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SONG Cheng

Associate Professor (PI), Doctor
Telephone: 86-10-62781275
Email: songcheng@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Address: Tsinghua University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing 100084, China
Welcome to join Spintronics group (Ph.D students, poctdoc.), please send email to songcheng@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Education Background

? 2004/09-2009/01 Tsinghua University, Material Science and Engineering, Ph.D
? 2000/09-2004/06 Central South University, Material Science and Engineering, Bachelor

Work Resume

? 2017/12-present Tsinghua University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tenured Associate Professor
? 2012/12-2017/12 Tsinghua University, School of Materials Science and Engineering,   Associate Professor
? 2011/10-2012/11 Tsinghua University, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, Lecturer
? 2009/07-2011/08 University of Regensburg (Germany), Dept. Physics, Humboldt Research Fellow
? 2009/03-2009/06 University of Regensburg (Germany), Dept. Physics, Research Assistant

Research Field

? Magnetic Films and Spintronics
The present research interest includes: Antiferromagnet spintronics, Multi-field control of magnetism (Electric field, current, photon, and heat)

Awards And Honors

? 2018 Second-class award of National Science and Technology Progress Award
? 2018 Second-class award of Beijing Municipality for Science and Technology Award
? 2016 Young Yangtze river scholars
? 2015 Excellent supervisor of "Challenge Cup" National Science and Technology College of extra-curricular academic competition works
? 2015 Liubing award of Tsinghua University
? 2014 Second-class award of young teacher teaching competition of Tsinghua University
? 2012 Second-class award of the state natural science award
? 2011 First-class award of natural science of the Ministry of Education

Academic Achievements

More than 160 papers are published on functional antiferromagnet, electrical-control of ferromagnetism, Spin Hall effect and spin injection devices, including papers in Nature Mater., Nature Commun. Phys. Rev. Lett., Adv. Mater, Prog. Mater. Sci., and Mater. Sci. & Eng. R.,. Sum of times cited of these papers is >4700 according to Web of Science, H-index=37.

Book chapter :
C. Song and F. Pan. Transition Metal-Doped Magnetic Oxides (Chapter 7) in Semiconductors and Semimetals: Oxide semiconductors, Elsevier Press, 2013.

