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Zhang, Wei
Assistant Professor


Office: Chapman 345
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B.S. Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China  

PhD. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington – Seattle, WA 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL  


Wei Zhang’s research explores a broad range of topics in magnetism and spintronics. His work focuses on the properties of quantum-mechanical effect of electron spins such as their novel magnetic textures and spin-orbit effects, rather than conventional electron charge, to seek potential optimization of low-power, high-capability electronics devices. Recent topics have been on spin-orbitronics, spin-caloritronics, and magnonics. 


Visit google scholar for a full list of publications. 

1. Li Y, Cao W, Amin VP, Zhang Z, Gibbons J, Sklenar J, Pearson J, Haney PM, Stiles MD, Bailey WE, Novosad V, Hoffmann A, Zhang W. Coherent Spin Pumping in a Strongly Coupled Magnon-Magnon Hybrid System. Phys Rev Lett. 2020 Mar 20;124(11):117202. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7489308

2. Li Y, Zeng F, Zhang SS, Shin H, Saglam H, Karakas V, Ozatay O, Pearson JE, Heinonen OG, Wu Y, Hoffmann A, Zhang W. Giant Anisotropy of Gilbert Damping in Epitaxial CoFe Films. Phys Rev Lett. 2019 Mar 22;122(11):117203. PubMed PMID: 30951326

3. Li Y, Polakovic T, Wang YL, Xu J, Lendinez S, Zhang Z, Ding J, Khaire T, Saglam H, Divan R, Pearson J, Kwok WK, Xiao Z, Novosad V, Hoffmann A, Zhang W. Strong Coupling between Magnons and Microwave Photons in On-Chip Ferromagnet-Superconductor Thin-Film Devices. Phys Rev Lett. 2019 Sep 6;123(10):107701. PubMed PMID: 31573284

4. Zeng FL, Ren ZY, Li Y, Zeng JY, Jia MW, Miao J, Hoffmann A, Zhang W, Wu YZ, Yuan Z.  Intrinsic Mechanism for Anisotropic Magnetoresistance and Experimental Confirmation in  Co_{x}Fe_{1-x} Single-Crystal Films. Phys Rev Lett. 2020 Aug 28;125(9):097201. PubMed PMID: 32915598

5. Zhang W, Jungfleisch MB, Jiang W, Pearson JE, Hoffmann A, Freimuth F, Mokrousov Y. Spin Hall effects in metallic antiferromagnets. Phys Rev Lett. 2014 Nov 7;113(19):196602. PubMed PMID: 25415914

6. Jungfleisch MB, Zhang Q, Zhang W, Pearson JE, Schaller RD, Wen H, Hoffmann A. Control of Terahertz Emission by Ultrafast Spin-Charge Current Conversion at Rashba Interfaces. PhysRev Lett. 2018 May 18;120(20):207207. PubMed PMID: 29864340.

7. Zhou C, Liu YP, Wang Z, Ma SJ, Jia MW, Wu RQ, Zhou L, Zhang W, Liu MK, Wu YZ, Qi J. Broadband Terahertz Generation via the Interface Inverse Rashba-Edelstein Effect. Phys Rev Lett. 2018 Aug 24;121(8):086801. PubMed PMID: 30192565

8. Xu M, Li M, Khanal P, Habiboglu A, Insana B, Xiong Y, Peterson T, Myers JC, Ortega D, Qu H, Chien CL, Zhang W, Wang JP, Wang WG. Voltage-Controlled Antiferromagnetism in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions. Phys Rev Lett. 2020 May 8;124(18):187701. PubMed PMID: 32441982

9. Wu SM, Zhang W, Kc A, Borisov P, Pearson JE, Jiang JS, Lederman D, Hoffmann A, Bhattacharya A. Antiferromagnetic Spin Seebeck Effect. Phys Rev Lett. 2016 Mar 4;116(9):097204. PubMed PMID: 26991198

10. Jungfleisch MB, Zhang W, Sklenar J, Ding J, Jiang W, Chang H, Fradin FY, Pearson JE, Ketterson JB, Novosad V, Wu M, Hoffmann A. Large Spin-Wave Bullet in a Ferrimagnetic Insulator Driven by the Spin Hall Effect. Phys Rev Lett. 2016 Feb 5;116(5):057601. PubMed PMID: 26894733