Jiun-Haw Chu (曲君浩)

Jiun-Haw Chu

Washington Research Foundation Innovation 
Assistant Professor of Physics and Clean Energy 
University of Washington

3910 15th Ave NE

Physics and Astronomy Building (PAB)

Seattle,  WA  98195 
Lab telephone: 206-543-2023 
E-mail: jhchu at uw.edu 

I am an experimental condensed matter physicist. My primary research goals are directed towards discovery and understanding of novel collective behaviors in quantum materials. Particular examples include unconventional superconductivity emerging near a quantum critical point, and exotic Weyl/Dirac excitations in semimetals with strong spin-orbit coupling. My lab will focus on crystal growth, thermodynamic and magnetic measurements, and novel experimental techniques that utilize strain to probe and manipulate the symmetry properties of materials.


2006-2012 Ph. D. Applied Physics, Stanford University

2000-2004 B. S. Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Selected Publications of Iron Based Superconductors

Hsueh-Hui Kuo*, Jiun-Haw Chu*, Joahanna C. Palstrom, Steven A. Kivelson, Ian R. Fisher, "Ubiquitous signatures of nematic quantum criticality in optimally doped Fe-based superconductors",arXiv:1503.00402, accepted by Science (2016) * equal contribution. 

Jiun-Haw Chu, Hsueh-Hui Kuo, James G. Analytis, Ian R. Fisher, "Divergent Nematic susceptibility in an Iron Arsenide Superconductor", Science 337, 710 (2012) (link)

Jiun-Haw Chu, James G. Analytis, Kristiaan De Greve, Peter L. McMahon, Zahirul Islam, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, and Ian R. Fisher, "In-plane resistivity anisotropy in an underdoped iron arsenide superconductor", Science 329, 824 (2010). (link) 

Jiun-Haw Chu, J. G. Analytis, C. Kucharczyk & I. R.Fisher, "Determination of the phase diagram of the electron doped superconductor Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2", Phys. Rev. B, 79, 014506 (2009) (link)

Selected Publications of Topological Insulators

Y. L. Chen, J.-H. Chu, J. G. Analytis, Z. K. Liu, K. Igarashi, H.-H. Kuo, X. L. Qi, S. K. Mo, R. G. Moore, D. H. Lu, M. Hashimoto, T. Sasagawa, S. C. Zhang, I. R. Fisher, Z. Hussain, and Z. X. Shen, "Massive Dirac Fermion on the Surface of a Magnetically Doped Topological Insulator"Science 329, 659 (2010) (link) 

J. G. Analytis, R. D. McDonald, S. C. Riggs, J.-H. Chu, G. S. Boebinger, and I. R. Fisher, "Two-dimensional surface state in the quantum limit of a topological insulator"Nature Physics 6, 960 (2010). 

Y. L. Chen, J. G. Analytis, J.-H. Chu, Z. K. Liu, S.-K. Mo, X. L. Qi, H. J. Zhang, D. H. Lu, X. Dai, Z. Fang, S. C. Zhang, I. R. Fisher, Z. Hussain, Z.-X. Shen, “Experimental Realization of a Three-Dimensional Topological Insulator Bi2Te3”,Science 325, 178-181 (2009).(link) 

Selected Publications of Iridates

Jiun-Haw Chu, Scott. C. Riggs, Maxwell Shapiro, Jian Liu, Claudy Ryan Serero, Di Yi, M. Melissa, S. J. Suresha, C. Frontera, Ashvin Vishwanath, Xavi Marti, I. R. Fisher, R. Ramesh, “Linear magnetoresistance and time reversal symmetry breaking of pyrochlore iridates Bi2Ir2O7”  arXiv:1309.4750

I.Fina, X. Marti, D. Yi, J. Liu, J.H. Chu, C. Rayan-Serrao, S. Suresha, J. Železný, T. Jungwirth, J. Fontcuberta, and R. Ramesh,“Anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic semiconductor Sr2IrO4 epitaxial heterostructure”Nature Communications 5, 4671 (2014)

C. Rayan-Serrao, Jian Liu, J.T. Heron, G. Singh-Bhalla, A. Yadav, S.J. Suresha, R. J. Paull, D. Yi, J.-H. Chu, M. Trassin, A. Vishwanath, E. Arenholz, C. Frontera, J. Železný, T. Jungwirth, X. Marti, and R. Ramesh, “Epitaxy-distorted spin-orbit Mott insulator in Sr2IrO4 thin films”Phys. Rev. B, 87, 085121 (2013)

Full publications list can be found here.