Selected papers:
1.X. Z. Chen, X. F. Zhou, R. Cheng, C. Song*, J. Zhang, Y. C. Wu, Y. Ba, H. B. Li, Y. M. Sun, Y. F. You, Y. G. Zhao and F. Pan*, Nature Mater. 18, 931?935 (2019).
2.Y. M. Sun, X. L. Zhao, C. Song*, K. Xu, Y. Xi, J. Yin, Z. Y. Wang, X. F. Zhou, X. Z. Chen, G. Y. Shi, H. B. Lv, Q. Liu, F. Zeng, X. Y. Zhong, H. Q. Wu, M. Liu, and F. Pan*, Performance Enhancing Selector via Symmetrical Multilayer Design, Adv. Funct. Mater. 29, 1808376 (2019).
3.Yunfeng You, Xianzhe Chen, Xiaofeng Zhou, Youdi Gu, Ruiqi Zhang, Feng Pan and Cheng Song*. Anomalous Hall Effect-like Behavior with In-plane Magnetic Field in Noncollinear Antiferromagnetic Mn3Sn Films. Adv. Electron. Mater. 2019, 5, 1800818.
4.X. Z. Chen, H. Liu, L. F. Yin, C. Song*, Y. Z. Tan, X. F. Zhou, F. Li, Y. F. You, Y. M. Sun, and F. Pan*, Electrical control of anisotropic ferromagnetic domains during antiferromagnetic- ferromagnetic phase transition, Phys. Rev. Appl. 11, 024021 (2019)
5.X. F. Zhou, X. Z. Chen, J. Zhang, F. Li, G. Y. Shi, Y. M. Sun, M. S. Saleem, Y. F. You, F. Pan, and C. Song*, From field-like torque to antidamping torque in antiferromagnetic Mn2Au. Phys. Rev. Appl. 11, 054030 (2019)
6.R. Q. Zhang, J. Su, J. W. Cai, G. Y. Shi, F. Li, L. Y. Liao, F. Pan, and C. Song*, Spin valve effect induced by spin-orbit torque switching. Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 092404 (2019).
7.Y. M. Sun, C. Song*, J. Yin, L. L. Qiao, R. Wang, Z. Y. Wang, X. Z. Chen, S. Q. Yin, M. S. Saleem, H. Q. Wu, F. Zeng, and F. Pan*, Modulating metallic conductive filaments via bilayer oxides in resistive switching memory. Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 193502 (2019).
8.X. Z. Chen, R. Zarzuela, J. Zhang, C. Song*, X. F. Zhou, G. Y. Shi, F. Li, H. A. Zhou, W. J. Jiang, F. Pan, and Y. Tserkovnyak, Antidamping-Torque-Induced Switching in Biaxial Antiferromagnetic Insulators. Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 207204 (2018)
9.X. F. Zhou, J. Zhang, F. Li, X. Z. Chen, G. Y. Shi, Y. Z. Tan, Y. D. Gu, M. S. Saleem, H. Q. Wu, F. Pan, and C. Song*, Strong Orientation-Dependent Spin-Orbit Torque in Thin Films of the Antiferromagnet Mn2Au. Phys. Rev. Appl. 9, 054028 (2018)
10.P. X. Zhang, L. Y. Liao, G. Y. Shi, R. Q. Zhang, H. Q. Wu, Y. Y. Wang, F. Pan, and C. Song*, Spin-orbit torque in completely compensated synthetic antiferromagnet. Phys. Rev. B 97, 214403 (2018)
11.Cheng Song*, Yunfeng You, Xianzhe Chen, Xiaofeng Zhou, Yuyan Wang and Feng Pan*. How to manipulate magnetic states of antiferromagnets. Nanotechnology 29, 112001 (2018)
12.J. Zhang, X. Z. Chen, C. Song, J. F. Feng, H. X. Wei, and Jing-Tao Lü. Giant Tunnel Magnetoresistance with a Single Magnetic Phase-Transition Electrode. Phys. Rev. Appl. 9, 044034 (2018)
13.C. Song*, B. Cui, F. Li, X. Zhou, F. Pan, Recent progress in voltage control of magnetism: Materials, mechanisms, and performance. Prog. Mater. Sci. 87 33–82 (2017). (ESI highly cited paper)
14.X. Z. Chen, J. F. Feng, Z. C. Wang, J. Zhang, X. Y. Zhong, C. Song*, L. Jin, B. Zhang, F. Li, M. Jiang, Y. Z. Tan, X. J. Zhou, G. Y. Shi, X. F. Zhou, X. D. Han, S. C. Mao, Y. H. Chen, X. F. Han, F. Pan*. Tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance driven by magnetic phase transition. Nature Commun. 8, 449 (2017)
15.F. Li, C. Song*, B. Cui, J. J. Peng, Y. D. Gu, G. Y. Wang, and F. Pan. Photon-gated spin transistor, Adv. Mater. 29, 1604052 (2017)
16.M. Decker, M. S. W?rnle, A. Meisinger, M. Vogel, H. S. K?rner, G. Y. Shi, C. Song, M. Kronseder, C.H. Back. Time resolved measurements of the switching trajectory of Pt/Co elements induced by spin-orbit torques. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 257201 (2017)
