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Aiping Chen

Aiping Chen

Email
Phone (505) 664-0469

Capabilities

  • Materials
  • Materials by design
  • Functional materials
  • Physical vapor deposition
  • Electron microscopy
  • Interface engineering
  • Multiferroic materials
  • CINT
  • Synthesis
  • Property Measurements

Expertise

Synthesis, characterization, and application of multifunctional materials and thin films, including

  1. Nanostructured materials
  2. Thin films and devices
  3. Semiconductor materials and devices
  4. Ferroic materials and devices
  5. Interface engineering

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Education

May 2013, Ph.D in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University (TAMU)

June 2009, M.E. in Physical Electronics, Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., China

June 2007, B.S. in Applied Physics, Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., China

 

Professional Appointments

July 2016- now, Staff Scientist, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), LANL

July 2014-Present, Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, CINT

Aug. 2013- June 2014, Postdoctoral Research Associate, CINT

May. 2013- July 2013, Postdoctoral Research Associate, TAMU

Sep. 2012-May 2013, Dissertation Fellow, TAMU

 

Professional Societies

Materials Research Society (MRS)

American Ceramic Society (ACS)

American Physical Society (APS)

 

Awards

Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, LANL (2014-2016).

Texas A&M Dissertation Fellowship, TAMU (2012-2013).

Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award, Hubei Province of China, 2010.

Graduate Student Research Award, HUST, 2009. (The only master student winner)

Kwang-Hua Scholarship, HUST, 2005.

University Tri-Excellent Student Award, HUST, 2004.

 

Publications

 

[Book Chapter] A. P. Chen, Q. X. Jia. Multiferroic oxide nanocomposite thin films in Multiferroic Materials: Properties, Techniques, and Applications. Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

