Selected  Publications



1.        D.L. Sun, L.F. Yin, C.J. Sun, H.W. Guo, Z. Gai, X.G. Zhang, T. Z. Ward, Z.H. Cheng, and J. Shen, Giant magnetoresistance in organic spin valves, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(2010),236602.

2.        L.F. Yin, D. Xiao, Z. Gai, T.Z. Ward, N.Widjaja, G.M. Stocks, Z.H. Cheng, E.W. Plummer, Z.Y. Zhang, J. Shen, Tuning the ferromagnetic coupling of Fe nanodots on Cu(111) via dimensionality variation of the mediating electrons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104(2010) 167202.

3.        Y.P. Fang, W.He, H.L. Liu, Q.F. Zhan, H.F. Du, Q. Wu, H.T. Yang, X.Q. Zhang, and Z.H. Cheng, Surface morphology and magnetic anisotropy of obliquely deposited Co/Si(111) films, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 (2010),022507

4.        H.F. Du, W. He, H.L. Liu, Y.P. Fang, Q. Wu, T. Zou, X.Q. Zhang, Y. Sun and Z.H. Cheng, Determination of magnetic anisotropies in ultrathin iron films on vicinal Si(111) substrate by the ferromagnetic resonance, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(2010),142511

5.        H.F. Du, W. He, D.L. Sun, Y.P. Fang, H.L. Liu, X.Q. Zhang and Z.H. Cheng£¬Monte Carlo simulation of magnetic properties of irregular Fe islands on Pb/Si(111 ) substrate based on the scanning tunneling microscopy image, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(2010),132502.

6.        H.T. Yang, C.M. Shen, N.N. Song, T.Z. Yang, H.J. Gao and Z.H. Cheng, Facile Synthesis of Hollow Nano-Sphere and Hemisphere of Cobalt by Polyol Reduction, Nanotechnology, 21(2010),375602.



7.        T.Z. Ward, X.G. Zhang, L.F. Yin, X.Q. Zhang, M. Liu, P.C. Snijders, S. Jesse, E.W. Plummer, Z.H. Cheng, E. Dagotto, and J. Shen, Time Resolved Electronic Phase Transitions in Manganites, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(2009),087201.

8.        R.W. Li, H.B. Wang, X.W. Wang, X. Z. Yu, Y. Matsui, Z.H. Cheng, B.G. Shen,  E.W. Plummer, and J.D. Zhang, Manganite perovskite: small lattice distortion dissimilarity triggers ¡°colossal¡± anisotropic magnetoresistance, PNAS,106(2009),14224.

9.        B. G. Shen, J. R. Sun, F. X. Hu, H. W. Zhang, and Z. H. Cheng, Recent Progress in Exploring Magnetocaloric Materials, Adv. Mater. 21(2009),4545.

10.    D.L. Sun, D.Y. Wang, H.F. Du, W. Ning, J.H. Gao, Y.P. Fang, X.Q. Zhang, Y. Sun, Z.H. Cheng, and J. Shen, Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of quasi-one-dimensional Fe chains on Pb/Si, Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(2009),012504

11.    C.H. Li, F. Wang, Y. Liu, X.Q. Zhang£¬Z.H. Cheng, and Y. Sun, Electrical control of magnetization in charge-ordered multiferroic LuFe2O4, Phys. Rev. B, 79(2009)172412.



12.    J.H. Gao, D.L. Sun, X.Q. Zhang, Q.F. Zhan, W. He, Y. Sun, Z.H. Cheng, Structure and Magnetic Properties of the Self-assembled Co52Pt48 Nanowire Arrays, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(2008), 102501

13.  C.H., Li, X.Q. Zhang, Z.H. Cheng, and Y. Sun, Room-temperature giant dielectric tunability in bulk LuFe2O4, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(2008), 182903.

14.    C.H. Li, X.Q. Zhang, Z.H. Cheng, and Y. Sun, Electric field induced phase transition in charge-ordered LuFe2O4£¬Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(2008),152103.



15.    R.F. Yang, Y. Sun, W. He, Q.A. Li, and Z.H. Cheng, Observation of a Griffiths-like phase in bilayered manganites, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(2007), 032502.

16.    C.M. Xiong, Y.G. Zhao, W. G. Huang, S.M. Guo, B. T. Xie, W.G. Huang, Z. Q. Kou, and Z. H. Cheng, Voltage induced ultrasharp current jump and magnetic tunability of CaMnO3-¦Ä/La0.69Ca0.31MnO3 heterojunction, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2007),053510.

