Antia Sanchez Botana

Assistant Professor
TEMPE Campus


Antia Botana is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics. Prior to joining ASU, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Argonne National Lab and at the University of California, Davis. Her research employs density functional theory to direct the computational design of materials with novel functionalities. She works on topics ranging from superconductivity to frustrated magnetism, thermoelectricity, and confinement effects in nanostructures.


Ph.D. Physics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain 

Research Interests

Theoretical and computational condensed matter physics, electronic structure, density functional theory, ab initio molecular dynamics, strongly correlated electron systems, oxide heterostructures, magnetic properties, phase transitions, spin-orbit coupling effects, thermoelectricity, high temperature superconductivity, quantum magnetism. 


  • A. S. Botana and M. R. Norman. Layered palladates and their relation to nickelates and cuprates.  arXiv:1807.05046 

  • N. J. Ghimire, A. S. Botana, J. S. Jiang, J. Zhang, Y. S. Chen, J. F. Mitchell “Large anomalous Hall effect in the chiral-lattice antiferromagnet CoNb3S6”, Nature Communications 9, 1 (2018). Editor's highlight
  • N. J. Ghimire, Mojammel A. Khan, A. S. Botana, J. S. Jiang, and J. F. Mitchell Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 081201(R) (2018). Editor's suggestion

