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  1. C. B. Mendl, E. A. Nowadnick, E. W. Huang, S. Johnston, B. Moritz, and T. P. Devereaux, Doping dependence of ordered phases and emergent quasiparticles in the doped Hubbard-Holstein model. Submitted to Physical Review B. (2017). [Preprint]
  2. R. O. Kuzian, R. Klingeler, W. E. A. Lorenz, N. Wizent, S. Nishimoto, U. Nitzsche, H. Rosner, D. Milosavljevic, L. Hozoi, R. Yadas, J. Richter, A. Hauser, J Geck, R. Hayn, V. Yushankhai, L. Siurakshina, C. Monney, T. Schmitt, G. Roth, T. Ito, H. Yamaguchi12, M. Matsuda, S. Johnston, and S.-L. Drechsler, Comment on "Oxygen vacancy-induced magnetic moment in edge-sharing CuO2 chains of Li2CuO2". Submitted to The New Journal of Physics (2017). [Preprint]
  3. Y. F. Kung, C. Bazin, K. Wohlfeld, K. Wang, C.-C. Chen, C. J. Jia, S. Johnston, B. Moritz, F. Mila, and T. P. Devereaux, Numerically exploring the 1D-2D dimensional crossover on spin dynamics in the doped Hubbard Model. Submitted to Physical Review B. (2017). [Preprint]
  4. S. Choi, J. M. Ok, H. J. Choi, W.-J. Jang, A. T. Lee, Y. Kuk, S. Lee, A. J. Heinrich, S.-W. Cheong, Y. Bang, S. Johnston, J. S. Kim, and J. Lee, Switching Magnetism and Superconductivity with Spin-Polarized Current in Iron- Based Superconductor. Submitted to Physical Review Letters (2017). [Preprint]
  5. S. Choi, S. Johnston, W. J. Jang, K. Koepernik, K. Nakatsukasa, J. M. Ok, H. Y. Lee, H. W. Choi, A. T. Lee, A. Akbari, Y. K. Semertzidis, Y. Bang, J. S. Kim, and J. Lee, Enhancement of superconductivity by interfacial phonons in perovskite-clad FeAs monolayers. Physical Review Letters 119, 107003 (2017). [Link, Preprint]
  6. Y. Wang, L. Rademaker, E. Dagotto, and S. Johnston, Phonon linewidth due to electron-phonon interactions with strong forward scattering in FeSe thin films on oxide substrates Physical Review B 96, 054515 (2017). [Link, Preprint]
  7. S.-L. Drechsler, S. Johnston, V. Grinenko, J. M. Tomczak, and H. Rosner Constraints on the total coupling strength to bosons in the iron based superconductors. Physica Status Solidi b 1700006 (2017). [Link, Preprint]
  8. S. Li, E. Khatami, and S. Johnston, Competing phases and orbital-selective behaviors in the two-orbital Hubbard-Holstein model. Physical Review B 95, 121112(R) (2017). [Link, Preprint]


  1. E. W. Huang, C. B. Mendl, S. Liu, S. Johnston, H.-C. Jiang, B. Moritz, T. P. Devereaux, Numerical evidence of fluctuating stripes in the normal state of high-Tc cuprate superconductors (2016). [Preprint.]
  2. A. Tytarenko, K. Nakatsukasa, Y.K. Huang, S. Johnston, E. van Heumen, From bad metal to Kondo insulator: temperature evolution of the optical properties of SmB6 18, 123003 (2016). [Link, Preprint.]
