General Lab Information

Igor Zaliznyak

Educational Background

  • M. S. in Physics (1988), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Ph. D. in Physics (1993), P. Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems, Moscow, Russia.
  • Thesis title: Experimental studies of static and dynamical magnetism in quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnets.
  • Thesis supervisors: L. A. Prozorova and L.-P. Regnault

Professional Experience

  • Physicist, 2004 - present; Associate Physicist, 2001 - 2004, Assistant Physicist, 1999 - 2001, Neutron Scattering Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973-5000
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1996-1999, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Visiting researcher, 11/1995-01/1996; 08/1994-09/1995, Laboratoire de Magnetisme et Diffraction des Neutrons, SPSMS/DRFMC, CENGrenoble, France
  • Scientist, 1995 -1999; Junior Scientist, 1993 -1995, P. Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems, Moscow, Russia.
  • Visiting graduate researcher, 12/1991 - 06/1993, Laboratoire de Magnetisme et Diffraction des Neutrons, SPSMS/DRFMC, CEN- Grenoble, France

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Steering Committee for the US-Japan Cooperative Research Program on Neutron Scattering
  • Principal Investigator and the Executive Committee Chair of the Hybrid Spectrometer Instrument Development Team
  • Member of the Science Review Committee for the ORNL Neutron Sciences Directorate
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the NIST NCNR User Group (NUG)
  • Chair of the BNL Condensed Matter and Materials Science Seminars Committee
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 2016 American Conference on Neutron Scattering
  • Past Chair of the Executive Committee of the SNS-HFIR User Group (SHUG)
  • Co-organizer, SNS-HFIR User Group meeting
  • Co-organizer, Workshop on Polarized Inelastic Neutron Scattering
  • Scientific Coordinator, International Workshop on Frustrated Magnetism
  • Member, Solid State Future Planning Committee, BNL
  • Editorial Board member, International Journal Phase Transitions
  • Review panel member for the DOE and the National Science Foundation
  • Referee for PNAS, Science, Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review, Scientific Reports, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Statistical Mechanics, Basic Energy Sciences Division of the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, the Research Corporation.
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS), Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA)

Honors & Awards

  • Presidential fellowship for outstanding young researcher, Moscow, Russia, 1993-1995.
  • "Red" diploma of excellence, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, 1988.
  • Fellowship for outstanding undergraduate students, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, 1985-1988.


