Anvar Zakhidov is a professor of physics and a co-founder and Associate Director of the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute. Professor Zakhidov's main research fields are:

  • Advanced Materials: Photonic Crystals, Nanostructured thermoelectrics. Carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. Nanotechnology: self-assembly, micro-templating
  • Optoelectronics of organic & molecular solids: photocells, molecular electronic devices, OLEDs
  • Spectroscopy of molecular crystals, conducting polymers, fullerenes, charge-transfer complexes, and organic ferromagnets
  • MW spectroscopy of high-temperature, organic and fulleride superconductors
  • Theory of low-dimensional organic solids, conducting polymers and fullerenes: properties of electronic excitations: excitons, polarons/bipolarons, solitons

Learn more about Dr. Zakhidov's research on his Faculty, NanoTech Institute, and Research Explorer pages.



Elected 2020 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) "for creative, pioneering contributions to the design, processing and understanding of functional nanomaterials, including carbon nanotubes, fullerenes and perovskites."

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Recent Submissions

  • A Few-Minute Synthesis of CsPbBr₃ Nanolasers with a High Quality Factor by Spraying at Ambient Conditions 

    Pushkarev, Anatoly P.; Korolev, Viacheslav, I.; Markina, Daria, I.; Komissarenko, Filipp E.; Naujokaitis, Arnas; Drabavicius, Audrius; Pakstas, Vidas; Franckevicius, Marius; Khubezhov, Soslan A.; Sannikov, Denis A.; Zasedatelev, Anton, V.; Lagoudakis, Pavlos G.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Makarov, Sergey, V. (Amer Chemical Soc, 2018-12-12)
    Inorganic cesium lead halide perovskite nanowires, generating laser emission in the broad spectral range at room temperature and low threshold, have become powerful tools for the cutting-edge applications in the optoelectronics ...
  • Beyond Quantum Confinement: Excitonic Nonlocality in Halide Perovskite Nanoparticles with Mie Resonances 

    Berestennikov, A. S.; Li, Y.; Iorsh, I. V.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Rogach, A. L.; Makarov, S. V.
    Halide perovskite nanoparticles have demonstrated pronounced quantum confinement properties for nanometer-scale sizes and strong Mie resonances for 10 2 nm sizes. Here we studied the intermediate sizes where the nonlocal ...
  • Resonant Silicon Nanoparticles for Enhanced Light Harvesting in Halide Perovskite Solar Cells 

    Furasova, A.; Calabró, E.; Lamanna, E.; Tiguntseva, E.; Ushakova, E.; Ubyivovk, E.; Mikhailovskii, V.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Makarov, S.; Di Carlo, A.
    Implementation of resonant nanoparticles (NPs) for improving performance of organometal halide perovskites solar cells is highly prospective approach, because it is compatible with the solution processing techniques used ...
  • Tunable Hybrid Fano Resonances in Halide Perovskite Nanoparticles 

    Tiguntseva, E. Y.; Baranov, D. G.; Pushkarev, A. P.; Munkhbat, B.; Komissarenko, F.; Franckevičius, M.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Shegai, T.; Kivshar, Y. S.; Makarov, S. V.
    Halide perovskites are known to support excitons at room temperatures with high quantum yield of luminescence that make them attractive for all-dielectric resonant nanophotonics and meta-optics. Here we report the observation ...
  • Room Temperature Operation of Directly Patterned Perovskite Distributed Feedback Light Source under Continuous-Wave Optical Pumping 

    Gharajeh, Abouzar; Haroldson, Ross; Li, Zhitong; Moon, Jiyoung; Balachandran, Balasubramaniam; Hu, Wenchuang (Walter); Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Gu, Qing
    We report the first directly patterned perovskite distributed feedback (DFB) resonator with a narrow amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) at pump powers as low as 0.1W/cm², under continuous-wave (CW) optical pumping condition ...
  • Photoinduced Migration of Ions in Optically Resonant Perovskite Nanoparticles 

    Gets, D. S.; Tiguntseva, E. Y.; Berestennikov, A. S.; Lyashenko, T. G.; Pushkarev, A. P.; Makarov, S. V.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.
    Organic–inorganic perovskites with a mixed anion composition are widely used in solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and nanophotonic structures. Light nanosources based on resonant perovskite nanoparticles are of particular ...
  • Halide-Perovskite Resonant Nanophotonics 

    Makarov, S.; Furasova, A.; Tiguntseva, E.; Hemmetter, A.; Berestennikov, A.; Pushkarev, A.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Kivshar, Y.
    Halide perovskites have emerged recently as promising materials for many applications in photovoltaics and optoelectronics. Recent studies of optical properties of halide perovskites suggest many novel opportunities for a ...
  • Nanoimprinted Perovskite Metasurface for Enhanced Photoluminescence 

