Materials Science 2013 Seminars Archive


January 10th - Ezio Iacocca
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Micromagnetic simulations of highly non-linear modes in spin torque oscillators: propagating, solitonic and magnetic dissipative droplet modes

January 14th - Nora Dempsey
 Institut Néel - CNRS, ‚Ä®France
High performance hard magnetic films: from model systems to micro-system applications

January 14th - Atsufumi Hirohata
University of York, United Kingdom
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan

January 14th - Karl G. Sandeman
Department of Physics Blackett Laboratory
Imperial College London
(Tri)critical Phase Transitions in Magnetocaloric Materials

January 15th - Arcady Zhukov
KERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, and
University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU
Magnetic properties and applications of soft magnetic micro wires

January 16th - Professor Chandra Varma
Department of Physics
University of California-Riverside
Central Features of a Solution to the Cuprate Problem

January 17th - Prfessor Yuli Lyanda-Geller
Purdue University
Spin-electric state

January 18th - Adrian G. Swartz
Department of Physics
University of California-Riverside
Search for exchange fields in grapheme

January 22nd - Greg Wolf
Department of Physics
New York University and Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
Optimization of Embedded Fast Magnetic Memory Cells

January 23rd - Benjamin Jungfleisch
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
Spin pumping and inverse spin Hall effect in yttirium iron garnet/platinum hetero-structures


February 6th - Charles Reichhardt
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division
Jamming and Clogging Transitions for Systems with Quenched Disorder

February 7th - Zhaoliang Liao
Louisiana State University
The dead layer and critical behavior of La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 ultra thin film

February 12th - Antonio Azevedo
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Magnetization dynamics driven by spin currents in magnetic hybrid structures


March 1st - Tomoya Kawaguchi
Kyoto University, Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering
In Situ Studies of Materials and Dynamics for Li Ions in Phosphate and Other Electrodes Using X-Ray Techniques in SPring-8

March 4th - Peter Abbamonte
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Resonant soft x-ray scattering and the electron spectral function in cuprates

March 5th - Rebecca Flint
MIT Condensed Matter Theory
A new broken symmetry: hidden (hastatic) order in URu2Si2

March 7th - Dr. Noa Marom
University of Texas at Austin
The Interface Problem: A Many-Body Perturbation Theory Perspective

March 7th - Pavlo Zolotavin
University of Chicago
Superconductivity in colloidal Pb nanocrystals

March 15th - Da Woon Jeung
Seoul National University
Dimensionality Controlled Spin State Transition in LaCoO3/LaAlO3 Superlattices

March 25th - Javier Tejada
University of Barcelona
Quantum Nanomagnetism

March 25th - Georg Schwiete
Freie Universität, Berlin
Nonlinear wave-packet dynamics in a disordered medium

March 26th - Dr. Yasmine Sassa
ETH Zurich Switzerland
Correlated electron systems studied by soft x-ray ARPES

March 26th - Ivan Rungger
Trinity College, Dublin
First principles transport calculations on topological surface states scattering

March 26th - Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), INDIA
Unconventional Magnetic and Electronic States in Doped Frustrated Magnets

March 27th - Stephen Wu
University of California, Berkeley
Electric Field Control of Exchange Bias in Multiferroic Based Field Effect Devices

March 27th - Lara Faoro
TPTHE, Jussieu, CNRS Paris, France
Review on microscopic mechanisms of noise in Superconducting nanocircuits


April 10th - Mike Shelley
Courant Institute, NYU
Moving and Erodible Bodies Interacting with Fluids

April 16th - Jacqueline Cole
Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, UK
In-situ photo-crystallography discovers optoelectronic applications

April 23rd - Andres Cano
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France
Magnetoelastic transitions in iron-based superconductors: bulk and thin films

April 25th - James M. Rondinelli
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Drexel University
Rational Materials Discovery: Emergent ferroicity by design


May 1st - Vladimir Cvetkovic
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Space group symmetry, spin-orbit coupling and the low-energy effective Hamiltonian for iron-based superconductors

May 2nd - Philippe Sautet
Université de Lyon, CNRS, Institute of Chemistry, Lyon, France
Active Sites and Elementary Steps in Heterogeneous Catalysis: What can we learn from Computational Chemistry

May 8th - Jeehoon Kim
Condensed Matter and Magnet Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Study of superconductivity and magnetism by magnetic force microscopy

May 24th - Michael A. Levin
University of Maryland
Protected edge modes without symmetry

May 24th - William Ryu
University of Toronto, Canada
Measuring and modeling stochastic behavior of simple organisms

May 28th - Prof. V. L. Pokrovsky
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Texas A&M Univ.
Spontaneous symmetry breaking in the Bose-Einstein condensate of spin waves

May 29th - Professor Edward Castner
Rutgers University
Structure, Interactions and Chemistry in Ionic Liquids

May 31st - Gabriele Centi and Siglinda Perathoner
University of Messina, Italy
Solar Fuels from CO2: (1) Perspectives and Motivations. (2) Electrode development for the photoelectrocatalytic solar cell for water splitting and CO2 conversion


June 10th - Dr. Rajeev Surendran Assary
Argonne National Laboratory
Sustainable Energy from Biomass and Energy Storage beyond Lithium Ion Batteries: Molecular Level Understanding From Quantum Chemistry

June 13th - Tamin Tai
Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials
Physics and ECE Departments
University of Maryland
Measuring Electromagnetic Properties of SRF Superconductors in High and Localized RF Magnetic Field

June 14th - Dr. Marc Koper
Catalysis and Surface Chemistry
Leiden University, Holland
Electrochemistry of nitrogen and carbon species

June 21st - Dr. Elad Caspi
Nuclear Research Centre – Negev
Neutron diffraction evidence for Incipient Kink Bands in highly textured Ti2AlC

June 28th - Bryan M. Wong
Materials Chemistry Department
Sandia National Laboratories
Energy Transfer in Molecular Photovoltaics, Carbon Nanotubes, and Nanowires – a First-Principles Perspective

June 28th - Seokwoo Jeon
Defect Controlled Preparation of Graphene


July 2nd - Danna Freedman
Northwestern University
Low dimensional magnetism from 0D to 2D materials

July 2nd - Selim Alayoglu
University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Catalytic Reactivity & In-situ Dynamics of Model Nanoparticle Catalysts

July 5th - Professor Yoshihide Watanabe
Toyota Central R&D Labs, Inc., Japan
Size and support effect for geometric and electronic structure of size-selected Pt clusters on TiO2(110) and Al2O3/NiAl (110)

July 12th - Professor Roy Johnston
University of Birmingham
Combining Theory and Experiment to determine the Structures of Gas Phase Metal Clusters

July 16th - Dr. Gonzalo Vallejo Fernandez
University of York
Mechanisms of magnetic hyperthermia

July 19th - Lok Lew Yan Voon
School of Science and Mathematics, The Citadel, South Carolina
Is Silicene the Next Graphene?


August 2nd - Professor Oleg Tretiakov
Tohoku University and
Texas A&M University
Spin Flip Resonance in Spin-Orbit Split Quantum Wires

August 2nd - Professor Bernd von Issendorff
Physikalisches Institut,
Universität Freiburg
Electronic and magnetic properties of free metal particles studied by photoelectron and x-ray absorption spectroscopy

August 27th - Trupti Khaire
California Institute of Technology
Tunneling in Ferromagnetic Josephson Junctions and Bilayer Quantum Hall Systems

August 27th - Dr. Alessandro Fortunelli
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Theoretical Prediction of the Properties of Alloy Nanoclusters Via Quantum Approaches



September 4th - Matthew Highland
Materials Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory
In-situ X-ray Studies of Materials Synthesis

September 6th - Liang Qiao
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Heteroepitaxy and Emergent Functionalities of Complex Oxide Thin-Films and Interfaces

September 16th - Andrew J. Millis
Department of Physics, Columbia University
Double counting, d-occupancy and the metal-insulator transition: the missing piece of a predictive theory of correlated electron physics in transition metal oxides

September 25th - Armin Rahmani
Los Alamos National Lab
Integer anomalous quantum Hall effect and fractional excitations in itinerant magnets

September 26th - Noel Smith
Oregon Physics LLC
Plasma Ion Sources for High Resolution Primary Ion Beams

September 27th - Professor Karl Sieradzki
Arizona State University
Dealloying, Morphology Evolution and the Electrochemical Stability of Nanoscale Solids

September 27th - Brian Skinner
Argonne National Laboratory
The Physics of Supercapacitors


October 3rd - Andrey Kalinichev
Groupe de Radiochimie, Laboratoire SUBATECH

October 4th - Norman Mannella
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Electronic and Magnetic Correlations in Fe-based High Temperature Superconductors

October 31st - Yihua Liu
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Self-Terminating Growth of Ultrathin Platinum Films by Electrochemical Deposition

October 31st - Takashi Imai
McMaster University
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Growing Frustration


November 7 - Daniil Khomskii
Universitaet Zu Koeln, II Physikalisches Institute
"Molecules" in solids and orbital-selective Peierls transitions

November 12 - Peng Li
Notre Dame
Magnetometry Study of Nanomagnet Logic Devices

November 13 - Vijay Raj Singh
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Magnetometry X-ray magnetic circular dichroism study of room temperature ferromagnetism in Co-doped TiO2 thin films

November 13 - L. D. Marks
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60201
Oxide Surfaces: Opening the Pandora’s Box for SrTiO3


December 3 - Joseph Sklenar
Northwestern University
Ferromagnetic Resonance and Spin Wave Studies in Permalloy Nanostructures and YIG Films

December 4 - Andrey Varlamov
CNR-SPIN, Viale del Politecnico
Tunnel-Fluctuoscopy: Fluctuation Induced Low-Bias Anomaly

December 4 - Inti Sodemann
University of Texas, Austin
Broken SU(4) Symmetry and The Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in Graphene

December 6 - Anh Ngo
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mechanisms for oxygen surface exchange at the solid oxide fuel cell cathodes: a case study on the surface of La1-xSrxCoO3-δ

December 12 - Rebecca Sichel-Tissot
Drexel University
Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction from Perovskite Thin Films: Probing the Effects of Microscopic Structure on Macroscopic Properties