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Natalia Perkins

MCNAMARAC 147-3 (office), 301-6786
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Summary of Interests
Strongly correlated electron systems. Frustrated magnetism. Orbital physics. Competing phases and emergent order in systems with strong spin-orbit coupling.

About My Work

My research is in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics. My goal is to understand properties of materials from fundamental microscopic basis. I am particularly interested in all kinds of phenomena observed in magnetic materials. In my work, I focus on developing and analyzing microscopic models of electronic systems with strong interplay between charge, spin, and orbital degrees of freedom, and geometric frustration. This is an exciting area of condensed matter physics with rapidly evolving fundamental concepts, discoveries of materials with intriguingly novel behaviors and high promise for useful applications.

Current Funding
NSF Career DMR-1255544

Selected Publications

Ioannis Rousochatzakis, Johannes Reuther, Ronny Thomale, Stephan Rachel, and Natalia B. Perkins, Phase Diagram and Quantum Order by Disorder in the Kitaev K1-K2 Honeycomb Magnet, PRX 5, 041035 (2015)

Brent Perreault, Johannes Knolle, Natalia B Perkins, and F. J. Burnell , Theory of Raman response in three-dimensional Kitaev spin liquids: Application to beta- and gamma-Li2IrO3 compounds, PRB 92, 094439 (2015)

Yuriy Sizyuk, Craig Price, Peter Woelfle, Natalia B. Perkins, Importance of anisotropic exchange interactions in honeycomb iridates. Minimal model for zigzag antiferromagnetic order in Na2IrO3., PRB 90, 155126 (2015).

Samuel Ducatman, Rafael M. Fernandes and Natalia B. Perkins, Theory of the evolution of magnetic order in Fe_(1+y)Te compounds with increasing interstitial iron, PRB 90, 165123 (2014).

J. Knolle, Gia-Wei Chern, D. L. Kovrizhin, R. Moessner, N. B. Perkins, Raman Scattering Signatures of Kitaev Spin Liquids in A2IrO3 Iridates, PRL 113, 187201 (2014)

Natalia B. Perkins, Yuriy Sizyuk, Peter W├Âlfle, Interplay of many-body and single-particle interactions in iridates and rhodates, PRB 89, 035143 (2014)

Craig Price, Natalia B. Perkins, Finite temperature phase diagram of the classical Kitaev-Heisenberg model, PRB 88, 024410 (2013)

Eunsong Choi, Gia-Wei Chern, Natalia Perkins, Chiral magnetism and helimagnons in a pyrochlore antiferromagnet, PRB 87, 054418 (2013)

Natalia B. Perkins, Gia-Wei Chern, Wolfram Brenig, Raman scattering in a Heisenberg S=1/2 antiferromagnet on the anisotropic triangular lattice, PRB 87, 174423 (2013)

Craig Price, Natalia B. Perkins, Critical properties of the Kitaev-Heisenberg model, PRL 109, 187201 (2012)

Samuel Ducatman, Natalia B. Perkins, Andrey Chubukov, Magnetism in parent Fe-chalcogenides: quantum fluctuations select a plaquette order, PRL 109, 157206 (2012)


Ph.D., Moscow State University, 1997
Diploma, Moscow State University, 1994