John Heron

Associate Professor

2030 H.H. Dow
T: (734) 763-6914



  1. Suk Hyun Sung, Noah Schnitzer, Steve Novakov, Ismail El Baggari, Xiangpeng Luo, Jiseok Gim, Nguyen M. Vu, Zidong Li, Todd H. Brintlinger, Yu Liu, Wenjian Lu, Yuping Sun, Parag B. Deotare, Kai Sun, Liuyan Zhao, Lena F. Kourkoutis, John T. Heron & Robert Hovden Two-dimensional charge order stabilized in clean polytype heterostructures Nat Commun 13, 413 (2022).
  2. Grace A. Pan, Dan Ferenc Segedin, Harrison LaBollita, Qi Song, Emilian M. Nica, Berit H. Goodge, Andrew T. Pierce, Spencer Doyle, Steve Novakov, Denisse Córdova Carrizales, Alpha T. N’Diaye, Padraic Shafer, Hanjong Paik, John T. Heron, Jarad A. Mason, Amir Yacoby, Lena F. Kourkoutis, Onur Erten, Charles M. Brooks, Antia S. Botana & Julia A. Mundy. Superconductivity in a quintuple-layer square-planar nickelate Nat. Mater. (2021).
  3. Heron, J.T., Chiang, T. Magnetoelectrics and multiferroics: Materials and opportunities for energy-efficient spin-based memory and logic MRS Bulletin (2021).
  4. Shihao Zhuang, Peter B. MeisenheimerJohn Heron, and Jia-Mian Hu A Narrowband Spintronic Terahertz Emitter Based on Magnetoelastic Heterostructures ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021.
  5. Morgan Trassin & John T. Heron. Switching with ions Nat. Nanotechnol. (2021).
  6. Minhyung AhnYongmo ParkSeung Hwan LeeSieun ChaeJihang LeeJohn T. HeronEmmanouil KioupakisWei D. LuJamie D. Phillips. Memristors Based on (Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta, Mo, W) High-Entropy Oxides Adv. Electron. Mater.20217, 2001258.
  7. Sieun Chae, Kelsey Mengle, Kyle Bushick, Jihang Lee, Nocona Sanders, Zihao Deng, Zetian Mi, Pierre F. P. Poudeu, Hanjong Paik, John T. Heron, and Emmanouil Kioupakis. Toward the predictive discovery of ambipolarly dopable ultra-wide-band-gap semiconductors: The case of rutile GeO2 Applied Physics Letters118, 260501 (2021).
  8. Ping WangDing Wang, Nguyen M. Vu, Tony Chiang, John T. Heron, and Zetian Mi. Fully epitaxial ferroelectric ScAlN grown by molecular beam epitaxy Applied Physics Letters 118, 223504 (2021).
  9. P. B. Meisenheimer, R. A. Steinhardt, S. H. Sung, L. D. Williams, S. Zhuang, M. E. Nowakowski, S. Novakov, M. M. Torunbalci, B. Prasad, C. J. Zollner, Z. Wang, N. M. Dawley, J. Schubert , A. H. Hunter, S. Manipatruni, D. E. Nikonov , I. A. Young, L. Q. Chen, J. Bokor, S. A. Bhave, R. Ramesh, J.-M. Hu, E. Kioupakis, R. Hovden , D. G. Schlom & J. T. Heron. Engineering new limits to magnetostriction through metastability in iron-gallium alloys Nat Commun 12, 2757 (2021).
  10. Steve Novakov, Bhakti Jariwala, Nguyen M. Vu, Azimkhan Kozhakhmetov, Joshua A. Robinson, and John T. Heron Interface Transparency and Rashba Spin Torque Enhancement in WSe2 Heterostructures ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. (2021) 
  11. E. Gradauskaite,P. B. Meisenheimer, M. Muller, J. T. Heron, and M. Trassin. Multiferroic heterostructures for spintronics Phys. Sci. Rev. (2020)
  12. R. Held, T. Mairoser, A. Melville, J. A. Mundy, M. E. Holtz, D. Hodash, Z. Wang, J. T. Heron, S. T. Dacek, B. Holländer, D. A. Muller, and D. G. Schlom Exploring the intrinsic limit of the charge-carrier-induced increase of the Curie temperature of Lu- and La-doped EuO thin films Phys. Rev. Materials 4, 100412 (2020)
  13. G. N. Kotsonis, P. B. Meisenheimer, L. Miao, J. Roth, B. Wang, P. Shafer, R. Engel-Herbert, N. Alem, J. T. Heron, C. M. Rost, and J.P. MariaProperty and cation valence engineering in entropy-stabilized oxide thin films  Phys. Rev. Materials 4, 100401 (2020)
  14. S. Chae, K. Mengle, R. Lu, A. Olvera, N. Sanders, J. Lee, P.F.P. Poudeu, J.T. Heron, E. Kioupakis. Thermal conductivity of rutile germanium dioxide App. Phys. Lett. 117, 102106 (2020).
  15. N. M. Vu, X. Luo, S. Novakov, W. Jin, J. Nordlander, P. B. Meisenheimer, M. Trassin, L. Zhao, and J. T. Heron. Bulk-like dielectric and magnetic properties of sub 100 nm thick single crystal Cr2O3 films on an epitaxial oxide electrode Scientific Reports. 10, 14721 (2020).
  16. S. Chae, H. Paik, N.M Vu, E. Kioupakis, and J. T. Heron. Epitaxial stabilization of rutile germanium oxide thin film by molecular beam epitaxy App. Phys. Lett. 117, 072105 (2020)
  17. P. B. Meisenheimer, and J. T. Heron. Oxides and the high entropy regime: A new mix for engineering physical properties MRS Advances 1-18. doi:10.1557/adv.2020.295 (2020)
