Xiuwen Zhang
Assistant Research Professor
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute

4001 Discovery Dr. Suite N324K
Boulder CO 80309

Synergistic Activities:

Referee for several peer-reviewed international scientific journals including Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, etc.


Selected Publications:

  1. Lin-Ding Yuan, Xiuwen Zhang, Carlos Mera Acosta, and Alex Zunger, “Uncovering spin-orbit coupling independent hidden spin polarization of energy bands in antiferromagnets”, accepted by Nature Communications (2023).
  2. Pu Huang, Zhiguo Xia, Xiaoqing Gao, James M. Rondinelli, Xiuwen Zhang, Han Zhang, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, and Alex Zunger, “Ferri-chiral compounds with potentially switchable Dresselhaus spin splitting”, Phys. Rev. B 102, 235127 (2020).
  3. Xiuwen Zhang, Qihang Liu, Qiunan Xu, Xi Dai, and Alex Zunger, “Topological Insulators versus Topological Dirac Semimetals in Honeycomb Compounds”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 13687-13694 (2018).
  4. Xiuwen Zhang, Leonardo B. Abdalla, Qihang Liu, and Alex Zunger, “The Enabling Electronic Motif for Topological Insulation in ABO3 Perovskites”, Advanced Functional Materials 27, 1701266 (2017).
  5. Xiuwen Zhang, Lijun Zhang, John D. Perkins, and Alex Zunger, “Intrinsic Transparent Conductors without Doping”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 176602 (2015).
  6. Feng Yan, Xiuwen Zhang, Yonggang G. Yu, Liping Yu, Arpun Nagaraja, Thomas O. Mason, and Alex Zunger, “Design and discovery of a novel half-Heusler transparent hole conductor made of all-metallic heavy elements”, Nature Communications 6, 7308 (2015).
  7. Romain Gautier, Xiuwen Zhang, Linhua Hu, Liping Yu, Yuyuan Lin, Tor O. L. Sunde, Danbee Chon, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, and Alex Zunger, “Prediction and accelerated laboratory discovery of previously unknown 18-electron ABX compounds”, Nature Chemistry 7, 308-316 (2015).
  8. Xiuwen Zhang, Qihang Liu, Jun-Wei Luo, Arthur J. Freeman, and Alex Zunger, “Hidden spin polarization in inversion-symmetric bulk crystals”, Nature Physics 10, 387-393 (2014).
  9. Xiuwen Zhang, Liping Yu, Andriy Zakutayev, and Alex Zunger, “Sorting stable versus unstable hypothetical compounds: The case of multi-functional ABX Half-Heusler Filled Tetrahedral Structures”, Advanced Functional Materials 22, 1425-1435 (2012).
  10. Xiuwen Zhang and Alex Zunger, “Altered reactivity and the emergence of ionic metal ordered structures in Li-Cs at high pressures”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 245501 (2010).