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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. More recently, Professor Shivaram has developed MEMS based methods for magnetometry of condensed matter and to monitor nanostructures in real time during growth. His current work is centered on studies of hydrogen absorption at the molecular level in novel organo-metallic complexes which are made in his laboratory. He has also studied the acoustic properties of layered and intercalated layered materials in the past.

Recent work on metamagnetism has been highlighted by the American Institute of Physics: scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/rsi/info/media


Bellave Shivaram's Research Group


1. “Characterization of Nanostructures During Growth Using a Quartz Monitor”, A.B. Phillips and B.S. Shivaram, Applied Phys Letters, 91, 153109, 2007.

2 “Growth of GaAs ‘nano ice cream cones’ by dual wavelength pulsed laser ablation”, C.T. Schamp, W.A. Jesser, B.S. Shivaram, Applied Surface Science, 253, 6326-6329, 2007.

3. “A Technique to Measure Hydrogen Absorption in Isolated Nanometer Structures”, A.B. Phillips and B.S. Shivaram, To be published Rev. Scient. Inst., 2007.

4. “High Capacity Hydrogen Absorption in Transition Metal Ethylene Complexes Observed via Nanogravimetry”, A.B. Phillips and B.S.Shivaram, To be published, 2007.

From UVaToday:(A University of Virginia-led team) discovered that the magnetic effect of apparently all metamagnets is that it is non-linear. When these metamagnets are placed in an initial ......More >