Department of Physics


Prize Fellow

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Dr Marcin Mucha Kruczynski


Research Interests

I am a theorist interested in the physical properties of new class of materials, two-dimensional crystals, and the related physical phenomena. Most of my work concerns graphene, the best known two-dimensional crystal, first obtained by mechanical exfoliation of graphite and made of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in regular hexagons. In particular, I am interested in the optical properties of graphene films as well as the influence of strain on the electronic properties of graphene.

Most recently, I am investigating a sandwich system of graphene placed on another two-dimensional crystal, for example hexagonal boron nitride. Because of the difference in lattice constants between the two materials, a moiré pattern is formed with the super periodicity of several nanometres, what leads to formation of new minibands. Moreover, this periodicity is comparable to the magnetic length in strong, yet experimentally achievable, magnetic fields. In such a regime, miniband formation competes with Landau level quantization resulting in a fractal electronic spectrum.


Jung, J., Laksono, E., Dasilva, A. M., Macdonald, A. H., Mucha-Kruczynski, M. and Adam, S., 2017. Moiré band model and band gaps of graphene on hexagonal boron nitride. Physical Review B, 96 (8), 085442.

Hart, L., Webb, J., Dale, S., Bending, S., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Wolverson, D., Chen, C., Avila, J. and Asensio, M.-C., 2017. Electronic bandstructure and van der Waals coupling of ReSe2 revealed by high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Scientific Reports, 7, 5145.

Leech, D. J. and Mucha-Kruczynski, M., 2016. Controlled formation of isolated miniband in bilayer graphene on almost commensurate √3 × √3 substrate. Physical Review B, 94 (16), 165437.

Chen, X., Wallbank, J. R., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Mccann, E. and Fal'ko, V. I., 2016. Zero-energy modes and valley asymmetry in the Hofstadter spectrum of bilayer graphene van der Waals heterostructures with hBN. Physical Review B, 94 (4).

Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Wallbank, J. R. and Fal'ko, V. I., 2016. Moiré miniband features in the angle-resolved photoemission spectra of graphene/hBN heterostructures. Physical Review B, 93 (8), 085409.

Varlet, A., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Bischoff, D., Simonet, P., Taniguchi, T., Watanabe, K., Fal'ko, V., Ihn, T. and Ensslin, K., 2015. Tunable Fermi surface topology and Lifshitz transition in bilayer graphene. Synthetic Metals, 210, pp. 19-31.

Abergel, D. S. L. and Mucha-Kruczynski, M., 2015. Infrared absorption of closely-aligned heterostructures of monolayer and bilayer graphene with hexagonal boron nitride. Physical Review B : Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 92 (11), 115430.

Wallbank, J. R., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Chen, X. and Fal'ko, V. I., 2015. Moiré superlattice effects in graphene/boron-nitride van der Waals heterostructures. Annalen der Physik, 527 (5-6), 359 - 376.

Cosma, D. A., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Schomerus, H. and Fal'ko, V. I., 2014. Strain-induced modifications of transport in gated graphene nanoribbons. Physical Review B, 90 (24), 245409.

Varlet, A., Bischoff, D., Simonet, P., Watanabe, K., Taniguchi, T., Ihn, T., Ensslin, K., Mucha-Kruczynski, M. and Fal’ko, V. I., 2014. Anomalous sequence of quantum hall liquids revealing a tunable Lifshitz transition in bilayer graphene. Physical Review Letters, 113 (11), 116602.

Chen, X., Wallbank, J. R., Patel, A. A., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., McCann, E. and Fal'ko, V. I., 2014. Dirac edges of fractal magnetic minibands in graphene with hexagonal moiré superlattices. Physical Review B, 89 (7), 075401.

Abergel, D. S. L., Wallbank, J. R., Chen, X., Mucha-Kruczynski, M. and Fal'ko, V. I., 2013. Infrared absorption by graphene–hBN heterostructures. New Journal of Physics, 15 (12), 123009.

Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Wallbank, J. R. and Fal'ko, V. I., 2013. Heterostructures of bilayer graphene and h-BN:Interplay between misalignment, interlayer asymmetry, and trigonal warping. Physical Review B, 88 (20), 205418.

Wallbank, J. R., Mucha-Kruczynski, M. and Fal'ko, V. I., 2013. Moiré minibands in graphene heterostructures with almost commensurate √3×√3h exagonal crystals. Physical Review B, 88 (15), 155415.

Gradinar, D. A., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Schomerus, H. and Fal’ko, V. I., 2013. Transport signatures of pseudomagnetic Landau levels in strained graphene ribbons. Physical Review Letters, 110 (26), 266801.

Wallbank, J. R., Patel, A. A., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Geim, A. K. and Fal'ko, V. I., 2013. Generic miniband structure of graphene on a hexagonal substrate. Physical Review B, 87 (24), 245408.

Ponomarenko, L. A., Gorbachev, R. V., Yu, G. L., Elias, D. C., Jalil, R., Patel, A. A., Mishchenko, A., Mayorov, A. S., Woods, C. R., Wallbank, J. R., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Piot, B. A., Potemski, M., Grigorieva, I. V., Novoselov, K. S., Guinea, F., Fal’ko, V. I. and Geim, A. K., 2013. Cloning of Dirac fermions in graphene superlattices. Nature, 497 (7451), pp. 594-597.

Mucha-Kruczynski, M. and Fal'ko, V.I., 2012. Pseudo-magnetic field distribution and pseudo-Landau levels in suspended graphene flakes. Solid State Communications, 152 (15), pp. 1442-1445.

Mayorov, A.S., Elias, D.C., Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Gorbachev, R.V., Tudorovskiy, T., Zhukov, A., Morozov, S.V., Katsnelson, M.I., Fal'ko, V.I., Geim, A.K. and Novoselov, K.S., 2011. Interaction-driven spectrum reconstruction in bilayer graphene. Science, 333 (6044), pp. 860-863.

Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Aleiner, I.L. and Fal'Ko, V.I., 2011. Landau levels in deformed bilayer graphene at low magnetic fields. Solid State Communications, 151 (16), pp. 1088-1093.

Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Aleiner, I.L. and Fal'ko, V.I., 2011. Strained bilayer graphene: band structure topology and Landau level spectrum. Physical Review B, 84 (4), 041404(R).

Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Kashuba, O. and Fal'Ko, V.I., 2010. Spectral features due to inter-Landau-level transitions in the Raman spectrum of bilayer graphene. Physical Review B, 82 (4), 045405.

Mucha-Kruczynski, M., McCann, E. and Fal'Ko, V.I., 2010. Electron-hole asymmetry and energy gaps in bilayer graphene. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 25 (3), 033001.

Mucha-Kruczynski, M., McCann, E. and Fal'ko, V.I., 2009. The influence of interlayer asymmetry on the magnetospectroscopy of bilayer graphene. Solid State Communications, 149 (27-28), pp. 1111-1116.

Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Abergel, D.S.L., McCann, E. and Fal'Ko, V.I., 2009. On spectral properties of bilayer graphene:The effect of an SiC substrate and infrared magneto-spectroscopy. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 21 (34), 344206.

Mucha-Kruczynski, M., Tsyplyatyev, O., Grishin, A., McCann, E., Fal'ko, V.I., Bostwick, A. and Rotenberg, E., 2008. Characterization of graphene through anisotropy of constant-energy maps in angle-resolved photoemission. Physical Review B, 77 (19), 195403.

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