth measurements of Lu2Fe3Si5 single crystals” R. T. Gordon, M. D. Vannette, C. Martin, Y. Nakajima, T. Tamegai, and R. Prozorov, Phys. Rev. B 78, 024514 (2008).