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Liyuan Zhang (张立源)

Liyuan Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, New York 11973-5000
(631) 344-8168


  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, School of Physics, Ph.D. in Physics, 2007
    Dissertation Title: “Spin transport through nanometer-scale Al grains and single dielectric relaxation in BST nanoparticles at low temperatures.” 
    Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dragomir Davidovic.
  • Beijing Free Electron Laser Lab (BFEL), Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, P.R. China, M.S. in Applied Physics, 2001
    Dissertation Title: “The near-field infared scanning microscopy based on BFEL.”
    Thesis Advisor: Prof. Yonggui Li
  • Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Machine (CIOM), Changchun, P.R. China, B.S. in Applied Optics, 1997
    Senior thesis Title: “Multiplexing silicon controlled rectifier burst mode YAG solid laser power supply.”
    Thesis Advisor: Prof. Yunfeng Ding


  •  2008 - present, Research Associate, Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science,
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
  • 2002 - 2007, Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • 1998 - 2001, Graduate Assistant, Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China
  • 1995 - 1997, Undergraduate Assistant, Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Machine (CIOM), Changchun, P.R. China

Selected publications:

  1. G. Nazin, Y. Zhang, L.Y. Zhang, E. Sutter and P. Sutter, "Visualization of charge transport through Landau levels in graphene", Nature Physics (2010)| doi:10.1038/nphys1745.
  2. L.Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, M. Khodas, T. Valla and I. A. Zaliznyak, "Metal to insulator transition on the N = 0 Landau level in graphene ", Physical Review Letters 105 (4), 046804, 2010.
  3. L.Y. Zhang, J. Camacho, H. Cao, Y. P. Chen, M. Khodas, D. Kharzeev, A. Tsvelik, T. Valla and I. A. Zaliznyak, "Breakdown of the N=0 Quantum Hall State in graphene: two insulating regimes", Editor’s suggestion, Rapid Communications: Physical Review B 80 (24) 241412, 2009. Highlighted in Virtual Journal of Nanoscience and Technology, Jan 11, 2010.
  4. L.S.Weng, L.Y. Zhang, Y. P. Chen, L. P. Rokhinson. "Atomic force microscope local oxidation nanolithography of graphene," Applied Physics letters 93 (9), 093107, 2008. Highlighted in Virtual Journal of Nanoscience and Technology, Sept 29, 2008.
  5. L.Y. Zhang, J. Zhou, Z.L. Wang, D. Davidovic. "A single electric relaxation time in Ba1-xSrxTiO3 nanoparticles at low temperatures, " Nanotechnology 18 (13), 135707, 2007
  6. C.G. Hu, H. Liu, C.S. Lao, L.Y. Zhang, D. Davidovic, Z.L. Wang. "Size-manipulable synthesis of single-crystalline BaMnO3 and BaTi1/2Mn1/2O3 nanorods/nanowires." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110 (29), 14050, 2006
  7. Y.G. Wei, X.Y. Liu, L.Y. Zhang, D. Davidovic. "Mesoscopic resistance fluctuations in cobalt nanoparticle, " Physical Review Letters 96 (14), 146803, 2006.
  8. C.S. Lao, J. Liu, P.X. Gao, L.Y. Zhang, D. Davidovic, Z.L. Wang "ZnO nanobelt/nanowire Schottky diodes formed by dielectrophoresis alignment across Au electrodes. " Nano Letters 6 (2):263, 2006.
  9. L.Y. Zang, C.Y. Wang, Y.G. Wei, X.Y. Liu, D. Davidovic. "Spin-polarized electron transport through nanometer-scale Al grains," Rapid Communications: Physical Review B 72 (15) 155445, 2005. Highlighted in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 12, (5) 2005.
  10. L.Y. Zhang, Y.G. Li, Q. Wang. "Preparation of optical probes for scanning near-field infrared microscopy by etching method. "Acta Physica Sinica 50 (12): 2322, 2001.

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