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Research Interests
Magnetism
 Rare Earth Materials, Magnetic Phases
 Permanent Magnets
 Ferrofluids
 Magnetic Nanoparticles, Recording Media
 Colossal and Giant Magnetoresistance
 Thin Films
Superconductivity
 High Temperature Superconductivity: Structural, Magnetic, Electrical, and Electronic Properties
 Band Structure Calculations, ElectronPhonon Interaction, and Raman Modes
 Magnetic Superconductors, Ruthenides, Ruthenocuprates
About Me
I was born in Oct. 6, 1946 in Tehran. I finished my high school in Hadaf No. 1 in 1964. I have my undergraduate and graduate educations from US. I received my B.Sc. in physics from University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona in 1968, and M.Sc. in solid state physics from University of Notre Dame in 1970, and Ph.D. in experimental solid state physics from University of Notre Dame in 1973 and returned to Iran to assume a teaching and research post in present Sharif University of Technology. My immediate concern was to set up a Magnet Research Laboratory (MRL) in the Department of Physics when the experimental physics was rather new in Iran. I achieved this by 1976, and published a paper in the Physical Review B. After the 1979 revolution, I served in the army in defending my country in the Iraqwar from 1980 to 1981. After returning back to the university, unfortunately and beyond my control and wishes, my academic and research activities came to a halt for a long period until the year 1993 when I had to rebuilt my laboratory (MRL) again.
Many students have been trained and numerous papers have been published from their work in MRL. These students have attained the highest scientific standard and received many firstplace awards from the Physics Society of Iran and the reputable Khwarizmi Nationwide scientific competition for their excellent research work in MRL.
I initiated and organized the First Regional Conference on Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM99) in 1999. The event was a great success and caught the fancy of the neighbouring developing countries. Under my cochairmanship, the second MSM01 was coorganized in Jordan in 2001, and the third international MSM03 in Tunisia in 2003, and the fourth international MSM05 in Morocco, and the fifth international MSM07 in Uzbekistan. The sixth MSM09 will be held in India in 2009. I have also initiated the First Workshop on Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (WMSM08) was held in the National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, July 410, 2008, and also organizing the First National Conference on Advances in Superconductivity (NCAS1) was held in the Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology during May 2930, 2008. The 2nd National Conference on Advances in Superconductivity (NCAS2) was held in the Department of Physics, Shahid Chamran University in Ahwaz during 34 Feb., 2010 (1415 Bahman 1388). The 3rd National Conference on Advances in Superconductivity (NCAS3) will be organized and held in the Department of Physics at Kashan University in May 2012. Hopefully, these events will be continued biannually for the years to come, a small step in promoting the physics of magnetism and superconductivity in the developing countries. To advance Iran's physics education, research and popularization, I organized the 1st Physics Education and Research Priorities Seminar by the Physics Branch of the Iran Academy of Sciences at the Academy on 25 Feb. 2010 (6 Esfand 1389).
Since 1995, my students and I have published nearly 280 papers and reports on magnetism and superconductivity in international journals, books, conference proceedings, etc., and review articles (see e.g. Physica B 321, 265 (2002); phys. stat. sol. b 241, 1242 (2004); phys. sol. a 203, 2819 (2006)). Some of these achievements have opened new vistas of inquiry and were refereed to extensively by experts in the field. I was also awarded the Researcher of the Year 2003.
I have been the Editor of various national and international journals and books such as the twovolume book (Superconducting and Magnetic Materials, published by the World Scientific Co., 2000), also the Special Edition on Two Decades of High Temperature Superconductivity (19862006) by the Iranian Journal of Physics Research, and the Guest Editor of Physica C, vol. 321 (2002) and phys. stat. sol. c 1 & 3 (2004 & 2006), and Editor of Science Research Journal of Isfahan University, Iranian Journal of Physics Research, and PMC Physics B Journal. I am also head of Physics Branch of the IR Iran Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Physics Society of Iran, and the National Centre of Excellence in Complex Systems and Condensed Matter, Department of Physics, Sharif University of Technology.
To advance the field in Iran, I have authored a series of Farsi books on "Advances in High Temperature Superconductivity" with my exstudent, Ms. S.Z. Yamani, which assimilates and integrates the latest development in the field and being used as a source book for graduate studies and research works. The first volume of the series in 590 pages is published by the Sharif University of Technology Press in 2002; this book was awarded the Best Applied Science Book of the Year in 2005. The second vol. is in the process of publication.
Selected Recent International Publications

