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Scott P. Beckman - Associate Professor

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Scott P. Beckman - Associate Professor

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Scott P. Beckman

Contact Information:

office ETRL 252
telephone 509 335 8571
e-mail scott.beckman@wsu.edu
Postal mail Scott P. Beckman
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Joined MME in 2015;
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of California at Berkeley in 2005

Research Interests:

  • Theoretical and computational methods
  • Thermal properties of materials
  • Multi-functional materials
  • Materials for energy application

Selected Publications:

  • Brian K. Voas, Tedi-Marie Usher, Xiaoming Liu, Shen Li, Jacob L. Jones, Xiaoli Tan, Valentino R. Cooper, and Scott P. Beckman “Special quasirandom structures to study the (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3 random alloy” Physical Review B 90, 024105 (2014).
  • L. F. Wan and S. P. Beckman, “Complex borides based on the AlLiB14 crystal structure as high temperature thermoelectric compound” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16, 25337 (2014).
  • S. P. Beckman, L. F. Wan, J. A. Barr, and T. Nishimatsu, “Effective Hamiltonian methods for predicting the electrocaloric behavior of BaTiO3” Materials Letters 89, 254 (2012).
  • L. F. Wan and S. P. Beckman, “Fracture strength of AlLiB14” Physical Review Letters 109, 145501 (2012).
  • C. Bischoff, K. Schuller, S. P. Beckman and, S. W. Martin, “Non-Arrhenius ionic conductivities in glasses due to a distribution of activation energies” Physical Review Letters 109, 075901 (2012).
  • S. P. Beckman, X. Wang, K. M. Rabe, and D. Vanderbilt, “Ideal barriers to polarization reversal and domain-wall motion in strained ferroelectric thin ?lms” Physical Review B 79, 144124 (2009).
  • Amir Natan, Ayelet Benjamini, Doron Naveh, Leeor Kronik, Murilo L. Tiago, S. P. Beckman, and James R. Chelikowsky, “Real-space pseudopotential method for ?rst principles calculations of general periodic and partially periodic systems” Physical Review B 78, 075109 (2008).
  • X. Xu, S. P. Beckman, P. Specht, E. R. Weber, D. C. Chrzan, R. P. Erni, I. Arslan, N. Browning, A. Bleloch, and C. Kisielowski, “Distortion and segregation in a dislocation core region at atomic resolution” Physical Review Letters 95, 145501 (2005).

Publications listed at Google Scholar:

