Assistant scientist

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Education & Employment


Brookhaven National Laboratory

assistant scientist


 Upton, NY, 2013 - present

Brookhaven National Laboratory

post-doctoral scholar


 Upton, NY, 2010 - 2013

University of Houston


 Houston, TX, 2003 - 2009

University of Houston


 Houston, TX, 2003 - 2000

University of Colombo

BA in Physics


 , 1996 - 2000

Publications

  1. R. J. Koch, R. Sinclair, M. T. McDonnell, R. Yu, M. Abeykoon, M. G. Tucker, A. M. Tsvelik, S. J. L. Billinge, H. D. Zhou, W.-G. Yin, and E. S. Bozin. "Dual Orbital Degeneracy Lifting in a Strongly Correlated Electron System". Phys. Rev. Lett. . 126 p. 186402 May 2021 download doi
  2. Bozin, E. S., Yin, W. G., Koch, R. J., Abeykoon, M., Hor, Y. S., Zheng, H., Lei, H. C., Petrovic, C., Mitchell, J. F., and Billinge, S. J. L.. "Local orbital degeneracy lifting as a precursor to an orbital-selective Peierls transition". Nature Commun. . 10 p. 3638 Aug 2019 download doi
  3. Koch, R. J., Bozin, E. S., Petrovic, C., Zhu, Y., Abeykoon, M., and Billinge, Simon J. L.. "Room temperature local nematicity in an iron-selenide superconducing sample". Phys. Rev. B., Rapid Communications . 100 p. 020501(R) July 2019 download doi
  4. Konstantinova, T., Wu, L., Abeykoon, M., Koch, R. J., Wang, A. F., Li, R. K., Shen, X., Li, J., Tao, J., Zaliznyak, I. A., Petrovic, C., Billinge, S. J. L., Wang, X. J., Bozin, E. S., and Zhu, Y.. "Photoinduced ultrafast dynamics of local nematicity and lattice distortions in {FeSe} crystals". Phys. Rev. B, Rapid Communication. Editor's suggestion. . 99 p. 180102 May 2019 download doi
  5. Yu, Runze, Banerjee, Soham, Lei, H. C., Sinclair, Ryan, Abeykoon, Milinda, Zhou, H. D., Petrovic, Cedomir, Guguchia, Zurab, and Bozin, Emil. "Absence of local fluctuating dimers in superconducting {Ir$_{1-x}$(Pt,Rh)$_{x}$Te$_{2}$}". Phys. Rev. B . 97 p. 174515 (2018) download doi
  6. Yu, Runze, Banerjee, Soham, Lei, H. C., Abeykoon, Milinda, Petrovic, Cedomir, Guguchia, Zurab, and Bozin, Emil. "Phase separation at the dimer-superconductor transition in {Ir$_{1-x}$Rh$_{x}$Te$_{2}$}". Phys. Rev. B . 98 p. 134506 (2018) download doi
  7. Banerjee, Soham, Liu, Chia-Hao, Lee, Jennifer D., Kovyakh, Anton, Grasmik, Viktoria, Prymak, Oleg, Koenigsmann, Christopher, Liu, Haiqing, Wang, Lei, Abeykoon, A. M. Milinda, Wong, Stanislaus S., Epple, Matthias, Murray, Christopher B., and Billinge, Simon J. L.. "Improved models for metallic nanoparticle cores from atomic pair distribution function ({PDF}) analysis". J. Phys. Chem. C . 122 p. 29498-29506 Nov 2018 download doi
  8. Yu, Runze, Bozin, Emil S., Abeykoon, Milinda, Sangiorgio, Boris, Spaldin, Nicola A., Malliakas, Christos D., Kanatzidis, Mercouri G., and Billinge, Simon J. L.. "Emphanitic anharmonicity in {PbSe} at high temperature and the anomalous electronic properties in the {PbX (X=S, Se, Te)} system". Phys. Rev. B . 98 p. 144108 Oct 2018 download doi
  9. Li, Lijun, Deng, Xiaoyu, Wang, Zhen, Liu, Yu, Abeykoon, Milinda, Dooryhee, Eric, Tomic, Aleksandra, Huang, Yanan, Warren, John B., Bozin, Emil S., Billinge, Simon J. L., Sun, Yuping, Zhu, Yimei, Kotliar, Gabriel, and Petrovic, Cedomir. "Superconducting order from disorder in {2H-TaSe$_{2-x}$S$_x$}". npj Quantum Mater. . 2 p. 11 Feb 2017 download doi
  10. Ryu, H., Abeykoon, M., Bozin, E., Matsumoto, Y., Nakatsuji, S., and Petrovic, C.. "Multiband electronic transport in $\alpha$-Yb$_{1-x}$Sr$_{x}$AlB$_{4}$ (x = 0, 0.19) single crystals". J. Phys: Condens. Mat. . 28 p. 425602 (2016) download doi
  11. Abeykoon, Milinda, Hu, Hefei, Wu, Lijun, Zhu, Yimei, and Billinge, Simon J. L.. "Calibration and data collection protocols for reliable lattice parameter values in electron pair distribution function studies". J. Appl. Crystallogr. . 48 p. 244-251 (2015) download doi
  12. Ryu, Hyejin, Abeykoon, Milinda, Wang, Kefeng, Lei, Hechang, Lazarevic, N., Warren, {J. B. }, Bozin, {E. S. }, Popovic, {Z. V. }, and Petrovic, C.. "Insulating and metallic spin glass in Ni-doped K$_{x}$Fe$_{2-y}$Se$_{2}$ single crystals". Phys. Rev. B . 91 p. 184503 (2015) download doi
