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Duck Young Chung

Principal Materials Scientist


Duck Young Chung is a Principal Materials 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

Direct Thermal Neutron Detection by the 2D Semiconductor 6LiInP2Se6D. G. Chica, Y. He, K. M. McCall, D. Y. Chung, R. O. Pak, G. Trimarchi, Z. Liu, P. M. De Lurgio, B. W. Wessels, M. G. Kanatzidis Nature 2020, 577, 346-349. [DOI]

A new three-dimensional subsulfide Ir2In8S with Dirac semimetal behavior” J. F. Khoury, A. J. E. Rettie, M. A. Khan, N. J. Ghimire, I. Robredo, J. E. Pfluger, K. Pal, C. Wolverton, A. Bergara, J. S. Jiang, L. M. Schoop, M. G. Vergniory, J. F. Mitchell, D. Y. Chung, and M. G. Kanatzidis J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 19130-19137. ([DOI]

Orbital Flop in Rare Earth Monopnictide CeSb” J. Xu, F. Wu, J.-K. Bao, F. Han, Z.-L. Xiao, I. Martin, Y.-Y. Lyu, Y.-L. Wang, D. Y. Chung, M. Li, W. Zhang, J. E. Pearson, J. S. Jiang, M. G. Kanatzidis, and W.-K. Kwok Nature  Comm. 2019, 10, 2875-1-8. [DOI]

High Spectral Resolution of Gamma-rays at Room Temperature by Perovskite CsPbBr3 Single Crystals” Y. He, L. Matei, H. J. Jung, M. Chen, C. C. Stoumpos, Z. Liu, K. M. McCall, J. A. Peters, D. Y. Chung, B. W. Wessels, M. R. Wasielewski, V. P. Dravid, A. Burger and M. G. Kanatzidis Nature Comm. 2018, 9, 1609-1-8. [DOI]

Unique [Mn6Bi5]- nanowires in KMn6Bi5: a quasi-one-dimensional antiferromagnetic metal” J.-K. Bao, Z.-T. Tang, H. J. Jung, J.-Y. Liu, Y. Liu, L. Li, Y.-K. Li, Z.-A. Xu, C.-M. Feng, H. Chen, D. Y. Chung, V. P. Dravid, G.-H. Cao, and M. G. Kanatzidis J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 4391-4400. [DOI]

Charge Density Wave and Narrow Energy Gap at Room Temperature in 2D Pb3-xSb1+xS4Te2-d with Square Te Sheets” H. Chen, C. D. Malliakas,A. Narayan, L. Fang, D. Y. Chung, L. K. Wagner, W.-K. Kwok, and M. G. Kanatzidis J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 11271-11276. [DOI]

Charge Density Wave in the New Polymorphs of RE2Ru3Ge5 (RE = Pr, Sm, Dy)” Bugaris, D. E.; Malliakas, C. D.; Han, F.; Calta, N. P.; Sturza, M.; Krogstad, M.; Osborn, R.; Rosenkranz, S.; Ruff, J.; Trimarchi, G.; Bud’ko, S. L.; Balasubramanian, M.; Chung, D. Y.; Kanatzidis, M. G. J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 4130-4143. [DOI]

Superconductivity in the narrow gap semiconductor RbBi11/3Te6 Malliakas C. D., Chung D. Y., Claus H., Kanatzidis M. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016,138, 14694-14698. [DOI]

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 2016,12, 493-498. [DOI]

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]

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 Comm.20145, 3845. [DOI]