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Zhongkai Liu

Assistant Professor

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My research interest is to use the tool of Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy to study advanced quantum materials.

  Education  
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.
  Awards  
Thousand Youth Talents Plan, China 2015
  Publications  

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).