Dr. Junxue Li obtained his B. S. degree in Applied Physics from China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) in 2008, and Ph. D. degree in condensed matter physics from Fudan University in 2015. From March 2015 to September 2020, he worked as Postdoc and Assistant Project Scientist at the Department of Physics and Astronomy in University of California, Riverside (UCR). He joined the Department of Physics in SUSTech as an Assistant Professor since Dec. 3rd, 2020.
Dr. Junxue Li’s research concentrates on novel physical phenomena in nanoscale electronic devices and heterostructures originating from complex interactions such as spin orbit coupling and exchange interaction. His research interests include: (1) transport of spin and heat current across interface of heterostructure, such as spin Seebeck effect and spin Pumping effect; (2) manipulation of the efficiency of spin current generation and detection using quantum materials. He is also interested in epitaxial thin film growth using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and pulsed laser deposition (PLD) methods, particularly for the materials showing topological excitations and ferro-, ferri-, and antiferro-magnetic materials. Up to Dec. 13th, 2020, Dr. Li has published 8 first-author papers (include 1 Nature, 1 Nature Communication, 2 PRL, 1 Nano Letters and 2 PRB), 20 co-author papers, Google Citation=654, h-index=17.
Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics 2009/09 – 2015/01
Fudan University, 2205 Songhu Road, Shanghai, 200438, P. R. China
Supervisor: Prof. Yizheng Wu
Dissertation: Anisotropic magneto-resistance in epitaxial iron films
B.Sc. Applied Physics 2004/09 - 2008/07
China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), 1 Daxue Road,
Xuzhou, Jiangsu, 221116, P. R. China
Assistant Project Scientist Condensed Matter Physics 2020/03 – 2020/09
University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Supervisors: Prof. Jing Shi
Project: 1. Magnon-polaron in Antiferromagnetic insulators;
2. Spin dynamics in antiferromagnetic bulk material and thin films;
Postdoc Condensed Matter Physics 2015/03 – 2020/03
University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Supervisors: Prof. Jing Shi, Prof. Peng Wei
Project: 1. Spin and heat transport in Antiferromagnetic insulators, spin dynamics in antiferromagnetic bulk material and thin films;
2. Growing WTe2 epitaxial films using molecular beam epitaxy and studying its novel transport properties;
Reviewer for Science Advances, Applied Physics Letters, Physics Letters A.
Director assistant of SHINES center since March 2015 (SHINES center is an Energy Frontier Research Center funded in 2014 by the US Department of Energy, Prof. Jing Shi is the director).
Honors & Awards
(1) “Magnon mediated electric current drag effect in normal metal/YIG/normal metal heterostructures”, J. X. Li, Y. D. Xu, M. Aldosary, C. Tang, Z. S. Lin, S. F. Zhang, R. Lake, and J. Shi.
Best Poster Award. SHINES annual meeting 2016, Long Beach, California, USA.
(2) “Three-dimensional mapping of the anisotropic magneto-resistance of single crystal iron thin films”, J. X. Li, Z. Ding, J. Zhu, T. P. Ma, and Y. Z. Wu.
Best Poster Award. Chinese Physical Society Fall Meeting, Xiamen University, Xiamen, P. R. China, Sep. 12-15, 2013.
(3) “In-plane magnetic anisotropy in Fe/MgO/GaAs(001) system”, G. Chen, J. X. Li, J. Zhu, J. H. Liang, and Y. Z. Wu.
Best Poster Award. Annual Meeting of Physics Department, Fudan University, Shanghai, P. R. China, June 4, 2011. (Presented by Junxue Li).
Best Poster Award. 55th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Atlanta, Nov. 14-18, 2010. (Presented by Gong Chen).
Selected Publication ((* Equal contribution)
(1) J. X. Li, H. T. Simensen, D. Reitz, Q. Y. Sun, W. Yuan, C. Li, Y. Tserkovnyak, A. Brataas, and J. Shi, Observation of Magnon Polarons in a Uniaxial Antiferromagnetic Insulator, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 217201 (2020).
(2) J. X. Li, C. Blake Wilson, R. Cheng, M. Lohmann, M. Kavand, W. Yuan, M. Aldosary, N. Agladze, P. Wei, M. S. Sherwin, and J. Shi, Spin Current from Sub-Terahertz-generated Antiferromagnetic Magnons, Nature (London) 578, 70 (2020).
(3) M. Alghamdi*, M. Lohmann*, J. X. Li*, P. R. Jothi, Q. S. Shao, M. Aldosary, T. Su, B. Fokwa and J. Shi, Highly Efficient Spin-Orbit Torque and Switching of Layered Ferromagnet Fe3GeTe2. Nano Lett. 19, 7, 4400-4405 (2019).
(4) J. X. Li, Z. Shi, V. H. Ortiz, M. Aldosary, C. Chen, V. Aji, P. Wei, and J. Shi, Spin Seebeck Effect from Antiferromagnetic Magnons and Critical Spin Fluctuations in Epitaxial FeF2 Films, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 217204 (2019).
(5) J. X. Li*, G. Q. Yu*, C. Tang, Y. Z. Liu, Z. Shi, Y. W. Liu, A Navabi, M. Aldosary, Q. S. Shao, K. L. Wang, R. Lake, and J. Shi, Deficiency of the bulk spin Hall effect model for spin-orbit torques in magnetic-insulator/heavy-metal heterostructures, Phys. Rev. B 95, 241305(R) (2017).
(6) J. X. Li*, Y. D. Xu*, M. Aldosary, C. Tang, Z. Lin, S. Zhang, R. Lake, and J. Shi, Observation of magnon-mediated current drag in Pt/yttrium iron garnet/Pt(Ta) trilayers, Nat. Commun. 7, 10858 (2016).
(7) J. X. Li, M. W. Jia, Z. Ding, J. H. Liang, Y. M. Luo, and Y. Z. Wu, Pt-enhanced anisotropic magneto-resistance in Pt/Fe bilayers, Phys. Rev. B 90, 214415 (2014).
(8) J. X. Li, M. W. Jia, L. Sun, Z. Ding, B. L. Chen, and Y. Z. Wu, Oscillatory Anisotropic Magnetoresistance Arising From Quantum Well States in Au/Fe(001) Bilayers. IEEE Magnetics Letters, 6, 2500304 (2015).