17.    S.M. Guo, Y. G. Zhao, C. M. Xiong£¬W.G. Huang, Z. H. Cheng, X. X. Xi£¬Rectifying property of LiNbO3/La0.69Ca0.31MnO3 heterojunction and its voltage pulse and magnetic field tenability£¬Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(2007), 143509.

18.    J.H. Gao, D.L. Sun, Q.F. Zhan, W. He, and Z.H. Cheng, Magnetization-reversal process and magnetic relaxation of self-assembled Fe3Pt nanowire arrays with different diameters: Experiment and micromagnetic simulations, Phys. Rev. B, (2007),064421.

19.    H.Y. Wu, J. Ni, J.W. Cai, Z.H. Cheng, and Y. Sun£¬Experimental evidence of magnetization modification by superconductivity in a Nb/Ni81Fe19 multilayer£¬Phys. Rev. B, 76(2007), 024416.



20.    Y. Sun, Z. Arnold, J. Kamarad, G.J. Wang, B.G. Shen, and Z.H. Cheng, Pressure enhancement of the giant magnetocaloric effect in LaFe11.6Si1.4, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(2006), 172513.

21.    Y. Sun, J. Kamarad, Z. Arnold, Z.Q. Kou, and Z.H. Cheng, Tuning of magnetocaloric effect in a La0.69Ca0.31MnO3 single crystal by pressure, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(2006)102505.

22.    C.M. Xiong, Y.G. Zhao, and Z.H. Zhao£¬Z.Q. Kou, and Z.H. Cheng£¬H.F. Tian, H.X. Yang, and J.Q Li£¬Rectifying and magnetotransport properties of the heterojunction of Co-doped and undoped TiO2-¦Ä with La0.69Ca0.31MnO3 single crystal£¬Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(2006),134510.

23.    D.Q. Liao, Y. Sun, R.F. Yang, Q.A. Li, and Z.H. Cheng, Spontaneous magnetization and resistivity steps in the bilayered manganite (La0.5Nd0.5)1.2Sr1.8Mn2O7, Phys. Rev. B, 74(2006)174434.

24.    Y.K. Tang, Y. Sun, and Z.H. Cheng, Glassy magnetic behaviors in the phase-separated perovskite cobaltites, Phys. Rev. B73 (2006), 012409.

25.    R.F. Yang, Y. Sun, X. Ma, Y.K. Tang, Q.A. Li, and Z.H. Cheng, Colossal Electroresistance and Low-field Colossal Magnetoresistance in a Bilayered Manganite, Phys. Rev. B, 73 (2006), 092404.

26.    Y.K. Tang, Y. Sun, and Z.H. Cheng, Exchange bias Associated with Phase Separation in the Perovskite Cobaltites La1−xSrxCoO3, Phys. Rev. B, 73 (2006), 174419.



27.    J.H. Gao, Q.F. Zhan, W. He, D.L. Sun, and Z.H. Cheng, Synthesis and magnetic properties of Fe3Pt  nanowire arrays by electrodeposition, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86 (2005) 232506.

28.    Y.Q. Liang, N.L. Di, and Z.H. Cheng, Charge-disproportionation-induced magnetic glassy behavior in La0.5Ca0.5FeO3-¦Ä, Phys. Rev. B, 72(2005), 134416.

29.    Q.F. Zhan, J.H. Gao, Y.Q. Liang, N.L. Di, and Z.H. Cheng, Dipolar interaction in arrays of Fe nanowires studied by Mössbauer spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. B, 72(2005), 024428.

30.    Z. W. Li, G.Q. Lin, N.L. Di, Z.H. Cheng and C.K. Ong, Mössbauer spectra of CoZn-substituted Z-type barium ferrite Ba3Co2-xZnxFe24O41, Phys. Rev. B, 72(2005), 104420.

31.    Y.H. Liu, G.C. Che, K.Q. Li, Z.X. Zhao, Z.Q. Kou, N.L. Di, and Z.H. Cheng, Superconductivity and Mössbauer effect of FexCu1-xBa2YCu2O7+y superconductors synthesized by high pressure, Phys. Rev. B, 71(2005), 104503.

32.    Y.K. Tang, X. Ma, Z.Q. Kou, Y. Sun, N.L. Di, Z.H. Cheng, and Q.A. Li, Slight La doping induced ferromagnetic cluster in layered La3-3xSr1+3xMn3O10 (x=1.00, 0.99, 0.95), Phys. Rev. B, 72(2005), 132403



33.    Z.H. Cheng, N.L. Di, Q.A. Li, Z.Q. Kou, Z. Luo, X. Ma, G.J. Wang, F.X. Hu, and B.G. Shen, Mössbauer Effect Probe of Field-induced Magnetic phase transition in LaFe13-xSix Intermetallic Compounds, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(2004), 1745.

