The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Haixuan Xu

Haixuan Xu

Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering
University of Florida

Research Bio

Research Interests

  • Point defect evolution and impurity segregation in advanced alloys with improved strength, stability and radiation resistance
  • Defect-dislocation interaction and dislocation dynamic behavior in materials under external stimuli
  • Interface effects on flexoelectricity in nanoscale sensors, actuators, and energy harvesters


Selected Publications

H.X. Xu, R.E. Stoller, Y.N. Osetsky, D. Terentyev, “Solving the Puzzle of <100> Interstitial Loop Formation I bcc Iron”, Physical Review Letters, 110, 265503 (2013)

G. Stone, D. Lee, H.X. Xu, S.R. Phillpot, V. Dierolf, “Local Probing of the Interaction between Intrinsic Defects and Ferroelectric Domain Wall in Lithium Niobate”, Applied Physics Letter, 102, 042905 (2013)

H.X. Xu, Y.N. Osetsky, R.E. Stoller, “Self-Evolving Atomistic Kinetic Monte Carlo: Development and Application”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24,375402 (2012)

H.X. Xu, Y.N. Osetsky, R.E. Stoller, “Cascade Annealing Simulations of BCC Iron using Object Kinetic Monte Carlo”, Journal of Nuclear Materials 423, 102 (2012)

H.X. Xu, Y.N. Osetsky, R.E. Stoller, “Simulating Complex Atomistic Processes: On-the-Fly Kinetic Monte Caro Scheme with Selective Active Volume”, Physical Review B, Brief Reports, 84, 132103 (2011)

D. Lee, H.X. Xu, V. Dierolf, V. Gopalan and S. R. Phillpot, “Shape of Ferroelectric Domains in LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 from Defect/Domain Wall Interaction”, Applied Physics Letters 98, 092903 (2011)

H.X. Xu, A. Chernatynskiy, D. Lee, S. B. Sinnott, V. Gopalan, V. Dierolf and S. R. Phillpot, “Stability and Charge Transfer Levels of Extrinsic Defects in LiNbO3”, Physical Review B 82, 184109 (2010)

H.X. Xu, D. Lee, S. B. Sinnott, V. Gopalan, V. Dierolf and S. R. Phillpot “Structure and Diffusion of Intrinsic Defect Complexes in LiNbO3 from DFT Calculations”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22, 135002 (2010)

D. Lee, R. K. Behera, P. Wu, H.X. Xu, S. B. Sinnott, S. R. Phillpot, L. Q. Chen, and V. Gopalan “Mixed Bloch-Néel-Ising Character of 180° Ferroelectric Domain Walls”, Physical Review B, Rapid Communication, 80, 060102(R) (2009)

H.X. Xu, D. Lee, J. He, S. B. Sinnott, V. Gopalan, V. Dierolf and S. R. Phillpot, “Stability of Intrinsic Defects and Defect Clusters in LiNbO3 from Density Functional Theory Calculations”, Physical Review B 78, 174103 (2008)


Contact Information

Haixuan Xu
337 Ferris Hall
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2200




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