Changfeng Chen, Dept of Phys, UNLV
Changfeng Chen

Professor of Physics

Department of Physics
Bigelow Physics Buliding, Room 225
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4002

Email: chen@physics.unlv.edu
Phone:(702) 895-4230
Fax: (702) 895-0804


Ph.D., Peking University, 1987; Postdoc and Research Associate, Iowa State (1987), UC Berkeley (1988-1989), University of Oregon (1989-1990); at UNLV since 1990.


Teaching:

PHY 180 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHY 421 - Electricity and Magnetism I
PHY 422 - Electricity and Magnetism II
PHY 412 - Modern Physics I
PHY 467 - Thermodynamics
PHY 707 - Condensed Matter Theory I
PHY 708 - Condensed Matter Theory II
PHY 728 - Application of Group Theory to Quantum Mechanics
PHY 731 - Statistical Physics I
PHY 732 - Statistical Physics II
PHY 777 - Advanced Special Problems
PHY 797 - Master Thesis
PHY 799 - Doctoral Dissertation


Research Group:

Postdocs/Research Associates:

Ki Ho Lee (1994-95); Present Position: Associate Professor, Physics Department, Dankuk University, South Korea.
Rene Fournier (1995-96); Present Position: Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, York University, Canada.
Yimin Gu (1995-96); Present Position: Senior Engineer, Siliconix, California.
Carlos Sanchez-Castro (1996-97).
Eunja Kim (1996-2004).
Weizhong Wang (2000); Present Position: Associate Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.
Jizhong Lou (2000-2001); Present Position: Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science.
In-Keun Oh (2002); Present Position: Research Staff, Northern Territory University, Australia.
Jianfeng Gu (2005-2006); Present Position, Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China.
Yufeng Guo, (2006-2008); Present Position: Professor, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China.
Yi Zhang (2008-).
Chun Tang (2010-2012).
Quan Li (2011-2013).

Graduate Students:

Jianzhong Zheng (1991-96), Ph. D. awarded August 1996; Present Position: Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology Center of Las Vegas, Nevada
Ningsheng Zhu (1994-2000), Ph. D. awarded August 2000; Present Position: Resident Medical Physicist, University of California, San Francisco
Yang Liu (1995-2000), Ph. D. awarded August 2000; present position: Medical Physicist, Fresno, California.
Yi Zhang (2006-2008), Ph.D. awarded 2008; present position: Research Associate, UNLV.
Chun Tang (2006-2010), Ph.D. awarded 2010; present position: Research Associate, UC Merced.
Liangzhi Kou (2010-2012), Ph.D. awarded 2012; present position: Humboldt Fellow, Bremen University, Germany.
Wei Zhou (2011-2013) Ph.D. awarded 2013.
Dan Zhou (2011-2013) Ph.D. awarded 2014.
Chenpeng Zang (2014)
William Wolfs (2013-)
Andrew Alvarado (2014-)
Chris Higgins (2014-)

Undergraduate Students:

Jeremy Feliciano (2009-2012)
William Wolfs (2010-2013)
Andrew Alvarado (2011-2014)
Jeevake Attapattu (2011-)
Katherine Foronda (2011)
Chris Higgins (2012-2014)
Zach Fussell (2014-)
Christian Childs (2014-)
Ryan Fitzsimmons (2014-)

Visiting Faculty and Collaborations:

Enge Wang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shaojin Qin, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xiaoqun Wang, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Thomas Frauenheim, University of Paderborn, Germany
Xuewen Wang, Florida International University
Yusheng Zhao, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Hong Sun, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Xuezhi Ke, East China Normal University, China.
Wanlin Guo, NUAA, China
Jihui Yang, General Motors
Jiantao Wang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research Activities:

Computational methods and many-body techniques are employed in the study of novel materials that exhibit properties of great fundamental interest and potential applications. Current research interests include (1) nanomechanical behavior of strong covalent and metallic solids, nanocomposite bulk materials, and nanotubes and graphene systems both in pure forms and on substrates, (2) novel structural forms of covalent networks, (3) new physics and applications of topological insulators, (4) lattice dynamics and thermodynamic properties of solids at high pressure and high temperature, (5) structural, phonon and electronic properties of advanced thermoelectric materials.

Computational approaches developed and applied to the study of novel materials include a combined first-principles and many-body approach to the study of correlated real materials, density-functional tight-binding total energy calculations, ab initio pseudopotential calculations, density matrix renormalization group method, and first-principles, tight-binding and classical molecular dynamics simulations.

Research projects in the group have been supported by the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the W. M. Keck Foundation, and the Bigelow Foundation.


Recent Publications

[194] Liangzhi Kou, Aijun Du, Changfeng Chen, and Thomas Frauenheim, "Strain engineering of selective chemical adsorption on monolayer MoS2," Nanoscale 6, 5156 (2014).

