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Ronald J. Tackett

Research Interests

Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles

Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia using Magnetic Nanoparticles

Targeted Drug Delivery using Magnetic Nanoparticles

Superprotonic Materials

 

Education

Ph.D. Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2008

M.S. Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2007

B.S. Engineering Physics, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 2003

 

Experience

Assistant Professor of Physics, Kettering University, Flint, MI  2014 – present

Assistant Professor of Physics, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR  2010 – 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX  2008 – 2010

Graduate Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  2004 – 2008

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  2003 – 2004

NSF-REU Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  2002 – 2003

 

Research Activities

2014 Faculty Research Fellowship, R. Tackett, R. Kumon, C. Rablau, P. Vaishnava, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2014 – present

Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Award, R. Tackett, J. Pennington, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2013 – 2014

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (NASA), R. Tackett, J. Pennington, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2012 – 2013

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium (NASA), R. Tackett, J. Counts, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2011 – 2012

Arkansas Tech University Undergraduate Research Award, R. Tackett, J. Smith, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, 2010 – 2011

 

Selected Publications

Laha, S.S., Tackett, R.J., Lawes, G. (2014). Interactions in gamma-Fe2O3 and Fe3O4 nanoparticle systems. Physica B – Condensed Matter, 448, 69-72. doi:10.1016/j.physb.2014.03.036

Botez, C.E., Tackett, R.J., Hermosillo, J.D., Zhang, J.Z., Zho, Y.S., Wang, L.P. (2012). High pressure synchrotron x-ray diffraction studies of superprotonic transitions in phosphate solid acids, Solid State Ionics, 213, 58-62, doi:10.10.16/j.ssi.2011.05.015

Barathi, K.K., Tackett, R.J., Botez, C.E., Ramana, C.V. (2011). Coexistence of spin glass behavior and long-range ordering in La- and Dy-doped Co ferrite, Journal of Applied Physics, 109(7), 07A510, doi:10.1063/1.3562201

Tackett, R., Lawes, G., Suryanarayanan, R. Apostu, M., Revcolevschi, A. (2011). The zero-field glassy ground state and field-induced ferromagnetic transition in (La0.4Pr0.6)1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7, Journal of Physics:  Condensed Matter, 23(15), 156004, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/23/15/156004

Botez, C.E., Bhuiya, A.W., Tackett, R.J. (2011). Dynamic-susceptibility studies of the interplay between the Néel and Brown magnetic relaxation mechanisms, Applied Physics A, 104(1), 144-181, doi:10.1007/s00339-010-6098-x

Botez, C.E., Carbajal, D., Adiraju, V.A.K, Tackett, R.J., Chianelli, R. (2010). Intermediate-temperature polymorphic phase transition in KH2PO4:  A synchrotron x-ray diffraction study, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 71(11), 1576-1580, doi:10.10.16/j.jpcs.2010.08.004

Tackett, R.J., Parsons, J.G., Machado, B.I., Gaytan, S.M., Murr, L.E., Botez, C.E. (2010). Evidence of low-temperature superparamagnetism in Mn3O4 nanoparticle ensembles, Nanotechnology, 21(36), 365703, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/21/36/365703

Tackett, R.J., Bhuiya, A.W., Botez, C.E. (2009). Dynamic susceptibility evidence of surface spin freezing in ultrafine NiFe2O4 nanoparticles. Nanotechnology, 20(44), 445705, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/20/445705

Botez, C.E., Martinez, H., Tackett, R.J., Chianelli, R.R., Zhang, J., Zho, Y. (2009). High-temperature crystal structure and chemical modifications in RbH2PO4, Journal of Physics:  Condensed Matter, 21(32), 325401, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/21/32/325401

Senevirathna, K. Tackett, R. Kharel, P.R., Lawes, G., Somaskandan, K., Brock, S.L. (2009). Discrete, dispersible MnAs nanocrystals from solution methods:  phase control on the nanoscale and magnetic consequences, ACS Nano, 3(5), 1129-1138, doi:10.102/nn900194f

