Xinyu Liu

Associate Research Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Associate Research Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

332 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Research Interests

Dr. Liu’s research interests are:

  • Structural, electrical, and optical properties of semiconductor alloys and their heterotructures.
  • Band structure, optical, electrical and magnetic properties of diluted magnetic semiconductors, including bulk and low-dimensional structures.
  • Growth by molecular beam epitaxy of low-dimensional semiconductor structures.
  • Physics of low-dimensional systems.
  • Physics of ferromagnetic semiconductors.
  • Electrical transport in magnetic semiconductors.
  • Electronic spin phenomena in semiconductor nanostructures.
  • Semiconductor/superconductor hybrid structures (e.g., such as the submicron-patterned superconductor-diluted magnetic semiconductor bi-layers).


M.S., Univ. of Science and Technology of China, 1996
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 2003


“Scaling relations between anomalous Hall and longitudinal transport coefficients in metallic (Ga,Mn)As films,” X. Liu, S. Shen, Z. Ge, W. L. Lim, M. Dobrowolska, J. K. Furdyna, and S. Lee, Physical Review B 83, 144421 (2011).

“II-VI heterostructures obtained by encapsulation of colloidal CdSe nanowires by molecular beam epitaxy deposition of ZnSe, X. Liu, A. M. Mintairov, J. Herzog, F. Vietmeyer, R. E. Pimpinella, M. Kuno, J. L. Merz, T. H. Kosel, M. Dobrowolska, and J. K. Furdyna,” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B 29, 03C102 (2011).

“Giant Zeeman splitting in nucleation-controlled doped CdSe:Mn2+ quantum nanoribbons, X. Liu, J. H. Yu, K. E. Kweon, J. Joo, J. Park, K. T. Ko, D. Lee, S. Shen, K. Tivakornsasithorn, J. S. Son, J.-H. Park, Y.-W. Kim, G. S. Hwang, M. Dobrowolska, J. K. Furdyna, T. Hyeon,” Nature Materials 9, 47 (2010).

“Coherent Magnetization Precession in Ferromagnetic (Ga,Mn)As Induced by Picosecond Acoustic Pulses, A. V. Scherbakov, A. S. Salasyuk, A. V. Akimov, X. Liu, M. Bombeck, C. Brüggemann, D. R. Yakovlev, V. F. Sapega, J. K. Furdyna, and M. Bayer,” Physical Review Letters 105, 117204 (2010).

“Spin dynamics and manipulation in GaMnAs alloys,” X. Liu, Y. Y. Zhou, E. Harley, L. E. McNeil, J. Wang, J. Qi, Y. Xu, A. Steigerwald, N. Tolk, J. P. Zahn, A. Gamouras, S. March, K. C. Hall, J. K. Furdyna, Proc. SPIE 7600, 76000T (2010).

“MBE growth of II-VI materials on GaSb substrates for photovoltaic applications,” S. Wang, D. Ding, X. Liu, X.-B. Zhang, D. J. Smith, J. K. Furdyna, and Y.-H. Zhang, Journal of Crystal Growth 311, 2116 (2009).

“Ferromagnetic resonance investigation of magnetic anisotropy in Ga1−xMnxAs synthesized by ion implantation and pulsed laser melting,” Y. Y. Zhou, X. Liu, J. K. Furdyna, M. A. Scarpulla, and O. D. Dubon, Physical Review B 80, 224403 (2009).

“Magnetic excitations in ferromagnetic semiconductors, J. K. Furdyna, X. Liu, Y. Y. Zhou,” Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 321, 695 (2009).

“Scaling of the anomalous Hall effect in low Mn concentration (Ga,Mn)As,” S. Shen, X. Liu, Z. Ge, J. K. Furdyna, M. Dobrowolska, and J. Jaroszynski, Journal of Applied Physics 103, 07D134 (2008).

“Spin-polarizable excitonic luminescence in colloidal Mn2+-doped CdSe quantum dots,” R. Beaulac, P. I. Archer, X. Liu, S. Lee, G. M. Salley, M. Dobrowolska, J. K. Furdyna, D. R. Gamelin, Nano Letters 8, 1197 (2008).