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Cristiano Nisoli

Staff Scientist
T-4/CNLS

Cristiano Nisoli

Office: TA-3, Bldg 0123, Room 182
Mail Stop: B258
Phone: (505) 664-0154
Fax: (505) 665-7652

cristiano_at_lanl.gov
cristiano.nisoli_at_gmail.com

The possible ranks higher than the actual
Martin Heidegger, Sein und Zeit (1927).


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 Educational Background/Employment:
  • Professional Training:
    • Since 2011 Staff Scientist, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.
    • 2009-2011 Director Funded Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.
    • 2008-2009 CNLS Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.
    • 2007-2008 Postdoctoral Scholar at Penn State University, University Park, PA.
    • 2001-2007 Research Assistant at Penn State University, University Park, PA.
    • Referee for Science, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Physical Review E, New Journal of Physics, Nanoletters, Physics Letters A, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Chemical Physics, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Bioscences.

Research Interests:

  • Electromechanics of carbon nanostructures
  • Frustrated magnetic artificial nanomaterials
  • Statistical mechanics of quasi-one-dimensional systems
  • Solitons and non-linear phenomena
  • Mechanical properties of DNA

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. Cristiano Nisoli "On Thermalization of Magnetic nano-arrays at Fabrication" New Journal of Physics 14, 035017 (2012) .
  2. Sheng Zhang, Jie Li, Jason Bartell, Xianglin Ke, Cristiano Nisoli, Paul E. Lammert, Vincent H. Crespi, Peter Schiffer "Ignoring your neighbors: Moment correlations dominated by indirect or distant interactions in an ordered nanomagnet array" Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 117204 (2011) .
  3. Cristiano Nisoli, A. R. Bishop "Thermomechanics of DNA:Theory of Thermal Stability under Load" Phys. Rev. Lett 107, 068102 (2011) .
  4. Awnish K. Gupta, Cristiano Nisoli, Paul Lammert, Vincent H. Crespi and Peter C. Eklund "Curvature-Induced D-Band Raman Scattering in Folded Graphene." J.Phys.: Condens. Matter 22, 334205 (2010) .
  5. Cristiano Nisoli, Nathaniel M. Gabor, Paul E. Lammert, J. D. Maynard, and Vincent H. Crespi "Annealing a Magnetic Cactus into Phyllotaxis." Phys. Rev. E 81, 046107 (2010).
  6. P. Lammert et al. "Direct Entropy Determination and Application to Articial Spin Ice" Nature Physics 6, 786 (2010) .
  7. Cristiano Nisoli et al. "Effective Temperature in an Interacting Vertex System: Theory and Experiment on Artificial Spin Ice." Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 047205 (2010) .
  8. Cristiano Nisoli, Douglas Abraham, Turab Lookman, Avadh Saxena "Thermally Induced Local Failures in Quasi-One-Dimensional Systems: Collapse in Carbon Nanotubes, Necking in Nanowires, and Opening of Bubbles in DNA" Phys. Rev. Lett 104, 025503 (2010).
  9. Cristiano Nisoli "Dynamical Phyllotaxis, Artificial Spin Ice, and Graphenic Bicontinuum" ISBN (978-3-639-19748-8) VDM Verlag (2009) .
  10. Cristiano Nisoli "Polarons Induced Deformations in Carbon Nanotubes" Phys. Rev. B 80, 113406 (2009).
  11. Cristiano Nisoli "Spiraling solitons: A continuum model for dynamical phyllotaxis of physical systems" Phys. Rev. E 80, 026110 (2009).
  12. Cristiano Nisoli, Douglas Abraham, Turab Lookman, Avadh Saxena "Thermal Stability of Strained Nanowires" Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 245504 (2009).
  13. Cristiano Nisoli, Nathaniel M. Gabor, Paul E. Lammert, J. D. Maynard, and Vincent H. Crespi "Static and Dynamical Phyllotaxis in a Magnetic Cactus" Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 186103 (2009).
  14. X. Ke, J. Li, C. Nisoli, P. E. Lammert, W. McConville, R. Wang, V. H. Crespi and P. Schiffer "Energy Minimization and ac Demagnetization in a Nanomagnet Array," Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 037205 (2008).
  15. C. Nisoli, P. E. Lammert, E. Mockensturm and V. H. Crespi "Carbon Nanostructures as an Electromechanical Bicontinuum" Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 045501 (2007).
  16. C. Nisoli, R. Wang, W. McConville, P. E. Lammert, P. Schiffer and V. H. Crespi "Ground state lost but degeneracy found: the effective thermodynamics of artificial spin ice" Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 217203 (2007).
  17. R. Wang, C. Nisoli, R. S. Freitas, J. Li, W. McConville, B. Cooley, M. S. Lund, N. Samarth, C. Leighton, V. H. Crespi and P. Schiffer "Artificial 'spin ice' in a geometrically frustrated lattice of nanoscale ferromagnetic islands" Nature 439, 303 - 306 (2006).
  18. C. Nisoli, R. Wang, W. McConville, P. E. Lammert, P. Schiffer and V. H. Crespi "Chemically Doped Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Cylindrical Molecular Capacitors" Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 257403 (2003).
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