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.

Five sections comprise the Center for Materials Physics and Technology. Click the boxes for additional information.

Recent Publications


  • Energy Splitting of Image States Induced by the Surface Potential Corrugation of InAs(111) A | J. Martinez-Blanco; S.C. Erwin; K. Kanisawa; S. Folsch | Physical Review B | 2015 |
  • Energy band structure of CuInS2 and optical spectra of CuInS2 nanocrystals | A. Shabaev; M.J. Mehl; A.L. Efros | Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics | 2015 |
  • First Principles Study of Normal and Fast Diffusing Metallic Impurities in hcp Titanium | N. Bernstein | Computational Materials Science | 2015 |
  • Gating a Single-Molecule Transistor with Individual Atoms | J. Martinez-Blanco; C. Nacci; S.C. Erwin; K. Kanisawa; E. Locane; M. Thomas; F. von Oppen; P.W. Brouwer; S. Folsch | Nature Physics | 2015 |
  • Inhomogeneity in Barrier Height at Graphene/Si (GaAs) Schottky Junctions | D. Tomer; S. Rajput; L.J. Hudy; C.H. Li; L. Li | Nanotechnology | 2015 |
  • Inverse Thermal Analysis of Titanium GTA Welds Using Multiple Constraints | S.G. Lambrakos; A. Shabaev; L. Huang | Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance | 2015 |
  • Inverse Thermal Analysis of Welds Using Multiple Constraints and Relaxed Parameter Optimization | S.G. Lambrakos | Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance | 2015 |
  • Molecular Analysis of Water Clusters: Calculation of the Cluster Structures and Vibrational Spectrum Using Density Functional Theory | L. Huang; S.G. Lambrakos; L. Massa | Comptes Rendus Chimie | 2015 |
  • Monoclinic Crystal Structure of Alpha-RuCl3 and the Zigzag Antiferromagnetic Ground State | R.D. Johnson; S.C. Williams; A.A. Haghighirad; J. Singleton; V. Zapf; P. Manuel; I.I. Mazin; Y. Li; H.O. Jeschke; R. Valenti; R. Coldea | Physical Review B | 2015 |
  • Nonradiative Auger Recombination in Semiconductor Nanocrystals | R. Vaxenburg; A. Rodina; A. Shabaev; E. Lifshitz; A.L. Efros | Nano Letters | 2015 |
  • Reconfigurable Quantum-Dot Molecules Created by Atom Manipulation | Y. Pan; J.S. Yang; S.C. Erwin; K. Kanisawa; S. Folsch | Physical Review Letters | 2015 |
  • Relation Between Pore Size and the Compressibility of a Confined Fluid | G.Y. Gor; D.W. Siderius; C.J. Rasmussen; W.P. Krekelberg; V.K. Shen; N. Bernstein | Journal of Chemical Physics | 2015 |
  • Robust Determination of the Superconducting Gap Sign Structure Via Quasiparticle Interference | P.J. Hirschfeld; D. Altenfeld; I. Eremin; I.I. Mazin | Physical Review B | 2015 |
  • Size-Dependent Energy Levels of InSb Quantum Dots Measured by Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy | T. Wang; R. Vaxenburg; W.Y. Liu; S.M. Rupich; E. Lifshitz; A.L. Efros; D.V. Talapin; S.J. Sibener | ACS Nano | 2015 |
  • Spectral Analysis of Water Samples Using Modulated Resonance for Monitoring of Public Water Resources | S.G. Lambrakos; C. Yapijakis; D. Aiken; A. Shabaev; S. Ramsey; J. Peak | Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXI | 2015 |
  • Spin Transport and Hanle Effect in Silicon Nanowires Using Graphene Tunnel Barriers | O.M.J.Van' Erve; A.L. Friedman; C.H. Li; J.T. Robinson; J. Connell; L.J. Lauhon; B.T. Jonker | Nature Communications | 2015 |
  • Stoichiometry Dependence of Potential Screening at La(1-Delta) Al(1+Delta)O3/SrTiO3 Interfaces | C. Weiland; G.E. Sterbinsky; A.K. Rumaiz; C.S. Hellberg; J.C. Woicik; S.B. Zhu; D.G. Schlom | Physical Review B | 2015 |
  • Structural Origin of the Anomalous Temperature Dependence of the Local Magnetic Moments in the CaFe2As2 Family of Materials | L. Ortenzi; H. Gretarsson; S. Kasahara; Y. Matsuda; T. Shibauchi; K.D. Finkelstein; W. Wu; S.R. Julian; Y.J. Kim; I.I. Mazin; L. Boeri | Physical Review Letters | 2015 |
  • Structure and Stoichiometry in Supervalent Doped Li7La3Zr2O12 | S. Mukhopadhyay; T. Thompson; J. Sakamoto; A. Huq; J. Wolfenstine; J.L. Allen; N. Bernstein | Chemistry of Materials | 2015 |