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Prof. SHENG Zhigao


SHENG Zhigao


PI of Magneto-Optics & Thin Films

Education Background



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Biography & Introduction
Education Background
2002 - 2007    Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences  


Professional Activities
2013 - now     Professor, High Magnetic Field Laboratory, CAS
2010 - 2013    Research Scientist, CEMS, RIKEN
2008 - 2010    Postdoctoral research fellow of JSPS, RCAST, Univeristy of Tokyo
2007 - 2008    Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics, University of Hongkong 
Awards and Honors
2009    Excellent doctoral dissertations, Anhui Province 

2009    Second-Reward of Scientific Research Article, Anhui Province  

2007    Second-Reward of Scientific Research Article, Anhui Province 

2007    Dean Award CAS 




Research Interests  

        Study of functional oxide films and devices within high magnetic fields

        Magneto-optical and magneto-electric responses of materials in high magnetic fields

        Perovskite Solar Cells


Selected Publications

  1. Z. G. Sheng*, M. Nakamura, F. Kagawa, M. Kawasaki, & Y. Tokura, Dynamics of multiple phases in a colossal-magnetoresistive manganite as revealed by dielectric spectroscopy. Nature Communication 3, 944 (2012).
  2. T. Hatano, Z. G. Sheng, M. Nakamura, M. Nakano, M. Kawasaki, Y. Iwasa and Y. Tokura, Gate Control of Percolative Conduction in Strongly Correlated Manganite Films Advanced Materials. (2014) DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304813.
  3. L. Hu, Z. G. Sheng*, Y. N. Huang, W. H. Song, and Y. P. Sun, Remarkable current-enhanced photoconductivity in oxygen-deficient La7/8Sr1/8MnO3-δ thin film Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 042416(2012).
  4. L. Hu, Z. G. Sheng*, X. Hu, R. Zhang, B. Wang, W. Song and Y. P. Sun, Control of the charge/orbital ordering transition in epitaxial La7/8Sr1/8MnO3 thin films through compressive strain. J Physics D: Appl.Phys. 45, 175002(2012).
  5. Z. G. Sheng, N. Ogawa Y. Ogimoto, and K. Miyano, Stability of spontaneous polarization in ultrathin improper ferroelectrics Phys. Rev. B 84, 140101(R) (2011) [Editor Selected].
  6. Z. G. Sheng, N. Ogawa Y. Ogimoto, and K. Miyano, Multiple stable states with in-plane anisotropy in ultrathin YMnO3 films. Advanced Materials 22, 5507(2010).
  7. Z. G. Sheng, J. Gao, and Y. P. Sun, Coaction of electric field induced strain and polarization effects in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 /PMN-PT structures. Phys. Rev. B 79, 174437(2009).
  8. Z. G. Sheng, J. Gao, and Y. P. Sun, Current-induced resistive switching effect in oxygen-deficient La0.8Ca0.2MnO3-δ films Phys. Rev. B 79, 014433 (2009).
  9. Z. G. Sheng, Y. P. Sun, X. B. Zhu, J. M. Dai, W. H. Song, Z. R. Yang, L. Hu, and R. R. Zhang, Transport properties and backward diode-like behaviour in manganite-based p-i-n junctions. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41, 135008 (2008).
  10. Z. G. Sheng, Y. P. Sun, X. B. Zhu, J. M. Dai, W. H. Song, and Z. R. Yang, Effect of bias current on the resisitivity and photoconductivity of oxygen-deficient La2/3Sr1/3MnO3-δ thin films. J. Appl. Phys. 102, 093908 (2007).
  11. Zhigao Sheng, Yuping Sun, Xuebin Zhu, Wenhai Song and Peng Yan, Enhanced low-field magnetization and magnetoresistance in nano-MgO added La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 composites. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 40, 3300-3305 (2007).
  12. Z. G. Sheng, Y. P. Sun, J. M. Dai, X. B. Zhu, and W. H. Song, Erasure of photoconductivity by magnetic field in oxygen-deficient La0.67Sr0.33MnO3-δ thin films. Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 082503(2006).
  13. Z. G. Sheng, B.C.Zhao, W. H. Song, Y. P. Sun, J. R. Sun and B. G. Shen, Change in photovoltage due to an external magnetic field in a mangainite-based heterojunction. Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 242501(2005).
  14. Z. G. Sheng, W. H. Song, P. Sun J. R. Sun and B. G. Shen, Crossover from negative to positive magnetoresistance in La0.7Ce0.3MnO3-SrTiO3-Nb heterojunctions. Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 032501(2005).
  15. J. R. Sun, B. G. Shen, Z. G. Sheng and Y. P. Sun, Temperature-dependent photovoltaic effects in the manganite-based heterojunction. Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3375(2004).