Dr. Wenliang Zhang

Wenliang Zhang

Spectroscopy of Novel Materials Group

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


Wenliang Zhang is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) starting in October of 2018. He got his Ph.D. in physical science in 2018 from Institute of Physics (IOP), Chinese Academy of Science on "Antiferromagnetism, nematicity, and their quantum criticality in iron pnictides".  During the time as a Ph.D. candidate, Wenliang Zhang's research work mainly focused on the neutron scattering and transport study on iron-based superconductors, and he also participated in the construction and commissioning of the Bamboo thermal neutron triple-axis spectrometer at China Advanced Research Reactor (CARR).

Institutional Responsibilities

Conducting research on correlated materials especially cuprates and iron-based superconductors using Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) techniques. Support the external user research on RIXS spectrometer at ADRESS beamline.

Scientific Research

Wenliang Zhang's current research mainly focuses on the collective dynamics of spin, charge, and lattice degrees of freedom in correlated-electron systems such as cuprates and iron-pnictides, and their interplay with the exotic orders emerged in these correlated materials like unconventional superconductivity and nematicity. The main technique used is the momentum resolved soft X-ray RIXS, which is powerful in probing the dynamics of various degrees of freedom,  and is available at ADRESS beamline at SLS.

Selected Publications

For an extensive overview we kindly refer you to our publication repository DORA.

Unconventional antiferromagnetic quantum critical point in an iron pnictide. Wenliang Zhang, Yuan Wei, Tao Xie, Zhaoyu Liu, Dongliang Gong, Xiaoyan Ma, Ding Hu, Petr Čermák, Astrid Schneidewind, Gregory Tucker, Siqin Meng, Zita Hüsges, Zhilun Lu, Jianming Song, Wei Luo, Yi-feng Yang, Huiqian Luo, and Shiliang Li. Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 037001 (2019)

Spin excitation anisotropy in the optimally isovalent-doped superconductor BaFe2(As0.7P0.3)2. Ding Hu, Wenliang Zhang, Yuan Wei, Bertrand Roessli, Markos Skoulatos, Louis Pierre Regnault, Genfu Chen, Yu Song, Huiqian Luo, Shiliang Li, and Pengcheng Dai, Phys. Rev. B 96, 180503(R) (2017).

Unified Phase Diagram for Iron-Based Superconductors. Yanhong Gu, Zhaoyu Liu, Tao Xie, Wenliang Zhang, Dongliang Gong, Ding Hu, Xiaoyan Ma, Chunhong Li, Lingxiao Zhao, Lifang Lin, Zhuang Xu, Guotai Tan, Genfu Chen, Zi Yang Meng, Yi-feng Yang, Huiqian Luo, and Shiliang Li, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 157001 (2017).

Crystal growth and phase diagram of 112-type iron pnictide superconductor Ca1−yLayFe1−xNixAs2. Tao Xie, Dongliang Gong, Wenliang Zhang, Yanhong Gu, Zita Huesges, Dongfeng Chen, Yuntao Liu, Lijie Hao, Siqin Meng, Zhilun Lu, Shiliang Li and Huiqian Luo, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 30, 095002 (2017).

Strong ferromagnetic exchange interaction under ambient pressure in BaFe2S3. Meng Wang, S. J. Jin, Ming Yi, Yu Song, H. C. Jiang, W. L. Zhang, H. L. Sun, H. Q. Luo, A. D. Christianson, E. Bourret-Courchesne, D. H. Lee, Dao-Xin Yao, and R. J. Birgeneau, Phys. Rev. B 95, 060502(R) (2017).

Effect of nematic order on the low-energy spin fluctuations in detwinned BaFe1.935Ni0.065As2. Wenliang Zhang, J. T. Park, Xingye Lu, Yuan Wei, Xiaoyan Ma, Lijie Hao, Pengcheng Dai, Zi Yang Meng, Yi-feng Yang, Huiqian Luo, and Shiliang Li, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117. 227003 (2016)

Nematic Quantum Critical Fluctuations in BaFe2-xNixAs2. Zhaoyu Liu, Yanhong Gu, Wei Zhang, Dongliang Gong, Wenliang Zhang, Tao Xie, Xingye Lu, Xiaoyan Ma, Xiaotian Zhang, Rui Zhang, Jun Zhu, Cong Ren, Lei Shan, Xianggang Qiu, Pengcheng Dai, Yi-feng Yang, Huiqian Luo, and Shiliang Li, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 157002 (2016).

Spin excitations in optimally P-doped BaFe2(As0.7P0.3)2 superconductor. Ding Hu, Zhiping Yin, Wenliang Zhang, R. A. Ewings, Kazuhiko Ikeuchi, Mitsutaka Nakamura, Bertrand Roessli, Yuan Wei, Lingxiao Zhao, Genfu Chen, Shiliang Li, Huiqian Luo, Kristjan Haule, Gabriel Kotliar, and Pengcheng Dai, Phys. Rev. B 94, 094504 (2016).

Impact of uniaxial pressure on structural and magnetic phase transitions in electron-doped iron pnictides. Xingye Lu, Kuo-Feng Tseng, T. Keller, Wenliang Zhang, Ding Hu, Yu Song, Haoran Man, J. T. Park, Huiqian Luo, Shiliang Li, Andriy H. Nevidomskyy, and Pengcheng Dai, Phys. Rev. B 93, 134519 (2016).

Effect of residual stress on nematic domains in BaFe2-xNixAs2 studied by angular magnetoresistance. Ding Hu, Wenliang Zhang, Yuan Wei, Xiaotian Zhang, Cong Ren, Lei Shan, Yi-feng Yang, Huiqian Luo, and Shiliang Li, Chin. Phys. B Vol. 25, No. 5, 057402 (2016).

Electronic nematic correlations in the stress-free tetragonal state of BaFe2-xNixAs2. Haoran Man, Xingye Lu, Justin S. Chen, Rui Zhang, Wenliang Zhang, Huiqian Luo, J. Kulda, A. Ivanov, T. Keller, Emilia Morosan, Qimiao Si, and Pengcheng Dai, Phys. Rev. B 92, 134521 (2015).

Structural and Magnetic Phase Transitions near Optimal Superconductivity in BaFe2(As1−xPx)2. Ding Hu, Xingye Lu, Wenliang Zhang, Huiqian Luo, Shiliang Li, Peipei Wang, Genfu Chen, Fei Han, Shree R. Banjara, A. Sapkota, A. Kreyssig, A. I. Goldman, Z. Yamani, Christof Niedermayer, Markos Skoulatos, Robert Georgii, T. Keller, Pengshuai Wang, Weiqiang Yu, and Pengcheng Dai, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 157002 (2015).

Neutron spin resonance as a probe of superconducting gap anisotropy in partially detwinned electron underdoped NaFe0.985Co0.015As. Chenglin Zhang, J. T. Park, Xingye Lu, Rong Yu, Yu Li, Wenliang Zhang, Yang Zhao, J. W. Lynn, Qimiao Si, and Pengcheng Dai, Phys. Rev. B 91, 104520 (2015).