Stephan Rosenkranz

  • Physicist
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  • Phone: 630-252-5475
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  • 1992 Diploma in experimental physics (cum laude), ETH Zurich
  • 1996 Ph. D. Physics, ETH Zurich

Professional Experiences

  • 09/11 - present: Group Leader, Neutron and X-ray Scattering, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 12/05 - Present: Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 4/02 - 12/05: Assistant Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 4/02 - 12/03: Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago
  • 01/00 - 04/02: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois Chicago
  • 10/96 - 01/00: Post Doctoral Associate, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 10/94 - 09/95: Visiting Scientist, ISIS Facilities, Rutherford Appleton Labs, U.K.
  • 11/92 - 10/96: Assistant,Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, ETH Zurich and Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland.

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 2006 University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award.
  • 2000 Fellowship for Advanced Researchers, Swiss National Science Foundation.
  • 1997 Medal of the ETH Zurich.
  • 1992 Polya award, Department of Mathematics and Physics,ETH Zurich.

Professional Activities

  • President, Neutron Scattering Society of America, 2013 - present.
  • Program Co-Chair, American Conference on Neutron Scattering, Washington DC, June 24-28, 2012.
  • Chair, Executive Committee, NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) User Group, 2008-2009.
  • Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, NCNR User Group, 2006-2008.
  • Member, Condensed Matter Proposal Review Panel, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne, 2012 - 2014.
  • Member, Neutron Scattering Science Review Committee, SNS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - present.
  • Member, Beamtime Allocation Committee, NCNR, 2007 – 2014.
  • Member, Review Committee for Directors LDRD programs, Argonne 2006-2009.
  • Member, Program Committee, American Conference on Neutron Scattering, 2008.
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop on "Competing Interactions and Colossal Responses in Transition Metal Compounds", Telluride, CO, 2009 & 2011.
  • Co-Organizer, Focus Topic "Complex Oxides", March Meeting 2008.
  • Co-Organizer, Workshop on "Diffuse Neutron Scattering at Pulsed Sources", Argonne, 2003.
  • Chair, local organization committee, Sixth International Conference on Spectroscopies of Novel Superconductors, Chicago, May 13 – 17, 2001.
  • Principal Investigator for the Corelli instrument under construction at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Selected Publications

  • Electron-Phonon coupling in the conventional superconductor YNi2B2C at high phonon energies studied by time-of-flight neutron spectroscopy, F. Weber, S. Rosenkranz, L. Pintschovius, J.P. Castellan, R. Osborn, W. Reichardt, R. Heid, K.-P. Bohnen, E.A. Goremychkin, A. Kreyssig, K. Hradil, D.L. Abernathy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 057001 (2012).
  • Extended Phonon Collapse and the Origin of the Charge-Density Wave in 2H-NbSe2, F. Weber, S. Rosenkranz, J.-P. Castellan, R. Osborn, R. Hott, R. Heid, K.-P. Bohnen, T. Egami, A.H. Said, D. Reznik, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 107403 (2011).
  • Effect of Fermi Surface Nesting on Resonant Spin Excitations in Ba1-xKxFe2As2, J.P. Castellan, S. Rosenkranz, E.A. Goremychkin, D.Y. Chung, I.S. Todorov, M.G. Kanatzidis, I. Eremin, J. Knolle, A.V. Chubukov, S. Maiti, M.R. Norman, F. Weber, H. Claus, T. Guidi, R.I. Bewley, R. Osborn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 17703 (2011). 
  • Observation of a d-wave nodal liquid in highly underdoped Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d, U. Chatterjee, M. Shi, D. Ai, J. Zhao, A. Kanigel, S. Rosenkranz, H. Raffy, Z.Z. Li, K. Kadowaki, D.G. Hinks, Z.J. Xu, J.S. Wen, G.Gu, C.T. Lin, H. Claus, M.R. Norman, M. Randeria, J.C. Campuzano, Nature Physics 6, 99 (2010).
  • Unconventional superconductivity in Ba0.6K0.4 Fe2As2 from inelastic neutron scattering, A.D. Christianson, E.A. Goremychkin, R. Osborn, S. Rosenkranz, M.D. Lumsden, C.D. Malliakas, I.S. Todorov, H. Claus, D.Y. Chung, M.G. Kanatzidis, R.I. Bewley, T. Guidi, Nature 456, 930 (2008).
  • Corelli: Efficient single crystal diffraction with elastic discrimination, S. Rosenkranz and R. Osborn, PRAMANA J. of Physics 71, 705 (2008)
  • Microscopic annealing process and its impact on superconductivity in T'-structure electron-doped copper oxides, H.J. Kang, P. Dai, B.J. Campbell, P.J. Chupas, S. Rosenkranz, P.L. Lee, Q. Huang, S. Li, S. Komiya, and Y. Ando, Nature Materials 6, 224 (2007).
  • Evolution of the psudogap from Fermi Arcs to the nodal liquid, A. Kanigel, M.R. Norman, M. Randeria, U. Chatterjee, S. Suoma, A. Kaminski, H.M. Fretwell, S. Rosenkranz, M. Shi, T. Sato, T. Takahashi, Z.Z. Li, H. Raffy, K. Kadowaki, D. Hinks, L. Ozyuzer, and J.C. Campuzano, Nature Physics 2, 447 (2006).
  • Nanomagnetic Droplets and Implications to Orbital Ordering in La1-x Srx CoO3, D. Phelan, Despina Louca, S. Rosenkranz, S.-H. Lee, Y. Qiu, P.J. Chupas, R. Osborn, H. Zheng, J.F. Mitchell, J.R.D. Copley, J.L. Sarrao, and Y. Moritomo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 027201 (2006).
  • Spontaneous breaking of time-reversal symmetry in the pseudogap state of a high-Tc superconductor, A. Kaminski, S. Rosenkranz, H.M. Fretwell, J.C. Campuzano, Z.Z. Li, H. Raffy, W.G. Cullen, H. You, C.G. Olson, C.M. Varma, H. Hochst, Nature 416, 610 (2002).
  • Charge melting and polaron collapse in La1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7, L. Vasiliu-Doloc, S. Rosenkranz, R. Osborn, S.K. Sinha, J.W. Lynn, J. Mesot, O.H. Seeck, G. Preosti, A.J. Fedro, J.F. Mitchell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4393 (1999).
  • Ising pyrochlore magnets, Low temperature properties, ice rules and beyond, R. Siddharthan, B.S. Shastry, A.P. Ramirez, A. Hayashi, R.J. Cava, S. Rosenkranz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 1854 (1999).