Articles and Preprints

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Terahertz Stimulated Parametric Downconversion of a Coherent Magnon Mode in an Antiferromagnet
Z. Zhang, Y.-C. Chien, M. T. Wong, F. Y. Gao, Z.-J. Liu, X. Ma, S. Cao, E. Baldini✉, K. A. Nelson✉
Distinct Optical Excitation Mechanisms of a Coherent Magnon in a van der Waals Antiferromagnet
C. J. Allington, C. A. Belvin, U. F. P. Seifert, M. Ye, T. Tai, E. Baldini, S. Son, J. Kim, J. Park, J.-G. Park, L. Balents, N. Gedik✉
Probing Charge Order of Monolayer NbSe2 within a Bulk Crystal
D. Azoury, E. Baldini, A. Devarakonda, J. Li, S. Fang, P. Williams, R. Comin, J. G. Checkelsky, N. Gedik✉  


Giant Chiral Magnetoelectric Oscillations in a van der Waals Multiferroic
F. Y. Gao, X. Peng, X. Cheng, E. Viñas Boström, D. S. Kim, R. K. Jain, D. Vishnu, K. Raju, R. Sankar, S.-F. Lee, M. A. Sentef, T. Kurumaji, X. Li, P. Tang, A. Rubio✉, E. Baldini✉, in press at Nature (2024)
Revealing a Distortive Polar Order Buried in the Fermi Sea
J. Shi, W. You, X. Li, F. Y. Gao, X. Peng. S. Zhang, J. Li, Y. Zhang, L. Fu, P. J. Taylor, K. A. Nelson, E. Baldini✉, in press at Science Advances (2024)
Light-Induced Insulator-Metal Transition in Sr2IrO4 Reveals the Nature of the Insulating Ground State
D. Choi, C. Yue, D. Azoury, Z. Porter, J. Chen, F. Petocchi, E. Baldini, B. Lv, M. Mogi, Y. Su, S. D. Wilson, M. Eckstein, P. Werner✉, N. Gedik✉ , in press at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2024)
Magnetically Propagating Hund’s Exciton in van der Waals Antiferromagnet NiPS3
W. He✉, Y. Shen, K. Wohlfeld, J. Sears, J. Li, J. Pelliciari, M. Walicki, S. Johnston, E. Baldini, V. Bisogni, M. Mitrano, M. P. M. Dean✉, Nature Communications 15, 3496 (2024)
Coexistence of Interacting Charge Density Waves in a Layered Semiconductor
B. Q. Lv, A. Zong, D. Wu, Z. Nie, Y. Su, D. Choi, B. Ilyas, B. Fichera, J. Li, E. Baldini, M. Mogi, Y.-B. Huang, H. C. Po, S. Meng, Y. Wang, N. L. Wang, N. Gedik✉, Physical Review Letters 132, 206401 (2024)
Terahertz-Field-Induced Nonlinear Coupling of Two Magnon Modes in an Antiferromagnet
Z. Zhang, F. Y. Gao, J. B. Curtis, Z.-J. Liu, Y.-C. Chien, A. von Hoegen, T. Kurihara, T. Suemoto, P. Narang, E. Baldini✉, K. A. Nelson✉, Nature Physics (2024) News & Views: Terahertz Magnon Algebra by B. S. Mehra & D. S. Rana✉, Nature Physics (2024)
Nonlinear Coupled Magnonics: Terahertz Field-Driven Magnon Upconversion
Z. Zhang, F. Y. Gao, Y.-C. Chien, Z.-J. Liu, J. B. Curtis, E. R. Sung, X. Ma, W. Ren, S. Cao✉, P. Narang, A. von Hoegen, E. Baldini✉, K. A. Nelson✉, Nature Physics (2024)
Elucidating Piezoelectricity and Strain in Monolayer MoS2 at the Nanoscale Using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy
A. De Palma, X. Peng, S. Arash, F. Y. Gao, E. Baldini, X. Li, E. T. Yu✉, Nano Letters 24, 1835–1842 (2024)
Spin-Orbit Exciton-Induced Phonon Chirality in a Quantum Magnet
D. Lujan, J. Choe, S. Chaudhary, G. Ye, C. Nnokwe, M. Rodriguez-Vega, J. He, F. Y. Gao, T. N. Nunley, E. Baldini, J. Zhou, G. A. Fiete, R. He✉, X. Li✉, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 121, e2304360121 (2024)


