Materials Theory Group at UNF

Research by Dr. J.T. Haraldsen


2016 - Photo Contest

2017 - Photo Contest 

Workshop on 2D and Dirac Materials

Workshop on the Advances in Dirac and Weyl Materials 

New Class - Discovering Physics!



Dr. Haraldsen works on theoretical and computational condensed matter physics, where he utilizes various techniques that are centered around exact diagonalization, phenomenological, mean-field, and density functional methods and approaches. Overall, he is interested in investigating the complex states and competing interactions between charge, spin, and lattice degrees of freedom in magnetic and charge-order materials. Recently, Dr. Haraldsen has been working on understanding the interactions at complex oxide interfaces for multilayers as well as surface states and magnetoelectric transport in 2D and Dirac materials. The overall goal is to model and predict materials that have the potential to be utilized for applications within spintronic and multiferroic devices. 





Looking to do research in theoretical or computational condensed matter physics, then please contact Dr. Haraldsen. 

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Recent Publications

 Creange-ACMP Crook_Paper_pic Hedden-NRL  JPCL Houchins-PRB



Computational Investigation of the Electronic and Optical Properties of Planar Ga-doped Graphene 

N. Creange, C. Constantin, J.-X. Zhu, A.V. Balatsky, and J.T. Haraldsen, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics (2015).  


Proximity-Induced Magnetization in Transition-Metal Substituted Graphene

 C.B. Crook, C. Constantin, T. Ahmed, J.-X. Zhu, A.V. Balatsky, and J.T. Haraldsen, Scientific Reports (2015).


Thermoelectric Properties of Nano-Meso-Micro β-MnO2 Powders as a Function of Electrical Resistance

 M. Hedden, N. Francis, J. T. Haraldsen, T Ahmed, and C. Constantin, Nanoscale Research Letters 10, 1 (2015).


First-Principles Investigation of Nanopore Sequencing Using Variable Voltage Bias on Graphene-Based Nanoribbons

 H. L. McFarland, T. Ahmed, J.-X. Zhu, A. V. Balatsky, and J. T. Haraldsen, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 6, 2616 (2015).


Generalization of polarized spin excitations for asymmetric dimeric systems

 G. Houchins & J. T. Haraldsen, Physical Review B 91, 014422 (2015).


Current Funding

Understanding Magnetic Dirac Materials -  Institute for Materials Science at Los Alamos National Laboratory 


Ongoing Collaborations 

  • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland