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Name Charnukha, Dr. Aliaksei

Brief Curriculum Vitae

2018–presentEmmy Noether Group Leader at the IFW Dresden
2014–2018Alexander von Humboldt Feodor Lynen Postdoc at the University of California, San Diego
2013–2014Postdoc at the IFW Dresden
2009–2012Ph. D. in Experimental Physics at the Max Planck Institute for Solid-State Research
2007–2009Master of Science in Experimental Physics, University of Stuttgart
2002–2007Diploma in Theoretical Physics, Belarusian State University

Research interests:

  • emergent phenomena in quantum matter
  • strongly correlated electron systems
  • high-temperature superconductivity
  • low-dimensional materials
  • plasmonics
  • optical spectroscopy
  • near-field optics
  • terahertz science
  • scanning-probe techniques
Group research page

Grants and Fellowships

2017Emmy Noether Starting Grant of the German Research Foundation
2013Alexander von Humboldt Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship

Awards and honors

2013Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
2013Doctoral Dissertation in Springer Thesis Series
2006, 2007F. I. Fedorov Grant for outstanding students


Nature Quantum Materials
Nature Communications
Physical Review Letters
Physical Reivew B
Europhysics Letters

Journal papers


A. G. Shabalin, J. del Valle, A. Charnukha, N. Hua, M. V. Holt, D. N. Basov, I. K. Schuller, and O. G. Shpyrko. Nanoimaging of Electrical Failure in VO2 Resistive-Switching Nanodevices.
ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. XXX, XXXXX (2020).


A. Charnukha, A. Sternbach, H. T. Stinson, R. Schlereth, C. Brüne, L. W. Molenkamp, and D. N. Basov. Ultrafast nonlocal collective dynamics of Kane plasmon-polaritons in a narrow-gap semiconductor.
Sci. Adv. 5, eaau9956 (2019).


K. W. Post, A. S. McLeod, M. Hepting, M. Bluschke, Yifan Wang, G. Cristiani, G. Logvenov, A. Charnukha, G. X. Ni, Padma Radhakrishnan, M. Minola, A. Pasupathy, A. V. Boris, E. Benckiser, K. A. Dahmen, E. W. Carlson, B. Keimer, and D. N. Basov. Coexisting first- and second-order electronic phase transitions in a correlated oxide.
Nature Phys. 14, 1056 (2018).

A. Charnukha, D. Pröpper, N. D. Zhigadlo, M. Naito, M. Schmidt, Zhe Wang, J. Deisenhofer, A. Loidl, B. Keimer, A. V. Boris, and D. N. Basov. Intrinsic Charge Dynamics in High-TcAFeAs(O,F) Superconductors.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 087001 (2018).


J. del Valle, Y. Kalcheim, J. Trastoy, A. Charnukha, D. N. Basov, and I. K. Schuller. Electrically Induced Multiple Metal-Insulator Transitions in Oxide Nanodevices.
Phys. Rev. Applied 8, 054041 (2017).

A. Charnukha, Z. P. Yin, Y. Song, C. D. Cao, Pengcheng Dai, K. Haule, G. Kotliar, and D. N. Basov. Correlation-driven metal-insulator transition in proximity to an iron-based superconductor.
Phys. Rev. B (Editors' Suggestion) 96, 195121 (2017).

A. J. Frenzel, C. C. Homes, Q. D. Gibson, Y. M. Shao, K. W. Post, A. Charnukha, R. J. Cava, and D. N. Basov. Anisotropic electrodynamics of type-II Weyl semimetal candidate WTe2.
Phys. Rev. B 95, 245140 (2017).

I. Avigo, S. Thirupathaiah, E. D. L. Rienks, L. Rettig, A. Charnukha, M. Ligges, R. Cortes, J. Nayak, H. S. Jeevan, T. Wolf, Y. Huang, S. Wurmehl, M. I. Sturza, P. Gegenwart, M. S. Golden, L. X. Yang, K. Rossnagel, M. Bauer, B. Büchner, M. Vojta, M. Wolf, C. Felser, J. Fink, U. Bovensiepen. Electronic structure and ultrafast dynamics of FeAs‐based superconductors by angle‐ and time‐resolved photoemission spectroscopy.
Phys. Status Solidi B 254, 1600382 (2017).


A. Charnukha, K. W. Post, S. Thirupathaiah, D. Pröpper, S. Wurmehl, M. Roslova, I. Morozov, B. Büchner, A. N. Yaresko, A. V. Boris, S. V. Borisenko, and D. N. Basov. Weak-coupling superconductivity in a strongly correlated iron pnictide.
Sci. Rep. 6, 18620 (2016).


A. Charnukha, D. V. Evtushinsky, C. E. Matt, N. Xu, M. Shi, B. Büchner, N. D. Zhigadlo, B. Batlogg, and S. V. Borisenko. High-temperature superconductivity from fine-tuning of Fermi-surface singularities in iron oxypnictides.
Sci. Rep. 5, 18273 (2015).

J. Fink, A. Charnukha, E. D. L. Rienks, Z. H. Liu, S. Thirupathaiah, I. Avigo, F. Roth, H. S. Jeevan, P. Gegenwart, M. Roslova, I. Morozov, S. Wurmehl, U. Bovensiepen, S. Borisenko, M. Vojta, B. Büchner. Non-Fermi-liquid scattering rates and anomalous band dispersion in ferropnictides.
Phys. Rev. B 92, 201106 (2015).

A. Charnukha, S. Thirupathaiah, V. B. Zabolotnyy, B. Büchner, N. D. Zhigadlo, B. Batlogg, A. N. Yaresko, S. V. Borisenko. Interaction-induced singular Fermi surface in a high-temperature oxypnictide superconductor.
Sci. Rep. 5, 10392 (2015).


A. Charnukha. Optical conductivity of iron-based superconductors.
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 26, 253203 (2015).

A. Charnukha. Charge Dynamics in 122 Iron-Based Superconductors. Berlin: Springer, 2014.


A. Charnukha, D. Pröpper, T. I. Larkin, D. L. Sun, Z. W. Li, C. T. Lin, T. Wolf, B. Keimer, and A. V. Boris. Spin-density-wave-induced anomalies in the optical conductivity of AFe2As2, (A=Ca,Sr,Ba) single-crystalline iron pnictides.
Phys. Rev. B 88, 184511 (2013).

O. V. Dolgov, D. V. Efremov, M. M. Korshunov, A. Charnukha, A. V. Boris, A. A. Golubov. Multiband Description of Optical Conductivity in Ferropnictide Superconductors.
J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 26, 2637 (2013).


A. Charnukha, A. Cvitkovic, T. Prokscha, D. Pröpper, N. Ocelic, A. Suter, Z. Salman, E. Morenzoni, J. Deisenhofer, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl, B. Keimer, and A. V. Boris. Nanoscale Layering of Antiferromagnetic and Superconducting Phases in Rb2Fe4Se5 Single Crystals.
Phys. Rev. Lett. (Editors' Suggestion) 109, 017003 (2012).

A. Charnukha, J. Deisenhofer, D. Pröpper, M. Schmidt, Z. Wang, Y. Goncharov, A. N. Yaresko, V. Tsurkan, B. Keimer, A. Loidl, and A. V. Boris. Optical conductivity of superconducting Rb2Fe4Se5 single crystals.
Phys. Rev. B 85, 100504 (R) (2012).


A. Charnukha, O. V. Dolgov, A. A. Golubov, Y. Matiks, D. L. Sun, C. T. Lin, B. Keimer, and A. V. Boris. Eliashberg approach to infrared anomalies induced by the superconducting state of Ba0.68K0.32Fe2As2 single crystals.
Phys. Rev. B (Editors' Suggestion) 84, 174511 (2011).

A. A. Golubov, O. V. Dolgov, A. V. Boris, A. Charnukha, D. L. Sun, C. T. Lin, A. F. Shevchun, A. V. Korobenko, M. R. Trunin, and V. N. Zverev. Normal state resistivity of Ba1-xKxFe2As2: evidence for multiband strong-coupling behavior.
JETP Lett. 94, 333 (2011).

D. S. Inosov, J. T. Park, A. Charnukha, Yuan Li, A. V. Boris, B. Keimer, and V. Hinkov. Crossover from weak to strong pairing in unconventional superconductors.
Phys. Rev. B 83, 214520 (2011).

A. Charnukha, P. Popovich, Y. Matiks, D. L. Sun, C. T. Lin, A. N. Yaresko, B. Keimer, and A. V. Boris. Superconductivity-induced optical anomaly in an iron arsenide.
Nat. Commun. 2, 219 (2011).