# Faculty Profile

## Chin-Sen Ting

Distinguished Professor of Physics

**Department of Physics**

**Office:** UH Science Center, 312

**Contact:** ting@uh.edu - (713) 743-8275

**Education:** Ph.D., California at San Diego

Prof. Ting, a fellow of Americam Physical Society/Condensed Matter Physics, has been actively working on condensed matter theories related to semiconductors, magnetism, superconductivity, and strongly correlated electron systems. He and his group has employed numerous theoretical methods, such as the diagrammatic many body theory, path integral approach, and numerical techniques including Monte-Carlo simulation, exact diagonalization and transfer-matrix method, to investigate various problems in solid state systems. He has more than 300 publications and his recent works are involving a) the study of local physics in cuprate-superconductors (HTS) and Fe based superconductors which directly relates to the STM experiments, b) the interplay between superconductivity and antiferromagnetic order in Fe-pnictide compounds, c) the signatures of the FFLO state in heavy fermion superconductors and in cold atom systems or optical lattices, d) the study of many body effects and transport properties of Dirac fermions in graphene and electrons in bilayer graphene, and e) the physics due to spin-orbit interactions.

### Courses Offered and will be Offered

1. Physics 7337-7338 (Fall 2008-Spring 2009) Solid State Physics; This is one year graduate course. Prerequisites are quantum mechanics and statistical physics. It covers electron motion in a periodic lattice, quantization of lattice waves and phonons, neutron scatterings, band structures, semiconductors, interacting electrons and plasmons, transport theory, optical properties, electrons in a strong megnetic field and Landau levels, magnetism, and superconductivity. The lecture will follow the text book: Principles of the theory of Solids by J. M. Ziman (Second Edition, Cambridge Press)and the lecture notes of Prof. P. Misra who is a visiting professor in the Physics Department, and Prof. Ting.

2. Physics 7315 (Fall, 2009) Quantum Many Body Physics; this is one semester graduate course. Prerequisites are quantum mechanics and statistical physics. The lecture is designed for graduate students in condensed matter physics, and will be based on Prof. Ting\'s lecture notes. It covers second quantization, electron and phonon Green\'s functions at zero and finite temperatures, Feynman diagrams in the presence of electron-electron interactions and electron-phonon interactions, properties of electron gas in the random phase approximation, transport theory due to impurity and phonon scatterings, weak localizations, and superconductivity. Reference books: a) Quantum Field Theoretical Methods in Statistical Physics (A. A. Abrokosov, L. P. Gorkov and I. Y. Dzyaloshinskii, Pergamon Press), and b) Many Particle Physics (G. D. Mahan, Plenum).

