Department of Physics

The Department of Physics in the Faculty of Science at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad was founded in September 1962, as a joint 3-year program in Mathematics and Physics. Later on, it was separated from the Department of Mathematics as an independent 4-year program in 1965.

The Department of Physics is dedicated to educate undergraduate and graduate students, and to convey the concepts and logic of the discipline to broader scientific and industrial communities. The students admitted to this program can study in either one of the following academic areas of specialization: Astronomy and astrophysics, Nuclear Physics, Elementary Particle Physics, Condensed matter physics and Geophysics.

Currently, the department admits students at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. Bachelor’s students can enroll in the undergraduate program of physics. However, graduate and postgraduate students choose one of the following programs.

  • M.Sc. Program
    • Elementary Particle Physics, since 1970
    • Nuclear Physics, since 1973
    • Geophysics, since 1973
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics, since 1974
    • Condensed Matter, since 1974
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, since 2011
    • Fundamental Physics-Quantum Information, since 2013
  • Ph.D. Program
    • Elementary Particle Physics, since 1993
    • Nuclear Physics, since 1993
    • Condensed Matter Physics, since 1993
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics, since 1996
    • String Theory-Oriented Particle Physics, since 2011
    • Fundamental Physics-Quantum Information, since 2013 More

Head of the Department of Physics
Seyyed Hashem Miri Hakimabad
Department of Physics

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Physics 
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Academic staff

Shahram Abbassi
Seyed Javad Akhtarshenas
Hadi Arabi
Hossein Bazrafshan Moghaddam
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Behdani
Associate Professor
Parvin Eslami
Associate Professor
Mohammad Reza Garousi
Nima Ghal-eh
Associate Professor
Ahmad Ghodsi Mahmoudzadeh
Shaban Reza Ghorbani
Sayyed Keivan Hosseini
Assistant Professor
Kurosh Javidan
Mehdi Khazaei Nezhad
Assistant Professor
Seyyed Hashem Miri Hakimabad
Mohsen Modarresi
Assistant Professor
Laleh Rafat Motavali
Associate Professor
Hadi Rastegar Moghaddam Rezaion
Assistant Professor
Mahmood Rezaee Roknabadi
Mahmood Roshan
Associate Professor
Seyed Majid Saberi Fathi
Associate Professor
Soheil Sharifi
Associate Professor
Seyyedeh Fatemeh Taghavi Shahri
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Ebrahim Zomorrodian