[193] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, Enge Wang, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, "A new carbon allotrope with six-fold helical chains in all-sp2 bonding networks," Scientific Reports 4, 4339 (2014).

[192] Ravhi Kumar, Yi Zhang, Arumugam Thamizhavel, A. Svane, G. Vaitheeswaran, V. Kanchana, Yuming Xiao, Paul Chow, Changfeng Chen, Yusheng Zhao, "Pressure induced valence change of Eu in EuFe2As2 at low temperature and high pressure probed by resonant inelastic x-ray scattering," Applied Physics Letters 104, 042601 (2014).

[191] Liangzhi Kou Binghai Yan, Feiming Hu, Shu-Chun Wu, Tim O. Wehling, Claudia Felser, Changfeng Chen, Thomas Frauenheim, "Graphene-based topological insulator with an intrinsic bulk band gap above room temperature," Nano Letters 13, 6251 (2013).

[190] William Wolfs, Chun Tang, Changfeng Chen, "Buckling of double-walled carbon nanotubes under compression and bending: influence of vacancy defects and effect of high-temperature annealing," Journal of Applied Physics 114, 174308 (2013).

[189] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, " New carbon allotropes with helical chains of complementary chirality connected by ethene-type pi-conjugation," Scientific Reports 3, 3077 (2013).

[188] Wei Zhou, Hong Sun, Yi Zhang, Changfeng Chen, "Pressure-constrained deformation and superior strength: compressed graphite versus diamond," Physical Review B 88, 104111 (2013).

[187] Shanmin Wang, Jianzhong Zhang, Yi Zhang, Andrew Alvarado, Jeevake Attapattu, Duanwei He, Liping Wang, Changfeng Chen, Yusheng Zhao, "Phase-transition induced elastic softening and band gap transition in semiconducting PbS at hig pressure," Inorganic Chemistry 52, 8638 (2013).

[186] Dan Zhou, Quan Li, Yanming Ma, Qiliang CUi, Changfeng Chen, "Pressure-induced superconductivity in SnTe: A first-principles study," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 12266 (2013).

[185] Bing Li, Hong Sun, Chenpeng Zang, Changfeng Chen, "Fundamental constraints on the strength of transition-metal borides: The case of CrB4," Physical Review B 87, 174106 (2013).

[184] Liangzhi Kou, Thomas Frauenheim, Changfeng Chen, "Nanoscale multilayer transition-metal dichalcogenide heterostructures: Band gap modulation by interfacial strain and spontaneous polarization," Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 4, 1730 (2013).

[183] Yi Zhang, Yusheng Zhao, Changfeng Chen, "Ab initio study of the stabilities and mechanism of superionic transport in lithium-rich antiperovskites," Physical Review B 87, 134303 (2013).

[182] Dan Zhou, Quan Li, Yanming Ma, Qiliang Cui, Changfeng Chen, "Pressure driven enhancement of topological insulating state in tin telluride," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 8437 (2013).

[181] Chun-Yai Niu, Jian-Tao Wang, Enge Wang, Changfeng Chen, "Size selective selfassembly of magnetic Mn nanoclusters on Si(111)," Journal of Chemical Physics 138, 164705 (2013).

[180] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, Hiroshi Mizuseki, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, "Kinetic origin of divergent decompression pathways in silicon and germanium," Physical Review Letters 110, 165503 (2013).

[179] Liangzhi Kou, Chun Tang, Thomas Frauenheim, Changfeng Chen, "Intrinsic charge separation and tunable electronic band gap of armchair graphene nanoribbons encapsulated in a doublewalled carbon nanotube," Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 4, 1328 (2013).

[178] Liangzhi Kou, Chun Tang, Tim Wehling, Thomas Frauenheim, Changfeng Chen, "Emergent properties and trends of a new class of carbon nanocomposites: graphene nanoribbons encapsulated in a carbon nanotube," Nanoscale 5, 3306 (2013).

[177] Quan Li, Dan Zhou, Weitao Zheng, Yanming Ma, Changfeng Chen, "Global structural optimization of tungsten borides," Physical Review Letters 110, 136403 (2013).

[176] Dan Zhou, Quan Li, Yanming Ma, Qiliang Cui, Changfeng Chen, "Unraveling convoluted structural transitions in SnTe at high pressure," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 5352 (2013).

[175] Ravhi Kumar, A. Svane, G. Vaaitheeswaran, Y. Zhang, V. Kanchana, M. Hofmann, S. J. Campbell, Yuming Xiao, P. Chow, Changfeng Chen, Yusheng Zhao, A. Cornelius, "Pressure induced valance and structural changes in YbMn2Ge2 - inelastic x-ray spectroscopy and theoretical investigations," Inorganic Chemistry 52, 832 (2013).

[174] Guoyin Shen, Daijo Ikuta, Stanislav Sinogeikin, Quan Li, Yi Zhang, Changfeng Chen, "Direct observation of a pressure-induced precursor lattice in silicon," Physical Review Letters 109, 205503 (2012).

