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: 34)
  • 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 800 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)

  • M.H. Phan, J. Alonso, H. Khurshid, P. Lampen-Kelley, S. Chardra, K. Stojak, Z.N. Porshokouh, R. Das, Ò. Iglesias, and H. Srikanth
    Exchange Bias Effects in Iron Oxide Based Nanoparticle Systems
    Nanomaterials 2016, Vol. 6, 221 (30 pages) PDF
    (The most downloaded article in December 2016).

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

  • M.H. Phan and D. Mandrus
    Cooling achieved by rotating an anisotropic superconductor in a constant magnetic field: A new perspective
    AIP Advances 2016, Vol. 6, 125022 (6 pages) PDF.

  • 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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