Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Julia Chan
Professor
Julia.Chan@utdallas.edu

Julia Chan, Ph.D.

Solid State and Materials Chemistry

Education

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

  • 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).

  • Morrison, G.; Haldolaarachchige, N.; Chen, C.; Young, D.P.: Morosan, E.; Chan, J.Y., “Synthesis, structure, and properties of Ln2Ru3Al15 (Ln = Ce, Gd): Comparison with LnRu2Al10 and CeRu4(Al,Si)15.58., Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 3198–3206.
  • Updated: May 1, 2013