Prof. M.I. Katsnelson (Mikhail)
Professor - Theory of Condensed Matter
Professor Mikhail Katsnelson is an expert on theoretical solid state physics and many-body quantum physics. His most important results involve contributions to the theory of exchange interactions in crystals and molecules; the electronic properties of magnetic metals and semi-conductors, half-metal ferromagnets, electronic structures and molecular magnets. His theoretical research lays the foundation for the interpretation of measurements obtained by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), angle-resolved photoemission (ARPES) and other spectographic methods.
Katsnelson is one of the pioneers in the research on graphene, one-atom thick sheets of carbon. Katsnelson proved a half-integer quantum Hall effect occurs in this material. Because of its exceptional properties, graphene is a candidate for nanotechnological applications. He and S.V. Vonsovsky are the authors of the monograph Quantum Solid State Physics.