[173] Chenpeng Zang, Hong Sun, Changfeng Chen, "Unexpectedly low indentation strength of WB3 and MoB3 from first principles," Physical Review B 86, 180101(R) (2012).

[172] Liangzhi Kou, Chun Tang, Yi Zhang, Thomas Heine, Changfeng Chen, Thomas Frauenheim, "Yuning magnetism and electronic phase transitions by strain and electric field in zigzag MoS2 nanoribbons," Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3, 2934 (2012).

[171] Wei Zhou, Yi Zhang, Hong Sun, Changfeng Chen, "Ideal strength and structural stability of aluminum at finite temperatures," Physical Review B 86, 054118 (2012).

[170] Chenpeng Zang, Hong Sun, John Tse, Changfeng Chen, "Indentation strength of ultraincompressible rhenium boride, carbide, and nitride from first-principles calculations," Physical Review B 86, 014108 (1012).

[169] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, "Phase conversion from graphite toward a simple monoclinic sp3-carbon allotrope," Journal of Chemical Physics 137, 024502 (2012).

[168] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, "New cubic carbon phase via graphitic sheet rumpling," Physical Review B 85, 214104 (2012).

[167] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, "Orthorhombic carbon allotrope of compressed graphite: Ab initio calculations," Physical Review B 85, 033410 (2012).

[166] David Santo Pietro, Chun Tang, Changfeng Chen, "Enhancing interwall load transfer by vacancy defects in carbon nanotubes," Applied Physics Letters 100, 033118 (2012).

[165] Chun Tang, Liangzhi Kou, Changfeng Chen, "Tunable band gap and magnetism in C2x-(BN)y sheets and ribbons," Chemical Physics Letters 523, 98 (2012).

[164] Liangzhi Kou, Chun Tang, Changfneg Chen, Wanlin Guo, "Hybrid W-shaped graphene nanoribbons: Distinct electronic and transport properties," Journal of Applied Physics 110, 124312 (2011).

[163] Yi Zhang, Xuezhi Ke, Paul Kent, Jihui Yang, Changfeng Chen, "Anomalous lattice dynamics near the ferroelectric instability in PbTe," Physical Review Letters 107, 175503 (2011).

[162] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, "Mechanism of direct conversion of graphite to diamond," Physical Review B 84, 012102 (2011).

[161] Ravhi Kumar, Yi Zhang, Yuming Xiao, Jason Baker, Andrew Cornelius, Sathishkumar Veeramalai, Paul Chow, Changfeng Chen, Yusheng Zhao, i"Pressure induced high spin low spin transition in FeSe superconductor studied by x-ray emission spectroscopy and ab initio calculations," Applied Physics Letters 99, 061913 (2011).

[160] Yi Zhang, Xuezhi Ke, Changfeng Chen, Jihui Yang, and Paul R. C. Kent, "Nanodopant-induced band modulation in AgPbmSbTe2+m-type thermoelectrics," Physical Review Letters 106, 206601 (2011).

[159] Jeremy Feliciano, Chun Tang, Yingyan Zhang, Changfeng Chen, "Aspect-ratio dependent buckling mode transition in single-walled carbon nanotubes under compression", Journal of Applied Physics 109, 084323 (2011).

[158] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen and Y. Kawazoe, "Low-temperature phase transformation from graphite to sp3-orthorhombic carbon," Physical Review Letters 106, 075501 (2011).

[157] W. Bi, Y. Meng, R.S. Kumar, A. L. Cornelius, R. G. Hennig, Y. Zhang, Changfeng Chen, and J. S. Schilliing, "Pressure-induced structure transition in Eu metal to 92 GPa," Physical Review B, 83, 094301 (2011).

[156] Chun Tang, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, "Structural and mechanical properties of partially unzipped carbon nanotubes," Physical Review B 83, 075410 (2011).

[155] Liangzhi Kou, Yi Zhang, Chun Li, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, "Local-strain-induced charge carrier separation and electronic structure modulation in zigzag ZnO nanotubes: Role of built-in polarization electric field," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115, 2381 (2011).

[154] Liangzhi Kou, Chun Tang, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, "Tunable magnetism in strained graphene with topological line defect," ACS Nano 5, 1012 (2011).

[153] Wei Zhou, Hong Sun and Changfeng Chen, "Soft bond-deformation paths in superhard gamma-boron," Physical Review Letters 105, 215503 (2010).

[152] Chun Tang, Yi Zhang, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, "Thermally activated interlayer bonding in multiwalled carbon nanotubes," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114, 18091 (2010).

[151] Ravhi Kumar, Yi Zhang, S. Sinogeikin, Y. M. Xiao, S. Kumar, P. Chow, A. L. Cornelius and Changfeng Chen, "Crystal and electronic structure of FeSe at high pressure and low temperature," Journal of Physical Chemistry B 114, 12597 (2010).

