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Karin M. Rabe
| Research group:
|| Condensed Matter Theory
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|| Karin Rabe
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019 USA
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
"Antiferroelectricity in oxides: a reexamination," in
Functional Metal Oxides: New Science and Novel Applications, ed.
by Satish Ogale and V. Venkateshan, published by Wiley (2013). link
"First-principles calculations of complex metal-oxide
materials," Annual Review of
Condensed Matter Physics, Vol. 1: 211-235 (2010) link
experimental confirmations of our first-principles
experimental confirmation: "Negative-pressure-induced
enhancement in a freestanding ferroelectric," Jin Wang, Ben
Wylie-van Eerd, Tomas Sluka, Cosmin Sandu, Marco Cantoni, Xian-Kui
Wei, Alexander Kvasov, Leo John McGilly, Pascale Gemeiner, Brahim
Dkhil, Alexander Tagantsev, Joe Trodahl and Nava Setter, Nature
Materials 14, 985–990 (2015).
Nature Materials News and Views: "Ferroelectrics: The
positives of going negative," Darrell G. Schlom & Craig J.
Fennie, Nature Materials
14, 969–970 (2015).
Physics Today Search and Discovery: "Freestanding solids get
stretched," Johanna L. Miller, Phys. Today 68, 10, 15 (2015).
"Anomalous enhancement of tetragonality in PbTiO3 induced by
negative pressure," S. Tinte, K. M. Rabe & D. Vanderbilt, Phys.
Rev. B 68, 144105 (2003).
experimental confirmation: "Strain-induced magnetic phase
transition in SrCoO3−δ thin films," S. J. Callori, S. Hu, J.
Bertinshaw, Z. J. Yue, S. Danilkin, X. L. Wang, V. Nagarajan, F.
Klose, J. Seidel, and C. Ulrich, Phys. Rev. B 91, 140405(R) -
Published 10 April 2015.
theoretical prediction: "Coupled magnetic-ferroelectric
metal-insulator transition in epitaxially strained SrCoO3 from first
principles," Jun Hee Lee and Karin M. Rabe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107,
067601 - Published 3 August 2011
experimental confirmation: "Strong spin-phonon
coupling in infrared and Raman spectra of SrMnO3," S. Kamba, V.
Goian, V. Skoromets, J. Hejtmánek, V. Bovtun, M. Kempa, F.
Borodavka, P. Vaněk, A. A. Belik, J. H. Lee, O. Pacherová, and K. M.
Rabe, Phys. Rev. B 89, 064308 – Published 25 February 2014
theoretical prediction: "Large spin-phonon coupling
and magnetically induced phonon anisotropy in SrMO3 perovskites
Jun Hee Lee and Karin M. Rabe, Phys. Rev. B 84, 104440 (2011) -
Published 23 September 2011
experimental confirmation: "A strong ferroelectric
ferromagnet created by means of spin-lattice coupling," June
Hyuk Lee, Lei Fang, Eftihia Vlahos, Xianglin Ke, Young Woo Jung,
Lena Fitting Kourkoutis, Jong-Woo Kim, Philip J. Ryan, Tassilo Heeg,
Martin Roeckerath, Veronica Goian, Margitta Bernhagen, Reinhard
Uecker, P. Chris Hammel, Karin M. Rabe, Stanislav Kamba, Juergen
Schubert, John W. Freeland, David A. Muller, Craig J. Fennie, Peter
Schiffer, Venkatraman Gopalan, Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin &
Darrell G. Schlom, Nature 466, 954-958 (19 August 2010)
theoretical prediction: "Magnetic and electric phase control
in epitaxial EuTiO3 from first principles," Craig J. Fennie and
Karin M. Rabe, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 267602 - Published 29 December
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