D. Sabri, H. Hadipour, and M. Akhavan, Electrical Properties ofRu(Gd_{2x}Ce_{x})Sr_{2}Cu_{2}O_{10δ} in Normal State, in preparation (2007).

H. Hadipour, D. Sabri, and M. Akhavan, Effect of Ce Substitution on Superconducting Properties of Ru1222, in preparation (2007).

H. Abbaszadeh, A. Tavana, M. Akhavan, Electronic Structure of PrBa_{2}Cu_{3}O_{7} under high pressure with LSDA+U, in preparation (2007).

S. Mozafari, M. Akhavan, Raman Study of the Tbdoped YBCO and Cedoped GdBCO, submitted to Physica C (2007).

S Mirshamsi, S Fallahi, M Akhavan, Superconducting Properties of Y_{1x}Tb_{x}Ba_{2}Cu_{3}O_{7}_{δ}and Y_{1x}Tb_{x}Sr_{2}Cu_{2.7}Mo_{0.3}O_{7}_{δ}, submitted to Jap. J. Appl. Phys. (2007).

M. Shirazi, A. Tavana, M. Akhavan, Electronic structures of PrBa_{2}Cu_{3}O_{7}, Pr_{2}Ba_{4}Cu_{7}O_{8}, and PrBa_{2}Cu_{4}O_{8} based on LSDA+U Method, submitted to Comp. Phys. Commun. (2007).

M. Hosseini, A. Tavana, M. Akhavan, MgB_{2} under Pressure and Plane Strain, submitted to Comp. Phys. Commun. (2007).

M. Mazaheri, S. Mofakham, M. Akhavan, Conduction Mechanism in Gd_{1xz}Ce_{x}Ca_{z}Ba_{2}Cu_{3}O_{7δ}, submitted to J. Phys. C: Condenced Matter (2007).

S. Mofakham, M. Mazaheri, M. Akhavan, Effect of Ce/ Gd Ratio on the Physical Properties of Gd_{1x}Ce_{x}Ba_{2}Cu_{3}O_{7δ}, submitted to Supercond. Sci. Technol. (2007).

N. Nikseresht, A. Khajehnezhad, H. Hadipour and M. Akhavan, The Effect of Pr Substitution for Ce in Optimal RuGd_{1.5}Ce_{0.5x}Pr_{x}Sr_{2}Cu_{2}O_{10δ}, submitted to J. Phys. D. (2007).

A. Khajehnezhad, N. Nikseresht, H. Hadipour and M. Akhavan, Comparing the Physical Properties of Pr/Gd and Pr/Ce Substitution in Ru(Gd_{1.5}Ce_{0.5})Sr_{2}Cu_{2}O_{10δ}, submitted to European Physical Journal B (2007).

H. Jamanmard, S. Bazargan, and M. Akhavan, Effect of Vanadium Doping on the Structure of GdBa_{2}Cu_{3x}V_{x}O_{7δ,} (2006), submitted to phys. stat. sol. (a) (2007).

S. Fallahi, M. Taheri, M. Akhavan, Hall Effect and Sign Reversal in Gd(Ba_{2x}Nd_{x})Cu_{3}O_{7+δ}, J. Mag. Mag. Mat., accepted, (2008).

S. Zoriasatain, S.A. Sebt, and M. Akhavan, Physica B 403, 12 (2008).

S. Bazargan, H. Javanmard, and M. Akhavan, Physica C 466, 157 (2007).

H. Khosroabadi, B. Mossalla, and M. Akhavan, Phys. Rev. B 76, 054508 (2007) [selected by the Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity, Aug. 15 (2007)].