68 Titles in date order
List format:
 Title (Link to document)
 Authors
 Source Publication
Cited by Year
Nanosheets of MgB $ _ {2} $ as a new class of 2D semiconductor
B Xu, S Beckman
Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62 , 2017
  2017
Numerical modeling of reaction diffusion transport into a core-shell geometry
AA Brown, SP Beckman
Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62 , 2017
  2017
Multi-scale simulations of Na2S $+ $ SiS2 glassy electrolyte
S Beckman, A Dive, C King, S Martin, S Banerjee
Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62 , 2017
  2017
Water Splitting: Bimetallic Cobalt‐Based Phosphide Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework: CoPx Phase‐Dependent Electrical Conductivity and Hydrogen Atom Adsorption Energy for Efficient Overall Water Splitting (Adv. Energy Mater. 2/2017)
J Song, C Zhu, BZ Xu, S Fu, MH Engelhard, R Ye, D Du, SP Beckman, ...
Advanced Energy Materials 7 (2) , 2017
  2017
Bimetallic Cobalt‐Based Phosphide Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework: CoPx Phase‐Dependent Electrical Conductivity and Hydrogen Atom Adsorption Energy for Efficient Overall Water Splitting
J Song, C Zhu, BZ Xu, S Fu, MH Engelhard, R Ye, D Du, SP Beckman, ...
Advanced Energy Materials 7 (2) , 2017
1 2017
First principles and molecular dynamics modeling investigation on polyethylene
BZ Xu, N Bowler, SP Beckman
Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), 2016 IEEE Conference ... , 2016
  2016
Quantum confinement induced band gaps in MgB2 nanosheets
BZ Xu, SP Beckman
2D Materials 3 (3), 031003 , 2016
  2016
First principles materials design of novel functional oxides
VR Cooper, BK Voas, CA Bridges, JR Morris, SP Beckman
Journal of Advanced Dielectrics 6 (02), 1650011 , 2016
1 2016
Atomic bonding in the AlLiB 14
LF Wan, SP Beckman
Solid State Sciences 47, 3-6 , 2015
  2015
Electrocaloric response of KNbO 3 from a first-principles effective Hamiltonian
JA Barr, SP Beckman
Materials Science and Engineering: B 196, 40-43 , 2015
1 2015
Elastocaloric response of PbTiO3 predicted from a first-principles effective Hamiltonian
JA Barr, SP Beckman, T Nishimatsu
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 84 (2), 024716 , 2015
4 2015
Oriented polyvinylidene fluoride–trifluoroethylene (P (VDF–TrFE)) films by Langmuir–Blodgett deposition: a synchrotron X-ray diffraction study
WR Lindemann, RL Philiph, DWW Chan, CT Ayers, EM Perez, ...
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17 (43), 29335-29339 , 2015
1 2015
Special quasirandom structures to study the (K 0.5 Na 0.5) Nb O 3 random alloy
BK Voas, TM Usher, X Liu, S Li, JL Jones, X Tan, VR Cooper, ...
Physical Review B 90 (2), 024105 , 2014
5 2014
Polarization alignment, phase transition, and piezoelectricity development in polycrystalline 0.5 Ba (Zr 0.2 Ti 0.8) O 3− 0.5 (Ba 0.7 Ca 0.3) TiO 3
H Guo, BK Voas, S Zhang, C Zhou, X Ren, SP Beckman, X Tan
Physical Review B 90 (1), 014103 , 2014
37 2014
Lattice instability in the AlMgB 14 structure
LF Wan, SP Beckman
Physica B: Condensed Matter 438, 9-12 , 2014
11 2014
The influence of phase boundaries on multiphase superhard materials demonstrating positive deviation from the rule of mixtures
PJ Huffman, SP Beckman
Materials Science and Engineering: A 595, 266-268 , 2014
2 2014
3.2 (K0. 5Na0. 5) NbO3-based solid solution: Microstructural origin for the piezoelectricity evolution in (K0. 5Na0. 5) NbO3-based lead-free ceramics
H Guo, S Zhang, SP Beckman, X Tan
In situ transmission electron microscopy study of the microstructural ... , 2014
  2014
3.4 Polarization alignment, phase transition and piezoelectricity development in polycrystalline 0.5 Ba (Zr0. 2Ti0. 8) O3-0.5 (Ba0. 7Ca0. 3) TiO3
H Guo, BK Voas, S Zhang, C Zhou, X Ren, SP Beckman, X Tan
In situ transmission electron microscopy study of the microstructural ... , 2014
  2014
Complex borides based on AlLiB 14 as high-temperature thermoelectric compounds
LF Wan, SP Beckman
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 16 (46), 25337-25341 , 2014
5 2014
Direct molecular dynamics simulation of electrocaloric effect in BaTiO3
T Nishimatsu, J A. Barr, S P. Beckman
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 82 (11), 114605 , 2013
