Di Xiao

Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Physics, University of Texas at Austin, 2007

My research interests lie in quantum condensed matter theory. One major direction of my research is to understand and predict material properties (transport, magnetic, and optical) from the viewpoint of Berry phase and topology. In particular, I’m interested in topological phenomena arising from spin-orbit coupling and many-body interactions. These phenomena are often characterized by novel electromagnetic responses, which may be useful for applications in quantum electronics and quantum computing.


Yang Gao

Postdoctoral Fellow

5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15213


Carnegie Mellon University

Yinhan Zhang

Graduate Student

6414 Wean Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15213


Carnegie Mellon University

Xiaoou Zhang

Undergraduate Student

6414 Wean Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15213


Carnegie Mellon University
Most Cited Publications
  1. "Coupled Spin and Valley Physics in Monolayers of MoS2 and Other Group-VI Dichalcogenides," Di Xiao, Gui-Bin Liu, Wanxiang Feng, Xiaodong Xu, and Wang Yao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 196802 (2012)
  2. "Valley polarization in MoS2 monolayers by optical pumping," Hualing Zeng, Junfeng Dai, Wang Yao, Di Xiao & Xiaodong Cui, Nature Nanotechnology 7, 490 (2012)
  3. "Berry phase effects on electronic properties," Di Xiao, Ming-Che Chang, and Qian Niu, Rev. Mod. Phys. 82, 1959 (2010)
  4. "Spin and pseudospins in layered transition metal dichalcogenides," Xiaodong Xu, Wang Yao, Di Xiao, & Tony F. Heinz, Nature Physics 10, 343 (2014)
  5. "Two-dimensional material nanophotonics,"     Xia, F., Wang, H., Xiao, D., Dubey, M., Ramasubramaniam, A. Nature Photonics 8(12), 899-907 (2014)
Recent Publications
  1. "Spin Nernst Effect of Magnons in Collinear Antiferromagnets," Ran Cheng, Satoshi Okamoto, and Di Xiao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 217202 (2016)
  2. "Anomalous feedback and negative domain wall resistance," Ran Cheng, Jian-Gang Zhu and Di XiaoJ. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49, 434001 (2016)
  3. "Dynamic Feedback in Ferromagnet–Spin Hall Metal Heterostructures," Ran Cheng, Jian-Gang Zhu, and Di Xiao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 097202 (2016)
  4. "Giant spin splitting, strong valley selective circular dichroism and valley-spin coupling induced in silicene," Jinfeng Qu, Xiangyang Peng, Di Xiao, and Jianxin Zhong, Phys. Rev. B 94, 075418 (2016)
  5. "Large anomalous Hall effect in a half-Heusler antiferromagnet," T. Suzuki, R. Chisnell, A. Devarakonda, Y.-T. Liu, W. Feng, D. Xiao, J. W. Lynn & J. G. Checkelsky, Nature Physics 12, 1119 (2016)


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