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Dali Sun

Assistant Professor

Partners Building III 127



Dr. Sun received his PhD in 2009 from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing. He did postdoctoral research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2009 to 2011 and at the University of Utah from 2012 to 2014. He continued to work at the University of Utah as a research assistant professor from 2015 to 2016. He recently joined the NC State Department of Physics as an assistant professor.

Research Description

Dr. Sun’s research interests are in spintronics and optoelectronics of organic semiconductors, magnetic thin films and organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites. It includes the studies of organic spin valves, organic light-emitting diodes, hybrid perovskite optoelectronic/spintronics devices, and their device physics. The Sun Research Group at NC State focuses on exploring novel routes for spin injection and detection, magnetic field effect, spin Hall effect and their applications in molecules, polymers and newly emerged materials.

Selected Publications

Achieving large and nonvolatile tunable magnetoresistance in organic spin valves using electronic phase separated manganites
Wenting Yang,Qian Shi, Tian Miao, Qiang Li, Peng Cai, Hao Liu, Hanxuan Lin, Yu Bai, Yinyan Zhu, Yang Yu, Lina Deng, Wenbin Wang, Lifeng Yin, Dali Sun, X-G Zhang, Jian Shen
Nature communications, 10,1, (2019), 1-10

Organic-based magnon spintronics.
C. Zhang, H. Malissa, M. Groesbeck, M. Kavand, R. McLaughlin, S. Jamali, J. Hao, D. Sun, R. A. Davidson, L. Wojcik, J. S. Miller, C. Boehme and Z. Valy Vardeny
Nature Materials, 17, (2018), 308–312

Spin-polarized exciton quantum beating in hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites.
Patrick Odenthal, William Talmadge, Nathan Gundlach, Ruizhi Wang, Chuang Zhang, Dali Sun, Zhi-Gang Yu, Z. Valy Vardeny, Yan S. Li.
Nature Physics, 13, (2017), 894–899

Optical detection of transverse spin-Seebeck effect in permalloy film using Sagnac interferometer microscopy.
R. McLaughlin, D. Sun, C. Zhang, M. Groesbeck, and Z. V. Vardeny.
Physical Review B, 95, (2017), 1804015

Spintronic detection of interfacial magnetic switching in a paramagnetic thin film of tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) iron(III).
D. Sun, C. M. Kareis, K. J. van Schooten, W. Jiang, G. Siegel, M. Kavand, R. A. Davidson, W. W. Shum, C. Zhang, H. Liu, A. Tiwari, C. Boehme, F. Liu, P. W. Stephens, J. S. Miller, and Z. Valy Vardeny.
Physical Review B., 95, (2017), 054423

Temperature-dependent electric field poling effects in CH3NH3PbI3 optoelectronic devices.
C. Zhang, D. Sun, X. J. Liu, C. X. Sheng, and Z. V. Vardeny.
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 8, (2017), 1429-1435

Multi-functional Optoelectronic-spintronics Device based on Hybrid Organometal Trihalide Perovskites.
C. Zhang, D. Sun, and Z. Valy Vardeny.
Advanced Electronic Materials., 3, (2017), 1600426

Inverse Spin Hall Effect in Organic Semiconductors with Tunable Spin-Orbit Coupling.
D. Sun, K. J. van Schooten, H. Malissa, M. Kavand, C. Zhang, C. Boehme, and Z. Valy Vardeny
Nature Materials, 15, (2016), 863-869

Magnetic Field Effect in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Electron Donor–Acceptor Exciplex Chromophores Doped with Fluorescent Emitters.
S. Baniya, Z. Pang, D. Sun, Y. Zhai, O. Kwon, H. Choi, B. Choi, S. Lee, and Z. Valy Vardeny
Advanced Functional Materials, 26, (2016), 6930–6937

Multi-functional Optoelectronic-spintronics Device based on Hybrid Organometal Trihalide Perovskites.
C. Zhang, D. Sun, Z. Valy Vardeny
Advanced Electronic Materials, 3, (2017), 2

Magnetic Field Effect in Hybrid Perovskite Devices.
C. Zhang, D. Sun, C-X. Sheng, Y. X. Zhai, K. Mielczarek, A. Zakhidov, and Z. Valy Vardeny
Nature Physics, 11, (2015), 427-434

Magnetic Field Enhancement of Organic Light Emitting Diodes based on Electron Donor-acceptor Exciplex.
T. Basel, D. Sun, S. Baniya, O. Kwon, H. Choi, and Z. Valy Vardeny
Advanced Electronic Materials, 2, (2015), 1500248

Active Control of Magnetoresistance of Organic Spin Valves using Ferroelectricity.
D. Sun, M. Fang, X. Xu, L. Jiang, H. Guo, Y. Wang, W. Yang, L. Yin, P. C. Snijders, T. Z. Ward, Z. Gai, X.-G. Zhang, H. N. Lee and J. Shen
Nature Communications, 5, (2014), 4396

The First Decade of Organic Spintronics Research.
D. Sun, E. Ehrenfreund, Z. Valy Vardeny
Chemical Communications, 50, (2013), 1781-1793

Room-temperature Magnetically Modulated Electroluminescence from Hybrid organic/inorganic Spintronics Devices.
D. Sun, T. Basel, B. Gautam, W. Han, X. Jiang, S. S. P. Parkin, and Z. Valy Vardeny
Applied Physics Letters, 103, (2013), 042411

Giant Magnetoresistance in Organic Spin Valves.
D. Sun, L. F. Yin, C. J. Sun, H. W. Guo, Z. Gai, X. G. Zhang, Z. H. Cheng, and J. Shen
Physical Review Letters, 104, (2010), 236602

Uniaxial Magnetic Anisotropy of Quasi-one-dimensional Fe Chains on Pb/Si.
D. 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
Applied Physics Letters, 94, (2009), 012504