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Affiliates – Elbio Dagotto

Prof. Elbio Dagotto

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UT/ORNL Distinguished Scientist

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, and Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Research Focus. Correlated electron phenomena in complex materials and nanoscale systems.

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Elbio Dagotto received his Licenciado degree in 1983 and his Ph.D. in 1985, both at the Instituto Balseiro in Argentina. He was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics before joining the physics faculty at Florida State University. In 2004 he joined UT and ORNL with a 50-50 percent split Distinguished Scientist appointment; that same year he was listed among the world’s top 250 most Highly Cited Physicists. Dagotto has authored or co-authored more than 450 publications that have been cited more than 30,000 times. His broadly cited review articles and books distilled a vast literature into key fundamental insights into the properties of various families of complex materials. Dagotto served as Member of the Solid-State Sciences Committee of the National Academy of Sciences, and as Divisional Editor of Physical Review Letters. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Dagotto was honored by the American Physical Society with the 2023 ‘David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics’.

Research Description

Elbio Dagotto primarily uses theoretical models and computational techniques to study transition metal oxides, oxide interfaces, iron-based high-temperature superconductors, topological materials, quantum magnets and nanoscale systems. These materials and others studied by his group show promise both for technological applications and for advancing fundamental concepts in condensed matter physics.

Recent Research

Magnetic ground states of honeycomb lattice Wigner crystals, N. Kaushal, N. Morales-Durán, A.H. MacDonald, and E. Dagotto, Communications Physics 5, 289 (2022).

Topological flat bands in a kagome lattice multiorbital system, S. Okamoto, N. Mohanta, E. Dagotto, and D. N. Sheng, Communications Physics 5, 198 (2022).

Magnetic excitations, nonclassicality, and quantum wake spin dynamics in the Hubbard chain, P. Laurell, A. Scheie, D. Alan Tennant, S. Okamoto, G. Alvarez, and E. Dagotto, Phys.Rev. B 106, 085110 (2022).

Interfacial phase frustration-stabilized unconventional skyrmion crystals, N. Mohanta and E. Dagotto, npj Quantum Materials 7, 76 (2022). 

Skyrmion Control of Majorana States in Planar Josephson Junctions, Narayan Mohanta, Satoshi Okamoto, Elbio Dagotto, Comm. Phys. 4, 163 (2021). 

Quantum magnetism of iron-based ladders: blocks, spirals, and spin flux, Maksymilian Sroda, Elbio Dagotto, and Jacek Herbrych, Phys.Rev. B 104, 045128 (2021). 

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