34.    Q.F. Zhan, W. He, X. Ma, Y.Q. Liang, Z.Q. Kou, N.L. Di, and Z.H. Cheng, Applied Field Mössbauer Study of Shape Anisotropy in Fe Nanowire Array, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(2004), 4690.

35.    N.L. Di, Z.H. Cheng, Q.A. Li, G.J. Wang, Z.Q. Kou, X. Ma, Z. Luo, F.X. Hu, and B.G. Shen, First-order magnetic phase transition in LaFe11.7Si1.3 by Mössbauer spectroscopy, Phys. Rev. B,69(2004),224411.



36.    Z.H. Cheng, Z.H.Wang, N.L. Di, Z.Q. Kou, G.J. Wang, R.W. Li, Y. Lu, Q.A. Li, B.G  Shen and R.A. Dunlap, Mössbauer Effect Probe of Local Jahn-Teller distortion in Fe-doped Colossal Magnetoresistive Manganites, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(2003)1587-1589.

37.    Z.H. Cheng, J.X. Zhang, and H. Kronmuller, Magnetically soft phase in magnetization reversal processes of nanocomposite Sm2Fe15Ga2Cx/a-Fe permanent magnetic materials, Phys. Rev. B 68(2003), 144417



38.    R.W. Li, Z.H. Wang, W.N. Wang , J.R. Sun Q.A. Li, S.Y. Zhang, Z.H. Cheng, B.G. Shen B.X. Gu, Large low-field magnetoresistance of phase-separated single-crystalline Pr0.7Pb0.3MnO3, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(2002) 3367-3369.

39.    F.X. Hu, B.G. Shen, J.R Sun, G.J. Wang, Z.H. Cheng, Very large magnetic entropy change near room temperature in LaFe11.2Co0.7Si1.1, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80(2002), 826-828



40.    F.X. Hu, B.G. Shen, J.R. Sun, G.H. Rao, X.X. Zhang, and Z.H. Cheng, Influence of Negative Lattice expansion and Magnetic Transition on Magnetic Entropy Change in compound LaFe11.4Si1.6, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(2001) 3675-3677

41.    W.Y. Zhang, B.G. Shen, Z.H. Cheng, L. Li Y.Q. Zhou and J.Q. Li, Beneficial Effect of Gd Substitution on Magnetic Properties of Magnetically Anisotropic SmCo5 Ribbons, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(2001), 1843-1845.

42.    F.X. Hu, B.G. Shen, J.R. Sun and Z.H. Cheng, Large Magnetic Entropy Change in La(Fe,Co)11.83Al1.17, Phys. Rev. B. 64(2001), 012409

43.    S.Y. Zhang, P. Zhao, Z.H. Cheng, R.W. Li, J.R. Sun, H.W. Zhang, B.G. Shen, Magnetism and Giant Magnetoresistance of YMn6Sn6-xGax (x=0-1.8) Compounds, Phys. Rev. B, 64(2001), 202404



44.    H.Q. Guo, H. Kronmuller, T Dragon, Z.H Cheng, and B.G Shen, Formation and Evolution of the Transverse Anisotropy with Nanocrystallization in Amorphous Fe73.5CuNb3Si13.5B9 ribbons, Phys. Rev. B, 62(2000),5760-5764



45.    Z.H. Cheng, B.G. Shen, F.W. Wang and H. Kronm¨¹ller, Contributions of Individual Fe Sites to the Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy of Y2Fe17-xGax Compounds, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(1999), 1320-1322.

46.    B.G. Shen, H.W. Zhang, S.Y. Zhang, Z.H. Cheng, and W.S. Zhan, Permanent magnetic properties of Sm-Fe-M-C (M = Ga, Si, and Cu) compounds with the 2:17-type structure, Adv. Mater 11(1999), 1110



47.    Z.H. Cheng, J.X. Zhang, H.Q. Guo, J. van Lier, H. Kronm¨¹ller and B.G. Shen, Microstructure and Hard Magnetic Properties of Nanocomposite Sm2Fe15Ga2Cx Permanent Magnets with an excess of Fe Prepared directly by Melt-spinning, Appl. Phys. Lett. 72(1998) 1110-1112.

48.    Z.H. Cheng, H. Kronm¨¹ller and B.G. Shen, Microstructure Refinement and Improvements of Magnetic Properties of Two-phase Exchange-coupled Sm2Fe15Ga2Cx /a -Fe Nanocomposites by Additional Zr, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(1998) 1586-1588.

