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Qi Li

Qi Li

Main Content

  • Professor of Physics
317 Davey
Email: qil1 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 863-5347


Condensed Matter Physics
  • Experimental

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation ROW Award 1997
  • National Science Foundation Career Award 1998
  • Outstanding Young Scientist award, Chinese Natural Science Foundation 2006
  • Hsun Lee Research Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2007
  • Fellow of American Physical Society since 2007
  • Editorial board member, Acta Metallurgica Sinica
  • Editorial Board member, ISRN Condensed Matter Physics

Selected Publications

List of Publications on Research Group Page

  1. Su-Yang Xu, Nasser Alidoust, Ilya Belopolski, Anthony Richardella, Chang Liu, Madhab Neupane, Guang Bian, Song-Hsun Huang, Raman Sankar, Chen Fang, Brian Dellabetta, Wenqing Dai, Qi Li, Matthew J. Gilbert, Fangcheng Chou, Nitin Samarth, M. Zahid Hasan, Momentum-space imaging of Cooper pairing in a half-Dirac-gas topological superconductor”,  Nature Physics, 10, 943-950 (2014)

  2. Y. W. Yin, J. D. Burton, Y.-M. Kim, A. Y. Borisevich, S. J. Pennycook, S. M. Yang, T. W. Noh, A. Gruverman, X. G. Li, E. Y. Tsymbal, and Q. Li, “Enhanced tunnelling electroresistance effect due to a ferroelectrically induced phase transition at a magnetic complex oxide interface”,  Nature Materials 12, 397 (2013)
  3. Wenqing Dai, Qi Li, Ke Chen, and X.X. Xi, “Tunneling investigation of the electron scattering effect on the momentum-dependent energy gap distribution in MgB2”, J. Appl. Phys. 113, 083902 (2013).
  4. K. Chen, W. Dai, C. G. Zhuang, Qi Li, S. Carabello, J. G. Lambert, J. T. Mlack, R. C. Ramos, and X. X. Xi, “Momentum-dependent multiple gaps of MgB2 probed by electron tunnelling spectroscopy on MgB2/native oxide/Pb junctions“, Nature Communications. 3, 619 (2012)
  5. Y. W. Yin, M. Raju, W.J. Hu, X.J. Weng, K. Zou, J. Zhu, X.G. Li, Z.D. Zhang, Qi Li “Multiferroic tunnel junctions” FRONTIERS OF PHYSICS 7, 380 (2012) (Figure is on the cover)
  6. Joseph E. Brom, Yue Ke, Renzhong Du, Dongjin Won, Xiaojun Weng, Kalissa Andre, Jarod C. Gagnon, Suzanne E. Mohney, Qi Li, Ke Chen, X. X. Xi, and Joan M. Redwing “Structural and electrical properties of epitaxial Bi2Se3 thin films grown by hybrid physical-chemical vapor deposition” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 162110 (2012)
  7. Y. W. Yin, M. Raju, W. J. Hu, X. J. Weng, X. G. Li, and Q. Li, Coexistence of tunneling magnetoresistance and electroresistance at room temperature in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/(Ba, Sr)TiO3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 multiferroic tunnel junctions. J. Appl. Phys. 109, 07D915 (2011).
  8. H. B. Zhao, D. Talbayev, X. Ma, Y. H. Ren, A. Venimadhav, Qi Li, and G. Lüpke, Optical excitation of coherent spin precession via transient exchange field in La0.67Ca0.33MnO3, Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 207205 (2011).
  9. Ke Chen, C. G. Zhuang, Qi Li, Y. Zhu, P. M. Voyles, X. Weng, J. M. Redwing, R. K. Singh, A. W. Kleinsasser, and X. X. Xi, High-Jc MgB2 Josephson junctions with operating temperature up to 40 K, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 042506 (2010)
  10. H. Yang, Y. Liu,  C.G. Zhuang, J.R. Shi , Y.G. Yao, S. Massidda, M. Monni, Y. Jia, X.X. Xi, Qi Li, Z.K. Liu, Q. R. Feng, and H.H. Wen, Fully band-resolved scattering rate in MgB2 revealed by the nonlinear Hall effect and magnetoresistance measurements, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 067001 (2008).

Research Interests

  • Topological Insulator and Topological Superconductor Nanotubes
  • Magnetic Ferroelectric Tunnel Junctions, Nanoferronics and Spintronics
  • Two Dimensional Electron Gas at Insulating Metal Oxide Interfaces
  • Unconventional Superconductivity and strong electron correlation systems
  • Magneto-Transport in Quantum Material Thin Films and Nanostructures