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prof. dr. M.S. (Mark) Golden

  • Faculty of Science
    Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut
  • Visiting address
    Science Park A
    Science Park 904  Amsterdam
    Room number: C4.236
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  94485
    1090 GL  Amsterdam
    T: 0205256363

Research interests

My present research focuses on the experimental investigation of the electronic structure and properties of quantum electron matter and emergent materials. Our aim is to understand the surprising behaviour of low dimensional and strongly interacting electronic systems, via direct, spectroscopic interrogation of the energy, momentum and spatial distributions of the electronic system. Unconventional superconductors such as Fe pnictides, colossal magnetoresistance manganites, transition oxide heterointerfaces and topological insulators are our current focus, and are being studied using angle-resolved photoemission, soft X-ray absorption and dichroism, hard x-ray photoemission and STM/STS. To enable these studies, we grow our own high-quality single-crystals of these materials, fabricate our own 1D nanostructures in ultrahigh vacuum and collaborate with leading thin film growth laboratories, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Working on tomorrow's materials today

The systems we work on are at the forefront of fundamental solid state physics research, but also possess potential for eventual application in future technologies connected to energy (superconductors), spintronics (topological insulators, magnetoresistive systems) and nanoscience (1D systems, oxide heterointerfaces).

Quantum Electron Matter research group

The QEM group, together with Prof. Tom Gregorkiewicz & Dr. Katrina Dohnalova's Optoelectronic / Nanophotonic Materials group, forms the Hard Condensed Matter research cluster in WZI-IoP.
Research staff are Anne de Visser, Yingkai Huang, Erik van Heumen, Hermann Dürr, Jeroen Goedkoop & myself. Hermann Dürr is 'professor by special appointment' at the UvA, his main affiliation being at the SIMES institute at SLAC near Stanford.

At present the group in Amsterdam comprises seven PhD researchers and one postdoctoral researcher, as well as two final-year MSc student. At SIMES there is also one young researcher working with Prof. Dürr's group, who will get his PhD's from the UvA.

Our research is supported by FOM - the physics devision of the Dutch NSF organisation (called NWO). Research support comes in the form of national research programmes:

  • Topological Insulators (whole programme co-ordinated by Golden)
  • 1D Physics (co-ordinated by Harold Zandvliet, UTwente)
  • Tailoring 2-dimensional electron systems in complex oxides (co-ordinated by Hans Hilgenkamp, UTwente)

and single-PI grants ('projectruimte') on:

  • ferropnictide superconductors (Golden + Jeroen van den Brink of the IFW Dresden)
  • p-wave superconductivity in UCoGe (de Visser)
  • coherent x-ray scattering from charge and spin textures in transition metal oxides (Goedkoop)

In the recent past Erik van Heumen held his own NWO-veni grant on the iron pnictide superconductors. The EU also partially funds our frequent beamtimes at 3rd generation synchrotron sources such as HZB/BESSY in Berlin and the SLS at the PSI in Villigen, Switzerland.


I am co-author of over 130 publications in international, refereed journals and have given more than 110 invited talks at international conferences, workshops and at scientific colloquia.
For an up to date listing of my publications and their impact, see the following researcherID link:


  • De Jong, N., Heimbuch, R., Eliëns, S., Smit, S., Frantzeskakis, E., Caux, J. S., ... Golden, M. S. (2016). Gold-induced nanowires on the Ge(100) surface yield a 2D and not a 1D electronic structure. Physical Review B, 93(23), [235444]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.235444 [details]
  • Pan, Y., Nikitin, A. M., Wu, D., Huang, Y. K., Puri, A., Wiedmann, S., ... De Visser, A. (2016). Quantum oscillations of the topological surface states in low carrier concentration crystals of Bi2-xSbxTe3-ySey. Solid State Communications, 227, 13-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssc.2015.11.008 [details]
  • Ramankutty, S. V., De Jong, N., Huang, Y. K., Zwartsenberg, B., Massee, F., Bay, T. V., ... Frantzeskakis, E. (2016). Comparative study of rare earth hexaborides using high resolution angle-resolved photoemission. Journal of electron spectroscopy and related phenomena, 208, 43-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.elspec.2015.11.009 [details]
  • Avigo, I., Thirupathaiah, S., Rienks, E. D. L., Rettig, L., Charnukha, A., Ligges, M., ... Bovensiepen, U. (2016). Electronic structure and ultrafast dynamics of FeAs-based superconductors by angle- and time-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Physica Status Solidi. B: Basic Research. DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201600382 [details]
  • Sterzi, A., Crepaldi, A., Cilento, F., Manzoni, G., Frantzeskakis, E., Zacchigna, M., ... Parmigiani, F. (2016). SmB6 electron-phonon coupling constant from time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 94(8). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.081111 [details]
  • Sundermann, M., Haverkort, M. W., Agrestini, S., Al-Zein, A., Sala, M. M., Huang, Y., ... Severing, A. (2016). Direct bulk-sensitive probe of 5f symmetry in URu2Si2. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(49), 13989-13994. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1612791113 [details]
  • Tikhonov, E. S., Shovkun, D. V., Snelder, M., Stehno, M. P., Huang, Y., Golden, M. S., ... Khrapai, V. S. (2016). Andreev Reflection in an s -Type Superconductor Proximized 3D Topological Insulator. Physical Review Letters, 117(14). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.147001 [details]