13 2013
Microstructural origin for the piezoelectricity evolution in (K0. 5Na0. 5) NbO3-based lead-free ceramics
H Guo, S Zhang, SP Beckman, X Tan
Journal of Applied Physics 114 (15), 154102 , 2013
37 2013
Substitutional C on B sites in AlLiB14
LF Wan, SP Beckman
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 25 (22), 225502 , 2013
4 2013
A non-linear damage accumulation fatigue model for predicting strain life at variable amplitude loadings based on constant amplitude fatigue data
PJ Huffman, SP Beckman
International Journal of Fatigue 48, 165-169 , 2013
12 2013
First-principles investigations on the thermoelectric properties of Bi 2 Te 3 doped with Se
LF Wan, SP Beckman
MRS Proceedings 1543, 23-28 , 2013
  2013
Nanoscale Thermoelectric Materials: Thermal and Electrical Transport, and Applications to Solid-state Cooling and Power Generation; Symposia Held April 1-5, 2013, San Francisco, California, USA
SP Beckman
  2013
Computational modeling the electrocaloric effect for solid-state refrigeration
JA Barr, T Nishimatsu, SP Beckman
MRS Proceedings 1543, 39-42 , 2013
1 2013
Effective Hamiltonian methods for predicting the electrocaloric behavior of BaTiO 3
SP Beckman, LF Wan, JA Barr, T Nishimatsu
Materials Letters 89, 254-257 , 2012
16 2012
Fracture Strength of AlLiB 14
LF Wan, SP Beckman
Physical review letters 109 (14), 145501 , 2012
7 2012
Creation and destruction of morphotropic phase boundaries through electrical poling: A case study of lead-free (Bi 1/2 Na 1/2) TiO 3− BaTiO 3 piezoelectrics
C Ma, H Guo, SP Beckman, X Tan
Physical review letters 109 (10), 107602 , 2012
159 2012
Non-Arrhenius ionic conductivities in glasses due to a distribution of activation energies
C Bischoff, K Schuller, SP Beckman, SW Martin
Physical review letters 109 (7), 075901 , 2012
13 2012
The structural, dielectric, elastic, and piezoelectric properties of KNbO3 from first-principles methods
LF Wan, T Nishimatsu, SP Beckman
Journal of Applied Physics 111 (10), 104107 , 2012
12 2012
Chemical doping the XYB 14 complex borides
LF Wan, SP Beckman
Materials Letters 74, 5-7 , 2012
11 2012
Chemical doping the XYB₁₄ complex borides
LF Wan, SP Beckman
Materials letters , 2012
  2012
Applying a rigid band model to the XYB14 crystal family
LF Wan, SP Beckman
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 18 (8), 082024 , 2011
7 2011
Structure, energy, and electronic states of vacancies in Ge nanocrystals
K Bayus, O Paz, SP Beckman
Physical Review B 82 (15), 155409 , 2010
4 2010
Ideal barriers to polarization reversal and domain-wall motion in strained ferroelectric thin films
SP Beckman, X Wang, KM Rabe, D Vanderbilt
Physical Review B 79 (14), 144124 , 2009
25 2009
A new Laplacian representation for real-space calculations of general periodic and partially periodic systems
A Natan, A Benjamini, D Naveh, L Kronik, M Tiago, S Beckman, ...
APS Meeting Abstracts , 2009
  2009
First-principles calculations of structural energetics of Pb-O divacancies in PbTiO3 and their role in up-down asymmetry of thin films.
O Paz, SP Beckman, D Vanderbilt, KM Rabe
APS Meeting Abstracts , 2009
  2009
First-principle investigation of electronic structure and mechanical properties of AlMgB 14
LF Wan, SP Beckman
MRS Proceedings 1224, 1224-FF11-02 , 2009
1 2009
Switchable Ni–Mn–Ga Heusler nanocrystals
AT Zayak, SP Beckman, ML Tiago, P Entel, JR Chelikowsky
Journal of Applied Physics 104 (7), 074307 , 2008
10 2008
Electronic and Electrochemical Study of Carbon-Halide Nanocomposites Combining Experiment and Modeling
P Barpanda, SP Beckman, DH Vanderbilt, G Amatucci
Meeting Abstracts, 48-48 , 2008
  2008
Real-space pseudopotential method for first principles calculations of general periodic and partially periodic systems
A Natan, A Benjamini, D Naveh, L Kronik, ML Tiago, SP Beckman, ...
Physical Review B 78 (7), 075109 , 2008
47 2008
An ab initio study of strained PZT films
S Beckman, K Rabe, D Vanderbilt
APS Meeting Abstracts , 2008
  2008
The structure and properties of vacancies in Si nano-crystals calculated by real space pseudopotential methods
SP Beckman, JR Chelikowsky
Physica B: Condensed Matter 401, 537-540 , 2007
6 2007
Reconstruction energies of partial dislocations in cubic semiconductors
SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
Physical Review B 76 (14), 144110 , 2007
8 2007
Investigation of the structure and properties of vacancies in Si and Ge nano-crystals by\ textit {ab initio} methods
S Beckman, J Chelikowsky
Bulletin of the American Physical Society 52 , 2007
  2007
Investigation of surface reconstructions in [110] Ge nano-wires.
J Han, S Beckman, J Chelikowsky
APS Meeting Abstracts , 2007
  2007
Investigation of the structure and properties of vacancies in Si and Ge nano-crystals by ab initio methods
S Beckman, J Chelikowsky
APS Meeting Abstracts 1, 27011 , 2007
  2007
Heusler clusters
A Zayak, ML Tiago, S Beckman, JR Chelikowsky
APS Meeting Abstracts , 2007
  2007
Sub-angstrom imaging of dislocation core structures: how well are experiments comparable with theory?
C Kisielowski, B Freitag, X Xu, SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
Philosophical Magazine 86 (29-31), 4575-4588 , 2006
14 2006
Quantum confinement effects in Ge [110] nanowires
SP Beckman, J Han, JR Chelikowsky
Physical Review B 74 (16), 165314 , 2006
47 2006
Structure and energy of the partial dislocation cores in GaAs
SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
physica status solidi (b) 243 (9), 2122-2132 , 2006
8 2006
Erratum to “Structure of glide-set 90° partial dislocation cores in diamond cubic semiconductors”:[Physica B 340–342 (2003) 990–995]
SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
Physica B: Condensed Matter 381 (1), 306 , 2006
  2006
Investigation of the optical gap in Ge nanowires.
J Han, SP Beckman, J Chelikowsky
APS Meeting Abstracts , 2006
  2006
Thermodynamic model for the structure of the 90 degree partial dislocation in diamond cubic semiconductors.
SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
APS Meeting Abstracts , 2006
  2006
Distortion and segregation in a dislocation core region at atomic resolution
X Xu, SP Beckman, P Specht, ER Weber, DC Chrzan, RP Erni, I Arslan, ...
Physical review letters 95 (14), 145501 , 2005
56 2005
The Structure of Intrinsic Stacking Faults in GaAs
SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
AIP Conference Proceedings 772 (1), 145-146 , 2005
  2005
The structure of dislocation core in cubic materials with the zincblende and diamond crystal structure
SP Beckman
The University of California at Berkeley , 2005
  2005
Structures of glide-set 90° partial dislocation cores in diamond cubic semiconductors
SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
Physica B: Condensed Matter 340, 990-995 , 2003
5 2003
Dislocation cores and their electronic states: partial dislocations in GaAs
SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
Physica B: Condensed Matter 340, 1001-1004 , 2003
9 2003
The effect of residual lens aberrations on the determination of column positions around partial dislocations in GaAs
X Xu, SP Beckman, P Specht, DC Chrzan, ER Weber, C Kisielowski
Microsc Microanal 9, 2 , 2003
2 2003
Structure of Dislocation Core in GaAs
SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS 779, 51-62 , 2003
  2003
Structure of Dislocation Cores in GaAs
SP Beckman, DC Chrzan
MRS Proceedings 779, W3. 2 , 2003
  2003
Ab initio prediction of the structure of glide set dislocation cores in GaAs
SP Beckman, X Xu, P Specht, ER Weber, C Kisielowski, DC Chrzan
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 14 (48), 12673 , 2002
22 2002
X‐ray Tomography Study on Green State Joining of Silicon Carbide Using Polymer Precursors
J Zheng, SP Beckman, JN Gray, M Akinc
Journal of the American Ceramic Society 84 (9), 1961-1967 , 2001
4 2001
Energy dispersive measurements of anisotropic diffraction mottling effects
SB S. Wendt, J. Gray
REVIEW OF PROGRESS IN QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION: Volume 20 557 ... , 2001
  2001
Nanoscale Thermoelectric Materials: Thermal and Electrical Transport, and Applications to Solid-State Cooling and Power Generation
SP Beckman, H Böttner, Y Chalopin, C Dames, PA Greaney, P Hopkins, ...
 
Graduate Student Abstracts/Presentation Awards
P Shrotriya, S Beckman
Bioengineering Materials, Mechanics and Structures Symposia Chairs Hui Hu ... , 0
 

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