Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Julia Y. Chan
BSB 11.530
[email protected]
Chan's group

Julia Chan, Ph.D.

Solid State and Materials Chemistry


B. S. 1993, Baylor University, Waco, TX
Ph.D. 1998, University of California, Davis, CA
NRC Postdoctoral Associate, 1998-2000
National Institute of Standards and Technology, MSEL, Ceramics Division

Research Description

Our research is focused on crystal growth, structure (X-ray and neutron), and characterization (electrical, magnetic, transport) of intermetallics and oxides for energy applications, including:

  1. Highly correlated electronic materials
  2. Magnetic frustrated materials
  3. Search and discovery of intermetallics with low thermal conductivity

Selected Publications

  • Schmitt, D.C.; Drake, B.; McCandless, G.T.; Chan, J.Y., “Targeted Crystal Growth of Rare Earth Intermetallics with Synergistic Magnetic and Electrical Properties: Structural Complexity to Simplicity”, Acc. Chem. Res., 2015, 48, 612–618.

  • Rai, B.K; Oswald, I. W. H.; Wang, J.K.; McCandless, G.T.; Chan, J.Y.; Morosan, E., “Superconductivity In Single Crystals of Lu3T4Ge13-X (T = Co, Rh, Os) And Y3T4Ge13-X (T = Ir, Rh, Os)”, Chem. Mater., 2015, 27, 2488–2494.

  • Fulfer, B.W.; McAlpin, J.D.; McCandless, G.T.; Prestigiacomo, J.; Stadler, S.; Engelkemier, J.; Fredrickson, D.C.; Chan, J.Y. “Filling in the holes: Structural and magnetic properties of single crystalline LnMxGa3 (Ln = Ho-Tm; M = Cr, Mn; x = 0-0.15)”, Chem. Mater., 2014, 26, 1170–1179.

  • Quetz, A.; Tapas, S.; Dubenko, I.; Kangas, M.J.; Chan, J.Y.; Stadler, S.; Naushad, A., “Phase diagram and magnetocaloric effects in aluminum doped MnNiGe alloys”, J. Appl. Phys. 2013, 114, 153909

  • Ishii, R.; Gautreaux, D.; Onuma K.; Nakatsuji, S; Chan, J.Y. “Low-dimensional structure and magnetism of the quantum antiferromagnet Rb4Cu(MoO4)3 and the structure of Rb4Zn(MoO4)3”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 7055–7061.

  • Menard, M.; Ishii, R.; Higo, T.; Nishibori, E.; Sawa, H.; Nakatsuji,S.; Chan, J.Y. “High resolution synchrotron studies of geometrically frustrated antiferromagnets AAl2S4 (A2+ = Mn2+, Fe2+, Co2+, Ni2+)”, Chem. Mater., 2011, 23, 3086–3094.

  • Phelan, W.A.; Menard, M.C.;  Kangas, M.J.; McCandless, G.T.; Drake, B.; Chan, J.Y. “Adventures in crystal growth: synthesis and structure properties relationships of highly correlated intermetallics” Chem. Mater., 2012, 24, 409 - 420.

  • Phelan, W. A.; Nguyen, G; Wang, J.; McCandless, G.T.; Morosan, E.; DiTusa, J.F.; Chan, J.Y., “Discovery of spin glass behavior in Ln2Fe4Sb5 (Ln = La –Nd and Sm)” Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 11412-11421.

  • Schmitt, D.C.; Haldolaarachchige; N.; Xiong, Y.;  Young, D.P.; Jin, R.;  Chan, J.Y., “Exceptionally low thermal conductivity in Gd117Co56Sn112 – A phonon glass–electron crystal system”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 5965–5973.

  • Schmitt, D.C.; Haldolaarachchige; N.; Prestigiacomo, J.;  Karki, A.;  Young, D.P.; Stadler,S.; Jin, R.; Adams, P.A.;  Chan, J.Y., “Structural complexity meets transport and magnetic anisotropy in Ln30Ru4+xSn31-y (Ln = Gd–Dy)”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 35, 2748–2758 (DOI: 10.1021/ja311779t).

  • Updated: July 6, 2016