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Duck Young Chung

Principal Materials Scientist


Duck Young Chung is a staff scientist in the Emerging Materials Group. After receiving his Ph.D from Kyungpook National University in 1991, he joined the group of Prof. Kanatzidis as a postdoc at Michigan State University in 1992 where later he became a research faculty, then moved to Argonne in 2006. He has extensive expertise and a strong track record in solid-state chemistry. His expertise includes exploratory synthesis, crystal growth coupled with structure and chemical and physical property characterization of a wide variety of bulk materials as well as development of synthesis techniques and methods in the areas of chalcogenides, pnictides, halides, and intermetallic alloys for thermoelectrics, superconductivity, topological insulators, and nuclear radiation detector materials. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed articles and patents published. 

Selected Publications

Multi-Level Switching in Phase Change K2Sb8Se13” Saiful M. Islam, Lintao Peng, Li Zeng, Christos D. Malliakas,  Duck Young Chung, DBruce Buchholz, Thomas Chasapis, Ran Li, Konstantinos Chrissafis, Julia EMedvedeva, Giancarlo G. Trimarchi, Mathew Grayson, Tobin J. Marks, Michael J. Bedzyk, Robert P. H. Chang, Vinayak P. Dravid, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis Science 2017

Double-Q spin-density wave in iron arsenide superconductors” J. M. Allred,  K. M. Taddei, D. E. Bugaris, M. J. Krogstad, S. H.Lapidus, D. Y. Chung, H. Claus, M. G. Kanatzidis, D. E. Brown, J. Kang, R. M. Fernandes, I. Eremin, S. Rosenkranz, O. Chmaissem, and R. Osborn Nature Physics 2016,

In Situ Studies of A Platform for Metastable Inorganic Crystal Growth and Materials Discovery” Daniel P. Shoemaker, Yung-Jin Hu, Duck Young Chung, Gregory J. Halder, Peter J. Chupas, L. Soderholm, J. F. Mitchell, and Mercouri G. Kanatzidis Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.2014, 111, 10922-10927. (doi/10.1073/pnas.1406211111).

Magnetically-Driven Suppression of Nematic Order in the Iron-Based Superconductors” S. Avci, O. Chmaissem, J.M Allred, S. Rosenkranz, I. Eremin, A. Chubukov, D. Bugaris, D.Y. Chung, M. Kanatzidis, J.-P. Castellan , J. Schlueter, H. Claus, D. Khalyavin, P. Manuel, A. Daoud-Aladine Nature Communications20145, 3845. (DOI10.1038/ncomms4845)

Contrasting role of antimony and bismuth dopants on the thermoelectric performance of lead selenide” Y. Lee, S.-H. Lo, C. Chen, H. Sun, D.-Y. Chung, T. C. Chasapis, C. Uher, V. P. Dravid & M. G. Kanatzidis Nature Communications20145, 3640. (DOI10.1038/ncomms4640)

Crystal Growth of The Perovskite Semiconductor CsPbBr3: A New Material for High Energy Radiation Detection” Stoumpos, Constantinos; Malliakas, Christos; Peters, John; Liu, Zhifu; Sebastian, Maria; Im, Jino; Chasapis, Thomas; Wibowo, Arief; Chung, Duck-Young; Freeman, Arthur; Wessels, Bruce; Kanatzidis, Mercouri, Cryst. Growth Des. 2013, 132722-2727. (DOI: 10.1021/cg400645t)

Unconventional superconductivity in Ba0.6K0.4Fe2As2 from inelastic neutron scattering” A. D. Christianson, E. A. Goremychkin, R. Osborn, S. Rosenkranz, M. D. Lumsden, C. D. Malliakas, I. S. Todorov, H. Claus, D. Y. Chung, M. G. Kanatzidis, R. I. Bewley, and T. Guidi Nature 2008456, 930-932.

CsBi4Te6: A High-Performance Thermoelectric Material for Low-Temperature Applications” D.-Y. Chung, T. Hogan, P. W. Brazis, M. Rocci-Lane, C. R. Kannewurf, M. Bastea, C. Uher and M. G. Kanatzidis Science287, 1024-1027 (2000)