Infrared Spectroscopy of Novel Electronic and Magnetic Materials

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Principal Investigator

D.N. Basov
Department of Physics
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
(858) 822-1211

Ph.D. 1991 Lebedev Physics Inst, Academy of Sciences of Russia; postdoctoral research associate McMaster University 1992-96; assistant physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory 1996; assistant, associate professor, University of California, San Diego 1997-2001. Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego 2001 – present. NSF Career Award 1998, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow 1997, Cottrell Fellow 1998. The Ludwig Genzel Prize 2004. Fellow, American Physical Society 2005. Humboldt Research Award 2009. Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids, American Physical Society 2012.

Research interests:
Electronic and magnetic properties of novel materials

Recent Reviews:

D. N. Basov, M. M. Fogler, A. Lanzara, Feng Wang, Yuanbo Zhang, "Colloquium: Graphene spectroscopy ", Rev. Mod. Phys. 86, 959 (2014). LINK

D. N. Basov, R. D. Averitt, D. van der Marel, M. Dressel, K. Haule “Electrodynamics of correlated electron materials” Rev. Mod. Phys. 85(2), 471 (2011). PDF

D. N. Basov and Andrey V. Chubukov, "Manifesto for a higher Tc", Nature Phys. 7, 272 (2011). PDF

K.S. Burch, D.D. Awschalom, and D.N. Basov, "Optical properties of III-Mn-V ferromagnetic semiconductors", Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 320, 3207 (2008).PDF

W.J. Padilla, D.N. Basov, and D.R. Smith, “Negative refractive index materials”, Materials Today 9, 28 (2006). PDF

D.N. Basov and T. Timusk, “Electrodynamics of high-Tc superconductors”, Reviews of Modern Physics 77, 721 (2005). PDF

Selected Articles:

Gerardo Dominguez, A.S. Mcleod, Zack Gainsforth, P. Kelly, Hans A. Bechtel, Fritz Keilmann, Andrew Westphal, Mark Thiemens & D.N. Basov “Nanoscale infrared spectroscopy as a non-destructive probe of extraterrestrial samples” Nature Communications 5:5445 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6445 |(2014).PDF

S. Zapf, C. Sting, K.W. Post, J. Maiwald, N. Bach, I. Pietsch, D. Neubauer, A. Löhle, C. Clauss, S. Jiang, H. S. Jeevan, D. N. Basov, P. Gegenwart, and M. Dressel “Persistent Detwinning of Iron-Pnictide EuFe2As2 Crystals by Small External Magnetic Fields” Physical Review Letters 113, 227001 (2014).LINK

S. Dai, Z. Fei, Q. Ma, A. S. Rodin, M. Wagner, A. S. McLeod, M. K. Liu, W. Gannett, W. Regan, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, M. Thiemens, G. Dominguez, A. H. Castro Neto, A. Zettl, F. Keilmann, P. Jarillo-Herrero, M. M. Fogler, D.N.Basov “Tunable Phonon Polaritons in Atomically Thin van der Waals Crystals of Boron Nitride” Science 343, 1125 (2014).PDF

Martin Wagner, Zhe Fei, Alexander S. McLeod, Aleksandr S. Rodin, Wenzhong Bao, Eric G. Iwinski, Zeng Zhao, Michael Goldflam, Mengkun Liu, Gerardo Dominguez, Mark Thiemens, Michael M. Fogler, Antonio H. Castro Neto, Chun Ning Lau, Sergiu Amarie, Fritz Keilmann, and D. N. Basov “Ultrafast and Nanoscale Plasmonic Phenomena in Exfoliated Graphene Revealed by Infrared Pump–Probe Nanoscopy” Nanoletters 14, 894 (2014).LINK

Z. Fei, A. S. Rodin, W. Gannett, S. Dai, W. Regan, M. Wagner, M. K. Liu, A. S. McLeod, G. Dominguez, M. Thiemens, A. H. Castro-Neto, F. Keilmann, A. Zettl, R. Hillenbrand, M. M. Fogler, D. N. Basov “Electronic and plasmonic phenomena at graphene grain boundaries” Nature Nanotechnology 8, 821 (2013).LINK

M. K. Liu, M. Wagner, E. Abreu, S. Kittiwatanakul, A. McLeod, Z. Fei, M. Goldflam, S. Dai, M. M. Fogler, J. Lu, S. A. Wolf, R. D. Averitt, and D. N. Basov “Anisotropic Electronic State via Spontaneous Phase Separation in Strained Vanadium Dioxide Films” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 096602 (2013).LINK

Z. Fei, A. S. Rodin, G. O. Andreev, W. Bao, A. S. McLeod, M.Wagner, L. M. Zhang, Z. Zhao, M. Thiemens, G. Dominguez, M. M. Fogler, A. H. Castro Neto, C. N. Lau, F. Keilmann & D. N. Basov, “Gate-tuning of graphene plasmons revealed by infrared nano-imaging” Nature 487 82 (2012).LINK

S. J. Moon, A. A. Schafgans, S. Kasahara, T. Shibauchi, T. Terashima, Y. Matsuda, M. A. Tanatar, R. Prozorov, A. Thaler, P. C. Canfield, A. S. Sefat, D. Mandrus, and D. N. Basov “Infrared Measurement of the Pseudogap of P-Doped and Co-Doped High-Temperature BaFe2As2 Superconductors” PRL 109, 027006 (2012).LINK

Zhe Fei, Gregory O. Andreev, Wenzhong Bao, Lingfeng M. Zhang, Alexander S. McLeod, Chen Wang, Margaret K. Stewart, Zeng Zhao, Gerardo Dominguez, Mark Thiemens, Michael M. Fogler, Michael J. Tauber, Antonio H. Castro-Neto, Chun Ning Lau, Fritz Keilmann, and D.N. Basov “Infrared Nanoscopy of Dirac Plasmons at the Graphene–SiO2 Interface” Nano Lett., 11, 4701 (2011).PDF

M. K. Stewart, Jian Liu, M. Kareev, J. Chakhalian, and D. N. Basov “Mott Physics near the Insulator-To-Metal Transition in NdNiO3” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 176401 (2011).PDF