Manh-Huong Phan

Associate Professor
Department of Physics
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33620, USA 
Phone: 813-974-4322 
Fax: 813-974-5813
Email: phanm@usf.edu
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Research interests
  • Nanomagnetism and nanospintronics

  • Smart sensor nanomaterials and nanotechnologies

  • Energy-efficient magnetocaloric nanomaterials

  • Functional magnetic oxide nanostructures

  • Magnetic nanoparticles and nanomedicine

  • Multiferroic thin films and heterostructures

Professional activities
Selected publications (Google Scholar h-index: 33)
  • M.H. Phan and H.X. Peng
    Giant Magnetoimpedance Materials: Fundamentals and Applications
    Progress in Materials and Science, 2008, Vol. 53, 323 (97 pages) PDF
    (5 year impact factor: 23.719 - Top 25 hottest articles in 2007, 2008, and The Top10 most cited articles in the last five years).

    (Featured in The hottest articles and The most cited articles)

  • M.H. Phan and S.C. Yu
    Review of the Magnetocaloric Effect in Manganite Materials
    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2007, Vol. 308, 325 (15 pages) PDF
    (over 700 citations - Top 25 hottest articles in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, and The most cited article of the year 2012).

    (Featured in The hottest articles and The most cited articles)

  • H. Khurshid, P. Lampen-Kelley, Ò. Iglesias, J. Alonso, M.H. Phan, M.L Saboungie, C.G. Sun, and H. Srikanth
    Spin-glass-like freezing of inner and outer surface layers in hollow gama-Fe2O3 nanoparticles
    Nature - Scientific Reports 2015, Vol. 5, 15054 (13 pages) PDF.

  • B. Duong, H. Khurshid, P. Gangopadhyay, J. Devkota, K. Stojak, H. Srikanth, L. Tetard, R.A. Norwood, N. Peyghambarian, M.H. Phan, and J. Thomas
    Enhanced Magnetism in Highly Ordered Magnetite Nanoparticle-filled Nanohole Arrays
    Small, 2014, Vol. 10, 2840 (8 pages) PDF and Featured image

  • J. Devkota, M.T. Trang, K. Stojak, P.T. Ha, H.N. Pham, T. L. Ngo, N.X. Phuc, P. Mukherjee, H. Srikanth, and M.H. Phan
    Synthesis, inductive heating, and magnetoimpedance-based detection of multifunctional Fe3O4 nanoconjugates
    Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2014, Vol. 190, 715 (8 pages) PDF.

  • P. Lampen, N.S. Bingham, M.H. Phan, T.H. Yi, S.W. Cheong, and H. Srikanth
    Macroscopic phase diagram and magnetocaloric study of metamagnetic transitions in spin chain Ca3Co2O6
    Physical Review B, 2014, Vol. 89, 144414 (8 pages) PDF.

  • H. Khurshid, M.H. Phan, P. Mukherjee, and H. Srikanth
    Tuning exchange bias in Fe/gama-Fe2O3 core-shell nanoparticles: Impacts of interface and surface spins
    Applied Physics Letters 2014, Vol. 104, 072407 (5 pages) PDF.

  • P. Lampen, M.H. Phan, K. Kovnir, P. Chai, M. Shatruk, and H. Srikanth
    Heisenberg-like ferromagnetism in 3d-4f intermetallic La 0.7Pr0.25Co2P2 with localized Co moments
    Physical Review B 2014, Vol. 90, 174404 (10 pages) PDF.

  • S. Chandra, N.A. Frey, M.H. Phan, S. Srinath, S. Chandra, H. Srikanth, M.A. Garcia, Y. Lee, C. Wang, S. Sun, and O. Iglesias
    Exchange bias effect in Au-Fe3O4 nanocomposites
    Nanotechnology 2014, Vol. 25, 055702 (11 pages) PDF.

  • Anis Biswas, P. Zhang, T-L Phan, T. D. Thanh, N. H. Dan, S. C. Yu, H. Srikanth, and M. H. Phan
    The scaling and universality of conventional and inverse magnetocaloric effects in Heusler alloys
    Applied Physics Letters 2013, Vol. 103, 162410 (5 pages) PDF.

  • P. Lampen, N. S. Bingham, M.H. Phan, H. Kim, M. Osofsky, A. Piqué, T.L. Phan, S.C. Yu, and H. Srikanth
    Impact of reduced dimensionality on the magnetic and magnetocaloric response of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3
    Applied Physics Letters 2013, Vol. 102, 062414 (5 pages) PDF.

  • A. Biswas, S. Chandra, T. Samanta, B. Ghosh, M.H. Phan, A. K. Raychaudhuri, I. Das, and H. Srikanth
    Universality in the entropy change for the inverse magnetocaloric effect
    Physical Review B 2013, Vol. 87, 134420 (7 pages) PDF.

