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Shneidman, Vitaly A.

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Academic Interests: computational physics

About Me

Complete CV (.pdf)

Education

  • B.S., Department of Theoretical Physics, Kharkov State University (with honors), 1980
  • Ph. D., Institute of Low-Temperature Physics, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 1987. Thesis:"Nonstationary nucleation in 1-st order phase transitions". Advisors: Academician L.A. Shubenko-Shubin, Professor V.V.Slyozov
  • Post-doctoral, University of Arizona (Professor M.C.Weinberg); 1991-1992 research into theory of nucleation and phase transformation kinetics in glass-to crystal transitions

Awards

The Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships (1992)


Courses I Teach

Not teaching any courses this semester

Research Interests

  • Kinetics of nonequilibrium 1-st order phase transitions. Nucleation.
  • Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics of metastable systems.
  • Relaxation dynamics and memory e®ects in systems with large viscosity.
  • Glass transition.
  • Dynamic properties of the interface. Crystallization in bulk systems and in thin films.
  • Dynamics of Ising-type systems
  • Random walk problems. Barrier crossing. Fokker-Planck equation.
  • Time-dependent non-linear stochastic processes.
  • Computational methods and large scale simulations

Research in Progress

  1. Analytical description of finite heating rate effects in a two-step annealing nucleation experiment - in preparation for J. Non-Cryst. Solids.
  2. "Magic numbers" in nucleation kinetics - in preparation for Nature.

Selected Publications

V.A. Shneidman, Heating rate e®ects in the transient nucleation problem, J. Chem. Phys. 127(2007) 41102. Communication.V.A. Shneidman and G. M. Nita, Collapse of transient nucleation °uxes in a cold Ising ferromag-net, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97 (2006) 065703.V.A. Shneidman, Nucleation rates for high supersaturations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005) 115701.V.A. Shneidman and E.V. Goldstein, Nucleation time lag at nano sizes, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 351(2005) 1512.V.A. Shneidman, Branching of nucleation paths in a metastable lattice gas with Metropolis dy-namics, New Journal of Physics 7 (2005) 12, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/7/1/012.V.A. Shneidman and G.M. Nita, On the critical cluster in the two-dimensional Ising model:Computer-assisted exact results, J. Chem. Phys. 121 (2004) 11232. V.A. Shneidman, On the lowest energy nucleation path in a supersaturated lattice gas, J. Stat.Phys. 112 (2003) 293.V.A. Shneidman and G. Nita, Nucleation preexponential in dynamic Ising models at moderately strongfields, Phys. Rev. E 68 (2003) 021605.V.A. Shneidman, Asymptotic relations between time-lag and higher moments of transient nucle-ation °ux, J. Chem. Phys. 119 (2003) 12487.V.A. Shneidman and G.M. Nita, Modulation of the nucleation rate pre-exponential in a cold Isingsystem, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89 (2002) 25701.