Xikui Fang

Associate Scientist
Address
148 Spedding Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-7505
Email xfang@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

Current research is focused on magnetic materials synthesis involving inorganic polyoxometalates. While the synthesis lies at the center of my research effort, the projects are directed toward developing materials with desired functions/properties at the interface of different fields.

 

  • Synthesize polyoxometalate-based single-molecule magnets and related model complexes for the surface deposition of magnetic molecules;
  • Prepare hybrid complexes of polyoxometalates and cucurbituril macrocycles;

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

 

  • Ph.D. Emory University, 2006
  • M.S. Northeast Normal University, China, 2001
  • B.S. Northeast Normal University, China 1998

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

 

  • 2012 - present Associate Scientist, US DOE Ames Laboratory
  • 2009 - 2012 Assistant Scientist, US DOE Ames Laboratory
  • 2007 - 2009 Postdoctoral Associate, US DOE Ames Laboratory
  • 2004 - 2006 Service Instructor, X-ray Crystallography Lab, Emory University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

 

  • 2006 Harold S. Johnston Award
  • 2005 Osborne R. Quayle Fellowship, 2005
  • 1998 Outstanding Student Award, Northeast Normal University, 1998

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

2011
Wu S; Fang X W; Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Ho K M; Ding Z J; Chen L Y . 2011. Fluctuation between icosahedral and body-centered-cube short-range orders in undercooled Zr liquid. Journal of Applied Physics. 110:103518. abstract
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Fang X W; Zhang G P; Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Electronic transport in large systems through a QUAMBO-NEGF approach: Application to atomic carbon chains. Physics Letters A. 375:3710-3715. 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 . 2011. Structural and dynamical properties of liquid Cu(80)Si(20) alloy studied experimentally and by ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. Physical Review B. 84:134208. abstract
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Fang X W; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Competition between fcc and icosahedral short-range orders in pure and samarium-doped liquid aluminum from first principles. Physical Review B. 83:224203. abstract
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Huang L; Fang X W; Wang C Z; Kramer M J; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Medium-range icosahedral order in quasicrystal-forming Zr2Pd binary metallic glass. Applied Physics Letters. 98:231906. abstract
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Fang X W; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Signature of Al11Sm3 fragments in undercooled Al90Sm10 liquid from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:235104. abstract
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Fang X K; Kogerler P; Furukawa Y; Speldrich M; Luban M . 2011. Molecular Growth of a Core-Shell Polyoxometalate. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 50:5212-5216. abstract
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Corti M; Cattaneo L; Mozzati M C; Borsa F; Jang Z H; Fang X . 2011. Ground state of the magnetic molecule {V6} determined by broadband electron spin resonance at low frequency. Journal of Applied Physics. 109:07B104. abstract
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Fang X K; Luban M . 2011. {Mn14W48} aggregate: the perspective of isopolyanions as ligands. Chemical Communications. 47:3066-3068. abstract
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Zhang G P; Fang X W; Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Electronic structure and transport of a carbon chain between graphene nanoribbon leads. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:025302. abstract
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