Alexander Shluger Principal Investigator, Ph.D.

Job Principal Investigator, AIMR
Professor (Department of Physic and Astronomy and London Centre for Nanotechonology, UCL)
Group Material Physics Group
Laboratory A.Shluger Laboratory (will open in a new tab)
Address Room 221, AIMR Annex Building, Katahira Campus
(2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577)
  • +81-22-217-5942
  • +44-207-679-1312(UK)
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Research Interests

Theoretical modeling of:
  • Defects and defect properties in insulators metal/insulator and semiconductor/insulator interfaces
  • Atomic Force Microscopy imaging and molecular manipulation
  • Photo-induced surface processes

Main Publication List

  • Watkins M. and Shluger A. L., "Mechanism of Contrast Formation in Atomic Force Microscopy in Water”-Phys. Rev. Lett. , 2010, v. 105, Article Number: 196101
  • McKenna K. P. and Shluger A. L., Electron-trapping polycrystalline materials with negative electron affinity, - Nature Materials 2008, v. 7, p. 859-862
  • Sushko P. V., Shluger A. L., Hirano M., and Hosono H., "From insulator to electride: A theoretical model of nanoporous oxide 12CaO.7Al2O3”, - J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2007, v. 129 (4), pp.942-951
  • Trevethan T., Watkins M., Kantorovich L. N., Shluger A. L., et al., "Controlled manipulation of atoms in insulating surfaces with the virtual atomic force microscope”, - Phys. Rev. Lett.2007, v. 98 (2): Art. No. 028101
  • Hess W. P., Joly A. G., Beck K. M., Henyk M., Sushko P.V., Trevisanutto P. E., and Shluger A. L., Laser control of desorption through selective surface excitation, - J. Phys.Chem. B 2005, v. 109, No 42, pp. 19563-19578


  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics (1996)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2011)