MACS Instrument Publications

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Please also include a reference to the following paper describing the MACS

"MACS-a new high intensity cold neutron spectrometer at NIST" by J. A. Rodriguez, D. M. Adler, P. C. Brand, C. Broholm, J. C. Cook, C. Brocker, R. Hammond, Z. Huang, P. Hundertmark, J. W. Lynn, N. C. Maliszewskyj, J. Moyer, J. Orndorff, D. Pierce, T. D. Pike, G. Scharfstein, S. A. Smee and R. Vilaseca, Meas. Sci. Technol. 19 034023 (2008)

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We acknowledge the support of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce, in providing the neutron research facilities used in this work.

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MACS Publications statistics

2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012



  1. Continuum of quantum fluctuations in a three-dimensional S = 1 Heisenberg magnet Plumb, K.W., Changlani, H.J., Scheie, A., Zhang, S., Krizan, J.W., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Qiu, Y., Winn, B., Cava, R.J., and Broholm, C.L., Nature phys 1 (2018)
  2. Anharmonic Magnon Excitations in Noncollinear and Charge-Ordered RbFe 2 + Fe 3 + F 6 Songvilay, M., Rodriguez, E.E., Lindsay, R., Green, M.A., Walker, H.C., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., and Stock, C., Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 087201 (2018)
  3. From Ising Resonant Fluctuations to Static Uniaxial Order in Antiferromagnetic and Weakly Superconducting CeCo ( In 1 − x Hg x ) 5 ( x = 0.01 ) Stock, C., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Schmalzl, K., Demmel, F., Singh, D.K., Ronning, F., Thompson, J.D., and Bauer, E.D., Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 037003 (2018)
  4. Local quantum phase transition in YFe2Al10 Gannon, W.J., Wu, L.S., Zaliznyak, I.A., Xu, W.H., Tsvelik, A.M., Qiu, Y., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., and Aronson, M.C., PNAS 201721493 (2018)
  5. From mean-field localized magnetism to itinerant spin fluctuations in the ``nonmetallic metal'' FeCrAs Plumb, K.W., Stock, C., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Castellan, J.-P., Taylor, J.W., Lau, B., Wu, W., Julian, S.R., and Kim, Y.-J., Phys. Rev. B 97, 184431 (2018)
  6. Screened moments and extrinsic in-gap states in samarium hexaboride Fuhrman, W.T., Chamorro, J.R., Alekseev, P.A., Mignot, J.-M., Keller, T., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Qiu, Y., Nikolić, P., McQueen, T.M., and Broholm, C.L., Nat Commun 9, 1539 (2018)
  7. Anomalous quantum critical spin dynamics in ${\mathrm{YFe}}_{2}{\mathrm{Al}}_{10}$ Huang, K., Tan, C., Zhang, J., Ding, Z., MacLaughlin, D.E., Bernal, O.O., Ho, P.-C., Baines, C., Wu, L.S., Aronson, M.C., and Shu, L., Phys. Rev. B 97, 155110 (2018)
  8. Quantum Magnetic Properties in Perovskite with Anderson Localized Artificial Spin-1/2 Gunasekera, J., Dahal, A., Chen, Y., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Harriger, L.W., Thomas, S., Heitmann, T.W., Dugaev, V., Ernst, A., and Singh, D.K., Adv. Sci. 1700978 (2018)
  9. Multi- q Mesoscale Magnetism in CeAuSb 2 Marcus, G.G., Kim, D.-J., Tutmaher, J.A., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Birk, J.O., Niedermeyer, C., Lee, H., Fisk, Z., and Broholm, C.L., Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 097201 (2018)
  10. Quantum critical singularities in two-dimensional metallic XY ferromagnets Varma, C.M., Gannon, W.J., Aronson, M.C., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., and Qiu, Y., Phys. Rev. B 97, 085134 (2018)
  11. Doping-induced redistribution of magnetic spectral weight in the substituted hexaborides Ce 1 − x La x B 6 and Ce 1 − x Nd x B 6 Nikitin, S.E., Portnichenko, P.Y., Dukhnenko, A.V., Shitsevalova, N.Y., Filipov, V.B., Qiu, Y., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Ollivier, J., and Inosov, D.S., Phys. Rev. B 97, 075116 (2018)



