Physics

Michael Boyer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: 227 BioPhysics
Laboratory: 110 BioPhysics
Office Phone: (508) 793-7470
Email: mboyer@clarku.edu

Research Website


Education

B.A., Harvard University, 2000
M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2002
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008

Research Interests

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics; Correlated Electron Systems and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Studies. 

Publications

“Fermi Surface Pairing & Coherence in a High Tc Superconductor,”
Yang He, Yi Yin, M. Zech, Anjan Soumyanarayanan, Ilija Zeljkovic, Michael M. Yee,
M. C. Boyer, Kamalesh Chatterjee, W. D. Wise, Takeshi Kondo, T. Takeuchi, H. Ikuta, Peter Mistark, Robert S. Markiewicz, Arun Bansil, Subir Sachdev, E. W. Hudson, Jennifer E. Hoffman, arxiv:1305.2778.

“Topological Dangling Bonds with Large Spin Splitting and Enhanced Spin Polarization on the Surfaces of Bi2Se3,”
Hsin Lin, Tanmoy Das, Yoshinori Okada, Mike C. Boyer, W. Doug Wise, Michelle Tomasik, Bo Zhen, Eric W. Hudson, Wenwen Zhou, Vidya Madhavan, Chung-Yuan Ren, Hiroshi Ikuta, and Arun Bansil, Nano Letters, 13 (5), pp 1915 – 1919 (2013).

“STM imaging of inversion-symmetry-breaking structural distortion in the Bi-based cuprate superconductors,”
Ilija Zeljkovic, Elizabeth J. Main, Tess L. Williams, M. C. Boyer, Kamalesh Chatterjee, W. D. Wise, Takeshi Kondo, T. Takeuchi, Hiroshi Ikuta, G. D. Gu, E. W. Hudson, Jennifer E. Hoffman, Nature Materials 11, 585 – 589 (2012).

“A variable temperature scanning tunneling microscope,”
W. D. Wise, M. C. Boyer, Kamalesh Chatterjee, E. W. Hudson, submitted to Review of Scientific Instruments.

“An auxiliary capacitor based ultra-fast drive circuit for shear piezoelectric motors,”
Kamalesh Chatterjee, M. C. Boyer, W. D. Wise, E. W. Hudson, Review of Scientific Instruments 80, 095110 (2009).

“Visualizing Fermi surface variations at the nanoscale by scanning tunneling spectroscopy,”
W. D. Wise, Kamalesh Chatterjee, M. C. Boyer, Takeshi Kondo, T. Takeuchi, H. Ikuta, Zhijun Xu, G. D. Gu, Yayu Wang, E. W. Hudson, Nature Phys. 5, 213 – 216 (2009).

“Scanning tunneling microscopy of the 32 K superconductor (Sr1-xKx)Fe2As2,”
M. C. Boyer, Kamalesh Chatterjee, W. D. Wise, G. F. Chen, J. L. Luo, N. L. Wang, E. W. Hudson, preprint: arXiv:0806.4400.

“Charge density wave origin of cuprate checkerboard visualized by scanning tunneling microscopy,”
W. D. Wise, M. C. Boyer, Kamalesh Chatterjee, Takeshi Kondo, T. Takeuchi, H. Ikuta, Yayu Wang, E. W. Hudson, Nature Phys. 4, 696 – 699 (2008).

“Visualizing the interplay between high temperature superconductivity, the pseudogap and impurity resonances,”
Kamalesh Chatterjee, M. C. Boyer, W. D. Wise, Takeshi Kondo, T. Takeuchi, H. Ikuta, E. W. Hudson, Nature Phys. 4, 108 – 111 (2008).

“Imaging the two gaps of the high-temperature superconductor Bi2Sr2CuO6+x,”
M. C. Boyer, W. D. Wise, Kamalesh Chatterjee, Ming Yi, Takeshi Kondo, T. Takeuchi, H. Ikuta, E. W. Hudson, Nature Phys. 3, 802-806 (2007).