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Amanda Petford-Long

Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Lab

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


2220 Campus Drive
Cook Hall 2036
Evanston, IL 60208

Email Amanda Petford-Long


Petford-Long Research Group


Materials Science and Engineering


PhD Program in Applied Physics


D.Phil, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

B.Sc. Physics (Hons) Class 2i, University College London, London, UK

Research Interests

The research in my group concentrates on understanding the behavior of magnetic, ferroelecctric and multiferroic oxide nanostructures, and in particular on determining the role that interfaces play in controlling this behavior. We are correlating the ferroic and transport properties with microstructure, magnetic domain structure and composition profile, determined using a range of high-resolution electron-microscopy, atomic force microscopy and position-sensitive atom probe techniques, including Lorentz microscopy for imaging magnetic domains and piezoforce microscopy for imaging ferroelectric domains. We are also developing in-situ TEM techniques for the investigation of magnetization reversal and transport behavior.

Significant Recognition

  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, elected 2005
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, elected 2008
  • Argonne Distinguished Fellow, elected 2010
  • Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, elected 2017

Significant Professional Service

  • Chair, Division of Materials Physics, American Physical Society, 2018–2019
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee member, Institute for Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research, Trinity College Dublin

Selected Publications

  • Gibbons, Jonathan; Dohi, Takaaki; Amin, Vivek P.; Xue, Fei; Ren, Haowen; Xu, Jun Wen; Arava, Hanu; Shim, Soho; Saglam, Hilal; Liu, Yuzi; Pearson, John E.; Mason, Nadya; Petford-Long, Amanda K.; Haney, Paul M.; Stiles, Mark D.; Fullerton, Eric E.; Kent, Andrew D.; Fukami, Shunsuke; Hoffmann, Axel, Large Exotic Spin Torques in Antiferromagnetic Iron Rhodium, Physical Review Applied (2022).
  • Jin, Yu; Bond, Charles W.; Gomez-Rodrigue, Pilar; Nieto-Pinero, Eva; Leonard, Russell L.; Gosztola, David J.; Johnson, Jacqueline A.; Gonzalo, Jose; Serna, Rosalia; Petford-Long, Amanda K., Pulsed laser deposition and structural evolution of BaF2 nanolayers in Eu-doped BaF2/Al2O3 layered optical nanocomposite thin films, Thin Solid Films (2022).
  • Hoffmann, Axel; Ramanathan, Shriram; Grollier, Julie; Kent, Andrew D.; Rozenberg, Marcelo J.; Schuller, Ivan K.; Shpyrko, Oleg G.; Dynes, Robert C.; Fainman, Yeshaiahu; Frano, Alex; Fullerton, Eric E.; Galli, Giulia; Lomakin, Vitaliy; Ong, Shyue Ping; Petford-Long, Amanda K.; Schuller, Jonathan A.; Stiles, Mark D.; Takamura, Yayoi; Zhu, Yimei, Quantum materials for energy-efficient neuromorphic computing, APL Materials (2022).
  • Li, Yue; Basnet, Rabindra; Pandey, Krishna; Hu, Jin; Wang, Wei; Ma, Xuedan; McCray, Arthur R.C.; Petford-Long, Amanda K.; Phatak, Charudatta, Field-Dependent Magnetic Domain Behavior in van der Waals Fe3GeTe2, JOM (2022).
  • Li, Yue; Barrows, Frank; McCray, Arthur R.C.; Cote, Timothy; Friedman, David; Divan, Ralu N.S.; Petford-Long, Amanda K.; Phatak, Charudatta, Geometric control of emergent antiferromagnetic order in coupled artificial spin ices, Cell Reports Physical Science (2022).
  • Bond, C. W.; Jin, Y.; Gómez-Rodríguez, P.; Nieto-Pinero, E.; Leonard, R. L.; Gonzalo, J.; Serna, R.; Petford-Long, A. K.; Johnson, J. A., Optical properties of differing nanolayered structures of divalent europium doped barium fluoride thin films synthesized by pulsed laser deposition, Optical Materials (2021).
  • Bakaul, Saidur R.; Prokhorenko, Sergei; Zhang, Qi; Nahas, Yousra; Hu, Yushi; Petford-Long, Amanda; Bellaiche, Laurent; Valanoor, Nagarajan, Freestanding Ferroelectric Bubble Domains, Advanced Materials (2021).
  • Gomez-Rodriguez, Pilar; Soria, Esther; Jin, Yu; Caño, Andrés; Llorente, Irene; Cuadrado, Alexander; Mariscal-Jiménez, Antonio; Petford-Long, Amanda K.; Serna, Rosaliá; Gonzalo, José, Toward white light emission from plasmonic-luminescent hybrid nanostructures, Nanophotonics (2021).