James Evans

Faculty
Ph.D. Mathematical Physics (University of Adelaide)
Professor
Condensed Matter

A505 Zaffarano Hall
jevans [at] iastate [dot] edu
515-294-1638


RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics and Multi-Scale Modeling. Focus areas and applications: (i) assembly and stability of epitaxial nanoclusters; (ii) growth and relaxation of epitaxial thin films;  (iii) spatio-temporal behavior in catalytic surface reactions; (iv) anomalous transport and reaction in nanoporous systems; (v) non-equilibrium phase transitions in reaction-diffusion systems.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

D.M. Ackerman, J. Wang, and J.W. Evans, " Generalized hydrodynamic treatment of the interplay between restricted transport and catalytic reaction in nanoporous materials" Phys. Rev. Lett.  108 (2012) 228301

Y. Han, B. Unal, and J.W. Evans, "Formation of a new type of Ni3Al surface structure by codeposition on NiAl(110), Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012)  216102

T. Duguet, Y. Han, C. Yuen, D. Jing, B. Unal, J.W. Evans, and P.A. Thiel, "Self-assembly of metal nanostructures on binary alloy surfaces", Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 108 (2011) 989-994

J.W. Evans and P.A. Thiel, "A little chemistry helps the big get bigger", Science 330 (2010) 559

M. Li, Y. Han, and J.W. Evans, "Comment on capture zone scaling in island nucleation", Phys. Rev. Lett. 104 (2010) 149601

B. Unal, V. Fournee, P.A. Thiel, and J.W. Evans, "Growth of height-selected Ag islands on quasicrystalline surfaces: STM analysis and step-dynamics modeling", Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (2009) 196103

Y. Han, D.-J. Liu, B. Unal, F. Qin, D. Jing, C.J. Jenks, P.A. Thiel, and J.W. Evans, "Kinetics of facile bilayer island formation for Ag on NiAl(110)", Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 116105

D.-J. Liu, X. Guo, and J.W. Evans, "QCP (Schloegl's 2nd model for autocatalysis): Phase-separation with orientation-dependent equistability", Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007) 050601