Robert Markiewicz

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We investigate several strong spin-orbit coupling ternary chalcogenides related to the (Pb,Sn)Te series of compounds. Our first-principles calculations predict the low-temperature rhombohedral ordered phase in TlBiTe₂, TlBiSe₂, and TlSbX₂ (X=Te, Se, S) to be topologically nontrivial. We identify the specific surface termination that realizes the single(More)
We carry out extensive first-principles doping-dependent computations of angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) intensities in La2-xSrxCuO4 over a wide range of binding energies. Intercell hopping and the associated three dimensionality, which is usually neglected in discussing cuprate physics, is shown to play a key role in shaping the ARPES spectra. Despite(More)
We have developed a material specific theoretical framework for modeling scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) of high-temperature superconducting materials in the normal as well as the superconducting state. Results for Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+delta (Bi2212) show clearly that the tunneling process strongly modifies the STS spectrum from the local density of states(More)
The high-temperature superconducting cuprate La(2-x)Sr(x)CuO(4) (LSCO) shows several phases ranging from antiferromagnetic insulator to metal with increasing hole doping. To understand how the nature of the hole state evolves with doping, we have carried out high-resolution Compton scattering measurements at room temperature together with first-principles(More)
In the first part of this paper an audio watermarking system, operating in log-spectrum domain, is presented. Special measures are taken to make this system robust to symbol time offset. In the second part algorithms for sampling frequency offset and symbol time offset estimation and correction are proposed. These algorithms are based on inaudible pilot(More)
High-temperature cuprate superconductors display unexpected nanoscale inhomogeneity in essential properties such as pseudogap energy, Fermi surface, and even superconducting critical temperature. Theoretical explanations for this inhomogeneity have ranged from chemical disorder to spontaneous electronic phase separation. We extend the energy range of(More)
Bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3) is a 3D topological insulator, its strong spin-orbit coupling resulting in the well-known topologically protected coexistence of gapless metallic surface states and semiconducting bulk states with a band gap, Eg ≃ 300 meV. A fundamental question of considerable importance is how the electronic properties of this material evolve(More)
Negative compressibility is a sign of thermodynamic instability of open or non-equilibrium systems. In quantum materials consisting of multiple mutually coupled subsystems, the compressibility of one subsystem can be negative if it is countered by positive compressibility of the others. Manifestations of this effect have so far been limited to(More)
The Fermi surface (FS) of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+delta (Bi2212) predicted by band theory displays Bi-related pockets around the (pi, 0) point, which have never been observed experimentally. We show that when the effects of hole doping either by substituting Pb for Bi or by adding excess O in Bi2212 are included, the Bi-O bands are lifted above the Fermi energy(More)
Half-metallicity in materials has been a subject of extensive research due to its potential for applications in spintronics. Ferromagnetic manganites have been seen as a good candidate, and aside from a small minority-spin pocket observed in La(2-2x)Sr(1+2x)Mn(2)O(7) (x = 0.38), transport measurements show that ferromagnetic manganites essentially behave(More)