Department of Physics, Tsinghua University

School of Sciences Building

Beijing 100084, China








Education and Employment

Jia-Lin Zhu  graduated from the Department of Engineering Physics in Tsinghua University in 1965. He was a visiting scientist in Linkoping University, Sweden (1982-1984) and a visiting professor in SUNY at Buffalo, the United States (1995-1996), and worked on materials design as a guest professor invited by the president of Tohoku University, Japan (1996-1998) and a visiting professor in NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan (2002.6-8, 2004.1-2). Now he is a professor and the chairman of the Degree Committee at Department of Physics, Tsinghua University and the vice chairman of Editorial Council of Tsinghua Science and Technology.



Prof. Zhu is engaged in teaching and research on condensed matter physics and materials science, and mathematics of classical and quantum physics. He has supervised more than 20 M.S. and 15 Ph. D. graduate students.



His research activity deals with physics in quantum-well materials, few particle problems and related optical properties in quantum dot structures, transport properties and strongly correlated electronic phenomena in low dimensional systems, spin tunneling problems in magnetic nanoparticles, and computational design of nanometer scale materials. In these fields, he has published over 100 papers in well known scientific journals including 42 papers in Physical Review and Applied Physics Letters. The publications have been frequently referred.


Awards and Membership

Prof. Zhu received the scientific achievement awards given by the National Education Commission (Ministry of Education, China) in 1990, 1994 and 1998 and the important contribution ones by the National Science and Technology Commission (Ministry of Science and Technology, China) in 1991 and 2001, respectively. Due to the research work on the quantum behavior and computational design for low dimensional structures, he won a second class Award of 2000 National Prize of Natural Science in 2001.


Selected Publications
Physics in quantum-well materials

[1] Jia-Lin Zhu

    Coupling between a donor potential and quantum wells: Effect on binding  


    Phys. Rev. B 40 10529 (1989).

[2] Jia-Lin Zhu, Dao-Hua Tang and Jia-Jiong Xiong

    Subbands and excitons in GaAs/Ga1-xAlxAs quantum wells with different  

    shapes in an electric field

    Phys. Rev. B 39 8609 (1989).

[3] Jia-Lin Zhu, Dao-Hua Tang, and Bing-Lin Gu

    Dependence of energy shifts on the field direction in a graded Ga1-xAlxAs  

    quantum well

    Phys. Rev. B 39 3896 (1989)

[4] Jia-Lin Zhu, W.H. Duan, and Bing-Lin Gu

    Electron-phonon scattering in Ga1-xAlxAs quantum-well structures in an  


    Phys Rev B 50 5473 (1994)

[5] Jia-Lin Zhu and Sheng Xu

    Binding and transition energies of off-center D— in quantum wells and  

    magnetic fields

    Phys. Rev. B 50 12175 (1994).

[6] W.H. Duan, Jia-Lin Zhu, and Bing-Lin Gu

    Electron-interface-phonon scattering in graded quantum wells of Ga1-xAlxAs

    Phys. Rev. B 50 14403 (1994).

[7] Jia-Lin Zhu, D.L. Lin and Y. Kawazoe

    Energy levels of D0 and D— in graded quantum well structures of GaAs/Ga1-  

    xAlxAs under magnetic fields

    Phys. Rev.B 54 16786 (1996).

[8] Z.X.Jiang, B.D.McCombe, Jia-Lin Zhu and W.Schaff

    Magnetic-field-induced unbinding of the off-well-center D—-singlet state  

    in GaAs/Al0.3Ga0.7As multiple quantum wells

    Phys. Rev.B 56 R1692 (1997).

    Electronic structures and confinement effects in quantum dots

[9] Jia-Lin Zhu, Jia-Jiong Xiong and Bing-Lin Gu

    Confined electron and hydrogenic donor states in a spherical quantum dot  

    of  GaAs/Ga1-xAlxAs  

    Phys. Rev. B 41 6001 (1990).

[10] Jia-Lin Zhu, Jie-Hua Zhao and Bing-Lin Gu

    D— centers in spherical quantum dots

    Phys. Rev. B 46 7546 (1992).

[11] Jia-Lin Zhu, Jie-Hua Zhao and Jia-Jiong Xiong

    Dimensionality and potential-shape effects on D0 and D— ground states in  

    quantum dots

    Phys. Rev.B 50 1832 (1994).

[12] Jia-Lin Zhu, and Xi Chen

    Spectrum and binding of an off-center donor in a spherical quantum dot

    Phys. Rev. B 50 4497 (1994).

[13] Jia-Lin Zhu, Zhi-Qiang Li, Jing-Zhi Yu, K. Ohno and Y. Kawazoe

    Size and shape effects of quantum dots on two-electron spectra

    Phys. Rev. B 55 15819 (1997).

