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(39)  Shucheng Guo, Hongze Li, Xue Bai, Yitian Wang, Shuchen Li, Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, Jianshi Zhou and Xi Chen*, "Size-dependent magnon thermal transport in a nanostructured quantum magnet," Cell Reports Physical Science, 5, 101879 (2024)      



(38) Youming Xu, Yan Wu, Huibo Cao, Shucheng Guo, Jiaqiang Yan* and Xi Chen*, "Single crystal growth and thermoelectric properties of Nowotny chimney-ladder compound Fe2Ge3," Physical Review Materials, 7, 125404 (2023)      


(37)  Zahra Ebrahim Nataj#, Youming Xu#, Dylan Wright, Jonas O. Brown, Jivtesh Garg, Xi Chen, Fariborz Kargar, and Alexander A. Balandin, "Cryogenic characteristics of graphene composites—evolution from thermal conductors to thermal insulators," Nature Communications, 14, 3190 (2023)      

(36)  Shucheng Guo#, Youming Xu#, Thomas Hoke, Gobind Sohi, Shuchen Li and Xi Chen*, "Thermal Characterization for Quantum Materials," Journal of Applied Physics, 133, 120701 (2023)       [selected as Editor’s Pick] [selected for AIP Publishing Showcase       ]

Thermal characterization


(35)  Youming Xu, Shucheng Guo and Xi Chen*, "Crystal Growth and Thermal Properties of Quasi-One-Dimensional van der Waals Material ZrSe3," Micromachines, 13, 1994 (2022)         


(34)  Youming Xu, Zahra Barani, Penghao Xiao, Sriharsha Sudhindra, Yitian Wang, Amir Ardalan Rezaie, Veronica Carta, Krassimir N. Bozhilov, Diana Luong, Boniface P. T. Fokwa, Fariborz Kargar*, Alexander A. Balandin and Xi Chen*, "Crystal Structure and Thermoelectric Properties of Layered Van der Waals Semimetal ZrTiSe4," Chemistry of Materials, 34, 8858 (2022)      


(33)  Yitian Wang and Xi Chen*, "Single crystal growth and electrochemical studies of garnet-type fast Li-ion conductors," Tungsten, 4, 263 (2022)              

Xtal garnet


(32)  Junxue Li, Mina Rashetnia, Mark Lohmann, Jahyun Koo, Youming Xu, Xiao Zhang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Shuang Jia, Xi Chen, Binghai Yan, Yong-Tao Cui and Jing Shi, "Proximity-magnetized quantum spin Hall insulator: monolayer 1 T’ WTe2/Cr2Ge2Te6," Nature Communications, 13, 5134 (2022)         

(31)  S.C. Guo,  Y.M. Xu, R. Cheng, J.S. Zhou and X. Chen*, "Thermal Hall Effect in Insulating Quantum Materials," The Innovation, 3, 100290 (2022)       

thermal hall

(30)  S.R. Hou, B. Sun, F. Tian, Q.G. Cai, Y.M. Xu, S.M. Wang. X. Chen, Z.F. Ren, C. Li and R.B. Wilson , "Thermal Conductivity of BAs under Pressure," Adv. Electron. Mater, 2200017 (2022)       

(29)  S.C. Li, S.C. Guo, Y.M. Xu, J.S. Zhou and X. Chen*, "Role of Grain Size on Magnon and Phonon Thermal Transport in the Spin Ladder Compound Ca9La5Cu24O41," ACS Appl. Electron. Mater., 4, 787 (2022)       

BM spin ladder


(28) X. Chen*, C.H. Li, Y.M. Xu, A. Dolocan, G. Seward, A.V. Roekeghem, F. Tian, J. Xing, S.C. Guo, N. Ni, Z.F. Ren, J.S. Zhou, N. Mingo, D. Broido, and L. Shi, "Effects of Impurities on the Thermal and Electrical Transport Properties of Cubic Boron Arsenide," Chem. Mater., 33, 6974 (2021)         



(27) J. Qi, B.J. Dong, Z. Zhang, Z. Zhang, Y.N. Chen, Q. Zhang, S. Danilkin, X. Chen, J.M. He, L.W. Fu, X. M. Jiang, G. Z. Chai, S. Hiroi, K. Ohara, Z.T. Zhang, W.J. Ren, T. Yang, J.S. Zhou, S. Osami, J.Q. He, D.H. Yu, B. Li and Z.D. Zhang, "Dimer Rattling Mode induced Low Thermal Conductivity in an Excellent Acoustic Conductor," Nature Commun., 11, 5197 (2020)       

