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Zhongkai Liu

Assistant Professor

Email: liuzhk@shanghaitech.edu.cn
My research interest is to use the tool of Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy to study advanced quantum materials.

B.S. 2006/6 Tsinghua University Physics
Ph.D. 2014/6 Stanford University Physics
  Work Experience  
Postdoctoral Research Assistant 2014.06-2015.07 Diamond Light Source, UK
  Research Interest  
My research interest is to study the electronic structure of advanced quantum materials. Some of the recent research topics are:
1. Novel electronic structure of the materials with topology, including topological insulators and topological semimetals.
2. Pairing mechanism and strong correlations in unconventional iron-based superconductors.
I am also interested in the development of next-generation ARPES tool to explore additional degree of freedom of electrons and understand complex emergent behavior in condensed matter systems.
Thousand Youth Talents Plan, China 2015

1. “Discovery of a Three-Dimensional Topological Dirac Semimetal, Na3Bi”, Z. K. Liu, B. Zhou, Y. Zhang, Z. J. Wang, H. M. Weng, D. Prabhakaran, S.-K. Mo, Z. X. Shen, Z. Fang, X. Dai, Z. Hussain, Y. L. Chen, Science, 343, 864 (2014).

2. "A Stable Three-dimensional Topological Dirac Semimetal Cd3As2", Z. K. Liu, J. Jiang, B. Zhou, Z. J. Wang, Y. Zhang, H. M. Weng, D. Prabhakaran, S. -K. Mo, H. Peng, P. Dudin, T. Kim, M. Hoesch, Z. Fang, X. Dai, Z. X. Shen, D. L. Feng, Z. Hussain, Y. L. Chen, Nature Materials, 13, 677–681 (2014).

3. “Measurement of Coherent Polarons in the Strongly Coupled Antiferromagnetically Ordered Iron-Chalcogenide Fe1.02Te using Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy”, Z. K. Liu, R.-H. He, D. H. Lu, M. Yi, Y. L. Chen, M. Hashimoto, R. G. Moore, S.-K. Mo, J. Hu, T. J. Liu, Z. Q. Mao, T. P. Devereaux, Z. Hussain, and Z.-X. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 037003 (2013).

4. “Discovery of a Single Topological Dirac Fermion in a Strong Inversion Asymmetric Compound BiTeCl”,  Y. L. Chen, M. Kanou, Z. K. Liu, H. J. Zhang, J. A. Sobota, D. Leuenberger, S. K. Mo, B. Zhou, S.-L. Yang, P. S. Kirchmann, D. H. Lu, R. G. Moore, Z. Hussain, Z. X. Shen, X. L. Qi and T. Sasagawa, Nature Physics 9, 704–708 (2013).

5. “Single Dirac Cone Topological Surface State and Unusual Thermoelectric Property of Compounds from a New Topological Insulator Family”, Y. L. Chen, Z. K. Liu, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, H. J. Zhang, B. H. Yan, S.-K. Mo, R. G. Moore, D. H. Lu, I. R. Fisher, S. C. Zhang, Z. Hussain, and Z.-X. Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 266401 (2010).

6. “Massive Dirac Fermion on the Surface of a magnetically doped Topological Insulator”, Y. L. Chen, J. H. Chu, J. G. Analytis, Z. K. Liu, K. Igarashi, H.-H. Kuo, X. L. Qi, S.-K. Mo, R.G. Moore, D. H. Lu, M. Hashimoto, T. Sasagawa, S. C. Zhang, I. R. Fisher, Z. Hussain and Z.-X. Shen, Science 329, 659 (2010).

7. ”Experimental Realization of a Three Dimensional Topological Insulator, Bi2Te3”, Y. L. Chen, J. G. Analytis, J. H. Chu, Z. K. Liu, S.-K. Mo, X. L. Qi, H. J.  Zhang, D.H. Lu, X. Dai, Z. Fang, S. C. Zhang, I. R. Fisher, Z. Hussain and Z.-X. Shen, Science 325, 178 (2009).