    Wang, Honglei; Liu, Shih-Chia; Balachandran, Balasubramaniam; Moon, Jiyoung; Haroldson, Ross; Li, Zhitong; Ishteev, Artur; Gu, Qing; Zhou, Weidong; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Hu, Wenchuang (Walter) (Optical Soc Amer, 2018-11-05)
    Recently, solution-processed hybrid halide perovskite has emerged as promising materials for advanced optoelectronic devices such as photovoltaics, photodetectors, light emitting diodes and lasers. In the mean time, ...
  • Tunable Organic PV Parallel Tandem with Ionic Gating 

    Saranin, Danila; Ishteev, Artur; Cook, Alexander B.; Yuen, Jonathan D.; Kuznetsov, Denis; Orlova, Marina; Didenko, Sergey; Zakhidov, Anvar (Amer Inst Physics, 2018-10-22)
    A novel type of tunable organic photovoltaic (OPV) tandem device with ionic gating by in-situ ionic liquid is presented. This device is comprised of two solution-processed polymeric OPV cells connected in parallel by a ...
  • Upper Critical Field and Kondo Effects in Fe(Te{0.9} Se{0.1}) Thin Films by Pulsed Field Measurements 

    Salamon, Myron B.; Cornell, N.; Jaime, M.; Balakirev, F. F.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Huang, J.; Wang, H. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-02-10)
    The transition temperatures of epitaxial films of Fe(Te{0.9} Se {0.1}) are remarkably insensitive to applied magnetic field, leading to predictions of upper critical fields B{c2}(T = 0) in excess of 100 T. Using pulsed ...
  • Tunable Color Parallel Tandem Organic Light Emitting Devices with Carbon Nanotube and Metallic Sheet Interlayers 

    Oliva, Jorge; Papadimitratos, Alexios; Desirena, Haggeo; De la Rosa, Elder; Zakhidov, Anvar A. (American Institute of Physics, 2015-11-19)
    Parallel tandem organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) were fabricated with transparent multiwall carbon nanotube sheets (MWCNT) and thin metal films (Al, Ag) as interlayers. In parallel monolithic tandem architecture, the ...
  • Microwave Conductance of Aligned Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Textile Sheets 

    Brown, Brian L.; Bykova, Julia S.; Howard, Austin R.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Shaner, Eric A.; Lee, Mark (2014-12-30)
    Multiwall carbon nanotube (MWNT) sheets are a class of nanomaterial-based multifunctional textile with potentially useful microwave properties. To understand better the microwave electrodynamics, complex AC conductance ...
  • Stable Doping of Carbon Nanotubes via Molecular Self Assembly 

    Lee, B.; Chen, Y.; Cook, Alex; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Podzorov, V. (2014-10-13)
    We report a novel method for stable doping of carbon nanotubes (CNT) based on methods of molecular self assembly. A conformal growth of a self-assembled monolayer of fluoroalkyl tri-chloro-silane (FTS) at CNT surfaces ...
  • Superconductivity in an inhomogeneous bundle of metallic and semiconducting nanotubes 

    Grigorenko, I.; Zakhidov, Anvar A. (2013-09-06)
    Using Bogoliubov-de Gennes formalism for inhomogeneous systems, we have studied superconducting properties of a bundle of packed carbon nanotubes, making a triangular lattice in the bundle's transverse cross-section. The ...
  • Electrochemically Gated Organic Photovoltaic with Tunable Carbon Nanotube Cathodes 

    Cook, Alexander B.; Yuen, Jonathan D.; Zakhidov, Anvar A. (2013-10-18)
    We demonstrate an organic photovoltaic (OPV) device with an electrochemically gated carbon nanotube (CNT) charge collector. Bias voltages applied to the gate electrode reconfigure the common CNT electrode from an anode ...
  • Lambertian White Top-Emitting Organic Light Emitting Device with Carbon Nanotube Cathode 

    Freitag, P.; Zakhidov, Al A.; Luessem, B.; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Leo, K. (2012-12-04)
    We demonstrate that white organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) with top carbon nanotube (CNT) electrodes show almost no microcavity effect and exhibit essentially Lambertian emission. CNT top electrodes were applied by ...
  • Effects of Nanostructure Geometry on Nanoimprinted Polymer Photovoltaics 

    Yang, Yi; Mielczarek, Kamil; Aryal, Mukti; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Hu, Wenchuang (Walter) (RSC Pub, 2014-04-23)
    We demonstrate the effects of nanostructure geometry on the nanoimprint induced poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) chain alignment and the performance of nanoimprinted photovoltaic devices. Out-of-plane and in-plane ...