Parks Faculty

David Wisbey, Ph.D.,<br/>Assistant Professor

David Wisbey, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.S., Physics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

B.A., Physics
Union College, Lincoln, NE

Dr. Wisbey recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO before becoming an Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University. Currently, Dr. Wisbey is in the process of completing his lab which will include an adiabatic demagnetization refrigerator (ADR) and sputter deposition system. This will allow Dr. Wisbey to explore new dielectric materials and metals for use in superconducting circuits. 

Research Interests

Dr. Wisbey’s research interests include quantum computing, microwave resonators and amplifiers, and solid state neutron detectors.

Below is a list of David Wisbey’s selected publications. For more information on each publication, please visit the Parks College Publication Database.

Printed Archival Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • Vissers, M.R., Gao, J.S., Sandberg, M., Duff, S.M., Wisbey, D.S., Irwin, K.D., Pappas, D.P.  “Proximity-coupled Ti/TiN multilayers for use in kinetic inductance detectors”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 232603 (2013). DOI: 10.1063/1.4804286
  • Gao, J., Vissers, M.R., Sandberg, M.O., da Silva, M.C.S., Nam, S.W., Pappas, D.P., Wisbey, D.S., Langman, E.C., Meeker, S.R., Mazin, B.A., Leduc, H.G., Zmuidzinas, J., Irwin, K.D. “A titanium-nitride near-infrared kinetic inductance photon-counting detector and its anomalous electrodynamics”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 142602 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4756916
  • Sandberg, M., Vissers, M.R., Kline, J.S., Weides, M., Gao, J.S., Wisbey, D.S., Pappas, D.P. “Etch induced microwave losses in titanium nitride superconducting resonators”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 26, 262605 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4729623
  • Vissers, M.R., Kline, J.S. Gao, J.S., Wisbey, D.S., Pappas, D.P. “Reduced microwave loss in trenched superconducting coplanar waveguides”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 082602 (2012). doi: 10.1063/1.3683552
  • Kline, J.S., Vissers, M.R., da Silva, M.S.C., Wisbey, D.S., Weides, M., Weir, T.J., Turek, B., Braje, D.A., Oliver, W.D., Shalibo, Y., Katz, N., Johnson, B.R., Ohki, T.A., Pappas, D.P., “Sub-micrometer epitaxial Josephson junctions for quantum circuits”, Superconduc. Sci. Tech. 25, 025005 (2012). doi: 10.1088/0953-2048/25/2/025005
  • Weides, M.P., Kline,J.S., Vissers, M.R., Sandberg, M.O., Wisbey, D.S., Johnson, B.R., Ohki, T.A., Pappas, D.P. “Coherence in transmon qubit with epitaxial tunnel junctions”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 262502 (2011). doi: 10.1063/1.3672000
  • Pappas, D.P., Vissers, M.R., Wisbey, D.S., Kline, J.S., Gao, J.S. “Two Level System Loss in Superconducting Microwave Resonators”, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 21, 871 (2011). doi: 10.1109/TASC.2010.2097578
  • Vissers, M.R., Gao, J., Wisbey, D.S., Hite, D.A., Tsuei, C.C., Corcoles, A.D., Steffen, M., Pappas, D.P. “Low Loss Superconducting Titanium Nitride Coplanar Waveguide Resonators”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 232509 (2010). doi: 10.1063/1.3517252
  • Wisbey, D.S., Gao, J., Vissers, M.R., Da Silva, F.C.S., Kline, J.S., Vale, L., Pappas, D.P. “Effect of metal/substrate interfaces on RF loss in superconducting coplanar waveguides”,  J. Appl. Phys. 108, 093918 (2010). doi: 10.1063/1.3499608
  • Yuan, L., Wisbey, D.S., Halloran, S.T., Pappas, D.P., da Silva, F.C.S., Fardi, H.Z. “Magnetization scissoring in aluminum/Permalloy microstructures”, J. Appl. Phys. 106, 113919 (2009). doi: 10.1063/1.3264664
