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October 17, 2017
Alexandru’s nice work explaining why it has been difficult to get symmetry breaking in slave-boson theories as well as how to fix this problem is now out.  A nice work...
September 19, 2017
This Nature Materials Review outlines the growing importance of picometer scale structural motifs for control and design of functional materials.  The picoscale is the...
August 8, 2017
Subhasish’s work on DFT+DMFT to understand the strength and effects on electronic correlations on the electronic properties of monolayer FeSe on SrTiO3.  Work was done...
August 1, 2017
Mehmet’s work on the BaTiO3/Ge epitaxial interface published.  This detailed work describes multiple interfacial structures, the polarization profiles in the BaTiO3,...
May 22, 2017
Alexandru and Mehmet officially received their Physics Ph.D. degrees today so we did the dressup routine.  Congratulations to both!
May 19, 2017
In collaboration with Prof. Robert’s Klie group at UIC and Charles Ahn’s group at Yale, the real-space electronic structure of titante/nickelate interfaces...
March 7, 2017
Congratulations to Drs. Alexandru B. Georgescu and Mehmet Dogan who defended their Ph.D.s successfully on March 1st and March 7th, respectively.
January 9, 2017
SnTe is a topological crystalline insulator.  This paper describes growth of films on SrTiO3 substrates and characterization including STM (which is compared to theory).  ...
December 1, 2016
Amazingly, SiO2 can be made into a stable 2D material!  Here, we mainly study how strain affects the structure of 2D silica and how counter-ions also affect structural...
September 30, 2016
PRL published on RIXS studies of charge-transfer interfaces of nickelates.  Most of the large orbital polarization stems from anisotropic hybridization of Ni and O orbitals...
July 18, 2016
Magnesium doped boron nanotubes can show a very unusual and unique property of having negative curvature energy: a small diameter nanotube can have lower energy per atom than...
Polarization-driven catalysis via ferroelectric oxide surfaces paper published
July 6, 2016
Paper on “Polarization-driven catalysis via ferroelectric oxide surfaces” published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics DOI 10.1039/C6CP03170F . Describes NO direct...
June 8, 2016
After many productive years, Arvin graduated from Yale this May (2016) and, Ph.D. in hand, headed to Stanford University for a postdoctoral position in Prof. Jens Norskov...
May 16, 2016
A highly collaborative work on the importance of the double TiO2 termination of SrTiO3 vis a vis the properties of the fascinating monolayer FeSe superconductor. DOI 10.1103...
April 16, 2016
Arvin’s talk and paper on using ferroelectric surfaces to split water got some media attention.  The APS asked him to give a short presentation about his work to...
Pyroelectric cycle to split water
March 29, 2016
Water splitting using ferroelectrics!  Published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A.  Title and hyperlink “Ferroelectric oxide surface chemistry: water splitting via...
Unique elastic modes at BaTiO3/Ge interface paper published
March 11, 2016
Published in Physical Review Letters: “Engineered Unique Elastic Modes at a BaTiO3/Ge(001) Interface”.  Here, we show how the interface itself can imprint atomic-scale...
December 10, 2015
Congratulations to Alexandru to winning the 2016 D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics.  See the news article link about it.
December 8, 2015
In order to tackle the effects of local physics (correlations) in large-scale calculations involving complex oxide interfaces and surfaces, we’ve generalized previous slave-...