Duck Young Chung

  • Principal Materials Engineer
  • Bldg. 223, C-233
  • Phone: 630-252-4907
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Duck Young Chung is a staff scientist in the Emerging Materials Group. After receiving his B.A. from DanKook University in 1984, M.S. and Ph.D from Kyungpook National University in 1991, he joined the group of Prof. Kanatzidis as a postdoc at Michigan State University in 1992 where later he became a research faculty, then moved to Argonne in 2006. His expertise includes exploratory synthesis, crystal growth, and characterization of a wide variety of bulk materials as well as development of synthesis techniques and methods in the areas of chalcogenides, pnictides, and intermetallic alloys for thermoelectrics, superconductivity, topological insulators, and semiconducting materials with interesting electronic or magnetic properties. He is the author of 80 peer-reviewed articles and patents published. Notable achievements include discovery of high performance thermoelectric semiconductor, CsBi4Te6, which holds the record of figure of merit for low temperature cooling applications (Science, 2000) and synthesis of an unconventional superconductors Ba1-xKxFe2As2 characterized by inelastic neutron scattering (Nature, 2008).

Selected Publications

“Magnetoelastic coupling in the phase diagram of Ba1-xKxFe2As2 as seen via neutron diffraction” S. Avci, O. Chmaissem, E. A. Goremychkin, S. Rosenkranz, J.-P. Castellan, D. Y. Chung, I. S. Todorov, M. G. Kanatzidis, A. Daoud-Aladine, D. Khalyavin, and R. Osborn Phys. Rev. B 2011, 83, 172503 [doi]

“Selective Substitution of Cr in CaFe4As3 and its effect on the Spin Density Wave” I. Todorov, D.Y. Chung, H. Claus, K. Gray, Q. Li, J. Schlueter, T. Bakas, A. Douvalis, M. Gutmann, M.G. Kanatzidis Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 4996-5002 [doi]

“Topotactic Redox Chemistry of NaFeAs in Water and Air and Superconducting Behavior with Stoichiometry Change” I. Todorov, D.Y. Chung, H. Claus, C. Malliakas, A. P. Douvalis, T. Bakas, J. He, V. P. Dravid, M. G. Kanatzidis Chem. Mater. 2010, 22, 3916-3925 [doi]

“New and Old Concepts in Thermoelectric Materials” Joseph Sootsman, D. Y. Chung and M. G. Kanatzidis Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 8616-8689 [doi]

“CaFe4As3: A Metallic Iron Arsenide with Anisotropic Magnetic and Charge-Transport Properties” I. Todorov, D. Y. Chung, C. D. Malliakas, Q. Li, T. Bakas, A. Douvalis, G. Trimarchi, K. Gray, J. F. Mitchell, A. J. Freeman, and M. G. Kanatzidis J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 5405–5407 [doi]

“Synthesis, Structure and Charge Transport Properties of Yb5Al2Sb6: A Zintl Phase with Incomplete Electron Transfer” I. Todorov, D. Y. Chung, L. Ye, A. J. Freeman, and M. G. Kanatzidis Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 4768–4776 [doi]