Publications Ultrafast Spectroscopy group


  • publications in 2019  

61)   T. Jaouen, B. Hildebrand, M.-L. Mottas, M. Di Giovannantonio, P. Ruffieux, M. Rumo, C. W. Nicholson, E. Razzoli,          C. Barreteau, A. Ubaldini, E. Giannini, F. Vanini, H. Beck, C. Monney, P. Aebi , Topological Lifshitz transitions and           native quenched disorder in 1T-TiSe2, submitted.

60)   M.-L. Mottas, T. Jaouen, B. Hildebrand, M. Rumo, F. Vanini, E. Razzoli, E. Giannini, C. Barreteau, D. R. Bowler,                C. Monney, H. Beck, P. Aebi, Semimetal-to-semiconductor transition and charge-density-wave melting in                      1T-TiSe2?xSx single crystals, Phys. Rev. B 99, 155103 (2019).

59)   Fernando A. Garcia, Oleh Ivashko, Daniel E. McNally, Lakshmi Das, Mario M. Piva, C. Adriano,                                          Pascoal G. Pagliuso, Johan Chang, Thorsten Schmitt, Claude Monney, Anisotropic magnetic excitations and                 incipient Néel order in Ba(Fe1-xMnx)2As2, Phys. Rev. B 99, 115118 (2019).

58)   M. Puppin, Y. Deng, C.W. Nicholson, J. Feldl, N.B.M. Schroeter, H. Vita, P. Kirchmann, C. Monney, L. Rettig,                     M. Wolf and R. Ernstorfer: Time- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of solids in the extreme                    ultraviolet at 500 kHz repetition rate, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 90, 023104 (2019).


  • publications in 2018

57)   E. Perret, C. Monney, S. Johnston, J. Khmaladze, F. Lyzwa, R. Gaina, M. Dantz, J. Pelliciari, C. Piamonteze,                       B.P.P. Mallett, M. Minola, B. Keimer, T. Schmitt, C. Bernhard, Coupled Cu and Mn charge and orbital orders                   in YBa2Cu3O7/Nd0.65(Ca1-ySry)0.35MnO3 multilayers, Comm. Phys. 45, 1 (2018).

56)  R.O. Kuzian, R. Klingeler,W.E.A. Lorenz, N. Wizent, S. Nishimoto, U. Nitzsche, H. Rosner, D. Milosavljevic,                        L. Hozoi, R. Yadav, J. Richter, A. Hauser, J. Geck,  R. Hayn, V. Yushankhai, L. Siurakshina, C. Monney, T. Schmitt,              J. Thar, G. Roth,  T. Ito, H. Yamaguchi, M. Matsuda, S. Johnston,  J. Málek and S.-L. rechsler: Comment on                      ‘Oxygen vacancy-induced magnetic moment in edgesharing  CuO2 chains of Li2CuO2’,   Phys. 20, 058001                     (2018).

55)  S. Mor, M. Herzog, D. Golez, P. Werner, M. Eckstein, N. Katayama, M. Nohara, H. Takagi, T. Mizokawa,                             C. Monney and J. Staehler: Self-protection Inhibition of the photoinduced structural phase transition in the                 excitonic insulator  Ta2NiSe5, Phys. Rev. B 97, 115154(2018).

54)  C. Monney , A. Schuler, T. Jaouen, M. -L. Mottas, Th. Wolf, M. Merz, M. Muntwiler, L. Castiglioni, P. Aebi,                          F. Weber and M. Hengsberger: Robustness of the charge-ordered phases in IrTe2 against photoexcitation,                   Phys. Rev. B 97, 075110  (2018).


  • publications in 2017

53)  O. Ivashko, N.E. Shaik, X. Lu, C.G. Fatuzzo, M. Dantz, P.G. Freeman, D.E. McNally, D. Destraz, N.B. Christensen,              T. Kurosowa, N. Momono, M. Oda, C.E. Matt, C. Monney, H.M. Ronnow, T. Schmitt, J. Chang: Damped                             spin-excitations    in a doped cuprate superconductor with orbital hybridization, Phys. Rev. B 95, 214508,                      arXiv:1702.02782.

