Alexander V. Balatsky

Scientist, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Science Thrust: Theory and Modeling

Phone: 505-665-0077
Fax: 505-665-4063

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545


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Education and Training

Undergraduate: Moscow Physical Technical Institute Physics, Engineering, B.S. 1981
Other: Moscow Physical Technical Institute  Physics, MS 1984
Graduate: Landay Institute for Theoretical Physics Theoretical Physics, PhD 1987


Sasha’s research interests have focused on studies of strongly correlated matetials and nansocale electronic and structural effects. He is also interested in applications of visualization applications for the complex materials.

Selected Publications

  • Local electronic signatures of impurity states in graphene,” T. O. Wehling, A. V. Balatsky, et al, Phys. Rev. B75, 125425 (2007);
  •  “Visualizing the Influence of Nanoscale Electron- Lattice Interactions on High-Tc Superconductivity in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8;J. Jinho Lee, K. Fujita, K. McElroy, J. A. Slezak, A. Wang, J.-X. Zhu, A. V. Balatsky, H. Eisaki, S. Uchida  and  J. C. Davis,  Nature, v 442, p 546,  (2006).
  • “Mott transition in VO2 revealed by infrared spectroscopy and nano-imaging”Qazilbash, MM; Brehm, M.; Byung-Gyu Chae; Ho, PC; Andreev, GO; Bong-jun Kim; Sun Jin Yun; Balatsky, AV; Maple, MB; Keilmann, F.; et. al., ,  Science; Dec. 2007; vol.318, p.1750-3
  •  “Local impurity effects in superconducting graphene,” T. Wehling et al, Phys.  Rev.B 78, 035414 (2008)
  • “ To see is to know”, M. Graf, et al, SciDac, issue 10, p 32, Winter 2008,
  • “Impurity-induced states in conventional and unconventional superconductors”, A.V. Balatsky, I. Vekhter and J.-X.  Zhu, Rev. Mod. Phys, v 78, p 373, (2006)

Selected User Projects:

  • Local Spectroscopy of Heavy Fermion Materials: Uncovering the Nature of Hidden and Exposed Orders in a Kondo Lattice. J.C. Davis, Cornell University
  • Controlling the Kondo Effect in Graphene, H. Manoharan, Stanford U.
  • Electronic Differentiation of DNA and Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Nanostructures, H. Tanaka and T. Kawai, Osaka University.