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Joel S. Helton, Associate Professor
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Joel S. Helton

The United States Naval Academy, Department of Physics
572c Holloway Road, Annapolis, MD 21402

Email: helton@usna.edu
Office: (410) 293-6674, Chauvenet Hall 259
Lab: (410) 293-4604, Chauvenet Hall 033
Complete CV

Education:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Ph.D., Physics    June 2009
  • University of Dayton
    • B.S., Physics    May 2002

Research Areas:

  • Experimental materials physics
    • Frustrated magnetism
    • Colossal magnetoresistance
    • Multiferroics
  • Neutron diffraction and spectroscopy

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (2018 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (2013 - 2018)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, NIST Center for Neutron Research (2009 - 2013)

Awards:

  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Award, 2009-2010 

    Raj Basu


News and Media Releases:

"Do quantum spin liquids exist?" Physics Today 69 (8) 30-39 (August 2016).

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“For Newly Discovered 'Quantum Spin Liquid', the beauty is in Its Simplicity": NIST Tech Beat,  December 19, 2012. Reference: Nature 492, 406 (2012).

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“Do frustrated magnets go critical?": APS Physics Synopsis, April 6, 2010. Reference: Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 147201 (2010). 

 

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