52)  N.A. Bogdanov, V. Bisogni, R. Kraus, C. Monney, K. Zhou, T. Schmitt, J. Geck, A. Mitrushchenkov, H. Stoll,                        J. van den Brink, L. Hozoi: Orbital breathing effects in the computation of x-ray d-ion spectra in solids by                      ab-initio wave-function- basd methods, J.Phys.: condensed matter 29, 035502 (2017), arXiv:1611.03693.

51)  C.N. Nicholson, C. Berthod, M. Puppin, H. Berger, M. Wolf, M. Hoesch, C. Monney, Dimensonal crossover in a              charge density wave material probed by ARPES, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 206401 (2017), arXiv:1610.05024.

50)  M.D. Watson, Y. Feng, C.N. Nicholson, C. Monney, J.M. Riley, H. Iwasawa, K. Refson, V. Sacksteder, D.T. Adroja,              J. Zhao, M. Hoesch, Multiband one-dimensional electronic structure and spectroscopic signature of                              Tomonoga-Luttinger liquid behavior in K2Cr3As2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 097002 (2017), arXiv:1610.04157.

49)  S. Mor, M. Herzog, D. Golez, P. Werner, M. Eckstein, N. Katayama, M. Nohara, H. Takagi, T. Mizokawa,                            C. Monney and J. Staehler, Ultrafast electronic band gap control in an excitonic insulator, accepted                                for publication in Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 086401 (2017), arXiv:1608.05586.


  • publications in 2016

48) R. Bertoni, C. Nicholson, L. Waldecker, H. Huebener, C. Monney, U. De Giovannini, M. Puppin, M. Hoesch, E. Springate, R. Chapman, C. Cacho, M. Wolf, A. Rubio, R. Ernstorfer: Generation and evolution of spin-, valley- and layer-polarized excited carriers in inversion-symmetric WSe2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 277201 (2016), arXiv:1606.03218.

47) C. Monney, M. Puppin, C.W. Nicholson, M. Hoesch, R.T. Chapman, E. Springate, H. Berger, A. Magrez, C. Cacho, R. Ernstorfer, M. Wolf: Revealing the role of electrons and phonons in the ultrafast recovery of charge density wave correlations in 1T-TiSe2, Phys. Rev. B 94, 165165 (2016).

46) C.W. Nicholson, C. Monney, R. Carley, B. Frietsch, J. Bowlan, M. Weinelt, M. Wolf: Ultrafast spin density wave transition in Chromium governed by thermalized electron gas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 136801 (2016).

45) C. Monney, V. Bisogni, K.J. Zhou, R. Kraus, V. Strocov, G. Behr, S.-L. Drechsler, H. Rosner, S. Johnston, J. Geck, T. Schmitt: Probing the magnetic and electronic correlations in Li2CuO2 with Zhang-Rice excitons, Phys Rev. B 94, 165118 (2016).

44) C. Monney, T. Schmitt, C. E. Matt, J. Mesot, V. N. Strocov, O. J. Lipscombe, S. M. Hayden, and J. Chang: A resonant inelastic x-ray scattering study of the spin and charge excitations in the overdoped superconductor La1.77Sr0.23CuO4, Phys. Rev. B 93, 075103 (2016). Link here or arXiv here.

43) S. Johnston, C. Monney, V. Bisogni, K. Zhou, R. Kraus, G. Behr, V. N. Strocov, J. Malek, S.-L. Drechsler, J. Geck, T. Schmitt, J. van den Brink: Electron-lattice interactions strongly renormalize the charge transfer energy in the spin-chain cuprate Li2CuO2, Nature Communications 7, 10563 (2016). Link here. ArXiv here:


  • publications in 2015

42) C.W. Nicholson, C. Monney, U. Krieg, C. Tegenkamp, H. Pfnür, K. Horn and M. Wolf: Electronic structure of self-assembled Ag nanowires on Si(557): spectroscopic evidence for dimensionality, New J. Phys. 17, 093025 (2015)

41) N. Mariotti, C. Didiot, E.F. Schwier, C. Monney and P. Aebi: Quasi one-dimensional Ag nanostructures on Si(331)-(12x1), Surf. Sci. 639, 39 (2015).

40) Z. Vydrova, E.F. Schwier, G. Monney, T. Jaouen, E. Razzoli, C. Monney, B. Hildebrand, C. Didiot, H. Berger, T. Schmitt, V. N. Strocov, F. Vanini, and P. Aebi: Three-dimensional momentum-resolved electronic structure of 1T-TiSe2: A combined soft-x-ray photoemission and density functional theory study, Phys. Rev. B 91, 235129 (2015).

