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Gayanath W. Fernando

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Department of Physics
2152 Hillside Road, U-3046
Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Phone: (860) 486-0442
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Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 1985
M.S., Physics, Cornell University, 1982
B.S., Mathematics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1978


Research Focus

Solid state physics
Many-body theory
Classical and statistical mechanics
Mathematical methods in physics


Current Publications

“Nematicity in the Two-Dimensional One-Band Hubbard Model,” Kun Fang, G. W. Fernando and A. N. Kocharian, Journal of Physics – Condensed Matter, 25, 205601 (2013).

“A Physics-Based Lagrangian for the Heat-Diffusion Equation,” Brice Cassenti, Alexander Staroselsky and Gayanath Fernando, Philoshophical Magazine Letters (2013).

“Tracing Magnetism and Pairing in FeTe-Based Systems,” K. Palandage, G. W. Fernando, Kun Fang and A. N. Kocharian (Journal of Materials Science, avaialble online: June 9 2012).

“Quantum Critical Points and Phase Separation Instabilities in Hubbard Nanoclusters,” A. N. Kocharian, G. W. Fernando and K. Fang, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 324, 3427 (2012).

“Pairing Enhancement in Betts Lattices with Next Nearest Neighbor Couplings; Exact Results,” K. Fang, G. W. Fernando and A. N. Kocharian, Physics Letters A, 538 (2012)- available online Dec. 2011.

“Spin and Charge Pairing Instabilities in Nanoclusters and Nanomaterials,” A.N. Kocharian, G.W. Fernando and C. Yang, Chapter 15, pp. 507-570, Scanning probe microscopy in nanoscience and nanotechnology, ed. by Bharat Bushan (published by Springer, 2010).

“Role of Point Defects on Conductivity, Magnetism and Optical Properties in In2O3,” Kalum Palandage and G. W. Fernando, Physics Letters A 374, 2879 (2010).

“Pairing in Bipartite and Nonbipartite Repulsive Hubbard Clusters: Octahedron,” G. W. Fernando, K. Palandage, A. N. Kocharian and J. W. Davenport, Physical Review B 80, 014525 (2009).

“Electron Coherent and Incoherent Pairing Instabilities in Inhomogeneous Bipartite and Nonbipartite Nanoclusters,” A. N. Kocharian, G. W. Fernando, K. Palandage and J. W. Davenport Physics Letters A 373, 1074 (2009).

“Coherent and Incoherent Pairing Instabilities and Spin Charge Separation in Bipartite and Nonbipartite Nanoclusters: Exact Results,” A. N. Kocharian, G. W. Fernando, K. Palandage and J. W. Davenport Phys. Rev. B 78, 075431 (2008).