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Professor of Solid State Physics


University Pierre and Marie Curie-IMPMC, UMR 7590


Campus Boucicaut
140 rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris, France

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Phone/Fax: +33-(0)1-4427 4216/3785

Enseignement (Teaching: French only)

Email: andrea.gauzzi@upmc.fr




My principal research interests are focused on correlated electron materials which display remarkable electronic phase
transitions, such as superconductivity, metal-insulator transitions and complex charge, spin and orbital orderings.

The research methods used in our group include new materials synthesis (especially under very high pressure),
assisted by ab initio calculations of the electronic structure, and the study of the structural, electronic and magnetic
properties of the most promising compounds synthesized.

We have been recently working on the following subjects:

  • Superconductivity in graphite intercalated compounds;
  • Mott metal-insulator transition in transition metal sulphides;
  • Charge, spin and orbital orderings and Verwey transition in mixed valence transition metal oxides
  • Phonon instabilities in cuprate superconductors.

For more information, see the publication section.

1. Degrees
2. Positions held
3. Selected publications
4. Selected lectures

1. Degrees

1993                  Ph.D. in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland (www.epfl.ch)
1989               B.S. and M.S. (Laurea) cum laude in Physics, Milan Institute of Technology, Milan, Italy (www.polimi.it)

2. Positions held
2005-present     Professor of Solid State Physics at the IMPMC Institute, University of Paris, “Pierre et Marie Curie” (www.upmc.fr , www.impmc.jussieu.fr )
2005               Visiting Full Professor, Department of Advanced Materials Science, University of Tokyo (www.u-tokyo.ac.jp )
2005                   Visiting scientist, IMPMC, University “Pierre et Marie Curie”
2004-2005       Head of the superconductivity group at the Institute for Magnetic and Electronic Materials (IMEM-CNR), Parma, Italy (www.imem.cnr.it )
1997-2001        Scientific manager of the European Network for Superconductivity (SCENET)
1997-2005        Associate Professor at the IMEM-CNR Institute of Parma, Italy
1994-1996        Post-doc at the Laboratory of Solid State Physics of the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie (ESPCI, www.espci.fr ) Paris, France.
1989-1994        Research assistant at the Physics Department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL, www.epfl.ch ), Switzerland.