39) G. Monney, C. Monney, B. Hildebrand, P. Aebi, H. Beck: Impact of Electron-hole correlations on the electronic structure of 1T-TiSe2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 086402 (2015).

38) V. Bisogni, K. Wohlfeld, S. Nishimoto, C. Monney, J. Trinckauf, K.J. Zhou, R. Kraus, K. Koepernik, C. Sekar, V. Strocov, B. Buchner, T. Schmitt, J. van den Brink, J. Geck: Orbital control of effective dimensionality: from spin-orbital fractionalization to confinement in the anisotropic ladder system CaCu2O3, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 096402 (2015).


  • publications in 2014

37) V. Bisogni, S. Kourtis, C. Monney, K.J. Zhou, R. Kraus, C. Sekar, V. Strocov, B. Buchner, L. Braicovich, T. Schmitt, M. Daghofer J. van den Brink, J. Geck: Femtosecond dynamics of momentum dependent magnetic excitations from resonant inelastic x-ray scattering inCaCu2O3, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 147401 (2014).

36) B. Barbiellini, J.N. Hancock, C. Monney, Y. Joly, G. Ghiringhelli, L. Braicovich and T. Schmitt: Inelastic X-ray scattering from valence electrons near absorption edges of FeTe and in TiSe2, Phys. Rev. B 89, 235138 (2014).

35) J.J. Lee, B. Moritz, W.S. Lee, M. Yi, C. Jia, A.P. Sorini, K. Kudo, Y. Koike, K.J. Zhou, C. Monney, V. Strocov, L. Patthey, T. Schmitt, T.P. Devereaux and Z.X. Shen: Charge-orbital-lattice coupling effects in the dd-excitation profile of one-dimensional cuprates, Phys. Rev. B 89, 041104(R) (2014).


  • publications in 2013

34) Monney, C., Uldry, A.-C., Zhou, K.J., Krzton-Maziopa, A., Pomjakushina, E., Strocov, V.N., Delley, B. and Schmitt, T.: Resonant inelastic x-ray scattering at the Fe L3 edge of the one-dimensional chalcogenide BaFe2Se3, Phys. Rev. B. 88, 165103(2013).

33) B. Zenker, H. Fehske, H. Beck, C. Monney and A.R. Bishop, Chiral charge order in 1T-TiSe2: Importance of lattice degrees of freedom, Phys. Rev. B 88, 075138 (2013).

32) van Schoonveld, M., Suljoti, E., Campos-Cuerva, C., Gosselink, R.W., Van der Eerden, A., Schlappa, J., Zhou, K.J., Monney, C., Schmitt, T., de Groot, F.M.F., Transition Metal Nanoparticle Oxidation in a Chemically Non-Homogenous Environment Revealed by 2p3d Resonant X-ray Emission, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 1161 (2013).

31) T. Schmitt, V.N. Strocov, K.J. Zhou, J. Schlappa, C. Monney, U. Flechsig and L. Patthey, High-Resolution Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering with Soft X-Rays at the ADRESS beamline of the Swiss Light Source: further instrument development and scientific highlights, J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. (2013).

30) M.P.M Dean, A. J. A. James, R. S. Springell, X. Liu, C. Monney, K. J. Zhou, R. M. Konik, J. S. Wen, Z. J. Xu, G. D. Gu, V. N. Strocov, T. Schmitt, and J. P. Hill, High-energy magnetic excitations in the cuprate Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 superconductor: Towards a unified description of its electronic and magnetic degrees of freedom, accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. Lett. (2013).

29) K.J. Zhou, Y.B. Huang, C. Monney, X.Dai, V. Strocov, N.L. Huang, Z.G. Chen, C. Zhang, P. Dai, L. Patthey, J. van den Brink, H. Ding and T. Schmitt, Persistent high-energy spin excitations in pnictides superconductors, Nat. Comm. 4, 1470(2013).

28) C. Monney, V. Bisogni, K.J. Zhou, R. Kraus, V. Strocov, G. Behr, J. Malek, R. Kuzian, S.-L. Drechsler, S. Johnston, A. Revcolevschi, B. Buchner, H. Ronnow, J. van den Brink, J. Geck and T. Schmitt, Determining the Short-Range Spin Correlations in Cuprate Chain Materials with Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 087403 (2013).


