The Center for Materials Physics and Technology performs basic and applied research on functional, structural, biological, and electronic material systems. Research includes the study of the fundamental physics and properties of materials and systems across wide ranges of length and time scales. The Center pioneers new methods for studying these systems including original experimental techniques for the development of electronic devices, as well as the development of new computational methods for modeling systems. The Center develops innovative scientific and engineering solutions for systems ranging from the atomic scale through the macroscopic, and from basic physics through the prototyping of devices for naval applications.

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Recent Publications


  • Quantum Oscillations and Dirac Dispersion in the Baznbi2 Semimetal Guaranteed by Local Zn Vacancy Order | K. Zhao; E. Golias; Q.H. Zhang; M. Krivenkov; A. Jesche; L. Gu; O. Rader; I.I. Mazin; P. Gegenwart | Physical Review B | 2018 |
  • Sequence Determinants of Protein Phase Behavior from a Coarse-Grained Model | G.L. Dignon; W.W. Zheng; Y.C. Kim; R.B. Best; J. Mittal | Plos Computational Biology | 2018 |
  • Spin Relaxation and Proximity Effect in WS2/Graphene/Fluorographene Non-Local Spin Valves | A.L. Friedman; K.M. McCreary; J.T. Robinson; V.'t Erve; O.M. J.; B.T. Jonker | Carbon | 2018 |
  • Weak Doping Dependence of the Antiferromagnetic Coupling Between Nearest-Neighbor Mn2+ Spins in (Ba1-Xkx)(Zn1-Ymny)(2)as-2 | M.A. Surmach; B.J. Chen; Z. Deng; C.Q. Jin; J.K. Glasbrenner; I.I. Mazin; A. Ivanov; D.S. Inosov | Physical Review B | 2018 |
  • A Survey of Acceptor Dopants for Beta-Ga2O3 | J.L. Lyons | Semiconductor Science and Technology | 2018 |
  • A- and B-Exciton Photoluminescence Intensity Ratio as a Measure of Sample Quality for Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers | K.M. McCreary; A.T. Hanbicki; S.V. Sivaram; B.T. Jonker | APL Materials | 2018 |
  • Accretion for Direct Volumetric Manufacturing Via Addressable Resistive Thermal Fields | A.J. Birnbaum; A.P. Iliopoulos; J.C. Steuben; J.G. Michopoulos | International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture | 2018 |
  • Atomic Layer Epitaxy of Aluminum Nitride: Unraveling the Connection Between Hydrogen Plasma and Carbon Contamination | S.C. Erwin; J.L. Lyons | ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces | 2018 |
  • Band-Edge Exciton in CdSe and other II-VI and III-V Compound Semiconductor Nanocrystals - Revisited | P.C. Sercel; A.L. Efros | Nano Letters | 2018 |
  • Case-Study Analysis of Apparent Color for Camouflage Fabrics | S. Ramsey; T. Mayo; S.G. Lambrakos | Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery | 2018 |
  • Computational Modeling Highlights the Role of the Disordered Formin Homology 1 Domain in Profilin-Actin Transfer | B.G. Horan; G.H. Zerze; Y.C. Kim; D. Vavylonis; J. Mittal | FEBS Letters | 2018 |
  • Dangling Bond Spins Controlling Recombination Dynamics of Excitons in Colloidal Nanocrystals and Nanoplatelets | A.V. Rodina; A.A. Golovatenko; E.V. Shornikova; D.R. Yakovlev; A.L. Efros | Semiconductors | 2018 |
  • Defect Identification Based on First-Principles Calculations for Deep Level Transient Spectroscopy | D. Wickramaratne; C.E. Dreyer; B. Monserrat; J.X. Shen; J.L. Lyons; A. Alkauskas; C.G. Van de Walle | Applied Physics Letters | 2018 |
  • Defect Physics in Complex Energy Materials | K. Hoang; M.D. Johannes | Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter | 2018 |
  • Double Indirect Interlayer Exciton in a MoSe2/WSe2 van der Waals Heterostructure | A.T. Hanbicki; H.J. Chuang; M.R. Rosenberger; C.S. Hellberg; S.V. Sivaram; K.M. McCreary; I.I. Mazin; B.T. Jonker | ACS Nano | 2018 |
  • First-Principles Calculations of Point Defects for Quantum Technologies | C.E. Dreyer; A. Alkauskas; J.L. Lyons; A. Janotti; C.G. Van de Walle | Annual Review of Materials Research, Vol 48 | 2018 |
  • Inverse Thermal Analysis of Ti-6Al-4V Friction Stir Welds Using Numerical-Analytical Basis Functions with Pseudo-Advection | S.G. Lambrakos | Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance | 2018 |
  • Ir Absorption Spectra for Si(x)O(y)-NH(2)O Molecular Clusters Using Density Functional Theory | L. Huang; S.G. Lambrakos; L. Massa | Quantum Nanophotonics | 2018 |
  • Modeling Apparent Camouflage Patterns for Visual Evaluation | S. Ramsey; T. Mayo; C. Howells; A. Shabaev; S.G. Lambrakos | Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery | 2018 |
  • Modeling the Phase-Change Memory Material, Ge2Sb2Te5, with a Machine-Learned Interatomic Potential | F.C. Mocanu; K. Konstantinou; T.H. Lee; N. Bernstein; V.L. Deringer; G. Csanyi; S.R. Elliott | Journal of Physical Chemistry B | 2018 |
  • N-Type Pbse Quantum Dots Via Post-Synthetic Indium Doping | H.P. Lu; G.M. Carroll; X.H. Chen; D.K. Amarasinghe; N.R. Neale; E.M. Miller; P.C. Sercel; F.A. Rabuffetti; A.L. Efros; M.C. Beard | Journal of the American Chemical Society | 2018 |
  • On Constructing Surface-Distributed-Scatterer Ensembles for Analysis of Deposited-Explosive-Particle Diffuse-Reflectance Spectra | R. Furstenberg; C.A. Kendziora; A. Shabaev; Y. Kim; R.A. McGill; S.G. Lambrakos | Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (Cbrne) Sensing Xix | 2018 |