Vincent Crespi

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Distinguished Professor, Physics

Research Summary

Our research is best described as materials theory, broadly defined. We use a variety of techniques chosen to suit the problem at hand, ranging from first-principles density functional theory to dynamical mean field theory, empirical interatomic potentials, photonic bandstructures or effective continuum theories such as Landau-Ginzburg.

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Recent Publications

Strain-Induced 2H to 1T′ Phase Transition in Suspended MoTe2 Using Electric Double Layer Gating

Awate, S. S., Xu, K., Liang, J., Katz, B., Muzzio, R., Crespi, V. H., Katoch, J. & Fullerton-Shirey, S. K., Nov 28 2023, In: ACS nano. 17, 22, p. 22388-22398 11 p.

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High-entropy oxides: Harnessing crystalline disorder for emergent functionality

Kotsonis, G. N., Almishal, S. S. I., Marques dos Santos Vieira, F., Crespi, V. H., Dabo, I., Rost, C. M. & Maria, J. P., Oct 2023, In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society. 106, 10, p. 5587-5611 25 p.

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Classical triangular lattice antiferromagnetic Ising model as a free-fermion/superconductor system

Nourhani, A., Crespi, V. H. & Lammert, P. E., May 19 2023, In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. 56, 20, 205001.

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Three-dimensional topological magnetic monopoles and their interactions in a ferromagnetic meta-lattice

Rana, A., Liao, C. T., Iacocca, E., Zou, J., Pham, M., Lu, X., Subramanian, E. E. C., Lo, Y. H., Ryan, S. A., Bevis, C. S., Karl, R. M., Glaid, A. J., Rable, J., Mahale, P., Hirst, J., Ostler, T., Liu, W., O’Leary, C. M., Yu, Y. S., Bustillo, K., & 11 othersOhldag, H., Shapiro, D. A., Yazdi, S., Mallouk, T. E., Osher, S. J., Kapteyn, H. C., Crespi, V. H., Badding, J. V., Tserkovnyak, Y., Murnane, M. M. & Miao, J., Mar 2023, In: Nature nanotechnology. 18, 3, p. 227-232 6 p.

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Step engineering for nucleation and domain orientation control in WSe2 epitaxy on c-plane sapphire

Zhu, H., Nayir, N., Choudhury, T. H., Bansal, A., Huet, B., Zhang, K., Puretzky, A. A., Bachu, S., York, K., Mc Knight, T. V., Trainor, N., Oberoi, A., Wang, K., Das, S., Makin, R. A., Durbin, S. M., Huang, S., Alem, N., Crespi, V. H., van Duin, A. C. T., & 1 othersRedwing, J. M., Nov 2023, In: Nature nanotechnology. 18, 11, p. 1295-1302 8 p.

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Theoretical Studies of Furan and Thiophene Nanothreads: Structures, Cycloaddition Barriers, and Activation Volumes

Chen, B., Crespi, V. H. & Hoffmann, R., May 25 2022, In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 144, 20, p. 9044-9056 13 p.

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Mechanistic insights into the pressure-induced polymerization of aryl/perfluoroaryl co-crystals

Gerthoffer, M. C., Xu, B., Wu, S., Cox, J., Huss, S., Oburn, S. M., Lopez, S. A., Crespi, V. H., Badding, J. V. & Elacqua, E., Feb 3 2022, In: Polymer Chemistry. 13, 10, p. 1359-1368 10 p.

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Shape Entropy of a Reconfigurable Ising Surface

Katz, B. N., Krainov, L. & Crespi, V., Aug 26 2022, In: Physical review letters. 129, 9, 096102.

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Confined Monolayer Ag As a Large Gap 2D Semiconductor and Its Momentum Resolved Excited States

Lee, W., Wang, Y., Qin, W., Kim, H., Liu, M., Nunley, T. N., Fang, B., Maniyara, R., Dong, C., Robinson, J. A., Crespi, V. H., Li, X., Macdonald, A. H. & Shih, C. K., Oct 12 2022, In: Nano letters. 22, 19, p. 7841-7847 7 p.

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Mutual information and breakdown of the Perron-Frobenius scenario in zero-temperature triangular Ising antiferromagnets on cylinders

Nourhani, A., Crespi, V. H. & Lammert, P. E., Apr 2022, In: Physical Review E. 105, 4, 044105.

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Photochemically Mediated Polymerization of Molecular Furan and Pyridine: Synthesis of Nanothreads at Reduced Pressures

Oburn, S. M., Huss, S., Cox, J., Gerthoffer, M. C., Wu, S., Biswas, A., Murphy, M., Crespi, V. H., Badding, J. V., Lopez, S. A. & Elacqua, E., Dec 7 2022, In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 144, 48, p. 22026-22034 9 p.

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ZrTe2/CrTe2: an epitaxial van der Waals platform for spintronics

Ou, Y., Yanez, W., Xiao, R., Stanley, M., Ghosh, S., Zheng, B., Jiang, W., Huang, Y. S., Pillsbury, T., Richardella, A., Liu, C., Low, T., Crespi, V. H., Mkhoyan, K. A. & Samarth, N., Dec 2022, In: Nature communications. 13, 1, 2972.

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Nonstoichiometric Salt Intercalation as a Means to Stabilize Alkali Doping of 2D Materials

Wang, Y., Crespi, V. H., Cohen, M. L. & Nourhani, A., Dec 23 2022, In: Physical review letters. 129, 26, 266401.

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Theory of Borazine-Derived Nanothreads: Enumeration, Reaction Pathways, and Piezoelectricity

Wang, T., Xu, E. S., Chen, B., Hoffmann, R. & Crespi, V. H., Oct 25 2022, In: ACS nano. 16, 10, p. 15884-15893 10 p.

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Scalable Synthesis of Crystalline One-Dimensional Carbon Nanothreads through Modest-Pressure Polymerization of Furan

Huss, S., Wu, S., Chen, B., Wang, T., Gerthoffer, M. C., Ryan, D. J., Smith, S. E., Crespi, V. H., Badding, J. V. & Elacqua, E., Mar 23 2021, In: ACS nano. 15, 3, p. 4134-4143 10 p.

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