David P. Landau
DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS
Our group has broad research interests which span a range of problems in condensed matter physics. Much of the work centers on phase transitions and critical phenomena in magnets, alloys (including binary semiconductors), and equilibrium polymer systems. Emphasis is placed on high resolution simulations of static and dynamic properties of both bulk and surface properties using methods such as Monte Carlo, kinetic Monte Carlo, spin dynamics, and molecular dynamics. We also work on developing new methodologies and scalable algorithms for parallel supercomputers. We interact strongly with a number of other research groups in Europe and South America.
A. Milchev, M. Mler, K. Binder, and D.P. Landau, interface Localization-delocalization in a Double Wedge: A New Universality Class with Strong Fluctuations and Anisotrpoic Scaling? Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, (2003).
L. Nurminen, F. Tavazza, D.P. Landau, A. Kuronen and K. Kaski, omparative Study of Si(001) Srface Structure and Interatomic Potentials in Finite-temperature Simulations? Phys. Rev. B 67, (2003).
S.-H. Tsai, A. Bunker and D.P. Landau, magnetic Excitations and Critical Dynamis in RbMnF3: Simulation Versus Theory and Experiment? J. Magn. Mag. Mater. 226-230, (2001).
A. Bunker and D. P. Landau, "Longitudinal Magnetic Excitations in Classical Spin Systems", Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2601 (2000)
D. P. Landau and K. Binder, A Guide to Monte Carlo Simulations in Statistical Physics (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, 2000).