Branton J. Campbell
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Brigham Young University, N145 ESC, Provo, UT 84602
Tel: (801)-422-5758, Fax: (801)-422-0553
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; URL: http://physics.byu.edu/faculty/campbell/
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS: Group-theoretical analysis of structural order parameters (e.g. atomic displacements, site occupancies, magnetic moments, lattice strains) arising from phase transitions at commensurate or incommensurate wave vectors. Symmetry in periodic and modulated crystals, both magnetic and non-magnetic. Experimental x-ray and neutron scattering. Diffuse scattering studies of nanoscale structure-property relations in complex oxides (high-Tc cuprates, colossal magnetoresistive manganites, relaxor ferroelectrics, and open-framework materials).
EDUCATION AND APPOINTMENTS
Professor, 2014 - present
Fulbright Scholar/Visiting Professor (2014-2015)
Professor, 2014 - present
Associate Professor, 2008 - 2014
Assistant Professor, 2002 - 2008
Post Doctoral Research Associate, 1999-2002
Research supervisor: Ray Osborn
Ph.D., Materials Science, 1999
Research advisor: Anthony K. Cheetham
M.A., Physics, 1995
B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Physics and Mathematics, 1993
Brigham Young University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Research advisors: Harold T. Stokes and Larry V. Knight
Brigham Young University, Department of Mathematics
PROFESSIONAL HONORS, SERVICE, AND AFFILIATIONS
Materials Science SIG Executive Committee (2007, Chair 2008, 2009)
Materials Science SIG Nominating Committee (2010, 2011, 2012, 2018)
Session/Symposium/Workshop Chair/Organizer (2007, 2008, 2011, 2012,
2014, 2016, 2018, 2019)
Chair of the Commission on Magnetic Structures (2012-present)
Secretary of the Commission on Magnetic Structures (2011-2012)
Session/Symposium/Workshop Chair/Organizer (2008, 2014, 2017, 2020)
Neutron Scattering Science Review Committee for HIFR/SNS (2011-present)
CORELLI/TOPAZ Instrument Development Teams at ORNL-SNS (2007-2012)
UT/ORNL DOE EPSCoR Advisory Committee (2013-2014)
Acta Cryst. A, Acta Cryst., Am. Miner., Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Appl. Phys.,
J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nature Commun., Phase Transitions,
Geophys. Res. Lett., J. Am. Ceram. Soc., J. Appl. Cryst., J. Chem. Phys.,
J. Inorg. Chem., J. Magn. Magn. Mater., J. Mater. Chem., J. Phys. Chem. Solids,
J. Solid State Chem., Physica B, Phys. Rev. B, Phys. Rev. Lett., and Z. Krist.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (Full List)
- “Topotactic, pressure-driven, diffusion-less phase transition of layered CsCoO2 to a stuffed cristobalite-type configuration”, N. Z. Ali, B. J. Campbell, M. Jansen, Acta Cryst. B75, 704-710 (2019).
- “Understanding the behaviour of the room-temperature molecular ferroelectric 5,6-dichloro-2-methylbenzimidazole using symmetry adapted distortion mode analysis”, Huiyu Liu, Weiguo Zhang, P. S. Halasyamani, H. T. Stokes, B. J. Campbell, J. S. O. Evans, I. R. Evans, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 13441–13448 (2018).
- "An algebraic approach to cooperative rotations in networks of interconnected rigid units", B. J. Campbell, C. J. Howard, T. B. Averett, T. A. Whittle, S. Schmid, S. Machlus, C. Yost, H. T. Stokes, Acta Cryst. A74, 408-424 (2018).
- "A general algorithm for generating isotropy subgroups in superspace", H. T. Stokes and B. J. Campbell, Acta Cryst. A73, 4-13 (2017).
- "An exhaustive symmetry approach to structure determination: phase transitions in Bi2Sn2O7", J. W. Lewis, J. L. Payne, I. R. Evans, H. T. Stokes, B. J. Campbell, and J. S. O. Evans, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 8031–8042 (2016).
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (Full List)
- 53rd International School of Crystallography: Magnetic Crystallography in Erice, Sicily, Italy (invited lectures), Jun 2019, B.J. Campbell, “Magnetic space group symmetry”, "MAGNDATA, magCIF, and communicating magnetic structures" (with J.M. Perez-Mato), “Building magnetic-structure models with the ISOTROPY Suite” (with H.T. Stokes).
- American Crystallographic Association Meeting in Covington, Kentucky, Jul 2019, N. Z. Ali, B. J. Campbell, M. Jansen, "High-pressure topotactic transition of layered CsCoO2 to stuffed cristobalite form".
- Frontiers of Research with Single Crystal Total Scattering at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois (invited lecture), May 2018, B.J. Campbell and H.T. Stokes, “Symmetry-mode analysis of local structure in complex solids”.
- 24th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography in Hyderabad, India, Aug 2017, J.W. Lewis, I.R. Evans, J. Payne, J.S.O. Evans, H.T. Stokes, B.J. Campbell, “An exhaustive approach to solving and understanding the structures of complex inorganic materials".
- Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand - Crystals 30 Meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (plenary lecture), Apr 2016, B.J. Campbell, "Crystallographic representation analysis".
SELECTED SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS (Full List)
- Hindu Banaras University, Depts. of Physics and Materials Science, Varanasi, India, Aug 2017, "Symmetry breaking in crystals", “Facilitating structure determination using the ISODISTORT software”.
- University of Utah, Materials Science Dept., Salt Lake City Utah, USA, Nov 2016, “Single-crystal diffuse scattering as a probe of nanoscale structure ”.
- Institute of Metal Physics, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation, Jun 2015, “Group representations as a general tool for the solution of distorted crystal structures”.
- Durham University, Dept. of Physics, Durham, UK, Mar 2015, “Beyond Landau theory: group representations as a general tool for parameterizing an entire phase diagram”.
- University of Edinburgh, Dept. of Chemistry, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Jan 2015, “Symmetry-mode analysis of rigid-body rotations in crystals”.