N. Peter Armitage

N. Peter Armitage


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N. Peter Armitage has been at Johns Hopkins University since 2006. He received his B.S. in Physics from Rutgers University in 1994 and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2002. He is a physicist whose research centers on material systems which exhibit coherent quantum effects at low temperatures, like superconductors and "quantum" magnetism. Dr. Armitage's principal scientific interest is understanding how is it that large ensembles of strongly interacting, but fundamentally simple particles like electrons in solids act collectively to exhibit complex emergent quantum phenomena. He is exploiting (and developing) recent technical breakthroughs using very low frequency microwave and THz range radiation to probe these systems at their natural frequency scales. The material systems of interest require novel measurement techniques as their relevant frequencies typically fall between the range of usual optical and electronic methods.

He has been the recipient of a DARPA Young Faculty Award, an NSF Career Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, was a three time Kavli Frontiers Fellow, the Spicer Award from the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, the McMillan Award from the University of Illinois and 2016 Genzel Prize. He was also the co-chair of the 2014 Gordon Research Conference in Correlated Electron Systems.

  • Advance Condensed Matter Physics - Spring 2012
  • Classical Mechanics 105 - Fall 2011
  • Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics - Fall 2010
  • Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics - Fall 2009
  • Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics - Fall 2008
  • The Advanced and Intermediate Lab - Spring 2008

Please also check out my perpetually updated lecture notes on "Electrodynamics of correlated electron systems".

These are based on lectures I first gave at the "2008 Boulder School for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics."

See the videos of these lectures here: Formalism and Techniques and Examples and Advanced Analysis

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NJ Laurita, CM Morris, SM Koohpayeh, WA Phelan, TM McQueen, ...
Impurities or a neutral Fermi surface? A further examination of the low-energy ac optical conductivity of SmB6
Physica B: Condensed Matter, 2017

X Zhang, F Mahmood, M Daum, Z Dun, JAM Paddison, NJ Laurita, ...
Hierarchy of exchange interactions in the triangular-lattice spin-liquid YbMgGaO $ _ {4} $
arXiv preprint arXiv:1708.07503, 2017

Y Wang, I Tamir, D Shahar, NP Armitage
A Bose metal has no cyclotron resonance
arXiv preprint arXiv:1708.01908, 2017

NJ Laurita, Y Luo, R Hu, M Wu, SW Cheong, O Tchernyshyov, ...
Anomalous exchange interactions between RE $^{+ 3} $ and Mn $^{+ 3} $ moments in multiferroic h-REMnO $ _3$
arXiv preprint arXiv:1706.04141, 2017

NP Armitage, EJ Mele, A Vishwanath
Weyl and Dirac Semimetals in Three Dimensional Solids
arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.01111, 2017

NJ Laurita, GG Marcus, BA Trump, J Kindervater, MB Stone, TM McQueen, ...
Low energy magnon dynamics and magneto-optics of the skyrmionic Mott insulator Cu $ _2 $ OSeO $ _3$
arXiv preprint arXiv:1704.04228, 2017

RM Ireland, L Wu, M Salehi, S Oh, NP Armitage, HE Katz
Nonvolatile Solid-State Charged-Polymer Gating of Topological Insulators into the Topological Insulating Regime
arXiv preprint arXiv:1704.01021, 2017

A Farid, NJ Laurita, B Tehrani, JG Hester, MM Tentzeris, NP Armitage
Inkjet Printed Wire-Grid Polarizers for the THz Frequency Range
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves 38 (3), 276-282, 2017

D Chaudhuri, B Cheng, A Yaresko, QD Gibson, RJ Cava, NP Armitage
An optical investigation of the strong spin-orbital coupled magnetic semimetal YbMnBi $ _2$
arXiv preprint arXiv:1701.08693, 2017

L Wu, M Salehi, N Koirala, J Moon, S Oh, NP Armitage
Quantized Faraday and Kerr rotation and axion electrodynamics of a 3D topological insulator
Science 354 (6316), 1124-1127, 2016

NP Armitage
Kitaev's exact solution approximated
arXiv preprint arXiv:1611.09991, 2016

L Zhao, CA Belvin, R Liang, DA Bonn, WN Hardy, NP Armitage, D Hsieh
A global inversion-symmetry-broken phase inside the pseudogap region of YBa $ _2 $ Cu $ _3 $ O $ _y$
arXiv preprint arXiv:1611.08603, 2016

B Cheng, L Wu, SK Kushwaha, RJ Cava, NP Armitage
Measurement of the topological surface state optical conductance in bulk-insulating Sn-doped Bi 1.1 Sb 0.9 Te 2 S single crystals
Physical Review B 94 (20), 201117, 2016

NJ Laurita, CM Morris, SM Koohpayeh, PFS Rosa, WA Phelan, Z Fisk, ...
Anomalous three-dimensional bulk ac conduction within the Kondo gap of SmB 6 single crystals
Physical Review B 94 (16), 165154, 2016

M Brahlek, N Koirala, M Salehi, J Moon, W Zhang, H Li, X Zhou, MG Han, ...
Disorder-driven topological phase transition in B i 2 S e 3 films
Physical Review B 94 (16), 165104, 2016

A Akrap, M Hakl, S Tchoumakov, I Crassee, J Kuba, MO Goerbig, ...
Magneto-Optical Signature of Massless Kane Electrons in Cd 3 As 2
Physical review letters 117 (13), 136401, 2016

NJ Laurita, B Cheng, R Barkhouser, VA Neumann, NP Armitage
A Modified 8f Geometry with Reduced Optical Aberrations for Improved Time Domain Terahertz Spectroscopy
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves 37 (9), 894-902, 2016

L Wu, RM Ireland, M Salehi, B Cheng, N Koirala, S Oh, HE Katz, ...
Tuning and stabilizing topological insulator Bi2Se3 in the intrinsic regime by charge extraction with organic overlayers
Applied Physics Letters 108 (22), 221603, 2016

B Cheng, L Wu, NJ Laurita, H Singh, M Chand, P Raychaudhuri, ...
Anomalous gap-edge dissipation in disordered superconductors on the brink of localization
Physical Review B 93 (18), 180511, 2016

M Neshat, NP Armitage
Terahertz time-domain spectroscopic ellipsometry system
US Patent 9,322,712, 2016