Shufeng Zhang
 Professor, Physics
 Member of the Graduate Faculty
Contact
 (520) 6216835
 PhysicsAtmospheric Sciences, Rm. 357
 Tucson, AZ 85721
 zhangs@physics.arizona.edu
Awards
 Koffler Award
 Fall 2017
Interests
No activities entered.
Courses
202425 Courses

Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Fall 2024) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Fall 2024)
202324 Courses

Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Spring 2024) 
Quantum Theory
PHYS 371 (Spring 2024) 
Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Fall 2023) 
Electricity+Magnetism I
PHYS 331 (Fall 2023)
202223 Courses

Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Spring 2023) 
Honors Thesis
PHYS 498H (Spring 2023) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Spring 2023) 
Quantum Theory
PHYS 371 (Spring 2023) 
Directed Research
PHYS 492 (Fall 2022) 
Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Fall 2022) 
Electricity+Magnetism I
PHYS 331 (Fall 2022) 
Honors Thesis
PHYS 498H (Fall 2022)
202122 Courses

Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Spring 2022) 
Quantum Theory
PHYS 371 (Spring 2022) 
Electricity+Magnetism II
PHYS 332 (Fall 2021) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Fall 2021)
202021 Courses

Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Spring 2021) 
Quantum Theory II
PHYS 472 (Spring 2021) 
Current Problems Physics
PHYS 695A (Fall 2020) 
Electricity+Magnetism I
PHYS 331 (Fall 2020) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Fall 2020)
201920 Courses

Directed Research
PHYS 492 (Spring 2020) 
Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Spring 2020) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Spring 2020) 
Quantum Theory
PHYS 371 (Spring 2020) 
Condensed Matter Physics
PHYS 560A (Fall 2019) 
Current Problems Physics
PHYS 695A (Fall 2019) 
Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Fall 2019)
201819 Courses

Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Spring 2019) 
Electricity+Magnetism II
PHYS 332 (Spring 2019) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Spring 2019) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Fall 2018)
201718 Courses

Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Spring 2018) 
Thermal Physics
PHYS 426 (Spring 2018) 
Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Fall 2017) 
Electricity+Magnetism II
PHYS 332 (Fall 2017) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Fall 2017)
201617 Courses

Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Spring 2017) 
Electricity+Magnetism I
PHYS 331 (Spring 2017) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Spring 2017) 
Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Fall 2016) 
Independent Study
PHYS 499 (Fall 2016) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Fall 2016) 
Quantum Theory
PHYS 371 (Fall 2016)
201516 Courses