Regmi, R., Tackett, R., Lawes, G. (2009). Supression of low-temperature magnetic states in Mn3O4 nanoparticles, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 321(15), 2296-2299, doi:10.10.16/j/jmmm.2009.01.041

Melot, B.C., Tackett, R., O’Brien, J., Hector, A.L., Lawes, G., Seshadri, R., Ramirez, A.P. (2009). Large low-temperature specific heat in pyrocholore Bi2Ti2O7, Physical Review B, 79, 224111, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.79.224111

Putatunda, S.K., Singar, A.V., Tackett, R., Lawes, G. (2009). Development of a high strength toughness ausferritic steel, Materials Science and Engineering:  A, 513-514, 329-339, doi:10.1016/j.msea.2009.02.013

Shen, Y., Cheng, Y.N., Lawes, G., Neelavalli, J. Chandran, S., Tackett, R., Ramnath, H.P., Haacke, E.M. (2008). Quantifying magnetic nanoparticles in non-steady flow by MRI, Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology, and Medicine, 21(5), 345-356, doi:10.1007/s10334-008-0140-4

Rablau, C., Vaishnava, P.P., Sudakar, C.., Tackett, R. Lawes, G., Naik, R. (2008). Magnetic-field-induced optical anisotropy in ferrofluids:  a time-dependent light-scattering investigation, Physical Review E, 78, 051502, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.78.051502

Tackett, R., Sudakar, C., Naik, R., Lawes, G, Rablau, C., Vaishnava, P.P. (2008). Magnetic and optical response of tuning the magnetocrystalline anisotropy in Fe3O4 nanoparticle ferrofluids by Co doping, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 320(21), 2755-2759, doi:10.10.16/j.jmmm.2008.06.006

Singh, S., Suryanarayanan, R., Tackett, R., Lawes, G., Sood, A.K., Berthet, P., Revcolevschi, A. (2008). Ordered spin-ice state in the geometrically frustrated metallic ferromagnet Sm2Mo2O7, Physical Review B, 77, 020406, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.77.020406

Vaishnava, P.P., Tackett, R., Dixit, A., Sudakar, C., Naik, R., Lawes, G. (2007). Magnetic relaxation and dissipative heating in ferrofluids, Journal of Applied Physics, 102(6), 063914, doi:10.1063/1.2784080

Tackett, R., Lawes, G., Melot, B.C., Grossman, M., Toberer, E.S., Seshadri, R. (2007). Magnetodielectric coupling in Mn3O4, Physical Review B, 76, 024409, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.024409

Cao, J, Rai, R.C., Brown, S., Musfeldt, J.L, Tackett, R, Lawes, G., … Revcolevschi, A. (2007). Observation of 300K high energy magnetodielectric contrast in the bilayer manganite (La0.4Pr0.6)1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7, Applied Physics Letters, 91(2), 021973, doi:10.1063/1.2757120

Putatunda, S.K., Kesani, S., Tackett, R., Lawes, G. (2006) Development of austenite free ADI (austempered ductile cast iron), Materials Science and Engineering:  A, 435-436, 112-122, doi:10.1016/j.msea.2006.07.051

Lawes, G., Tackett, R., Adhikary, B., Naik, R., Masala, O., Seshadri, R. (2006). Positive and negative magnetocapacitance in magnetic nanoparticle systems, Applied Physics Letters, 88(24), 242903, doi:10.1063/1.2213194

Tsoi, G.M., Senaratne, U., Tackett, R.J., Buc, E.C., Naik, R., Vaishnava, P.P., … Wenger, L.E. (2005). Memory effects and magnetic interactions in a gamma-Fe2O3 nanoparticle system, Journal of Applied Physics, 97(10), 10J507, doi:10.1063/1.1853898

Tsoi, G.M., Senaratne, U., Tackett, R.J., Buc, E.C., Naik, R., … Naik, V. (2005). Memory effects in a superparamagnetic gamma-Fe2O3 system, Physical Review B, 72, 014445, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.72.014445

 

Contact Information

Email: rtackett@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7499

Office: 2-323K AB