Dr. Natan Amir

Affiliation:Department Of Physics And Electrical Engineering & Electronics, Faculty of Engineering
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Email: amirnatan@post.tau.ac.il
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Postal Address:Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering & Electronics
Faculty of Engineering

Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978

Research Interest

I use first principles quantum calculations and other tools to investigate the electronic properties of materials and devices. In parallel to using commercial and public software and I also develop new theoretical methods and software. My Interests include:

  • Properties of novel materials – Structural and Electronic properties of materials (e.g. chemically modified graphene, novel metal-oxides and others).
  • Interaction of light with matter and electrons dynamics – Non-linear effects in molecules and nano-structures, photo-voltaic cells, and electrons dynamics in systems. 
  • Multi-scale modeling of materials and devices – Developing theoretical methods to integrate first principles calculations with macroscopic and intermediate scale models. The long term goal is to go from atomic structure to device simulation.
  • Physical phenomena at surfaces and interfaces – research of emerging phenomena of materials with different dimensionality or at interfaces. I am especially interested in electric and magnetic properties at interfaces and in modeling of dynamical processes of atom adsorption at surfaces.


Selected Publications

  • A. Natan, L. Kronik, H. Haick, and R. Tung, “Electrostatic properties of ideal and non-ideal polar organic monolayers: implications for electronic devices”, Adv. Mat. 19, 4103-4117, (2007)
  • A. Natan, A. Benjamini, D. Naveh, L. Kronik, M. L. Tiago, S. P. Beckman,and J. R. Chelikowsky, “Real Space Pseudopotential method for first principles calculations of general periodic and partially periodic systems”, Phys. Rev. B 78, 075109 (2008).
  • A. Natan, N. Kuritz, and L. Kronik, “Polarizability, susceptibility, and dielectric constant of nano-scale molecular films: a microscopic view” – Adv. Func. Mater. 20, 2077–2084 (2010).