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Maik Lang

Maik K. Lang

Assistant Professor and Pietro F. Pasqua Fellow


Research

Radiation damage and high-pressure studies, materials science


Education

Dr rer nat (magna cum laude), Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2004

  • Topic of thesis: “Combining high-pressure cells and ion beams”

Study of Physics, diploma degree (grade: honors), Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2001

  • Topic of thesis: “Scanning force microscopy and radiation damage”

Awards and Recognitions

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2015), University of Tennessee

Van Valkenburg Award (2010), Gordon Research Conference on Research at High Pressure Holderness, USA.

 


Affiliations

Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC), Materials Science of Actinides: http://www.msa-efrc.com/home.html

Carnegie/Department of Energy Alliance Center (CDAD): https://cdac.carnegiescience.edu/


Publications

C.L. Tracy, J. Shamblin, S. Park, F.X. Zhang, C. Trautmann, M. Lang, and Rodney C. Ewing, Role of composition, bond covalency, and short-range order in the disordering of stannate pyrochlores by swift heavy ion irradiation, Physical Review B 94, 064102 (2016).

J. Shamblin, S. Calder, Z. Dun, M. Lee, E.S. Choi, J. Neuefeind, H. Zhou, and M. Lang, Crystal structure and partial Ising-like magnetic ordering of orthorhombic Dy2TiO5, Physical Revie B 94, 024413 (2016).

J. Shamblin, M. Feygenson, J. Neuefeind, C.L. Tracy, F.X. Zhang, S. Finkeldei, D. Bosbach, H. Zhou, R.C. Ewing, and M Lang, Probing disorder in isometric pyrochlore and related complex oxides, Nature Materials 15, 507-512 (2016).

J. Shamblin, C.L. Tracy, R.C. Ewing , F.X. Zhang, W. Li, C. Trautmann, M. Lang, Structural response of titanate pyrochlores to swift heavy ion irradiation, Acta Materialia 117, 207-215 (2016).

S.O. Odoh, J. Shamblin, C. A. Colla, S. Hickam, H.L. Lobeck, R.A.K. Lopez, T. Olds, J.E.S. Szymanowski, G.E. Sigmon, J. Neuefeind, W.H. Casey, M. Lang, L. Gagliardi, and P.C. Burns, Structure and Reactivity of X ray Amorphous Uranyl Peroxide, U2O7, Inorganic Chemistry 55, 3541−3546 (2016).

F.X. Zhang, C.L. Tracy, M. Lang, R.C. Ewing, Stability of fluorite-type La2Ce2O7 under extreme conditions, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 674, 168-173 (2016).

F.X. Zhang, M. Lang, R.C. Ewing, Phase transition and water incorporation into Eu2Sn2O7  pyrochlore at high pressure, Chemical Physics Letters 650, 138-143 (2016).

R. Sachan, E. Zarkadoula, M. Lang, C. Trautmann, Y.W. Zhang, M.F. Chisholm, and W.J. Weber, Insights on dramatic radial fluctuations in track formation by energetic ions, Scientific Reports 6, 27196 (2016).

C.L. Tracy, M. Lang, F.X. Zhang, C. Trautmann, and Rodney C. Ewing, Phase transformations in Ln2O3 materials irradiated with swift heavy ions, Physical Review B 92, 174101 (2015).

S. Park, M. Lang, C.L. Tracy, J.M. Zhang, F.X. Zhang, C. Trautmann, M.D. Rodriguez, P. Kluth and R.C. Ewing, Response of Gd2Ti2O7 and La2Ti2O7 to swift-heavy ion irradiation and annealing, Acta Materialia 93, 1-11 (2015).

C.L. Tracy, M. Lang, D. Severin, M. Bender, C. Trautmann, and Rodney C. Ewing, Anisotropic expansion and amorphization of Ga2O3 irradiated with 946 MeV Au ions, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 374, 40-44 (2015).

F. Pellemoine, M. Avilov, M. Bender, R.C. Ewing, S. Fernandes, M. Lang, W.X. Li, W. Mittig, M. Schein, D. Severin, M. Tomut, C. Trautmann, F.X. Zhang, Study on structural recovery of graphite irradiated with swift heavy ions at high temperature, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 365, 522-524 (2015).

