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Professor Xinyu Liu

Xinyu Liu, Ph.D. is Research Assistant Professor, Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame.
Xinyu’s research interests include:

  • Structural, electrical, and optical properties of semiconductor alloys and their heterostructures.
  • Band structure, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of diluted magnetic semiconductors, including bulk and low-dimensional structures.
  • Growth by molecular beam epitaxy of low-dimensional semiconductor structures.
  • Physics of low-dimensional systems.
  • Physics of ferromagnetic semiconductors.
  • Electrical transport in magnetic semiconductors.
  • Electronic spin phenomena in semiconductor nanostructures.
  • Semiconductor/superconductor hybrid structures (e.g., such as the submicron-patterned superconductor-diluted magnetic semiconductor bi-layers).
His papers include Evidence for reversible control of magnetization in a ferromagnetic material via spin-orbit magnetic field, Magnetic Anisotropy, Spin Pinning and Exchange Constants of (Ga,Mn)As films, Observation of the fractional a.c. Josephson effect and the signature of Majorana particles, Characterization of Bi2Te3 and Bi2Se3 topological insulators grown by MBE on (001) GaAs substrates, Ferromagnetic semiconductor GaMnAs, and Determination of Mn Acceptor Compensation in MBE-Grown GaMnAs via Magnetic Circular Dichroism (MCD). Read the full list of his publications!
Xinyu earned his B. Eng. in Applied Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China in 1993. He earned his M.S. in Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China in 1996 and earned his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana in 2003.
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