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).