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Jidong Samuel Jiang

Materials Scientist


Sam Jiang joined ANL as a post-doctoral appointee in 1996, and became a staff member in 1998. His research interests are on fabrication of nanostructured materials, nano-scale magnetism, interactions between magnetism and superconductivity, and charge and spin transport phenomena. He is a member of CUSPEA (China-US Physics Examination Application) program (1989), a Phi Beta Kappa (1996), a recipient of the University of Chicago Distinguished Performance Award (2003), and a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2009).


  • Ph.D. Physics, John Hopkins University - 1996
  • B.S. Zhejiang University, China - 1989

Selected Publications

  • Mesoscopic magnetism and superconductivity
    Ali C. Basaran, Javier E. Villegas, J.S. Jiang, Axel Hoffmann, and Ivan K. Schuller,
    MRS Bulletin, 40, 925 (2015)
  • Rational Design of the Exchange-Spring Permanent Magnet (Invited)
    J. S. Jiang and S. D. Bader,
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 26, 064214 (2014).
  • Unanticipated proximity behavior in ferromagnet/superconductor heterostructures with controlled magnetic non-collinearity
    L. Y. Zhu, Yaohua Liu, F. S. Bergeret, J. E. Pearson, S. G. E. te Velthuis, S. D. Bader and J. S. Jiang,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 177001 (2013).
  • Direct Determination of Energy Level Alignment and Charge Transport at Metal-Alq3 Interfaces via Ballistic-Electron-Emission Spectroscopy
    J. S. Jiang, J. E. Pearson, S. D. Bader,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 156807 (2011).
  • Surfactant-Induced Postsynthetic Modulation of Pd Nanoparticle Crystallinity
    Y. Liu, C. Wang, Y. Wei, L. Zhu, D. Li, J. S. Jiang, N. M. Markovic, V. R. Stamenkovic, S. Sun,
    Nano Letters, 11, 1614 (2011).
  • Microstructure Analyses of a Bilayer Sm-Co/Fe Exchange Spring Permanent Magnet
    Yuzi Liu, Y. Q. Wu, M.J. Kramer, Y. Choi, J. S. Jiang, Z. L. Wang, J. P Liu,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 192502, (2008).
  • Absence of spin transport in the organic semiconductor Alq3
    J. S. Jiang, J. E. Pearson, S. D. Bader,
    Phys. Rev. B 77, 035303 (2008).
  • Origin of recoil hysteresis loops in Sm-Co/Fe exchange-spring magnets
    Y. Choi, J. S. Jiang, J. E. Pearson, S. D. Bader, J. P. Liu,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 022502 (2007).
  • Anisotropy Dependence of Irreversible Switching in Fe/SmCo and FeNi/FePt Exchange Spring Magnet Films
    J. E. Davies, O. Hellwig, E. E. Fullerton, J. S. Jiang, S. D. Bader, G. T. Zimanyi, K. Liu,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 262503 (2005).
  • Ligand Effect on the Growth and Digestion of Co Nanocrystals
    A. C. S. Samia, K. Hyzer, J. Schlueter, J. S. Jiang, S. D. Bader, X.-M. Lin,
    J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 127, 4126-4127 (2005)
  • Spin Injection, Diffusion, and Detection in Lateral Spin-Valves
    Y. Ji, A. Hoffmann, J. S. Jiang, and S. D. Bader,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 6218 (2004).
  • Improving Exchange-Spring Nanocomposite Permanent Magnets
    J. S. Jiang, J. E. Pearson, Z. Y. Liu, B. Kabius, S. Trasobares, D. J. Miller, S. D. Bader, D. R. Lee, D. Haskel, G. Srajer, J. P. Liu,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5294 (2004).
  • Nuclear Resonant Magnetometry and its Application to Fe/Cr Multilayers
    C. L’abbé, J. Meersschaut, W. Sturhahn, J. S. Jiang, T. S. Toellner, E. E. Alp, and S. D. Bader,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 37201 (2004).
  • Magnetization-orientation dependence of the superconducting transition temperature in the ferromagnet-superconductor-ferromagnet system: CuNi/Nb/CuNi
    J. Gu, C.-Y. You, J. S. Jiang, J. E. Pearson, Ya. Bazaliy, S. D. Bader,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 267001 (2002).
  • Spin flop transition in a finite antiferromagnetic superlattice: evolution of the magnetic structure
    S.G.E. te Velthuis, J.S. Jiang, S.D. Bader and G.P. Felcher,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 127203 (2002)
  • Exchange Bias Effect in Fe/Cr(211) Double-Superlattices Structures
    J. S. Jiang , G. P. Felcher, A. Inomata, R. Goyette, C. Nelson, and S. D. Bader,
    Phys. Rev. B61, 9653 (2000).
  • Exchange-spring Behavior in Epitaxial Hard/Soft Magnetic Bilayers
    Eric E. Fullerton, J. S. Jiang, M. Grimsditch, C. H. Sowers, and S. D. Bader,
    Phys. Rev. B58, 12193 (1998).
  • Oscillatory Superconducting Temperature in Nb/Gd Multilayers
    J. S. Jiang, D. Davidovic, Daniel H. Reich and C. L. Chien,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 314 (1995).
  • Fabrication and Magnetic Properties of Arrays of Metallic Nanowires
    T. M. Whitney, J. S. Jiang, P. C. Searson, and C. L. Chien,
    Science, 261 (1993).
  • Giant Magnetoresistance in Nonmultilayer Magnetic Systems
    John Q. Xiao, J. S. Jiang, and C. L. Chien,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3479 (1992).