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:

S. J. Moon, C. C. Homes, A. Akrap, Z. J. Xu, J. S. Wen, Z. W. Lin, Q. Li, G. D. Gu, and D. N. Basov “Incoherent c-Axis Interplane Response of the Iron Chalcogenide FeTe0:55Se0:45 Superconductor from Infrared Spectroscopy ” Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 217001 (2011). PDF

A. A. Schafgans, A. D. LaForge, S.V. Dordevic, M. M. Qazilbash, W. J. Padilla, K. S. Burch, Z. Q. Li, Seiki Komiya, Yoichi Ando, and D. N. Basov, "Towards a Two-Dimensional Superconducting State of La2-xSrxCuO4 in a Moderate External Magnetic Field", Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 157002 (2010). PDF

M. M. Qazilbash, J. J. Hamlin1, R. E. Baumbach, Lijun Zhang, D. J. Singh, M. B. Maple, and D. N. Basov, "Electronic correlations in the iron pnictides", Nature Physics 5, 647 (2009).PDF

T. Driscoll, Hyun-Tak Kim, Byung-Gyu Chae, Bong-Jun Kim, Yong-Wook Lee, N. Marie Jokerst, S. Palit, D. R. Smith, M. Di Ventra, D. N. Basov, "Memory Metamaterials", Science 325, 1518 (2009).PDF

A. D. LaForge, W. J. Padilla, K. S. Burch, Z. Q. Li, A. A. Schafgans, Kouji Segawa, Yoichi Ando, and D. N. Basov, "Sum rules and interlayer infrared response of the high-Tc YBCO superconductor in an external magnetic field", Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 097008 (2008).PDF

Z.Q. Li, E.A. Henriksen, Z. Jiang, Z. Hao, M.C. Martin, P. Kim, H.L. Stormer, and D.N. Basov, "Dirac charge dynamics in graphene by infrared spectroscopy", Nature Phys. 4, 532 (2008).PDF

M. M. Qazilbash, M. Brehm, Byung-Gyu Chae, P.-C. Ho, G.O. Andreev, Bong-Jun Kim, Sun Jin Yun, A.V. Balatsky, M.B. Maple, F. Keilmann, Hyun-Tak Kim, D.N. Basov, "Mott Transition in VO_2 Revealed by Infrared Spectroscopy and Nano-Imaging," Science 318, 1750 (2007). PDF

Z. Q. Li, V. Podzorov, N. Sai, M. C. Martin, M. E. Gershenson, M. Di Ventra, and D. N. Basov, "Light Quasiparticles Dominate Electronic Transport in Molecular Crystal Field-Effect Transistors," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 016403 (2007). PDF

K. S. Burch, D. B. Shrekenhamer, E. J. Singley, J. Stephens, B. L. Sheu, R. K. Kawakami, P. Schiffer, N. Samarth, D. D. Awschalom, and D. N. Basov, “Impurity Band Conduction in a High Temperature Ferromagnetic Semiconductor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 87208 (2006). PDF