Silvia Picozzi

Scientist in charge

Silvia Picozzi is responsible of NFFA theory branch. She has experience in materials modeling (mostly simulations based on density functional theory, DFT) on a variety of systems, ranging from semiconductor interfaces to beyond-DFT approaches, from organic crystals to diluted magnetic semiconductors, from Heusler alloys to multiferroics and magnetoelectrics. She has been mainly active in the field of cross-coupling phenomena, with simulations aimed at discovering and optimizing microscopic mechanisms at play in multifunctional materials.


1998 - Ph.D. in Materials Science at the University of Camerino, Italy

1994 - Physics Degree at the University of L'Aquila, Italy



Within NFFA
From our users
Phys. Rev. Lett., 127, 247204, (2021)
Giant Biquadratic Exchange in 2D Magnets and Its Role in Stabilizing Ferromagnetism of NiCl2 Monolayers
J.Y. Ni, X.Y. Li, D. Amoroso, X. He, J.S. Feng, E.J. Kan, S. Picozzi, and H.J. Xiang
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From our users
Phys. Rev. Materials, 5, 104403, (2021)
Identification of hidden orbital contributions in the La0.65Sr0.35MnO3 valence band
F. Offi, K. Yamauchi, S. Picozzi, V. Lollobrigida, A. Verna, C. Schlueter, T.-L. Lee, A. Regoutz, D. J. Payne, A. Petrov, G. Vinai, G. M. Pierantozzi, T. Pincelli, G. Panaccione, and F. Borgatti
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Our Research
Nanomaterials, 11, 1873, (2021)
Interplay between single-ion and two-ion anisotropies in frustrated 2d semiconductors and tuning of magnetic structures topology
D. Amoroso, P. Barone, S. Picozzi
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