  3. A. G. Swartz, H. Inoue, T. A. Merz, Y. Hikita, S. Raghu, T. P. Devereaux, S. Johnston, and H. Y. Hwang, Strong polaronic behavior in a weak coupling superconductor. Submitted to Nature Physics (2016). [Preprint]
  4. S. Li, N. Kaushal, Y. Wang, Y. Tang, G. Alvarez, A. Nocera, T. A. Maier, E. Dagotto, and S. Johnston Nonlocal correlations in the orbital selective Mott phase of a one dimensional multi-orbital Hubbard model. Physical Review B 94, 245126 (2016). [Link, Preprint]
  5. P. Vilmercati, S.-K. Mo, A. Fedorov, M. McGuire, A. Sefat, B. Sales, D. Mandrus, D. J. Singh, W. Ku, S. Johnston, and N. Mannella, Non-rigid band shift and non-monotonic electronic structure changes upon doping in the normal state of the pnictide high temperature superconductor Ba2(Fe1-xCox)2As2 Physical Review B 94, 195147 (2016). [Link, Preprint]
  6. 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 inter- and intrachain Zhang-Rice excitons in Li2CuO2 and determining their binding energy. Physical Review B 94, 165118 (2016). [Link, Preprint]
  7. A. J. Macdonald, Y.-S. Tremblay-Johnston, S. Grothe, S. Chi, P. Dosanjh, S. Johnston, S. A. Burke, Dispersing artifacts in FT-STS: a comparison of set point effects across acquisition modes. Nanotechnology 27, 414004 (2016). [Link, Preprint]
  8. A. Linscheid, S. Maiti, Y. Wang, S. Johnston, and P. J. Hirschfeld, High Tc via spin fluctuations from incipient bands: application to monolayers and intercalates of FeSe. Physical Review Letters 117, 077003 (2016). [Link, Preprint]
  9. N. C. Plumb, D. J. Gawryluk, Y. Wang, Z. Ristić, J. Park, B. Q. Lv, Z. Wang, C. E. Matt, N. Xu, T. Shang, K. Conder, J. Mesot, S. Johnston, M. Shi, and M. Radović, Momentum-resolved electronic structure of the high-Tc superconductor parent compound BaBiO3. Physical Review Letters 117, 037002 (2016). [Preprint, Link]
  10. G. Liu, N. Kaushal, S. Li, C. B. Bishop, Y. Wang, S. Johnston, G. Alvarez, A. Moreo, and E. Dagotto, Study of the Orbital-Selective Mott Phases of a One-Dimensional Three-Orbital Hubbard Model Using Computational Techniques . Physical Review E 93, 063313 (2016). [Link, Preprint]
  11. Y. Wang, A. Linscheid, T. Berlijn, and S. Johnston, ab initio Study of Electron-Phonon Couplings of the Interfacial Oxygen Mode in FeSe Thin Films on on SrTiO3 and BaTiO3 substrates. Physical Review B 93, 134513 (2016). [Link, Preprint]
  12. Y. Wang, K. Nakatsukasa, L. Rademaker, T. Berlijn, and S. Johnston, Aspects of electron-phonon interactions with strong forward scattering in FeSe Thin Films on SrTiO3 substrates Supercond. Sci. Technol. 29, 054009 (2016). [ Link, Preprint]
  13. Y. F. Kung, C.-C. Chen, Yao Wang, E. W. Huang, E. A. Nowadnick, B. Moritz, R. T. Scalettar, S. Johnston, T. P. Devereaux, Characterizing the three-orbital Hubbard model with determinant quantum Monte Carlo. Physical Review B 93, 155166 (2016). [Link, Preprint]
  14. S. Johnston, C. Monney, V. Bisogni, K.-J. Zhou, R. Kraus, G. Behr, V. N. Strocov, J. Málek, S.-L. Drechsler, J. Geck, T. Schmitt, and J. van den Brink, Electron-lattice interactions strongly renormalize the charge transfer energy in the spin-chain copper oxide Li2CuO2. Nature Communications 7, 10563 (2016). [Link, Preprint]
  15. Louk Rademaker, Yan Wang, Tom Berlijn, and Steve Johnston, Enhanced superconductivity due to forward scattering in FeSe thin films on SrTiO3 substrates. New Journal of Physics 18, 022001 (2016). Fast Track Communication. [Link, Preprint]


  1. Y. F. Kung, E. A. Nowadnick, C. J. Jia, S. Johnston, B. Moritz, R. T. Scalettar, and T. P. Devereaux, Doping evolution of spin and charge excitations in the Hubbard Model. Physical Review B 92, 195108 (2015). [Link, Preprint]
