Julia Chan is Professor of Solid State and Materials Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and head of The Chan Lab. Dr. Chan's research "is focused on crystal growth, structure (X-ray and neutron), and characterization (electrical, magnetic, transport) of intermetallics and oxides for energy applications, including:

  • Highly correlated electronic materials
  • Magnetic frustrated materials
  • Search and discovery of intermetallics with low thermal conductivity"

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Recent Submissions

  • Detailed Study of the Fermi Surfaces of the Type-II Dirac Semimetallic Candidates XTe₂ (X =Pd, Pt) 

    Zheng, W.; Schönemann, R.; Aryal, N.; Zhou, Q.; Rhodes, D.; Chiu, Y. -C; Chen, K. -W; Kampert, E.; Förster, T.; Martin, T. J.; McCandless, Gregory T.; Chan, Julia Y.; Manousakis, E.; Balicas, L.
    We present a detailed quantum oscillatory study on the Dirac type-II semimetallic candidates PdTe₂ and PtTe₂ via the temperature and the angular dependence of the de Haas-van Alphen and Shubnikov-de Haas effects. In ...
  • Spin Density Wave Instability in a Ferromagnet 

    Wu, Yan; Ning, Zhenhua; Cao, Huibo; Cao, Guixin; Benavides, Katherine A.; Karna, S.; McCandless, Gregory T.; Jin, R.; Chan, Julia Y.; Shelton, W. A.; DiTusa, J. F.
    Due to its cooperative nature, magnetic ordering involves a complex interplay between spin, charge, and lattice degrees of freedom, which can lead to strong competition between magnetic states. Binary Fe₃Ga₄ is one such ...
  • Observation of a Two-Dimensional Fermi Surface and Dirac Dispersion in YbMnSb₂ 

    Kealhofer, Robert; Jang, Sooyoung; Griffin, Sinead M.; John, Caolan; Benavides, Katherine A.; Doyle, Spencer; Helm, T.; Moll, Philip J. W.; Neaton, Jeffrey B.; Chan, Julia Y.; Denlinger, J. D.; Analytis, James G. (Amer Physical Soc, 2018-10-22)
    We present the crystal structure, electronic structure, and transport properties of the material YbMnSb₂, a candidate system for the investigation of Dirac physics in the presence of magnetic order. Our measurements reveal ...
  • Fermi Surface of the Weyl Type-II Metallic Candidate WP₂ 

    Schönemann, R.; Aryal, N.; Zhou, Q.; Chiu, Y. -C; Chen, K. -W; Martin, T. J.; McCandless, G. T.; Chan, Julia Y.; Manousakis, E.; Balicas, L. (2018-09-12)
    Weyl type-II fermions are massless quasiparticles that obey the Weyl equation and which are predicted to occur at the boundary between electron and hole pockets in certain semimetals, i.e., the (W,Mo)(Te₁,P)₂ compounds. ...
  • The Proof Is in the Powder: Revealing Structural Peculiarities in the Yb₃Rh₄Sn₁₃ Structure Type 

    Oswald, Iain W. H.; Rai, Binod K.; McCandless, Gregory T.; Morosan, Emilia; Chan, Julia Y. (Royal Soc Chemistry, 2018-09-12)
    Compounds adopting the Yb₃Rh₄Sn₁₃ structure type have drawn attention because of the revelation of exotic states such as heavy fermion behavior, superconductivity, charge density wave, and quantum critical behavior. The ...
  • The Role of Ceramic and Glass Science Research in Meeting Societal Challenges: Report from an NSF-Sponsored Workshop 

    Faber, Katherine T.; Asefa, Tewodros; Backhaus-Ricoult, Monika; Brow, Richard; Chan, Julia Y.; Dillon, Shen; Fahrenholtz, William G.; Finnis, Michael W.; Garay, Javier E.; Garcia, R. Edwin; Gogotsi, Yury; Haile, Sossina M.; Halloran, John; Hu, Juejun; Huang, Liping; Jacobsen, Steven D.; Lara-Curzio, Edgar; LeBeau, James; Lee, William E.; Levi, Carlos G.; Levin, Igor; Lewis, Jennifer A.; Lipkin, Don M.; Lu, Kathy; Luo, Jian; Maria, Jon-Paul; Martin, Lane W.; Martin, Steve; Messing, Gary; Navrotsky, Alexandra; Padture, Nitin P.; Randall, Clive; Rohrer, Gregory S.; Rosenflanz, Anatoly; Schaedler, Tobias A.; Schlom, Darrell G.; Sehirlioglu, Alp; Stevenson, Adam J.; Tani, Toshihiko; Tikare, Veena; Trolier-McKinstry, Susan; Wang, Hong; Yildiz, Bilge (Wiley, 2018-08-20)
    Under the sponsorship of the U.S. National Science Foundation, a workshop on emerging research opportunities in ceramic and glass science was held in September 2016. Reported here are proceedings of the workshop. The report ...
  • Intermediate Valence to Heavy Fermion Through a Quantum Phase Transition in Yb₃(Rh₁₋xTx)₄ Ge₁₃ (T = Co, Ir) Single Crystals 

    Rai, Binod K.; Oswald, Iain W. H.; Chan, Julia Y.; Morosan, E. (Amer Physical Soc, 2016-01-04)
    Single crystals of Yb₃(Rh₁₋xTx)₄ Ge₁₃ (T = Co, Ir) have been grown using the self-flux method. Powder x-ray diffraction data on these compounds are consistent with the cubic structure with space group Pm3̅n. Intermediate-valence ...
  • Hydrostatic Pressure-Induced Modifications of Structural Transitions Lead to Large Enhancements of Magnetocaloric Effects in MnNiSi-Based Systems 

    Samanta, Tapas; Lepkowski, Daniel L.; Saleheen, Ahmad Us; Shankar, Alok; Prestigiacomo, Joseph; Dubenko, Igor; Quetz, Abdiel; Oswald, Iain W. H.; McCandless, Gregory T.; Chan, Julia Y.; Adams, Philip W.; Young, David P.; Ali, Naushad; Stadler, Shane (Amer Physical Soc, 2015-01-05)
    A remarkable decrease of the structural transition temperature of MnNiSi from 1200 to < 300 K by chemically alloying it with MnFeGe results in a coupling of the magnetic and structural transitions, leading to a large ...
  • Magnetic, Thermodynamic, and Electrical Transport Properties of the Noncentrosymmetric B20 Germanides MnGe and CoGe 

    Ditusa, J. F.; Zhang, S. B.; Yamaura, K.; Xiong, Y.; Prestigiacomo, J. C.; Fulfer, B. W.; Adams, P. W.; Brickson, M. I.; Browne, D. A.; Capan, C.; Fisk, Z.; Chan, Julia Y. (American Physical Society, 2014-10-03)
    We present magnetization, specific heat, resistivity, and Hall effect measurements on the cubic B20 phase of MnGe and CoGe and compare to measurements of isostructural FeGe and electronic-structure calculations. In MnGe, ...