Xiaojia Chen
Research Scientist
(202) 478-8924

Xiao-Jia Chen works in condensed matter physics. His research is focused on magnetism and superconductivity of materials under high pressure. Currently, he is coordinating the Spallation Neutrons and Pressure (SNAP) project – the exciting new high-pressure neutron science at the Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Xiao-Jia received his Ph.D. from Zhejiang University in China in 1997.

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Washington, DC — Superconductivity is a rare physical state in which matter is able to conduct electricity—maintain a flow of electrons—without any resistance.
High Pressure
Washington, DC — Although its name may make many people think of flowers, the element germanium is part of a frequently studied group of elements, called IVa, which could have applications for next-generation computer architecture as well as implications for fundamental condensed matter physics. New research conducted by Xiao-Jia Chen, Viktor Struzhkin, and Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao from Geophysical Laboratory at Carnegie Institution for Science, along with collaborators from China, reveals details of the element’s transitions under pressure. Their results show extraordinary agreement with the predictions of modern condensed matter theory.