Saint Louis University

Martin Nikolo
Associate Professor [tenured]
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO 63103, USA.
phone: (314) 977-2530
email: nikolom@slu.edu

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 1991
Master of Science in Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, August 1987
Master of Engineering in Engineering Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, August 1985
Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, May 1984

Interests:

I conduct experimental research in high temperature superconductors focusing on their magnetic properties. My measurements are done at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (see http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/) in Tallahassee, FL, Gainesville, FL, and Los Alamos, NM, where I have access to the highest magnetic fields available anywhere in the world.

The Los Alamos laboratory has funding for students to accompany me there and learn about superconductivity. Any sophomore or junior with grades of A, A-, or B+ in physics classes can contact me anytime. This could lead to an undergraduate project.

Experience:

  • 1996- Present: Tenured Associate Professor of Physics, St. Louis University
  • 1991-1996: Assistant Professor of Physics, St. Louis University

Academic Recognition:

  • 2014-15 Presidential Research Fund Award
  • 1994 St. Louis University Young Researcher Award
  • Autobiographical sketch in the 4th edition of Marquis's Who is Who in Science and Engineering
  • Citation index shows my work has been cited in over 270 publications in more than 25 countries

Publications

  • M. Nikolo, J. Singleton, D. Solenov, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Upper critical and irreversibility fields in
    Ba(Fe0.92Co0.08)2As2 and Ba(Fe0.91Co0.09)2As2 pnictide bulk superconductors", Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, Vol. 30, 561-568 (2017).
  • M. Nikolo, J. Singleton, D. Solenov, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Upper critical and irreversibility fields in Ba(Fe0.95Ni0.05)2As2 and Ba(Fe0.94Ni0.06)2As2 pnictide bulk superconductors", Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, Vol. 30, Issue 2, 331-341 (2017).
  • M. Nikolo, V. S. Zapf, J. Singleton, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Vortex flux dynamics and harmonic ac magnetic response of Ba(Fe0.94 Ni0.06)2As2 bulk superconductor", Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp 2745-2752 (2016).
  • M. Nikolo, J. Singleton, V. S. Zapf, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Irreversibility line measurement and vortex dynamics in high magnetic fields in Ni- and Co-doped iron pnictide bulk superconductors", Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp 2735-2742 (2016).
  • M. Nikolo, X. Shi, E.S. Choi, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Frequency dependent flux dynamics and activation energies in pnictide bulk (Ba0.56K0.44)Fe2As2 superconductor", Physics Procedia, Volume/Issue 67C, pp. 939-944 (2015).
  • M. Nikolo, X. Shi, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Flux pinning and activation energies in Ba(Fe0.95 Ni0.05)2As2 and Ba(Fe0.94 Ni0.06)2As2 bulk superconductors", Physics Procedia, Volume/Issue 67C, pp. 993-998 (2015).
  • M. Nikolo, X. Shi, E.S. Choi, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Inter- and intra-granular flux pinning in Ba(Fe0.91Co0.09)2As2 superconductors", Physics Procedia, Volume/Issue 67C, pp. 987-992 (2015).
  • M. Nikolo, X. Shi, E.S. Choi, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Inter and intra granular flux pinning properties in Ba(Fe0.91Co0.09)2As2 superconductor in ac and dc magnetic fields", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Vol. 178, 345-354 (2015).
  • M. Nikolo, X. Shi, E.S. Choi, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Flux dynamics, ac losses, and activation energies in (Ba0.6 K0.4)Fe2As2 bulk superconductor", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Vol. 178, 188-199 (2015).
  • "Magneto-transport properties, thermally activated flux flow and activation energies in Ba(Fe0.95 Ni0.05)2As2 and Ba(Fe0.94 Ni0.06)2As2 superconductors", Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, Vol. 27, Issue 9, 1983-1990 (2014).
