Prof. Hod Oded

Affiliation:Sackler School of Medicine
Orenstein building
room 422
Tel:  (972)-3-6405850
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Postal Address:Sackler School of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978

Research Interest

Nanoscience and nanotechnology open a unique opportunity for the application of highly accurate theories to realistic material science problems. The research in my group focuses on the theoretical study of the mechanical, electronic, magnetic, and transport properties of systems at the nanoscale. Using first-principles computational methods, we aim to characterize both ground state and dynamical properties of such systems. A combination of codes developed within our group along with commercial computational chemistry packages, operating on a highly parallelizable high-performance computer cluster, allows us to address the properties and functionality of a variety of systems ranging from carefully tailored molecular structures up to bulk systems.  On top of basic science questions, the design of technologically applicable nanoscale material properties for future applications in fields such as nano-electronics, nano-spintronics, accurate and sensitive chemical sensing, and nano-mechanical devices, is being pursued.

Selected Publications

  • D. Rai, O. Hod, and A. Nitzan, "Circular Currents in Molecular Wires", submitted (2010).
  • N. Marom, J. Bernstein, J. Garel, A. Tkatchenko, E. Joselevich, L. Kronik, and O. Hod, "Stacking and Registry Effects in Layered Materials: The Case of Hexagonal Boron Nitride", Phys. Rev. Lett., In press (2010).
  • S. Hod and O. Hod, "Analytic treatment of the black-hole bomb", Phys. Rev. D (Rapid Communication) 81, 061502(R) (2010).
  • O. Hod and G. E. Scuseria, "Electromechanical properties of suspended Graphene Nanoribbons", Nano Letters 9, 2619-2622 (2009).
  • O. Hod and G. E. Scuseria, "Half-metallic zigzag carbon nanotube dots", ACS Nano 2, 2243-2249 (2008).
  • O. Hod, J. E. Peralta, and G. E. Scuseria, "Edge effects in finite elongated graphene nanoribbons", Phys. Rev. B 76, 233401 (2007).
  • O. Hod, V. Barone, J. E. Peralta, and G. E. Scuseria, "Enhanced Half-Metallicity in Edge-Oxidized Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbons", Nano Letters 7, 2295-2299 (2007).
  • V. Barone, O. Hod, and G. E. Scuseria, "Electronic Structure and Stability of Semiconducting Graphene Nanoribbons", Nano Letters 6, 2748-2754 (2006).
  • O. Hod, J. E. Peralta, and G. E. Scuseria, "First-principles electronic transport calculations in finite elongated systems: A divide and conquer approach", J. Chem. Phys. 125, 114704 (2006).
  • O. Hod, E. Rabani, and R. Baer, "Magneto-resistance of nanoscale molecular devices", Acc. Chem. Res. 39, 109-117 (2006).
  • O. Hod, R. Baer, and E. Rabani, "Inelastic effects in Aharonov-Bohm molecular interferometers", Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 266803 (2006).