3. Selected Publications
    For the complete publication list, see here.

  1. A. Gauzzi, N. Bendiab, M. d’Astuto, B. Canny, M. Calandra, F. Mauri, G. Loupias, N. Emery, C. Hérold, P. Lagrange, M. Hanfland, and M. Mezouar, Maximum  Tc  at the verge of a simultaneous order-disorder and lattice-softening transition in superconducting  CaC6,  Phys. Rev. B 78, 064506-1-4 (2008).
  2. A. Gauzzi, Matteo d’Astuto, Francesca Licci, Alexei Bossak, and Michael Krisch, Long-wavelength dispersion of transverse acoustic phonons in untwinned YBa2Cu3O7−delta single crystals, Phys. Rev. B 75, 144511 (2007).
  3. A. Gauzzi, S. Takashima, N. Takeshita, C. Terakura, H. Takagi, N. Emery, C. Hérold, P. Lagrange, and G. Loupias, Enhancement of Superconductivity and Evidence of Structural Instability in Intercalated Graphite CaC6 under High Pressure, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 067002 (2007).
  4. R. Cabassi, F. Bolzoni, A. Gauzzi, and F. Licci, Critical exponents and amplitudes of the ferromagnetic transition in La0.1Ba0.9VS3, Phys. Rev. B 74, 184425 (2006).
  5. F. Bolzoni, A. Prodi, A. Gauzzi, E. Gilioli, F. Licci, and M. Marezio, Magnetic response of the CE structure in the doping-free system NaMn7O12, Phys. Rev. B 71, 052404 (2005).
  6. A. Sanna, C. Franchini, S. Massidda, and A. Gauzzi, Role of electronic correlations on the ground state properties and on the pressure-induced metal-insulator transition in BaVS3, Phys. Rev. B 70, 235102 (2004).
  7.  Prodi, A., Gilioli, E., Gauzzi, A., Licci, F., Marezio, Bolzoni, F., Huang, Q., Santoro, A., and Lynn, J.W., Charge, orbital and spin ordering phenomena in the mixed valence manganite (NaMn3+3)(Mn3+2 Mn4+2)O12, Nature Materials 3, 48 (2004).
  8.  G. Lamura, J. Le Cochec, A. Gauzzi, F. Licci, D. Di Castro, A. Bianconi, J. Bok, Doping dependence of the low-energy excitations in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ: evidence for thermal phase fluctuations, Phys. Rev. B 67, 144518 (2003).
  9. A. Gauzzi, E. Gilioli, F. Licci, M. Marezio, G.L. Calestani, C. Franchini, and S. Massidda, Structural, transport, and electronic properties of a layered     dichalcogenide AuVS2 with semimetallic  properties, Phys. Rev. B 66, 85106 (2002).
  10. G. Lamura, J.-C. Villégier, A. Gauzzi, J. Le Cochec, J.-Y. Laval, B. Plaçais, N. Hadacek, and J. Bok, Granularity-induced gapless superconductivity in NbN films: Evidence of thermal phase fluctuations, Phys. Rev. B 65, 104507 (2002).
  11. A. Gauzzi, B. Jönsson, A. Clerc-Dubois, and D. Pavuna, Scaling between superconducting critical temperature and structural coherence length in YBa2Cu3O6.9 films, Europhys. Lett. 51, 667 (2000).
  12. A. Gauzzi, J. Le Cochec, G. Lamura, B. J. Jönsson, V. A. Gasparov, F.-R. Ladan, B. Plaçais, P.-A. Probst, D. Pavuna and J. Bok, Very high resolution measurement of the penetration depth of superconductors by a novel single-coil technique, Rev. Sci. Instr. 71, 2147 (2000).
  13. F. Licci, A. Gauzzi, M. Marezio, P.G. Radaelli, R. Masini, and C. Chaillout-Bougerol, Structural and electronic effects of Sr substitution for Ba in Y(Ba1-xSrx)2Cu3Ow at varying w, Phys. Rev. B 58, 15208 (1998).
  14. A. Gauzzi and J. Bok, Importance of out-of-plane dispersion of the excitation spectrum of superconducting bilayers with Josephson coupling, J. Superconductivity 9, 523 (1996).
  15. A. Gauzzi and D. Pavuna, Evidence for non-universal behavior of paraconductivity caused by short-wavelength Gaussian fluctuations in YBa2Cu3O6.9, Phys. Rev. B 51, 15420 (1995).
  16. A. Gauzzi and D. Pavuna, Quantitative analysis of growth-induced reduction of long range lattice disorder in ion-beam sputtered YBa2Cu3O6.9 films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1836 (1995).
  17.  A. Gauzzi, Non-Universality of Critical Exponents in the Paraconductivity of Short Coherence Length Superconductors, Europhys. Lett. 21, 207 (1993).
  18. A. Gauzzi , M. L. Lucia, B. J. Kellett, J. H. James and D. Pavuna, Large Area Superconducting YBa2Cu3O7-x Films Grown by Single Target Ion Beam Sputtering, Physica C 182, 57 (1991).


4. Selected Lectures

  • A.Gauzzi et al., “Pressure Effects on Structural and Electronic Properties of Superconductors”, in High-Pressure Crystallography, P. McMillan and A. Katrusiak eds., NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry 140 (Kluwer, Amsterdam, 2004), p. 429.
  • A. Gauzzi, “Recent developments and future trends of superconducting materials and applications” in Crystal Growth of Materials for Energy Production and Energy-saving Applications, R. Fornari and L. Sorba eds. (ETS, Pisa, 2000), p. 211.
  • A. Gauzzi, “The spectrum of thermodynamic fluctuations in short coherence length superconductors” in Gap Symmetry and Fluctuations in High-Tc Superconductors, J. Bok, G. Deutscher, D. Pavuna and S. Wolf eds. (Plenum Press, New York, 1998), p. 423.


Updated: 16 September 2008