Jon-Paul Maria

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Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Jon-Paul’s research group, J.-P. Maria Group, pursues new materials discovery, property engineering, advances in synthesis science, and new integration strategies to merge diverse materials. Laboratory activities of interest include physical vapor deposition, ceramic synthesis by powder processing, structural characterization by diffraction, and microstructure measurement using scanning probe and scanning electron microscopy. The J.-P. Maria group manages a 1,500-square-foot vacuum processing lab that hosts nine sputter tools, e-beam evaporation, and two laser ablation systems. The J.-P. Maria Group members currently pursue research in the areas of ferroelectric thin films, high permittivity materials, novel semiconductor contacts, oxide epitaxy, infra-red plasmonic materials, and entropy engineered/stabilized crystals.

Maria's research focuses on the processing science issues associated with synthesizing integrated systems for intelligent microwave communication, telemetry, and radar systems. Specifically, his team designs and fabricates microwave circuit components using novel materials, processing conditions, and integration approaches. A specific focus of this work is to replace expensive or difficult-to-manufacture materials with inexpensive alternatives that do not compromise performance. This requires that they fundamentally understand the materials science of processing as, in many cases, they are dealing with system components that have narrow windows of stability.

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Recent Publications

Effect of boron concentration on local structure and spontaneous polarization in AlBN thin films

Calderon V, S., Hayden, J., Delower, M., Maria, J. P. & Dickey, E. C., Feb 1 2024, In: APL Materials. 12, 2, 021105.

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Ferroelectric Al1−xBxN-GaN heterostructures

Casamento, J., He, F., Skidmore, C., Hayden, J., Nordlander, J., Redwing, J. M., Trolier-McKinstry, S. & Maria, J. P., Apr 1 2024, In: Applied Physics Letters. 124, 14, 142101.

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Perspectives and progress on wurtzite ferroelectrics: Synthesis, characterization, theory, and device applications

Casamento, J., Baksa, S. M., Behrendt, D., Calderon, S., Goodling, D., Hayden, J., He, F., Jacques, L., Lee, S. H., Smith, W., Suceava, A., Tran, Q., Zheng, X., Zu, R., Beechem, T., Dabo, I., Dickey, E. C., Esteves, G., Gopalan, V., Henry, M. D., & 9 othersIhlefeld, J. F., Jackson, T. N., Kalinin, S. V., Kelley, K. P., Liu, Y., Rappe, A. M., Redwing, J., Trolier-McKinstry, S. & Maria, J. P., Feb 19 2024, In: Applied Physics Letters. 124, 8, 080501.

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A priori procedure to establish spinodal decomposition in alloys

Divilov, S., Eckert, H., Toher, C., Friedrich, R., Zettel, A. C., Brenner, D. W., Fahrenholtz, W. G., Wolfe, D. E., Zurek, E., Maria, J. P., Hotz, N., Campilongo, X. & Curtarolo, S., Mar 1 2024, In: Acta Materialia. 266, 119667.

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Disordered enthalpy–entropy descriptor for high-entropy ceramics discovery

Divilov, S., Eckert, H., Hicks, D., Oses, C., Toher, C., Friedrich, R., Esters, M., Mehl, M. J., Zettel, A. C., Lederer, Y., Zurek, E., Maria, J. P., Brenner, D. W., Campilongo, X., Filipović, S., Fahrenholtz, W. G., Ryan, C. J., DeSalle, C. M., Crealese, R. J., Wolfe, D. E., & 2 othersCalzolari, A. & Curtarolo, S., Jan 4 2024, In: Nature. 625, 7993, p. 66-73 8 p.

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A super-hard high entropy boride containing Hf, Mo, Ti, V, and W

Filipovic, S., Obradovic, N., Hilmas, G. E., Fahrenholtz, W. G., Brenner, D. W., Maria, J. P., Wolfe, D. E., Zurek, E., Campilongo, X. & Curtarolo, S., Jul 2024, In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 107, 7, p. 4430-4435 6 p.

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Frequency dependence of wake-up and fatigue characteristics in ferroelectric Al0.93B0.07N thin films

He, F., Zhu, W., Hayden, J., Casamento, J., Tran, Q., Kang, K., Song, Y., Akkopru-Akgun, B., Yang, J. I., Tipsawat, P., Brennecka, G., Choi, S., Jackson, T. N., Maria, J. P. & Trolier-McKinstry, S., Mar 1 2024, In: Acta Materialia. 266, 119678.

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Fluorite-structured high-entropy oxide sputtered thin films from bixbyite target

Kotsonis, G. N., Almishal, S. S. I., Miao, L., Caucci, M. K., Bejger, G. R., Ayyagari, S. V. G., Valentine, T. W., Yang, B. E., Sinnott, S. B., Rost, C. M., Alem, N. & Maria, J. P., Apr 22 2024, In: Applied Physics Letters. 124, 17, 171901.

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The Interplay Between Ferroelectricity and Electrochemical Reactivity on the Surface of Binary Ferroelectric AlxB1-xN

Liu, Y., Ievlev, A., Casamento, J., Hayden, J., Trolier-McKinstry, S., Maria, J. P., Kalinin, S. V. & Kelley, K. P., Feb 2024, In: Advanced Electronic Materials. 10, 2, 2300489.

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Lifting the fog in ferroelectric thin-film synthesis

Martin, L. W., Maria, J. P. & Schlom, D. G., Jan 2024, In: Nature Materials. 23, 1, p. 9-10 2 p.

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Single-peak and narrow-band mid-infrared thermal emitters driven by mirror-coupled plasmonic quasi-BIC metasurfaces

Yang, S., He, M., Hong, C., Nordlander, J., Maria, J. P., Caldwell, J. D. & Ndukaife, J. C., Mar 2024, In: Optica. 11, 3, p. 305-314 10 p.

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Polarity effects on wake-up behavior of Al0.94B0.06N ferroelectrics

Yazawa, K., Drury, D., Hayden, J., Maria, J. P., Trolier-McKinstry, S., Zakutayev, A. & Brennecka, G. L., Mar 2024, In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 107, 3, p. 1523-1532 10 p.

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Tunable, Homoepitaxial Hyperbolic Metamaterials Enabled by High Mobility CdO

Cleri, A. J., Nolen, J. R., Wirth, K. G., He, M., Runnerstrom, E. L., Kelley, K. P., Nordlander, J., Taubner, T., Folland, T. G., Maria, J. P. & Caldwell, J. D., Jan 4 2023, In: Advanced Optical Materials. 11, 1, 2202137.

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Ferroelectric Al1−xBxN thin films integrated on Si

Hayden, J., Shepard, J. & Maria, J. P., Aug 14 2023, In: Applied Physics Letters. 123, 7, 072901.

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Coupled Tamm Phonon and Plasmon Polaritons for Designer Planar Multiresonance Absorbers

He, M., Nolen, J. R., Nordlander, J., Cleri, A., Lu, G., Arnaud, T., McIlwaine, N. S., Diaz-Granados, K., Janzen, E., Folland, T. G., Edgar, J. H., Maria, J. P. & Caldwell, J. D., May 18 2023, In: Advanced Materials. 35, 20, 2209909.

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