Jing Xia

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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
Research Interests
Topological materials and quantum computing, Low temperature physics, Fiber optical interferometry, Strongly Correlated electrons, Magnetic sensing
Academic Distinctions
2019 Elected American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
2018 OCPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award (Macronix Prize)
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
Tolman Postdoc fellow
California Institute of Technology 2008—2011
Research Abstract
Novel Materials for Quantum Computers
Established in September 2011, 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 topological insulators, topological superconductors, 2D materials and quantum Hall systems. Their novel properties may be exploited for topologically protecting quantum computing.
Wei Liu, Lei Zhao, Eva Zurek, Jing Xia, Yong-hao Zheng, Hai-qing Lin, Jing-yao Liu & Mao-sheng Miao, "Building egg-tray-shaped graphenes that have superior mechanical strength and band gap", NPJ Computational Materialsvolume 5, Article number: 71 (2019)
S. M. Thomas, Xiaxin Ding, F. Ronning, V. Zapf, J. D. Thompson, Z. Fisk, J. Xia, and P. F. S. Rosa ,“Quantum Oscillations in Flux-Grown SmB6 with Embedded Aluminum”, Phys. Rev. Lett. , 122, 166401 (2019).
Qing Lin He, Gen Yin, Luyan Yu, Alexander J. Grutter, Lei Pan, Chui-Zhen Chen, Xiaoyu Che, Guoqiang Yu, Bin Zhang, Qiming Shao, Alexander L. Stern, Brian Casas, Jing Xia, Xiaodong Han, Brian J. Kirby, Roger K. Lake, K.?T. Law, and Kang L. Wang ,“Topological Transitions Induced by Antiferromagnetism in a Thin-Film Topological Insulator”, Phys. Rev. Lett. , 121, 096802 (2018).
Liu, W., Liu, J.-Y., Xia, J., Lin, H.-Q., & Miao, M.-S., Bubble-wrap carbon: an integration of graphene and fullerenes", Nanoscale, 306, 666 (2018).
Yi Zhang, Lin Xie, Jeongwoo Kim, Alex Stern, Hui Wang, Kui Zhang, Xingxu Yan, Linze Li, Henry Liu, Gejian Zhao, Hang Chi, Chaitanya Gadre, Qiyin Lin, Yichun Zhou, Ctirad Uher, Tingyong Chen, Yinghao Chu, Jing Xia, Ruqian Wu, & Xiaoqing Pan, "Discovery of a Magnetic Conductive Interface in ferroelectric/insulator Heterostructures", Nature Communication 9, 658 (2018).
Brian Casas, Alex Stern, Dmitry K. Efimkin, Zachary Fisk, and Jing Xia, “Direct observation of surface-state thermal oscillations in SmB6 oscillators”, Phys. Rev. B 97, 035121 (2018).
S. Thomas, B. Kuiper, J. Hu, J. Smit, Z. Liao, Z. Zhong, G. Rijnders, A. Vailionis, R. Wu, G. Koster, J. Xia ,“Localized Control of Curie Temperature in Perovskite Oxide Film by Capping-layer-induced Octahedral Distortion”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 119 (2017).
Qing Lin He^, Lei Pan^, Alexander L. Stern, Edward Burks, Xiaoyu Che, Gen Yin, Jing Wang, Biao Lian, Quan Zhou, Eun Sang Choi, Koichi Murata, Xufeng Kou, Tianxiao Nie, Qiming Shao, Yabin Fan, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Kai Liu, Jing Xia, Kang L. Wang, (^ Co-first Authors) ”Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator–superconductor structure”, Science, 357(6348), 294–299 (2017).

See also: Science "A twist on the Majorana fermion"
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, 546, 265-269 (2017).

See also: Physics Today “Search and Discovery: Ferromagnetism found in two-dimensional materials”

See also: Nature "Magnetism in flatland"
A. Stern, M. Dzero, V. M. Galitski, Z. Fisk, J. Xia, “Surface-dominated conduction up to 240K in the Kondo insulator SmB6 under strain”, Nature Materials, 16, 708-711 (2017).

See also: Nature Materials "Topological Kondo insulators: Negative pressure tuning"
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).
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)
Maxim Dzero, Jing Xia, Victor Galitski, Piers Coleman, “Topological Kondo Insulators”, Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, Volume 7 (2016).
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, 13, 446-470 (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”, 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, (2013).

See also: Nature ”Hopes surface for exotic insulator”
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, 7(11), 845-848, (2011).

See also: Nature Physics “Fractional quantum hall effect: Full tilt”
Before 2011:

Jing Xia, Vaclav Cvicek, J.P. Eisenstein, L.N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, "Tilt-Induced Anisotropic to Isotropic Phase Transition at v = 5/2", Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 176807 (2010).

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).

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”.

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

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).

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).

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).

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).
See also: Physics Today "Search & discovery: Superconductor forms domains that break time-reversal symmetry",

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).
Professional Society
Other Experience
Assistant Professor
UC Irvine 2011—2015

Associate Professor
UC Irvine 2015—2018

Tolman Postdoc Fellow
Caltech 2008—2011

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