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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 scientific career started with  work on the quantum fluid, liquid 3He, a strongly correlated Fermi system, focusing on its acoustic properties in the superfluid state. He has stayed with the theme of strongly correlated Fermi liquids investigating their superconducting and magnetic properties at very low temperatures and high magnetic fields.  His recent work has focused on the thermodynamic, electromagnetic and acoustic properties of a class of such strongly correlated electronic systems based on rare earth and actinide elements, called the heavy electron metals. Here, his group was the first to map the complex three dimensional pressure-temperature-magnetic field phase diagram in an unconventional superconductor.  More recently he has employed magnetometry as well as sensitive ultrasound measurements to establish the universal properties of itinerant metamagnets. The transition to the metamagnetic state in high fields and discovery of the co-existence of such a state with exotic spin liquid states are some of the highlights from recent research.

Professor Shivaram also develops new experimental tools and has invented MEMS based methods for magnetometry of condensed matter and to monitor nanostructures in real time during growth.

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. ""Machine learning guided design of single-molecule magnets for magnetocaloric applications",  L Holleis, B.S. Shivaram, P.V. Balachandran,  Applied Physics Letters ,114, 222404, (2019).

2. "Field Angle Tuned Metamagnetism and Lifschitz Transitions in UPt3", B.S. Shivaram, L. Holleis, V.W. Ulrich, J. Singleton, and M. Jaime,  Scientific Reports, 9, 8162, (2019).

3. "Nonlinear Pauli susceptibilities in Sr­3Ru2O7 and universal features of itinerant metamagnetism", B. S. Shivaram, Jing Luo, Gia-Wei Chern, Daniel Phelan, R. Fittipaldi and A. Vecchione, Physical Review, B, 97, 100403(Rapid Communication) (2018).

4.  "Linear and Nonlinear Magnetic Response of an f-electron based Single Molecule Magnet",  B.S. Shivaram, Eric Colineau, J. Griveau, Pradeep Kumar,  V.Celli, ,  J. Phys. Condens Matter., 29, 095805, (2017).

3. “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).

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

5. “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).

6. “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).

7. “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).

8. “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).

Abstract: We present a data-driven approach to predict entropy changes (ΔS) in small magnetic fields in single-molecule magnets (SMMs) relevant to their ......More >
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 >
Alfred P. Sloan Foundarion Fellow [1988]
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