  • Frantzeskakis, E., de Jong, N., Zwartsenberg, B., Bay, T. V., Huang, Y. K., Ramankutty, S. V., ... Golden, M. S. (2015). Dirac states with knobs on: Interplay of external parameters and the surface electronic properties of three-dimensional topological insulators. Physical Review B, 91(20), [205134]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.205134 [details] [PDF]
  • Frantzeskakis, E., de Jong, N., Zwartsenberg, B., Huang, Y. K., Bay, T. V., Pronk, P., ... Golden, M. S. (2015). Micro-metric electronic patterning of a topological band structure using a photon beam. Scientific Reports, 5, [16309]. DOI: 10.1038/srep16309 [details / files]
  • de Jong, N., Frantzeskakis, E., Zwartsenberg, B., Huang, Y. K., Wu, D., Hlawenka, P., ... Golden, M. S. (2015). Angle-resolved and core-level photoemission study of interfacing the topological insulator Bi1.5Sb0.5Te1.7Se1.3 with Ag, Nb, and Fe. Physical Review B, 92(7), [075127]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.075127 [details / files]
  • Ngabonziza, P., Heimbuch, R., de Jong, N., Klaassen, R. A., Stehno, M. P., Snelder, M., ... Brinkman, A. (2015). In situ spectroscopy of intrinsic Bi2Te3 topological insulator thin films and impact of extrinsic defects. Physical Review B, 92(3), [035405]. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.035405 [details / files]


  • Frantzeskakis, E., de Jong, N., Zhang, J. X., Zhang, X., Li, Z., Liang, C. L., ... Golden, M. S. (2014). Insights from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy on the metallic states of YbB6(001): E(k) dispersion, temporal changes, and spatial variation. Physical Review B, 90(23), 235116. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.235116 [details] [PDF]
  • Pan, Y., Wu, D., Angevaare, J. R., Luigjes, H., Frantzeskakis, E., de Jong, N., ... de Visser, A. (2014). Low Carrier Concentration Crystals of the Topological Insulator Bi2−xSbxTe3-ySey: A Magnetotransport Study. New Journal of Physics, 16, 123035. DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/16/12/123035 [details] [PDF]
  • Snelder, M., Molenaar, C. G., Pan, Y., Wu, D., Huang, Y. K., de Visser, A., ... Brinkman, A. (2014). Josephson supercurrent in a topological insulator without a bulk shunt. Superconductor Science & Technology, 27(10), 104001. DOI: 10.1088/0953-2048/27/10/104001 [details]


  • Frantzeskakis, E., de Jong, N., Zwartsenberg, B., Huang, Y. K., Pan, Y., Zhang, X., ... Golden, M. (2013). Kondo hybridisation and the origin of metallic states at the (001) surface of SmB6. Physical Review X, 3(4), 041024. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevX.3.041024 [details / files]
  • Slooten, E., Zhong, Z., Molegraaf, H. J. A., Eerkes, P. D., de Jong, S., Massee, F., ... Golden, M. (2013). Hard x-ray photoemission and density functional theory study of the internal electric field in SrTiO3/LaAlO3 oxide heterostructures. Physical Review B, 87(8), 085128. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.085128 [details] [PDF]
  • de Jong, S., Kukreja, R., Trabant, C., Pontius, N., Chang, C. F., Kachel, T., ... Dürr, H. A. (2013). Speed limit of the insulator-metal transition in magnetite. Nature Materials, 12, 882-886. DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3718 [details]
  • Huijben, M., Koster, G., Kruize, M. K., Wenderich, S., Verbeeck, J., Bals, S., ... Rijnders, G. (2013). Defect engineering in oxide heterostructures by enhanced oxygen surface exchange. Advanced Functional Materials, 23(42), 5240-5248. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201203355 [details]


  • Bay, T. V., Naka, T., Huang, Y. K., Luigjes, H., Golden, M. S., & de Visser, A. (2012). Superconductivity in the doped topological insulator CuxBi2Se3 under high pressure. Physical Review Letters, 108, 057001- 1:4. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.057001 [details]
  • Koepernik, K., Johnston, S., van Heumen, E., Huang, Y., Kaas, J., Goedkoop, J. B., ... van den Brink, J. (2012). Surface adatom conductance filtering in scanning tunneling spectroscopy of Co-doped BaFe2As2 iron pnictide superconductors. Physical Review Letters, 109, 127001. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.127001 [details]