  • publications in 2012

27) M. van Schooneveld, R.W. Gosselink, T.M. Eggenhuisen, M. Al Samarai, C. Monney, K. Zhou, T. Schmitt and F.M.F. de Groot, A multispectroscopic study of 3d orbitals in cobalt carboxylates: the high sensitivity of 2p3d resonant x-ray emission spectroscopy to the ligand field, Ang. Chemie 51, 1 (2012)

26) V.N. Strocov, M. Shi, M. Kobayashi, C. Monney, X. Wang, J. Krempasky, T. Schmitt, L. Patthey, H. Berger and P. Blaha, Three dimensional electron realm in VSe2 by soft-x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: origin of charge density waves, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 086401 (2012).

25) N. Mariotti, C. Didiot, E.F. Schwier, C. Monney, L. Perret-Aebi, C. Battaglia, M.G. Garnier and P. Aebi, Scanning tunneling microscopy at multiple voltage biases of ring-like Ag cluster on Si (111)-7x7, Surface Science 606, 1755 (2012).

24) M.P.M. Dean, R.S. Springell, C. Monney, K.J. Zhou, J. Pereiro, I. Bozovic, B. Dalla Piazza, H.M. Ronnow, E. Morenzoni, J. van den Brink, T. Schmitt, J. Hill, Spin excitations in a single La2CuO4 layer. Nature Materials aop, (2012) | doi:10.1038/nmat3409

23) C. Monney, G. Monney, P. Aebi and H. Beck, Electron-hole instability in 1T-TiSe2. New Journal of Physics, 14, 075026 (2012).

22) C. Monney, G. Monney, P. Aebi and H. Beck, Electron-hole fluctuation phase in 1T-TiSe2. Phys. Rev. B 85, 2351050 (2012).

21) C. Monney, K.J. Zhou, H. Cercellier, Z. Vydrova, M.G. Garnier, G. Monney, V.N. Strocov, H. Berger, H. Beck, T. Schmitt and P. Aebi: Mapping of electron-hole excitations in the charge density wave system 1T-TiSe2 using Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 047401 (2012).

20) M. Cazzaniga, H. Cercellier, M. Holzmann, C. Monney, P. Aebi. G. Onida and V. Olevano: Ab initio Many-Body effects in 1T-TiSe2: A possible excitonic insulator scenario from GW band-shape renormlization, Phys. Rev. B 85, 195111 (2012).

19) Schlappa, J., Wohlfeld, K., Zhou, K. J., Mourigal, M., Haverkort, M. W., Strocov, V. N., Hozoi, L., Monney, C., Nishimoto, S. , Singh, S., Revcolevschi, A., Caux, J.-S., Patthey, L., Ronnow, H. M., van den Brink, J., Schmitt, T.: Spin-Orbital Separation in the quasi 1D Mott-insulator Sr2CuO3, Nature (2012).


  • publications in 2011

18) Monney, C., Aebi , P., Beck H.: Exciton condensation driving the periodic lattice distortion of 1T-TiSe2, Physical Review Letters 106, 106404 (2011).

17) Le Tacon, M., Ghiringhelli, G., Chaloupka, J., Sala, M., Hinkov, V., Haverkort, M., Minola, M., Bakr, M., Zhou, K.J., Blanco-Canosa, S., Monney, C., Song, Y., Sun, G., Lin, C., De Luca, G., Salluzzo, M., Khaliullin, G., Schmitt, T., Braicovitch, L., Keimer, B.:
      Intense paramagnon excitations in a large family of high-temperature superconductors, Nature Physics 7, 725 (2011).

16) Glawion, S. , Heidler, J., Haverkort, M., Duda, L.C., Schmitt, T., Strocov, V., Monney, C., Zhou, K.J., Ruff, A., Sing, M., Claessen, R.: Two-Spinon and Orbital Excitations of the Spin-Peierls System TiOCl, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 107402 (2011).

15) Schwier, E.F., Monney, C., Mariotti, N., Vydrova, Z., Garcia-Fernandez, M., Didiot, C., Garnier, M.G., Aebi, P.: Influence of elastic scattering on the measurement of core-level binding energy dispersion in X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, Euro. Phys. Journal B 81, 399 (2011).


