emmanuele cappelluti's scientific activity
Main interest of my research activity is the investigation
of the many-body problems in solid state physics.
Many-body effects in this field are indeed common to a large
variety of phenomena related to the electron-lattice
and to the electron-electron interaction.
Large part of my activity in the past years
has focused on the study of the high-Tc
superconductivity, not only in cuprates, but also in fullerides,
MgB2 alloys and graphitic-like compounds.
My work is mainly based on the analytical techniques of
Quantum Field Theory in Condensed Matter,
but I have also an operative knowledge of numerical techniques.
At the same time, the investigation of the basilar properties
of paradigmatic theoretical models
(Holstein, Hubbard, t-J, ...) is also
accompanied by a strong interest towards the
investigation and the explanation of the specific properties
of real materials.
Along this line I acknowledge and enjoy fruitful cooperations
with computational (DFT, DMFT,...) and experimental groups.
Recent work has mainly focused on superconductivity
in iron-based pnictides, in hydrides under pressure,
and on the electronic, transport and optical properties of graphene and
post-graphenic (transition-metal dichalcogenides) two-dimensional
high-Tc superconductivity; electron-phonon interaction; nonadiabatic theory of
superconductivity and normal state; strongly correlated electron systems; magnetic and lattice
instabilities; fullerenes; copper oxides; magnesium diborides and related compounds; iron-based
pnictides; hydrides; graphenes; dichalcogenides; spin-orbit interaction and spintronics; supersolidity
and quantum solids.
Publications track-record (source: WoS, updated at 19 June 2018):
109 papers in international refereed journals (+ 5 contributions to books), among which:
1 Nat. Phys., 2 Nano Lett., 3 Adv. Mater., 15 Phys. Rev. Lett., 2 2D Materials, 44 Phys. Rev. B,
3 Europhys. Lett., 7 Physica C, 3
Journ. Phys. Chem. Solids, 3 Eur. Phys. J. B.
h-index: 24; n. citations: 2316 (source: ISI Web of Science)
h-index: 29; n. citations: 3225 (source: Google Scholar)
Main scientific achievements
* Unified Fano-Rice theory of spectral properties of
infrared phonons in graphenes;
* Local bandgap engineering by local strain
in transition-metal dichalcogenides;
* Dielectric and non-linear screening properties in layered materials;
* Tight-binding modeling of transition-metal dichalcogenides;
* Nonadiabatic theory of superconductivity in low-density carrier superconductors;
* Multiband/multigap superconductivity and transport in iron-pnictides;
* Spin-lattice polarons in lighly doped cuprates and ntiferromagnetic systems;
* Local surface melting and isotope melting in classic and quantum solids; perspectives for
* Unconventional electron properties in low-carrier density Rashba systems;
* Renormalization of electron-phonon interaction in correlated