  1. Orphan Spins in the S = 5 2 Antiferromagnet CaFe 2 O 4 Stock, C., Rodriguez, E.E., Lee, N., Demmel, F., Fouquet, P., Laver, M., Niedermayer, C., Su, Y., Nemkovski, K., Green, M.A., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Kim, J.W., Zhang, L., and Cheong, S.-W., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 257204 (2017)
  2. Nonreciprocal Magnons and Symmetry-Breaking in the Noncentrosymmetric Antiferromagnet Gitgeatpong, G., Zhao, Y., Piyawongwatthana, P., Qiu, Y., Harriger, L.W., Butch, N.P., Sato, T.J., and Matan, K., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 047201 (2017)
  3. Higgs amplitude mode in a two-dimensional quantum antiferromagnet near the quantum critical point Hong, T., Matsumoto, M., Qiu, Y., Chen, W., Gentile, T.R., Watson, S., Awwadi, F.F., Turnbull, M.M., Dissanayake, S.E., Agrawal, H., Toft-Petersen, R., Klemke, B., Coester, K., Schmidt, K.P., and Tennant, D.A., Nat Phys 13, 638–642 (2017)
  4. Gapped excitations in the high-pressure antiferromagnetic phase of URu 2 Si 2 Williams, T.J., Barath, H., Yamani, Z., Rodriguez-Riviera, J.A., Leão, J.B., Garrett, J.D., Luke, G.M., Buyers, W.J.L., and Broholm, C., Phys. Rev. B 95, 195171 (2017)
  5. Magnetic Hamiltonian and phase diagram of the quantum spin liquid Ca 10 Cr 7 O 28 Balz, C., Lake, B., Nazmul Islam, A.T.M., Singh, Y., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Guidi, T., Wheeler, E.M., Simeoni, G.G., and Ryll, H., Phys. Rev. B 95, 174414 (2017)
  6. Field induced spontaneous quasiparticle decay and renormalization of quasiparticle dispersion in a quantum antiferromagnet Hong, T., Qiu, Y., Matsumoto, M., Tennant, D.A., Coester, K., Schmidt, K.P., Awwadi, F.F., Turnbull, M.M., Agrawal, H., and Chernyshev, A.L., Nat Comms 8, 15148 (2017)
  7. Single-ion properties of the S eff = 1 2 XY antiferromagnetic pyrochlores Na A ′ Co 2 F 7 ( A ′ = Ca 2 + , Sr 2 + ) Ross, K.A., Brown, J.M., Cava, R.J., Krizan, J.W., Nagler, S.E., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., and Stone, M.B., Phys. Rev. B 95, 144414 (2017)
  8. Competing spin density wave, collinear, and helical magnetism in Fe 1 + x Te Stock, C., Rodriguez, E.E., Bourges, P., Ewings, R.A., Cao, H., Chi, S., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., and Green, M.A., Phys. Rev. B 95, 144407 (2017)
  9. Hidden order signatures in the antiferromagnetic phase of U ( Ru 1 − x Fe x ) 2 Si 2 Williams, T.J., Aczel, A.A., Stone, M.B., Wilson, M.N., and Luke, G.M., Phys. Rev. B 95, 104440 (2017)
  10. Spin excitations and the Fermi surface of superconducting FeS Man, H., Guo, J., Zhang, R., Schönemann, R., Yin, Z., Fu, M., Stone, M.B., Huang, Q., Song, Y., Wang, W., Singh, D.J., Lochner, F., Hickel, T., Eremin, I., Harriger, L., Lynn, J.W., Broholm, C., Balicas, L., Si, Q., and Dai, P., Npj Quant Mater 2, 14 (2017)
  11. Gapped excitation in dense Kondo lattice CePtZn Harriger, L., Disseler, S.M., Gunasekera, J., Rodriguez-Rivera, J., Pixley, J., Manfrinetti, P., Dhar, S.K., and Singh, D.K., Phys. Rev. B 95, 041102 (2017)