M. Lang, C.L. Tracy, R.I. Palomares, F.X. Zhang, D. Severin, M. Bender, C. Trautmann, C. Park, V.B. Prakapenka, V.A. Skuratov, and R.C. Ewing, Characterization of Ion-Induced Radiation Effects in Nuclear Materials using Synchrotron X-ray Techniques, Journal of Materials Research 30, 1366-1379 (2015).

R.I. Palomares, C.L. Tracy, F.X. Zhang, C.Y. Park, D. Popov, C. Trautmann, R.C. Ew ing, and M. Lang, In situ defect annealing of swift heavy ion irradiated CeO2 and ThO2 using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and a hydrothermal diamond anvil cell, Journal of Applied Crystallography 48, 711-717 (2015).

F.X. Zhang, M. Lang, and R.C. Ewing, Atomic disorder in Gd2Zr2O7 pyrochlore, Applied Physical Letters 106, 191902 (2015).

J.M. Zhang, M. Toulemonde, M. Lang, J.M. Costantini, S. Della-Negra, and R.C Ewing, C60 and U ion irradiation of Gd2TixZr2-xO7 pyrochlore, Journal of Materials Research 30, 2456-2466 (2015).

M. Lang, R. Devanathan, M. Toulemonde, C. Trautmann, Advances in Understanding of Swift Heavy-Ion Tracks in Complex Ceramics, Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science, 19, 39-48 (2015).

C.L. Tracy, M. Lang, J.M. Pray, F.X Zhang, D. Popov, C.Y. Park, C. Trautmann, M. Bender, D. Severin, V.A. Skuratov, and R.C. Ewing, Redox response of actinide materials to highly ionizing radiation, Nature Communications 6,  6133 (2015).

F.X. Zhang, M. Lang, C. Tracy, R.C. Ewing, D.J. Gregg, G.R. Lumpkin, Incorporation of uranium in pyrochlore oxides and pressure-induced phase transitions, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 219, 49-54 (2014).

M. Lang, M. Toulemonde, J.M. Zhang, F.X. Zhang, C.L. Tracy, J. Lian, Z.W, Wang, W.J. Weber, D. Severin, M. Bender, C. Trautmann, R.C. Ewing, Swift heavy ion track formation in Gd2Zr2−xTixO7 pyrochlore: Effect of electronic energy loss, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 336, 102-115 (2014).

B. Afra, M. Lang, T. Bierschenk, M.D. Rodriguez, W.J. Weber, C. Trautmann, R.C. Ewing, N. Kirby, P. Kluth, Annealing behaviour of ion tracks in olivine, apatite and britholite, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 326, 126-130 (2014).

C.L. Tracy, J.M. Pray, M. Lang, D. Popov, C. Park, C. Trautmann, and R.C. Ewing, Defect Accumulation in ThO2 Irradiated with Swift Heavy Ions, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 326, 169-173 (2014).

W.X Li, P. Kluth, D. Schauries, M.D. Rodriguez, M. Lang, F.X. Zhang, M. Zdorovets, C. Trautmann, and R.C. Ewing, Effect of orientation on ion track formation in apatite and zircon, American Mineralogist 99, 1127-1132 (2014).

F.X. Zhang, M. Lang, J.W. Wang, W.X. Li, K. Sun, V. Prakapenka, R.C. Ewing, High-pressure U3O8 with the fluorite-type structure, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 213, 110–115 (2014).

S. Park, M. Lang, C.L. Tracy, J.M. Zhang, F.X. Zhang, C. Trautmann, P. Kluth, M.D. Rodriguez, R.C. Ewing, Swift Heavy Ion irradiation-induced Amorphization of La2Ti2O7, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 326, 145-149 (2014).

M. Lang, F.X. Zhang, J.M. Zhang, C. Tracy, J. von Ehr, Z.Q. Chen, C. Trautmann, and Rodney C. Ewing, Swift heavy ion-induced phase transformation in Gd2O3, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 326, 121-125 (2014).

D. Schauries , B. Afra, T. Bierschenk, M. Lang, M.D. Rodriguez, C. Trautmann, W. Li, R.C. Ewing, P. Kluth, The shape of ion tracks in natural apatite, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 326, 117-120 (2014).

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