- R. Wang, J. X. Zhu, B. G. Wang, C. S. Ting, H. Li and X. Wang,“Kondo signatures of a quantum magnetic impurity in topological superconductors”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 087001 (2019).
- Lei Hao, Hong-Yan Lu, and C. S. Ting, “Graphane with carbon dimer defects: Robust in-gap states and a scalable two-dimensional platform for quantum computation”, Phys. Rev. Material 3, 024003 (2019).
- Chun Chen, Wei Yan, C. S. Ting, Yan Chen, and F. J. Burnell “Flux-stabilized Majorana zero modes in coupled one-dimensional Fermi wires”, Phys. Rev. B 98 (Rapid Comm.), 161106(R) (2018).
- Jia-Jin Feng, Zhao Huang, Zhi Wang, and Qian Niu, “Hysteresis from nonlinear dynamics of Majorana modes in topological Josephson junctions” Phys. Rev. B 98, 134515 (2018).
- Sayed Ali Akbar Ghorashi, Yunxiang Liao, and Matthew S. Foster “Critical Percolation without Fine-Tuning on the Surface of a Topological Superconductor” Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 016802 (2018).
- Sayed Ali Akbar Ghorashi, Pavan Hosur, C.-S. Ting, “Irradiated three-dimensional Luttinger semimetal: A factory for engineering Weyl semimetals” Phys. Rev. B97, 20540 (2018).
- Degang Zhang, Zhihai Liu, Jianming Ma, Jiangshan Liu, Zhengwei Xie and C S Ting,“Nesting-induced local electronic patterns around a single As(Te,Se) vacancy in iron-based superconductors” New J of Phys. (Fast Track Communication) 20, 052001 (2018).
- Hai Li and Yuanyuan Zhao, “Thermal transport in topological-insulator-based superconducting hybrid structures with mixed singlet and triplet pairing states”, J. Phys. Condensed Matter 29, 465001 (2017).
- Armindo S. Cuamba, Pavan Hosur, Hong-Yan Lu, Lei Hao, and C. S. Ting, “Type-II Dirac cone and Dirac cone protected by nonsymmorphic symmetry in carbon-lithium compound (C4Li)”, Phys. Rev. B 96, 195159 (2017).
- Hong-Yan Lu, Armindo S. Cuamba, Lei Geng, Lei Hao, Yu-Min Qi, and C. S. Ting, “C3H2: A wide-band-gap semiconductor with strong optical absorption“，Phys. Rev. B 96, 165420 (2017).
- Lei Hao and C. S. Ting, “Nematic superconductivity in CuxBi2Se3: The surface Andreev bound states”, Phys. Rev. B 96, 144512 (2017).
- Lei Hao, Rui Wang, Pavan Hosur, and C. S. Ting, “Larkin-Ovchinnikov state of superconducting Weyl metals: Fundamental differences between pairings restricted and extended in the k-space”, Phys. Rev. B 96, 094530 (2017).
- Sayed A. Ghorashi, Seth Davis and Matthew S. Foster “Disorder-enhanced topological protection and universal quantum criticality in a spin- 3/2 topological superconductors”, Phys. Rev. B 95, 144503 (2017).
- Lei Hao and C. S. Ting, “Searching for two-dimensional Weyl superconductors in superconductor/half metal heterostructures”, Phys. Rev. B 95, 064513 (2017).
- Xin-Zhong Yan and C. S. Ting --Integer quantum Hall effect of interacting electrons in grapheme-- Phys. Rev. B 95, 075107 (2017)
- Hong-Yan Lu, Armindo S. Cuamba, Shih-Yang Lin, Lei Hao, Rui Wang, Hai Li, YuanYuan Zhao, and C. S. Ting --Tilted anisotropic Dirac cones in partially hydrogenated grapheme-- Phys. Rev. B 94, 195423 (2016)
- Lei Hao and C. S. Ting --Topological phase transitions and a two-dimensional Weyl superconductor in a half-metal/superconductor heterostructure-- Phys. Rev. B 94, 134513 (2016)
- Rui Wang, Hong-Yan Lu, Baigeng Wang, and C. S. Ting --Spinon Majorana fermions-- Phys. Rev. B 94, 125146 (2016)
- Armindo S. Cuamba, Hong-Yan Lu, and C. S. Ting --Electronic structure and phonon--mediated superconductivity in ScIrP compound: First-principles calculations-- Phys. Rev. B 94, 094513 (2016).
- Hai Li, Rui Wang, and C. S. Ting --Correlated transport in silicene-based Josephson junctions-- Phys. Rev. B 94, 085422 (2016)
