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Jiandi Zhang

Associate Professor of Physics


  Department of Physics

  Florida International University 

CP 223, University Park

 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199

 Telephone: (305) 348-3956

 Fax: (305) 348-6700



Research Interest


Selected Publications



         Dr. Zhang  received B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from the Nanjing University of Science and Technology  in 1982 and the Chinese Academy of Science in 1986, respectively. He was on the faculty of Shanghai Jiao Tong University between 1986 and 1989. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Syracuse University in 1994. He spent 3 years as a postdoctal fellow at Oak Ridge National laboratory/the University of Tennessee  prior to joining the FIU faculty in 1998.

Research Interest        

         Dr. Zhang main research interest is in exploring novel properties of complex materials like transition-metal oxides by the effects of reduced dimensionality and broken symmetry, with emphasis on the intimate coupling among charge, lattice, orbital, and spin degrees of freedom. 


         NSF CAREER Award-----2004

         FIU  Excellence in Research Award ---2003

         FIU Art & Science Summer Research Award --- 2003

         Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Sigma Xi Society --- 1994

Major Off-Campus Collaboration

         Surface Science Group, Department of Physics, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

         Correlated Electron Materials Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

         Correlated Electron Research Center, Japan

         Neutron Scattering Group, Department of Physics, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

         Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

         Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science

         Department of Physics, Boston College

Selected Publications

         Manifestations of Broken Symmetry: The Surface Phases of Ca2-xSrxRuO4 (with R. Moore,V. B. Nascimento, J. Rundgren, R. Jin, D. Mandrus, and E. W. Plummer), Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 066102 (2008)

         A Surface-Tailored, Purely Electronic, Mott Metal-to-Insulator Transition (with R. Moore, V. B. Nascimento, R. Jin, Jiandong Guo, G.T. Wang, Z. Fang, D. Mandrus, and E.W. Plummer), Science 318, 615 (2007).

         Magnons in Ferromagentci Metallic Manganites (with F. Ye, Hao Sha, Pengcheng Dai, J.A. Fernandez-Beca, and E.W. Plummer), J. Phys. Condens. Matter 19, 315204 (2007).

         Dopant-Induced Nanoscale Electronic Inhomogeneities in Ca2-xSrxRuO4 (with Ismail, R. G. Moore, S.-C. Wang, H. Ding, R. Jin, D. Mandrus, and E.W. Plummer), Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 066401 (2006).

         Evolution of Spin-Wave Excitations in Ferromagnetic Metallic Manganites, (with F. Ye, P. Dai, J.A. Fernandez-Baca, J.W. Lynn, H. Kawano-Furukawa, Y. Tomioka, and Y. Tokura), Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 047204 (2006).

         ARPES study of the Electronic Structure Evolution in Ca2-xSrxRuO4 (with S.-C. Wang, H. –B. Yang, A. Sekharan, H. Ding, C.X. Lu, Jiandi Zhang, Rongying Jin, D.G. Mandrus, and E.W. Plummer), Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 177007 (2004).

         Nanoscale Polarization Manipulation and Conductance Switching in Ultra Thin Films of a Ferroelectric Copolymer (with Hongwei Qu, T. Garcia, W. Yao, S. Ducharme, P. A. Dowben, A. V. Sorokin, and V. M. Fridkin),  Appl. Phys. Lett., 82, 4322 (2003).

         Surfaces: A Playground for Physics with Broken Symmetry in Reduced Dimensionality (with E. W. Plummer, R. Matzdorf, A. V. Melechko, J. Pierce, Surf. Sci. 500, 1-27 (2002).

         Jahn-Teller Phonon Anomaly and Dynamic Phase Fluctuations in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 (with P. Dai, J.A. Fernadez-Baca, E.W. Plummer, Y. Tomioka, and Y. Tokura), Phy. Rev. Lett. 86, 3823 (2001).

         The Next Twenty Five Years of Surface Physics (with E. W. Plummer, Ismail, R. Matzdorf, and A. V. Melechko),  Progress in Surface Science 67, 17 (2001).

         Ferromagnetism Stabilizedby Lattice Distortion at the Surface of the p-wave Superconductor:Sr2RuO4 (with R. Matzdorf, Z. Fang, Ismail, T. Kimura, Y. Tokura, K. Terakura, and E.W. Plummer), Science 289,746 (2000).

         How Defects Rule the Condensation of a Charge Density Wave: An atomic View (with H. H. Weitering, J. M. Carpinelli, A. V. Melechko, M. Bartkowiak, and E. W. Plummer), Science 285, 2107 (1999).

         Experimental Evidence for the Dynamic Jahn-Teller Effect in La0.65Ca0.35MnO3 (with P. Dai, H. A. Mook, S. -H. Liou, P. A. Dowben, and E. W. Plummer), Phys. Rev. B 54, R3694 (1996).

Selected Talks and Lectures

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