Theory of Nanostructured Materials Facility
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2007 Ph.D., Physics, Montana State University
conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
2001 B.A., Physics, Swarthmore College
My research presently focuses on computational spectroscopy of ligand-coated semiconductor nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are proposed for a wide variety of applications including photovoltaics, solid-state lighting, and bio-imaging. However, the performance of such systems can depend substantially on the surface environment of the particles. By correlating structural and spectroscopic information, both experimental and computational, we seek to understand the effect of surface chemistry on the physical properties of the nanoparticles.
Beyond running existing codes to calculate structural and spectroscopic properties of ligand-passivated nanoparticles, I am currently developing code to calculate Auger spectra for these systems. While Auger spectra have been calculated previously for a limited set of systems, the size and heterogeneous nature of our structures requires a new approach in which excited-state properties are evaluated in real-space rather than Fourier space.
- University of Giessen Physics Department Colloquium, Giessen, Germany, 2009
- American Physical Society March Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2008
- University of Alabama MINT Center Workshop, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2007
- Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference, Tampa, FL, 2007
- National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008
- American Physical Society Magnetism Topical Group Dissertation Award, 2008
- Graduate student award to attend the 55th Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students, 2005
- Numerical quantification of the spectral broadening of the Ti L-edge spectrum of SrTiO3 due to vibronic coupling, K. Gilmore and E. L. Shirley; Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 22, 315901 (2010).
- Anisotropic damping of the magnetization dynamics in Fe, Ni, and Co, K. Gilmore , M. D. Stiles, D. Steiauf, J. Seib, and M. Fähnle; Physical Review B 81, 174414 (2010).
- Evaluating the locality of intrinsic precession damping in transition metals, K. Gilmore and M. D. Stiles; Physical Review B 79, 132407 (2009).
- Nonadiabatic spin-transfer torque in real materials, I. Garate, K. Gilmore , M. D. Stiles, and A. H. MacDonald; Physical Review B 79, 104416 (2009).
- Spin-orbit damping in transition metal systems (invited), K. Gilmore , Y. U. Idzerda, and M. D. Stiles; Journal of Applied Physics 103, 07D303 (2008).
- Identification of the dominant precession damping mechanism in Fe, Co, and Ni by first-principles calculations, K. Gilmore , Y. U. Idzerda, and M. D. Stiles; Physical Review Letters 99, 027204 (2007).
- Synthetic control of magnetic moment and exchange bias in all-oxide materials encapsulated within a spherical protein cage, M. T. Klem, D. A. Resnick, K. Gilmore , M. Young, Y. U. Idzerda, and T. Douglas; Journal of the American Chemical Society 129, 197-201 (2007).
- Time-dependent solution of the N-state Stoner-Wohlfarth model, K. Gilmore and Y. U. Idzerda; Journal of Applied Physics 99, 08H902 (2006).
- Magnetic properties of CoO nanoparticles mineralized in Listeria innocua Dps, D. A. Resnick, K. Gilmore , Y. U. Idzerda, M. T. Klem, M. Allen, T. Douglas, E. Arenholz, and M. Young; Journal of Applied Physics 99, 08Q501 (2006).
- Surface contribution to the anisotropy energy of spherical magnetite particles, K. Gilmore , Y. U. Idzerda, M. T. Klem, M. Allen, T. Douglas, and M. Young; Journal of Applied Physics 97, 10B301 (2005).
- Electron magnetic resonance of iron oxide nanoparticles mineralized in protein cages, R. J. Usselman, M. T. Klem, M. Allen, K. Gilmore , E. D. Walter, M. Young, T. Douglas, Y. U. Idzerda, and D. J. Singel; Journal of Applied Physics 97, 10M523 (2005).
- Modeling of the magnetic behavior of γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles mineralized in ferritin, D. A. Resnick, K. Gilmore , Y. U. Idzerda, M. T. Klem, E. Smith, and T. Douglas; Journal of Applied Physics 95, 7127 (2004).
- 2008-2010 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institute of Standards and Technology
- 2005-2008 Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology