Serge M. Nakhmanson

Serge NakhmansonSerge M. Nakhmanson
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Ohio University (2001)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: IMS-161
Phone: 860-486-5252
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 Research Interests

  • Multifunctional ferroic materials by rational design with quantum-mechanical calculations
  • Building morphotropic phase boundaries into materials to achieve enhancement of functional properties
  • Mesoscale simulations of electroactive materials and nanostructures
  • “Soft” multifunctional materials: polymers, oligomers, molecular crystals and cocrystals

Awards & Honors

2000 Honors Condensed Matter and Solid State Program stipend, Ohio University

Recent Publications

L. Kuna, J. Mangeri, P.-X. Gao, S. Nakhmanson, Stress-induced shift of band gap in ZnO nanowires from finite-element modeling, Phys. Rev. Applied 8, 034031 (2017).

S. F. Yuk, K. C. Pitike, S. M. Nakhmanson, M. Eisenbach, Y. W. Li, V. R. Cooper, Towards an accurate description of perovskite ferroelectrics: exchange and correlation effects, Sci. Rep. 7, 43482 (2017).

J. Mangeri, Y. Espinal, A. Jokisaari, S. P. Alpay, S. Nakhmanson, O. Heinonen, Topological phase transformations and intrinsic size effects in ferroelectric nanoparticles, Nanoscale 9, 1616 (2017).

A. Ghosh, T. Ahmed, D. A. Yarotski, S. M. Nakhmanson, J.-X. Zhu, Oxygen vacancy effects on double perovskite Bi2FeMnO6: A first-principles study, Europhys. Lett. 116, 57002 (2016).

T. Wang, K. C. Pitike, Y. Yuan, S. M. Nakhmanson, V. Gopalan, B. Jalan, Chemistry, growth kinetics, and epitaxial stabilization of Sn2+ in Sn-doped SrTiO3 using (CH3)6Sn2 tin precursor, APL Mater. 4, 126111 (2016).

J. Mangeri, K. C. Pitike, S. P. Alpay, S. M. Nakhmanson, Amplitudon and Phason Modes of Electrocaloric Energy Interconversion, NPJ Comp. Mater. 2, 16020 (2016).

S. Hong, S. M. Nakhmanson, D. D. Fong, Screening mechanisms at polar oxide heterointerfaces, Rep. Prog. Phys. 79, 076501 (2016).

S. Chang, S. K. Selvaraj, Y.-Y. Choi, S. Hong, S. M. Nakhmanson, and C. G. Takoudis, Atomic layer deposition of environmentally benign SnTiOx as a potential ferroelectric material, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 34, 01A119 (2016).

M. P. Cosgriff, P. Chen, S. S. Lee, H. J. Lee, L. Kuna, K. C. Pitike, L. Louis, W. D. Parker, H. Tajiri, S. M. Nakhmanson, J. Y. Jo, Z. Chen, L. Chen, and P. G. Evans, Nanosecond Phase Transition Dynamics in Compressively Strained Epitaxial BiFeO3, Adv. Electron. Mater. 2, 1500204 (2016).

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