Andrea Damascelli

Professor, Scientific Director

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Current Projects

  • Non-equilibrium dynamics of quantum materials
  • Coherent control and spectroscopy of quantum materials
  • Spin-orbit coupling and unconventional superconductivity
  • New avenues in charge and spin manipulation at surfaces
  • 2D van der Waals materials and oxide heterostructures

Selected Publications

  • B. Zwartsenberg, R.P. Day, E. Razzoli, M. Michiardi, N. Xu, M. Shi, J.D. Denlinger, G. Cao, S. Calder, K. Ueda, J. Bertinshaw, H. Takagi, B.J. Kim, I.S. Elfimov, A. Damascelli. Spin-orbit-controlled metal-insulator transition in Sr2IrO4. Nat. Phys. 16, 290 (2020).
  • M.X. Na, A. K. Mills, F. Boschini, M. Michiardi, B. Nosarzewski, R.P. Day, E. Razzoli, A. Sheyerman, M. Schneider, G. Levy, S. Zhdanovich, T.P. Devereaux, A.F. Kemper, D.J. Jones, A. Damascelli. Direct determination of mode-projected electron-phonon coupling in the time-domain. Science 366, 1231 (2019).
  • F. Boschini, E.H. da Silva Neto, E. Razzoli, M. Zonno, S. Peli, R. P. Day, M. Michiardi, M. Schneider, B. Zwartsenberg, P. Nigge, R.D. Zhong, J. Schneeloch, G.D. Gu, S. Zhdanovich, A.K. Mills, G. Levy, D.J. Jones, C. Giannetti, A. Damascelli. Collapse of high-Tc superconductivity via ultrafast quenching of the phase coherence. Nat. Mater. 17, 416 (2018).
  • R. Comin, A. Frano, M.M. Yee, Y. Yoshida, H. Eisaki, E. Shierle, E. Weschke, R. Sutarto, F. He, A. Soumyanarayanan, Y. He, M. Le Tacon, I.S. Elfimov, J.E. Hoffman, B. Keimer, G.A. Sawatzky, A. Damascelli. Charge ordering driven by Fermi-arc instability in underdoped cuprates. Science 343, 6169 (2014).
  • M.W. Haverkort, I.S. Elfimov, L.H. Tjeng, G.A. Sawatzky, A. Damascelli. Strong spin-orbit coupling effects on the fermi surface of Sr2RuO4 and Sr2RhO4. Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 026406 (2008).