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Dr. Mohammed Bakr
Assistant Professor






Research Interest

Advanced Materials

Education: B.Sc. in Physics, Mutah University, Alkarak, Jordan, 2001; M.Sc. in Physics, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 2006; Ph.D. in Physics, Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research and University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 2010.

Mohammed Bakr worked as a Research associate at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in 2010-2011, and at the Centre for Synchrotron Radiation (DELTA) at the TU Dortmund University in 2011-2012. In 2012, he joined the Physics Department at Jazan University as an Assistant Professor.
Mohammed is mainly concerned with optical spectroscopy in complex materials. Topics of his particular interest include unconventional superconductivity and the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in transition-metal-oxide heterostructures and superlattices. Additional topic of his activity is generating ultrafast x-ray radiation necessary to resolve fast dynamic phenomena of materials.

Awards and Honors

  • Scholarship of the International Max Planck Research School for Advanced Materials
    • Selected Publications

      1. Lattice dynamical signature of charge density wave formation in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+x. M. Bakr, S. M. Souliou, S. Blanco-Canosa, I. Zegkinoglou, H. Gretarsson, J.Strempfer, T. Loew, C. T. Lin, R. Liang, D. A. Bonn, W. N. Hardy, B. Keimer, and M. Le Tacon Phys. Rev. B 88, 214517 (2013).
      2. Long-range transfer of electron-phonon coupling in oxide superlattices. N. Driza, S. Blanco-Canosa, M. Bakr, C. Ulrich, S. Soltan, M. Khalid, L. Mustafa, H.U. Habermeier, G. Khaliullin, M. Le Tacon, and B. Keimer Nature Materials 11, 675-681 (2012).
      3. Feedback Effect on High-Energy Magnetic Fluctuations in the Model High-Temperature Superconductor HgBa 2 CuO 4+5 Observed by Electronic Raman Scattering. Yuan Li, M. Le Tacon, M. Bakr, D. Terrade, D. Manske, R. Hackl, L. Ji, M. K. Chan, N. Barisic, X. Zhao, M. Greven, and B. Keimer Phys. Rev. Letter. 108, 227003 (2012).
      4. Highly anisotropic anomaly in the dispersion of the copper-oxygen bond bending phonon in superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 from inelastic neutron scattering. M. Raichle, D. Reznik, D. Lamago, R. Heid, Y. Li, M. Bakr, C. Ulrich, V. Hinkov, K. Hardil, C.T. Lin, and B. Keimer Phys. Rev. Letter. 107, 177004 (2011).
      5. Intense paramagnon excitations in a large family of high-temperature superconductors M. Le Tacon, G. Ghiringhelli, J. Chaloupka, M. Moretti Sala, V. Hinkov, M. W. Haverkort, M. Minola, M. Bakr, K. J. Zhou, S. Blanco-Canosa, C. Monney, Y. T. Song, G. L. Sun, C. T. Lin, G. M. De Luca, M. Salluzzo, G. Khaliullin, T. Schmitt, L. Braicovich, B. Keimer Nature Physics 7, 725 (2011).
      6. CHG at DELTA: A New Facility for Ultrashort Pulses in the VUV and THz Regime S. Khan, M. Bakr, M. H?ner, H. Huck, R. Molo, A. Nowaczyk, A. Schick, P. Ungelenk, and M. Zeinalzadeh Synchrotron Radiation News 24, No.5, 18 (2011).
      7. M. Bakr , A. Schnyder, L. Klam, D. Manske, C.T. Lin, B. Keimer, M.Cardona, and C. Ulrich: Electronic and Phononic Raman scattering in detwinned YBa2Cu3O6.95 and Y0.85Ca0.15Ba2Cu3O6.95: s-wave admixture to the d-wave order parameter; Phys. Rev.B 80 80, 064505 (2009).

      Curriculum Vitae

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