Juana Moreno, Ph.D.

Juana Moreno , PhD
associate Professor of Physics

Ph.D., 1997 - Rutgers University

Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
293 Nicholson Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
(225) 578-7586-Office

Research Interests

In my research, I have focussed on the experimentally relevant transport and magnetic properties of correlated electron systems, including diluted magnetic semiconductors, heavy fermion compounds and low-dimensional systems. These materials share in common unexpected properties which can not been explained with conventional approaches.

Computer simulations are an increasingly efficient means to study correlated systems. In my research I have used a variety of computational tools, such as the dynamical mean-field theory and the dynamical cluster approximation in the study of diluted magnetic semiconductors and the density matrix renormalization group method in the area of low-dimensional materials.

In the near future, I plan to extend these investigations to nanoscale quantum dots and heterostructures of magnetic semiconductors, where the confined geometry plays a crucial role, to incorporate orbital degrees of freedom in the modeling of heavy-fermions and cuprates, to calculate transport properties in nano systems and to simulate complex materials quantitatively using parameters extracted from first principles calculations.


Current and Selected Publications

  • "Pure Mott phases in confined ultra-cold atomic systems," V.G. Rousseau, G.G. Batrouni, D.E. Sheehy, J. Moreno, and M. Jarrell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 167201 (2010).

  • "Non-local effects on magnetism in the diluted magnetic semiconductor GaMnAs," Unjong Yu, Abdol-Madjid Nili, Karlis Mikelsons, Brian Moritz, Juana Moreno, and Mark Jarrell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 037201 (2010).

  • "Dynamical Cluster Quantum Monte Carlo Study of the Single Particle Spectra of Strongly Interacting Fermion Gases," Shi-Quan Su, Daniel E. Sheehy, Juana Moreno, and Mark Jarrell, Phys. Rev. A 81, 051604(R) (2010).

  • "Proximity of the Superconducting Dome and the Quantum Critical Point in the Two-Dimensional Hubbard Model," S.-X. Yang, H. Fotso, S.-Q. Su, D. Galanakis, E. Khatami, J.-H. She, J. Moreno, J. Zaanen, and M. Jarrell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 047004 (2011).

  • "Copper Core-Porous Manganese Oxide Shell Nanoparticles, Nachal D. Subramanian," Juana Moreno, James J. Spivey and Challa S. S. R. Kumar, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115, 14500 (2011).

  • "The response to dynamical modulation of the optical lattice for fermions in the Hubbard model," Zhaoxin Xu, Simone Chiesa, Shuxiang Yang, Shi-Quan Su, Daniel E. Sheehy, Juana Moreno, Richard T. Scalettar, and Mark Jarrell, Phys. Rev. A 84, 021607(R) (2011).

  • "Dual Fermion Dynamical Cluster Approach for Strongly Correlated Systems," S.-X. Yang, H. Fotso, H. Hafermann, K.-M. Tam, J. Moreno, T. Pruschke, and M. Jarrell, Phys. Rev. B 84, 155106 (2011).

  • "Role of the van Hove Singularity in the Quantum Criticality of the Hubbard Model," K.-S. Chen, S. Pathak, S.-X. Yang, S.-Q. Su, D. Galanakis, K. Mikelsons, M. Jarrell and J. Moreno, Phys. Rev. B 84, 245107 (2011).

  • "Optical Properties of PbTe and PbSe," Chinedu E. Ekuma, David J. Singh, J. Moreno, and M. Jarrell, Phys. Rev. B. 85, 085205 (2012).