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Karin M. Rabe

Directory information

  Position: Faculty
  Research group: Condensed Matter Theory
  Email address: rabe@physics.rutgers.edu
  Telephone: (732) 445-5500 x4186, 5-4400 fax
  Office: Serin E275A
  Mailing address: Karin Rabe
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA

Research Activities

Chemical and structural complexity has proved to be an critical factor in producing a variety of fascinating properties of solids, including ferroelectricity, large piezoelectric and dielectric responses, and multiferroicity in metals and insulators, as well as quasicrystallinity and high-temperature superconductivity. The research in my group currently centers on the theoretical investigation of ferroelectrics and related materials, and of magnetic and nonmagnetic martensites. First-principles density-functional methods are used both directly and in the construction of first-principles effective Hamiltonians for theoretical prediction and analysis of properties of materials, both real and as-yet hypothetical, in bulk and thin film forms.

Links to recent review articles

"First-principles calculations of complex metal-oxide materials,"Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, Vol. 1: 211-235 (2010) link
"Antiferroelectricity in oxides: a reexamination," in Functional Metal Oxides: New Science and Novel Applications, ed. by Satish Ogale and V. Venkateshan, to be published by Wiley (2012). link

Further Information

Current CV, with publication list


Please send any comments on this page to rabe@physics.rutgers.edu.

Revised 7 January 2012