Searching for Phase Transitions in the Dark
E. Baldini✉, Nature 622, 464-465 (2023)
Charges Tied with Magnetic Strings
E. Baldini✉, Nature Physics, 19, 1761-1762 (2023)
Intrinsic 1T’ Phase Induced in Atomically Thin 2H-MoTe2 by a Single Terahertz Pulse
J. Shi, Y.-Q. Bie✉, A. Zong, S. Fang, W. Chen, J. Han, Z. Cao, Y. Zhang, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, X. Fu, V. Bulović, E. Kaxiras, E. Baldini, P. Jarillo-Herrero✉, K. A. Nelson✉, Nature Communications 14, 5905 (2023)
Discovery of Enhanced Lattice Dynamics in a Single-Layered Hybrid Perovskite
Z. Zhang, J. Zhang, Z.-J. Liu, N. S. Dahod, W. Paritmongkol, N. Brown, Y.-C. Chien, Z. Dai, K. A. Nelson✉, W. A. Tisdale, A. M. Rappe, E. Baldini✉, Science Advances 9, eadg4417 (2023)
Strongly Bound Excitons Reveal Local Spin Chain Directions in a van der Waals Antiferromagnet
D. Kim, D. Huang, C. Guo, K. Li, D. Rocca, F. Y. Gao, J. Choe, D. Lujan, T.-H. Wu, K.-H. Lin, E. Baldini, L. Yang, S. Sharma, R. Shankar, S.-F. Lee, Y. Ping✉, X. Li✉, Advanced Materials 2206585 (2023)
The Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in Ta2NiSe5, is Structural in Nature
E. Baldini, A. Zong, D. Choi, C. Lee, M. H. Michael, L. Windgaetter, I. I. Mazin, S. Latini, D. Azoury, B. Q. Lv, A. Kogar, Y. Su, Y. Wang, Y. Lu, T. Takayama, H. Takagi, A. J. Millis, A. Rubio, E. Demler, N. Gedik✉, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120, e2221688120 (2023)


Simulating Terahertz Field-Induced Transient Ferroeletricity in Quantum Paraelectric SrTiO3
D. Shin, S. Latini, C. Schäfer, S. A. Sato, E. Baldini, U. De Giovannini, H. Hübener, A. Rubio✉, Physical Review Letters 129, 167401 (2022)
Observation of Spin-Correlated Exciton-Polaritons in a van der Waals Magnet
F. Dirnberger✉, R. Bushati, B. Datta, A. Kumar, A. H. MacDonald, E. Baldini✉, V. M. Menon✉, Nature Nanotechnology 17, 1060–1064 (2022)
Snapshots of a Light-Induced Metastable Hidden Phase Driven by the Collapse of Charge Order
F. Y. Gao, Z. Zhang, Z. Sun, L. Ye, Y.-H. Cheng, Z.-J. Liu, J. G. Checkelsky, E. Baldini✉, K. A. Nelson✉, Science Advances 8, eabp9076 (2022)
Terahertz Field-Induced Reemergence of Quenched Photoluminescence in Quantum Dots
J.-J. Shi, F. Y. Gao, Z. Zhang, H. Utzat, U. Barotov, A. Farahvash, J. Han, J. Deschamps, C.-W. Baik, K.-S. Cho, V. Bulović, A. P. Willard, E. Baldini, N. Gedik, M. G. Bawendi, K. A. Nelson✉,  Nano Letters 4, 1718–1725 (2022)


Exciton-Driven Antiferromagnetic Metal in a Correlated van der Waals Insulator
C. A. Belvin, E. Baldini, I. Ö. Ozel, D. Mao, H. C. Po, C. J. Allington, S. Son, B. H. Kim, J. Kim, I. Hwang, J. H. Kim, J.-G. Park✉, T. Senthil, N. Gedik✉,   Nature Communications 12, 487 (2021) Press release: Highlight on the MIT home page and more than 20 international news outlets
Trimeron-Phonon Coupling in Magnetite
P. Piekarz, D. Legut, E. Baldini, C. A. Belvin, T. Kołodziej, W. Tabiś, A. Kozłowski, Z. Kakol, Z. Tarnawski, J. Lorenzana, N. Gedik, A. M. Oleś, J. M. Honig, K. Parlinski,  Physical Review B  103, 104303 (2021)
Giant Exciton Mott Density in Anatase TiO2
E. Baldini✉, T. Palmieri, A. Dominguez, A. Rubio, M. Chergui✉,  Physical Review Letters 125, 116403 (2021)


