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Shane Stadler

Physics & Astronomy
Louisiana State University
United States of America


"Dr. Shane Stadler is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Department of Physics & Astronomy , Louisiana State University , USA. His research interests includes magnetocaloric materials, highly spin-polarized alloys, bulk and thin film materials. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals. Dr. Shane Stadler is the member of many international affiliations. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities. He has authored of many research articles/books related to magnetocaloric materials, highly spin-polarized alloys, bulk and thin film materials. "

Research Interest

Our research is centered on the synthesis and characterization of bulk and thin film materials, with an emphasis on magnetic systems with applications in energy and electronics. Our current areas of research are: (i) magnetocaloric materials and (ii) highly spin-polarized alloys. Materials the exhibit large room-temperature magnetocaloric effects are sought for solid state cooling applications. Magnetic refrigeration has many advantages over conventional cooling (compressed gas) technologies: it is more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. This project is funded by Basic energy Sciences, Department of Energy. The development of half-metallic (spin-polarized) materials is needed for spintronics applications – the evolution of electronics in which devices utilize both the charge and the spin of the electron. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation. We are also interested in solid-oxide fuel cell materials (with Montana State University), ferromagnetic shape-memory alloys and magnetic nanocomposites (with Southern Illinois University), and thermoelectric materials and superconductors (with collaborators at LSU). Our lab facilities include: (i) a pulsed laser deposition system; (ii) a magnetic properties measurement system (MPMS); (iii) an AC/DC magneto-optic Kerr effect (MOKE) system; and (iv) an x-ray diffraction (XRD) system. Other facilities in the department include bulk synthesis systems (arc-melting, RF) and physical properties measurement systems (PPMS). Single crystal XRD, TEM, SEM, EDX, and WDS are also available on the LSU campus.


  • The Comparison of Direct and Indirect Methods for Determining the Magnetocaloric Parameters in the Heusler alloy Ni50Mn34.8In14.2B, Igor Dubenko, Tapas Samanta, Abdiel Quetz, Alexander Kazakov, Igor Rodionov, Denis Mettus, Valerii Prudnikov, Shane Stadler, Philip Adams, Joseph Prestigiacomo, Alexander Granovsky, Arcady Zhukov, and Naushad Ali, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 (19), 192402 (2012). [DOI: 10.1063/1.4714539].

  • Magnetostructural phase transitions and magnetocaloric effects in MnNiGe1-xAlx, Tapas Samanta, Igor Dubenko, Abdiel Quetz, Samuel Temple, Shane Stadler, and Naushad Ali, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 (5), 052404 (1-3) (2012). [DOI: 10.1063/1.3681798]

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