[150] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, Enge Wang and Y. Kawazoe, "Magic monatomic linear chains for Mn nanowire self-assembly on Si(001)," Physical Review Letters 105, 116102 (2010).

[149] P. E. Kalita, S. V. Sinogeikin, K. Lipinska-Kalita, T. Hartmann, Xuezhi Ke, Changfeng Chen and A. L. Cornelius, "Equation of state of TiH2 up to 90 GPa: A synchrotron x-ray diffraction study and ab initio calculations," Journal of Applied Physics 108, 043511 (2010).

[148] Chun Tang, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, "Bending manipulation induced sp2-sp3 bond transition in carbon nanotubes," Journal of Applied Physics 108, 026108 (2010).

[147] Ravhi Kumar, Xuezhi Ke, J. Z. Zhang, Z. J. Lin, S. C. Vogel, M. Hartl, S. Sinogeikin, L. Daeman, A. L. COrnelius, Changfeng Chen and Yusheng Zhao, "Pressure induced structural changes in potential hydrogen storage compound ammonia borane: A combined X-ray, neutron and theoretical investigation," Chemical Physics Letters 495, 203 (2010).

[146] Yufeng Guo, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, "Semiconducting to half-metallic to metallic transition on spin-polarized zigzag bilayer graphene nanoribbons," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114, 13098 (2010).

[145] Liangzhi Kou, Chun Li, Ziyue Zhang, Changfeng Chen and Wanlin Guo, "Charge carrier separation induced by intrinsic surface strain in prinstine ZnO nanowires," Applied Physics Letters 97, 053104 (2010).

[144] Zhuhua Zhang, Changfeng Chen and Wanlin Guo, "Tuning the magnetic and electronic properties of bilayer graphene nanoribbons on Si(001) by bias voltage," Physical Review B 81, 155428 (2010).

[143] Jian-tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, D. S. Wang, H. Mizuseki and Y. Kawazoe, "Phase stability of carbon clathrates at high pressure," Journal of Applied Physics 107, 063507 (2010).

[142] Jian-Tao Wang, Changfeng Chen, K. Ohono, Enge Wang, X. L. Chen, D. S. Wang, H. Mizuseki, and Y. Kawazoe, "Atomistic nucleation and growth mechanism for single-wall carbon nanotubes on catalytic nanoparticle surfaces," Nanotechnology 21, 115602 (2010).

[141] Xiaohui Liu, Jianfeng Gu, Yao Shen, Ju Li, and Changfeng Chen, "Lattice Dynamical Finite-element Method," Acta Materialia 58, 510 (2010).

[140] Zhuhua Zhang, Changfeng Chen and Wanlin Guo, "Magnetoelectric Effect in Graphene Nanoribbons on Substrates via Electric Bias Control of Exchange Splitting," Physical Review Letters 103, 187204 (2009).

[139] Xuezhi Ke, Changfeng Chen, Jihui Yang, Lijun Wu, Juan Zhou, Qiang Li, Yimei Zhu, and P.R.C. Kent, "Microstructure and a Nucleation Mechanism for Nanoprecipitates in PbTe-AgSbTe2," Physical Review Letters 103, 145502 (2009).

[138] Yufeng Guo, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, "Bias voltage induced n- to p-type transition in epitaxial bilayer graphene on SiC", Physical Review B 80, 085424 (2009).

[137] Yi Zhang, Hong Sun and Changfeng Chen, "New template for metal decoration and hydrogen adsorption on graphene-like C3N4", Physics Letters A 373, 2778 (2009).

[136] Chun Tang, Wanlin Guo, Changfeng Chen, "Mechanism for superelongation of carbon nanotubes at high temperature - Reply", Physical Review Letters 103, 039602 (2009).

[135] Yi Zhang, Xuezhi Ke, Changfeng Chen, Jihui Yang, Paul R. C. Kent, "Thermodynamic properties of PbTe, PbSe, and PbS: First-principles study", Physical Review B 80, 024304 (2009).

[134] Chun Tang, Wanlin Guo and Changfeng Chen, "Molecular dynamics simulation of tensile elongation of carbon nanotubes: Temperature and size effects", Physical Review B 79, 155436 (2009).

[133] Jun Yang, Hong Sun and Changfeng Chen, "Anomalous strength anisotropy of gamma'-Fe4N identified by first-principles calculations", Applied Physics Letters 94, 151914 (2009).

[132] JianTao Wang, Changfeng Chen, E. G. Wang, Ding-sheng Wang, H. Mizuseki, and Y. Kawazoe, "Highly stable and symmetric boron caged B@Co12@B80 core-shell cluster", Applied Physics Letters 94, 133102 (2009).

[131] Bin Zhou, Wanlin Guo, and Changfeng Chen, "Surface concavity-convexity sensitive oxidation dynamics of carbon nanotubes", Journal Of Physical Chemistry C 113, 3569 (2009).