(26) X. Chen, J. Kim, Q.R. Jia, S. E. Sullivan, Y.M. Xu, K. Jarvis, J.S. Zhou, and L. Shi, "Synthesis and Magnon Thermal Transport Properties of Spin Ladder Sr14Cu24O41 Microstructures," Adv. Funct. Mater., 202001637 (2020)      

spin ladder microrod

(25) K. Chen, B. Song, N. K. Ravichandran, Q. Zheng, X. Chen, H. Lee, H. Sun, S. Li, G. A. Gamage, F. Tian, Z. Ding, Q. Song, A. Rai, H. Wu, P. Koirala, A. J. Schmidt, K. Watanabe, B. Lv, Z. Ren, L. Shi, D. G. Cahill, T. Taniguchi, D. Broido, and G. Chen, “Ultrahigh Thermal Conductivity in Isotope-enriched Cubic Boron Nitride," Science, 367, 555 (2020)      


  (24) C. Fu, M. Yao, X. Chen, L. Z. Maulana, X. Li, Y. Yang, K. Imasato, F. Zhu, G. Li, G. Auffermann, U. Burkhardt, W. Schnelle, J. Zhou, T. Zhu, X. Zhao, M. Shi, M. Dressel, A. V. Pronin, G. J. Snyder, and C. Felser, “Revealing the Intrinsic Electronic Structure of 3D Half-Heusler Thermoelectric Materials by Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy,” Adv. Sci., 7, 1902409 (2020)      


  (23) X. Chen, J. Carrete, S. Sullivan, A. Roekeghem, Z. Li, X. Li, J. Zhou, N. Mingo, and L. Shi, “Coupling of Spinons with Defects and Phonons in the Spin Chain Compound Ca2CuO3,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 185901 (2019)        


  (22) X. Chen, C. Li, F. Tian, G. Gamage, S. Sullivan, J. Zhou, D. Broido, Z. Ren, and L. Shi, “Thermal Expansion Coefficient and Lattice Anharmonicity of Cubic Boron Arsenide,” Phys. Rev. Applied, 11, 064070 (2019)        



  (21) F. Tian#, B. Song#, X. Chen#, N. Ravichandran, Y. Lv, K. Chen, S. Sullivan, J. Kim, Y. Zhou, T.H. Liu, M. Goni, Z. Ding, J. Sun, G. G. U. Gamage, H. Sun, H. Ziyaee, S. Huyan, L. Deng, J. Zhou, A. J. Schmidt, S. Chen, C.W. Chu, P. Y Huang, D. Broido, L. Shi, G. Chen, and Z.F. Ren, “Unusual High Thermal Conductivity in Boron Arsenide Bulk Crystals,” Science, 361, 582 (2018)      

  (20) C. Hu, K. Xia, X. Chen*,  X. Zhao, and T. Zhu*, “Transport mechanisms and property optimization of p-type (Zr, Hf)CoSb half-Heusler thermoelectric materials,” Mater. Today Phys. 7, 69 (2018)      

  (19) Y.T. Li, X. Chen, A. Dolocan, Z. Cui, S. Xin, L. Xue, H. Xu, K. Park, and J. B. Goodenough, “Garnet Electrolyte with an Ultralow Interfacial Resistance for Li-Metal Batteries,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 140, 6448 (2018)      

  (18) J. Xing, X. Chen, Y. Zhou, J.C. Culbertson, J. A. Freitas Jr., E. R. Glaser, J.S. Zhou, L. Shi, and N. Ni, “Multimillimeter-sized Cubic Boron Arsenide Grown by Chemical Vapor Transport via a Tellurium Tetraiodide Transport Agent,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 112, 261901 (2018)      

  (17) H. Man, Z. Shi, G. Xu, Y. Xu, X. Chen, S. Sullivan, J. S. Zhou, K. Xia, J. Shi, and P. C. Dai, “Direct Observation of Magnon-phonon Coupling in Yttrium Iron Garnet,” Phys. Rev. B Rapid Communication, 96, 100406 (R) (2017)       [selected as Editors’ Suggestion]

  (16) X. Chen, K. Jarvis, S. Sullivan, Y. T. Li, J. S. Zhou, and L. Shi, “Effects of Grain Boundaries and Defects on Anisotropic Magnon Transport in Textured Sr14Cu24O41,” Phys. Rev. B, 95, 144310 (2017)      [selected as Editors’ Suggestion; featured in PRB Kaleidoscopes      ]

  (15) X. Chen, D. Bansal, S. Sullivan, D. L. Abernathy, A. A. Aczel, J. S. Zhou, O. Delaire, and L. Shi, “Weak Coupling of Pseudoacoustic Phonons and Magnon Dynamics in the Incommensurate Spin Ladder Compound Sr14Cu24O41,” Phys. Rev. B, 94, 134309 (2016)       [selected as Editors’ Suggestion]