  1. A. P. Chen, J.-M. Hu, P. Lu, T. N. Yang, W. Zhang, L. Li, T. Ahmed, E. Enriquez, M. Weigand, Q. Su, H. Y. Wang, J.-X. Zhu, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, L. Q. Chen, D. Yarotski, Q. X. Jia, Role of scaffold network in controlling strain and functionalities of nanocomposite films, Science Advances 2, e1600245 (2016).
  2. A. P. Chen, H. Zhou, Z. Bi, Y. Zhu, Z. Luo, A. Bayraktaroglu, J. Phillips, E. M. Choi, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, S. J. Pennycook, J. Narayan,  Q. X. Jia,  X. Zhang, H. Wang. A new class of room temperature multiferroic thin films with bismuth supercell structure. Advanced Materials, 25, 1028 (2013).
  3. A. P. Chen, Z. Bi, C.F. Tsai, J. Lee, Q. Su, X. Zhang, Q. X. Jia, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll,  H. Wang. Tunable low field magnetoresistance in (La0.7Sr0.3MnO3)0.5:(ZnO)0.5 self assembled vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films. Advanced Functional Materials, 21, 2423 (2011).
  4. X. Lü,* A. P. Chen,* Y. Luo, P. Lu, Y. Dai, E. Enriquez, P. Dowden, H. Xu, P. G. Kotula, A. K. Azad, D. A. Yarotski, R. P. Prasankumar, A. J. Taylor, J. D. Thompson, Q. X. Jia, Nano Letters, 16, 5751 (2016). *equal contribution.
  5. A. P. Chen, M. Weigand, Z. Bi, W. Zhang, X. Lu, P. Dowden, H. Wang, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, Q. X. Jia. Evolution of microstructure, strain and physical properties in oxide nanocomposite films. Scientific Reports, 4, 5426 (2014).
  6. A. P. Chen, Z. Bi, Q. X. Jia, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, H. Wang. Microstructure, vertical strain control and tunable functionalities in self-assembled vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films. Acta Materialia, 61, 2783 (2013). review
  7. A. P. Chen, N. Poudyal, J. Xiong, J. Ping Liu, Q. X. Jia. Modification of structure and magnetic anisotropy of epitaxial CoFe2O4 films by hydrogen reduction. Applied Physics Letters, 106, 111907 (2015).
  8. A. P. Chen, Z. Bi, W. Zhang, J. Jian, Q. X. Jia, H. Wang. Textured metastable VO2 (B) thin films on SrTiO3 substrates with significantly enhanced conductivity. Applied Physics Letters, 104, 071909 (2014).
  9. A. P. Chen, W. Zhang, F. Khatkhatay, Q. Su, C. Tsai, L. Chen, Q. X. Jia, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, H. Wang. Magnetotransport properties of quasi-one-dimensionally channeled vertically aligned heteroepitaxial nanomazes. Applied Physics Letters, 102, 093114 (2013).
  10. A. P. Chen, Z. Bi, H. Hazariwala, X. Zhang, Q. Su,  L. Chen, Q. X. Jia, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll,  H. Wang. Microstructure, magnetic, and low-field magnetotransport properties of self-assembled vertically heteroepitaxial (La0.7Sr0.3MnO3)0.5:(CeO2)0.5 nanocomposite thin films. Nanotechnology, 22, 315712 (2011).
  11. A. P. Chen, Z. Bi,  C.-F. Tsai, L. Chen, Q. Su, X. Zhang, H. Wang. Tilted aligned epitaxial La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 nanocolumnar films with enhanced low-field magnetoresistance by pulsed laser oblique-angle deposition. Crystal Growth & Design, 11, 5405 (2011).
  12. W. Zhang*, A. P. Chen*, Q. X. Jia, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, H. Wang. Epitaxial interface coupling in vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films: from lateral to vertical dimension. Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science, 18, 6 (2014). *equal contribution.
  13. A. P. Chen, H. Long, X. Li, Y. Li, G. Yang, P. Lu. Controlled growth and characteristics of single-phase Cu2O and CuO films by pulsed laser deposition. Vacuum, 83, 927 (2009). top 2 cited article in this journal from 2009.
  14. A. P. Chen, G. Yang, H. Long, P. Lu, W. Zhang, H. Wang. Optical limiting in copper oxide nanocrystalline thin films under a high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser. Materials Letters, 91, 319 (2013).