[130] Zicheng Pan, Hong Sun and Changfeng Chen, "Indenter-angle-sensitive fracture modes and stress response at incipient plasticity", Physical Review B 79, 104102 (2009).

[129] Zicheng Pan, Hong Sun, Yi Zhang and Changfeng Chen, "Harder than Diamond: Superior Indentation Strength of Wurtzite BN and Lonsdaleite", Physical Review Letters 102, 055503 (2009).

Article in PhysOrg.Com featuring our recent work on w-BN and Lonsdaleite published in PRL

Article in Scientific American featuring our recent work on w-BN and Lonsdaleite published in PRL

Article in New Scientist magazine featuring our recent work on w-BN and Lonsdaleite published in PRL

Article in Discovery Channel website featuring our recent work on w-BN and Lonsdaleite published in PRL

Article in Physics World magazine featuring our recent work on w-BN and Lonsdaleite published in PRL

[128] Shoutian Sun, Xuezhi Ke, Changfeng Chen and Isao Tanaka, "First-principles prediction of low-energy structures for AlH3", Physical Review B 79, 024104 (2009).

[127] J. T. Wang, C. F. Chen, E. G. Wang, D. S. Wang, H. Mizuseki, and Y. Kawazoe, "Effect of strain on the energetics and kinetics of dissociation of Sb4 on Ge(001)", Physical Review B 78, 073403 (2008).

[126] R. S. Kumar, X. Ke, A. L. Cornelius and C. F. Chen, "Effect of pressure and temperature on structural stability of potential hydrogen storage compound Li3AlH6", Chemical Physics Letters 460, 442 (2008).

[125] J. Yang, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Is Osmium diboride an ultrahard material?", Journal of American Chemical Society 130, 7200 (2008).

[124] Y. F. Guo, W. L. Guo, and C. F. Chen, "Tuning field-induced energy gap of bilayer graphene via interlayer spacing", Applied Physics Letters 92, 243101 (2008).


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[123] C. Tang, W. L. Guo, and C. F. Chen, "Mechanism for superelongation of carbon nanotubes at high temperatures", Physical Review Letters 100, 175501 (2008).

[122]Y. Zhang, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Influence of carbon content on the strength of cubic BCxN: A first-principles study", Physical Review B 77, 094120 (2008).

[121] X. H. Liu, J. F. Gu, Y. Shen, and C. F. Chen, "Anisotropy in homogenous dislocation nucleation by nanoindentation of single crystal Cu", Scripta Materialia 58, 564 (2008).

[120] Y. F. Guo, W. L. Guo, and C. F. Chen, "Modifying atomic scale friction between two graphene sheets: A molecular force-field study", Physical Review B 76, 155429 (2007).

[119] C. F. Chen and H. Sun, "Comment on 'Superhard Pseudocubic BC2N Superlattices'", Physical Review Letters 99, 159601 (2007).

[118] Y. Zhang, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Ideal tensile and shear strength of beta-C3N4 from first-principles calculations", Physical Review B 76, 144101 (2007).

[117] J. Yang, H. Sun, J. He, Y. Tian, and C. F. Chen, "Diamond-like BC3 as a superhard conductor identified by ideal strength calculations", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 19, 346223 (2007).

[116] X. Ke and C. F. Chen, "Thermodynamic functions and pressure-temperature phase diagram of lithium alanates by ab initio calculations", Physical Review B 76, 024112 (2007).

[115] H. Giefers, E. A. Tanis, S. P. Rudin, C. Greeff, X. Ke, C. F. Chen, M. F. Nicol, et al., "Phonon Density of States of Metallic Sn at High Pressure", Physical Review Letters 98, 245505 (2007).

[114] Z. C. Pan, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Colossal shear-strength enhancement of low-density cubic BC_2N by nanoindentation", Physical Review Letters 98, 135505 (2007).

[113] J. T. Wang, D. S. Wang, C. F. Chen, O. Nashima, T. Kanomata, H. Mizuseki, and, Y. Kawazoe, "Vacancy induced structural and magnetic transition in MnCo_{1-x}Ge", Applied Physics Letters 89, 262504 (2006).

[112] J. T. Wang, C. F. Chen, E. G. Wang, D. S. Wang, H. Mizuseki, and Y. Kawazoe, "Two-stage rotation mechanism for group-V precursor dissociation on Si(001)", Physical Review Letters 97, 046103 (2006).

[111] Z. Pan, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Ab initio structural identification of high density cubic BC2N", Physical Review B 73, 214111 (2006).

[110] Z. Pan, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Interlayer stacking and nature of the electronic band gap in graphitic BC2N: First-principles pseudopotential calculations", Physical Review B 73, 193304 (2006).

[109] Y. Zhang, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Structural deformation, strength and instability of cubic BN compared to diamond: A first-principles study", Physical Review B 73, 144115 (2006).