Room Temperature Terahertz Electroabsorption Modulation by Excitons in Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
J.-J. Shi, E. Baldini, S. Latini, S. Sato, Y. Zhang, B. Pein, P.-C. Shen, J. Kong, A. Rubio, N. Gedik, K. A. Nelson✉,  Nano Letters 20, 5214-5220 (2020)
Discovery of the Soft Electronic Modes of the Trimeron Order in Magnetite
E. Baldini, C. A. Belvin, M. Rodriguez-Vega, I. Ö. Ozel, D. Legut, A. Kozłowski, A. M. Oleś, K. Parlinski, P. Piekarz, J. Lorenzana, G. A. Fiete, N. Gedik✉,  Nature Physics 16, 541-545 (2020) Press release: Highlight on the MIT home page and more than 10 international news outlets
Electron-Phonon-Driven Three-Dimensional Metallicity in an Insulating Cuprate
E. Baldini✉, M. A. Sentef, S. Acharya, T. Brumme, E. Sheveleva, F. Lyzwa, E. Pomjakushina, C. Bernhard, M. van Schilfgaarde, F. Carbone, A. Rubio✉, C. Weber✉,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117, 6409-6416 (2020) Press release: Highlight on more than 5 international news outlets
High-Resolution Time- and Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy with 11 eV Laser Pulses
C. Lee, T. Rohwer, E. J. Sie, A. Zong, E. Baldini, J. Straquadine, P. Walmsley, D. Gardner, Y. S. Lee, I. R. Fisher, N. Gedik✉,  Review of Scientific Instruments 91, 043102 (2020)
Mahan Excitons in Room-Temperature Methylammonium Lead Bromide Perovskites
T. Palmieri, E. Baldini✉, A. Steinhoff, A. Akrap, M. Kollar, E. Horvath, L. Forró, F. Jahnke, M. Chergui✉,  Nature Communications 11, 850 (2020) Press release: Highlight on the EPFL home page and more than 5 international news outlets


Exciton Control in a Room-Temperature Bulk Semiconductor with Coherent Strain Pulses
E. Baldini✉, A. Dominguez, T. Palmieri, O. Cannelli, A. Rubio, P. Ruello, M. Chergui✉,  Science Advances 5, 11, eaax2937 (2019) Press release: Highlight on the EPFL home page and more than 10 international news outlets
Magnetic Field-Dependent Low-Energy Magnon Dynamics in α-RuCl3
I. Ö. Ozel, C. A. Belvin, E. Baldini, I. Kimchi, S. Do, K.-Y. Choi, N. Gedik✉,  Physical Review B 100, 085108 (2019)
Terahertz-Field-Induced Ferroelectricity in Quantum Paraelectric SrTiO3
X. Li, T. Qiu, J. Zhang, E. Baldini, J. Lu, A. M. Rappe, K. A. Nelson✉,  Science 364, 1079-1082 (2019) Press release: Highlight on more than 10 international news outlets
Evidence for Topological Defects in a Photo-Induced Phase Transition
A. Zong, A. Kogar, Y.-Q. Bie, T. Rohwer, C. Lee, E. Baldini, E. Ergeçen, M. B. Yilmaz, B. Freelon, E. J. Sie, H. Zhou, J. Straquadine, P. Walmsley, P. E. Dolgirev, A. V. Rozhkov, I. R. Fisher, P. Jarillo-Herrero, B. V. Fine, N. Gedik✉,  Nature Physics 15, 27-31 (2019) Press release: Highlight on more than 10 international news outlets


Phonon-Driven Selective Modulation of Exciton Oscillator Strengths in Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles
E. Baldini✉, T. Palmieri, A. Dominguez, P. Ruello, A. Rubio, M. Chergui✉,  Nano Letters 18, 5007 (2018) Press release: Highlight on more than 10 international news outlets
Lattice-Mediated Magnetic Order Melting in TbMnO3
E. Baldini✉, T. Kubacka, B. P. P. Mallett, C. Ma, S. M. Koohpayeh, Y. Zhu, C. Bernhard, S. L. Johnson, F. Carbone, Physical Review B 97, 125149 (2018)
Clocking the Ultrafast Electron Cooling in Anatase Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles
E. Baldini, T. Palmieri, E. Pomarico, G. Auböck, M. Chergui✉,  ACS Photonics 5, 1241-1249 (2018)


