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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
Cardona-Serra S, Sanvito S, Influence of the dipolar interactions on the relative stability in spin crossover systems, Journal of Computational Chemistry, 38, (4), 2017, p224 - 227, Notes: [Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Morari C, Buimaga-Iarinca L, Rungger I, Sanvito S, Melinte S, Rignanese G.-M, Charge and spin transport in single and packed ruthenium-terpyridine molecular devices: Insight from first-principles calculations, Scientific Reports, 6, 2016, Notes: [Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Jiang Z, Wang H, Sanvito S, Hou S, Origin of the periodic structure in the conductance curve of gold nanojunctions in hydrogen environment, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 93, (12), 2016, Notes: [Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Wang H, Jiang Z, Wang Y, Sanvito S, Hou S, Quantitative Interpretation of the Low-Bias Conductance of Auâ€"Mesityleneâ€"Au Molecular Junctions Formed from Mesitylene Monolayers, ChemPhysChem, 2016, p2272 - 2277, Notes: [Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Obodo J.T, Rungger I, Sanvito S, Schwingenschlögl U, Current-induced changes of migration energy barriers in graphene and carbon nanotubes, Nanoscale, 8, (19), 2016, p10310 - 10315, Notes: [Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Jiao Y, Zhou L, Ma F, Gao G, Kou L, Bell J, Sanvito S, Du A, Predicting Single-Layer Technetium Dichalcogenides (TcX2, X = S, Se) with Promising Applications in Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8, (8), 2016, p5385 - 5392, Notes: [Cited By :4 Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Liu Y, Yuan X, Zhang C, Jin Z, Narayan A, Luo C, Chen Z, Yang L, Zou J, Wu X, Sanvito S, Xia Z, Li L, Wang Z, Xiu F, Zeeman splitting and dynamical mass generation in Dirac semimetal ZrTe5, Nature Communications, 7, 2016, Notes: [Cited By :1 Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Ma F, Jiao Y, Gao G, Gu Y, Bilic A, Sanvito S, Du A, Substantial Band-Gap Tuning and a Strain-Controlled Semiconductor to Gapless/Band-Inverted Semimetal Transition in Rutile Lead/Stannic Dioxide, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8, (39), 2016, p25667 - 25673, Notes: [Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
O'Brien M, McEvoy N, Motta C, Zheng J.-Y, Berner N.C, Kotakoski J, Elibol K, Pennycook T.J, Meyer J.C, Yim C, Abid M, Hallam T, Donegan J.F, Sanvito S, Duesberg G.S, Raman characterization of platinum diselenide thin films, 2D Materials, 3, (2), 2016, p021004-, Notes: [Cited By :4 Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Droghetti A, Thielen P, Rungger I, Haag N, Groà mann N, Stöckl J, StadtmÃ"ller B, Aeschlimann M, Sanvito S, Cinchetti M, Dynamic spin filtering at the Co/Alq3 interface mediated by weakly coupled second layer molecules, Nature Communications, 7, 2016, p12668-, Notes: [Cited By :1 Export Date: 5 January 2017], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL

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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