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Danielle Reifsnyder Hickey

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering
Danielle Hickey

Mailing Address:

104 Chemistry Building 

University Park, PA 16802

Danielle Reifsnyder Hickey



Duke University: B.S. in Chemistry and B.A. in Russian Language and Culture

University of Pennsylvania: Ph.D. in Chemistry

University of Minnesota: Postdoc in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science


Selected Publications:

  1. Reifsnyder Hickey, D.; Nayir, N.; Chubarov, M.; Bachu, S.; Miao, L.; Choudhury, T.H.; Wang, Y.; Qian, C.; Crespi, V.H.; Redwing, J.M.; van Duin, A.C.T.; Alem, N. Illuminating invisible grain boundaries in coalesced single-orientation WS2 monolayer films. Nano Lett., 21, 15, 6487-6495 (2021).
  2. Reifsnyder Hickey, D.; Yilmaz, D.E.; Chubarov, M.; Bachu, S.; Choudhury, T.H.; Miao, L.; Qian, C.; Redwing, J.M.; van Duin, A.C.T.; Alem, N. Formation of metal vacancy arrays in coalesced WS2 monolayer films. 2D Mater. 8, 011003 (2021).
  3. Reifsnyder Hickey, D.; Mkhoyan, K.A. Atomic-resolution analytical scanning transmission electron microscopy of topological insulators with a layered tetradymite structure. APL Mater., 8, 070902 (2020).
  4. Reifsnyder Hickey, D.; Wu, R.J.; Lee, J.S.; Azadani, J.G.; Grassi, R.; DC, M.; Wang, J.-P.; Low, T.; Samarth, N.; Mkhoyan, K.A. Large-scale interlayer rotations and Te grain boundaries in (Bi,Sb)2Te3 thin films. Phys. Rev. Mater., 4, 011201(R) (2020).
  5. Reifsnyder Hickey, D.; Azadani, J.G.; Richardella, A.R.; Kally, J.C.; Lee, J.S.; Chang, H.; Liu, T.; Wu, M.; Samarth, N.; Low, T.; Mkhoyan, K.A. Structure and basal twinning of topological insulator Bi2Se3 grown by MBE onto crystalline Y3Fe5O12. Phys. Rev. Mater., 3, 061201(R) (2019).
  6. DC, M.; Grassi, R.; Chen, J.-Y.; Jamali, M.; Reifsnyder Hickey, D.; Zhang, D.; Zhao, Z.; Li, H.; Quarterman, P.; Lv, Y.; Li, M.; Manchon, A.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Low, T.; Wang, J.-P. Room-temperature giant spin–orbit torque due to quantum confinement in sputtered BixSe(1-x) films. Nat. Mater., 17, 800 (2018).
  7. Newhouse-Illige, T.; Liu, Y.; Xu, M.; Reifsnyder Hickey, D.; Kundu, A.; Almasi, H.; Bi, C.; Wang, X.; Freeland, J.W.; Keavney, D.J.; Sun, C.J.; Xu, Y.H.; Rosales, M.; Cheng, X.M.; Zhang, S.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Wang, W.G. Voltage controlled interlayer coupling in perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions. Nat. Commun., 8, 15232 (2017).
  8. Park, J.-e.*; Reifsnyder Hickey, D.*; Jun, S.; Kang, S.; Hu, X.; Chen, X.-J.; Park, S.-J. Surfactant-assisted emulsion self-assembly of nanoparticles into hollow vesicle-like structures and two-dimensional plates. Adv. Funct. Mater., 26, 7791-7798 (2016).
  9. Wang, H.; Kally, J.C.; Lee, J.S.; Liu, T.; Chang, H.; Reifsnyder Hickey, D.; Mkhoyan, K.A.; Wu, M.; Richardella, A.; Samarth, N. Surface-state-dominated spin-charge current conversion in topological-insulator–ferromagnetic-insulator heterostructures. Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 076601 (2016).
  10. Ye, X.; Reifsnyder Hickey, D.; Fei, J.; Diroll, B.T.; Paik, T.; Chen, J.; Murray, C.B. Seeded growth of metal-doped plasmonic oxide heterodimer nanocrystals and their chemical transformation. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136, 5106-5115 (2014).
  11. Reifsnyder, D.C.; Ye, X.; Gordon, T.R.; Song, C.; Murray, C.B. Three-dimensional self-assembly of chalcopyrite copper indium diselenide nanocrystals into oriented films. ACS Nano, 7, 4307-4315 (2013).