Sara Haravifard

Haravifard

William M. Fairbank Assistant Professor of Physics

Experimental Condensed MatterĀ 

Appointments and Affiliations

  • William M. Fairbank Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Assistant Professor of Physics
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 099 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-6821
  • Email Address: haravifard@phy.duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. McMaster University, 2010
  • M.S. McMaster University, 2005
  • B.S. McMaster University, 2003

Research Interests

Exploring novel collective phenomena in quantum materials by means of neutron and x-ray scattering techniques; Investigating quantum critical phenomena at extreme environmental conditions of ultra-low temperature, high magnetic field, and high pressure; Materials by Design: synthesis, single crystal growth and characterization of correlated electron systems, quantum magnets, topological systems, metal-organic frameworks, and high-temperature superconductors.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. ORAU. 2017

Courses Taught

  • ME 391: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • PHYSICS 264L: Optics and Modern Physics
  • PHYSICS 491: Independent Study: Advanced Topics
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 495: Thesis Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 791: SPECIAL READINGS

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Steinhardt, WM; Shi, Z; Samarakoon, A; Dissanayake, S; Graf, D; Liu, Y; Zhu, W; Marjerrison, C; Batista, CD; Haravifard, S, Field-Induced Phase Transition of the Spin Liquid State in Triangular
    Antiferromagnet YbMgGaO4
    [abs].