  1. Impurity effects on spin dynamics in magnetic and superconducting iron pnictides and chalcogenides: Impurity effects on spin dynamics in iron pnictides and chalcogenides Surmach, M.A., Portnichenko, P.Y., Park, J.T., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Sun, D.L., Liu, Y., Lin, C.T., and Inosov, D.S., Phys. Status Solidi B 254, 1600162 (2016)
  2. Antiferromagnetic and Orbital Ordering on a Diamond Lattice Near Quantum Criticality Plumb, K.W., Morey, J.R., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Wu, H., Podlesnyak, A.A., McQueen, T.M., and Broholm, C.L., Phys. Rev. X 6, 041055 (2016)
  3. Absence of Long-Wavelength Nematic Fluctuations in LiFeAs Merritt, A., Rodriguez-Rivera, J., Li, Y., Wang, W., Zhang, C., Dai, P., and Reznik, D., J Supercond Nov Magn 29, 3049–3051 (2016)
  4. Robust upward dispersion of the neutron spin resonance in the heavy fermion superconductor Ce1−xYbxCoIn5 Song, Y., Van Dyke, J., Lum, I.K., White, B.D., Jang, S., Yazici, D., Shu, L., Schneidewind, A., Čermák, P., Qiu, Y., Maple, M.B., Morr, D.K., and Dai, P., Nat Comms 7, 12774 (2016)
  5. Recent advancements of wide-angle polarization analysis with 3 He neutron spin filters Chen, W.C., Gentile, T.R., Ye, Q., Kirchhoff, A., Watson, S.M., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Qiu, Y., and Broholm, C., J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 746, 012016 (2016)
  6. Modulated magnetism and anomalous electronic transport in Ce 3 Cu 4 As 4 O 2 Wang, J.K., Wu, S., Qiu, Y., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Huang, Q., Broholm, C., and Morosan, E., Phys. Rev. B 94, 064430 (2016)
  7. Correlated impurities and intrinsic spin-liquid physics in the kagome material herbertsmithite Han, T.-H., Norman, M.R., Wen, J.-J., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Helton, J.S., Broholm, C., and Lee, Y.S., Phys. Rev. B 94, 060409 (2016)
  8. Do quantum spin liquids exist? Imai, T. and Lee, Y.S., Physics Today 69, 30–36 (2016)
  9. Physical realization of a quantum spin liquid based on a complex frustration mechanism Balz, C., Lake, B., Reuther, J., Luetkens, H., Schönemann, R., Herrmannsdörfer, T., Singh, Y., Nazmul Islam, A.T.M., Wheeler, E.M., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Guidi, T., Simeoni, G.G., Baines, C., and Ryll, H., Nature Phys 12, 942–949 (2016)
  10. Solitary Magnons in the S = 5 2 Antiferromagnet CaFe 2 O 4 Stock, C., Rodriguez, E.E., Lee, N., Green, M.A., Demmel, F., Ewings, R.A., Fouquet, P., Laver, M., Niedermayer, C., Su, Y., Nemkovski, K., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., and Cheong, S.-W., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 017201 (2016)
  11. Effective spin- 1 2 scalar chiral order on kagome lattices in Nd 3 Sb 3 Mg 2 O 14 Scheie, A., Sanders, M., Krizan, J., Qiu, Y., Cava, R.J., and Broholm, C., Phys. Rev. B 93, 180407 (2016)
  12. Static and dynamic X Y -like short-range order in a frustrated magnet with exchange disorder Ross, K.A., Krizan, J.W., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Cava, R.J., and Broholm, C.L., Phys. Rev. B 93, 014433 (2016)