[14] Jia-Lin Zhu, Z. Zhu, Y. Kawazoe and T. Yao

    Spin oscillation and its reduction in a quantum dot

    Phys. Rev. B 58 13755 (1998).

    Macroscopic quantum coherence and tunneling in magnetic nanoparticles

[15] Rong Lu, Jia-Lin Zhu, Xiao-Bing Wang and Lee Chang

    Resonant quantum coherence of the Neel vector in a magnetic field applied  

    along the medium axis

    Phys. Rev. B 58 8542 (1998).

[16] Rong Lu, Jia-Lin Zhu, Xiao-Bing Wang and Lee Chang

    Macroscopic quantum coherence and tunneling of an antiferromagnetic  

    nanoparticle in a magnetic field at an arbitrarily directed angle

    Phys. Rev. B 60 4101 (1999).

[17] Rong Lu, Jia-Lin Zhu, Yi Zhou and Bing-Lin Gu

    Phase intereference of spin tunneling in an arbitrarily directed magnetic  


    Phys. Rev. B 62 11661(2000).

[18] Rong Lü, Jia-Lin Zhu, Yi Zhou, and Bing-Lin Gu

    Spin-phase interference, coherent superposition, and quantum tunneling at  

    excited levels in nanoantiferromagnets

    Phys. Rev. B 64 064423 (2001)

    Electronic structures and transport properties in carbon nanotubes

[19] Hai-Feng Song, Jia-Lin Zhu, Jia-Jiong Xiong

    Symmetry effect on the conductance of two-defect carbon nanotubes

    Phys. Rev B 65 085408 (2002)

[20] Hai-Feng Song, Jia-Lin Zhu, Jia-Jiong Xiong

    Quantum interference induced by nonmagnetic impurities in a single-walled  

    carbon nanotube

    Phys. Rev. B 66 245421 (2002).

[21] Feng Wei, Jia-Lin Zhu, Hao-Ming Chen

    Density of states for metallic carbon nanotubes with a magnetic impurity

    Phys. Rev. B 67 085422 (2003)

    Prediction and control for quantum behaviors in complex nanorings

[22] Jia-Lin Zhu, Xi Chen and Y. Kawazoe

    Persistent current in a one-dimensional disordered ring in the Luttinger  


    Phys. Rev. B 55 16300 (1997).

[23] Hui Hu, Jia-Lin Zhu, and J.J.Xiong

    Energy levels and far-infrared spectroscopy for two electrons in a  

    nanoscopic semiconductor rings

    Phys. Rev. B 62 16777 (2000).

[24] Hui Hu, Jia-Lin Zhu, Dai-Jun Li, and Jia-Jiong Xiong

    Aharonov-Bohm effect of excitons in nanorings

    Phys. Rev. B 63 195307 (2001)

[25] Jia-Lin Zhu, Xi-Quan Yu, Zhen -Sheng Dai, and Xiao Hu,

    Aharonov-Bohm oscillation modes in double-barrier nanorings,

    Phys. Rev. B 67, 075404 (2003).

[26] Xi-Quan Yu , Jia-Lin Zhu, and Xiao Hu,

    Controllable electronic structures and related properties in a double-

    barrier nanoring,

    Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4567 (2003).

    Exact solutions for low-dimensional systems

[27] Jia-Lin Zhu

    Exact solutions for hydrogenic donor states in a spherically rectangular  


    Phys. Rev. B 39  Rapid Communications 8780 (1989).

[28] Jia-Lin Zhu and Jia-Jiong Xiong

    Hydrogen molecular ions in two dimensions

    Phys. Rev. B 41 12274 (1990).

[29] Jia-Lin Zhu, Yong Cheng and Jia-Jiong Xiong

    Quantum levels and Zeeman splitting for two-dimensional hydrogenic donor  

    states in a magnetic field

    Phys. Rev.B 41 10792 (1990).

[30] Jia-Lin Zhu, Zhen-Sheng Dai, and Xiao Hu,

    Two-electrons in one-dimensional nanorings: Exact solutions and  

    interaction energies,

    Phys. Rev. B 68, 045324 (2003).

    Subjects related to low-dimensional materials

[31] A.Q. Lu, K. A. Chao and Jia-Lin Zhu

    Correlated shallow impurity bands in doped semiconductors

    Phys. Rev. B 31 8087 (1985).

[32] Bing-Lin Gu, Jun. Ni and Jia-Lin Zhu

    Structure of alloy (GaAs)1-xGe2x and its electronic properties

    Phys. Rev. B 45 4071 (1992).

[33] Zhi-Qiang Li, Jia-Lin Zhu, C.Q. Wu, Z. Tang and Y. Kawazoe

    Relaxations of TiO2— and SrO— terminated SrTiO3 (001) surfaces

    Phys. Rev. B 58 8075 (1998).