- Hong-Yan Lu, Lei Hao, Rui Wang, and C. S. Ting --Ferromagnetism and superconductivity with possible p+ip pairing symmetry in partially hydrogenated grapheme-- Phys. Rev. B 93, 241410(R) (2016)
- Xin-Zhong Yan, Yinfeng Ma, and C. S. Ting --Phase boundary of spin-polarized-current state of electrons in bilayer grapheme-- Phys. Rev. B 93, 245158 (2016)
- Rui Wang, Lei Hao, Baigeng Wang, and C. S. Ting --Quantum anomalies in superconducting Weyl metals-- Phys. Rev. B 93, 184511 (2016)
- YuanYuan Zhao, Bo Li, Wei Li, Hong-Yi Chen, Kevin E. Bassler, and C. S. Ting --Effects of single- and multi-substituted Zn ions in doped 122-type iron-based superconductors-- Phys. Rev. B 93, 144510 (2016)
- Huaixiang Huang, Degang Zhang, Yi Gao, Wei Ren, and C. S. Ting --Tunneling interstitial impurity in iron-chalcogenide-based superconductors-- Phys. Rev. B 93, 064519 (2016)
- Y. Y. Tai, Hongchui Choi, Towfiq Ahmed, C. S. Ting, and Jianxin Zhu --Edge states and local electronic structure around an adsorbed impurity in a topological superconductor-- Physi. Rev. B 92 174514 (2015)
- X. Z. Yan and C. S. Ting --Current-orderings of interacting electrons in bilayer grapheme-- Phys. Rev. B 92, 075442 (2015)
- Bo Li, Lihua Pan, Yuan-Yen Tai, Matthias J. Graf, Jian-Xin Zhu, Kevin E. Bassler, and C. S. Ting --A unified description of superconducting pairing symmetry in electron-doped Fe-based-122 Compounds-- Phys. Rev. B 92, 002130 (Rapid Comm.)(2015)
- J. -X. Yin, Zheng Wu, J. -H. Wang, Z. -Y. Ye,_Jing Gong, X.-Y. Hou, Lei Shan, An Li, X. -J. Liang, X. X. Wu, Jian Li, C. S. Ting, Z. Q. Wang, J. P. Hu, P. H. Hor, H. Ding and S. H. Pan --Observation of a Robust Zero-energy Bound State in Iron-based Superconductor Fe(Te,Se)-- Nature Phys. 11, 543 (2015)
- Y. -Y. Zhao, Y. Y. Tai, and C. S. Ting --Phase diagram of the isovalent phosphorous-substituted 122-type iron pnictides-- Phys. Rev B 91, 205110 (2015)
- W. Li, X. G. Xu, X. Y. Wei, G. Mu, C. S. Ting, and Yan Chen, --Electronic and magnetic structures of the ferroelectric compound PbBaFe_2O_3-- Phys. Rev. B 91, 075117 (2015)
- W. T. Jin, Wei Li, Y. Su, S. Nandi, Y. Xiao, W. H. Jiao, M. Meven, A. P. Sazonov, E. Feng, Yan Chen, C. S. Ting, G. H. Cao, and Th. Brückel, --Magnetic ground state of superconducting Eu(Fe_0.88Ir_0.12)_2As_2: A combined neutron diffraction and first-principles calculation study-- Phys. Rev. B 91, 064506 (2015)
- Y.-H. Chen, H.-H. Hung, G. Su, G. A. Fiete, and C. S. Ting, --Cellular dynamical mean-field theory study of an interacting topological honeycomb lattice model at finite temperature-- Phys. Rev. B 91, 045122 (2015)
- G. Su, V. G. Hadjiev, P. E. Loya, J. Zhang, S. Lei, S. Maharjan, P. Dong, P. M. Ajayan, J. Lou, and H. B. Peng, --Chemical vapor deposition of thin crystals of layered semiconductor SnS_2 for fast photodetection application-- Nano Lett. 15 (1), 506 (2015)
- Y.-H. Chen, H.-H. Hung, G. Su, G. A. Fiete, and C. S. Ting, --Cellular dynamical mean-field theory study of an interacting topological honeycomb lattice model at finite temperature-- Phys. Rev. B 91, 045122 (2015)
- Y. Y. Tai, C. J. Wang, M. J. Graf, J. -X. Zhu, and C. S. Ting, --Emergent topological mirror insulator in t_2g-orbital systems-- Phys. Rev. B 91, 041111 (Rapid Comm.) (2015)
- Lihua Pan, Jian Li, Yuan-Yen Tai, Matthias J. Graf, Jian-Xin Zhu and C. S. Ting,--Evolution of quasiparticle states with and without a Zn-impurity in doped 122 iron pnictides--Phys. Rev. B 90, 134501 (2014)
- W. Li, D. N. Sheng, C. S. Ting and Y. Chen, --Interaction driven quantum phase transition in fractional quantum spin Hall effect-- Phys. Rev. B 90, 081102(R) (2014)