Coherent Generation of Symmetry-Forbidden Phonons by Light-Induced Electron-Phonon Interactions in Magnetite
S. Borroni, E. Baldini, V. M. Katukuri, A. Mann, K. Parlinski, D. Legut, C. Arrell, F. van Mourik, J. Teyssier, A. Kozlowski, P. Piekarz, O. V. Yazyev, A. M. Olés, J. Lorenzana, F. Carbone✉,  Physical Review B 96, 104308 (2017)
Real-Time Observation of Phonon-Mediated σ-π Interband Scattering in MgB2
E. Baldini, A. Mann, L. Benfatto✉, E. Cappelluti✉, A. Acocella, V. M. Silkin, S. V. Eremeev, A. B. Kuzmenko, S. Borroni, T. Tan, X. X. Xi, F. Zerbetto, R. Merlin, F. Carbone✉,  Physical Review Letters 119, 097002 (2017)
Ultrafast Interfacial Electron Injection Probed by a Substrate-Specific Excitonic Signature
E. Baldini, T. Palmieri, T. Rossi, M. Oppermann, E. Pomarico, G. Auböck, M. Chergui✉, Journal of American Chemical Society 139, 11584-11589 (2017)
Anomalous Anisotropic Exciton Temperature Dependence in Rutile TiO2
E. Baldini✉, A. Dominguez, L. Chiodo, E. Sheveleva, M. Yazdi-Rizi, C. Bernhard, A. Rubio, M. Chergui,  Physical Review B 96, 041204(R) (2017)
The LOUVRE Laboratory: State-of-the-Art Ultrafast Ultraviolet Spectroscopies for Molecular and Materials Science
M. Oppermann, N. S. Nagornova, A. Oriana, E. Baldini, L. Mewes, B. Bauer, T. Palmieri, T. Rossi, F. van Mourik, M. Chergui✉,  CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry 71, 5, 288-294 (2017)
Strongly Bound Excitons in Anatase TiO2 Single Crystals and Nanoparticles
E. Baldini✉, L. Chiodo, A. Dominguez, M. Palummo, S. Moser, M. Yazdi-Rizi, G. Auböck, B. P. P. Mallett, H. Berger, A. Magrez, C. Bernhard, M. Grioni, A. Rubio, M. Chergui✉,  Nature Communications 8, 13 (2017) Press release: Highlight on more than 20 international news outlets
Clocking the Onset of Bilayer Coherence in a High-TC Cuprate
E. Baldini, A. Mann, B. P. P. Mallett, C. Arrell, F. van Mourik, T. Wolf, D. Mihailovic, J. Tallon, C. Bernhard, J. Lorenzana, F. Carbone✉,  Physical Review B 95, 024501 (2017)


A Versatile Setup for Ultrafast Broadband Optical Spectroscopy on Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems
E. Baldini, A. Mann, S. Borroni, C. Arrell, F. van Mourik, F. Carbone✉,  Structural Dynamics 3, 064301 (2016)
Probing the Coupling between a Doublon Excitation and the Charge-Density Wave in TaS2 by Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy
A. Mann, E. Baldini, A. Odeh, A. Magrez, H. Berger, F. Carbone✉,  Physical Review B 94, 115122 (2016)


Filming the Formation and Fluctuation of Skyrmion Domains by Cryo-Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscopy
J. Rajeswari, H. Ping, G. F. Mancini, Y. Murooka, T. Latychevskaia, D. McGrouther, M. Cantoni, E. Baldini, J. S. White, A. Magrez, T. Giamarchi, H. M. Rønnow, F. Carbone✉, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, 46, 14212-14217 (2015)
Probing the Electron-Phonon Interaction in Correlated Systems with Coherent Lattice Fluctuation Spectroscopy
A. Mann, E. Baldini, A. Tramontana, E. Pomjakushina, K. Conder, C. Arrell, F. van Mourik, J. Lorenzana, F. Carbone✉ Physical Review B 92, 035147 (2015)
Femtosecond X-Ray Absorption Study of Electron Localization in Photoexcited Anatase TiO2
F. G. Santomauro, A. Lubcke, J. Rittmann, E. Baldini, A. Ferrer, M. Silatani, P. Zimmermann, S. Grubel, J. A. Johnson, S. O. Marianger, P. Beaud, D. Grolimund, C. Borca, G. Ingold, S. L. Johnson, M. Chergui✉  Scientific Reports 5, 14834 (2015)


Nonlinear Characterization of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Waveguides and Analysis of Carrier Dynamics
C. Lacava, P. Minzioni, E. Baldini, L. Tartara, J. M. Fedeli, I. Cristiani,  Applied Physics Letters 103, 141103 (2013)


Experimental Study of the Optical Forces Exerted by a Gaussian Beam within the Rayleigh Range
L. Ferrara, E. Baldini, P. Minzioni, F. Bragheri, C. Liberale, E. Di Fabrizio, I. Cristiani,  Journal of Optics 13, 075712 (2011)


E. Baldini
Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Collective Excitations in Quantum Materials
Springer (2018) Springer – Amazon