Dr. Elia Razzoli

Razzoli Elia

Scientist - Furka group Leader

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


Since February 2019, Elia Razzoli is a beamline scientist at the FURKA endstation of ATHOS beamline of SwissFEL facility. His bachelor and Master degrees are from Politecnico di Milano. His Phd is from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, where he used angle resolved photoemission  spectroscopy to study unconventional superconductors. During his post-doc, at Université de Fribourg, he investigated 2D van der Waals materials by laser-ARPES and STM. In 2016 he was awarded the "Advanced-Postdoc mobility Fellowship" by the SNF and joined to group of Prof. Damascelli in UBC (Vancouver, Canada) to study strongly correlated materials and topological matter by ultrafast TR-ARPES and resonant X-ray diffraction. 

Institutional Responsibilities

Elia Razzoli is group leaader of Furka group and he is responsible for the design and installation of the upcoming experimental station Furka (LAP) at the soft X-ray beamline Athos at SwissFEL.

Scientific Research

Elia Razzoli's scientific research is focused on the investigation of complex quantum materials, such as unconventional superconductors (SC), low dimensional van der Waals materials, charge density wave (CDW) systems and topological semimetals. As an experimental physicist, he combine an expertise in spectroscopic techniques such as spin-, time- and angle- resolved photoemission (ARPES), resonant  elastic and inelastic x-ray scattering (REXS-RIXS) at synchrotrons and FEL light sources with analytical (e.g. ARPES Matrix-element calculations) and numerical techniques such as density functional theory (DFT), in order to explore the static and dynamical properties of  quantum matter. The ultimate goal of his research is to improve the understanding of the microscopic mechanisms responsible for the physical properties of complex materials. 

Selected Publications

For an extensive overview we kindly refer you to our publication repository DORA

Spin-orbit-controlled metal–insulator transition in Sr2IrO, B. Zwartsenberg, R. P Day, E. Razzoli, Matteo Michiardi, Nan Xu, Ming Shi, Jonathan D Denlinger, Guixin Cao, Stuart Calder, Kentaro Ueda, Joel Bertinshaw, Hidenori Takagi, BJ Kim, Ilya S Elfimov, Andrea Damascelli, Nature Physics 16(3), 290-294 (2020). (Affiliation: Quantum Matter Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada)


Direct determination of mode-projected electron-phonon coupling in the time domain. M.-X. Na, A. K Mills, F. Boschini, M. Michiardi, B. Nosarzewski, R. P Day, E. Razzoli, A. Sheyerman, M. Schneider, G. Levy, S. Zhdanovich, T. P Devereaux, A. F Kemper, D. J Jones, A. Damascelli, Science 366 (6470), 1231-1236 (2020) (Affiliation: Quantum Matter Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada )


Stable Weyl points, trivial surface states, and particle-hole compensation in WP2, E. Razzoli, B Zwartsenberg, M Michiardi, F Boschini, RP Day, IS Elfimov, JD Denlinger, V Süss, C Felser, A Damascelli, Physical Review B: Rapid communications 97 (20), 201103 (2018) (Affiliation: Quantum Matter Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada)


Collapse of high-Tc superconductivity via ultrafast quenching of the phase coherence, F. Boschini, E. H. da Silva Neto, E. Razzoli, M. Zonno, S. Peli, R. P. Day, M. Michiardi, M. Schneider, B. Zwartsenberg, P. Nigge, R. D. Zhong, J. Schneeloch, G. D. Gu, S. Zhdanovich, A. K. Mills, G. Levy, D. J. Jones, C. Giannetti, A. Damascelli, Nature Materials 17, 416–420 (2018). (Affiliation: Quantum Matter Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada)


Selective Probing of Hidden Spin-Polarized States in Inversion-Symmetric Bulk MoS2, E. Razzoli, T. Jaouen, M.-L. Mottas, B. Hildebrand, G. Monney, A. Pisoni, S. Muff, M. Fanciulli, N. C. Plumb, V. A. Rogalev, V. N. Strocov, J. Mesot, M. Shi, J. H. Dil, H. Beck, and P. Aebi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 086402 (2017), Editors' Suggestion, Synopsis in Physics. (Affiliation: Département de Physique and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, Université de Fribourg, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland)


Comprehensive study of the spin-charge interplay in antiferromagnetic La2−xSrxCuO4, G.Drachuck, E. Razzoli, G. Bazalitski, A. Kanigel, C. Niedermayer, M. Shi, A. Keren, Nature communications 5 (1), 1-6 (2014).


Evolution from a nodeless gap to dx2-y2 forms in underdoped La2-xSrxCuO4, E. Razzoli, G. Drachuck, A. Keren, M. Radovic, J. Chang, N. Plumb, Y-B Huang, H. Ding, J. Mesot, and M. Shi,   Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 047004 (2013).