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Min, Byung Il professor

Current Contact Information

Department of Physics, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) Pohang, 790-784, Korea e-mail:bimin@postech.ac.kr, (Tel) +82-54-279-2074, (Fax) +82-54-279-3099

Education and Training

1978 : B.S. in Physics, Seoul National University, KOREA
1980 : M.S. in Physics, Seoul National University, KOREA (Advisor: Prof. H. I. Zhang)
1985 : Ph.D in Physics, Northwestern University, USA (Advisor: Prof. A. J. Freeman)

Professional Career

1985-1986 : Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, USA (Supervisor: Prof. A. J. Freeman)
1986-1987 : Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory, USA (Supervisor: Dr. D. D. Koelling & R. Benedek)
1987-present : Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, POSTECH, KOREA
1996.9-1997.3 : (On-leave) Visiting researcher, Max-Planck-Institut, Stuttgart, GERMANY (Host: Prof. L. Hedin)
1997.4-1997.8 : (On-leave) Visiting Professor, University of Groningen, NETHERLANDS (Host: Prof. G. A. Sawatzky)
2000.9-2003.2 : Department Chairman, POSTECH
2004.9-2005.8 : (On-leave) Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Rutgers University, USA (Host: Prof. Sang Cheong)
2007.3-2008.8 : Department Chairman, POSTECH, KOREA
2007.3-2010.3: Director of POSTECH BK21 Physics Division POSTECH, KOREA
2012.9-2013.8 : (On-leave) Visiting Scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA (Host: Dr. J. D. Denlinger)

Research Experiences

Electronic band structure theory : FLAPW, LMTO band methods.
Many body theory : Green's function, Projection operator formalism.
DFT, DFT+U, DFT-DMFT methods, Spin-orbit interaction, orbital moment.
Strongly correlated electron systems : d and f-band materials.
Spintronic materials: Half-metals, Dilute Magnet ic Semiconductors (DMS).
Electron-Phonon interaction, CDW, Peierls transition.
Colossal Magnetoresistance (CMR) in manganese oxides.
Small polaron, Magnetic Polaron, Jahn-Teller effect and Orbital ordering.
Photoemission Spectroscopy (PES) and Magnetic Circular Dichroism (MCD).

Academic activity

"Origin of the two peak photoemission and inverse photoemission spectra in Ce and Ce compounds", M.R. Norman et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 53, 1673 (1984).
"Pressure induced electronic and structural phase transition in solid hydrogen", B.I. Min, H.J.F. Jansen and A.J. Freeman, Phys. Rev. B33, 6383 (1986).
"Local density supercell theory of photoemission and inverse photoemission spectra", A.J. Freeman, B.I. Min, and M.R. Norman,
Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare-Earths, edited by K.A. Gschneidner, L. Eyring, and S. Hufner, North-Holland, Vol 10 - high energy spectroscopy, Ch. 65, (1987).
"Renormalization Constant and Effective Mass for the Two Dimensional Electron Gas System", Y.-R. Jang, and B.I. Min, Phys. Rev. B 48, 1914 (1993).
"Equation of motion treatment of the impurity Anderson model with a finite on-site Coulomb repulsion", Kicheon Kang and B.I. Min, Phys. Rev. B 52, 10689 (1995).
"Effects of the spin-orbit interaction in Heusler compounds; Electronic structures and Fermi surfaces of NiMnSb and PtMnSb", S.J. Youn, and B.I. Min, Phys. Rev. B 51, 10436 (1995).
"Polaron transport and lattice dynamics in colossal magnetoresistance manganites", J.D. Lee and B.I. Min, Phys. Rev. B 55, 12454 (1997).
"Origin of the giant magnetic moments of Fe impurities on and in Cs films", S. K. Kwon and B. I. Min, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 3970 (2000).
"Electronic structures of doped anatase TiO2: Ti1-xMxO2 (M=Co, Mn, Fe, Ni)", Min Sik Park, S. K. Kwon, and B. I. Min, Phys. Rev. B 65, 161201(2002).
"Electronic structures of RTe_2 (R=La, Ce): a clue to the pressure-induced superconductivity in CeTe{1.82}", J. H. Shim, J.-S. Kang, and B. I. Min, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 156406 (2004).
"Magnetic and Transport Properties of the Magnetic Polaron : Application to Eu{1-x}La{x}B6 System", Unjong Yu and B. I. Min, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 117202 (2005).
"Spatial Chemical Inhomogeneity and Local Electronic Structure of Mn-doped Ge Ferromagnetic Semiconductor", J.-S. Kang et al. Phys. Rev. Lett 94, 147202 (2005).
"Comment on "Why Is Polonium Simple Cubic and So Highly Anisotropic?", Kyoo Kim, Hong Chul Choi, and B. I. Min, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 079701 (2009).
"Nearest and next-nearest superexchange interactions in orthorhombic perovskite manganites RMnO3 (R=rare earth)", Beom Hyun Kim and B. I. Min, Phys. Rev. B 80, 064416 (2009).
"Temperature-dependent Fermi surface evolution in heavy fermion CeIrIn5", Hong Chul Choi, B. I. Min, J. H. Shim, K. Haule, and G. Kotliar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 016402 (2012).
"Magnetic couplings, optical spectra, and spin-orbit exciton in 5d electron Mott insulator Sr2IrO4", Beom Hyun Kim, G. Khaliullin, and B. I. Min, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 166406 (2012).
"Origin of first-order-type electronic and structural transitions in IrTe2", Kyoo Kim, Sooran Kim, K.-T. Ko, Hwangho Lee, J.-H. Park, J. J. Yang, S.-W. Cheong, and B. I. Min, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 136401 (2015).
"Topological properties and the dynamical crossover from mixed-valence to Kondo-lattice behavior in the golden phase of SmS", Chang-Jong Kang, Hong Chul Choi, Kyoo Kim, and B. I. Min, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 166404 (2015).

Honors and Awards