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Office Location: ETC 9.140

Jianshi Zhou

Research Professor

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Dr. Zhou’s research interests focus on design and synthesis of new electronic materials including superconductors, spintronic/orbitronic materials, thermoelectric materials, multiferroic materials and magnetoresistive materials. He has emphasized relationship between crystal structure and physical properties of transition-metal oxides. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Zhou has established several important facilities in the Texas Materials Institute for the materials synthesis and characterization which include single-crystal growth with the floating zone method, high-precision crystal orientation, and high-pressure synthesis. He has also developed many setups to measure transport and magnetic properties and to determine the crystal structure under pressure. High pressure becomes an important tuning parameter in his materials research.

Selected Publications
  1. J.-S. Zhou and J.B. Goodenough, "Intrinsic structural distortion in orthorhombic perovskite oxides", Phys. Rev. B, Vol. 77, (2008), pp. 132104
  2. Zhou, J.-S., Alonso, J.A., Pomjakushin, V., Goodenough,J.B., Ren, Y., Yan, J.-Q., Cheng, J.-G., , "Intrinsic structural distortion and superexchange interaction in the orthorhombic rare-earth perovskites RCrO3", Physical Review B, Vol. 81, (2010), pp. 2141151 - 2141155
  3. J.-S. Zhou, J. A. Alonso, A. Muon˜z, M. T. Ferna´ndez-Dı´az, and J. B. Goodenough, "Magnetic Structure of LaCrO3 Perovskite under High Pressure fromIn Situ Neutron Diffraction", Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105, (2011), pp. 57201_0 - 57201_3
  4. C.-Q. Jin, J.-S. Zhou, J.B. Goodenough, Q.Q. Liu, J.G. Zhao, L.X. Yang, Y. Yu, R.C. Yu, T. Katsura, A. Shatskiy, and E. Ito, "High-pressure synthesis of the cubic perovskite BaRuO3 and evolution of ferromagnetism in ARuO3 (A=Ca, Sr,Ba) ruthenates", PNAS, Vol. 105, (2008), pp. 7115-7119
  5. J.-S. Zhou, Y. Uwatoko, K. Matsubayashi, and J.B. Goodenough, "Breakdown of magnetic order in Mott insulators with frustrated superexchange interaction", Phys. Rev. B, Vol. 78, (2008), pp. 220402
Most Recent Publications
  1. L. G. Marshall,1 J.-G. Cheng,1 J.-S. Zhou,1,* J. B. Goodenough,1 J.-Q. Yan,2,3 and D. G. Mandrus2,3, "Magnetic coupling between Sm3+ and the canted spin in an antiferromagnetic SmFeO3 single crystal," Physical Review B, Vol. 86, (2012), pp. 64417
  2. J.-G. Cheng,1 J.-S. Zhou,1,* Z. Hu,2,† M. R. Suchomel,3 Y. Y. Chin,2 C. Y. Kuo,2 H.-J. Lin,4 J. M. Chen,4 D.W. Pi,4 C. T. Chen,4 T. Takami,5 L. H. Tjeng,2 and J. B. Goodenough1, "Spin-state transition in Ba2Co9O14," Physical Review B, Vol. 85, (2012), pp. 94424
  3. J.-G. Cheng,1 J.-S. Zhou,1,* J. B. Goodenough,1 and C.-Q. Jin2, "Critical behavior of ferromagnetic perovskite ruthenates," Physical Review B, Vol. 85, (2012), pp. 184430
  4. J.-G. Cheng,1 J.-S. Zhou,1,* J. B. Goodenough,1 H. D. Zhou,2 K. Matsubayashi,3 Y. Uwatoko,3 P. P. Kong,4 C. Q. Jin,4 W. G. Yang,5 and G.Y. Shen5, "Pressure Effect on the Structural Transition and Suppression of the High-Spin State in the Triple-Layer T0-La4Ni3O8," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 108, (2012), pp. 236403
  5. H. D. Zhou,1,* J. G. Cheng,2 A. M. Hallas,3 C. R. Wiebe,1,3,4 G. Li,1 L. Balicas,1 J. S. Zhou,2 J. B. Goodenough,2 J. S. Gardner,5,6 and E. S. Choi1, "Chemical Pressure Effects on Pyrochlore Spin Ice," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 108, (2012), pp. 207206
  6. A. Oleaga,1,* A. Salazar,1 D. Prabhakaran,2 J.-G. Cheng,3 and J.-S. Zhou3, "Critical behavior of the paramagnetic to antiferromagnetic transition in orthorhombic and hexagonal phases of RMnO3 (R = Sm, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Y)," Physical Review B, Vol. 85, (2012), pp. 184425
  7. Y. Ren,1 J.-Q. Yan,2,3,4 J.-S. Zhou,5 J. B. Goodenough,5 J. D. Jorgensen,6 S. Short,6 H. Kim,7,8 Th. Proffen,7,9 S. Chang,10 and R. J. McQueeney10, "Spin-state transitions in PrCoO3 studied with neutron powder diffraction," Physical Review B, Vol. 84, (2011), pp. 214409
  8. J.-S. Zhou a,*, J.A. Alonso b, J.T. Han a, M.T. Ferna´ndez-Dı´az c, J.-G. Cheng a, J.B. Goodenough a, "Jahn–Teller distortion in perovskite KCuF3 under high pressure," Journal Of Fluorine Chemistry, Vol. 132, (2011), pp. 1117-1121
  9. J.-Q. Yan,1,* J.-S. Zhou,2 J. G. Cheng,2 J. B. Goodenough,2 Y. Ren,3 A. Llobet,4 and R. J. McQueeney1,5, Physical Review B, Vol. 84, (2011), pp. 214405
  10. J. G. Cheng,1 G. Li,2 L. Balicas,2 J. S. Zhou,1 J. B. Goodenough,1 Cenke Xu,3 and H. D. Zhou2,*, "High-Pressure Sequence of Ba3NiSb2O9 Structural Phases: New S = 1 Quantum Spin Liquids Based on Ni2+," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 107, (2011), pp. 197204