  • N. S. Bingham, H. Wang, F. Qin, H. X. Peng, J. F. Sun, V. Franco, H. Srikanth, and M.H. Phan
    Excellent magnetocaloric properties of melt-extracted Gd-based amorphous microwires
    Applied Physics Letters, 2012, Vol. 101, 102407 (3 pages) PDF.

  • N.S. Bingham, P. Lampen, M.H. Phan, N.D. Hoang, H.D. Chinh, C.L. Zhang, S.W. Cheong, and H. Srikanth
    Impact of nanostructuring on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of microscale phase-separated La5/8-yPryCa3/8MnO3 manganites
    Physical Review B, 2012, Vol. 86, 064420 (9 pages) PDF.

  • H. Khurshid, W. Li, M.H. Phan, P. Mukherjee, H. Srikanth, and G.C. Hadjipanayis
    Surface spin disorder and exchange-bias in hollow maghemite nanoparticles
    Applied Physics Letters, 2012, Vol. 101, 022403 (3 pages) PDF.

  • S. Chandra, H. Khurshid, W. Li, G. C. Hadjipnayis, M. H. Phan, and H. Srikanth
    Spin dynamics and criteria for onset of exchange bias in superspin glass Fe/gama-Fe2O3 core-shell nanoparticles
    Physical Review B, 2012, Vol. 86, 014426 (8 pages) PDF.

  • S. Chandra, H. Khurshid, M.H. Phan, and H. Srikanth
    Asymmetric hysteresis and its dependence on magnetic anisotropy in exchange biased Co/CoO core-shell nanoparticles
    Applied Physics Letters 2012, Vol. 101, 232405 (5 pages) PDF.

  • T.L. Phan, P. Zhang, N. H. Dan, N. H. Yen, P. T. Thanh, T. D. Thanh, S.C. Yu, and M.H. Phan
    Coexistence of conventional and inverse magnetocaloric effects and critical behaviors in Ni50Mn50-xSnx (x = 13 and 14) alloy ribbons
    Applied Physics Letters 2012, Vol. 101, 202408 (5 pages) PDF.

  • A. Chaturvedi, S. Stefanoski, M. H. Phan, G.S. Nolas, and H. Srikanth
    Table-like magnetocaloric effect and enhanced refrigerant capacity in Eu8Ga16Ge30-EuO composite materials
    Applied Physics Letters, 2011, Vol. 99, 162513 (3 pages) PDF.

  • N. A. Frey, N. S. Bingham, M.H. Phan, H. Srikanth, D. D. Stauffer, and C. Leighton
    Transverse Susceptibility as a probe of the magnetocrystalline anisotropy driven phase transition in Pr0.5Sr0.5CoO3
    Physical Review B, 2011, Vol. 83, 024406 (7 pages) PDF.

  • M. H. Phan, V. Franco, A. Chaturvedi, S. Stefanoski, G.S. Nolas, and H. Srikanth
    Origin of the magnetic anomaly and tunneling effect of europium on the magnetism in Eu8Ga16Ge30 type-I clathrates
    Physics Review B, 2011, Vol. 84, 054436 (7 pages) PDF.

  • M.H. Phan, S. Chandra, N.S. Bingham, H. Srikanth, C.L. Zhang, S.W. Cheong, T.D. Hoang, and H.D. Chinh
    Collapse of charge ordering and enhancement of magnetocaloric effect in nanocrystalline La0.35Pr0.275Ca0.375MnO3
    Applied Physics Letters, 2010, Vol. 97, 242506 (3 pages) PDF.

  • S. Pal, S. Chandra, M.H. Phan, P. Mukherjee, and S. Hariharan
    Carbon Nanostraws: Nanotubes Filled with Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles
    Nanotechnology, 2009, Vol. 20, 485604 (7 pages) PDF .

  • M.H. Phan, M.B. Morales, N.S. Bingham, H. Srikanth, C.L. Zhang, and S.W. Cheong
    Phase coexistence and magnetocaloric effect in La5/8-yPryCa3/8MnO3 (y=0.275)
    Physical Review B, 2010, Vol. 81, 094413 (6 pages) PDF.

  • M.H. Phan, G.T. Woods, A. Chaturvedi, S. Stefanoski, G.S. Nolas, and H. Srikanth
    Long-range ferromagnetism and giant magnetocaloric effect in type-VIII Eu8Ga16Ge30 clathrates
    Applied Physics Letters, 2008, Vol. 93, 252505 (3 pages) PDF .
    (Featured in VerticalNews)

  • N.D. Ha, M.H. Phan and C.O. Kim
    Novel nanostructure and magnetic properties of CoFeHfO films
    Nanotechnology, 2007, Vol. 18, 155705 (7 pages) PDF .
    (Featured in NanotechWeb and Cobalt News)

  • M.H. Phan, S.C. Yu and N.H. Hur
    Excellent magnetocaloric properties of La0.7Ca0.3-xSrxMnO3 (x = 0.05-0.25) single crystals
    Applied Physics Letters, 2005, Vol. 86, 072504 (3 pages) PDF .

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