49.    Z.H. Cheng, B.G. Shen, Q.W. Yan, H.Q. Guo, D.F. Chen, C. Gou, K. Sun, F.R. de Boer, and K.H.J. Buschow, Structure, Exchange Interactions and Magnetic Phase Transitions of Er2Fe17-xAlx Intermetallic Compounds, Phys. Rev. B, 57(1998), 14299-14309.


50.    Z.H. Cheng, B.G. Shen, J.X. Zhang, B. Liang, H.Q. Guo and H. Kronm¨¹ller, Influence of Al Substitution on the Structure and Co-sublattice Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy of Gd2Co17 compounds, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70(1997), 3467-3469.  


51.    Z.H. Cheng, B.G. Shen, M.X. Mao, J.J. Sun, Y.D. Zhang, F.S. Li, Magnetism, Phase Composition, Hyperfine Fields of Melt-spun Nd-Fe-B Alloys with A Few Percent of Neodymium, Phys. Rev. B 52(1995) 9427-9436.

52.    Z.H. Cheng, B.G. Shen, F.W. Wang, L. Cao, J.G. Zhao, W.S. Zhan, M.X. Mao, J.J. Sun, F.S. Li, and Y.D. Zhang, Effect of Carbon Substitutions on the Magnetic Properties and Crystalline Phases of Melt-spun Nd4Fe77.5B18.5 Alloys, Phys. Rev. B. 51(1995), 12433-12438.

53.    B.G. Shen, Z.H. Cheng, B. Liang, J.X. Zhang, H.Y. Gong, F.W. Wang, Q.W. Yan, and W.S. Zhan, Structure and Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy of R2Fe17--xGax Compoundsd with Higher Ga Concentration, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67(1995) 1621-1623.

54.    Q.W. Yan, B.G. Shen, Y.N. Wei, T.Y. Zhao, Y.S. Yao, B. Yin, C. Dong, F.W. Wang, Z.H. Cheng, P.L. Zhang, H.Y. Gong, and Y.F. Li, Superconductivity in the Quaternary Compounds LNi4B4C with L=Y, Ho, Er and Tm, Phys. Rev. B,51(1995), 8395-8397.


55.    S.H. Ge, M.X. Mao, G.L. Chen, Z.H. Cheng, C.L. Zhang, Y.D. Zhang, J.I. Budnick, and W.A. Hines, Effect of Short Range Order on the Magnetic Properties of Fe-B-C Amorphous Alloys: NMR and Magnetization Measurements, Phys. Rev. B. 45(1992), 4695-4699.



Invited talks on International Conferences

  1. Applied field Mössbauer Studies of Shape Magnetic Anisotropy and Dipolar Interactions in Fe Nanowire Arrays, 3rd korea-china workshop on nanotubes and nanowires, May 17-20, 2006, Seoul, Korea

  2. Preferential Arrangement and Controllable Growth of Uniform Mn Nanodots on Si(111)-7¡Á7 Surface, International Symposium on Spintronics and Advanced Magnetic Technologies and International Symposium on Magnetic Materials and Application 2005(ISAMT/SOMMA 2005), Taipei, August 24-27, 2005.

  3. Magnetically soft phase in magnetization reversal processes of nanocomposite Sm2Fe15Ga2Cx/a-Fe permanent magnetic materials, 2004 China magnet Symposium, Xi¡¯an , May 18-24, 2004.  

  4. Microstructure and magnetic properties of nanostructured magnetic materials, Joint of the 4th International symposium on magnetic materials and applications, Dec.9-12, 2002, Pengyong, Korea  

  5. Mössbauer studies of Fe-doped La-Ca-Mn-O colossal magnetoresistive Perovskites, Microscopy and Microanalysis 2002, Aug.4-8,2002, Quebec, Canada

  6. CMR Effect and Mössbauer Studies of Mn-based Perovskite, The 8th IUMRS International Conference on Electronic Materials, June 10-14,2002,  Xian, China

  7. Aniotropic conductivities in manganites, The 8th IUMRS International Conference on Electronic Materials, June 10-14, 2002, Xian, China

  8. Mössbauer spectroscopy and its application in condensed matter physics, The First International Conference on Condensed Matter Theory and Materials Calculation, July, 2002,Weihai, China

  9. Crystallization process and magnetic properties of melt-spun Nanocomposites, International Symposium on Rare-earth Magnets, Beijing, Sept. 1-4, 2000.