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
Wang C L; Zou J D; Liu J; Mudryk Y; Gschneidner K A; Long Y; Smetana V; Miller G J; Pecharsky V K . 2013. Crystal structure, magnetic properties, and the magnetocaloric effect of Gd5Rh4 and GdRh. Journal of Applied Physics. 113:17a904. abstract
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Xie H; Lu W C; Zhang W; Qin P H; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Electronic and magnetic properties of triangular graphene nanoflakes embedded in fluorographene. Chemical Physics Letters. 572:48-52. abstract
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Lee G D; Yoon E; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Atomistic processes of grain boundary motion and annihilation in graphene. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:155301. abstract
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Lee G D; Yoon E; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Atomistic processes of grain boundary motion and annihilation in graphene. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:155301. abstract
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Liu N; Lu N; Yao Y X; Zhang G P; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Cross-sectional aspect ratio modulated electronic properties in Si/Ge core/shell nanowires. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics. 46:135302. abstract
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Zhang G P; Liu X J; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Zhang J; Ho K M . 2013. Electronic and spin transport properties of graphene nanoribbon mediated by metal adatoms: a study by the QUAMBO-NEGF approach. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:105302. abstract
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2012
Mendelev M I; Kramer M J; Hao S G; Ho K M; Wang C Z . 2012. Development of interatomic potentials appropriate for simulation of liquid and glass properties of NiZr2 alloy. Philosophical Magazine. 92:4454-4469. abstract
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Shao D H; Liu X J; Lu N; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Tringides M C; Thiel P A . 2012. Effect of oxygen on the stability of Ag islands on Si(111)-7 x 7. Surface Science. 606:1871-1878. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Kramer M J; Hao S G; Ho K M; Wang C Z . 2012. Computer simulation of the structure of MZr2 liquid and amorphous alloys. Philosophical Magazine. 92:4098-4112. abstract
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Wu S; Kramer M J; Fang X W; Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Ding Z J; Chen L Y . 2012. Icosahedral short-range order in amorphous Cu80Si20 by ab initio molecular dynamics simulation study. Intermetallics. 30:122-126. abstract
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