  13. Tiano, Amanda L., Papaefthymiou, Georgia C., Lewis, Crystal S., Han, Jinkyu, Zhang, Cheng, Li, Qiang, Shi, Chenyang, Abeykoon, A. M. Milinda, Billinge, Simon J. L., Stach, Eric, Thomas, Justin, Guerrero, Kevin, Munayco, Pablo, Munayco, Jimmy, Scorzelli, Rosa B., Burnham, Philip, Viescas, Arthur J., and Wong, Stanislaus S.. "Correlating size and composition-dependent effects with magnetic, {M\"{o}ssbauer}, and pair distribution function measurements in a family of catalytically active ferrite nanoparticles". Chem. Mater. . 27 p. 3572-3592 (2015) download doi
  14. Wang, Kefeng, Wang, Aifeng, Tomic, A., Wang, Limin, Abeykoon, A. M. Milinda, Dooryhee, E., Billinge, S. J. L., and Petrovic, C.. "Enhanced thermoelectric power and electronic correlations in {RuSe$_2$}". APL Mat. . 3 p. 041513 (2015) download doi
  15. Chi, H., Kim, H., Thomas, J. C., Shi, G., Sun, K., Abeykoon, M., Bozin, E. S., Shi, X., Li, Q., Shi, X., Kioupakis, E., der Ven}, A. {Van, Kaviany, M., and Uher, C.. "Low-temperature structural and transport anomalies in {Cu$_{2}$Se}". Phys. Rev. B . 89 p. 195209 May 2014 download doi
  16. Abeykoon, Milinda, Bozin, Emil S., Gu, Genda, Hill, John, Tranquada, John, and Billinge, Simon J. L.. "Evidence for short-range-ordered charge stripes far above the charge-ordering transition in {La$_{1.67}$Sr$_{0.33}$NiO$_4$}". Phys. Rev. Lett. . 111 p. 096404 (2013) download doi
  17. Lei, Hechang, Wang, Kefeng, Abeykoon, Milinda, Bozin, Emil S., and Petrovic, Cedomir. "New layered fluorosulfide {SrFBiS$_{2}$}". Inorg. Chem. . 52 p. 10685-10689 (2013) download doi
  18. {Vucinic-Vasic}, M., Bozin, E. S., Bessais, L., Stojanovic, G., {Kozmidis-Luburic}, U., Abeykoon, M., Jancar, B., Meden, A., Kremenovic, A., and Antic, B.. "Thermal evolution of cation distribution/crystallite size and their correlation with the magnetic state of {Yb}-substituted zinc ferrite nanoparticles". J. Phys. Chem. C . 117 p. 12358-12365 (2013) download doi
  19. Knox, K. R., Abeykoon, A. M. M., Zheng, H., Yin, W. -G., Tsvelik, A. M., Mitchell, J. F., Billinge, S. J. L., and Bozin, E. S.. "Local structural evidence for strong electronic correlations in spinel {LiRh$_{2}$O$_{4}$}". Phys. Rev. B . 88 p. 174114 Nov 2013 download doi
  20. Abeykoon, Milinda, Malliakas, Christos D., Juh\'{a}s, Pavol, Bo\v{z}in, Emil S., Kanatzidis, Mercouri G., and Billinge, Simon J. L.. "Quantitative nanostructure characterization using atomic pair distribution functions obtained from laboratory electron microscopes". Z. Kristallogr. . 227 p. 248-256 (2012) download doi
  21. Lazarevic, N., Abeykoon, M., Stephens, P. W., Lei, H. C., Bozin, E. S., Petrovic, C., and Popovic, Z. V.. "Vacancy-induced nanoscale phase separation in {K$_{x}$Fe$_{2-y}$Se$_{2}$} single crystals evidenced by {Raman} scattering and powder x-ray diffraction". Phys. Rev. B . 86 p. 054503 (2012) download doi
  22. Lei, H. C., Wang, K. F., Hu, R. W., Ryu, H. J., Abeykoon, M., Bozin, E. S., and Petrovic, C.. "Iron chalcogenide superconductors at high magnetic fields". Sci. Technol. Adv. Mater. . 13 p. 054305 (2012) download doi
  23. Hu, Rongwei, Lei, Hechang, Abeykoon, Milinda, Bozin, Emil S., Billinge, Simon J. L., Warren, J. B., Siegrist, Theo, and Petrovic, C.. "Synthesis, crystal structure, and magnetism of {beta-Fe$_{1.00(2)}$Se$_{1.00(3)}$} single crystals". Phys. Rev. B . 83 p. 224502 (2011) download doi
  24. Lei, Hechang, Abeykoon, Milinda, Bozin, Emil S., and Petrovic, C.. "Spin-glass behavior of semiconducting {K$_x$Fe$_{2-y}$S$_{2}$}". Phys. Rev. B . 83 p. 180503 (2011) download doi
  25. Lei, Hechang, Abeykoon, Milinda, Bozin, Emil S., Wang, Kefeng, Warren, J. B., and Petrovic, C.. "Phase diagram of {K$_{x}$Fe$_{2-y}$Se$_{2-z}$S$_{z}$} and the suppression of its superconducting state by an {Fe$_2$-Se/S} tetrahedron distortion". Phys. Rev. Lett. . 107 p. 137002 (2011) download doi