[108] J. Lou, C. F. Chen, X. Wang, "Field-induced midgap excitations in quantum spin chains", Physical Review B 73, 092407 (2006).

[107] Y. Zhang, H. Sun, C. F. Chen, "Strain dependent bonding in solid C3N4: High elastic moduli but low strength", Physical Review B 73, 064109 (2006).

[106] J. Zhao, X. Wang, T. Xiang, Z. Su, L. Yu, J. Lou, and C. F. Chen, "Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg ladders in staggered magnetic field", Physical Review B 73, 012411 (2006).

[105] R. S. Kumar, A. L. Cornelius, E. Kim, Y. Shen, S. Yoneda, C. F. Chen, M. F. Nicol, "Pressure induced structural transition in AgSbTe2", Physical Review B 72, 060101 (2005) [Rapid Communication]

[104] I. K. Oh, J. Singh, E. Kim, and C. F. Chen, "Transferrable tight binding model for Ge", Journal of Noncrystalline Solids 351, 1192 (2005)..

[103]J. Lou, C. F. Chen, J. Zhao, X. Wang, T. Xiang, Z. Su, and L. Yu, "Midgap states in antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains with a staggered field", Physical Review Letters 94, 217207 (2005).

[102] Z. Pan, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Ab initio pseudopotential study of cubic BC_2N under high pressure", Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 17, 3211 (2005).

[101] C. F. Chen, Topological scaling behavior in antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains with half-integer spin S>1/2", Physics Letters A 335, 251 (2005).

[100] Y. Zhang, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Atomistic deformation modes in strong covalent solids", Physical Review Letters 94, 145505 (2005).


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[99]Y. Zhang, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Superhard cubic BC_2N compared to diamond", Physical Review Letters 93, 195504 (2004).

[98] Z. Pan, H. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Diverging synthesis routes and distinct properties of cubic BC_2N at high pressure", Physical Review B 70, 174115 (2004).

[97] C. F. Chen, "Multiscale topological structures in quantum spin chains", Physical Review B 70, 092404 (2004).

[96] E. Kim and C. F. Chen, "Calculation of bulk modulus for highly anisotropic materials" Physics Letters A 326, 442 (2004).

[95] E. Kim and C. F. Chen, "First-principles study of phase stability of BN under pressure", Physics Letters A 319, 384 (2003).

[94] C. F. Chen, "Evolution of topological features in short antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains", Physics Letters A 317, 135 (2003).

[93] J. Lou, S. Qin, and C. F. Chen, "String order in half-integer-spin antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains", Physical Review Letters 91, 087204 (2003).

[92] J. Lou, S. Qin, T. Xiang, C. F. Chen, G. Tian, and Z. Su, "Transition from band insulator to Mott insulator in one dimension: Critical behavior and phase diagram", Physical Review B 68, 045110 (2003).

[91] S. Qin, J. Lou, L. Sun, and C. F. Chen, "Nonlocal topological order in antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains", Physical Review Letters 90, 067202 (2003).

[90] E. Kim and C. F. Chen, "Local bonding behavior and domain size relation for vacancy lines on Si(001)" Physical Review B 66, 205418 (2002).

[89] X. Wang, N. Zhu, and C. F. Chen, "Ground-state phase diagram of a spin-1/2 frustrated three-leg antiferromagnetic Heisenberg ladder", Physical Review B 66, 172405 (2002).

[88] C. F. Chen, "Nature of quasiparticles in itinerant correlated electron systems with geometrical frustration", Physics Letters A 303, 81-86 (2002).

[87] E. Kim and C. F. Chen, "Distribution of dimer vacancy lines on Si(001)", Physics Letters A 310, 484-489 (2002).

[86] J. Lou, S. Qin, C. F. Chen, Z. Su, and L. Yu, "Field-induced gap in the spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain: A density-matrix renormalization-group study", Physical Review B 65, 064420 (2002).

[85] J. Lou, C. F. Chen, and S. Qin, "Low-energy properties and magnetization plateaus in a 2-leg mixed spin ladder", Physical Review B 64, 144403 (2001).

[84] E. Kim, C. F. Chen, T. Kohler, M. Elstner, and T. Frauenheim, "Theoretical study of body-centered tetragonal phase of carbon nitride", Physical Review B 64, 094107 (2001).

[83] E. Kim and C. F. Chen, "Stability of tetragonal crystalline carbon nitrides: The nitrogen content dependence", Physics Letters A 282, 415-420 (2001).

[82] Y. Liu and C. F. Chen, "Spin and charge response to magnetic frustration in strongly correlated itinerant electron systems", Physical Review B 63, 132402 (2001).

[81]E. Kim, C. F. Chen, T. Kohler, M. Elstner, and T. Frauenheim, "Tetragonal crystalline carbon nitrides: Theoretical predictions", Physical Review Letters 86, 652-655 (2001).