  • Wisbey, D.S., Wu, N., Feng, D., Caruso, A.N., Belot, J., Losovyj, Y.B., Vescovo, E., P. A. Dowben, “Induced Spin Polarization of Copper Spin ½ Molecular Layers”, Phys. Lett.  A, 373, 484 (2009). doi: 10.1016/j.physleta.2008.11.055
  • Wisbey, D.S., Wu, N., Losovyj, Y., Ketsmana, I., Carusoc, A.N., Feng, D., Belot, J., Vescovo, E., Dowben, P.A. “Radiation Induced Decomposition of the Metal-Organic Molecule Bis(4-cyano- 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionato)copper(II)”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 255, 3576 (2009). doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2008.09.097
  • Wisbey, D.S., Wu, N., Feng, D., Caruso, A.N., Belot, J., Losovyj, Y., Vescovo, E., Dowben, P.A. “Interface-Induced Spin Dipole Ordering of the Copper Spin 1/2 Molecule: Bis(4-cyano-2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionato)copper(II)”  J. Phys. Chem. C 112, 13656 (2008). doi: 10.1021/jp804251b
  • Wu, N., Sabirianov, R.F., Duan, C.G., Mei, W.N., Wisbey, D.S., Ya. B. Losovyj, Manno, M., Leighton, C., En Cai, Zhang, Dowben, P.A.,  “The Surface Stability of  CoS2(100)”, J. Phys: Condens. Matter 20, 215231 (2008). doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/20/21/215231
  • N. Wu, David Wisbey, T. Komesu, Z.X. Yu, M. Manno, L. Wang, C. Leighton, P.A. Dowben, “The kinetic energy dependent effective Debye temperature for  CoS2 (100)”,  Phys. Lett. A, 372, 2484 (2008). doi: 10.1016/j.physleta.2007.11.058
  • David Wisbey, D. Feng, M.T. Bremer, C.N. Borca, A.N. Caruso, C.M. Silvernail, J. Belot,  E. Vescovo, “Electronic Structure of a Metal-Organic Copper Spin-1/2 Bis(4- cyano-2,2,6,6- tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionato)copper(II)”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1296249 (2007). doi: 10.1021/ja069236e
  • Z.X. Yu, M.A. Van Hove, S.Y. Tong, David Wisbey, Ya.B. Losovyj, N. Wu, M. Manno, L. Wang, C. Leighton, W.N. Mei, P.A. Dowben, “The structure of the CoS2(100)-(1X1) surface”,  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 156223 (2007). DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/19/15/156223 
  • N. Wu, Ya.B. Losovyj, David Wisbey, K. Belashchenko, M. Manno, L. Wang, C. Leighton, P.A. Dowben, “The Electronic Band Structure CoS2”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19,  156224 (2007). doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/19/15/156224
  • D.Q. Feng, David Wisbey, Ya.B. Losovyj, Y. Tai, M. Zharnikov, P.A. Dowben, “Electronic structure and polymerization of a self-assembled monolayer with multiple arene rings”, Phys. Rev. B 74, 165425 (2006). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.165425
  • D.Q. Feng, David Wisbey, Y. Tai, Ya.B. Losovyj, M. Zharnikov, P.A. Dowben, “Abnormal Temperature Dependence of Photoemission Intensity Mediated by Thermally Driven Reorientation of a Monomolecular Film”, J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 1095 (2006). doi: 10.1021/jp0566616
  • H.-J. Jeong, R. Skomski, David Wisbey, P.A. Dowben, “Magnon-plasmon interactions”, Phys. Lett. A 341, 508 (2005). doi: 10.1016/j.physleta.2005.04.073
  • Ya.B. Losovyj, I.N. Yakovkin, H.-J. Jeong, David Wisbey, P.A. Dowben, “Lattice stiffening transition in gadolinium chains in furrowed (112) surfaces”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 16, 4711 (2004). doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/16/26/006
  •  Ya.B. Losovyj,  David Wisbey, P.A. Dowben, “The photoemission from the gadolinium submonolayers on W(112)”, Synchrotron Radiation in Natural Science 3, N1-2,  76 (2004).