Cai-Zhuang Wang

Scientist II
Address
A506 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6934
Fax 515-294-0689
Email wangcz@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Condensed matter physics and computational materials science
  • develop tight-binding potentials and tight-binding molecular dynamics method for materials simulations
  • atomistic modeling and simulation study of structural, dynamical and electronic properties as well as phase transformation of condensed matter systems and molecules, including:
    • liquid and amorphous materials
    • defects
    • surfaces
    • clusters
    • biological molecules
  • develop genetic algorithm for global structure optimization and Gutzwiller density functional theory and computational code for studying ground state energy and properties of strongly correlated electron systems
  • ab initio calculation and tight-binding molecular dynamics simulation studies of formations, structures, and stabilities of surface-based nanostructures

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics, Intl. School for Adv. Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy, 1986
  • B.S. Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 1982

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2008 Senior Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1996 - 2008 Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1992 - 1996 Associate Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1987 - 1992 Postdoctoral Fellow, Ames Laboratory and Microelectronics Research Center, Iowa State University
  • 1987 Postdoctoral Fellow, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 1996 U.S. D.O.E. Materials Science award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2013
Lei H P; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Wang Y G; Hupalo M; McDougall D; Tringides M; Ho K M . 2013. Strain effect on the adsorption, diffusion, and molecular dissociation of hydrogen on Mg (0001) surface. Journal of Chemical Physics. 139:224702. abstract
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Zhao X; Nguyen M C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Structures and stabilities of alkaline earth metal peroxides XO2 (X = Ca, Be, Mg) studied by a genetic algorithm. RSC Advances. 3:22135-22139. abstract
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Lanata N; Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Schmalian J; Haule K; Kotliar G . 2013. gamma-alpha Isostructural Transition in Cerium. Physical Review Letters. 111:196801. abstract
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Wang C J; Han Y; Walen H; Russell S M; Thiel P A; Evans J W . 2013. Analytic formulations for one-dimensional decay of rectangular homoepitaxial islands during coarsening on anisotropic fcc (110) surfaces. Physical Review B. 88:155434. abstract
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Lee W J; Chang J G; Yang A C; Wang Y T; Su W S; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Influence of oriented topological defects on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube heterojunctions. Journal of Applied Physics. 114:144306. abstract
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Nguyen M C; Choi J H; Zhao X; Wang C Z; Zhang Z; Ho K M . 2013. New Layered Structures of Cuprous Chalcogenides as Thin Film Solar Cell Materials: Cu2Te and Cu2Se. Physical Review Letters. 111:165502. abstract
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Nguyen M C; Choi J H; Zhao X; Wang C Z; Zhang Z; Ho K M . 2013. New Layered Structures of Cuprous Chalcogenides as Thin Film Solar Cell Materials: Cu2Te and Cu2Se. Physical Review Letters. 111:165502. abstract
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Nguyen M C; Ke L Q; Zhao X; Antropov V; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Atomic Structure and Magnetic Properties of HfCo7 Alloy. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 49:3281-3283. abstract
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Yue G Q; Wu S; Shen B; Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Kramer M J; Chen L Y . 2013. Effects of strontium impurity on the structure and dynamics of Al88Si12 liquid. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:245102. abstract
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Liu N; Zheng Z Q; Yao Y X; Zhang G P; Lu N; Li P J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Fine band gap modulation effects of aGNRs by an organic functional group: a first-principles study. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics. 46:235101. abstract
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