  15. A. P. Chen, F. Khatkhatay, W. Zhang, C. Jacob, L. Jiao, H. Wang. Strong oxygen pressure dependence of ferroelectricity in BaTiO3/SrRuO3/SrTiO3 epitaxial heterostructures. Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 124101 (2013).
  16. A. P. Chen, W. Zhang, L. Jiao, F. Khatkhatay, C.-F. Tsai, Q. Su, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, Q. X. Jia, H. Wang. Role of boundaries in low-field magnetotransport properties of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 based nanocomposite thin films. Journal of Materials Research, 28, 1707 (2013). [Editor’s pick]
  17. A. P. Chen, H. Long, F. Li, Y. Li, G. Yang, P. Lu. Nonlinear optical properties of laser-deposited CuO thin films. Thin Solid Films, 517, 4277 (2009).
  18. E. Enriquez, A. P. Chen, Z. Harrell, X. Lü, P. Dowden, N. Koskelo, M. Janoschek, C. Chen, Q. X. Jia. Oxygen vacancy-driven evolution of structural and electrical properties in SrFeO3−δ thin films and a method of stabilization. Applied Physics Letters, 109, 141906 (2016).
  19. Z. Harrell, A. P. Chen, E. Enriquez, D. Chen, J. Roback, D. Xue, P. Dowden, X. Lü, C. Chen, Y. Wang, Q. X. Jia. Stoichiometry and Strain Induced Order-Disorder Effects in LaMnO3+δ Thin Films. Submitted to Applied Physics Letters, (2016).
  20. Z. Harrell, A. P. Chen, P. Lu, E. Enriquez, L. Li, B. Zhang, X. Lü, P. Dowden, C. Chen, H. Wang, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, Q. X. Jia. Strain Engineering and Functionality Tuning via Nanoparticle Arrays with Controllable Size and Distribution in a Thin Film Matrix. Submitted to Nano Letters, (2016).
  21. Z. Harrell, E. Enriquez, A. P. Chen, P. Dowden, B. Mace, X. Lü, C. Chen, Q. X. Jia. Strain Engineering and Functionality Tuning via Nanoparticle Arrays with Controllable Size and Distribution in a Thin Film Matrix. Submitted to Applied Physics Letters, (2016).
  22. E. Enriquez, Y. Zhang, A. P. Chen, Z. Bi, Y. Wang, E. Fu, Z. Harrell, X. Lü, P. Dowden, H. Wang, C. Chen, Q. X. Jia. Epitaxial growth and physical properties of ternary nitride thin films by polymer-assisted deposition. Applied Physics Letters, 109, 081907 (2016).
  23. T. Ahmed, , A. P. Chen, B. McFarland, Q. Wang, H. Ohldag, R. Sandberg, Q. X. Jia, D. A. Yarotski, and J. X. Zhu. Effect of Fe and Mn site mixing on the XMCD spectrum in double perovskite Bi2FeMnO6. Applied Physics Letters, 108, 242907 (2016).
  24. T. Ahmed, , A. P. Chen, D. A. Yarotski, S. Rudin, S. A. Trugman, Q. X. Jia, and J. X. Zhu. First-principles study of magnetic, electronic and optical properties of double perovskite Bi2FeMnO6. Accepted by APL Materials, (2016).
  25. S. Singh, J. Xiong, A. P. Chen, M. R. Fitzsimmons, Q. X. Jia. Field-dependent magnetization of BiFeO3 in an ultrathin La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/BiFeO3 superlattice. Physical Review B, 92, 224405 (2015).
  26. X. Lü, J.W. Howard, A. P. Chen, J. Zhu, S. Li, G. Wu, P. Dowden, H. Xu, Y. Zhao, Q. X. Jia, Advanced Science, 3, 1500359 (2016).
  27. S. Lee, A. Sangle, P. Lu, A. P. Chen, W. Zhang, H. Wang, Q. X. Jia, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll. Nanoscaffold memristor with extreme uniformity and tunability through oxygen sublattice incompatibility at vertical interfaces. Advanced Materials, 26, 6284 (2014).
  28. T. Fix, E. M. Choi, J. A. Robinson, A. P. Chen, H. Wang, M. G. Blamire, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll. Electric-field control of ferromagnetism in a nanocomposite via a ZnO phase. Nano Letters, 13, 5886 (2013).
  29. W. Zhang, A. P. Chen, J. Jian, Y. Zhu, L. Chen, P. Lu, Q. X. Jia, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, X. Zhang, H. Wang. Strong perpendicular exchange bias beyond thickness limitation through vertical interfacial coupling. Nanoscale, 7, 13808 (2015).
  30. X. Lü, J. Howard, G. Wu, A. P. Chen, Q. X. Jia, Y. Zhao. High ionic conductivity of Li-rich anti-perovskite Li3OCl films: a promising solid electrolyte. Chemical Communications, 50, 11520 (2014).
