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yishu wang
Yishu Wang
Assistant Professor

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Office: 312 IAMM
Phone: 865-974-4245

Brief Vita
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2022–present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2022–present)
  • Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology (2018–2022)
  • IQM Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Quantum Matter, The Johns Hopkins University (2018–2022)

  • PhD, Physics, California Institute of Technology (2018)
  • MS, Physics, The University of Chicago (2014)
  • BS Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2013)

Selected Honors
  • R. K. Kar Award for Research in Physics
    Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology, 8/2017
  • Robert G. Sachs Graduate Fellowship
    Department of Physics, The University of Chicago, 5/2014

Research Areas

I am an experimental physicist working in the interdisciplinary domain of physics and materials science, emphasizing macroscopic quantum phenomena in solid-state platforms and their liaison with modern device technology. In particular, I am interested in the vast variety of emergent phenomena rising from many-body correlations in quantum spin systems.

The topics I am interested in are broadly defined, including but not limited to spin fluctuations across electronic phase transitions (e.g. superconductivity, metal-insulator transitions), quantum criticality in the strong-coupling regime, emergent quasiparticles in frustrated magnets and strongly correlated metals. Experimental techniques being employed or under development include time-resolved neutron scattering, inelastic neutron spectroscopy, x-ray magnetic diffraction and optical Raman spectroscopy under high pressure, audio-frequency electrical and magnetic transport down to mK-range, and spintronic devices tailored for one-dimensional spin-chain systems.

Selected Publications
  1. Yishu Wang, T. Reeder, Y. Karaki, J. Kindervater, T. Halloran, N. Maliszewskyj, Y. Qiu, J. A. Rodriguez, S. Gladchenko, S. M. Koohpayeh, S. Nakatsuji, C. Broholm, Monopolar and dipolar relaxation in spin ice Ho2TiO7, Sci. Adv. 7, ea0908 (2021).
  2. Y. Feng, Yishu Wang, D. M. Silevitch, S. E. Cooper, D. Mandrus, P. A. Lee, T. F. Rosenbaum, A continuous metal-insulator transition driven by spin correlations, Nat. Commun. 12, 2779 (2021).
  3. Yishu Wang, T. F. Rosenbaum, D. Prabhakaran, A. T. Boothroyd, Y. Feng, Approaching the quantum critical point in a highly-correlated all-in-all-out antiferromagnet, Phys. Rev. B 101, 220404(R) (2020) (Editors' Suggestion).
  4. Yishu Wang, P. A. Lee, D. M. Silevitch, F. Gomez, S. E. Cooper, Y. Ren, J.-Q. Yan, D. Mandrus, T. F. Rosenbaum, Y. Feng, Antisymmetric linear magnetoresistance and the planar Hall effect, Nat. Commun. 11, 216 (2020).
  5. Yishu Wang, T. F. Rosenbaum, Y. Feng, X-ray magnetic diffraction under high pressure, IUCrJ 6, 507-520 (2019).
  6. Y. Feng, Yishu Wang, D. M. Silevitch, J.-Q. Yan, R. Kobayashi, M. Hedo, T. Nakama, Y. Ōnuki, A. V. Suslov, B. Mihaila, P. B. Littlewood, T. F. Rosenbaum, Linear magnetoresistance in the low-field limit in density-wave materials, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116, 11201-11206 (2019).
  7. Yishu Wang, T. F. Rosenbaum, A. Palmer, Y. Ren, J.-W. Kim, D. Mandrus, Y. Feng, Strongly- coupled quantum critical point in an all-in-all-out antiferromagnet, Nat. Commun. 9, 2953 (2018).
  8. Yishu Wang, Y. Feng, J.-G. Cheng, W. Wu, J. L. Luo, T. F. Rosenbaum, Spiral magnetic order and pressure-induced superconductivity in transition metal compounds, Nat. Commun. 7, 13037 (2016).
Please see my Google scholar profile for a complete list of publications.



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