Texas Tech University

Halyna Hodovanets, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Email: halyna.hodovanets@ttu.edu

Phone: +1 (806) 834-5857


Texas Tech University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Box 14051, Lubbock, TX 79409-1051


Science Building 114


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Research Interests

My research focuses on the synthesis and discovery, characterization, and optimization of novel quantum materials (e.g. Weyl semimetals, superconductors, antiferro- and ferromagnets, magnetocaloric and thermoelectric materials) in a single crystalline form. My interest is in the exotic electronic and quantum states of matter that are realized in quantum materials and can be tuned with chemical substitution, magnetic field, or application of pressure.


Ph.D., Iowa State University 2014
M.Sc., Minnesota State University, Mankato 2008
B.Sc., Drohobych State Pedagogical University, Ukraine 2002


[1] A. Weiland, L. J. Eddy, G. T. McCandless, H. Hodovanets, J. Paglione, and J. Y. Chan, Refine Intervention: Characterizing Disordered Yb0.5Co3Ge3, Cryst. Growth Des.(2020)

[2] C. Eckberg, D. Campbell, J. Collini, T. Metz, H. Hodovanets, P. Zavalij, S. Lee, P. Abbamonte, M. H. Christensen, R.l Fernandes, J. Lynn, and J. Paglione, Sixfold enhancement of superconductivity in a tunable electronic nematic system, Nat. Phys. 16, 346–350 (2020)

[3] J. B. Felder, A. Weiland, H. Hodovanets, G. T. McCandless, T. G. Estrada, T. J. Martin, A. V. Walker, J. Paglione, and J. Y. Chan, Law and disorder: special stacking units – building the intergrowth Ce6Co5Ge16, Inorg. Chem., 58,9, 6037 (2019)

[4] H. Hodovanets, C. J. Eckberg, P. Y. Zavalij, H. Kim, W. - C. Lin, M. Zic, D. J. Campbell, J. S. Higgins, and J. Paglione, Single crystal investigation of proposed type-II Weyl semimetal CeAlGe, Phys. Rev. B98, 245132 (2018)

[5] C. Eckberg, L. Wang, H. Hodovanets, H. Kim, D. Campbell, P. Zavalij, P. M. Piccoli, and J. Paglione, Evolution of Structure and Superconductivity in Ba(Ni1−xCox)2As2, Phys. Rev. B97, 224505 (2018)

[6] X. Zhou, B. Wilfong, S.-C. Liou, H. Hodovanets, C. Brown, and E. Rodriguez, Proton and ammonia intercalation into layered iron chalcogenides, Chem. Commun. 54, 6895 (2018)

[7] D. J. Campbell, L. Wang, C. Eckberg, D. Graf, H. Hodovanets, and J. Paglione, CoAs: The line of 3d demarcation, Phys. Rev. B97, 174410 (2018)

[8] B. G. Ueland, N. H. Jo, A. Sapkota, W. Tian, M. Masters, H. Hodovanets, S. S. Downing, C. Schmidt, R. J. McQueeney, S. L. Bud'ko, A. Kreyssig, P. C. Canfield, and A. I. Goldman, Reduction of the ordered-magnetic moment and its relationship to Kondo coherence in Ce1xLaxCu2Ge2, Phys. Rev. B97, 165121 (2018)

[9] H. Kim, K. Wang, Y. Nakajima, R. Hu, S. Ziemak, P. Syers, L. Wang, H. Hodovanets, J. D. Denlinger, P. M. R. Brydon, D. F. Agterberg, M. A. Tanatar, R. Prozorov, and J. Paglione, Beyond triplet: Unconventional superconductivity in a spin-3/2 topological semimetal, Science Advances, 4, eaao4513 (2018)

[10] D. J. Campbell, C. Eckberg, K. Wang, H. Hodovanets, D. Graf, D. Parker, and J. Paglione, Quantum oscillations in the anomalous spin density wave state of FeAs, Phys. Rev. B96, 075120 (2017)

[11] S. F. Blake,  H. Hodovanets,  A. McCollam, S. L. Bud'ko,  P. C. Canfield, and A. I. Coldea, de Haas-van Alphen study of role of 4f electrons in antiferromagnetic CeZn11 as compared to its nonmagnetic analog LaZn11, Phys. Rev. B 94, 235103 (2016)

[12] H. Hodovanets, S.  L. Bud'ko, W.  E. Straszheim, V. Taufour, E.  D. Mun, H. Kim, R. Flint, and P.  C. Canfield, Remarkably robust and correlated coherence and antiferromagnetism in (Ce1-x Lax)Cu2Ge2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 236601 (2015)

[13] H. Kim, S. Ran, E. D. Mun, H. Hodovanets, M. A. Tanatar, R. Prozorov, S. L. Bud'ko, and P.C. Canfield, Crystal growth and annealing study of fragile, non-bulk superconductivity in YFe2Ge2, Philosophical Magazine95:7, 804 (2015)

