Bill Buyers OC, PhD, DSc(Hon.), FRSC, FInstPhys.


Profile for W.J.L. Buyers by Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Honorary Doctor of Science 2008

Officer of Order of Canada 2011

Graduation Ceremony Honorary D.Sc.
Elphinstone Hall, University of Aberdeen November 28 2008

Bill Buyers

(613) 584-3311 (Ext. 44532)

Research Interests: Quantum magnetism, superconductivity, excitations, novel materials, multilayers

Recent Talks:

Neutron Scattering and QuantumSpins

Canadian Summer School on Neutron Scattering,  Chalk River, May 12, 2011

Fifty Years of Neutron Scattering in Canada

Opening Plenary talk: American Conference on Neutron Scattering,

Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Tutorial, June 27, 2010

Recent Papers:

Effect of the pseudogap on suppressing high energy inelastic neutron scattering

in superconducting Y Ba 2 Cu 3 O 6.5

C. Stock, R.A. Cowley, W.J.L. Buyers, C.D. Frost, J.W. Taylor, D. Peets, R. Liang,

D. Bonn and W.N. Hardy

Physical Review B 82 , 174505 (2010)


Magnetic field resonantly enhanced free spins in heavily underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x

C. Stock, W. J. L. Buyers, K. C. Rule, J.- H. Chung, R. Liang, D. Bonn, and W. N. Hardy

Phys. Rev. B 79, 184514 (2009) arXiv:0903.3172

Itinerant spin excitations near the hidden order transition in URu2Si2

JA Janik,  HD Zhou, Y-J Jo, L Balicas, GJ MacDougall, GM Luke, JD Garrett, KJ McClellan, ED Bauer, JL Sarrao, Y Qiu, JRD Copley, Z Yamani,

WJL Buyers and CR Wiebe

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 (2009) 192202 Fast Track Communication arXiv:0806.3137

Spin dynamics near the critical doping in weakly superconducting underdoped YBa2Cu3O6.35 (Tc=18  K)

C.Stock, W.J.L. Buyers, Z. Yamani, Z. Tun, R. J. Birgeneau, R. Liang , D. Bonn, and W. N. Hardy     Phys. Rev. B 77, 104513 (2008)



Evidence for decay of spin waves above the pseudogap of underdoped YBa2Cu3O6.35

C. Stock, R.A. Cowley, W.J.L. Buyers, R. Coldea, C.L. Broholm, C.D. Frost, R.J. Birgeneau, R. Liang, D. Bonn and W.N. Hardy

Physical Review B 75, 172510 (2007)

DecayPseudogapY35_StockPRB75p172510_2007  arXiv:0704.2739

C. R. Wiebe, J. A. Janik, G. J. MacDougall, G. M. Luke, J. D. Garrett, H. D. Zhou, Y.-J. Jo, L. Balicas, Y. Qiu, J. R. D. Copley, Z. Yamani and W. J. L. Buyers, Nature Physics 3,96 (2007)

Quantum phase transitions in magnetism and superconductivity: Emergent spin topology seen with neutrons, W.J.L. Buyers, C. Stock, Z. Yamani, R.J. Birgeneau, R. Liang, D. Bonn, W.N. Hardy, C. Broholm, R.A. Cowley, R. Coldea, Physica B 385386 (2006) 11  Buyers_etal_ICNS_PhysicaB385p11_2006


From incommensurate to dispersive spin fluctuations: the high-energy inelastic spectrum in superconducting YBaCu3O6.5

C. Stock, W. J. L. Buyers, R. A. Cowley, P. S. Clegg, R. Coldea, C. D. Frost, R. Liang, D. Peets, D. Bonn, W. N. Hardy, R. J. Birgeneau, Phys Rev B 71, 024522 (2005) 18 pages