  1. Single to Multiquasiparticle Excitations in the Itinerant Helical Magnet CeRhIn 5 Stock, C., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Schmalzl, K., Rodriguez, E.E., Stunault, A., and Petrovic, C., Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 247005 (2015)
  2. Magnetic order in α − RuCl 3 : A honeycomb-lattice quantum magnet with strong spin-orbit coupling Sears, J.A., Songvilay, M., Plumb, K.W., Clancy, J.P., Qiu, Y., Zhao, Y., Parshall, D., and Kim, Y.-J., Phys. Rev. B 91, 144420 (2015)
  3. Competition between the inter- and intra-sublattice interactions in Yb 2 V 2 O 7 Dun, Z.L., Ma, J., Cao, H.B., Qiu, Y., Copley, J.R.D., Hong, T., Matsuda, M., Cheng, J.G., Lee, M., Choi, E.S., Johnston, S., and Zhou, H.D., Phys. Rev. B 91, 064425 (2015)
  4. Low-energy phonons and superconductivity in Sn 0.8 In 0.2 Te Xu, Z., Schneeloch, J.A., Zhong, R.D., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Harriger, L.W., Birgeneau, R.J., Gu, G.D., Tranquada, J.M., and Xu, G., Phys. Rev. B 91, 054522 (2015)
  5. Disorder from order among anisotropic next-nearest-neighbor Ising spin chains in SrHo 2 O 4 Wen, J.-J., Tian, W., Garlea, V.O., Koohpayeh, S.M., McQueen, T.M., Li, H.-F., Yan, J.-Q., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Vaknin, D., and Broholm, C.L., Phys. Rev. B 91, 054424 (2015)



  1. Short-Range Correlations in the Magnetic Ground State of Na 4 Ir 3 O 8 Dally, R., Hogan, T., Amato, A., Luetkens, H., Baines, C., Rodriguez-Rivera, J., Graf, M.J., and Wilson, S.D., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 247601 (2014)
  2. Quantum critical fluctuations in the heavy fermion compound Ce(Ni 0.935 Pd 0.065 ) 2 Ge 2 Wang, C.H., Poudel, L., Taylor, A.E., Lawrence, J.M., Christianson, A.D., Chang, S., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Lynn, J.W., Podlesnyak, A.A., Ehlers, G., Baumbach, R.E., Bauer, E.D., Gofryk, K., Ronning, F., McClellan, K.J., and Thompson, J.D., J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27, 015602 (2014)
  3. Neutron-Scattering Evidence for a Periodically Modulated Superconducting Phase in the Underdoped Cuprate La 1.905 Ba 0.095 CuO 4 Xu, Z., Stock, C., Chi, S., Kolesnikov, A.I., Xu, G., Gu, G., and Tranquada, J.M., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 177002 (2014)
  4. Soft striped magnetic fluctuations competing with superconductivity in Fe 1 + x Te Stock, C., Rodriguez, E.E., Sobolev, O., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Ewings, R.A., Taylor, J.W., Christianson, A.D., and Green, M.A., Phys. Rev. B 90, 121113 (2014)
  5. Modified magnetism within the coherence volume of superconducting Fe 1 + δ Se x Te 1 − x Leiner, J., Thampy, V., Christianson, A.D., Abernathy, D.L., Stone, M.B., Lumsden, M.D., Sefat, A.S., Sales, B.C., Hu, J., Mao, Z., Bao, W., and Broholm, C., Phys. Rev. B 90, 100501 (2014)
  6. Excitations in the quantum paramagnetic phase of the quasi-one-dimensional Ising magnet CoNb 2 O 6 in a transverse field: Geometric frustration and quantum renormalization effects Cabrera, I., Thompson, J.D., Coldea, R., Prabhakaran, D., Bewley, R.I., Guidi, T., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., and Stock, C., Phys. Rev. B 90, 014418 (2014)
  7. Magnetic ordering induced by interladder coupling in the spin- 1 2 Heisenberg two-leg ladder antiferromagnet C 9 H 18 N 2 CuBr 4 Hong, T., Schmidt, K.P., Coester, K., Awwadi, F.F., Turnbull, M.M., Qiu, Y., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Zhu, M., Ke, X., Aoyama, C.P., Takano, Y., Cao, H., Tian, W., Ma, J., Custelcean, R., Zhou, H.D., and Matsuda, M., Phys. Rev. B 89, 174432 (2014)
  8. Magnetic structure of the conductive triangular-lattice antiferromagnet PdCrO 2 Takatsu, H., Nénert, G., Kadowaki, H., Yoshizawa, H., Enderle, M., Yonezawa, S., Maeno, Y., Kim, J., Tsuji, N., Takata, M., Zhao, Y., Green, M., and Broholm, C., Phys. Rev. B 89, 104408 (2014)
  9. Role of random electric fields in relaxors Phelan, D., Stock, C., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Chi, S., Leão, J., Long, X., Xie, Y., Bokov, A.A., Ye, Z.-G., Ganesh, P., and Gehring, P.M., Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111, 1754–1759 (2014)
  10. Molecular Quantum Magnetism in LiZn 2 Mo 3 O 8 Mourigal, M., Fuhrman, W.T., Sheckelton, J.P., Wartelle, A., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Abernathy, D.L., McQueen, T.M., and Broholm, C.L., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 027202 (2014)