[80]N. Zhu, X. Wang, and C. F. Chen, "Low-energy properties of spin-1/2 two-leg antiferromagnetic Heisenberg ladders with ferromagnetic diagonal coupling", Physical Review B 63, 012401 (2001).

[79] X. Luo, G. Qian, E. G. Wang, and C. F. Chen, " Molecular-dynamics simulation of Al/SiC interface structures", Physical Review B 59, 10125-10131 (1999).

[78] E. Kim, Y. H. Lee, C. F. Chen, and T. Pang, "Vacancies in amouphous silicon: A tight-binding molecular dynamics simulation", Physical Review B 59, 2713-2721 (1999).

[77] E. Kim, C. F. Chen, T. Pang and Y. H. Lee, "Ordering of dimer vacancies on the Si(100) surface", Physical Review B 60, 8680-8685 (1999).

[76] S. Pearson, T. Pang and C. F. Chen, "Critical temperature of trapped hard-sphere Bose gases", Physical Review A 58, 4796-4800 (1998).

[75] S. Pearson, T. Pang and C. F. Chen, "Bose-Einstein condensation in two dimensions: A quantum Monte Carlo study", Physical Review A 58, 4811-4815 (1998).

[74] S. Pearson, T. Pang and C. F. Chen, "Bose-Einstein condensation in one dimensional power-law traps: A path-integral Monte Carlo simulation", Physical Review A 58, 1485-1489 (1998).

[73] L. Y. Zhang, X. Yang and C. F. Chen, "On the characteristics of the pseudogapped metallic state of high-Tc superconductors", International Journal of Modern Physics B 12, 3052-3055 (1998).

[72] X. Luo, G. Qian, W. Fei, E. G. Wang and C. F. Chen, "Systematic study of SiC surface structures by molecular dynamics simulations", Physical Review B 57, 9234-9240 (1998).

[71] R. Fournier, T. Pang and C. F. Chen, "Structural characterization of niobium cluster anions from density functional calculations", Physical Review A 57, 3683-3691 (1998).

[70] E. G. Wang, C. Z. Wang, C. F. Chen and Y. Chen, "Structural characterization of crystalline C-Si-N films", Proceedings of the Symposium of the Materials Research Society 498, 301-306 (1998).

[69] C. F. Chen, E. G. Wang, Y. M. Gu, D. M. Bylander and L. Kleinman, "Unexpected band-gap collapse in quaternary alloys at the group-III-nitride/GaAs interface: GaAlAsN", Physical Review B 57, 3753-3756 (1998).

[68] C. F. Chen and X. W. Wang, "Mapping the electron correlation onto a model Hamiltonian for GaAs(110): A Mott-Hubbard insulator at quarter filling", Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 10, 731-739 (1998).

[67] E. Kim, Y. H. Lee, C. F. Chen and T. Pang, "Structural relaxation of vacancies in amorphous silicon", Proceedings of the Symposium of the Materials Research Society 467, 555-560 (1997).

[66] C. F. Chen, "Combined first-principles and many-body approach to electron correlation problems" (invited review article), Proceedings of the CCAST workshop on computational physics, edited by E. G. Wang and Z. Y. Zhang, (Beijing, June 1997), pp. 1-42.

[65] E. Kim, Y. H. Lee, C. F. Chen, and T. Pang, "Structural and vibrational properties of amorphous SiGe alloys: An ab initio molecular dynamics study", Physical Review B 56, 10200-10207 (1997).

[64] X. W. Wang and C. F. Chen, "Nature of the insulating state in LaH_3", Physical Review B 56, R7049-R7052 (1997).

[63] C. F. Chen and Jianzhong Zheng, "Single-particle excitation spectrum of the Hubbard model with magnetic frustration at finite temperature", Physics Letters A 224, 169-175 (1997).

[62] H. Kietzmann, J. Morenzin, P. S. Bechthold, G. Gantefor, W. Eberhardt, D. S. Yang, P. A. Hackett, R. Fournier, T. Pang, and C. F. Chen, "Photoelectron spectra and geometric structures of small niobium cluster anions", Physical Review Letters 77, 4528-4531 (1996).

[61] D. S. Yang, M. Z. Zgierski, A. Berces, P. A. Hackett, P. N. Roy, A. Martinez, T. Carrington, Jr., D. R. Salahub, R. Fournier, T. Pang, and C. F. Chen, "Vibrational and geometric structures of Nb_3C_2 and Nb_3C_2^+ from pulsed field ionization-zero electron kinetic energy photoelectron spectra and density functional calculations", Journal of Chemical Physics 105, 10663-10671 (1996).

[60] X. W. Wang and C. F. Chen, "Insulating behavior of alkali-metal-covered GaAs(110)", Physical Review B 54, 13436-13439 (1996).

