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  Bellave Shivaram   Bellave Shivaram
Associate Professor , Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Ph.D., 1984, Northwestern

bss2d@Virginia.EDU email   924-6818 tel 153 JBL Office

Professor Shivaram is a condensed matter experimentalist whose research spans a wide variety of key areas. His earlier work focused on the properties of Quantum Fluids at very low temperatures and high magnetic fields. His recent work has focused on the thermodynamic, electromagnetic and acoustic properties of a class of compounds based on rare earth and actinide elements, called the heavy electron metals.

Strong electronic correlations in these metals give rise to many exotic phenomena in these systems such as unconventional superconductivity and magnetism. His group was the first to map the complex three dimensional pressure-temperature-magnetic field phase diagram in an unconventional superconductor. Professor Shivaram has developed MEMS based methods for magnetometry of condensed matter and to monitor nanostructures in real time during growth. More recently he has employed magnetometry as well as sensitive ultrasound measurements to establish the universal properties of metamagnets. He has also contributed to studies of hydrogen absorption at the molecular level in novel organo-metallic complexes which are made in his laboratory.


Bellave Shivaram's Research Group


1. “High Field Ultrasound Measurements in UPt3 and the Single Energy Scale Model of Metamagnetism”, B.S. Shivaram, V.W. Ulrich, P. Kumar and V. Celli, Phys. Rev. B, 91, 115110, 2015.

2. “Non Linear Susceptibility from High DC Field Torque Magnetometry”, B.S. Shivaram, Review of Scientific Instruments, 85, 046107, 2014.

3. “Metamagnetism and the Fifth Order Susceptibility in UPt3", B.S. Shivaram, Brian Dorsey, D.G. Hinks and Pradeep Kumar, Phys. Rev. B, 89, 161108 (Rapid Communication), 2014.

4. “Universality in the Nonlinear Magnetic Response of Strongly Correlated Metals", B.S. Shivaram, D.G. Hinks, M.B. Maple and P. Kumar, Phys. Rev., B 89, 241107(Rapid Communication), 2014.

5. “Vibrational spectra of Ti:C2H4(nH2) and Ti:C2H4(nD2) (n=1-5) complexes and the equilibrium isotope effect: Calculations and experiment”, Nitin Wadnerkar, Vijayanand Kalamse, A.B. Phillips, B.S. Shivaram, and Ajay Chaudhari, International J of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 9727, 2011.

6. “High Capacity Hydrogen Absorption in Transition Metal Ethylene Complexes Observed via Nanogravimetry”, A.B. Phillips and B.S. Shivaram, Physical Review Letters, 100, 105505 (2008).

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