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


  • 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 |
  • Temperature and Magnetic-Field Dependence of Radiative Decay in Colloidal Germanium Quantum Dots | I. Robel; A. Shabaev; D.C. Lee; R.D. Schaller; J.M. Pietryga; S.A. Crooker; A.L. Efros; V.I. Klimov | Nano Letters | 2015 |
  • The Adaptive Buffered Force QM/MM Method in the CP2K and AMBER Software Packages | L. Mones; A. Jones; A.W. Gotz; T. Laino; R.C. Walker; B. Leimkuhler; G. Csanyi; N. Bernstein | Journal of Computational Chemistry | 2015 |
  • Unconventional Fermi Surface in an Insulating State | B.S. Tan; Y.T. Hsu; B. Zeng; M.C. Hatnean; N. Harrison; Z. Zhu; M. Hartstein; M. Kiourlappou; A. Srivastava; M.D. Johannes; T.P. Murphy; J.H. Park; L. Balicas; G.G. Lonzarich; G. Balakrishnan; S.E. Sebastian | Science | 2015 |