  • publications in 2010

14) Battaglia, C., Schwier, E.F., Monney, C., Didiot, C., Mariotti, N., Gaal-Nagy, K., Onida, G., Garnier, M.G., Aebi, P.: Valence band structure of the Si(331)-(12 x 1) surface reconstruction. J. Phys. Condens. Matt. 23, 135003 (2010).

13) Monney, C., Schwier, E.F., Garnier, M.G., Battaglia, C., Mariotti, N., Didiot, C., Cercellier, H., Marcus, J., Berger, H., Titov, A.N., Beck, H., Aebi, P.: Dramatic effective mass reduction driven by a strong potential of competing periodicity, Euro. Phys. Lett. 92, 47003 (2010).

12) Monney, C., Schwier, E.F., Garnier, M.G., Mariotti, N., Didiot, C., Cercellier, H., Marcus, J., Berger, H., Titov, A.N., Beck, H., Aebi P.: Probing the exciton condensate phase in 1T-TiSe2 with photoemission, New Journal of Physics 12, 125019 (2010).

11) Monney, C., Schwier, E.F., Garnier, M.G., Mariotti, N., Didiot, C., Cercellier, H., Marcus, J., Battaglia, C., Berger, H., Titov, A.N., Beck, H., Aebi, P.: Temperature-dependent photoemission on 1T-TiSe2: Interpretation within the exciton condensate phase model, Phys. Rev. B 81, 155104 (2010).


  • publications in 2009

10) Monney, C., Cercellier, H., Clerc, F., Battaglia, C., Schwier, E.F., Didiot, C., Garnier, M.G., Beck, H., Aebi, P., Berger, H., Forro, L., Patthey, L.: Spontaneous exciton condensation in 1T-TiSe2: BCS-like approach, Phys. Rev. B 79, 045116 (2009).

9) Monney, C., Cercellier, H., Battaglia, C., Schwier, E.F., Didiot, C., Garnier, M.G., Beck, H., Aebi, P.: Temperature dependence of the excitonic insulator phase model in 1T-TiSe2, Physica B, 404, 3172 (2009).

8) Battaglia, C., Gaal-Nagy, K., Monney, C., Didiot, C., Schwier, E.F., Garnier, M.G., Onida, G., Aebi. P.: Elementary structural building blocks encountered in silicon surface reconstructions, J. Phys. Cond. Mat. 21, 013001 (2009).

7) Battaglia, C., Gaal-Nagy, K., Monney, C., Didiot, C., Schwier, E.F., Garnier, M.G., Onida, G., Aebi, P.: New structural model for the Si(331)-(12x1) reconstruction, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 066102 (2009).


  • publications in 2008

6) Battaglia, C., Cercellier, H., Monney, C., Despont, L., Garnier, M.G., Aebi, P.: Unveiling new systematics in self-assembly of atomic chains on Si(111), J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 100, 052078 (2008).


  • publications in 2007

5) Cercellier, H., Monney, C., Clerc, F., Battaglia, C., Despont, L., Garnier, M.G., Beck, H., Aebi, P., Patthey, L., Berger, H., Forro, L.: Evidence for an excitonic insulator phase in 1T-TiSe2, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 146403 (2007).

4) Clerc, F., Battaglia, C., Cercellier, H., Monney, C., Berger, H., Despont, L., Garnier, M.G., Aebi, P.: Fermi surface of layered compounds and bulk charge density wave systems, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, Special Issue, July (2007).

3) Battaglia, C., Cercellier, H., Despont, L., Monney, C., Prester, M., Berger, H., Forro, L., Garnier, M.G., Aebi, P.: "Non-uniform doping acreoss the Fermi surface of NbS2 intercalates", Eur. Phys. J. B 57, 385 (2007).


2) Battaglia, C., Cercellier, H., Monney, C., Garnier, M.G., Aebi, P.: Stabilization of silicon honeycomb chains by trivalent adsorbates, Eur. Phys. Lett. 77, 36003 (2007).


  • publications in 2006

1) Clerc, F., Battaglia, C., Bovet, M., Despont, L., Monney, C., Cercellier, H., Garnier, M.G., Berger, H., Forro, L., Aebi, P.: “Lattice-distortion-enhanced electron-phonon coupling and Fermi surface nesting of 1T-TaSe2, Phys. Rev. B 74, 155114 (2006).