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Postdoctoral Fellow
Theory of Nanostructured Materials Facility
Molecular Foundry
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

+1 510-495-2391
[email protected]

PhD in Materials, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2010.
BSc in Physics, University of Utah, 2005.


  1. A. J. Hatt and N. A. Spaldin, "Structural phases of strained LaAlO3 driven by octahedral tilt instabilities," Phys. Rev. B 82, 195402 (2010). link
  2. A. J. Hatt, B. C. Melot and S. Narasimhan, "Harmonic and anharmonic properties of Fe and Ni: Thermal expansion, exchange-correlation errors, and magnetism," Phys. Rev. B 82, 134418 (2010). link
  3. A. J. Hatt, N. A. Spaldin and C. Ederer, "Strain-induced isosymmetric phase transition in BiFeO3," Phys. Rev. B 81, 054109 (2010). link
  4. R. J. Zeches, M. D. Rossell, J. X. Zhang, A. J. Hatt, Q. He, C.-H. Yang, A. Kumar, C. H. Wang, A. Melville, C. Adamo, G. Sheng, Y.-H. Chu, J. F. Ihlefeld, R. Erni, C. Ederer, V. Gopalan, L. Q. Chen, D. G. Schlom, N. A. Spaldin, L. W. Martin, and R. Ramesh, "A strain-driven morphotropic phase boundary in BiFeO3," Science 326, 977 (2009). link
  5. A. J. Hatt and N. A. Spaldin, "Strain effects on the electric polarization of BiMnO3," Eur. Phys. J. B 71, 435 (2009). link
  6. M. K. Peterson, A. J. Hatt and G. A. Voth, "Orientational dynamics of water in the nafion polymer electrolyte membrane and its relationship to proton transport," J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 7754 (2008). link
  7. A. J. Hatt and N. A. Spaldin, "Trilayer superlattices: A route to magnetoelectric multiferroics?" Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 242916 (2007). link
  8. A. Aravindh, A. Arkundato, S. Barman, S. Baroni, ... , A. J. Hatt, et al. "SixC1-xO2alloys: A possible route to stabilize carbon-based silica-like solids?" Solid State Commun. 144, 273 (2007). link

Other Activities

African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications (ASESMA)  I maintain the unofficial ASESMA website and write a monthly newsletter for the ASESMA group. I became involved in the project while tutoring at the 2010 ASESMA workshop in South Africa.

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