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Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

Joint Appointment


Mercouri Kanatzidis was educated in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki to earn a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1979. He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1984. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University from 1985 to 1987. In 2006 he moved to Northwestern University where he current holds the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Chair Professorship. In 2006 he also became a Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.  His research interests focus on the design, discovery and synthetic science of new materials, coupled with in-depth characterization, manipulation of new substances with novel and exotic chemical, physical, or electrical properties. At Argonne particular emphasis in on superconducting materials and quantum materials.

Selected Publications

Direct Thermal Neutron Detection by the 2D Semiconductor 6LiInP2Se6″ Daniel G. Chica, Yihui He, Kyle M. McCall, Duck Young Chung, Rahmi O. Pak, Giancarlo Trimarchi, Zhifu Liu, Patrick M. De Lurgio, Bruce W. Wessels, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis Nature 2020, 577, 346-349. [DOI

” A Natural 2D Heterostructure [Pb3.1Sb0.9S4][AuxTe2-x] with Large Transverse Non-saturating Negative Magnetoresistance and High Electron Mobility” Haijie Chen, Jiangang He, Christos D. Malliakas, Constantinos C. Stoumpos, Alexander J. E. Rettie, Jin-Ke Bao, Duck Young Chung, Wai-Kwong Kwok, Christopher Wolverton, and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2019 141, 7544–7553. [DOI]

Superconductivity in Y7Ru4InGe12 Jin-Ke Bao, Daniel E. Bugaris, Kristin Willa, Ulrich Welp, Duck Young Chung, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis Phys. Rev. M 2019, 3, 024802-1-9. [DOI]

High Spectral resolution of gamma-rays at room temperature by perovskite CsPbBr3 single crystals”, He, Y. H.; Matei, L.; Jung, H. J.; McCall, K. M.; Chen, M.; Stoumpos, C. C.; Liu, Z. F.; Peters, J. A.; Chung, D. Y.; Wessels, B. W.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Dravid, V. P.; Burger, A.; Kanatzidis, M. G., Nature Comm. 2018, 9 , 8.1609. [DOI]

Single crystal growth and study of the ferromagnetic superconductor RbEuFe4As4″ Jin-Ke Bao, Kristin Willa, Matthew P. Smylie, Haijie Chen, Ulrich Welp, Duck Young Chung, and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis Cryst. Growth Des. 2018, 18, 3517-3523. [DOI]

Charge Density Wave in the New Polymorphs of RE2Ru3Ge5 (RE = Pr, Sm, Dy)”  Bugaris, D. E.; Malliakas, C. D.; Han, F.; Calta, N. P.; Sturza, M.; Krogstad, M.; Osborn, R.; Rosenkranz, S.; Ruff, J.; Trimarchi, G.; Bud’ko, S. L.; Balasubramanian, M.; Chung, D. Y.; Kanatzidis, M. G. J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 4130-4143. [DOI]

Discovery-synthesis, design, and prediction of chalcogenide phases” Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56 (6), 3158–3173. [DOI]

High-Efficiency Two-Dimensional Ruddlesden-Popper Perovskite Solar Cells” Tsai, H. H.; Nie, W. Y.; Blancon, J. C.; Toumpos, C. C. S.; Asadpour, R.; Harutyunyan, B.; Neukirch, A. J.; Verduzco, R.; Crochet, J. J.; Tretiak, S.; Pedesseau, L.; Even, J.; Alam, M. A.; Gupta, G.; Lou, J.; Ajayan, P. M.; Bedzyk, M. J.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Mohite, A. D., Nature 2016, 536 (7616), 312-316. [DOI]