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Professor Stefano Sanvito

Professor of Condensed Matter Theory (Physics)

Director of CRANN (CRANN)

At the beginning of year 2002 I moved from University of California Santa Barbara to the Trinity College Dublin, creating the "Computational Spintronics Group" within the Physics Department. The main research focus of the group is to study theoretically spin transport at the nanscale level. The group at present comprises two postdoctoral researchers, six PhD students and several undergraduate and summer students. We established the "Computational Spintronics Lab." with nine state of the art PC workstations. The purchase of a large LinuX-based cluster is at present under tender. We maintain several collaborations locally and internationally with frequent visits to Dublin from our collaborators. In year 2003/2004 we host an equivalent of about two months visit. In the two years 2002-2004 we have published over ten publications in peer reviewed journals, two book chapters, several conference proceedings, and we have submitted an Irish patent. Recently we received fundings from Science Foundation of Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the High Education Authority, for a total of about 1,5 Million Euro over the next five years. This ranks us as probably the largest and best funded single PI Computational Materials Science group in Ireland.
  Computer Modelling   Condensed Matter   Condensed Matter Theory   Electronic/Optical Materials   Magnetic Materials   Magnetics   Materials Sciences   Mathematical Modelling   Nanotechnology   Physics   Semiconductors   Theoretical Physics
 Computational Spintronics at the molecular level
 Current induced effects in nanoscale conductors.
 Ab-Initio Methods for strongly correlated diluted magnetic semiconductors.
 LDA+U Method for diluted magnetic semiconductors.
 Spin-orbit effects in DFT.

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Member of the Americal Physical Society
Organizer of the symposium on "spin injection into semiconductors" at JEMS 2004
Collaborator for Contemporary Physics
Reviewer for Physical Review B, Physical Review Letters, The European Physical Journal B, Europhysics Letters, Journal of Physics C: Condensed Matter, Semiconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Organizer of the "Magnetism and spin injection in semiconductors" symposium at the 2004 Joint European Magnetic Symposia (Dresden)
Member of the editorial board of "Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience"
Co-organizer of the "Spintronics" session at the 2003 Electronic Materials Conference
Melnikov, A., Alekhin, A., B├╝rstel, D., (...), Sanvito, S., Bovensiepen, U., Ultrafast non-local spin dynamics in metallic bilayers by linear and non-linear magneto-optics, Springer Proceedings in Physics, International Conference on Ultrafast Magnetism, UMC 2013;, Strasbourg; France, 28 Oct -1 Nov, 159, 2015, pp34-36 , Notes: [ ], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Droghetti, A, Steil, S, Grossmann, N, Haag, N, Zhang, HT, Willis, M, Gillin, WP, Drew, AJ, Aeschlimann, M, Sanvito, S, Cinchetti, M, Electronic and magnetic properties of the interface between metal-quinoline molecules and cobalt, Physical Review B, 89, (9), 2014, p094412-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Murat, A, Rungger, I, Jin, CJ, Sanvito, S, Schwingenschlogl, U, Origin of the p-Type Character of AuCl3 Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 118, (6), 2014, p3319-3323 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Narayan, A, Sanvito, S, Multiprobe quantum spin Hall bars, European Physical Journal B, 87, (2), 2014, p43-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
A. Akande, S. Bhattacharya, T. Cathcart, and S. Sanvito, First principles study of the struc - Journal of Physical Chemistry, 140, 2014, p074301 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Aleksey Shmeliov, Mervyn Shannon, Peng Wang, Judy S. Kim, Eiji Okunishi, Peter D. Nellist, Kapildeb Dolui, Stefano Sanvito, and Valeria Nicolosi, Unusual Stacking variations in liquid-phase exfoliated Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, ACS Nano, 8, 2014, p3960-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Sandip Bhattacharya, Akinlolu Akande, and Stefano Sanvito, Spin transport properties of triarylamine-based nanowires, Chemical Communications, 50, 2014, p6626-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
A. Droghetti, M. Cinchetti, and S. Sanvito, Electronic structure of metal quinoline molecules from G0W0 calculations, Physical Review B, 89, 2014, p245137-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
K. Dolui, A. Narayan, I. Rungger, and S. Sanvito, Efficient spin injection and giant magnetoresistance in Fe/MoS2/Fe junctions, Physical Review B, 90, 2014, p041401 (R)-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kunlin Wu, Meilin Bai, Stefano Sanvito, and Shimin Hou, Transition voltages of vacuum-spaced and molecular junctions with Ag and Pt electrodes, Journal Of Chemical Physics, 141, 2014, p014707-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Aaron Hurley, Nadjib Baadji, Stefano Sanvito, A pertubative approach to the Kondo effect in magnetic atoms on nonmagnetic substrates, 2011, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
A. Filippetti, C. D. Pemmaraju, P. Delugas, D. Puggioni, V. Fiorentini, S. Sanvito, A variational pseudo-self-interaction correction approach: ab-initio description of correlated oxides and molecules, 2011, Journal Article, SUBMITTED


Spin-transport at the atomic scale Density functional study of electronic and transport properties of spintronics materials and in particular of III-V diluted magnetic semiconductors Development of analytical and numerical techniques for quantum electronic transport using ab initio methods Density functional theory methods for strongly correlated electrons Transport properties of magnetic hybrid systems and carbon nanotubes