Frank Hunte

Assistant Professor

  • 919-515-0276
  • Engineering Building I (EB1) 3066

Hunte received his BS and MS degrees in physics from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He was a postdoctoral researcher and a visiting assistant scholar/scientist at the Applied Superconductivity Center within the Magnets and Materials Division of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University before joining the NC State faculty. Hunte joined the Materials Science and Engineering faculty in January 2011.

His research investigates magnetic materials and thin film heterostructures including semiconductors and superconductors, processing methods, functionality and operating environments (thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic), from basic materials physics to technological applications. He is currently focused on ferromagnetic semiconductors which retain ferromagnetism at room temperature and memristors. Hunte also studies the relationship between magnetism and superconductivity in the family of unconventional multiband superconductors known as ferropnictides where magnetic correlations appear strongly.

Education

Ph.D. 2004

Physics

University of Minnesota

M.S. 1997

Physics

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

B.S. Physics 1995

Physics

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Publications

All the catalytic active sites of MoS2 for hydrogen evolution
Li, G. Q., Zhang, D., Qiao, Q., Yu, Y. F., Peterson, D., Zafar, A., … Cao, L. Y. (2016), Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138(51), 16632–16638. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.6b05940
Structural, magnetic and magnetotransport properties of bi-epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 (110) thin films integrated on Si (001)
Punugupati, S., Kumar, R., Nori, S., Hunte, F., & Narayan, J. (2016), Acta Materialia, 106, 40–47.
Current density and quench behavior of MgB2/Ga composite wires
Ishmael, S. A., Rogers, S., Hunte, F., Naderi, G., Roach, C., Straka, W., & Schwartz, J. (2015), IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25(6).
Magnetotransport phenomena in Bi2Se3 thin film topological insulators grown by hybrid physical chemical vapor deposition
Kumar, R., Brom, J. E., Redwing, J. M., & Hunte, F. (2015), Journal of Applied Physics, 117(6).
Microstructure and transport properties of epitaxial topological insulator Bi2Se3 thin films grown on MgO (100), Cr2O3 (0001), and Al2O3 (0001) templates
Lee, Y. F., Kumar, R., Hunte, F., Narayan, J., & Schwartz, J. (2015), Journal of Applied Physics, 118(12).
Room temperature ferromagnetism in epitaxial Cr2O3 thin films grown on r-sapphire
Punugupati, S., Narayan, J., & Hunte, F. (2015), Journal of Applied Physics, 117(19).
Ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties in BaTiO3 thin films on Si (100)
Singamaneni, S. R., Punugupati, S., Prater, J. T., Hunte, F., & Narayan, J. (2014), Journal of Applied Physics, 116(9).
Molecular doping control at a topological insulator surface: F-4-TCNQ on Bi2Se3
Wang, J., Hewitt, A. S., Kumar, R., Boltersdorf, J., Guan, T., Hunte, F., … Dougherty, D. B. (2014), Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, 118(27), 14860–14865. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp412690h
Strain induced ferromagnetism in epitaxial Cr2O3 thin films integrated on Si(001)
Punugupati, S., Narayan, J., & Hunte, F. (2014), Applied Physics Letters, 105(13).
Structural and resistance switching properties of epitaxial Pt/ZnO/TiN/Si(001) heterostructures
Punugupati, S., Temizer, N. K., Narayan, J., & Hunte, F. (2014), Journal of Applied Physics, 115(23).
Effects of high magnetic field on the quench behavior of Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox coils at 4.2 K
Ye, L. Y., Hunte, F., & Schwartz, J. (2013), Superconductor Science & Technology, 26(5).
Enhanced quench propagation in Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox and YBa2Cu3O7-x coils via a nanoscale doped-titania-based thermally conducting electrical insulator
Ishmael, S., Luo, H. J., White, M., Hunte, F., Liu, X. T., Mandzy, N., … Schwartz, J. (2013), IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23(5).
Epitaxial integration of dilute magnetic semiconductor Sr3SnO with Si (001)
Lee, Y. F., Wu, F., Kumar, R., Hunte, F., Schwartz, J., & Narayan, J. (2013), Applied Physics Letters, 103(11).
High strength oxide dispersion strengthened silver aluminum alloys optimized for Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x round wire
Kajbafvala, A., Nachtrab, W., Kumar, R., Hunte, F., Wong, T., & Schwartz, J. (2013), Superconductor Science & Technology, 26(12).
On the causes of degradation in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x round wires and coils by quenching at 4.2 K
Ye, L. Y., Cruciani, D., Effio, T., Hunte, F., & Schwartz, J. (2013), IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23(5).
Dispersion-strengthened silver alumina for sheathing Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x multifilamentary wire
Kajbafvala, A., Nachtrab, W., Lu, X. F., Hunte, F., Liu, X. T., Cheggour, N., … Schwartz, J. (2012), IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 22(1).
On the role of pre-existing defects and magnetic flux avalanches in the degradation of YBa2Cu3O7-x coated conductors by quenching
Song, H. H., Hunte, F., & Schwartz, J. (2012), Acta Materialia, 60(20), 6991–7000.

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