Theoretical Study of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
Satoshi Okamoto Oak Ridge National Laboratory
What's new
New My paper with Prof. Nagaosa about the spin Hall effect in magnetic metals is published in npj Quantum Materials (Mar. 19, 2024).
New Dr. Chi Fang's paper about the fluctuation spin Hall effect is published online in Nato Letters (Dec. 8, 2023).
Dr. Hu Miao's paper about the spin-phonon coupling in a kagome magnet is published in Nature Communications (Oct. 4, 2023).
Dr. Maier's paper about the dynamical spin structure factor from an altermagnet is published as a Letter in Physical Review B (Sep. 19, 2023).
Dr. Mohanta's paper about Majorana corner states on the dice lattice is published in Communications Physics (Sep. 6, 2023).

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I am a condensed-matter theorist. I have been working on strongly-correlated electron systems in the form of bulk crystals or artificial heterostructures, such as unconventional superconductivity, magnetism, and electronic transport. For correlated systems, an exact solution is almost impossible to find except for some special cases. Therefore, in many cases, some kind of approximation has to be employed depending on the problem. I use a variety of techniques ranging from analytical ones to numerical ones. These include Hartee-Fock approximation, auxiliary-particle methods (slave boson, slave fermion and Schwinger boson), spin-wave expansion, bosonization, density functional theory, dynamical mean field theory, and exact diagonalization methods. My interest is still growing, covering spin liquids, spin transport, and topological properties of the strongly-correlated systems.

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Selected Publications

  1. S. Okamoto and N. Nagaosa, “Critical enhancement of the spin Hall effect by spin fluctuations,” npj Quantum Mater. 9, 29 (2024).
  2. S. Okamoto, N. Mohanta, E. Dagotto, and D. N. Sheng, “Topological flat bands in a kagome lattice multiorbital system,” Commun. Phys. 5, 198 (2022).
  3. P. Laurell and S. Okamoto, “Dynamical and thermal magnetic properties of the Kitaev spin liquid candidate α-RuCl3,” npj Quantum Mater. 5, 2 (2020).
  4. S. Okamoto, T. Egami, and N. Nagaosa, “Critical spin fluctuation mechanism for the spin Hall effect,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 196603 (2019).
  5. N. Sivadas, S. Okamoto, X. Xu, C. J. Fennie, and D. Xiao, “Stacking-dependent magnetism in bilayer CrI3,” Nano Lett. 18, 7658 (2018).
  6. S. Okamoto and D. Xiao, “Transition-metal oxide (111) bilayers,” J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 87, 041006 (2018). Special Topics: New ab initio Approaches to Exploring Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Matter.
  7. S. Okamoto, J. Nichols, C. Sohn, S. Y. Kim, T. W. Noh, and H. N. Lee, “Charge transfer in iridate-manganite superlattices,” Nano Lett. 17, 2126 (2017).
  8. Z. Qiu, J. Li, D. Hou, E. Arenholz, A. T. N’Diaye, A. Tan, K. Uchida, K. Sato, S. Okamoto, Y. Tserkovnyak, Z. Q. Qiu, and E. Saitoh, “Spin-current probe for phase transition in an insulator,” Nat. Commun. 7, 12670 (2016).
  9. S. Okamoto, W. Zhu, Y. Nomura, R. Arita, D. Xiao, and N. Nagaosa, “Correlation effects in (111) bilayers of perovskite transition-metal oxides,” Phys. Rev. B 89, 195121 (2014).
  10. E. Assmann, P. Blaha, R. Laskowski, K. Held, S. Okamoto, and G. Sangiovanni, “Oxide heterostructures for efficient solar cells,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 078701 (2013).
  11. S. Okamoto, “Doped Mott insulators in (111) bilayers of perovskite transition-metal oxides with the strong spin-orbit coupling,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 066403 (2013).
  12. D. Xiao, W. Zhu, Y. Ran, N. Nagaosa, and S. Okamoto, “Interface engineering of quantum Hall effects in digital transition metal oxide heterostructures,” Nat. Commun. 2, 596 (2011).
  13. S. Okamoto, D. Sénéchal, M. Civelli, and A.-M. Tremblay, “Dynamical electronic nematicity from Mott physics,” Phys. Rev. B 82, 180511(R) (2010).Editors' Suggestion
  14. P. Yu, J.-S. Lee, S. Okamoto, M. D. Rossell, M. Huijben, C.-H. Yang, Q. He, J. X. Zhang, S.Y. Yang, M. J. Lee, Q. M. Ramasse, R. Erni, Y.-H. Chu, D. A. Arena, C.-C. Kao, L.W. Martin, and R. Ramesh, “Interface ferromagnetism and orbital reconstruction in BiFeO3-La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 heterostructure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 027201 (2010).
  15. K. Yoshimatsu, T. Okabe, H. Kumigashira, S. Okamoto, S. Aizaki, A. Fujimori, and M. Oshima, “Dimensional-crossover-driven metal-insulator transition in SrVO3 ultrathin films,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 147601 (2010).
  16. S. Okamoto and T. A. Maier, “Enhanced superconductivity in superlattices of high-Tc cuprates,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 156401 (2008).
  17. S. Okamoto, “Nonlinear transport through strongly correlated two-terminal heterostructures: A Dynamical Mean-Field Approach,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 116807 (2008).
  18. S. Okamoto, A. J. Millis, and N. A. Spaldin, “Lattice relaxation in oxide heterostructures: LaTiO3/SrTiO3 superlattices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 056802 (2006).
  19. S. Okamoto and A. J. Millis, “Electronic reconstruction at an interface between a Mott insulator and a band insulator,” Nature (London) 428, 630 (2004).
Satoshi Okamoto, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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