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Most preprints are available on arXiv, otherwise upon request.

## Journal Articles

### Submitted/Under Review

**[Proceeding 4.]** Tracing oxygen transport pathways with in-situ STEM and theory,

**A. Y. Birenbaum**, V. R. Cooper, A. Borisevich, Microscopy & Microanalysis **TBD** (2019)

*contribution: Analysis of the microscopy data complemented with density functional theory calculations of oxygen transport.*

**5.** Intrinsic interfacial van der Waals monolayers and their effect on the high-temperature superconductor FeSe / SrTiO_{3},

H. Sims, D. N. Leonard, **A. Y. Birenbaum**, Z. Ge, L. Li, V. R. Cooper, M. F. Christholm, S. Pantelides, submitted to Physical Review Letters, arXiv:1805.03293

*contribution: Understanding and density functional theory calculations of the magnetism and electronic states of Fe/Se and its interaction with the TiO _{x} monolayer.*

### Published/Accepted

**4.** Trend in Oxygen vacancy formation energies in PbTiO3/SrTiO3 superlattice,

L. Zhang, I. Bredeson, **A. Y. Birenbaum**, P. R. C. Kent, V. Cooper, P. Ganesh, H. Xu, Physical Review Materials **2**, 064409 (2018)

*contribution: **Crystallographic analysis of the rotational and distortion modes, making an argument that the interfaces are inequivalent and drive the observed properties in the polar structure.*

**3.** Magnetic critical temperatures in magnetically dilute 4-Layered Aurivillius phases*,*

**A. Y. Birenbaum**, A. Scaramucci, C. Ederer, Physical Review B **95**, 104419 (2017)(cited 8 times)

*contribution: Prediction of critical temperatures of magnetically dilute 3D quasi-square system using Monte Carlo (metropolis algorithm).*

**2.** Controlling the cation distribution & electric polarization with epitaxial strain in Aurivillius-phase Bi_{5}FeTi_{3}O_{15},

**A. Y. Birenbaum**, C. Ederer, Applied Physics Letter **108**, 082903 (2016)(cited 5 times)

*contribution: Prediction of strain induced specific cation distribution preferences and electric polarization calculated using density functional theory. I designed and led this project carried out by BSc. students. Ferroelectricity independently experimentally verified by Campanini et al. (Microscopy & Microanalysis 23 (Suppl 1), 2017) *

**1.** The potentially multiferroic aurivillius phase: electric Bi_{5}FeTi_{3}O_{15}: cation site preference, electric polarization, and magnetic coupling from first principles,

**A. Y. Birenbaum**, C. Ederer, Physical Review B **90**, 214109, (2014)(cited 57 times)

*contribution: Complete picture analysis using density functional theory calculation to determine site preference, electric polarization, and magnetic coupling, in 10 different structures.
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### Proceedings

**3.** Towards the mechanism of oxygen vacancy formation & ordering via tracking of beam-induced dynamics and density functional theory,

**A. Y. Birenbaum**, L. Qiao, V. R. Cooper, A. Borisevich, Microscopy & Microanalysis **24**, S1, 92-93 (2018)

*contribution: Induced oxygen vacancies to form and order in a ceramic thin film using scanning transmission electron microscopy. Analysis of the microscopy data complemented with density functional theory.*

**2.** Accurate calculations of CBED Patterns for 4D STEM using electron densities calculated by density functional theory,

M. P. Oxley,** A. Y. Birenbaum**, T. Pandey, V. R. Cooper, Miaofang Chi, Microscopy & Microanalysis **24**, S1, 116-117 (2018)

*contribution: Density functional theory calculations of electronic charge densities, separating core from valence using an adapted Bader method, to demonstrate there is no need for all-electron calculations.*

**1.** Investigating ionic transport anisotropy in oxygen deficient lanthanum cobaltites via STEM and first principles theory,

**A. Y. Birenbaum**, L. Qiao, M. Biegalski, V. R. Cooper, A. Borisevich, Microscopy & Microanalysis **23**, S1, 1410-1411 (2017)

*contribution: Comparative study of different oxygen deficient lanthanum cobaltite structures using strain states calculated from density functional theory. *

## PhD Thesis

Can the Aurivillius phases be multiferroic? A first principles based study,

**A. Y. Birenbaum, **Dissertation **Nr. 22885**, ETH Zürich (2015)