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Normand Modine

Normand Modine

Phone (505) 844-8412


  • CINT
  • Prediction: theory, modeling and computational techniques


Theory and Simulation of Nanoscale Phenomena


Ph.D. Physics, Harvard University, 1996

A.M. Physics, Harvard University, 1992

B.S. Physics and B.S. Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1990


Professional Appointments

Thrust Leader for CINT TSNP thrust, Sandia National Lab1 /2009-present

Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories 10/2003 - Present

Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories 7/2000 -  10/2003

Postdoctoral Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories 5/1998 - 7/2000



Determining the GaSb/GaAs-(2x8) Reconstruction, J.E. Bickel, N.A. Modine, and J. Mirecki Millunchick, Surface Science 603, 2945 (2009).

Surface Atomic Order of Compound III-V Semiconductor Alloys at Finite Temperature, J.C. Thomas, J. Mirecki Millunchick, N.A. Modine, and A. Van der Ven, Phys. Rev. B 80, 125315 (2009).

Elastically induced coexistence of surface reconstructions, J.E. Bickel, N.A. Modine, C. Pearson, J. Mirecki Millunchick, Phys. Rev. B 77 (2008).

Atomic size mismatch strain induced surface reconstructions, J.E. Bickel, N.A. Modine, A. Van der Ven, J. Mirecki Millunchick, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92 (2008).

Structure of III-Sb(001) Growth Surfaces: The Role of Heterodimers, W. Barvosa Carter, A. S. Bracker, J. C. Culbertson, B. Z. Nosho, B. V. Shanabrook, L. J. Whitman, Hanchul Kim, N. A. Modine, and E. Kaxiras, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4649 (2000).

Theory of Sb-induced triple-period ordering in GaInP, R. R. Wixom, G. B. Stringfellow, and N. A. Modine, Phys. Rev. B 64, 201322 (2001).

Perturbation-induced Compositional Instability in Epitaxial Binary-Alloy Films, S. R. Lee and N. A. Modine, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 205701 (2002).

Theory of Surfactant (Sb) Induced Reconstructions on InP(001), R. R. Wixom, N. A. Modine, and G. B. Stringfellow, Phys. Rev. B 67, 115309 (2003).

The Optimized Effective Potential With Finite Temperature, R. A. Lippert, N. A. Modine, and A. F. Wright, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, 4295 (2006).

Comparison of Two Methods for Circumventing the Coulomb Divergence in Supercell Calculations for Charged Point Defects, A.F. Wright and N.A. Modine, Phys. Rev. B 74, 235209 (2006).