Madhu Menon

  • Associate Director, CCS
  • Physics & Astronomy

B.Sc. (Hons.) Bombay University, India Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, Indiana


Theoretical predictions of structural and vibrational properties of new materialsĀ using quantum mechanical molecular dynamics methods. Research areas include carbon fullerenes and nanotubes, silicon clathrates, carbon based nanoscale devices, complex hetero-atomic systems, and magnetism in transition metals.

Selected Publications: 
  • "Surface conductivity of hydrogenated diamond films," A. N. Andriotis, G. Mpourmpakis, E. Richter and M. Menon, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 106801 (2008).
  • "Structure and stability of small diameter silicon nanowires", I. Ponomareva, M. Menon, D. Srivastava and A. N. Andriotis, Phys. Rev. Lett.95 265502 (2005).
  • "Orbital magnetism: Pros and cons for enhancing the cluster magnetism" A. N. Andriotis and M. Menon, Phys. Rev. Lett., 93, 026402 (2004).
  • "Carbon Nanotube T-junctions: Formation Pathways and Conductivity," M. Menon, A. N. Andriotis, D. Srivastava, I. Ponomareva, and L. A. Chernozatonskii, Phys. Rev. Lett., 91, 145501 (2003).
  • "Magnetic Properties of C_60 Polymers", A.N. Andriotis, M. Menon, R. M. Sheetz and L. Chernozatonskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90 026801 (2003).
  • ``Rectification properties of carbon nanotube ``Y-junctions'' '' A. N. Andriotis, M. Menon, D. Srivastava and L. Chernozatonskii, Phys. Rev. Lett., 87, 66802 (2001).
  • ``Catalytic action of Ni atoms in the formation of carbon nanotubes: A molecular dynamics study'' A. N. Andriotis, M. Menon and G. E. Froudakis, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 85, 3193 (2000).
  • ``Nano-plasticity of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes under Uniaxial Compression'', D. Srivastava, M. Menon, and K. Cho, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 83, 2973 (1999).
  • ``Are quasi-one dimensional structures of Si stable?'', M. Menon and E. Richter, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 83, 792 (1999).
  • ``Diameter-Selective Raman Scattering from Vibrational Modes in Carbon Nanotubes'', A. M. Rao, E. Richter, S. Bandow, B. Chase, P. C. Eklund, K. A. Williams, S. Fang, K. R. Subbaswamy, M. Menon, A. Thess, R. E. Smalley, G. Dresselhaus, and M. S. Dresselhouse, Science, Vol. 275 187 (1997).
  • ``Carbon Nanotube ``T-junctions'': Nanoscale Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Contact Devices'', M. Menon and D. Srivastava, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 79, 4453 (1997).
  • Other publications
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