The primary thrust of the research in my group is to study the influence of high hydrostatic pressure on the superconducting, magnetic, and structural properties of exotic condensed matter systems. In this regard the application of pressure is used to test our understanding of interesting physical phenomena as a function of lattice parameter, to search for new phenomena in solids, as well as, in combination with high temperatures, to synthesize new materials unavailable under ambient pressure conditions. My group is currently focussing its research on the properties of the recently discovered (January 2001) high-temperature superconductor MgB2, oxygen ordering effects in the high-Tc oxide superconductors, and superconductivity/magnetism in low-dimensional organic solids.
For a more detailed description of current research and PDF files of recent publications please visit Prof. Schilling's group website.
James Schilling's Publication List Since 1990
||Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
||B.S., University of Notre Dame
Professor Schilling received his undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Notre Dame in 1963 and his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1969. The topic of the Ph.D. research under the supervision of Maurice B. Webb was "Low-Energy Electron Diffraction on Liquid Mercury". As a postdoctoral associate from 1969-72 at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, he began his research in high-pressure physics in Edgar Lüscher's group working in the laboratory of Wilfried Holzapfel. He then continued his research on a permanent position in the institute of Siegfried Methfessel at the University of Bochum, Germany, where he received the Habilitation degree and was awarded an extraordinary professorship. In 1986 Prof. Schilling joined the faculty at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich before coming to Washington University in 1990.
Professor Schilling is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and was Chairman of the Gordon Conference on "Research at High Pressures" in 1998. He is a member of the American Physical Society, the German Physical Society, and the European Physical Society. He is coeditor of the book "Physics of Solids under High Pressure".