Jing Xia

Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
School of Physical Sciences

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2008, Physics

Phone: (949) 824-5580
Email: xia.jing@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
210F Rowland Hall
Mail Code: 4575
Irvine, CA 92697

picture of Jing  Xia

Topological materials and quantum computing, Medical Imaging, Low temperature physics, Fiber optical interferometry, Strongly Correlated electrons, Magnetic sensing
URL physics.uci.edu/~xia/
2014 NSF CAREER award, National Science Foundation
2013 Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
2011 Lee-Osheroff-Richardson Prize for low temperature physics
2008 Richard C. Tolman Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship, California Institute of Technology
Appointments Tolman Postdoc fellow
California Institute of Technology 2008—2011
Condensed-Matter and Medical Physics Research

Our group develop and use optical and electrical probes to study novel phases in condensed matter systems. Some of these phases are characterized by spontaneous symmetry breaking while others possess topological order. We are particularly interested in unconventional superconductors, Kondo (topological) insulators, perovskite oxides and quantum Hall systems. While our measurements usually focus on the basic physics side of these materials, their novel properties may be exploited for magnetometer, artificial neurons and robust quantum computing. In addition, our group explore the uses of our unique probes beyond condensed matter physics. We are developing a magnetic imaging system which may help to diagnose neurological disorders and understand brain circuitry.
Publications Cheng Gong^, Lin Li^, Zhenglu Li^, Huiwen Ji, Alex Stern, Yang Xia, Ting Cao, Wei Bao, Chenzhe Wang, Yuan Wang, Z. Q. Qiu, R. J. Cava, Steven G. Louie*, Jing Xia*, Xiang Zhang*,“Discovery of intrinsic ferromagnetism in 2D van der Waals crystals”, (* Corresponding Authors, ^ Co-first Authors), Nature, DOI 10.1038/nature22060 (2017).
  A. Stern, M. Dzero, V. M. Galitski, Z. Fisk, J. Xia, “Surface-dominated conduction up to 240?K in the Kondo insulator SmB6 under strain”, Nature Materials, DOI 10.1038/nmat4888 (2017).
  Xinxin Gong, Mehdi Kargarian, Alex Stern, Di Yue, Hexin Zhou, Xiaofeng Jin, Victor M. Galitski, Victor M. Yakovenko and Jing Xia, “Time-Reversal-Symmetry-Breaking Superconductivity in Epitaxial Bismuth/Nickel Bilayers”, Science Advances, 3, 3, e1602579 (2017).
  Zhaoliang Liao, Nicolas Gauquelin, Robert J. Green, Sebastian Macke, Julie Gonnissen, Sean Thomas, Zhicheng Zhong, Lin Li, Liang Si, Sandra Van Aert, Philipp Hansmann, Karsten Held, Jing Xia, Johan Verbeeck, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, George A. Sawatzky, Gertjan Koster, Mark Huijben*, Guus Rijnders, “Thickness dependent properties in oxide heterostructures driven by structurally induced metal-oxygen hybridization variations”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 1606717 (2017).
  Thomas, S., Kim, D. J., Chung, S. B., Grant, T., Fisk, Z., and Xia, J. “Weak Antilocalization and Linear Magnetoresistance in the Surface State of SmB6”, Phys. Rev. B 94, 205114 (2016).
  S. M. Thomas, P. F. S. Rosa, S. B. Lee, S.A. Parameswaran, Z. Fisk, and J. Xia , “Low Temperature metamagnetism and Hall effect anomaly in Kondo compound CeAgBi2”, Phys. Rev. B 93, 075149 (2016).
  Maxim Dzero, Jing Xia, Victor Galitski, Piers Coleman, “Topological Kondo Insulators”, Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, Volume 7 (2016).
  A. Stern^, D.K. Efimkin^, V. Galitski, Z. Fisk and J. Xia, “Radio Frequency Tunable Oscillator Device Based on SmB6 Micro-crystal”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116(16), 166603, (2016). (^ co-first author)
  Maarten Nijland, Sean Thomas, Mark A. Smithers, Nirupam Banerjee, Dave H. A. Blank, Guus Rijnders, Jing Xia, Gertjan Koster, and Johan E. ten Elshof, “Epitaxy on Demand”, Advanced Functional Materials, 25, 32, 5140 (2015).
  Maarten Nijland, Antony George, Sean Thomas, Evert P. Houwman, Jing Xia, Dave H. A. Blank, Guus Rijnders, Gertjan Koster, Johan E. ten Elshof, “Patterning of Epitaxial Perovskites from Micro and Nano Molded Stencil Masks”, Advanced Functional Materials, 24, 43, 6853 (2014).
  D.J. Kim, J Xia, Z. Fisk, “Topological surface state in the Kondo Insulator Samarium Hexaboride”, Nature Materials, DOI 10.1038/nmat3913 (2014).
  Hovnatan Karapetyan, Jing Xia, M. Hucker, G. D. Gu, J. M. Tranquada, M.M. Fejer, A. Kapitulnik, “Evidence of chiral order in the charge-ordered phase of La1.875Ba0.125CuO4”, arXiv:1308.4785 (2013). Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 047003 (2014)
  D.J. Kim*, S. Thomas*, T. Grant, J. Botimer, Z. Fisk, Jing Xia, “Robust Surface Hall Effect and Nonlocal Transport in SmB6: Indication for an Ideal Topological Insulator”, arXiv:1211.6769, (2012). Nature: Scientific Reports 3, 3150 , DOI 10.1038/srep03150 (2013).
  Hovnatan Karapetyan, M. Hucker, G. D. Gu, J. M. Tranquada, M. M. Fejer, Jing Xia, A. Kapitulnik, “Magneto-Optical Measurements of a Cascade of Transitions in Superconducting La1:875Ba0:125CuO4 Single Crystals”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147001 (2012)
  Jing Xia, J.P. Eisenstein, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, "Experimental Evidence for a Fractionally Quantized Hall State with Anisotropic Longitudinal Transport”, Nature Physics, 10.1038/NPHYS2118, (2011).
  (before September 2011)