Recent journal articles

Pourtabrizi, M., Shahtahmassebi, N., Kompany, A., & Sharifi, S. (2018). Enhancement of Linear and Non-Linear Optical Properties of Erythrosin B by Nano-Droplet. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 0 (0), 0-0.
Vahedi, K., Sharifi, S., Alizadeh, K., O.marti, & M. Amirkhani (2018). Enhancement of nonlinear optical response and fluorescence spectra of cationic neutral red by anionic surfactant. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 50 (24), 1-17.
Azarpour, A., Sharifi, S., & F. Rakhshanizadeh (2018). Nonlinear Optical Properties of Crocin: From Bulk Solvent to Nano-confined Droplet. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 252 (1), 279-288.
F. Z. Zeratgari, A. Mossalanezhad, Abbassi, S., & Ye-fei Yuan (2018). The Effects of Toroidal Magnetic Field on the Vertical Structure of Hot Accretion Flows. Astrophysical Journal, 825 (1), 124-133.
Gh, B., Rezaee Roknabadi, M., & Kompany, A. (2018). DFT-NEGF simulation of graphene-graphdiyne-graphene resonant tunneling transistor. Computational Materials Science, 144 (0), 280-284.
Kiani, M., Rafat Motavali, L., & Miri Hakimabad, S. (2018). Internal dosimetry of inhaled iodine-131. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 0 (181), 62-69.
Jamali Paghaleh, S., Roshan, M., & L. Amendola (2018). On the cosmology of scalar-tensor-vector gravity theory. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 48 (1), 1-18.
Alesheikh, S., Shahtahmassebi, N., Rezaee Roknabadi, M., & R.pilevarshahric (2018). Silicene nanoribbon as a new DNA sequencing device. physics letters A, 382 (382), 595-600.
Ghobakhloo, M., Zomorrodian, M., & Javidan, K. (2018). Distribution functions of electrons in the Earth and Venus ionospheres: Effects on the propagation of localized waves. New Astronomy, 62 (1), 115-120.
Roshan, M. (2018). Stellar Bar Evolution in the Absence of Dark Matter Halo. Astrophysical Journal, 854 (38), 1-12.
Razaghian, H., & Garousi, M. (2018). T-duality invariant effective actions at orders α ′ , α ′ 2. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2 (56), 1-24.
Mohammad Hoseinirad, Abbassi, S., Roshan, M., & Kazem Naficy (2018). Gravitational instability of filamentary molecular clouds, including ambipolar diffusion; non-isothermal filament. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 475 (4), 2632-2541.
Askari, A., Danial Saadatmand, & Javidan, K. (2018). Collective coordinate system in (2+1) dimensions: lumps-potential interaction. Waves in Random and Complex Media, 28 (2), 1-14.
Hosseinzadeh, M., Ghorbani, S., & Arabi, H. (2018). Relation between resistivity and temperature in the presence of two magnetic flux pinning mechanisms. Physica C, 548 (7), 97-98.
Ghanbari, R., Ghorbani, S., Arabi, H., & (2018). Magnetoreresistance of carbon nanotube-polypyrrole composite yarns. Physica C, 548 (7), 78-81.
Kia Firoozkoohi, N., Ghorbani, S., & Arabi, H. (2018). Flux pinning mechanism in codoped-MgB2 with Al2O3 and SiC. Physica C, 548 (7), 107-108.
Askari, A., , , & Javidan, K. (2018). High energy density spots and production of kink–antikink pairs in particle collisions. Wave Motion, 78 (5), 54-59.
Alizadeh, K., & Sharifi, S. (2018). Photophysics of Cationic and Anionic Dye Mixed by Sodium-2-diethylhexyl sulfosuccinate-Water-Hexane at Low Molar Ratio (X≤ 8). Iranian Journal of Science and Technology-Transaction A: Science, 42 (1), 1-10.
Azarpour, A., Sharifi, S., & Khazaei Nezhad, M. (2018). Study of Nonlinear Optical Properties of Saffron in Nano-Droplet and Solvent by the Single Beam Z-Scan Technique. Optoelectronics, Instrumentation and Data Processing, 54 (1), 38-45.
Alizadeh, K., & Sharifi, S. (2018). Z-scan Technique used to study of Rhodamine B mixed with an Anionic Surfactant. Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, 13 (8), 1239-1249.
Kia Firoozkoohi, N., Ghorbani, S., Arabi, H., & (2018). Effect of magnetic field on the flux pinning mechanisms in Al and SiC co-doped MgB2 superconductor. Solid State Communications, 275 (3), 48-52.
Shoeibi Mohsenabadi, S., Taghavi Shahri, S., , & Javidan, K. (2018). Phenomenology of leading nucleon production in ep collisions at HERA in the framework of fracture functions. Physical Review D, 97 (1), 74013-74013.
Sharifi, S., , & (2018). Solvatochromic and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Eosin B in Solvent and AOT/Water/Heptane. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 50 (6), 1-10.
