Bergfield Research Group

Department of Physics, and
Department of Chemistry



    1. J. P. Bergfield, H.M. Heitzer, C. Van C.V. Dyck, T.J. Marks, M.A. Ratner
      Harnessing Quantum Interference in Molecular Dielectric Materials, [PDF]
      ACS Nano, 9 (6) (2015)
    2. J.P. Bergfield, M.A. Ratner, C.A. Stafford, M. Di Ventra
      Tunable quantum temperature oscillations in graphene nanostructures,
      Physical Review B 91, 125407 (2015).


    1. J. Meair, J.P. Bergfield, C.A. Stafford, Ph. Jacquod
      Local Temperature of Out-of-Equilibrium Quantum Electron Systems,
      Physical Review B 90 (3), 035407


    1. J.P. Bergfield, M.A. Ratner
      Forty years of molecular electronics: Non-equilibrium heat and charge transport at the nanoscale, [PDF]
      physica status solidi (b) Review Article, November 2013 cover article.

    2. J.P. Bergfield, S.M. Story, R.C. Stafford, C.A. Stafford
      Probing Maxwell's Demon with a Nanoscale Thermometer, [PDF] [earlier arXiv version],
      ACSNano (2013).


    1. J.D. Barr, J.P. Bergfield, C.A. Stafford
      Effective Field Theory of Interacting π-Electrons [PDF],
      Physical Review B 86, 115403 (2012).

    2. ZF. Liu, J.P. Bergfield, K. Burke, C.A. Stafford,
      Accuracy of density functionals for molecular electronics: the Anderson junction [PDF],
      Physical Review B 85, 155117 (2012).

    3. J.P. Bergfield, ZF. Liu, K. Burke, C.A. Stafford,
      Bethe Ansatz Approach to the Kondo Effect within Density-Functional Theory [PDF],
      Physical Review Letters 108 (6), 066801 (2012).

    4. J.P. Bergfield, J.D. Barr, C.A. Stafford
      Transmission eigenvalue distributions in highly conductive molecular junctions [PDF],
      Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., (3), pp 40-51, (2012).


    1. G.C. Solomon, J.P. Bergfield, C.A. Stafford, M.A. Ratner
      When “small” terms matter: Coupled interference features in the transport properties of cross-conjugated molecules [PDF],
      Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 2, 862 (2011)

    2. J.P. Bergfield, G.C. Solomon, C.A. Stafford, and M.A. Ratner
      Novel Quantum Interference Effects in Transport through Molecular Radicals [PDF],
      NanoLetters 11 (7), pp 2759-2764 (2011).

    3. J.P. Bergfield, J.D. Barr, and C.A. Stafford,
      The Number of Transmission Channels through a Single-molecule Junction [PDF],
      ACSNano 5 (4), 2707-2714 (2011).


    1. J.P. Bergfield, Ph. Jacquod, and C.A. Stafford,
      Coherent Destruction of Coulomb Blockade Peaks in Molecular Junctions [PDF],
      Physical Review B 82, 205405 (2010).

    2. J.P. Bergfield, M. Solis, and C.A. Stafford,
      Giant Thermoelectric Effect from Transmission Supernodes [PDF],
      ACSNano 4 (9), 5314-5320 (2010).


    1. J. P. Bergfield and C. A. Stafford,
      Thermoelectric Signatures of Coherent Transport in Single-Molecule Heterojunctions [PDF],
      NanoLetters 9 (8), 3072-3076 (2009).

    2. J. P. Bergfield and C. A. Stafford,
      Many-body Theory of Electronic Transport in Single-molecule Heterojunctions [PDF],
      Physical Review B 79, 245125 (2009).


    1. "MOLECULAR THERMOELECTRICE DEVICE", US Patent Application number US 13/574,835 (Filed 2011)
      [PDF] [Link]

    2. "HIGH BANDWIDTH COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD", US Patent Number US 7,991,289 B2, (Awarded 2011)
      [PDF] [Link]


    Justin Bergfield, Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry, Illinois State University.
    Moulton Hall, Room 313C, Normal, IL 61790
    Phone: 309-438-3243; email: jpbergf(at)