Directed Research
PHYS 492 (Spring 2016) 
Dissertation
PHYS 920 (Spring 2016) 
Electricity+Magnetism II
PHYS 332 (Spring 2016) 
Independent Study
PHYS 599 (Spring 2016)
Scholarly Contributions
Books
 Zhang, S. (2019). Spintronics Handbook. CRC Press.
Chapters
 Manchon, ., & Zhang, S. (2012). Spin Torque Effects: Theory. In Spin Transport and Magnetism in Electronic Systems (K10210). Taylor & Francis Group.More infoChapter: 8; Editors: Tsymbal, EY  Zutic, I
 Zhang, S. (2012). Spin torques due to large Rashba fields. In Spin Currents. Oxford University Press.More infoChapter: 32; Editors: Maekawa, S  Valenzuela, SO  Saitoh, E  Kimura, T
Journals/Publications
 Cheng, Y., Chen, K., & Zhang, S. (2018). Giant magnetospinSeebeck effect and magnon transfer torques in insulating spin valves. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 112(5).
 Kundu, A., & Zhang, S. (2018). Effect of laser induced orbital momentum on magnetization switching. JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, 454, 165169.
 Tao, X., Liu, Q. i., Miao, B., Yu, R., Feng, Z., Sun, L., You, B., Du, J., Chen, K., Zhang, S., Zhang, L., Yuan, Z., Wu, D. i., & Ding, H. (2018). Selfconsistent determination of spin Hall angle and spin diffusion length in Pt and Pd: The role of the interface spin loss. SCIENCE ADVANCES, 4(6).
 Yang, Y., Luo, Z., Wu, H., Xu, Y., Li, R., Pennycook, S. J., Zhang, S., & Wu, Y. (2018). Anomalous Hall magnetoresistance in a ferromagnet. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 9.
 Chen, K., & Zhang, S. (2017). Roles of nonlocal conductivity on spin Hall angle measurement. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 96(13).
 Cheng, Y., Chen, K., & Zhang, S. (2017). Interplay of magnon and electron currents in magnetic heterostructure. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 96(2).
 NewhouseIllige, T., Liu, Y., Xu, M., Hickey, D. R., Kundu, A., Almasi, H., Bi, C., Wang, X., Freeland, J. W., Keavney, D. J., Sun, C. J., Xu, Y. H., Rosales, M., Cheng, X. M., Zhang, S., Mkhoyan, K. A., & Wang, W. G. (2017). Voltagecontrolled interlayer coupling in perpendicularly magnetized magnetic tunnel junctions. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 8.
 Chen, K., Lin, W., Chien, C. L., & Zhang, S. (2016). Temperature dependence of angular momentum transport across interfaces. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 94(5).
 Li, J., Xu, Y., Aldosary, M., Tang, C., Lin, Z., Zhang, S., Lake, R., & Shi, J. (2016). Observation of magnonmediated current drag in Pt/yttrium iron garnet/Pt(Ta) trilayers. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 7.
 Lin, W., Chen, K., Zhang, S., & Chien, C. L. (2016). Enhancement of Thermally Injected Spin Current through an Antiferromagnetic Insulator. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 116(18).
 Shang, T., Yang, H. L., Zhan, Q. F., Zuo, Z. H., Xie, Y. L., Liu, L. P., Zhang, S. L., Zhang, Y., Li, H. H., Wang, B. M., Wu, Y. H., Zhang, S., & Li, R. (2016). Effect of IrMn inserted layer on anomalousHall resistance and spinHall magnetoresistance in Pt/IrMn/YIG heterostructures. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 120(13).
 Shang, T., Zhan, Q. F., Yang, H. L., Zuo, Z. H., Xie, Y. L., Liu, L. P., Zhang, S. L., Zhang, Y., Li, H. H., Wang, B. M., Wu, Y. H., Zhang, S., & Li, R. (2016). Effect of NiO inserted layer on spinHall magnetoresistance in Pt/NiO/YIG heterostructures. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 109(3).
 Wu, H., Wan, C. H., Zhang, X., Yuan, Z. H., Zhang, Q. T., Qin, J. Y., Wei, H. X., Han, X. F., & Zhang, S. (2016). Observation of magnonmediated electric current drag at room temperature. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 93(6).
 Yang, Y., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Wang, Y., Zhang, S., Li, R., Mirshekarloo, M. S., Yao, K., & Wu, Y. (2016). Fieldlike spinorbit torque in ultrathin polycrystalline FeMn films. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 93(9).
 Zhang, S., & Fert, A. (2016). Conversion between spin and charge currents with topological insulators. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 94(18).
 Chen, K., & Zhang, S. (2015). Enhancement of spin accumulation in ballistic transport regime. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 92(21).
 Chen, K., & Zhang, S. (2015). Spin Pumping Induced Electric Voltage. IEEE MAGNETICS LETTERS, 6.
 Chen, K., & Zhang, S. (2015). Spin Pumping in the Presence of SpinOrbit Coupling. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 114(12).
 Jiao, X., Xu, L., & Zhang, S. (2015). Selfconsistent Bloch equation for modeling elementspecific demagnetization of magnetic alloys and multilayers. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 117(19).
 Liu, H., Wang, R., Guo, P., Wen, Z., Feng, J., Wei, H., Han, X., Ji, Y., & Zhang, S. (2015). Manipulation of magnetization switching and tunnel magnetoresistance via temperature and voltage control. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5.
 Shang, T., Zhan, Q. F., Yang, H. L., Zuo, Z. H., Xie, Y. L., Zhang, Y., Liu, L. P., Wang, B. M., Wu, Y. H., Zhang, S., & Li, R. (2015). Extraordinary Hall resistance and unconventional magnetoresistance in Pt/LaCoO3 hybrids. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 92(16).
 Zhang, S. S., Vignale, G., & Zhang, S. (2015). Anisotropic magnetoresistance driven by surface spinorbit scattering. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 92(2).
 Bi, C., Liu, Y., NewhouseIllige, T., Xu, M., Rosales, M., Freeland, J. W., Mryasov, O., Zhang, S., te, V., & Wang, W. G. (2014). Reversible Control of Co Magnetism by VoltageInduced Oxidation. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 113(26).
 Zhang, S. (2014). Reversible Control of Co Magnetism by VoltageInduced Oxidation. Physical Review Letters, 113, 267202.
 Zhang, S. S., & Zhang, S. (2014). Angular dependence of anisotropic magnetoresistance in magnetic systems. Journal of Applied Physics, 115(17).More infoAbstract: Anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR), whose physical origin is attributed to the combination of spin dependent scattering and spin orbital coupling (SOC), usually displays simple angular dependence for polycrystalline ferromagnetic metals. By including generic spin dependent scattering and spin Hall (SH) terms in the Ohm's law, we explicitly show that various magnetotransport phenomena such as anomalous Hall (AH), SH, planar Hall (PH) and AMR could be quantitatively related for bulk polycrystalline ferromagnetic metals. We also discuss how AMR angular dependence is affected by the presence of interfacial SOC in magnetic layered structure. © 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.