  1. Magnetic and structural properties near the Lifshitz point in Fe 1 + x Te Rodriguez, E.E., Sokolov, D.A., Stock, C., Green, M.A., Sobolev, O., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Cao, H., and Daoud-Aladine, A., Phys. Rev. B 88, 165110 (2013)
  2. Quantum fluctuations in spin-ice-like Pr2Zr2O7 Kimura, K., Nakatsuji, S., Wen, J.-J., Broholm, C., Stone, M.B., Nishibori, E., and Sawa, H., Nat Comms 4, (2013)
  3. Magneto-Polaron Formation and Field-Induced Effects with Dilute Doping in LaCo1−y Ni y O3 Yu, J., Phelan, D., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Podlesnyak, A., and Louca, D., J Supercond Nov Magn 26, 2627–2632 (2013)
  4. Wide Angle Polarization Analysis with Neutron Spin Filters Ye, Q., Gentile, T.R., Anderson, J., Broholm, C., Chen, W.C., DeLand, Z., Erwin, R.W., Fu, C.B., Fuller, J., Kirchhoff, A., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Thampy, V., Walker, T.G., and Watson, S., Physics Procedia 42, 206–212 (2013)



  1. Fractionalized excitations in the spin-liquid state of a kagome-lattice antiferromagnet Han, T.-H., Helton, J.S., Chu, S., Nocera, D.G., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Broholm, C., and Lee, Y.S., Nature 492, 406–410 (2012)
  2. Magnetic Field Splitting of the Spin Resonance in CeCoIn 5 Stock, C., Broholm, C., Zhao, Y., Demmel, F., Kang, H.J., Rule, K.C., and Petrovic, C., Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 167207 (2012)
  3. Spin-Orbital Short-Range Order on a Honeycomb-Based Lattice Nakatsuji, S., Kuga, K., Kimura, K., Satake, R., Katayama, N., Nishibori, E., Sawa, H., Ishii, R., Hagiwara, M., Bridges, F., Ito, T.U., Higemoto, W., Karaki, Y., Halim, M., Nugroho, A.A., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Green, M.A., and Broholm, C., Science 336, 559–563 (2012)
  4. Friedel-Like Oscillations from Interstitial Iron in Superconducting Fe 1 + y Te 0.62 Se 0.38 Thampy, V., Kang, J., Rodriguez-Rivera, J.A., Bao, W., Savici, A.T., Hu, J., Liu, T.J., Qian, B., Fobes, D., Mao, Z.Q., Fu, C.B., Chen, W.C., Ye, Q., Erwin, R.W., Gentile, T.R., Tesanovic, Z., and Broholm, C., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 107002 (2012)