M. Kariminezhad and M. Akhavan, J. Supercond. 20, 279 (2007).

Z. Mokhtari and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 244, 3211 (2007).

P. Kameli, H. Salamati, M. Eslami, M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 3, 3011 (2006).

S.A.Sebt, S. Zoriasatain, M. Amirhoseini, and M. Akhavan, J. Physics D: Cond. Matt. 39, 4925 (2006).

H. Hadipour, D. Sabri, M. Mirzadeh, and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 3, 2982 (2006).

D. Sabri, H. Hadipour, M. Mirzadeh, and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 3, 2964 (2006).

S.A. Sebt, S. Zoriasatain, and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 3, 3281 (2006).

S. Zoriasatain, S.A. Sebt, and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 3, 3220 (2006).A. Tavana, H. Khosroabadi, and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 3, 3162 (2006).

A. Tavana, H. Khosroabadi, and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 3, 3162 (2006).

H. Khosroabadi, B. Mossalla, and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 3, 3140 (2006).

M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 203, 2956 (2006).

H. Khosroabadi, A. Tavana, M. Akhavan, Eur. Phys. J. B 51, 161 (2006).

M. Mirzadeh and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 243, 2819 (2006).

Z. Mokhtari and M. Akhavan, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, 742 (2006).

S. Zoriasatain, F. Azarkharman, A. Sebt, and M. Akhavan, J. Mag. Mag. Matt. 300, 525 (2006).

P. Maleki and M. Akhavan, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44, 7934 (2005).

M. Kariminezhad and M. Akhavan, Eur. Phys. J. B 47, 47 (2005).

M. Kariminezhad and M. Akhavan, Physica C 423, 163 (2005).

M. Mirzadeh and M. Akhavan Eur. Phys. J. B 43, 305 (2005).

M.R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, J. Supercond. 18, 321 (2005).

H. Khosroabadi and M. Akhavan, J. Supercond. 18, 269 (2005).

M.R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Eur. Phys. J. B 42, 321 (2004).

H. Khosroabadi, M. Modarreszadeh, P. Taheri, and M. Akhavan, J. Supercond. 17, 749 (2004).

H. Salamati, P. Kameli and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1895 (2004),

H. Khosroabadi, B. Mosalla and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1859 (2004).

H. Khosroabadi and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1863 (2004).

M. R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1887 (2004).

M. R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1883 (2004).

H. Khosroabadi, M. Modarreszadeh, P. Taheri and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1867 (2004).

M. Kariminezhad, H. Khosroabadi and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1855 (2004).

M. Mirzadeh, H. Khosroabadi and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1875 (2004).

P. Maleki, H. Khosroabadi and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1871 (2004).

Z. Mokhtari, H. Khosroabadi and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1891 (2004).

M. R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1879 (2004).

M. R. Mohamadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1851 (2004).

M.R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 1, 1828(2004).

H. Salamati, P. Kameli, and M. Akhavan, in: Physics and Technology of Thin Films, eds. A.Z. Moshfegh, H.v. Kanel, S.C. Kashyap, M. Wuttig, (World Scientific, Singapore, 2004) 428.

H. Khosroabadi, B. Mosalla and M. Akhavan, Phys. Rev. B 70, 134509 (2004) [selected by the Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity, Nov. 1 (2004)].

M. Akhavan, (review) Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 241, 1242 (2004).

M.R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 16, 1216 (2003).

M.R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan. Phys. Rev. B 68, 104516 (2003).

M.R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Eur. Phys. J. B 33, 381 (2003).

M.R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Physica B 336, 410 (2003).

M.R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 16, 538 (2003).

M.R. Mohammadizadeh and M. Akhavan, Physica C 390, 134 (2003).