  18. N. Vu, P. B. Meisenheimer, and J. T. Heron. Tunable magnetoelastic anisotropy in epitaxial (111) Tm3Fe5O12 thin films J. App. Phys. 127, 153905 (2020)
  19. K. Bushick, S. Chae, Z. Deng, J. T. Heron, and E. Kioupakis. Boron arsenide heterostructures: lattice-matched heterointerfaces and strain effects on band alignments and mobility Nature Comp. Mater. 6, 3 (2020)
  20. I. Gray, G. M. Stiehl, J. T. Heron, A. B. Mei, D. G. Schlom, R. Ramesh, D. C. Ralph, and G. D. Fuchs. Imaging uncompensated moments and exchange-biased emergent ferromagnetism in FeRh thin films Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 124407 (2019)
  21. P. B. Meisenheimer, L. D. Williams, S. H. Sung, J. Gim, P. Shafer, G. Kotsonis, J.-P. Maria, M. Trassin, R. Hovden, E. KioupakisJ. T. Heron. Magnetic frustration control through tunable stereochemically driven disorder in entropy-stabilized oxides Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 104420 (2019)
  22. I. Gray, T. Moriyama, N. Sivadas, G. M. Stiehl, J. T. Heron, R. Need, B. J. Kirby, D. H. Low, K. C. Nowack, D. G. Schlom, D. C. Ralph, T. Ono, and G. D. Fuchs. Spin Seebeck Imaging of Spin-Torque Switching in Antiferromagnetic Pt/NiO Heterostructures Phys. Rev. X 9, 041016 (2019)
  23. S. ChaeJ. LeeK. A. MengleJ. T. HeronE. Kioupakis Rutile GeO2: An ultrawide-band-gap semiconductor with ambipolar doping Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 102104 (2019)
  24. G. Singh-Bhalla, P. B. Rossen, G. K. Pálsson, M. Mecklenburg, T. Orvis, S. Das, Y.-L. Tang, J. S. Suresha, D. Yi, A. Dasgupta, D. Doenning, V. G. Ruiz, A. K. Yadav, M. Trassin, J. T. Heron, C. S. Fadley, R. Pentcheva, J. Ravichandran, and R. Ramesh. Unexpected termination switching and polarity compensation in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 112001(R) (2018)
  25. S. Chae, K. Mengle, J. T. Heron & E. Kioupakis Point defects and dopants of boron arsenide from first-principles calculations: Donor compensation and doping asymmetry Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 212101 (2018)
  26. J. T. Heron & J. A. Mundy Electric and magnetic domains inverted by a magnetic field Nature 560, 435-436 (2018)
  27. P. B. Meisenheimer, S. Novakov, N. M. Vu, & J. T. Heron Perspective: Magnetoelectric Switching in Thin Film Multiferroic Heterostructures J. App. Phys  123, 240901 (2018).
  28. S. Sivakumar, E. Zwier, P. B. Meisenheimer, & J. T. Heron Bulk and Thin Film Synthesis of Compositionally Variant Entropy-stabilized Oxides J. Vis. Exp. (135), e57746, (2018).
  29. E. M. Chen, L. Williams, A. Olvera, C. Zhang, M. Zhang, G. Shi, J. T. Heron, L. Qi, L. J. Guo, E. Kioupakis, and P. F. P. Poudeu Sustainable p-type copper selenide solar material with ultra-large absorption coefficient Chem. Sci. 65, 5(2018).
  30. R. Iraei, N. Kani, S. Dutta, D. E. Nikonov, S. Manipatruni, I. A. Young, J. T. Heron, and A. Naeemi Clocked Magnetostriction-Assisted Spintronic Device Design and Simulation IEEE Trans. Electronic Devices 65, 5(2018).
  31. J. D. Clarkson, I. Fina, Z. Q. Liu, Y. Lee, J. Kim, C. Frontera, K. Cordero, S. Wisotzki, F. Sanchez, J. Sort, S. L. Hsu, C. Ko, L. Aballe, M. Foerster, J. Wu, H. M. Christen, J. T. Heron, D. G. Schlom, S. Salahuddin, N. Kioussis, J. Fontcuberta, X. Marti & R. Ramesh Hidden Magnetic States Emergent Under Electric Field, In A Room Temperature Composite Magnetoelectric Multiferroic Sci. Rep. 7, 15460(2017).
  32. P. B. Meisenheimer, T. J. Kratofil, J. T. Heron Giant Enhancement of Exchange Coupling in Entropy-Stabilized Oxide Heterostructures Sci. Rep. 7, 13344 (2017).
  33. N. Kani, J. T. Heron, A. Naeemi Strain-Mediated Magnetization Reversal Through Spin-Transfer Torque IEEE Trans. Mag. 53, 11 (2017).
  34. N. Reynolds, P. Jadaun, J. T. Heron, Colin L. Jermain, Jonathan Gibbons, R. Collette, R. A. Buhrman, D. G. Schlom and D. C. Ralph Spin-Hall Torques Generated by Rare-Earth (Lanthanide) Thin Films Phys. Rev. B. 95, 064412 (2017).
  35. Lee, Y, Liu, ZQ, Heron, JT, Clarkson, JD, Hong, J, Ko, C, Biegalski, MD, Aschauer, U, Hsu, SL, Nowakowski, ME, Wu, J, Christen, HM, Salahuddin, S, Bokor, JB, Spaldin, NA, Schlom, DG, and Ramesh, R (2015). Large resistivity modulation in mixed-phase metallic systems,  NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6:5959.