  2. Alona Tytarenko, Yingkai Huang, Anne de Visser, Steve Johnston, and Erik van Heumen, Direct observation of a Fermi liquid-like normal state in an iron-pnictide superconductor. Scientific Reports 5, 12421 (2015). [ Link, Preprint]
  3. Shaozhi Li, E. A. Nowadnick, and S. Johnston, Quasiparticle properties of the non-linear Holstein model at finite doping and termperature. Physical Review B 92, 064301 (2015). [Link, Preprint]
  4. Z. L. Dun, H. B. Cao, Y. Qiu, J. R. D. Copley, T. Hong, M. Matsuda, J. G. Cheng, M. Lee, E. S. Choi, S. Johnston, and H. D. Zhou, Competition between the inter- and intra-sublattice interactions in Yb2V2O7. Physical Review B 91, 64425 (2015). [Link]
  5. E. A. Nowadnick, S. Johnston B. Moritz, and T. P. Devereaux, Renormalization of spectra by phase competition in the half-filled Hubbard-Holstein model. Physical Review B 91, 165127 (2015). [Link, Preprint]
  6. Shaozhi Li and S. Johnston, The effects of non-linear electron-phonon interactions on superconductivity and charge-density-wave correlations. Europhysics Letters 109, 27007 (2015). [Link, Preprint]


  1. Y. F. Kung, C.-C. Chen, B. Moritz, S. Johnston, R. Thomale, T. P. Devereaux, Numerical exploration of spontaneous broken symmetries in multi-orbital Hubbard models. Physical Review B 90 224507 (2014). [Link, Preprint]
  2. A. Mukherjee, N. D. Patel, S. Dong, S. Johnston, A. Moreo, E. Dagotto, Testing the Monte Carlo - Mean Field approximation in the one-band Hubbard model, Physical Review B 90, 205113 (2014). [Link, Preprint]
  3. J. J. Lee, F. T. Schmitt, R. G. Moore, S. Johnston, Y. T. Cui, W. Li, M. Yi, Z. K. Liu, M. Hashimoto, Y. Zhang, D. H. Lu, T. P. Devereaux, D. H. Lee, and Z. X. Shen, Interfacial mode coupling as the origin of the enhancement of Tc in FeSe films on SrTiO3 Nature 515 245 (2014). [Link, Preprint]
  4. S. Chi, S. Johnston, G. Levy, S. Grothe, R. Szedlak, B. Ludbrook, Ruixing Liang, P. Dosanjh, S. A. Burke, A. Damascelli, D. A. Bonn, W. N. Hardy, and Y. Pennec, Sign inversion in the superconducting order parameter of LiFeAs inferred from Bogoliubov quasiparticle interference. Physical Review B 89, 104522 (2014). Editors’ choice, Science magazine. [Link, Preprint]
  5. S. Johnston, M. Abdel-Hafiez, L. Harnagea, V. B. Zabolotnyy, D. Bombor, Y. Krupskaya, C. Hess, S. Wurmehl, A. U. B. Wolter, B. Büchner, S.-L. Drechsler, and H. Rosner, Specific heat of Ca0.32Na0.68Fe2As2 single crystals: Unconventional s± multiband superconductivity with intermediate repulsive interband coupling and sizable attractive intraband couplings. Physical Review B 89, 134507 (2014). [Link, Preprint]
  6. S. Johnston, A. Mukherjee, I. Elfimov, M. Berciu, and G. A. Sawatzky, Charge disproportionation without charge transfer in the rare-earth nickelates as a possible mechanism for the metal-insulator transition. Physical Review Letters 112, 106404 (2014). [Link, Preprint]
  7. C. J. Jia, E. A. Nowadnick, K. Wohlfeld, C.-C. Chen, S. Johnston, T. Tohyama, B. Moritz, and T. P. Devereaux, Persistent spin excitations in doped antiferromagnets revealed by resonant inelastic light scattering. Nature Communications 5, 3314 (2014). [Link, Preprint]

2013 and Earlier

  1. S. Grothe, S. Johnston, Shun Chi, P. Dosanjh, S. A. Burke, and Y. Pennec, Quantifying many-body effects by high-resolution Fourier transform scanning tunneling spectroscopy. Physical Review Letters 111, 246804 (2013). [Link, Preprint]
  2. L. Rademaker, S. Johnston, J. Zaanen, and J. van den Brink, Determinant quantum Monte Carlo study of exciton condensation in the bilayer Hubbard model. Physical Review B 88, 235115 (2013). [Link, Preprint]
  3. S. Johnston, E. A. Nowadnick, Y. Kung, B. Moritz, R. T. Scalettar, and T. P. Devereaux, Determinant Quantum Monte Carlo study of the two-dimensional singleband Hubbard-Holstein model. Physical Review B 87, 235133 (2013). Editors’ suggestion. [Link, Preprint]