17.G. Y. Shi, C. H. Wan, Y. S. Chang, F. Li, X. J. Zhou, P. X. Zhang, J. W. Cai*, X. F. Han, F. Pan, and C. Song*. Spin-orbit torque in MgO/CoFeB/Ta/CoFeB/MgO symmetric structure with interlayer antiferromagnetic coupling. Phys. Rev. B, 95, 104435 (2017)
18.X. J. Zhou, G. Y. Shi, J. H. Han, Q. H. Yang, Y. H. Rao, H. W. Zhang, L. L. Lang, S. M. Zhou, F. Pan, and C. Song*. Lateral transport properties of thermally excited magnons in yttrium iron garnet films. Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 062407 (2017)
19.M. S. Saleem, C. Song*, J. J. Peng, B. Cui, F. Li, Y. D. Gu, and F. Pan*. Metal-insulator-metal transition in NdNiO3 films capped by CoFe2O4. Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 072406 (2017)
20.B. Cui, C. Song*, H. J. Mao, Y. N. Yan, F. Li, S. Gao, J. J. Peng, F. Zeng, and F. Pan*. Manipulation of electric field effect by orbital switch. Adv. Funct. Mater. 26, 753–759 (2016)
21.W. Liu, H. Zhang, J. Shi, Z. Wang, C. Song, X. Wang, S. Lu, X. Zhou, L. Gu, D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin, M. Chen, K. Yao & Na Chen*. A room-temperature magnetic semiconductor from a ferromagnetic metallic glass. Nature Commun. 7, 13497 (2016).
22.Y. N. Yan, C. H. Wan, X. J. Zhou, G. Y. Shi, B. Cui, J. H. Han, Y. H. Fan, X. F. Han, Kang L. Wang, F. Pan, and C. Song*. Strong electrical manipulation of spin-orbit torque in ferromagnetic heterostructures. Adv. Electronic Mater. 2, 1600219 (2016)
23.J. H. Han, G. Y. Shi, X. J. Zhou, Q. H. Yang, Y. H. Rao, G. Li, H. W. Zhang, F. Pan, and C. Song*, Vertical Spin Hall Magnetoresistance in Ta1–xPtx/YIG Bilayers, Phys. Rev. B 94, 134406 (2016)
24.B. Cui, F. Li, C. Song*, J. J. Peng, M. S. Saleem, Y. D. Gu, S. N. Li, K. L. Wang, and F. Pan*. Insight into the antiferromagnetic structure manipulated by electronic reconstruction. Phys. Rev. B 94, 134403 (2016)
25.F. Li, C. Song*, Y. Y. Wang, B. Cui, H. J. Mao, J. J. Peng, S. N. Li, and F. Pan*. Optical control of magnetism in manganite films. Phys. Rev. B 93, 024406 (2016)
26.J. J. Peng, C. Song*, F. Li, Y. D. Gu, G. Y. Wang, and F. Pan*. Restoring the magnetism of ultrathin LaMnO3 films by surface symmetry engineering. Phys. Rev. B 94, 214404 (2016)
27.J. J. Peng, C. Song*, M. Wang, F. Li, B. Cui, G. Y. Wang, P. Yu, and F. Pan*. Manipulating the metal-to-insulator transition of NdNiO3 films by orbital polarization. Phys. Rev. B 93, 235102 (2016)
28.M. Jiang, X. Z. Chen, X. J. Zhou, B. Cui, Y. N. Yan, H. Q. Wu*, F. Pan, and C. Song*. Electrochemical control of the phase transition of ultrathin FeRh films. Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 202404 (2016)
29.Y. Y. Wang, X. Zhou, C. Song*, Y. N. Yan, S. M. Zhou G. Y. Wang, C. Chen, F. Zeng, F. Pan*, Electrical control of exchange spring in antiferromagnetic metals. Adv. Mater. 27, 3196–3201 (2015)
30.B. Cui, C. Song*, H. Mao, H. Wu, F. Li, J. Peng, G. Wang, F. Zeng, and F. Pan*, Magnetoelectric coupling induced by interfacial orbital reconstruction. Adv. Mater. 27, 6651–6656 (2015).
31.B. Cui, C. Song*, G. A. Gehring, F. Li, G. Wang, C. Chen, J. Peng, H. Mao, F. Zeng, and Feng Pan*. Electrical manipulation of orbital occupancy and magnetic anisotropy in manganites. Adv. Funct. Mater. 25, 864–870 (2015).
32.Y. N. Yan, X. J. Zhou, F. Li, B. Cui, Y. Y. Wang, G. Y. Wang, F. Pan, and C. Song*, Electrical control of Co/Ni magnetism adjacent to gate oxides with low oxygen ion mobility. Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 122407 (2015).
