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

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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Phase equilibria and metastability in the high-entropy A 6 B 2O17 oxide family with A = Zr, Hf and B = Nb, Ta

Jackson Spurling, R., Skidmore, C., McIlwaine, N. S. & Maria, J. P., Apr 2023, In: Journal of Materials Science. 58, 14, p. 6164-6173 10 p.

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Wake up and retention in zinc magnesium oxide ferroelectric films

Jacques, L., Ryu, G., Goodling, D., Bachu, S., Taheri, R., Yousefian, P., Shetty, S., Akkopru-Akgun, B., Randall, C., Alem, N., Maria, J. P. & Trolier-McKinstry, S., Jun 14 2023, In: Journal of Applied Physics. 133, 22, 224102.

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Corrigendum to ’Impact of oxygen content on phase constitution and ferroelectric behavior of hafnium oxide thin films deposited by reactive high-power impulse magnetron sputtering’ [Acta Materialia 239 (2022) 118220] (Acta Materialia (2022) 239, (S1359645422006000), (10.1016/j.actamat.2022.118220))

Jaszewski, S. T., Hoglund, E. R., Costine, A., Weber, M. H., Fields, S. S., Sales, M. G., Vaidya, J., Bellcase, L., Loughlin, K., Salanova, A., Dickie, D. A., Wolfley, S. L., Henry, M. D., Maria, J. P., Jones, J. L., Shukla, N., McDonnell, S. J., Reinke, P., Hopkins, P. E., Howe, J. M., & 1 othersIhlefeld, J. F., Jan 1 2023, In: Acta Materialia. 244, 118567.

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Assessment of flaws in cold-sintered ZnO via acoustic wave speed and attenuation measurements

Jones, H. N., Trautman, E., Maria, J. P., Trolier-McKinstry, S. & Argüelles, A. P., Aug 2023, In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 106, 8, p. 4955-4966 12 p.

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Hierarchically Doped Plasmonic Nanocrystal Metamaterials

Kim, K., Sherman, Z. M., Cleri, A., Chang, W. J., Maria, J. P., Truskett, T. M. & Milliron, D. J., Aug 23 2023, In: Nano letters. 23, 16, p. 7633-7641 9 p.

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High-entropy oxides: Harnessing crystalline disorder for emergent functionality

Kotsonis, G. N., Almishal, S. S. I., Marques dos Santos Vieira, F., Crespi, V. H., Dabo, I., Rost, C. M. & Maria, J. P., Oct 2023, In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 106, 10, p. 5587-5611 25 p.

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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., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Advanced Electronic Materials.

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Ablation threshold and temperature dependent thermal conductivity of high entropy carbide thin films

Milich, M., Quiambao-Tomko, K., Hossain, M. D., Tomko, J., Maria, J. P. & Hopkins, P. E., 2023, In: High Temperatures - High Pressures. 52, 2, p. 151-164 14 p.

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Atomic-scale polarization switching in wurtzite ferroelectrics

Sebastian Calderon, V., Hayden, J., Baksa, S. M., Tzou, W., Trolier-McKinstry, S., Dabo, I., Maria, J. P. & Dickey, E. C., Jun 9 2023, In: Science. 380, 6649, p. 1034-1038 5 p.

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Implications of Interfacial Thermal Transport on the Self-Heating of GaN-on-SiC High Electron Mobility Transistors

Shoemaker, D. C., Song, Y., Kang, K., Schuette, M. L., Tweedie, J. S., Sheppard, S. T., McIlwaine, N. S., Maria, J. P. & Choi, S., Oct 1 2023, In: IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. 70, 10, p. 5036-5043 8 p.

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Enhancement of second-order optical nonlinearities and nanoscale periodic domain patterning in ferroelectric boron-substituted aluminum nitride thin films

Suceava, A., Hayden, J., Kelley, K. P., Xiong, Y., Fazlioglu-Yalcin, B., Dabo, I., Trolier-McKinstry, S., Maria, J. P. & Gopalan, V., Jun 1 2023, In: Optical Materials Express. 13, 6, p. 1522-1534 13 p.

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Influence of processing on the microstructural evolution and multiscale hardness in titanium carbonitrides (TiCN) produced via field assisted sintering technology

Wolfe, D. E., DeSalle, C. M., Ryan, C. J., Slapikas, R. E., Sweny, R. T., Crealese, R. J., Kolonin, P. A., Stepanoff, S. P., Haque, A., Divilov, S., Eckert, H., Oses, C., Esters, M., Brenner, D. W., Fahrenholtz, W. G., Maria, J. P., Toher, C., Zurek, E. & Curtarolo, S., Mar 2023, In: Materialia. 27, 101682.

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