H. Khosroabadi, V. Daadmehr, and M. Akhavan, Physica C 384, 169 (2003).

V. Daadmehr, E. Ziaei, and M. Akhavan, Physica B 321, 313 (2002).

H. Khosroabadi, M.R. Mohammadizadeh, and M. Akhavan, Physica B 321, 360 (2002).

H. Khosroabadi, V. Daadmehr, and M. Akhavan, Mod. Phys. Lett. B 16, 943 (2002).

H. Khosroabadi, M.R. Mohammadizadeh, and M. Akhavan, Physica C 370, 85 (2002).

A Sebt and M. Akhavan, Physica B 321, 120 (2002).

V. Daadmehr and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 193, 153 (2002).

M.R. Mohannadizadeh, H. Khosroabadi, and M. Akhavan, Physica B, 321, 301 (2002).

V. Daadmehr, H. Naghshara, and M. Akhavan, Mod. Phys. Lett. B 16, 853 (2002).

M. Akhavan, (review) Physica B 321, 265 (2002).

A. Sebt and M. Akhavan, J. Mag. Mag. Matt. 237, 111 (2001) [Selected by the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, Dec. 9 (2001)].

H. Shakeripour and M. Akhavan, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 14, 234 (2001).

H. Shakeripour and M. Akhavan, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 14, 213 (2001).

A. Sebt, M. Ghominezhad, and M. Akhavan, in: Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM99), eds. M. Akhavan, J. Jensen, and K. Kitazawa (World Scientiftc, Singapore, 2000) vol. B, 1107.

M. Ghominezhad, A. Sebt, and M. Akhavan, in: Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM99), eds. M. Akhavan, J. Jensen, and K. Kitazawa (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000) vol. B, 1099.

H.R. MadaahHosseini, M. Akhavan, H. Yoozbashi Zadeh, M. SeyyedReihani, A. Kianvash, in: Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM99), eds. M. Akhavan, J. Jensen, and K. Kitazawa (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000) vol. B, 1007.

A. Z. Moshfegh, O. Akhavan, H. Salamati, P. Kameli, and M. Akhavan, in: Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM99), eds. M. Akhavan, J. Jensen, and K. Kitazawa (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000) vol. A, 585.

H. Shakeripour and M. Akhavan, in: Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM99), eds. M. Akhavan, J. Jensen, and K. Kitazawa (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000) vol. A, 523.

V. Daadmehr, H. Naghshara, and M. Akhavan, in: Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM99), eds. M. Akhavan, J. Jensen, and K. Kitazawa (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000) vol. A, 335.

M. R. Mohammadizadeh, H. Khosroabadi, H. Akbarzadeh, and M. Akhavan, in: Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM99), eds. M. Akhavan, J. Jensen, and K. Kitazawa (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000) vol. A, 251.

G. Zolfagharkhani, V. Daadmehr, M. Farzaneh, A. Sedighiani, and M. Akhavan, in: Magnetic and Superconducting Materails (MSM99), eds. M. Akhavan, J. Jensen, and K. Kitazawa (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000) vol. A, 175.

H. Shakeripour and M. Akhavan, in: Magnetic and Superconducting Materials (MSM99), eds. M. Akhavan, J. Jensen, and K. Kitazawa (World Scientific, Singapore, 2000) vol. A, 161.

M. Akhavan and M. Ghominezhad, Mat. Manu. Process. 13, 821 (1998).

Z. Yamani and M. Akhavan, Solid State Commun. 107, 197 (1998).

M. Akhavan and Z. Yamani, Mat. Manu. Proc. 13, 811 (1998).

H. Salamati and M. Akhavan, Int'l J. of Eng., 11, 21 (1998).

Z. Yamani and M. Akhavan, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 163, 157 (1997).

Z. Yamani and M. Akhavan, Phys. Rev. B 56, 7894 (1997).

Z. Yamani and M. Akhavan, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 10, 427 (1997).

Z. Yamani and M. Akhavan, Physica C 268, 78 (1996).

M. Akhavan, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 35, 5379 (1996).

M. Akhavan, Physica C 250, 25 (1995).