  • L.S. Wu, W. J. Gannon, I. A. Zaliznyak, A. T. Tsvelik, , M. Brockmann, J.-S. Caux, M. S. Kim, Y. Qiu, J. R. D. Copley, G. Ehlers, A. Podlesnyak, M. C. Aronson. Orbital-Exchange and Fractional Quantum Number Excitations in an f-electron Metal Yb2Pt2Pb. Science 352, 1206 (2016).
  • I. A. Zaliznyak, A. T. Savici, M. Lumsden, A. M. Tsvelik, R. Hu, C. Petrovic. Spin liquid polymorphism in a correlated electron system on the threshold of superconductivity. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 112(33), 10316-10320 (2015).
  • I. A. Zaliznyak, J. M. Tranquada, Neutron Scattering and Its Application to Strongly Correlated Systems, in Strongly Correlated Systems: Experimental Techniques. Editors: A. Avella and F. Mancini. Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences Vol. 180, pp. 205-235 (2015).
  • D. Fobes, I. A. Zaliznyak, Z. Xu, R. Zhong, G. Gu, John M. Tranquada, L. Harriger, D. Singh, V. O. Garlea, M. Lumsden, B. Winn. Ferro-orbital ordering transition in iron telluride F1+yTe. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 187202 (2014).
  • J. M. Tranquada, G. Xu, Igor A. Zaliznyak, Superconductivity, Antiferromagnetism, and Neutron Scattering, J. Magn. Mag. Mater. 350, 148 (2014).
  • G. Simutis, S. Gvasaliya, M. Mansson, A. L. Chernyshev, A. Mohan, S. Singh, C. Hess, A. T. Savici, A. I. Kolesnikov, A. Piovano, T. Perring, I. Zaliznyak, B. Büchner, A. Zheludev, Spin Pseudogap in Ni-Doped SrCuO2 , Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 067204 (2013).
  • I. A. Zaliznyak, Z. J. Xu, J. S. Wen, J. M. Tranquada, G. D. Gu, V. Solovyov, V. N. Glazkov, A. I. Zheludev, V. O. Garlea, M. B. Stone, Continuous magnetic and structural phase transitions in Fe1+yTe, Phys. Rev. B 85, 085105 (2012).
  • Q. Jie, R. Hu, E. Bozin, A. Llobet, I. Zaliznyak, C. Petrovic, Q. Li, Electronic thermoelectric power factor and metal-insulator transition in FeSb2, Phys. Rev. B 86, 115121 (2012).
  • I. A. Zaliznyak, Z. Xu, J. M. Tranquada, G. Gu, A. M. Tsvelik, M.
    B. Stone, Unconventional temperature enhanced magnetism in iron telluride, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 216403 (2011).
  • I. A. Zaliznyak, A. T. Savici, V. O. Garlea, Rongwei Hu, C. Petrovic, Absence of localized-spin magnetism in the narrow-gap semiconductor FeSb2, arXiv:0911.5699, Phys. Rev. B 83, 184414 (2011).
  • Liyuan Zhang, Yan Zhang, Jorge Camacho, Maxim Khodas, and Igor Zaliznyak, The experimental observation of quantum Hall effect of l=3 chiral quasiparticles in trilayer graphene, arXiv:1103.6023; doi:10.1038/nphys2104 Nature Physics 7, 953
  • Liyuan Zhang, Yan Zhang, M. Khodas, T. Valla, and I. A. Zaliznyak , Metal to Insulator Transition on the N=0 Landau Level in Graphene, arXiv:1003.2738, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 046804 (2010).
  • M. Khodas , I. A. Zaliznyak and D. E. Kharzeev, Spin-polarized transport through a domain wall in magnetized graphene, arXiv:0904.1248, Phys. Rev. B 80, 125428 (2009).
  • L. 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, arXiv:0904.1996 (2009), Phys. Rev. B 80, 241412 (2009).
  • A. C. Walters, T. G. Perring, J.-S. Caux , A. T. Savici, G. D. Gu, C.-C. Lee, W. Ku and I. A. Zaliznyak, Effect of covalent bonding on magnetism and the missing neutron intensity in copper oxide compounds, arXiv:0812.5007, Nature Physics 5, 867 (2009).
  • N. Sakiyama, I. A. Zaliznyak, S. -H. Lee, Y. Mitsui, H. Yoshizawa, Short-range Charge and Spin Superstructures in Doped Layered Co Perovskites, arXiv:0808.0021, Phys. Rev. B 78, 109842(R) (2008).
  • I. A. Zaliznyak, Spin Structures and Spin Wave Excitations, in Handbook for Magnetism and Advanced Magnetic Materials, Ed. H. Kronmuller and S. Parkin, ISBN-13: 978-0470022177, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., UK (2007).
  • M. B. Stone, I. A. Zaliznyak, T. Hong, C. L. Broholm, D. H. Reich, Quasiparticle breakdown in a quantum spin liquid, Nature, 440, 187 (2006).
  • I. A. Zaliznyak, A glimpse of a Luttinger liquid, Nature Materials 4, 273 (2005).
  • I. A. Zaliznyak and S.-H. Lee, Magnetic Neutron Scattering, in Modern Techniques for Characterizing Magnetic Materials, Ed. Y. Zhu, ISBN 14020-8007-7, Springer, Hidelberg , New York (2005).
  • I. Zaliznyak, V. Ghosh, S. M. Shapiro, L. Passell, Polarized beam operation of the Hybrid Spectrometer at the pulsed Spallation Neutron Source, Physica B 356, 150-155 (2005).