Ghobakhloo, M., Zomorrodian, M., & Javidan, K. (2018). Effects of dust polarity and nonextensive electrons on the dust-ion acoustic solitons and double layers in earth atmosphere. Advances in Space Research, 61 (1), 2259-2266.
Mahmoodabadi, A., Kompany, A., & Mashreghi, M. (2018). Characterization, antibacterial and cytotoxicity studies of grapheneFe3O4 nanocomposites and Fe3O4 nanoparticles synthesized by a facile solvothermal method. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 213 (1), 285-294.
Modarresi, M. (2018). Electronic and optical properties of boron phosphide/blue phosphorus heterostructures. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20 (1), 12053-12060.
Adimi, S., Arabi, H., Ghorbani, S., & (2018). Low-index surface investigation of KAlH4: Theoretical attempt to study the surface effect on the hydrogen storage properties. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (0), 8835-8845.
Ghanbari, R., Ghorbani, S., Arabi, H., & (2018). Magnetoresistance Mechanisms in Carbon-Nanotube Yarns. Synthetic Metals, 242 (0), 55-60.
Sang Sefidi, A., Sharifi, S., Rastegar Moghaddam Rezaion, H., & Azarpour, A. (2018). Fluorescence and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Alizarin Red S in Solvents and Droplet. Journal of Fluorescence, 28 (1), 1-11.
Rafat Motavali, L., Miri Hakimabad, S., & Hosseinian, E. (2018). Dosimetric factors for diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures in a non-reference pregnant phantom. Journal of Radiological Protection, 0 (0), 1-15.
Razaghian, H., & Garousi, M. (2018). R4 terms in supergravities via T-duality constraint. Physical Review D, 97 (106013), 1-13.
Miri Hakimabad, S., Rafat Motavali, L., & Mohammadi, N. (2018). Designing the proper neutron shield for patients undergoing the radiotherapy with high-energy linacs. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 0 (0), 0-0.
Rafat Motavali, L., Miri Hakimabad, S. (2018). DNA Strand Breaks due to low energy electrons emitting 123I and 125I radionuclides using GEANT4. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 0 (0), 1-17.
Miri Hakimabad, S., Rafat Motavali, L., S. Abdollahi, & M. Mohammadi (2018). Monte Carlo dosimetry for ESSD-TBI. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 0 (0), 0-0.
Kiani, S., Mousavi, S., Saljoughi, E., & Shahtahmassebi, N. (2018). Preparation and characterization of modified polyphenylsulfone membranes with hydrophilic property for filtration of aqueous media. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 29 (6), 1632-1648.
Pourtabrizi, M., F. Rakhshanizadeh, Sharifi, S., Shahtahmassebi, N., & Kompany, A. (2018). Effect of L-alanine concentration on linear and nonlinear optical properties of two dyes in water and nano-confined water. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 20 (5), 302-308.
Modarresi, M., J. F. Franco-gonzalez, & I. Zozoulenko (2018). Morphology and ion diffusion in PEDOT:Tos. A coarse grained molecular dynamics simulation. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20 (1), 17188-17198.
Babazadeh Toloti, S., Rafat Motavali, L., Miri Hakimabad, S., S. Mohammadi Yeganeh, & E. Rajab Bolokat (2018). Assessment of in Vitro Radiosensitivity Parameters of Breast Cancer Cells Following Exposure to Radiotherapy Hospital-Based Facilities. Iranian Journal of Medical Physics, 15 (3), 132-204.
Ghorbani, T., Kompany, A., M.m. Bagheri-mohgheghi, & M. Ebrahimizadeh (2018). Cobalt spin states investigation of Ruddlesden-Popper La2−xSrxCoO4, using X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 465 (3), 768-774.
Saberi Fathi, S., & Jack A. Tuszynski (2018). Using Spectral Representation to Classify Proteins’ Conformational States. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19 (7), 1-9.
Habibi, A., Abbassi, S., & M. Shadmehri (2018). Fourier Analysis of Advection-dominated Accretion Flows. Astrophysical Journal, 867 (1), 70-85.
Roshan, M., Kazemi, A. (2018). Local fragmentation of thin discs in Eddington-inspired gravity. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479 (479), 1287-1296.
Nari, N., & Roshan, M. (2018). Compact stars in energy-momentum squared gravity. Physical Review D, 98 (2), 24031-24044.
Evazzade, I., Rezaee Roknabadi, M., Behdani, M., Moosavi, F., Daxing Xiong, Kun Zhou, & Sergey V. Dmitriev (2018). Interaction of longitudinal phonons with discrete breather in strained graphene. European Physical Journal B, 91 (163), 1-7.
Asadi Shamsabadi, E., Azarpour, A., Makhdoumi, A., & Sharifi, S. (2018). Z-Scan and Absorption Study of Crocin and Rhodamine B Decolorization by Bacterial Laccase. Journal of Fluorescence, 28 (5), 1093-1103.
