Dr. John W. Mintmire

Regents Professor

Ph.D., University of Florida, 1980

216 Physical Sciences

Lab: 250 Physical Sciences

Links: Computational Materials Physics Group


B.S., Physics, University of Florida (1976)
Ph.D., Physics, University of Florida (1980)


Computational Materials Physics

Computational Materials Physics combines physics, computer science, and applied mathematics to provide scientific solutions to realistic and often complex problems involving materials.

Our strategy is to develop and apply state-of-the-art theoretical and computational methods in conjunction with the best available computing resources to attack challenging problems involving novel nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, inorganic nanowires, etc.


Representative Publications

“Edges Bring New Dimension to Graphene Nanoribbons”, D. Gunlycke, J. W. Li, J. W. Mintmire, and C. T. White, Nano Lett. 10, 3638-3643 (2010).

“Electronic Transport of Silicon Nanowires with Surface Defects” J. W. Li, T. Jayasekera, V. Meunier, and J. W. Mintmire, Int. J. Quantum Chem. 109, 3705-3710 (2009).

“Graphene Nanostrip Digital Memory Device”, D. Gunlycke, D. A. Areshkin, J. W. Li, J. W. Mintmire, and C. T. White, Nano Lett. 7, 3608-3611 (2007). [DOI: 10.1021/nl0717917]

“Transport in Multiterminal Graphene Nanodevices”, T. Jayasekera and J. W. Mintmire, Nanotechnology 18, 424033 (2007). [DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/18/42/424033]

“Hidden One-Electron Interactions in Carbon Nanotubes Revealed in Graphene Nanostrips”, C. T. White, J. W. Li, D. Gunlycke, and J. W. Mintmire, Nano Lett. 7, 825 (2007). [DOI: 10.1021/nl0627745]

“First-Principles Study of the Optical Properties of ZnO Single-Wall Nanotubes”, S. L. Elizondo and J. W. Mintmire, J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 17821-17826 (2007). [DOI: 10.1021/jp071319+]

“Fundamental Properties of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes," C. T. White and J.W. Mintmire, J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 52-65 (2005).

“Metallic and Semiconducting Narrow Carbon Nanotubes," I. Cabria, J.W. Mintmire, and C.T. White, Phys. Rev. B 67, R121406 (2003).

“Universal Density of States for Carbon Nanotubes," J. W. Mintmire and C. T. White, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2506 (1998).

“Density of States Reflects Diameter in Nanotubes," C. T. White and J. W. Mintmire, Nature 394, 29 (1998).
“Electrostatic Potentials for Metal Oxide Surfaces and Interfaces," F. H. Streitz and J.W. Mintmire, Phys. Rev. B 50 , 11996 (1994).

“Are Fullerene Tubules Metallic?" J. W. Mintmire, B. I. Dunlap, and C. T. White, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 631 (1992).