- X. Z. Yan and C. S. Ting, --Spin-polarized-current state of electrons in bilayer graphene-- Phys. Rev. B 89, 201108(R) (2014)
- Wei Li, Xin-Yuan Wei, Jian-Xin Zhu, C. S. Ting and Yan Chen,--Pressure induced topological quantum phase transition in Sb_2Se_3-- Phys. Rev. B 89, 035101 (2014)
- Debtanu De, Guoxiong, Sean See, Anold Guloy, C. S, Ting and Haibing Peng, --Electric field effects in ultrathin -ZrNBr nano-crystal-- Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, No. 4, 043107 (2013)
- Lihua Pan, Jian Li, Yuan-Yen Tai, Matthias J. Graf, Jian-Xin Zhu and C. S. Ting, --Evolution of the Fermi surface topology in doped 122 iron pnictides-- Phys. Rev. B 88, 214510 (2013)
- Yao-Hua Chen, Jian Li and C. S. Ting,--Topological phase transition with non-abelian gauge potentials on square lattice-- Phys. Rev. B 88, 195130 (2013)
- Hua Chen, Yuan-Yen Tai, C. S. Ting, Matthias J. Graf, Jianhui Dai and Jian-Xin Zhu, --Disorder effects in multiorbital S±-wave superconductors: Implications for Zn- doped BaFe_2As_2 compounds-- Phys. Rev. B 88, 184509 (2013)
- Yuan-Yen Tai, Jian-Xin Zhu, Matthias J. Graf and C. S. Ting,--Phase diagram of doped BaFe_2As_2 superconductor under broken C_4 symmetry-- Euro. Phys. Lett. 103, 67001 (2013)
- Yuan-Yen Tai, Jian-Xin Zhu, Matthias J. Graf and C. S. Ting,--Phase diagram of doped BaFe_2As_2 superconductor under broken C_4 symmetry-- Euro. Phys. Lett. 103, 67001 (2013)
- Jian Li, Jin An, and C. S. Ting, --Interaction-induced localization of mobile impurities in ultracold systems-- Scientific Reports 3, 3147 (2013) [a Journal from Nature]
- Bo Li, Jian Li, Kevin E Bassler and C S Ting , --Magnetic domain walls induced by twin boundaries in low doped Fe-pnictide-- New J. Phys. 15 103018 (2013)
- D. Zhang and C. S. Ting, -- Proposed detection of time reversal symmetry in topological surface-- Phys. Rev. B 88, 085410 (2013)
- Yi Gao, Tao Zhou, Huaixiang Huang, C. S. Ting, Peiqing Tong and Qiang-Hua Wang,--Probing active/passive bands by quasiparticle interference in Sr_2RuO_4 -- Phys. Rev. B 88, 094514 (2013)
- Xin-Zhong Yan and C. S. Ting, --Possible broken inversion and time-reversal symmetry state of electrons in bilayer graphene--Phys. Rev. B 86, 235126 (2012)
- Jian Li, Jin An and C. S. Ting, --Interaction-induced localization of fermionic mobile impurities in a Larkin-Ovchinnikov superfluid-- Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 196402 (2012)
- Huaixiang Huang, Yi Gao, Jian-Xin Zhu and C. S. Ting, --Superfluid density in the s±-wave state of clean iron-based superconductor-- Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 187007 ( 2012)
- Jin An and C. S. Ting,--Surface states scattering from a step defect in topological insulator Bi_2Te_3-- Phys. Rev. B 86, 165313 (2012)
- Yuan-Yen Tai, Jian-Xin Zhu, Matthias J. Graf and C. S. Ting, --Fermi surface evolution and checker-board block-spin antiferromagnetism in A_xFe_2-ySe_2-- Phys. Rev. B 86, 134512 (2012)
- Wei Li, Jian-Xin Zhu, Yan Chen and C. S. Ting, --First-principles calculations of the electronic structure of iron pnictide EuFe_2(As.P)_2 superconductors: Evidence for antiferromagnetic spin order-- Phys. Rev. B 86, 155119 (2012)
- D. G. Zhang and C. S. Ting,--Impact of step defects on surface states of topological insulators-- Phys. Rev. B 85,115434 (2012)
- Xin-Zhong Yan and C. S. Ting, --Absence of broken inversion symmetry phase of electrons in bilayer graphene under charge density fluctuations-- Phys. Rev. B 86, 125438 (2012)
- W. Li, J. Li, J. X. Zhu, Y. Chen and C. S. Ting, --Pairing symmetry in iron-pnictide superconductor K(FeAs)_2 --EPL, 99, 57006 (2012)
- J. Li and C. S. Ting, --Single magnetic impurity in spin-imbalanced superfluid Fermi gas-- Phys. Rev. B 85, 094520 (2012)