Advanced Atomic Design Lab
The Alex Demkov Group

Welcome to the Demkov Materials Physics Group!

Our current research is focused on the physics of oxide heterostructres. We work on the quantum theory of real materials, and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Owing to the complexity of these problems, our research requires high performance computing, most of which is done at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), and the state of the art MBE Lab . We do both theoretical and experimental research. To the right is a list of our most recent papers (a full list is available under the publications tab).

We are always interested in recruiting new students who are interested in condensed matter physics, and hope you will consider our group for your studies.

Demkov Group News


Research Highlighted
The recently published research by the group (in collaboration with researchers at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory) on ``Switching of ferroelectric polarization in epitaxial BaTiO3 films on silicon without a conducting bottom electrode'' (Nat. Nanotechnol. 8, 748 (2013) has recently been featured on as one of the Top-10 Brookhaven Lab Breakthroughs of 2013. Their review of the work can be read here.

New Book on Functional Oxides
Professor Alex Demkov and Senior Scientist Agham B. Posadas are pleased to announce that they have written a book related to the research done by the group titled ``Integration of Functional Oxides with Semiconductors'' to be released in the Spring of 2014. The scope of the book is to provide an understanding of the physical principles of oxide/semiconductor epitaxy. The book describes the current state of the field both in theoretical and experimental advances. The book will be published by Spring under their Briefs in Materials series and can be purchased via Amazon.