Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Amit Samanta

Research Staff
Physics Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2009
M.Sc. Materials Science and Engineering
Ohio State University, Columbus
2007
B.S.
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
2003

Research Interests

  1. Algorithms to explore free energy surface, potential energy surface
  2. Atomistic simulations of phase stability, mechanisms of phase transitions, defect stability in semiconductors and insulators
  3. Simulations of microscopic mechanisms of mechanical deformation

Honors and Awards

  • Physical and Life Science Directorate award for excellence in publication (2014)

Selected (Recent) Publications

  1. Amit Samanta, Mark E Tuckerman, Tang Qing Yu, Weinan E, "Microscopic mechanisms of equilibrium melting of a solid", Science, 346, 729-732 (2014).
  2. Amit Samanta, Ming Chen, Tang Qing Yu, Mark Tuckerman, Weinan E, "Sampling saddle points on a free energy surface", Journal of Chemical Physics, 140 (16), 164109 (2014).
  3. Tang Qing Yu, P. Y. Chen, Ming Chen, Amit Samanta, Eric Vanden-Eijnden, Mark Tuckerman, "Order-parameter aided temperature accelerated sampling for the exploration of crystal polymorphism and the solid-liquid phase transitions", Journal of Chemical Physics, 140 (21), 214109 (2014).

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