8.Jing Xia, Vaclav Cvicek, J.P. Eisenstein, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, "Tilt-Induced Anisotropic to Isotropic Phase Transition at $nu= 5/2$", Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 176807 (2010).
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

9.Aharon Kapitulnik, Jing Xia, Elizabeth Schemm, Alexander Palevski, “Polar Kerr E?ect as Probe for Time-Reversal Symmetry Breaking in Unconventional Superconductors”, New J. Phys. 11 No 5, 055060 (2009).

10.Jing Xia, W. Siemons, G. Koster, M. R. Beasley, and A. Kapitulnik, “Critical thickness for itinerant ferromagnetism in ultrathin films of SrRuO3”, Phys. Rev. B 79, 140407 (2009).
Physics Synopsis “Every single layer matters”.

11.Jing Xia, V. Shelukhin, M. Karpovski, A. Kapitulnik, A. Palevski, “Inverse proximity effect in superconductor-ferromagnet bilayer structures”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 087004 (2009).
Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity

12.Aharon Kapitulnik, Jing Xia, and Elizabeth Schemm, “Search for time-reversal symmetry breaking in unconventional superconductors”, Physica B: Condensed Matter, doi:10.1016/j.physb.2008.11.058 (2008).

13.David Weld, Jing Xia, B. Cabrera, A. Kapitulnik, "A New Apparatus for Detecting Micron-Scale Deviations from Newtonian Gravity", Phys. Rev. D 77, 062006 (2008).
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

14.Jing Xia, E. Schemm, G. Deutscher, S.A. Kivelson, D. A. Bonn, W. N. Hardy, R. Liang, W. Siemons, G. Koster, M. M. Fejer, and A. Kapitulnik, "Polar Kerr Effect Measurements of YBa2Cu3O6+x: Evidence for Broken Symmetry Near the Pseudogap Temperature", Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 127002 (2008).
Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity.

15.Jing Xia, Maeno Yoshiteru, Peter T. Beyersdorf, M. M. Fejer, and Aharon Kapitulnik, "High Resolution Polar Kerr Effect Measurements of Sr2RuO4: Evidence for Broken Time Reversal Symmetry in the Superconducting State", Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 167002 (2006).
Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology,
Physics Today "Search & discovery: Superconductor forms domains that break time-reversal symmetry",
Science "Perspectives: Superconductivity with a Twist".

16.Jing Xia, Peter T. Beyersdorf, Martin M. Fejer, and Aharon Kapitulnik, "Modified Sagnac interferometer for high-sensitivity magneto-optic measurements at cryogenic temperatures", Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 062508 (2006).
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