  31. X. Lü, J. W. Howard, A. P. Chen, J. Zhu, S. Li, G. Wu, P. Dowden, H. Xu, Y. Zhao, Q. X. Jia, Anti-perovskite Li3OCl electrolyte films for solid-state thin-film Li-Ion batteries. Advanced Science, Inpress, 2016.
  32. E. M. Choi, J. E. Kleibeuker, T. Fix, J. Xiong, C. J. Kinane, D. Arena, S. Langridge, A. P. Chen, Z. Bi, J. H. Lee, H. Wang, Q. X. Jia, M. G. Blamire, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll. Interface coupled BiFeO3/BiMnO3 superlattices with magnetic transition temperature up to 410 K. Advanced Materials Interfaces, Inpress (2016).
  33. W. Li, W. Zhang, L. Wang, J. Gu, A. P. Chen, R. Zhao, Y. Liang, H. Guo, R. Tang, C. Wang, K. Jin, H. Wang, H. Yang. Vertical interface induced dielectric relaxation in nanocomposite (BaTiO3)1-x:(Sm2O3)x thin films. Scientific Reports, 5, 11335 (2015).
  34. W. Zhang, A. P. Chen, F. Khatkhatay, C. Tsai, Q. Su, L. Jiao, X. Zhang, H. Wang. Integration of self-assembled vertically aligned nanocomposite (La0.7Sr0.3MnO3)1-x:(ZnO)x thin films on silicon substrates. ACS Applied Materials & Interface, 5, 3995 (2013).
  35. F. Khatkhatay, A. P. Chen, J. Lee, W. Zhang, H. Abdel-Raziq, H. Wang. Ferroelectric properties of vertically aligned nanostructured BaTiO3-CeO2 thin films and their integration on silicon. ACS Applied Materials & Interface, 5, 12541 (2013).
  36. W. Li, R. Zhao, R. Tang, A. P. Chen, W. Zhang, X. Lu, H. Wang, H. Yang. Vertical-interface-manipulated conduction behavior in nanocomposite oxide thin films. ACS Applied Materials & Interface, 6, 5356 (2014).
  37. E.-M. Choi, A. Kursumovic, O. J. Lee, A. P. Chen, W. Zhang, H. Wang J. L. MacManus-Driscoll. Ferroelectric Sm-doped BiMnO3 thin films with ferromagnetic transition temperature enhanced to 140 K. Submitted to ACS Applied Materials & Interface, 6, 14836 (2014).
  38. L. Li, W. Zhang, F. Khatkhatay, J. Jian, M. Fan, Q. Su, Y. Zhu, A. P. Chen, P. Lu, X. Zhang, H. Wang. Strain and interface effects in a novel bismuth-based self-assembled supercell structure. ACS Applied Materials & Interface, 7, 11631 (2015).
  39. W. Zhang, L. Li, P. Lu, M. Fan, Q. Su, F. Khatkhatay, A. P. Chen, Q. X. Jia, X. Zhang, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, H. Wang. Perpendicular exchange biased magnetotransport at the vertical La0.7Sr0.3MnO3-NiO heterointerface. ACS Applied Materials & Interface, 7, 21646 (2015).
  40. R. Zhao, W. W. Li, A. P. Chen, W. Zhang, Y. Liang, R. Tang, H. Wang, H. Yang. Manipulating leakage behavior via distribution of interfaces in oxide thin films. Applied Physics Letters, 105, 072907 (2014).
  41. W. Zhang, J. Jian, A. P. Chen, L. Jiao, F. Khatkhatay, L. Li, F. Chu, Q. X. Jia, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, H. Wang. Strain relaxation and enhanced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in BiFeO3:CoFe2O4 vertically aligned nanocomposite thin films. Applied Physics Letters, 104, 062402 (2014).
  42. J. Jian, W. Zhang, C. Jacob, A. P. Chen, H. Wang, J. Huang, H. Y. Wang. Role of grain boundaries on the semiconductor to metal phase transition of VO2 thin films. Applied Physics Letters, 107, 102105 (2015).
  43. T. Fix, F. Schoofs, Z. Bi, A. P. Chen, H. Wang, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, M.G. Blamire. Influence of SrTiO3 substrate miscut angle on the transport properties of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interfaces. Applied Physics Letters, 99, 022103 (2011).
  44. W. Zhang, F. Meng, L. Li, A. P. Chen, Q. Su, Q. X. Jia, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, H. Wang. Heterointerface design and strain tuning in room-temperature multiferroic BiFeO3:CoFe2O4 nanocomposite films. Applied Physics Letters, 107, 212901 (2015).
  45. Y. Zhu, A. P. Chen, H. Zhou, W. Zhang, J. Narayan, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, Q. X. Jia, H. Wang. Epitaxial strain relaxation and associated interfacial reconstructions: the driving force for creating new structures with integrated functionality. APL Materials, 1, 050702 (2013). [Editor’s pick]