  • Massee, F., de Jong, S., Huang, Y., Siu, W. K., Santoso, I., Mans, A., ... Golden, M. S. (2011). Bilayer manganites reveal polarons in the midst of a metallic breakdown. Nature Physics, 7, 978-982. DOI: 10.1038/NPHYS2089 [details]
  • van Heumen, E., Vuorinen, J., Koepernik, K., Massee, F., Huang, Y., Shi, M., ... Golden, M. S. (2011). Existence, character and origin of surface-related bands in the high temperature iron pnictide superconductor BaFe2-xCoxAs2. Physical Review Letters, 106(2). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.027002 [details]
  • Thirupathaiah, S., Rienks, E. D. L., Jeevan, H. S., Ovsyannikov, R., Slooten, E., Kaas, J., ... Fink, J. (2011). Dissimilarities between the electronic structure of chemically doped and chemically pressurized iron pnictides from an angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy study. Physical Review B, 84(1). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.014531 [details]
  • van der Marel, D., & Golden, M. (2011). Superconductivity: Heike's heritage. Nature Physics, 7, 377-378. DOI: 10.1038/nphys2000 [details]


  • Massee, F., Huang, Y. K., Kaas, J., van Heumen, E., de Jong, S., Huisman, R., ... Golden, M. S. (2010). Pseudogap-less high-Tc superconductivity in BaCoxFe2−xAs2. Europhysics Letters, 92(5), 57012. DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/92/57012 [details] [PDF]
  • de Jong, S., van Heumen, E., Thirupathaiah, S., Huisman, R., Massee, F., Goedkoop, J. B., ... Golden, M. S. (2010). Droplet-like Fermi surfaces in the anti-ferromagnetic phase of EuFe2As2, an Fe-pnictide superconductor parent compound. Europhysics Letters, 89(2), 27007. DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/89/27007 [details] [PDF]
  • van Heumen, E., Huang, Y., de Jong, S., Kuzmenko, A. B., Golden, M. S., & van der Marel, D. (2010). Optical properties of BaFe2-xCoxAs2. Europhysics Letters, 90(3), 37005. DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/90/37005 [details] [PDF]
  • Thirupathaiah, S., de Jong, S., Ovsyannikov, R., Dürr, H. A., Varykhalov, A., Follath, R., ... Fink, J. (2010). Orbital character variation of the Fermi surface and doping dependent changes of the dimensionality in BaFe2−xCoxAs2 from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Physical Review B, 81(10), 104512. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.81.104512 [details]


  • Massee, F., Huang, Y., Huisman, R., de Jong, S., Goedkoop, J. B., & Golden, M. S. (2009). Nanoscale superconducting-gap variations and lack of phase separation in optimally doped BaFe1.86Co0.14As2. Physical Review B, 79(22), 220517(R). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.220517 [details]
  • Massee, F., de Jong, S., Huang, Y., Kaas, J., van Heumen, E., Goedkoop, J. B., & Golden, M. S. (2009). Cleavage surfaces of the BaFe2−xCoxAs2 and FeySe1−xTex superconductors: A combined STM plus LEED study. Physical Review B, 80(14), 140507(R). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.140507 [details]
  • de Jong, S., Huang, Y., Huisman, R., Massee, F., Thirupathaiah, R., Gorgoi, M., ... Golden, M. S. (2009). High-resolution, hard x-ray photoemission investigation of BaFe2As2: Moderate influence of the surface and evidence for a low degree of Fe 3d-As 4p hybridization of electronic states near the Fermi energy. Physical Review B, 79(11), 115125. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.115125 [details]
  • de Jong, S., Massee, F., Huang, Y., Gorgoi, M., Schaefers, F., Fink, J., ... Golden, M. S. (2009). High-resolution hard x-ray photoemission investigation of La2−2xSr1+2xMn2O7 (0.30<=x<0.50): Microscopic phase separation and surface electronic structure of a bilayer colossal magnetoresistance manganite. Physical Review B, 80(20), 205108. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.205108 [details]
  • Fink, J., Thirupathaiah, R., Ovsyannikov, R., Dürr, H. A., Follath, R., Huang, Y., ... Johrendt, D. (2009). Electronic structure studies of BaFe2As2 by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Physical Review B, 79(15), 155118. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.155118 [details]
  • Maiti, K., Fink, J., de Jong, S., Gorgoi, M., Lin, C., Raichle, M., ... Golden, M. S. (2009). Doping dependence of the chemical potential and surface electronic structure in YBa2Cu3O6+x and La2-xSrxCuO4 using hard x-ray photoemission spectroscopy. Physical Review B, 80(16). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.165132 [details]


  • Slooten, E., Molegraaf, H., de Jong, S., Massee, F., Rijnders, G., Blank, D., ... Golden, M. S. (2010). A hard x-ray photoemission study of SrTiO3/LaAlO3 interfaces. Poster session presented at Lorentz Center workshop ‘Inter-phase: Novel Electronic States at Interfaces in Oxides, . [details]


  • Nikitin, A. M. (2017). On the phase diagram of the superconducting ferromagnet UCoGe and other unconventional superconductors [details] [PDF]
  • Shi, B. (2017). Coherent X-ray scattering of charge order dynamics and phase separation in titanates [details / files]
  • Bayerle, A. (2017). Ultracold strontium and rubidium: Mixtures, quantum gases and molecules [details] [PDF]
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