 Zhang, S., & Zhang, S. (2014). Angular dependence of anisotropic magnetoresistance in magnetic systems. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 115(17).
 Zhang, S., Chen, K., & Zhang, S. (2014). Conversion of spin and charge currents in magnetic and nonmagnetic systems. EPL, 106(6).
 Zhang, S., Zhang, S., & Chen, K. (2014). Conversion of spin and charge currents in magnetic and nonmagnetic systems. Europhys. Letters, 106, 67007.
 Fähnle, M., & Zhang, S. (2013). Extended sd models for the dynamics of noncollinear magnetization: Short review of two different approaches. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 326, 232234.More infoAbstract: In the literature there are two sd models (by De Angeli et al. and by Zhang and Zhang) on the dynamics of noncollinear magnetization which treat the spin current density in completely different ways. It is shown that both models yield similar results for the spatial dependence of the damping term in such systems. The interrelations between the two models are discussed extensively. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
 Lei, X. u., & Zhang, S. (2013). Selfconsistent Bloch equation and LandauLifshitzBloch equation of ferromagnets: A comparison. Journal of Applied Physics, 113(16).More infoAbstract: Magnetization dynamics at high temperatures involves both transverse and longitudinal relaxation. The recently formulated LandauLifshitzBloch and selfconsistent Bloch equations are capable of addressing some essential features of magnetization dynamics near Curie temperatures. Here, we analyze these two effective equations in detail and compare their dynamic properties near the Curie temperature. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.
 Xu, L., & Zhang, S. (2013). Selfconsistent Bloch equation and LandauLifshitzBloch equation of ferromagnets: A comparison. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 113(16).
 Zhang, S. S., & Zhang, S. (2013). Spin convertance at magnetic interfaces. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 86(21).More infoExchange interaction between conduction electrons and magnetic moments at magnetic interfaces leads to mutual conversion between spin current and magnon current. We introduce a concept of spin convertance which quantitatively measures magnon current induced by spin accumulation and spin current created by magnon accumulation at a magnetic interface. We predict several phenomena on charge and spin drag across a magnetic insulator spacer for a few layered structures. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.214424
 Lei, X. u., & Zhang, S. (2012). Electric field control of interface magnetic anisotropy. Journal of Applied Physics, 111(7).More infoAbstract: We present a model for determining the Rashba spinorbit coupling (RSOC) at magnetic surfaces or interfaces by explicitly taking into account the interaction between the inversionsymmetrybroken potential and the spindependent electric dipoles of the Bloch states. We show that the RSOC alone can generate a perpendicular surface magnetic anisotropy comparable to the observed values in transition metals. When an external electric field is applied across the interface, the induced screening potential modifies the RSOC and thus controls the direction of the magnetization. Our results are consistent with the existing experiments. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.
 Lei, X. u., & Zhang, S. (2012). Magnetization dynamics at elevated temperatures. Physica E: LowDimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 45, 7276.More infoAbstract: By using the quantum kinetic approach with the instantaneous local equilibrium approximation, we propose an equation that is capable of addressing magnetization dynamics for a wide range of temperatures. The equation reduces to the LandauLifshitz equation at low temperatures and to the paramagnetic Bloch equation at high temperatures. We further include the stochastic fields in the dynamic equation in order to take into account fluctuation at high temperatures. Our proposed equation overcomes the nonanalytic damping coefficients in the LandauLifshitzBloch (known as LLB) equation and can be broadly used for modeling laser pumpprobe experiments and heat assisted magnetic recording. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
 Manchon, A., Li, Q., Xu, L., & Zhang, S. (2012). Theory of laserinduced demagnetization at high temperatures. Physical Review B  Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 85(6).More infoAbstract: Laserinduced demagnetization is theoretically studied by explicitly taking into account interactions among electrons, spins, and lattice. Assuming that the demagnetization processes take place during the thermalization of the subsystems, the temperature dynamics is given by the energy transfer between the thermalized interacting baths. These energy transfers are accounted for explicitly through electronmagnon and electronphonon interactions, which govern the demagnetization time scale. By properly treating the spin system in a selfconsistent random phase approximation, we derive magnetization dynamic equations for a broad range of temperature. The dependence of demagnetization on the temperature and pumping laser intensity is calculated in detail. In particular, we show several salient features for understanding magnetization dynamics near the Curie temperature. While the critical slowdown in dynamics occurs, we find that an external magnetic field can restore the fast dynamics. We discuss the implication of the fast dynamics in the application of heatassisted magnetic recording. © 2012 American Physical Society.
 Zhang, S. S., & Zhang, S. (2012). Magnon mediated electric current drag across a ferromagnetic insulator layer. Physical Review Letters, 109(9).More infoAbstract: In a semiconductor heterostructure, the Coulomb interaction is responsible for the electric current drag between two 2D electron gases across an electron impenetrable insulator. For two metallic layers separated by a ferromagnetic insulator (FI) layer, the electric current drag can be mediated by a nonequilibrium magnon current of the FI. We determine the drag current by using the semiclassical Boltzmann approach with proper boundary conditions of electrons and magnons at the metalFI interface. © 2012 American Physical Society.
 Zhang, S., & Zhang, S. (2012). Magnon Mediated Electric Current Drag Across a Ferromagnetic Insulator Layer. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 109(9).