33.J. J. Peng, C. Song*, B. Cui, F. Li, H. J. Mao, G. Y. Wang, and F. Pan*. Manipulation of orbital occupancy by ferroelectric polarization in LaNiO3/BaTiO3-δ heterostructures. Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 182904 (2015).
34.J. H. Han, C. Song*, S. Gao, Y. Y. Wang, C. Chen, and F. Pan. Realization of the Meminductor. ACS Nano, 8, 10043–10047 (2014)
35.B. Cui, C. Song*, G. Y. Wang, Y. N. Yan, J. J. Peng, J. H. Miao, H. J. Mao, F. Li, C. Chen, F. Zeng, and F. Pan*. Reversible ferromagnetic phase transition in electrode-gated manganites. Adv. Funct. Mater. 24, 7233–7240 (2014). (Front cover paper)
36.Y. Y. Wang*, C. Song*, G. Y. Wang, J. H. Miao, F. Zeng, and F. Pan*. Antiferromagnet controlled tunneling magnetoresistance. Adv. Funct. Mater. 24, 6806–6810 (2014)
37.F. Pan, S. Gao, C. Chen, C. Song, F. Zeng. Recent progress in resistive random access memories: Materials, switching mechanisms, and performance. Mater. Sci. & Eng. R. 83, 1–59 (2014) (ESI highly cited paper)
38.J. J. Peng, C. Song*, B. Cui, F. Li, H. J. Mao, Y. Y. Wang, G. Y. Wang, and F. Pan*. Exchange bias in a single LaMnO3 film induced by vertical electronic phase separation. Phys. Rev. B 89, 165129 (2014).
39.J. H. Han, C. Song*, F. Li, Y. Y. Wang, G. Y. Wang, Q. H. Yang, and F. Pan. Antiferromagnet-controlled spin current transport in SrMnO3/Pt hybrids. Phys. Rev. B, 90, 144431 (2014)
40.Y. Y. Wang, C. Song,* G. Y. Wang, F. Zeng, and F. Pan*. Evidence for asymmetric rotation of spins in antiferromagnetic exchange-spring. New J. Phys. 16, 123032 (2014).
41.B. Cui, C. Song*, Y. Sun, Y. Y. Wang, Y. L. Zhao, F. Li, G. Y. Wang, F. Zeng, and F. Pan. Exchange bias field induced symmetry-breaking of magnetization rotation in two-dimension. Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 152402 (2014)
42.Y. Y. Wang, C. Song*, G. Y. Wang, F. Zeng, and F. Pan*. Insensitivity of tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance to non-magnetic electrodes. Appl. Phys. Lett., 103, 202403 (2013).
43.S. Gao, C. Song*, C. Chen, F. Zeng, and F. Pan*. Formation process of conducting filament in planar organic resistive memory. Appl. Phys. Lett., 102, 141606 (2013).
44.G. Chen, C. Song*, C. Chen, S. Gao, F. Zeng, F. Pan. Resistive switching and magnetic modulation in cobalt-doped ZnO. Adv. Mater., 24, 3515 (2012).
45.Y. Y. Wang, C. Song*, B. Cui, G. Y. Wang, F. Zeng, F. Pan*. Room-temperature perpendicular exchange coupling and tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnet-based tunnel junction. Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 137201 (2012).
46.C. Song*, Y. Y. Wang, X. J. Li, G. Y. Wang, F. Pan. Interlayer magnetostatic coupling and linear magnetoresistance in [Pd/Co]/MgO/Co junction sensor. Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 062404 (2012).
47.D. C. Lin, C. Song*, B. Cui, Y. Y. Wang, G. Y. Wang, F. Pan. Giant coercivity in perpendicularly magnetized cobalt monolayer. Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 112405 (2012).
48.C. Chen, C. Song*, J. Yang, F. Zeng, F. Pan*. Oxygen migration induced resistive switching effect and its thermal stability in W/TaOx/Pt structure. Appl. Phys. Lett., 100, 253509 (2012).
49.M. Ehlert, C. Song, M. Ciorga*, M. Utz, D. Schuh, D. Bougeard, and D. Weiss. All-electrical measurements of direct spin Hall effect in GaAs with Esaki diode electrodes. Phys. Rev. B, 86, 205204 (2012).
50.C. Song, M. Sperl, M. Utz, M. Ciorga, G. Woltersdorf, D. Bougeard, A. Einwanger, C. H. Back, D. Weiss*. Proximity induced enhancement of the Curie temperature in hybrid spin injection devices. Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 056601 (2011).

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