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Alexander Bataller

Assistant Professor

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  • 2014, Ph.D in Physics, University of California, Los Angeles
    Advisor: Prof. Seth J. Putterman
    Dissertation Title: “Exploring the Universality of Sonoluminescence
  • 2007, B.S. in Engineering Physics, The University of Arizona
    Advisor: Prof. Arvinder Sandhu
    Senior Capstone Project: “High-Harmonic Generation Producing Attosecond Pulses

Selected Publications

Dense Electron–Hole Plasma Formation and Ultralong Charge Lifetime in Monolayer MoS2 via Material Tuning
Alexander W Bataller, Robert A Younts, Avinash Rustagi, Yiling Yu, Hossein Ardekani, Alexander Kemper, Linyou Cao, Kenan Gundogdu
Nano letters, Volume: 19, Issue: 2, (2019), 1104-1111, doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b04408

Gas to Liquid Transition in Femtosecond Laser Breakdown
Bataller, A., Latshaw, A., Koulakis, J., and Putterman, S.
Manuscript in preparation, ()

Room-Temperature Electron-Hole Liquid in Monolayer MoS2
Yu, Y., Bataller, A.*, Younts, R., Yu, Y., Li, G., Puretzky, A., Geohegan, D., Gundogdu, K., and Cao, L.
arXiv:1710.09538, (2017), manuscript under review

Efficient Charge Transer and Fine-tuned Energy Level Alignment in a THF-Processed Fullerene-Free Organic Solar Cell That Yields 11.3% Efficiency
Zheng, A., Awartani, O., Gautam, B., Liu, D., Qin, Y., Li, W., Bataller, A., Gundogdu, K., and Hou, J.
Advanced Materials, 29(5), (2017), doi:10.1002/adma.201604241

Observation of Shell Structure, Electronic Screening, and Energetic Limiting in Sparks
Bataller, A., Putterman, S., Pree, S., and Koulakis, J.
Physical Review Letters, 117, (2016), 085001, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.085001

Nanosecond High-Power Dense Microplasma Switch for Visible Light
Bataller, A., Koulakis, J., Pree, S. and Putterman S.
Applied Physics Letters, 105, (2014), 223501, doi:10.1063/1.4902914

Blackbody Emission from Laser Breakdown in High-Pressure Gases
Bataller, A., Plateau, G. R., Kappus, B., and Putterman, S.
Physical Review Letters, 113(7), (2014), 075001, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.075001

Collision Time Measurements in a Sonoluminescence Plasma with a Large Plasma Parameter
Bataller, A., Kappus, B., Camara, C., and Putterman, S.
Physical Review Letters, 113(2), (2014), 024301 Profiled as a Focus Story in Physics, 7(72), (2014), doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.024301

Energy Balance for a Sonoluminescence Bubble Yields a Measure of Ionization Potential Lowering
Kappus, B., Bataller, A., and Putterman, S.
Physical Review Letters, 111(23), (2013), 234301, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.234301