  4. W. S. Lee, S. Johnston, B. Moritz, J. Lee, M. Yi, K. J. Zhou, T. Schmitt, L. Patthey, V. Strocov, K. Kudo, Y. Koike, J. van den Brink, T. P. Devereaux, and Z. X. Shen, The role of lattice coupling in establishing the electronic and magnetic properties of quasi-one-dimensional cuprates. Physical Review Letters 110, 265502 (2013). [Link, Preprint]
  5. M. Abdel-Hafiez, V. Grinenko, S. Aswartham, I. Morozov, M. Roslova, O. Vakaliuk, S. Johnston, D. V. Efremov, J. van den Brink, H. Rosner, M. Kumar, C. Hess, S. Wurmehl, A. U. B. Wolter, B. Büchner, E. L. Green, J. Wosnitza, P. Vogt, A. Reifenberger, C. Enss, M. Hempel, R. Klingeler, and S.-L. Drechsler, Evidence of d-wave superconductivity in K1-xNaxFe2As2 (x = 0,0.1) single crystals from low-temperature specific-heat measurements. Physical Review B 87, 180507(R) (2013). [Link, Preprint]
  6. C. Monney, V. Bisogni, K. J. Zhou, R. Kraus, V. N. Strocov, G. Behr, J. Málek, R. Kuzian, S.-L. Drechsler, S. Johnston, A. Revcolevschi, B. Büchner, H. Rønnow, J. van den Brink. J. Geck, and T. Schmitt, Using Zhang-Rice Singlet excitons as a probe for local spin correlations in cuprate chains. Physical Review Letters 110, 087403 (2013). [Link, Preprint]
  7. E. A. Nowadnick , S. Johnston, B. Moritz, R. T. Scalettar, and T. P. Devereaux, Competition between antiferromagnetic and charge density wave order in the half filled Hubbard-Holstein model. Physical Review Letters 109, 246404 (2012). [Link, Preprint]
  8. K. Koepernik, S. Johnston, E. van Heumen, Y. Huang, J. Kaas, J. B. Goedkoop, M. S. Golden, and J. van den Brink, Surface adatom conductance filtering in scanning tunneling spectroscopy of Co-doped BaFe2As2 iron pnictide superconductors. Physical Review Letters 109, 127001 (2012). [Link, Preprint]
  9. R.O. Kuzian, S. Nishimoto, S.-L. Drechsler, J. Málek, S. Johnston, J. van den Brink, M. Schmitt, H. Rosner, M. Matsuda, K. Oka, H. Yamaguchi, and T. Ito, Ca2Y2Cu5O10: the first frustrated quasi-1D ferromagnet close to criticality. Physical Review Letters 109, 117207 (2012). [Link, Preprint].
  10. S. Johnston, I. M. Vishik, W. S. Lee, F. Schmitt, S. Uchida, K. Fujita, S. Ishida, N. Nagaosa, Z.-X. Shen and T. P. Devereaux, Evidence for the Importance of Extended Coulomb Interactions and Forward Scattering in Cuprate Superconductors. Physical Review Letters 108, 166404 (2012). [Link, Preprint].
  11. M. Abdel-Hafiez, S. Aswartham, S. Wurmehl, V. Grinenko, S.-L. Drechsler, S. Johnston, A.U.B. Wolter-Giraud, B. Büchner and H. Rosner, Specific heat and upper critical fields in KFe2As2 single crystals. Physical Review B 85, 134533 (2012). [Link, Preprint]
  12. F.C. Niestemski, S. Johnston, A.W. Contryman, C.D. Camp, T. P. Devereaux, and H.C. Manoharan, Local spectral inversion and bosonic extraction of the archetypal elemental superconductor with S-Vacuum-S tunneling spectroscopy. (2012). [Preprint]
  13. S. Johnston, A. P. Sorini, B. Moritz, T. P. Devereaux, and D. J. Scalapino, Coincidence between energy gaps and Kohn anomalies in conventional superconductors. Physical Review B 84, 174523 (2011). [Link, Preprint]
  14. B. Moritz, S. Johnston, T. P. Devereaux, B. Muschler, W. Prestel, R. Hackl, M. Lambacher, A. Erb, S. Komiya and Y. Ando, An investigation of particle-hole asymmetry in the cuprates via electronic raman scattering. Physical Review B 84, 235114 (2011). [Link, Preprint]
  15. F. Schmitt, B. Moritz, S. Johnston, S.-K. Mo, M. Hashimoto, R. G. Moore, D.-H. Lu, E. Motoyama, M. Greven, T. P. Devereaux, and Z.-X. Shen, High-energy anomaly in Nd2−xCexCuO4 investigated by angle- resolved photoemission spectroscopy and quantum Monte Carlo simulations. Physical Review B 83, 195123 (2011). [Link]
