Steven Kivelson

Steven Kivelson
Prabhu Goel Family Professor
Department:
Physics
Ph.D., Harvard University, Physics (1979)
RESEARCH INTERESTS:

How do the interactions between the vastly many electrons in solids produce the emergent phenomena we recognize as the macroscopic behavior of the materials we encounter in everyday life, and in the exotic materials and devices we engineer in the laboratory?

The central source of intellectual vitality and practical importance of condensed matter physics is the richness and diversity of behaviors exhibited by strongly interacting systems with many degrees of freedom, ranging from the collective behavior of neurons in the brain to the collective condensation of Cooper pairs that produce the macroscopic quantum phenomena associated with superconducting order.

The main thrust of the research carried out by Professor Kivelson is the search for theoretical characterization of qualitatively new behaviors of interacting electrons (i.e., new states of matter)as well as new regimes of parameters in which familiar states of matter behave in new and different ways. In particular, he seeks to explore; qualitatively...the relation between the microscopic interactions between electrons and the effective parameters that control the macroscopic behavior of solids.

Current areas of Focus:

- theory of quantum liquid crystalline phases of highly correlated electronic fluids
- intertwined orders and the theory of high temperature superconductivity
- theory of spin liquids and other fractionalized quantum phases
- theory of the glass transition in super cool liquids

Publications

Jiang, H.-C., & Kivelson, S. A. (1800). Stripe order enhanced superconductivity in the Hubbard model. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(1).
2022
Kapitulnik, A., Kivelson, S. A., & Spivak, B. (2019). Colloquium: Anomalous metals: Failed superconductors. REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS, 91(1).
2019
Dodaro, J. F., Jiang, H.-C., & Kivelson, S. A. (2017). Intertwined order in a frustrated four-leg t - J cylinder. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 95(15).
2017
Lederer, S., Schattner, Y., Berg, E., & Kivelson, S. A. (2017). Superconductivity and non-Fermi liquid behavior near a nematic quantum critical point. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 114(19), 4905–10.
2017
Fernandes, R. M., Kivelson, S. A., & Berg, E. (2016). Vestigial chiral and charge orders from bidirectional spin-density waves: Application to the iron-based superconductors. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 93(1).
2016
Breznay, N. P., Steiner, M. A., Kivelson, S. A., & Kapitulnik, A. (2016). Self-duality and a Hall-insulator phase near the superconductor-to-insulator transition in indium-oxide films. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 113(2), 280–85.
2016
Breznay, N. P., Steiner, M. A., Kivelson, S. A., & Kapitulnik, A. (2016). Self-duality and a Hall-insulator phase near the superconductor-to-insulator transition in indium-oxide films. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(2), 280–5.
2016
Jiang, H.-C., & Kivelson, S. (2016). Electronic pair binding and Hund's rule violations in doped C-60. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 93(16).
2016
Cho, W., & Kivelson, S. A. (2016). Necessity of Time-Reversal Symmetry Breaking for the Polar Kerr Effect in Linear Response. Physical Review Letters, 116(9), 093903-?
2016
Maharaj, A. V., Zhang, Y., Ramshaw, B. J., & Kivelson, S. A. (2016). Quantum oscillations in a bilayer with broken mirror symmetry: A minimal model for YBa2Cu3O6+delta. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 93(9).
2016
Schattner, Y., Lederer, S., Kivelson, S. A., & Berg, E. (2016). Ising Nematic Quantum Critical Point in a Metal: A Monte Carlo Study. PHYSICAL REVIEW X, 6(3).
2016
Lee, K., Kivelson, S. A., & Kim, E.-A. (2016). Cold-spots and glassy nematicity in underdoped cuprates. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 94(1).
2016
Kuo, H.-H., Chu, J.-H., Palmstrom, J. C., Kivelson, S. A., & Fisher, I. R. (2016). Ubiquitous signatures of nematic quantum criticality in optimally doped Fe-based superconductors. SCIENCE, 352(6288), 958–62.
2016
Jang, H., Lee, W.-S., Nojiri, H., Matsuzawa, S., Yasumura, H., Nie, L., … Lee, J.-S. (2016). Ideal charge-density-wave order in the high-field state of superconducting YBCO. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 113(51), 14645–50.
2016
Kivelson, S., & Kivelson, S. A. (2016). Defining emergence in physics. NPJ QUANTUM MATERIALS, 1.
2016
Lederer, S., Schattner, Y., Berg, E., & Kivelson, S. A. (2015). Enhancement of Superconductivity near a Nematic Quantum Critical Point. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 114(9).
2015
Keimer, B., Kivelson, S. A., Norman, M. R., Uchida, S., & Zaanen, J. (2015). From quantum matter to high-temperature superconductivity in copper oxides. NATURE, 518(7538), 179–186.
2015
Zhang, Y., Maharaj, A. V., & Kivelson, S. (2015). Disruption of quantum oscillations by an incommensurate charge density wave. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 91(8).
2015
Wang, F., Kivelson, S. A., & Lee, D.-H. (2015). Nematicity and quantum paramagnetism in FeSe. NATURE PHYSICS, 11(11), 959–63.
2015
White, S. R., Scalapino, D. J., & Kivelson, S. A. (2015). One Hole in the Two-Leg t-J Ladder and Adiabatic Continuity to the Noninteracting Limit. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 115(5).
2015
Fradkin, E., Kivelson, S. A., & Tranquada, J. M. (2015). Colloquium: Theory of intertwined orders in high temperature superconductors. REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS, 87(2), 457–82.
2015
Gerber, S., Jang, H., Nojiri, H., Matsuzawa, S., Yasumura, H., Bonn, D. A., … Lee, J.-S. (2015). Three-dimensional charge density wave order in YBa2Cu3O6.67 at high magnetic fields. SCIENCE, 350(6263), 949–52.
2015
Nie, L., Sierens, L. E. H., Melko, R. G., Sachdev, S., & Kivelson, S. A. (2015). Fluctuating orders and quenched randomness in the cuprates. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 92(17).
2015
Kivelson, S. A., & Spivak, B. (2015). Macroscopic character of composite high-temperature superconducting wires. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 92(18).
2015