Dr. Christopher Wiebe

cwiebeProfessor & Tier II Canada Research Chair

in Quantum Materials Discovery 

Department of Chemistry
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2E9
Canada

Phone: 204-786-9487
Email: ch.wiebe@uwinnipeg.ca
Web site: http://quantummaterials.weebly.com/

Education:

B. Sc. (University of Winnipeg, 1996)
M. Sc. (McMaster University, 1998)
Ph. D. (McMaster University, 2002)
NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow (Columbia University, 2002-2004)

Courses:

Introductory Chemistry, and Physical and Materials Chemistry courses at the second, third, and fourth year levels.

Research:

I am interested in the synthesis and characterization of new magnetic oxides. As a former faculty member of Florida State University, I am currently supervising several graduate students in my synthesis and crystal growth lab there. I am also in the process of establishing a solid state chemistry lab here at the University of Winnipeg.

I am primarily interested in what are called strongly correlated electron systems, or materials which have unusual magnetic or electrical behavior. These include functional materials, such as new solid state batteries, multiferroics, or superconductors, but they also include systems of theoretical interest, such as geometrically frustrated magnets, low dimensional compounds, and heavy fermion compounds. As an experimentalist, my main methods of characterization include diffraction techniques such as x-ray scattering and neutron scattering, but the bulk of my time is spent on the synthesis and crystal growth of these new materials here at the University of Winnipeg.

Selected Publications (Over 80 total):

H. D. Zhou, J. G. Cheng, A. M. Hallas, C. R. Wiebe, G. Li, L. Balicas, J. S. Zhou, J. B. Goodenough, J. S. Gardner, and E. S. Choi (2012)  Chemical pressure effects on pyrochlore spin ice.  Physical Review Letters, 108, 207206.

J. P. Carlo, T. Goko, I. M. Gat-Malureanu, P. L. Russo, A. T. Savici, A. A. Aczel, G. J. MacDougall, J. A. Rodriguez, T. J. Williams, G. M. Luke, C. R. Wiebe, Y. Yoshida, S. Nakatsuji, Y. Maeno, T. Taniguchi, and Y. J. Uemura (2012)  New magnetic phase diagram of (Sr,Ca)2RuO4.  Nature Materials, 11, 323.

H. J. Silverstein, K. Cruz-Kan, A. M. Hallas, H. D. Zhou, R. L. Donaberger, B. C. Hernden, M. Bieringer, E. S. Choi, J. M. Hwang, A. S. Wills and C. R. Wiebe (2012)  Pb3TeCo3V2O14:  A Potential Mutliferroic Co Bearing Member of the Dugganite Series.  Chemistry of Materials, 24, 664.

I. M. Gat-Malureanu, J. P. Carlo, T. Goko, A. Fukaya, T. Ito, P. P. Kyriakou, M. I. Larkin, G. M. Luke, P. L. Russo, A. T. Savici, C. R. Wiebe, and Y. J. Uemura (2011) Muon spin relaxation and susceptibility measurements of an itinerant-electron system Sr1-xCaxRuO3:  Quantum evolution from ferromagnet to paramagnet.  Phys. Rev. B 84, 224415.

H. D. Zhou, S. T. Bramwell, J. G. Cheng, C. R. Wiebe, G. Li, L. Balicas, H. J. Silverstein, J. S. Zhou, J. B. Goodenough, and J. S. Gardner (2011)  High Pressure Route to Magnetic Monopole Dimers in Spin Ice.  Nature Communications, 2, 478.