  • A. J. E. Rettie, C. D. Malliakas, A. S. Botana, J. M. Hodges, F. Han, R. Huang and M. Kanatzidis “Ag2Se to KAg3Se2: Suppressing OrderDisorder Transitions via Reduced Dimensionality”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 140, 9193 (2018).  
  • A. S. Botana, H. Zheng, S. H. Lapidus, J. F. Mitchell, M. R. Norman “Averievite: a copper oxide kagome antiferromagnet”, Physical Review B 140, 9193 (2018). 
  • F. Han, D. Wang, Y. Wang, N. Li, J. K. Bao, B. Li, A. S. Botana, Y. Xiao, P. Chow, et al. “Spin quenching assisted by a strongly anisotropic compression behavior in MnP ”, New Journal of Physics 20, 023012 (2018). 
  • Junjie Zhang, A. S. Botana, J. W. Freeland, D. Phelan, Hong Zheng, V. Pardo, M. R. Norman, J. F. Mitchell “Mimicking cuprates: large orbital polarization in a metallic square-planar nickelate”, Nature Physics 13, 864 (2017).  Highlighted by U.S. DOE and Argonne National Laboratory. 
  • Antia S. Botana, Victor Pardo and Michael R. Norman “Electron doped layered nickelates: spanning the phase diagram of the cuprates”, Physical Review Materials 1, 021801(R) (2017). Editor’s suggestion
  • A. Rettie, M. Sturza, C. Malliakas, A. S. Botana, D. Y. Chung, M. G. Kanatzidis “Copper vacancies and heavy holes in the two-dimensional semiconductor KCu3−xSe2”, Chemistry of Materials 29, 6114 (2017).
  • J. Xu, N. J. Ghimire, J. S. Jiang, A. S. Botana, Z. L. Xiao, Y. L. Wang, Y. Hao, J. E. Pearson, and W. K. Kwok “Origin of the Extremely Large Magnetoresistance in the Semimetal YSb” Physical Review B 96, 075159 (2017).
  • F. Han, J. Xu, A. S. Botana, Z. L. Xiao, Y. L. Wang, W. G. Yang, D. Y. Chung, M. G. Kanatzidis, M. R. Norman, G. W. Crabtree, and W. K. Kwok “Separation of electron and hole dynamics in the semimetal LaSb” Physical Review B 96, 125112 (2017). 
  • Antia S. Botana, Victor Pardo, and Warren E. Pickett “All-3d electron-hole bilayers in CrN/MgO (111) multilayers for thermoelectric applications”, Physical Review Applied 7, 024002 (2017). 
  • Antia S. Botana, and Michael R. Norman “Electronic structure of CuTeO4 and its relationship to cuprates”, Physical Review B 95, 115123 (2017)
  • Antia S. Botana, Victor Pardo, Warren E. Pickett and Michael R. Norman “Charge ordering in Ni1+/Ni2+ nickelates: La4Ni3O8 and La3Ni2O6”, Physical Review B 94, 081105(R) (2016).
  • N. J. Ghimire, A. S. Botana, D. Phelan, H. Zheng, J.F. Mitchell “Magnetotransport of single crystalline YSb”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 28, 235601 (2016). 
  • Antia S. Botana, Victor Pardo and Warren E. Pickett “Nitride Multilayers as a Platform for Par- allel Two-Dimensional Electron-Hole Gases: MgO/ScN(111)”, Physical Review B 93, 085125 (2016).
  • Antia S. Botana, Yundi Quan and Warren E. Pickett “Disturbing the dimers: Electron and hole doping in the intermetallic insulator FeGa3”, Physical Review B 92, 155134 (2015). 
  • Antia S. Botana and Warren E. Pickett “Dielectric Response of Electron-doped Ionic Superconductor LixZrNCl”, Physical Review B 90, 125145 (2014). Editor’s suggestion. 
  • V. Pardo, A. S. Botana and D. Baldomir, “Charge ordering at the interface in (LaMnO3)2n/ (SrMnO3)n superlattices as the origin of their insulating state”, Applied Physics Letters 104,  081602 (2014). 
  • Victor Pardo, Antia S. Botana, and Daniel Baldomir, “Strain effects to optimize the thermoelectric properties of hole-doped La2NiO4+δ via ab initio calculations”, Physical Review B 87, 125148 (2013). 
  • Antia S. Botana, Victor Pardo, Daniel Baldomir and Peter Blaha, “Conducting states caused by a surface electric dipole in CrN(001) very thin films”, Physical Review B 87, 075114 (2013). 
  • Victor Pardo, Antia S. Botana, and Daniel Baldomir, “Enhanced thermoelectric response of hole-doped La2NiO4+δ from ab initio calculations”, Physical Review B 86, 165114 (2012). 
  • Carlos Martinez-Boubeta, Antia S. Botana, Victor Pardo, Daniel Baldomir, Aldrin Antony, Joan Bertomeu, Josep M. Rebled, Lluis Lopez-Conesa, Sonia Estrade, and Francesca Peiro, “Heteroepitaxial growth of MgO(111) thin films on Al2O3(0001): Evidence of a wurtzite to rocksalt transformation”, Physical Review B 86, 041407(R) (2012). 
  • A. S. Botana, F. Tran, V. Pardo, D. Baldomir, and P. Blaha, “Electronic structure of CrN: A comparison between different exchange-correlation potentials”, Physical Review B 85, 235118  (2012). 
  • P. L. Bach, V. Leboran, V. Pardo, A. S. Botana, D. Baldomir and F. Rivadulla “Tuning the thermoelectric properties of SrTiO3 by controlled oxygen doping” arxiv 1211.1615 (2012). 
  • A. S. Botana, V. Pardo, D. Baldomir, A. V. Ushakov, and D. I. Khomskii, “Electronic structure of V4O7: Charge ordering, metal-insulator transition, and magnetism”, Physical Review B 84, 115138 (2011). 
  • A. S. Botana, P. M. Botta, C. de la Calle, A. Pineiro, V. Pardo, D. Baldomir and J. A. Alonso, “Non-one-dimensional behavior in charge-ordered structurally quasi-one-dimensional Sr6Co5O15”, Physical Review B 83, 184420 (2011). 
  • A. Pineiro, A. S. Botana, V. Pardo, J. Botana, M. Pereiro, D. Baldomir and J. E. Arias, “Effects of applied pressure in ZnV2O4 and evidence for a dimerized structure ”, Journal of Applied Physics 109, 07E158 (2011). 
  • A. S. Botana, P. M. Botta, C. de la Calle, A. Pineiro, V. Pardo, J. Botana, M. Pereiro, D. Baldomir, J. A. Alonso, and J. E. Arias, “Electronic structure analysis of the quasi-one-dimensional oxide Sr6Co5O15 within the LDA+U method”, Journal of Applied Physics 109, 07E114 (2011). 
  •  A. Pineiro, A. S. Botana, V. Pardo, and D. Baldomir, “Fermiology and magnetism in weak itinerant ferromagnet CoS2: an ab initio study”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 22, 505602 (2010).


Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
PHY 582 Quantum Theory of Solids II
PHY 792 Research
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research