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My research focuses on the development and application of computational methods to discover and design novel quantum materials (bulk and 2D) with interesting properties. I am particularly interested in materials having one or more of the following features: nontrivial topological electronic/phononic properties, nonlinear Hall response, ferroelectricity, magnetism, large spin-orbit coupling, thermoelectricity, superconductivity, and auxeticity (i.e., negative Poisson's ratio). These materials may include bulk or 2D materials, alloys, superlattices, heterostructures, and/or oxide interfaces. I have an abiding interest in collaborating with experimentalists to figure out an explanation of the observed intriguing experimental phenomena.

Please visit my Research page for more details. My recent publications can be found here, as well as on Google Scholar and Web of Science profiles.

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Some reported experimental confirmations of our first-principles predictions

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Theoretical Prediction: Sobhit Singh*, A. C. Garcia-Castro, Irais Valencia-Jaime, Francisco Muñoz, and Aldo H. Romero*, "Prediction and control of spin polarization in a Weyl semimetallic phase of BiSb," Physical Review B 94, 161116 (2016). Rapid Communications

Experimental Verification: Hao Liu, Jia Wang, Yonghao Han, and Chunxiao Gao, "Structural phase transition of BiSb and formation of Weyl semimetallic phase under pressure: calculations and experiments," Journal of Materials Chemistry C 10, 3531-3537 (2022) Advance Article.

Theoretical Prediction: Sobhit Singh*, Jinwoong Kim, Karin M. Rabe, and David Vanderbilt, "Engineering Weyl phases and nonlinear Hall effects in Td-MoTe2," Physical Review Letters 125, 046402 (2020). Appeared on the PRL Cover

Experimental Verification: Seoung-Hun Kang, Sangjun Jeon, Hyun-Jung Kim, Wonhee Ko, Suyeon Cho, Se Hwang Kang, Sung Wng Kim, Heejun Yang, Hyo Won Kim, and Young-Woo Son, "Reshaped Weyl fermionic dispersions driven by Coulomb interactions in MoTe2," Physical Review B 105, 045143 (2022).

Selected Publications

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  • Sobhit Singh*, Logan Lang, Viviana Dovale-Farelo, Uthpala Herath, Pedram Tavadze, François-Xavier Coudert, and Aldo H. Romero*, "MechElastic: A Python library for analysis of mechanical and elastic properties of bulk and 2D materials," Computer Physics Communications 267, 108068 (2021). (Computer Program in Physics)

  • Xiaoran Liu*, Sobhit Singh, Victor Drouin-Touchette, T. Asaba, Jess H. Brewer, Qinghua Zhang, Yanwei Cao, B. Pal, S. Middey, P. S. Anil Kumar, M. Kareev, Lin Gu, D. D. Sarma, P. Shafer, E. Arenholz, J. W. Freeland, Lu Li, David Vanderbilt, and Jak Chakhalian, "Proximate Quantum Spin Liquid on Designer Lattice," Nano Letters 21, 5, 2010-2017 (2021). (Experiment + Theory)

  • Sobhit Singh* and Aldo H. Romero*, "Giant tunable Rashba spin splitting in two-dimensional BiSb monolayer and BiSb/AlN heterostructures," Physical Review B 95, 165444 (2017). (Theory)

  • Sobhit Singh, Prativa Pramanik, S. Sangaraju, A. Mallick, L. Giebeler, and Subhash Thota*, "Size-dependent structural, magnetic and optical properties of MnCo2O4 nanocrystallites," Journal of Applied Physics 121, 194303 (2017). (Experiment)

Email: s.singh (at) rochester.edu