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Rudolf Torsten Clay (Torsten)


Office: HPC 222

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Box 5167
Mississippi State, MS 39762-5167



University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, Physics, PhD 1999
Yale University, New Haven, CT, Physics, BS 1993

2014-present: Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, MSU
2008-2014 : Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, MSU
2011 Fall: visiting Professor, Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2002-2008: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, MSU
1999-2002: Research Associate, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Research Interests:

strongly correlated electron materials, organic conductors and superconductors, quantum Monte Carlo and other many-body methods


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Selected Publications Total Publications by Rudolf Torsten Clay (Torsten):  76 
Clay, R. T., & Roy, D. (2020). Superconductivity Due to Cooperation of Electron-electron and Electron-phonon Interactions at Quarter Filling. Phys. Rev. Research. 2, 023006. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.023006. [Document Site]

Clay, R. T., & Mazumdar, S. (2018). From Charge- and Spin-ordering to Superconductivity in the Organic Charge-transfer Solids. Physics Reports. 788, 1-89. DOI:10.1016/j.physrep.2018.10.006. [Document Site]

Dayal, S., Clay, R. T., Li, H., & Mazumdar, S. (2011). Paired Electron Crystal: Order from Frustration in the Quarter-Filled Band. Physical Review B. American Physical Society. 83(24), 245106. [Abstract] [Document]

Clay, R. T., Li, H., & Mazumdar, S. (2008). Absence of Superconductivity in the Half-Filled Band Hubbard Model on the Anisotropic Triangular Lattice. Phys. Rev. Lett.. 101, 166403(4 pages). [Abstract] [Document Site]

Clay, R. T., & Hardikar, R. P. (2005). Intermediate Phase of the One Dimensional Half-Filled Hubbard-Holstein Model. Phys. Rev. Lett.. 95, 096401(4 pages). [Abstract] [Document Site]