  16. E. van Heumen, S. Johnston, J. Kaas, N. de Jong, F. Massee, J. Oen, E. Rienks, A. Varykhalov, J. B. Goedkoop, Y. Huang and M. S. Golden, Multiband quasiparticle interference in the topological insulator CuxBi2Te3.. [Preprint]
  17. S. Johnston, F. Vernay, B. Moritz, T.P. Devereaux, Z.-X. Shen, N. Nagaosa, and J. Zaanen, A systematic study of electron-phonon coupling to oxygen modes across the cuprates. Physical Review B 82, 064513 (2010). [Link, Preprint]
  18. B. Moritz, S. Johnston, and T. P. Devereaux, Insights on the cuprate high energy anomaly observed in ARPES. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 181, 31 (2010). [Link, Preprint]
  19. S. Johnston and T.P. Devereaux, Density of states modulations from oxygen phonons in d-wave superconductors: reconciling angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy. Physical Review B 81, 214512 (2010). [Link, Preprint]
  20. C.-C. Chen, B. Moritz, C. J. Jia, S. Johnston, A. P. Sorini, L.-Q. Lee, K. Ko, and T. P. Devereaux, Numerical studies of photo-based spectroscopies on High-Tc superconductors. Computer Physics Communications 182, 106 (2010). [Link]
  21. C. C. Chen, B. Moritz, F. Vernay, J. N. Hancock, S. Johnston, G. Chabot-Couture, M. Greven, I. Elfimov, G. A. Sawatzky, and T. P. Devereaux, The nature of momentum-resolved Cu K-edge charge excitations in La2CuO4. Physical Review Letters 105, 177401 (2010). [Link, Preprint]
  22. S. Johnston, W. S. Lee, Y. Chen, E. A. Nowadnick, B. Moritz, Z.-X. Shen, and T. P. Devereaux, Material and doping dependence of the nodal and antinodal dispersion renormalizations in single- and multilayer cuprates. Advances in Condensed Matter Physics 2010, 968304 (2010). [Link, Preprint]
  23. Y. Chen, A. Iyo, W. Yang, M. Arita, S. Johnston, H. Eisaki, H. Namatame, M. Taniguchi, T. P. Devereaux, Z. Hussain, and Z.-X. Shen, Unusual layer-dependent charge distribution, collective mode coupling, and superconductivity in multilayer cuprate Ba2Ca3Cu4O8F2. Physical Review Letters 103, 036403 (2009). [Link]
  24. C. S. Leem, C. Kim, S. R. Park, M.-K. Kim, H. J. Choi, C. Kim, B. J. Kim, S. Johnston, T. P. Devereaux, T. Ohta, A. Bostwick, and E. Rotenberg. High resolution angle resolved photoemission studies of quasi-particle dynamics in graphite. Physical Review B 79, 124438 (2009). [Link, Preprint]
  25. S. Johnston, F. Vernay, and T.P. Devereaux, The impact of an oxygen dopant in a Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 crystal. Europhysics Letters 86, 37007 (2009). [Link, Preprint]
  26. B. Moritz, F. S. Schmitt, W. Meevasana, S. Johnston, E. M. Motoyama, M. Greven, D. H. Lu, C. Kim, R. T. Scalettar, Z.-X. Shen, and T. P. Devereaux, High-energy anomaly dichotomy in electron- and hole-doped high temperature superconductors. New Journal of Physics 11, 093020 (2009). [Link, Preprint]
  27. W.S. Lee, W. Meevasana, S. Johnston, D. H. Lu, I. M Vishik, H. Easiki, N. Kaneko, T. P. Devereaux, and Z.-X. Shen, Superconductivity- induced self-energy evolution of the nodel electron of optimally doped Bi2212. Physical Review B 77, 140504(R) (2008). [Link, Preprint]
  28. W. S. Lee, S. Johnston, T. P. Devereaux, and Z.-X. Shen, Aspects of electron-phonon self-energy revealed from angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Physical Review B 75 195116 (2007). [Link, Preprint]
  29. A. P. Hitchcock, S. Johnston, T. Tyliszczak, C.C. Turci, M. Barbatti, A. B. Rocha, and C.E. Bielschowsky, Generalized oscillator strengths for C 1s excitations of acetylene and ethylene. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 123, 303 (2002). [Link]

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