Charles Bessey Professor of Physics

Director Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN)
Director Nebraska Nanoscale Facility (NNF)
Scientific Director Nebraska EPSCoR RII Track-1: Emergent Quantum Materials and Technologies (EQUATE)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
N201A Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center
JH 310G
Lincoln, NE 68588-0299

Email: cbinek@unl.edu
Phone: (402) 472-5231


» January 2024: Our work is featured on the cover of the Journal of Advanced Physics Research

» August 2023: Co-director of the UNL grand challenges catalyst award “Quantum Approaches Addressing Global Threats” https://research.unl.edu/blog/11-projects-funded-through-grand-challenges-competition/

» Another paper just got published today: Ather Mahmood, Jamie L. Weaver, Syed Qamar Abbas Shah, Will Echtenkamp, Jeffrey W. Lynn, Peter A. Dowben, and Christian Binek, "Post Deposition Interfacial Néel Temperature Tuning in Magnetoelectric B:Cr2O3," Adv. Physics Res., 2300061 (2023). 

» Our paper was published in Phys. Rev. B: Syed Q. A. Shah, Ather Mahmood, Arun Parthasarathy, and Christian Binek, "Search for magnetoelectric monopole response in Cr2O3 powder,"  Phys. Rev. B 108, 054437 (2023). Editor’s Suggestion.

» Congratulations Will on successfully defending your dissertation and becoming Dr. Will Echtenkamp. All the best at the University of Minnesota! (July 27, 2021)

» Our paper just got published today, 15 March 2021, in Nature Communications (Vol.12, Article number 1674): "Voltage controlled Néel vector rotation in zero magnetic field".

» Nebraska Nanoscale Facility gets five-year renewal

» Congratulations Mike on successfully defending your dissertation and becoming Dr. Mike Street. All the best at Seagate! (Nov. 1, 2018)

» Our paper was published in Phys. Rev. Mater.. A. Mahmood, M. Street, W. Echtenkamp, C.P. Kwan, J. P.  Bird, and Ch. Binek, "Dielectric properties of thin Cr2O3 films grown on elemental and oxide metallic substrates," Phys. Rev. Mater. 2 (4),  044401 (2018). 

  • Christian with students
    In the Lab. Photo by Amanda Lager
  • Will
    Will. Photo by Amanda Lager
  • Undergraduates in the lab
    Tanar. Photo by Amanda Lager
  • Ather
    Ather. Photo by Amanda Lager
  • Mike
    Mike. Photo by Amanda Lager