  46. J. Jian, A. P. Chen, W. Zhang, H. Wang. Sharp semiconductor-to-metal transition of VO2 thin films on glass substrates. Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 244301 (2013).
  47. M. Staruch, D. Hires, A. P. Chen, Z. Bi, H. Wang, M. Jain. Enhanced low-field magnetoresistance in La0.67Sr0.33MnO3:MgO composite films. Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 113913 (2011).
  48. Z. Bi, E. Weal, H. Luo, A. P. Chen, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, Q. X. Jia, H. Wang. Microstructural and magnetic properties of (La0.7Sr0.3MnO3)0.7:(Mn3O4)0.3 nanocomposite thin films. Journal of Applied Physics, 109, 054302 (2011). (23 Cited)
  49. C. Jacob, T. Lynch, A. P. Chen, J. Jian, H. Wang. Highly textured Li(Ni0.5Mn0.3Co0.2)O2 thin films on stainless steel as cathode for lithium-ion battery. Journal of Power Sources, 241, 410 (2013).
  50. Q. Su, D. Yoon, A. P. Chen, A. Manthiram, H. Wang. Vertically aligned nanocomposite electrolytes with enhanced ionic conductivity for solid oxide fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 242, 455 (2013).
  51. Q. Su, D. Yoon, Y. N. Kim, W. Gong, A. P. Chen, S. Cho, A. Manthiram, A. J. Jacobson, H. Wang. Effect of interlayer thickness on the electrochemical properties of bi-layer cathodes for solid oxide fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 218, 261 (2012).
  52. L. Jiao, A. P. Chen, M. Myers, M. General, L. Shao, H. Wang. Enhanced ion radiation tolerance properties in TiN/MgO nanolayer films. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 434, 217 (2013).
  53. L. Chen, C.-F. Tsai, Y. Zhu, A. P. Chen, Z. Bi, J. H. Lee, H. Wang. Enhanced flux pinning properties in superconducting FeSe0.5Te0.5 thin films with secondary phases. Superconductor Science and Technology, 25, 025020 (2012).
  54. L. Chen, C.-F. Tsai, A. P. Chen, Q. Su, H. Wang. Growth and pinning properties of superconducting nanostructured FeSe0.5Te0.5 thin films on amorphous substrates. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23, 7500904 (2013).
  55. C.-F. Tsai, L. Chen, A. P. Chen, F. Khatkhatay, W. Zhang, and H. Wang. Enhanced flux pinning properties in self-assembled magnetic CoFe2O4 nanoparticles doped YBa2Cu3O7−δ thin films. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 23, 8001204 (2013).
  56. C. Tsai, J. Huang, J.-H. Lee, F. Khatkhatay, L. Chen, A. P. Chen, Q. Su, H. Wang. Tunable flux pinning landscapes achieved by functional ferromagnetic Fe2O3:CeO2 vertically aligned nanocomposites in YBa2Cu3O7-δ thin films. Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, 510, 13 (2015).
  57. D. Muñoz-Rojas, M. Jordan, C. Yeoh, A. Marin, A. Kursumovic, L. Dunlop, D. Iza, A. P. Chen, H. Wang, J. L. MacManus Driscoll. Growth of 5 cm2V-1s-1 mobility, p-type Copper(I) oxide (Cu2O) films by fast atmospheric atomic layer deposition (AALD) at 225°C and below. AIP Advance2, 042179 (2012).
  58. G. Yang, A. P. Chen, M. Fu, H. Long, P. Lu. Excimer laser deposited CuO and Cu2O films with third-order optical nonlinearities by femtosecond z-scan measurement. Applied Physics A, 104, 171 (2011).
  59. Q. Su, S. Cho, Z. Bi, A. P. Chen, H. Wang. Enhanced electrochemical properties of Bi-layer La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ cathode prepared by a hybrid method. Electrochimica Acta, 56, 3969 (2011).
  60. H. Long, A. P. Chen, G. Yang, Y. Li, P. Lu. Third-order optical nonlinearities in anatase and rutile TiO2 thin films. Thin Solid Films, 517, 5601 (2009).
  61. H. Long, G. Yang, A. P. Chen, Y. Li, P. Lu. Growth and characteristics of laser deposited anatase and rutile TiO2 films on Si substrates. Thin Solid Films, 517, 745 (2008).
  62. H. Long, G. Yang, A. P. Chen, Y. Li, P. Lu. Femtosecond Z-scan measurement of third-order optical nonlinearities in anatase TiO2 thin films. Optics Communications, 282, 1815 (2009).
  63. H. Long, G. Yang, A. P. Chen, Y. Li, P. Lu. Multilayer Au/TiO2 composite films with ultrafast third-order nonlinear optical properties. Chinese Physics Letters, 25, 4135 (2008).