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Washington State University Institute for Shock Physics

Research Associates

Jinhyuk Lim

Postdoctoral Research Associate

(509) 335-2237

Scientific Interest and Work

Applying extreme pressure to search for novel magnetic, superconducting, and other highly correlated electron behavior in various materials.

Pressure is an exceptional parameter to investigate new materials as it can tune the physical properties by changing the interatomic distances.  Dr. Jinhyuk Lim’s current research interests are focused on the search for novel magnetic, superconducting, and other highly correlated electron behavior in diverse materials by applying extreme pressure.  These studies utilize diamond anvil cell (DAC) measurements of micro-Raman spectroscopy, ac magnetic susceptibility using He as a hydrostatic pressure medium, and electrical resistivity to non-hydrostatic pressures as high as 1.6 Mbar at cryogenic temperatures.


Dr. Jinhyuk Lim’s Ph.D. research specialized in high pressure studies on magnetism and superconductivity of selected heavy lanthanides and their alloys, such as Gd, Tb, Dy and Y(Gd), Y(Tb), Y(Dy).  The effect of high pressure on these materials is, in particular, interesting as their strong electron-electron correlations are dramatically altered as the interatomic distances decrease.  Dr. Lim also had research experience in synchrotron spectroscopic and scattering measurement techniques at the Advanced Photon Source performing NFS, XANES, XMCD, and XRD studies.


Ph.D. (Physics), 2015, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
M.Sc. (Physics), 2009, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
M.Sc. (Physics), 2003, Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
B.Sc. (Physics), 2001, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea

Honors and Recognition

  • Hughes Summer Fellowship, Physics Department, Washington University, St. Louis, 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Physics Department, Western Illinois University, 2009

Representative Publications

  1. J. Lim, G. Fabbris, D. Haskel, and J. S. Schilling “Anomalous pressure dependence of magnetic ordering temperature in Tb revealed by resistivity measurements to 141 GPa: Comparison with Gd and Dy”; Phys. Rev. B 91, 174428 (2015)
  2. G. Fabbris, J. Lim, L. S. I. Veiga, D. Haskel, and J. S. Schilling “Electronic and Structural Ground State of Heavy Alkali Metals at High Pressure”; Phys. Rev. B 91, 085111 (2015)
  3. J. Lim, G. Fabbris, D. Haskel, and J. S. Schilling “Magnetic Ordering at Anomalously High Temperatures in Dy at Extreme Pressures”; Phys. Rev. B 91, 045116 (2015)
  4. N. Foroozani, J. Lim, G. Fabbris, P. F. S. Rosa, Z. Fisk, and J. S. Schilling “Suppression of Dense Kondo State in CeB6 under Pressure”; Physica B 457, 12 (2015)
  5. V. Taufour, N. Foroozani, M. A. Tanatar, J. Lim, U. Kaluarachchi, S. K. Kim, Y. Liu, T. A. Lograsso, V. G. Kogan, R. Prozorov, S. L. Bud’ko, J. S. Schilling, and P. C. Canfield “Upper Critical Field of KFe2As2 under Pressure: A Test for the Change in the Superconducting Gap Structure”; Phys. Rev. B 89, 220509(R) (2014)
  6. G. Fabbris, T. Matsuoka, J. Lim, J. R. L. Mardegan, K. Shimizu, D. Haskel, and J. S. Schilling “Different Routes to Pressure-Induced Volume Collapse Transitions in Gadolinium and Terbium Metals”; Phys. Rev. B 88, 245103 (2013)


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