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Nom : Saul
Prenom : Andres
Tel : +33(0)6 62 92 28 88
Fax : +33(0)4 91 41 89 16
E-mail : saul@cinam.univ-mrs.fr

théorie et simulation numérique

Research topics

Expertise and principal research interests

Topics

  • Surface physics : Reconstruction and phase transitions. Surface alloys and alloy surfaces. Surface segregation, kinetics and equilibrium properties. Elastic properties. Surface stress and surface energy.
  • Metallic nanowires : Quantum transport.
  • Magnetic and electronic properties of oxydes : Effective exchange interactions. Magnetic anisotropy.

Methods

  • Quantum and classical computer simulation in statistical mechanics.
  • Electronic structure calculations in condensed matter.
  • Density functional theory and semi-empirical (tight-binding) electronic structure methods.
  • All electron linearized augmented planewave method.
  • Semi-empirical interatomic potentials.
  • Classical molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods.
  • Computational and numerical methods in general.

Degrees

Appointments

  • Visiting Research Scientist UMI CNRS-Civil and Environmental Engineering (MIT). September 2013 to present
  • Senior Research Associate (Directeur de Recherche) (CNRS) Centre de Recherches en Matière Condensée et Nanosciences (CRMCN) and Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINAM). October 2004 to present.
  • Research Associate (Chargé de Recherche) (CNRS) Centre de Recherche sur les Mécanismes de la Croissance Cristalline (CRMC2) and Centre de Recherches en Matière Condensée et Nanosciences (CRMCN). October 1994 to September 2004.
  • Research Associate (Chercheur associé) (CNRS) Centre de Recherche sur les Mécanismes de la Croissance Cristalline (CRMC2). April 1994 to September 1994.
  • Collaborateur Temporaire Etranger Service de Recherche en Métallurgie Physique, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Saclay. October 1992 to Mars 1994.
  • Visiting researcher IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, U.S.A. January to March 1992.
  • Research Fellow (Investigador Residente) Computer Research and Advanced Application Group, IBM Argentina. Mars 1991 to September 1992.
  • Technical Assistant (ITA) Low Temperatures Laboratory. Physics Departement, Facultad des Ciencias Fisicas y Naturales. Universidad de Buenos Aires. July 1983 to March 1987
  • Teaching Assistant Physics Laboratory. Escuela Técnica ORT. March 1981 to June 1983.
  • Technical Assistant (ITA) Instrumentation Laboratory. Electronics Department. Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de Buenos Aires. March 1980 to December 1980.

Teaching experience

Graduate Level

  • Numerical simulations in Material Science Département de Physique, Université de la Méditerranée.
  • Numerical Methods in Solids State Physics : electronic properties Département de Physique, Universités d'Aix-Marseille.
  • Solid State Physics Département de Physique, Universités d'Aix-Marseille.
  • Density Functional Theory Département de Physique, Universités d'Aix-Marseille.

Undegraduate Level

  • Electricity and Magnetism Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales - Universidad de Buenos Aires.
  • Fluids Mechanics Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales - Universidad de Buenos Aires.
  • Quantum Mechanic Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales - Universidad de Buenos Aires.
  • Solid State Physics Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales - Universidad de Buenos Aires.

High School Level

  • Laboratory work Escuela Técnica O.R.T (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Other

  • Monte Carlo Simulations Ecole d'été d'Analyse Numérique organisée par EDF-CEA-INRIA (Le Bréau, France.

More

  • Full list of publications and more information can be found in the Curriculum Vitae

Recent publications

Magnetic dimerization in the frustrated spin ladder Li2O(CuSO4)2

O. Vaccarelli, G. Rousse, A. Saul, G. Radtke

Physical Review B 96 180406 (2017)


Piezomagnetism and magnetoelastic memory in uranium dioxide

M. Jaime, A. Saul, M. Salamon, V. Zapf, N. Harrison, T. Durakiewicz, J. Lashley, D. Andersson, C. Stanek, J. Smith, K. Gofryk

Nature Communications 8 99 (2017)


Production of H2 by water radiolysis in cement paste by electron irradiation: A joint experimental and theoretical study

S. Le Caer, L. Dezerald, K. Boukari, M. Laine, S. Taupin, R.M. Kavanagh, C.S.N. Johnston, E. Foy, T. Charpentier, K.J. Krakowiak, R.J.-M. Pellenq, F.J. Ulm, G.A. Tribello, J. Kohano, A. Saul

Cement and Concrete Research 100 110 (2017)


Quasi-two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensation of spin triplets in the dimerized quantum magnet Ba2CuSi2O6Cl2

M. Okada, H. Tanaka, N. Kurita, K. Johmoto, H. Uekusa, A. Miyake, M. Tokunaga, S. Nishimoto, M. Nakamura, M. Jaime, G. Radtke, A. Saul

Physical Review B 94 094421 (2016)


Cement As a Waste Form for Nuclear Fission Products: The Case of Sr-90 and Its Daughters

L. Dezerald, J.J. Kohanoff, A.A. Correa, A. Caro, R-J-M. Pellenq, F.J. Ulm, A. Saul

Environmental Science and Technology 49 22 13676-13683 (2015)


Magnetic nanopantograph in the SrCu2(BO3)2 Shastry–Sutherland lattice

G. Radtke, A. Saul, H.A. Dabkowska, M.B. Salamon, M. Jaime

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 7 1971-1976 (2015)



Keywords

Quantum and Classical computer simulations. Surface Physics. Electronic and Magnetic Properties.