  36. Heron, JT, Bosse, JL, He, Q, Gao, Y, Trassin, M, Ye, L, Clarkson, JD, Wang, C, Liu, J, Salahuddin, S, Ralph, DC, Schlom, DG, Iniguez, J, Huey, BD, and Ramesh, R (2014). Deterministic switching of ferromagnetism at room temperature using an electric field,  NATURE, 516(7531):370.

  37. Heron, JT, Schlom, DG, and Ramesh, R (2014). Electric field control of magnetism using BiFeO3-based heterostructures,  APPLIED PHYSICS REVIEWS, 1(2):021303.

  38. Moyer, JA, Misra, R, Mundy, JA, Brooks, CM, Heron, JT, Muller, DA, Schlom, DG, and Schiffer, P (2014). Intrinsic magnetic properties of hexagonal LuFeO3 and the effects of nonstoichiometry,  APL MATERIALS, 2(1):012106.

  39. Serrao, CR, Liu, J, Heron, JT, Singh-Bhalla, G, Yadav, A, Suresha, SJ, Paull, RJ, Yi, D, Chu, J, Trassin, M, Vishwanath, A, Arenholz, E, Frontera, C, Zelezny, J, Jungwirth, T, Marti, X, and Ramesh, R (2013). Epitaxy-distorted spin-orbit Mott insulator in Sr2IrO4 thin films,  PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 87(8):085121.

  40. Trassin, M, Clarkson, JD, Bowden, SR, Liu, J, Heron, JT, Paull, RJ, Arenholz, E, Pierce, DT, and Unguris, J (2013).Interfacial coupling in multiferroic/ferromagnet heterostructures,  PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 87(13):134426.

  41. Kam, KC, Mehta, A, Heron, JT, and Doeff, MM (2012). Electrochemical and Physical Properties of Ti-Substituted Layered Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) Cathode Materials,  JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY, 159(8):A1383-A1392.

  42. He, Q, Chu, Y, Heron, JT, Yang, SY, Liang, WI, Kuo, CY, Lin, HJ, Yu, P, Liang, CW, Zeches, RJ, Kuo, WC, Juang, JY, Chen, CT, Arenholz, E, Scholl, A, and Ramesh, R (2011). Electrically controllable spontaneous magnetism in nanoscale mixed phase multiferroics,  NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 2:225.

  43. Heron, JT, Trassin, M, Ashraf, K, Gajek, M, He, Q, Yang, SY, Nikonov, DE, Chu, Y, Salahuddin, S, and Ramesh, R (2011). Electric-Field-Induced Magnetization Reversal in a Ferromagnet-Multiferroic HeterostructurePHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 107(21):217202.

  44. Zhang, JX, He, Q, Trassin, M, Luo, W, Yi, D, Rossell, MD, Yu, P, You, L, Wang, CH, Kuo, CY, Heron, JT, Hu, Z, Zeches, RJ, Lin, HJ, Tanaka, A, Chen, CT, Tjeng, LH, Chu, Y, and Ramesh, R (2011). Microscopic Origin of the Giant Ferroelectric Polarization in Tetragonal-like BiFeO3,  PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 107(14):147602.

  45. Mack, S, Myers, RC, Heron, JT, Gossard, AC, and Awschaloma, DD (2008). Stoichiometric growth of high Curie temperature heavily alloyed GaMnAs,  APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 92(19):192502.