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Cui-Zu Chang

Cui-Zu Chang

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  • Assistant Professor of Physics
314 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Email: cxc955 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 863-9860


  1. Ph.D. in Physics, Tsinghua University, 2013
  2. B.S. in Optical Engineering, Shandong University, 2007

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Young Scientist Prize in the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter
  • 2013 Switzerland Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award

Selected Publications

(A complete list is available at Google Scholar.)

  1. "Observation of the Quantum Anomalous Hall Insulator to Anderson Insulator Quantum Phase Transition and its Scaling Behavior," C.-Z. Chang, et al., Physical Review Letters 117, 126802 (2016).
  2. "Band engineering of Dirac surface states in topological-insulator-based van der Waals heterostructures," C.-Z. Chang, et al., Physical Review Letters 115, 136801 (2015).
  3. "High-precision realization of robust quantum anomalous Hall state in a hard ferromagnetic topological insulator," C.-Z. Chang, W. Zhao, et al., Nature Materials 14, 473-477 (2015).
  4. "Zero-field dissipationless chiral edge transport and the nature of dissipation in the quantum anomalous Hall state," C.-Z. Chang, W. Zhao, et al., Physical Review Letters 115, 057206 (2015).
  5. "Simultaneous electrical-field-effect modulation of both top and bottom Dirac surface states of epitaxial thin films of three-dimensional topological insulators," C.-Z. Chang, et al., Nano Letters 15, 1090-1094 (2015)
  6. "Chemical-potential-dependent gap opening at the Dirac surface states of Bi2Se3 Induced by aggregated substitutional Cr atoms," C.-Z. Chang, et al., Physical Review Letters 112, 056801 (2014).
  7. "Experimental observation of the quantum anomalous Hall effect in a magnetic topological insulator," C.-Z. Chang et al., Science 340, 167-170 (2013).
  8. "Thin films of magnetically doped topological insulator with carrier‐independent long-range ferromagnetic order," C.-Z. Chang et al., Advanced Materials 25, 1065-1070 (2013)
  9. "Topology-driven magnetic quantum phase transition in topological insulators," J. Zhang, C.-Z. Chang, et al., Science 339, 1582-1586 (2013).
  10. "Crossover of the three-dimensional topological insulator Bi2Se3 to the two-dimensional limit," Y Zhang, K He, C.-Z Chang, et al, Nature Physics 6, 584-588 (2010).

Research Interests

  • Topological insulator(TI) and Quantum anomalous Hall effect(QAHE) related research at low dimensions

  • Interface superconductivity

  • MBE of “thin film”, “heterostructure” and “superlattice”

  • Novel quantum phase in emerging quantum materials 

  • Magnetic and Superconductive tunneling junctions

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