Karsten Pohl

Department Chair and Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Phone: (603) 862-4197
Office: Physics, Demeritt Hall Rm 327, Durham, NH 03824
Karston Pohl


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Diploma, Physics, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 407: General Physics I Recitation
  • PHYS 408: Honors/General Physics II
  • PHYS 718: Condensed Matter Physics
  • PHYS 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Jin, W., Schiros, T., Lin, Y., Ma, J., Lou, R., Dai, Z., . . . Jr, O. R. M. (2018). Phase transition and electronic structure evolution of MoTe2 induced by W substitution. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 98(14). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.144114

Larson, A. M., van Baren, J., Kintigh, J., Wang, J., Tang, J. -M., Zahl, P., . . . Pohl, K. (2018). Lateral Standing of the Pentacene Derivative 5,6,7-Trithiapentacene-13-one on Gold: A Combined STM, DFT, and NC-AFM Study. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122(22), 11938-11944. doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b03633

Dai, Z., Jin, W., Yu, J. -X., Grady, M., Sadowski, J. T., Kim, Y. D., . . . Pohl, K. (2017). Surface buckling of black phosphorus: Determination, origin, and influence on electronic structure. Physical Review Materials, 1(7). doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.1.074003

Jin, W., Vishwanath, S., Liu, J., Kong, L., Lou, R., Dai, Z., . . . Osgood, R. M. (2017). Electronic Structure of the Metastable Epitaxial Rock-Salt SnSe Topological Crystalline Insulator. Physical Review X, 7(4). doi:10.1103/PhysRevX.7.041020

Miller, R. A., Larson, A., & Pohl, K. (2017). Novel surface diffusion characteristics for a robust pentacene derivative on Au(1 1 1) surfaces. Chemical Physics Letters, 678, 28-34. doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2017.04.018

Diaconescu, B., Pohl, K., Vattuone, L., Savio, L., Hofmann, P., Silkin, V. M., . . . Rocca, M. (2007). Low-energy acoustic plasmons at metal surfaces. Nature, 448(7149), 57-59. doi:10.1038/nature05975

Mönig, H., Sun, J., Koroteev, Y. M., Bihlmayer, G., Wells, J., Chulkov, E. V., . . . Hofmann, P. (2005). Structure of the (111) surface of bismuth: LEED analysis and first-principles calculations. Physical Review B, 72(8). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.72.085410

Pohl, K., Bartelt, M. C., de la Figuera, J., Bartelt, N. C., Hrbek, J., & Hwang, R. Q. (1999). Identifying the forces responsible for self-organization of nanostructures at crystal surfaces. Nature, 397(6716), 238-241. doi:10.1038/16667

Pohl, K., Cho, J. -H., Terakura, K., Scheffler, M., & Plummer, E. W. (1998). Anomalously Large Thermal Expansion at the (0001) Surface of Beryllium without Observable Interlayer Anharmonicity. Physical Review Letters, 80(13), 2853-2856. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.80.2853

Sprunger, P. T., Pohl, K., Davis, H. L., & Plummer, E. W. (1993). Multilayer relaxation of the Mg(0001) surface. Surface Science, 297(1), L48-L54. doi:10.1016/0039-6028(93)90004-4

Most Cited Publications