Recent News and Events:
08.31.2022 There is an opening for a post-doctoral researcher working with myself and my colleague Lucas Lindsay. We are seeking someone with skills in the development and application of density functional theory methods to understand phase and dynamical stabilities and vibrational, electronic, and magnetic properties of functional materials with defects and disorder. Interested persons can apply through the ORNL Careers Site. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more.

08.30.2022 Cooper to lead new Energy Frontier Research Center on polymer electrolytes for energy storage with co-director Susan Sinnott (Penn State) and partner institutions Georgia State, Penn State, Texas A&M , UC Santa Barbara, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Recent Publications:

D. S. Parker, L. Yin, G. D. Samolyuk, L. D. Sanjeewa, X. Wang, V. R. Cooper, Y. Liu, S. Bud'ko, and A. S. Sefat Insulating antiferromagnetism in VTe Phys. Rev. B 105 174414 (2022)

Y. Sharma, M.-C. Lee, K. Pitike, K. K. Mishra, Q. Zheng, X. Gao, B. Musico, A. R. Mazza, R. S. Katiyar, V. Keppens, M. Brahlek, D. A. Yarotski, R. P. Prasankumar, A. Chen, V. R. Cooper, T. Z. Ward High entropy oxide relaxor ferroelectrics ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 14 11962 (2022)

K. Pitike, A. Macias, M. Eisenbach, C. A. Bridges, V. R. Cooper Computationally accelerated discovery of high entropy pyrochlore oxides Chem. Mater. 34 1459 (2022)

T. Ferreira, S. R. Acharya, Y. W. Li, D. Parker, A. S. Sefat, V. R. Cooper Unintended consequence of topochemical reduction of SrFeO3 to SrFeO2: Design of infinite layered-oxides Phys. Rev. Mater. 5 123401 (2021)

Y. W. Li, K. Pitike, M. Eisenbach, V. R. Cooper Hands-on with OWL: The Oak Ridge Wang-Landau Monte Carlo software suite J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 2122 012001 (2021)

J. Zhang, Y.-Y. Pai, J. Lapano, A. R. Mazza, H. N. Lee, R. Moore, B. J. Lawrie, T. Z. Ward, G. Eres, V. R. Cooper, M. Brahlek Design and realization of Ohmic and Schottky interfaces for oxide electronics Small Sci. (2021)

Md. Rahman, C. Bowland, S. Ge, S. R. Acharya, S. Kim, V. R. Cooper, X. Chen, S. Irle, A. Sokolov, A. Savara and T. Saito Design of tough adhesive from commodity thermoplastics through dynamic crosslinking Sci. Adv. 7 eabk2451 (2021)

T. F. Malkowski, R. L. Sacci, R. D. McAuliffe, S. R. Acharya, V. R. Cooper, N. J. Dudney, G. M. Veith Role of pairwise reactions on the synthesis of Li0.3La0.57TiO3 and the resulting structure-property correlations Inorg. Chem. 60 14831 (2021)

T. Ichibha, A. Dzubak, J. T. Krogel, V. R. Cooper, F. A. Reboredo CrI3 revisited with a many-body ab-initio theoretical approach Phys. Rev. Materials 5 064006 (2021)

V. R. Cooper, J. T. Krogel and K. J. Donald From molecules to solids: A vdW-DF-C09 case study of the mercury dihalides J. Phys. Chem. A 125 3978 (2021)