Research Highlights

Some highlights from our recent research:

Competing structural phases in quantum materials


  • Elizabeth A. Nowadnick, Jiangang He, Craig J. Fennie, Coupled structural distortions, domains, and control of phase competition in polar SmBaMn2O6. Physical Review B 100, 195129 (2019)
  • Ismail El Baggari, David J. Baek, Michael J. Zachman, Di Lu, Yasuyuki Hikita, Harold Hwang, Elizabeth A. Nowadnick, Lena F. Kourkoutis, Charge order textures induced by non-linear lattice coupling in a half-doped manganite, arXiv:2010.12610

Novel ferroelectric mechanisms and materials


  • Elizabeth A. Nowadnick and Craig J. Fennie, Domains and ferroelectric switching pathways in Ca3Ti2O7¬†from first principles, Physical Review B¬†94, 104105 (2016)

  • K. A. Smith, E. A. Nowadnick, S. Fan, O. Khatib, S. J. Lim, B. Gao, N. C. Harms, S. N. Neal, J. K. Kirkland, M. C. Martin, C. J. Won, M. B. Raschke, S.-W. Cheong, C. J. Fennie, G. L. Carr, H. A. Bechtel, and J. L. Musfeldt, Infrared nano-spectroscopy of ferroelastic domain walls in hybrid improper ferroelectric Ca3Ti2O7. Nature Communications 10, 5235 (2019)
  • Xianghan Xu, Yazhong Wang, Fei-Ting Huang, Kai Du, Elizabeth A. Nowadnick, Sang-Wook Cheong, Highly tunable ferroelectricity in hybrid improper ferroelectric Sr3Sn2O7, Advanced Functional Materials 2020, 2003623 (2020)