[14] W. T. Jayasekara, W. Tian, H. Hodovanets, P. C. Canfield, S. L. Bud'ko, A. Kreyssig, and A. I. Goldman, Complex magnetic ordering in CeGe1.76 studied by neutron diffraction, Phys. Rev. B90, 134423 (2014)

[15] H. Hodovanets, Y. Liu,  A. Jesche, S. Ran, E. D. Mun, T. A. Lograsso, S. L. Bud'ko, and P. C. Canfield, Fermi surface reconstruction in (Ba1-xKx)Fe2As2 (0.44 £x£1) probed by thermoelectric power measurements, Phys. Rev. B89, 224517 (2014)

[16] S. L. Bud'ko, H. Hodovanets, A. Panchula, R. Prozorov, and P. C. Canfield, Physical properties of CeGe2-x (x = 0.24) single crystals,  J.  Phys. Cond. Matter26,146005 (2014)

[17] V. Taufour, H. Hodovanets, S. K. Kim, S. L. Bud'ko, and P. C. Canfield, Electrical resistivity study of CeZn11: Magnetic field and pressure phase diagram up to 5GPa, Phys. Rev. B  88, 195114 (2013)

[18] H. Hodovanets, S. L. Bud'ko, X. Lin, V. Taufour, M. G. Kim, D. K. Pratt, A. Kreyssig and P. C. Canfield, Anisotropic transport and magnetic properties and magnetic-field tuned states of CeZn11  single crystals, Phys. Rev. B  88, 054410 (2013)

[19] S. Arsenijevic, H. Hodovanets,  R. Gaal, L. Forro,  S. L. Bud'ko, and P. C. Canfield, Signatures of quantum criticality in the thermopower of Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2, Phys. Rev. B 87, 224508 (2013)

[20] H. Hodovanets, S. Ran, P. C. Canfield and S. L. Bud'ko, Boron isotope effect in single crystals of ErNi2B2C superconductor, Philosophical Magazine93:14, 1748-1754 (2013)

[21] H. Hodovanets, A.Thaler, E. Mun, N. Ni, S. L. Bud'ko and P. C. Canfield, Thermoelectric power of Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2  (0  ≤   x  ≤  0.05) and Ba(Fe1-xRhx)2As2 (0  ≤  x  ≤   0.171), Philosophical Magazine93:6, 661-672 (2013)

[22] R. Hu, E. D. Mun, D. H. Ryan, K. Cho, H. Kim, H. Hodovanets, W. E. Straszheim, M. A. Tanatar, R. Prozorov, W. N. Rowan-Weetaluktuk, J. M. Cadogan, M. M. Altarawneh, C. H. Mielke, V. S. Zapf, S. L. Bud'ko and P.C. Canfield, Synthesis and Physical Properties of the New Potassium Iron Selenide Superconductor K0.80Fe1.76Se2,in Iron-based Superconductors: Materials, Properties and Mechanisms, edited by N. L. Wang, H. Hosono, P. Dai (Pan Stanford, 2012), p. 53

[23] A. Thaller, H. Hodovanets, M.S. Torikachvili, S. Ran, A. Kracher, W. Straszheim, J. Q. Yan, E. Mun, and P. C. Canfield, Physical and magnetic properties of Ba(Fe1-xMnx)2As2 single crystals, Phys. Rev. B84, 144528 (2011)

[24] C. Liu, A. D. Palczewski, R. S. Dhaka, Takeshi Kondo, R. M. Fernandes, E. D. Mun, H. Hodovanets, A. N. Thaler, J. Schmalian, S. L. Bud'ko, P. C. Canfield, and A. Kaminski, Importance of the Fermi-surface topology to the superconducting state of the electron-doped pnictide Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2, Phys. Rev. B84, 020509(R)  (2011) – Rapid Communications

[25] R. Hu, K. Cho, H. Kim, H. Hodovanets, W. E. Straszheim, M. A. Tanatar, R.  Prozorov, S. L. Bud'ko, and P. C. Canfield, Anisotropic magnetism, resistivity, London penetration depth and magneto-optical imaging of superconducting K0.80Fe1.76Se2 single crystals, Supercond. Sci. Technol.24, 065006 (20011)

[26] H. Hodovanets, E. D. Mun, A. Thaler, S. L. Bud'ko, and P. C. Canfield, Thermoelectric power of Ba(Fe1-xRux)2As2 and Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2: Possible changes of Fermi surface with and without changes in electron count, Phys. Rev. B83, 094508 (2011)

[27] S. L. Bud'ko, V. G. Kogan, H. Hodovanets, S. Ran, S. A. Moser, M. J. Lampe, and P. C. Canfield, Evolution of ground state and upper critical field in R1−xGdxNi2B2C (R=Lu,Y): Coexistence of superconductivity and spin-glass state, Phys. Rev. B82,174513 (2010)

Department of Physics and Astronomy