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Mehdi Kargarian

Mehdi Kargarian
Department of Physics
Sharif University of Technology
Tehran, Iran

E-Mail: kargarian@physics.sharif.edu

Research Interests


  • Projects are available at all levels for undergraduate, Master of science and PhD students.
  • If you are interested in joining my group, please stop by to hear more. My office is located in Physics building no. 616.
  • Teaching:

  • Fall 2017 (1396 - 1): Topological Phases of Matter
  • Spring 2018 (1396 - 2): Introductory Condensed Matter
  • Spring 2018 (1396 - 2): Superconductivity (conventional superconductors, BCS theory, Josephson junctions, Unconventional superconductors: beyond phonons, Gap symmetry, Spin fluctuations, Cuprates, Iron-based superconductors, topological superconductors)
  • Theses


    See the full list of the publications in Google Scholar


  • Xinxin Gong, Mehdi Kargarian, Alex Stern, Di Yue, Hexin Zhou, Xiaofeng Jin, Victor M. Galitski, Victor M. Yakovenko, Jing Xia
    Time-Reversal-Symmetry-Breaking Superconductivity in Epitaxial Bismuth/Nickel Bilayers
    Science Advances 3, e1602579 (2017)
    See the popular article "Tiny magnetic tremors unlock exotic superconductivity" in Joint Quantum Institute, Physics - UMD and physics.org
  • Mehdi Kargarian, Dmitry K. Efimkin and Victor Galitski
    Amperean Pairing at the Surface of Topological Insulators
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 076806 (2016)
  • Mehdi Kargarian, Mohit Randeria and Yuan-Ming Lu
    Are the double Fermi arcs of Dirac semimetals topologically protected?
    PNAS 113, 8648 (2016)
  • Mehdi Kargarian, Mohit Randeria and Nandini Trivedi
    Theory of Kerr and Faraday rotations and linear dichroism in Topological Weyl Semimetals
    Scientific Reports 5, 12683 (2015)
  • Saeed S. Jahromi, Mehdi Kargarian, S. Farhad Masoudi, and Abdollah Langari
    Topological spin liquids in the ruby lattice with anisotropic Kitaev interactions
    Phys. Rev. B 94, 125145 (2016)
  • J. Liu, Mehdi Kargarian, M. Kareev, B. Gray, P. Ryan, J. W. Freeland, J. M. Rondinelli, G. A. Fiete, and J. Chakhalian
    Heterointerface engineered electronic and magnetic phases of NdNiO3 thin films
    Nature Communication (2013)
  • Alexander B. Khanikaev, S. Hossein Mousavi, Wang-Kong Tse, Mehdi Kargarian, Allan H. MacDonald, Gennady Shvets
    Photonic Topological Insulators
    Nature Materials 12, 233 (2013)
    This paper has been selected by Nature in the collection of ten research papers to celebrate the award of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Mehdi Kargarian, Gregory.A. Fiete
    Topological Crystalline Insulators in Transition Metal Oxides
    Phys. Rev. Lett 110, 156403 (2013)
  • Mehdi Kargarian, Gregory.A. Fiete
    Multi-orbital Effects on Thermoelectric Properties of Strongly Correlated Materials
    Phys. Rev. B 88, 205141 (2013)
  • Saeed S. Jahromi, S. Farhad Masoudi, Mehdi Kargarian, and Kai Phillip Schmidt
    Quantum phase transitions out of a Z2*Z2 topological phase
    Phys. Rev. B 88, 214411 (2013)
  • Saeed S. Jahromi, Mehdi Kargarian, S. Farhad Masoudi, and Kai Phillip Schmidt
    Robustness of a topological phase: Topological color code in a parallel magnetic field
    Phys. Rev. B 87, 094413 (2013)
  • M. Kargarian, A. Langari, Gregory.A. Fiete
    Unusual magnetic phases in the strong interaction limit of two-dimensional topological band insulators in transition metal oxides
    Phys. Rev. B 86, 205124 (2012)
  • M. Kargarian
    Implementation of single-qubit and CNOT gates by anyonic excitations of two-body topological color code
    Phys. Lett. A 376, 3540 (2012)
  • Gregory A. Fiete, Victor Chua, M. Kargarian, Rex Lundgren, Andreas Ruegg, Jun Wen, Vladimir Zyuzin
    Topological Insulators and Quantum Spin Liquids
    Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 44,845(2012)
  • M. Kargarian, Jun Wen and Gregory.A. Fiete
    Competing Exotic Topological Insulator Phases in Transition Metal Oxides on the Pyrochlore Lattice with Distortion
    Phys. Rev. B 83, 165112 (2011)
  • X. Hu, M. Kargarian and Gregory.A. Fiete
    Topological insulators and fractional quantum Hall effect on the ruby lattice
    Phys. Rev. B 84, 155116 (2011)
  • J. Wen, M. Kargarian, Abolhassan Vaezi and Gregory.A. Fiete
    Doping the Kane-Mele-Hubbard model : A Slave-Boson Approach
    Phys. Rev. B 84, 235149 (2011)
  • M. Kargarian, Gregory.A. Fiete
    Topological phases and phase transitions on the square-octagon lattice
    Phys. Rev. B82, 085106 (2010); arXiv:1005.3815
  • M. Kargarian, H. Bombin, M.A. Martin-Delgado
    Topological Color Codes and Two-Body Quantum Lattice Hamiltonians

    New J. Phys.12, 025018(2010); arXiv:0906.4127
  • H. Bombin,M. Kargarian,M.A. Martin-Delgado
    Interacting Anyonic Fermions in a Two-Body Color Code Model
    Phys. Rev. B 80, 075111 (2009); arXiv:0811.0911
  • M. Kargarian
    Finite temperature topological order in 2D topological color codes
    Phys. Rev. A 80, 012321 (2009); arXiv:0904.4492
  • H. Bombin,M. Kargarian,M.A. Martin-Delgado
    Quantum 2-Body Hamiltonian for Topological Color Codes
    Fortsch.Phys. 57, 1103 (2010); arXiv:0907.0948
  • M. Kargarian,R. Jafari, A. Langari
    Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction and Anisotropy effects on the Entanglement of Heisenberg Model
    Phys. Rev. A. 79, 042319 (2009); arXiv:0903.0630
  • M. Kargarian
    Entanglement properties of topological color codes
    Phys. Rev. A 78, 062312 (2009); arXiv:0809.4276
  • R. Jafari,M. Kargarian, A. Langari, M. Siahatgar
    Phase Diagram and Entanglement of Ising Model With Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction
    Phys. Rev. B. 78, 214414 (2008); arXiv:0804.4579
  • M. Kargarian, R. Jafari,A. Langari
    The renormalization of entanglement in the anisotropic Heisenberg (XXZ) model
    Phys. Rev. A. 77, 032346(2008); arXiv:0711.2358
  • M. Kargarian, R. Jafari,A. Langari
    Renormalization of concurrence: the application of quantum renormalization group to the quantum information systems
    Phys. Rev. A. 76, 060304(R)(2007); arXiv:0710.5843
  • M. Kargarian, O. Akhavan and A. Z. Moshfegh
    The effect of Si addition and Ta diffusion barrier on growth and thermal stability of NiSi nanolayer
    Microelectron. Eng. 85, 548(2008); arXiv:0710.5843
  • Last Update: 07/01/2017