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Dmitri N. Basov
- Physics of correlated electron systems
- Plasmonic and polaritonic phenomena in graphene and other two-dimensional van der Waals materials
- Unconventional superconductivity
- Topological insulators
- Electromagnetic metamaterials
The Basov research group is in transition to Columbia University from UCSD.
My research area is experimental condensed matter physics. In our program, we employ optical methods to investigate new physics of quantum materials. Recent instrumental advances in infrared nano-optics, some of which have been pioneered in our group, enable unprecedented access to the optical effects at the nano-scale deep below the diffraction limit of light. We exploit these instrumental innovations to explore new physical phenomena that are of technological relevance.
Current research directions include:
Selected recent publications:
K.W. Post, B. C. Chapler, M. K. Liu, J. S. Wu, H. T. Stinson, M. D. Goldflam, A. R. Richardella, J. S. Lee, A. A. Reijnders, K. S. Burch, M. M. Fogler, N. Samarth, and D. N. Basov “Sum-Rule Constraints on the Surface State Conductance of Topological Insulators” Physical Review Letters 115, 116804 (2015).
S. Dai, Q. Ma, M. K. Liu, T. Andersen, Z. Fei, M. D. Goldflam, M.Wagner, K.Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, M. Thiemens, F. Keilmann, G. C. A. M. Janssen, S-E. Zhu, P. Jarillo-Herrero, M. M. Fogler and D. N. Basov “Graphene on hexagonal boron nitride as a tunable hyperbolic metamaterial” Nature Nanotechnology 10, 682 (2015).
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).
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).
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)
D. N. Basov, M. M. Fogler, A. Lanzara, Feng Wang, and Yuanbo Zhang “Graphene spectroscopy” Reviews of Modern Physics 86, 959 (2014).
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)
D. N. Basov, Richard D. Averitt, Dirk van der Marel, Martin Dressel, and Kristjan Haule “Electrodynamics of correlated electron materials” Reviews of Modern Physics 83, 471 (2011)