Alexander TartakovskiiProfessor Alexander Tartakovskii

Professor of Solid State Physics

Contact details

Group web pages

Inorganic Semiconductors Group

Low Dimensional Structures & Devices Research Group

Research interests
  • Semiconductor nanostructures
  • Physics of two-dimensional (2D) materials
  • 2D photonics and polaritonics
  • Spin phenomena on the nano-scale

See more on the group’s web-site

  • PHY227, Optics
  • PHY422, Principles and applications of magnetic resonance
  • First year physics tutorials
  • First year computing labs
Professional activities

Organiser and Programme Committee member of many international conferences on physics and applications of semiconductor nanostructures. Recent examples:

  • Programme Chair of the 6th International Conference on Quantum Dots (QD2010), Nottingham, 04/2010 (major conference in the field, 350 attendees)
  • Member of the Programme Committee of the 7th, 8th and 9th International Conferences on Quantum Dots (QD2012, QD2014, QD2016)
  • Member of the Programme Committee of the 16th International Conference on Modulated Semiconductor Structures (MSS), Wroclaw, 07/2013 (major conference in the field, 300 attendees, held jointly with EP2DS with about 500-600 participants in total)
  • Member of the Programme Committee of NOEKS 13 (Nonlinear Optics and Excitation Kinetics in Semiconductors), 10/2016
Recent key publications
  • F. Withers, O. Del Pozo-Zamudio, A. Mishchenko, A. P. Rooney, A. Gholinia, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, S. J. Haigh, A. K. Geim, A. I. Tartakovskii, K. S. Novoselov, “Light-emitting diodes by band-structure engineering in van der Waals heterostructures”, NATURE MATERIALS, 14, 301 (2015)
  • E. A. Chekhovich, M. Hopkinson, M. S. Skolnick, A. I. Tartakovskii, “Suppression of nuclear spin bath fluctuations in self-assembled quantum dots induced by inhomogeneous strain”, NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6, 6348 (2015)
  • S. Schwarz, S. Dufferwiel, P. M. Walker, F. Withers, A. A. P. Trichet, M. Sich, F. Li, E. A. Chekhovich, D. N. Borisenko, N. N. Kolesnikov, K. S. Novoselov, M. S. Skolnick, J. M. Smith, D. N. Krizhanovskii, A. I. Tartakovskii, “Two-Dimensional Metal-Chalcogenide Films in Tunable Optical Microcavities”, NANO LETTERS, 14, 7003 (2014)
  • E. A. Chekhovich, M. N. Makhonin, A. I. Tartakovskii, A. Yacoby, H. Bluhm, K. C. Nowack, L. M. K. Vandersypen “Nuclear spin effects in semiconductor quantum dots”, NATURE MATERIALS, 12, 494 (2013)
  • E. A. Chekhovich, M. M. Glazov, A. B. Krysa, M. Hopkinson, P. Senellart, A. Lemaître, M. S. Skolnick, A. I. Tartakovskii, “Element-sensitive measurement of the hole–nuclear spin interaction in quantum dots”, NATURE PHYSICS, 9, 74 (2013)
  • E. A. Chekhovich, K. V. Kavokin, J. Puebla, A. B. Krysa, M. Hopkinson, A. D. Andreev, A. M. Sanchez, R. Beanland, M. S. Skolnick, A. I. Tartakovskii, "Structural analysis of strained quantum dots using nuclear magnetic resonance", NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY, 7, 646 (2012)
  • M. N. Makhonin, K. V. Kavokin, P. Senellart, A. Lemaître, A. J. Ramsay, M. S. Skolnick, A. I. Tartakovskii, “Fast control of nuclear spin polarization in an optically pumped single quantum dot”, NATURE MATERIALS 10, 844 (2011)