Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Julia Y. Chan
BSB 11.530
[email protected]
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Refereed Publications

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

Refereed Publications

Selected Publications

Oswald, I.W.H.; McCandless, G.T.; Chan, J.Y. "The Proof is in the Powder: Revealing Structural Peculiarities in Yb3Rh4Sn13-type Compounds and Distorted Variants", CrystEngComm2017, 19, 3381 – 3391. DOI: 10.1039/C7CE00419B (Cover page)

Watkins-Curry, P.; Pujol, K.J.; Benavides, K.A.; Burnett, J.V.; Hedlund, J.K.; Bykova, J.; McCandless, G.T.; Walker, A.V.; Chan, J.Y., "Emergence of Magnetic States in Pr2Fe4–xCoxSb5 (1 < x < 2.5), Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55, 1946–1951. 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.5b02950

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.201548, 612–618. 10.1021/ar5003895

Morrison, G.; Prestigiacomo, J.; Haldolaarachchige, N.; Rai, B.K.; Young, D.P.; Stadler, S.; Morosan, E.M.; and Chan, J.Y.,  "Synthesis and Anisotropic Properties of Single Crystalline Ln2Ru3Al15+x (Ln = Gd, Tb)", J. Solid State Chem., 2016236, 186-194.

Rai, B.K.; Oswald, I.W.H.; Chan, J.Y.; Morosan, E., "Intermediate Valence to Heavy Fermion through a Quantum Phase Transition in Yb3(Rh1-xTx)4Ge13 (T = Co, Ir) Single Crystals", Phys. Rev. B.201693, 035101.

Modic, K.A.; Smidt, T.E.; Kimchi, Breznay, N.P.;  Biffin, A.; Choi, S.K.; Johnson, R.D.;  Coldea, R.; Watkins-Cury, P.; McCandless, G.T.; Gandara, F.; Islam, Z.; Vishwanath, A.; Chan, J.Y.; Shekhter, A.; Mcdonald, R.D.; Analytis, J.G., "Realization Of A Three-Dimensional Spin-Anisotropic Harmonic Honeycomb Iridate", Nat. Commun2014, 5, 4203.

Schmitt, D.C.; Prestigiacomo, J.C.; Adams, P.W.; Young, D.P.; Stadler, S.; Chan, J.Y., "Field-Pulse Memory in A Spin Glass", Appl. Phys. Lett. 2013, 103, 082403. DOI:

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, 135, 2748–2758 (DOI: 10.1021/Ja311779t).

  • Updated: October 16, 2017