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Yoko Suzuki

Yoko Suzuki
Los Alamos National Laboratory


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Yoko Suzuki, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in physics from the City University of New York in 2007, having completed her B.S. in physics from Ochanomizu University, (Bunkyō, Japan) in 1995. Dr. Suzuki specializes in low temperature and high magnetic field experiments; she discovered magnetic deflagration in single molecule magnets  as part other graduate studies. As a Seaborg Fellow, Dr. Suzuki worked on the phase transitions in plutonium using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where she is a research scientist at The New Mexico Consortium. Dr. Suzuki’s current research focuses on the role of spin-phonon coupling during quantum tunneling of magnetization, stochastic spontaneous nucleation of magnetic avalanches, decoherent processes in a Landau-Zener two level crossing and the possibility of spin manipulation using ultrasound in single-molecule magnets. She also is interested in software and hardware developments for RUS.