  • M. Nikolo, X. Shi, E.S. Choi, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Magneto-transport properties and thermally activated flux flow in Ba(Fe0.91Co0.09)2As2 superconductor", Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, Vol. 27, Issue 10, 2231-2239 (2014).
  • M. Nikolo, X. Shi, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Magneto-transport properties, thermally activated flux flow and activation energies in Ba(Fe0.95 Ni0.05)2As2 and Ba(Fe0.94 Ni0.06)2As2 superconductors", J. Supercond. Nov. Mang. 27, 1983-1990, (2014).
  • M. Nikolo, X. Shi, E.S. Choi, J. Jiang, J.D. Weiss, E.E. Hellstrom, "Magneto-transport properties and thermally activated flux flow in Ba(Fe0.91Co0.09)2As2 superconductor", J. Supercond. Nov. Mang. 27, (2014)
  • M. Nikolo, Superconductivity: A guide to ac susceptibility measurements and ac susceptibility design, Am. J. Physics, 63, 57 (1995).
  • M. Nikolo, L. M. Stacey, and M. J. Missey, Induced voltage magnetization waveforms and the spectral response at the grain boundaries of YBCO superconductors and the Critical State Model, Solid State Comm., 94, 997 (1995).
  • M. Nikolo, L. M. Stacey, and M. J. Missey, Critical state model and ac susceptibility of high temperature superconductors, Physica B 194-196, 1875 (1994).
  • M. Nikolo, Intergranular activation energies in YBa2Cu3O7 bulk superconductors, Physica B 194-196, 2129 (1994).
  • M. Nikolo, L. M. Stacey, M. J. Missey, Frequency and magnetic field dependence of the ac susceptibility peak in YBa2Cu3O7, Appl. Physics Comm. 13, #1 (1994).
  • M. Nikolo, Intergranular activation energies in YBa2Cu3O7 bulk superconductors-II, Appl. Physics Comm. 13 #2 (1994).
  • M. Nikolo and M. J. Missey, Frequency dependent flux dynamics: Flux creep hopping rate via ac susceptibility, Physica C, 235-240, 2899 (1994).
  • M. Nikolo, Flux dynamics in high temperature superconductors, Superconductor Science and Technology 6, 618 (1993).
  • S. M. Nikolo, W. Kiel, H. M. Duan, and A. M. Hermann, Flux creep activation energies In Tl-Ba-Ca-Cu-O crystals, Phys. Rev. B 45, 5641 (1992).
  • M. Nikolo and A. M. Hermann, High-field ac susceptometer design for single crystal measurements, Susceptibility of Superconductors and Other Spin Systems, edited by R. A. Hein, Plenum Press, New York, 553 (1992).
  • K.-H. Muller, M. Nikolo, and R. Driver, Flux pinning at grain boundaries in Bi-(Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O ceramic superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 43, 7976 (1991).
  • K.-H. Muller, M. Nikolo, N. Savvides, and R. Driver, Ac susceptibility of high-temperature ceramic superconductors: critical state and creep at grain boundaries and in grains, Advances in Superconductivity III, Proceed. of the 3rd International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS'90), November 6-9, 1990, Sendai, Japan, Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1991.
  • M. Nikolo, Density and texture dependence of grain coupling in sintered Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors, Physics and Materials Science of High Temperature Superconductors, Edited by R. Kossowsky, NATO ASI Series, Kluver Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London, 711 (1990).
  • M. Nikolo, Pinning mechanisms and pinning sites in high-Tc superconductors-a review, Appl. Phys. Comm. 10, 1&2, 143 (1990).
  • M. Nikolo and R. B. Goldfarb, Flux creep and activation energies at the grain boundaries of Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 39, 6615 (1989).

Conference Presentations:

ICEC/ICMC, 25th International Cryogenic Engineering Conference & International Cryogenic Materials Confernece 2014, Enschede, The Netherlands, July 7-11,2014
Poster 1
Poster 2
Poster 3

Extended Abstracts

  • M. Nikolo and R. B. Goldfarb, Flux creep activation energies at the grain boundaries of Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors, Proc. of the 6th Japan-US Workshop on High-Field Superconducting Materials and Standard Procedures for High-Field Superconducting Materials Testing, Boulder, Colorado, Feb. 22-24, 1989, 75, ed. K. Tachikawa, published by U. S. Department of Energy (1989).
  • M. Nikolo and M. J. Missey, Frequency dependent flux dynamics: Flux creep and ac susceptibility, Fourth Nordic Symposium on Superconductivity, May 25-28, 1994, Varberg, Sweden, 59, published by Chalmers University of Technology, and Goteborg University (1994).

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