Khani, M., Khazaei Nezhad, M., & Rastegar Moghaddam Rezaion, H. (2018). Giant enhancement of second harmonic generation efficiency from MoS2 mono layers embedded in 1D photonic crystals. European Physical Journal Plus, 133 (338), 1-10.
N.nouri, M. Bieniek, Modarresi, M., S. Zia Borujeni, Gh. Rashedi, & P.potasz (2018). Topological phases in Bi/Sb planar and buckled honeycomb monolayers. physics letters A, 382 (1), 2952-2958.
Hosseini, S., Arabi, H., & Kompany, A. (2018). Silicon atom and silicon oxide molecule, within the metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotubes as promising centers candidates for hydrogen adsorption: A DFT theoretical study. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (39), 18306-18315.
Kazemi, A., Roshan, M., & Nazari, E. (2018). Post-Newtonian Corrections to Toomreʼs Criterion. Astrophysical Journal, 865 (71), 1-19.
Garousi, M. (2018). O(D,D)-constraint on D-dimensional effective actions. Physical Review D, 98 (66008), 1-12.
Sharifi, S., Galiullina Leisan Faritovna, & Azarpour, A. (2018). Photophysical and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Azophloxine in Reverse Micelles. Journal of Fluorescence, 28 (6), 1439-1450.
Nassajpour Isfahani, V., & Akhtarshenas, S. (2018). Measuring quantum discord using the most distinguishable steered states. Quantum Information Processing, 17 (10), 1-16.
Shahbeigi, F., & Akhtarshenas, S. (2018). Quantumness of quantum channels. Physical Review A, 98 (4), 1-7.
Ghorbani, T., Kompany, A., M. M. Bagheri-mohagheghi, & Ebrahimizadeh Abrishami, M. (2018). High temperature electrical conductivity and electrochemical investigation of La2-xSrxCoO4 nanoparticles for IT-SOFC cathode. Ceramics International, 44 (17), 21238-21248.
Shemshadi, M., & Akhtarshenas, S. (2018). Quantum Fisher information matrix for unitary processes: closed relation for SU(2). Quantum Information Processing, 17 (341), 1-15.
A. Mogulkoc, Y. Mogulkoc, Modarresi, M., & B. Alkan (2018). Electronic structure and optical properties of novel monolayer gallium nitride and boron phosphide heterobilayers. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20 (1), 28124-28133.
Khayatiyan, S., Kompany, A., Shahtahmassebi, N., & Ali Khorsand Zak (2018). Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance of Al-Doped ZnO NPs-Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite for Removing of Methyl Orange Dye from Water Under Visible-Light Irradiation. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 28 (6), 2677-2688.
Ghanbari, R., Ghorbani, S., Arabi, H., & Javad Foroughi (2018). The Charge Transport Mechanisms in Conducting Polymer Polypyrrole Films and Fibers. Materials Research Express, 5 (10), 105801-105801.
Taheri, H., Azam Kardan, & Hadizadeh Yazdi, M. (2018). Normal Deformed Structures in Hafnium Isotopes. Physical Review C, 98 (5), 54313-54321.
Nazari, E., & Roshan, M. (2018). Post-Newtonian Magnetohydrodynamics. Astrophysical Journal, 868 (98), 1-14.
Norouzi, S., Shahtahmassebi, N., Behdani, M., & Rezaee Roknabadi, M. (2018). High piezoelectricity in the buckled V-structure monolayers of group III-V: An Ab initio calculation. Physica E, 102 (1), 88-94.
Sara Abdollahi, Mahdieh Dayyani, Hoseinian Azghadi, E., Miri Hakimabad, S., & Rafat Motavali, L. (2018). A revised dosimetric characterization of 60Co BEBIG source: From single-source data to clinical dose distribution. Brachytherapy, 17 (6), 1011-1022.
Azad, N., Arabi, H., Ghorbani, S., & Davoodi, A. (2018). The effect of gelatin as a chelating agent on the synthesis and characterization of LiMn2O4 nanopowders prepared via sol–gel method. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 88 (2), 465-473.
Roozehdar Mogaddam, R., Naser Sepehri Javan, Javidan, K., & Hosein Mohammadzadeh (2018). Perturbative approach to the self-focusing of intense X-ray laser beam propagating in thermal quantum plasma. Physics of Plasmas, 25 (11), 112104-112110.
Saberi Fathi, S. (2018). An inversion formula for the transport equation in ℝ3 using complex analysis in several variables. Journal of Inverse and Ill-Posed Problems, 0 (0), 0-0.
Seyedeh Mehri Hamidi, Alireza Mosivand, Mina Mahboubi, Arabi, H., Azad, N., & Jamal, M. (2018). New generation of α-MnO2 nanowires @PDMS composite as a hydrogen gas sensor. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, 124 (3), 0-0.

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Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

Phone: +985138804100

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