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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Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in November 2019.

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Recent Submissions

  • Emerging Investigators in Solid-State Inorganic Chemistry 

    Latturner, Susan E.; Chan, Julia Y. (Amer Chemical Soc, 2018-12-10)
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  • One-Dimensional Tellurium Chains: Crystal Structure and Thermodynamic Properties of PrCuₓTe₂ (x ~ 0.45) 

    Baumbach, Ryan; Balicas, Luis; McCandless, Gregory T.; Sotelo, Paola; Zhang, Qiu R.; Evans, Jess; Camdzic, Dino; Martin, Thomas J.; Chan, Julia Y.; Macaluso, Robin T. (Elsevier Inc., 2018-10-20)
    X-ray diffraction, crystal structure, magnetization, and heat capacity results are presented for the rare earth chalcogenide ternary system PrCu₀.₄₅Te₂ and its non-4⨍ analogue LaCu₀.₄₀Te₂. The crystal structure of PrCu₀.₄₅Te₂ ...
  • Bulk Fermi Surface of The Weyl Type-II Semimetallic Candidate NbIrTe₄ 

    Schönemann, R.; Chiu, Y. -C; Zheng, W.; Quito, V. L.; Sur, S.; McCandless, Gregory T.; Chan, Julia Y.; Balicas, L. (American Physical Society, 2019-05-15)
    Recently, a new group of layered transition-metal tetra-chalcogenides was proposed via first-principles calculations to correspond to a new family of Weyl type-II semimetals with promising topological properties in the ...
  • Law and Disorder: Special Stacking Units—Building the Intergrowth Ce₆ Co₅ Ge₁₆ 

    Felder, Justin B.; Weiland, Ashley; Hodovanets, H.; McCandless, George T.; Estrada, Tania G.; Martin, Thomas J.; Walker, Amy V.; Paglione, J.; Chan, Julia Y. (American Chemical Society, 2019-04-22)
    A new structure type of composition Ce₆ Co₅ Ge₁₆ was grown out of a molten Sn flux. Ce₆ Co₅ Ge₁₆ crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Cmcm, with highly anisotropic lattice parameters of α = 4.3293(5) Å, b = 55.438(8) ...
  • The Role of Crystal Growth Conditions on the Magnetic Properties of Ln₂Fe₄₋ₓCoₓSb₅ (Ln = La and Ce) 

    Weiland, Ashley; Li, Sheng; Benavides, Katherine A.; Burnett, Joseph V.; Milam-Guerrero, J.; Neer, Abbey J.; McCandless, Gregory T.; Lv, Bing; Chan, Julia Y. (American Chemical Society, 2019-04-15)
    Single crystals of Ln₂Fe₄₋ₓCoₓSb_{5-y}Bi_y (Ln = La, Ce; 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.5; 0 ≤ y ≤ 0.2) were grown using Bi flux and self-flux methods. The compounds adopt the La₂Fe₄Sb₅ structure type with tetragonal space group I4/mmm. The ...
  • Fermi Surface, Possible Unconventional Fermions, and Unusually Robust Resistive Critical Fields in the Chiral-Structured Superconductor AuBe 

    Rebar, D. J.; Birnbaum, S. M.; Singleton, J.; Khan, M.; Ball, J. C.; Adams, P. W.; Chan, Julia Y.; Young, D. P.; Browne, D. A.; Ditusa, J. F.
    The noncentrosymmetric superconductor (NCS) AuBe is investigated using a variety of thermodynamic and resistive probes in magnetic fields of up to 65 T and temperatures down to 0.3 K. Despite the polycrystalline nature of ...
  • Ferromagnetic Ordering Along the Hard Axis in the Kondo Lattice YbIr₃Ge₇ 

    Rai, B. K.; Stavinoha, M.; Banda, J.; Hafner, D.; Benavides, Katherine A.; Sokolov, D. A.; Chan, Julia Y.; Brando, M.; Huang, C. -L; Morosan, E.
    Ferromagnetic Kondo lattice compounds are far less common than their antiferromagnetic analogs. In this Rapid Communication, we report the discovery of a ferromagnetic Kondo lattice compound, YbIr₃Ge₇. As in almost all ...
  • 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, ...