[59] Y. M. Gu, T. Pang, C. F. Chen, E. G. Wang, C. S. Ting, D. M. Bylander, and Leonard Kleinman, "First principles study of the quaternary semiconductor superlattices (GaX)_1/(YAs)_1", Physical Review B 54, 13784-13790 (1996).

[58] E. G. Wang, Y. Zhou, C. S. Ting, J. Zhang, T. Pang, and C. F. Chen, "Excitons in spatially separated electron-hole systems: A quantum Monte Carlo study", Journal of Applied Physics 78, 7099-7102 (1995).

[57] J. Zhang, T. Pang, and C. F. Chen, "Biexctions in Qunatum Wells: A Quantum Monte Carlo Study," Physics Letters A 206, 101-106 (1995).

[56] C. F. Chen, "Correlation induced electron-lattice interaction and its effects on the spectral distribution", Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 56, 1703-1704 (1995).

[55] J. Zheng and C. F. Chen, "Coverage dependent spectral evolution in correlated systems: An exact diagonolization study of a generic overlayer model", Physical Review B 52, 8051-8059 (1995).

[54] E. G. Wang, C. F. Chen, and C. S. Ting, "Tight-binding calculation of ZnSe/Ge superlattices: Electronic structure and optical property", Journal of Applied Physics 78, 1832-1837 (1995).

[53] C. F. Chen and J. Zheng, "Single-particle excitation spectra of an extended Hubbard model with intersite interactions", Physics Letters A 201, 344-348 (1995).

[52] J. Zheng anf C. F. Chen, "Photoelectron spectroscopy of strongly correlated systems: Effects of nonlocal interactions", Physical Review B 51, 14092-15002 (1995).

[51] C. F. Chen, "Electron correlation and heavy-fermion states in the Hubbard model", Physica B 206/207, 729-731 (1995).

[50] C. F. Chen, "Open systems in contact with a ferromagnetic Fermi sea: quantum particle-number fluctuations", Physics Letters A 196, 87-96 (1994).

[49] C. F. Chen, "Interface hybridization and spectral distribution in strongly correlated itinerant magnetic systems", Physical Review B 50, 14539-14545 (1994).

[48] C. F. Chen, "Spectral function evolution in a multiband d-electron model: Combined single-particle and many-body effects", Physical Review Letters 73, 1982-1985 (1994).

[47] C. F. Chen and J. Zheng, "Electron correlation, geometrical (magnetic) frustration, and heavy-fermion behavior in a two-dimensional Hubbard model", Physics Letters A 189, 243-247 (1994).

[46] C. F. Chen, "High-spin magnetic heavy-fermion states at ferromagnetic/heavy-fermion interfaces", Physica B 194/196, 1343-1344 (1994).

[45] C. F. Chen, "Superconductivity in the fcc Hubbard model: From two to three dimensions", Physical Review B 48, 6683-6686 (1993).

[44] C. F. Chen, "Interface effects in strongly correlated metals: An exact diagonalization study of the t-t'_J model", Physics Letters A 179, 49-54 (1993).

[43] C. F. Chen, "Photoemission as a probe of electronic states in ultrathin magnetic overlayers: Correlation and hybridization effects", Physical Review B (Rapid Communications) 48, 1318-1321 (1993).

[42] C. F. Chen, "Exact diagonalization study of real materials", Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 291, 253-258 (1993).

[41] C. F. Chen, "Many-body theory for bcc transition-metal surfaces", Physica B 183, 271-278 (1993).

[40] C. F. Chen, "Pairing and charge density correlation in the 3D negative-U Hubbard model on the fcc lattice", Physical Review B 47, 2861-2865 (1993).

[39] C. F. Chen, "Many-body electronic structure at transition-metal surfaces: Ni(001)", Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 4, 9855-9868 (1992).

[38] C. F. Chen, "Interaction driven transfer of spectral weight in the epitaxial monolayer of Ni on Cu(001)", Physical Review B (Rapid Communications) 45, 13811-13814 (1992).

[37] C. F. Chen, "Novel many-body effects in photoemission and inverse photoemission spectra of ultrathin transition-metal films", International Journal of Modern Physics B 5, 1147-1178 (1991).

[36] V. Dobrosavljevic, T. R. Kirkpatrick, C. F. Chen, and D. Belitz, "Critical behavior of ultrasonic attenuation near interaction driven metal-insulator transitions", Physical Review B 44, 5432-5443 (1991).

[35] C. F. Chen, "A many-body theory of the electronic structures in ultrathin transition-metal films: bcc Co(001)", Physical Review B 43, 6347-6353 (1991).

[34] C. F. Chen, "Novel many-body effects in the photoemission spectrum of ultrathin bcc cobalt films", Physical Review Letters 64, 2176-2179 (1990).

[33] C. F. Chen, "Surface magnetism in an exactly soluble many-body periodic-cluster model of bcc Iron", Physical Review B 41, 1320-1326 (1990).