  (14) Y. T. Li#, W. D. Zhou#, X. Chen#, X. J. Lv, Z. M. Cui, S. Xin, L. G. Xue, Q. X. Jia, and J. B. Goodenough, “Mastering the Interface for Advanced all–solid–state Lithium Rechargeable Batteries,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 133, 13313 (2016)      

  (13) K. An, K. S. Olsson, A. Weathers, S. Sullivan, X. Chen, X. Li, L. G. Marshall, X. Ma, N. Klimovich, J. S. Zhou, L. Shi, and X.Q. Li, “Magnons and Phonons Optically Driven out of Local Equilibrium in a Magnetic Insulator,” Phys. Rev. Lett.,117, 107202 (2016)      

  (12) L. B. Zhang, X. Chen, Y. L. Tang, L. Shi, G. J. Snyder, J. B. Goodenough, and J. S. Zhou, “Thermal Stability of Mg2Si0.4Sn0.6 in Inert Gas and atomic-layer-deposited Al2O3 Thin Film as a Protective Coating," J. Mater. Chem. A 4, 17726 (2016)      

  (11) X. Chen, J. S. Zhou, J. B. Goodenough, and L. Shi, “Enhanced Thermoelectric Power Factor of Re-substituted Higher Manganese Silicides with Small Islands of MnSi Secondary Phase,” J. Mater. Chem. C, 3, 10500 (2015)       (Invited for ‘themed issue on the chemistry of thermoelectric materials’)

  (10) X. Chen#, A. Weathers#, J. Carrete#, S. Mukhopadhyay#, O. Delaire, D. A. Stewart, N.  Mingo, S. N. Girard, J. Ma, D. L. Abernathy, J. Yan, R. Sheshka, D. P. Sellan, F. Meng, S. Jin, J. Zhou, and L. Shi, “Twisting Phonons in Complex Crystals with quasi-one-dimensional Substructures,” Nat. Commun., 6, 6723 (2015)      

  (9)    X. Chen, L. Shi, J. S. Zhou, and J. B. Goodenough, “Effects of Ball Milling on Microstructures and Thermoelectric Properties of Higher Manganese Silicides,” J. Alloys Compd., 641,30 (2015)         

  (8)    X. Chen, S. Girard, F. Meng, E. Lara-Cruzio, S. Jin, J. B. Goodenough, J. S. Zhou, and L. Shi, “Approaching the Minimum Thermal Conductivity in Rhenium-substituted Higher Manganese Silicides,Adv. Energy Mater., 4, 14, 1400452 (2014)      

  (7)     S. N. Girard, X. Chen, F. Meng, A. Pokhrel, J. Zhou, L. Shi, and S. Jin, “Thermoelectric Properties of Undoped High Purity Higher Manganese Silicides Grown by Chemical Vapor Transport,” Chem. Mater., 26, 5097 (2014)      

  (6)     X. Chen, A. Weathers, D. Salta, L. B. Zhang, J. S. Zhou, J. B. Goodenough, and L. Shi, “Effects of (Al,Ge)-double Doping on the Thermoelectric Properties of Higher Manganese Silicides,J. Appl. Phys., 114, 173705 (2013)              

  (5)     X. Chen, A. Weathers, A. Moore, J. S. Zhou, and L. Shi, “Thermoelectric Properties of Cold-Pressed Higher Manganese Silicides for Waste Heat Recovery,” J. Electron. Mater., 41, 1564 (2012)      

  (4)     T. J. Zhu, X. Chen, X. Y. Meng, X. B. Zhao, and J. He, “Anisotropic Growth of Cubic PbTe Nanoparticles to Nanosheets: Controlled Synthesis and Growth Mechanisms,” Cryst. Growth Des., 10, 3727 (2010)      

  (3)     X. Chen, T. J. Zhu, and X. B. Zhao, “Synthesis and Growth Mechanism of Rough PbTe Polycrystalline Thermoelectric Nanorods, J. Cryst. Growth, 311, 3179 (2009)      

  (2)     T. J. Zhu, X. Chen, Y. Q. Cao, and X. B. Zhao, Controllable Synthesis and Shape Evolution of PbTe 3D Hierarchical Superstructures via an Alkaline Hydrothermal Method,J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 8085 (2009)      

  (1)     T. J. Zhu, S. H. Yang, X. Chen, X. X. Liu, X. B. Zhao, L. Lu, and M. O. Lai, “Step-flow Growth of Heteroepitaxial SrRuO3 Thin Films on 0.04° SrTiO3 (001) Vicinal Substrates,” Funct. Mater. Lett., 1, 253 (2008)      

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