Zhentao Wang

Zhentao Wang

Zhentao Wang

Postdoctoral Associate, School of Physics and Astronomy


John T. Tate Hall
Room 130-20
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D., Rice University, 2016

B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 2010

Research Interests

I am a theoretical physicist working on condensed matter physics, with an emphasis on understanding the emergent collective phenomena in strongly correlated electron systems. I am particularly interested in highly frustrated magnetism, including both insulating and itinerant magnets, where the electronic correlations lead to a rich family of emergent phenomena, including the high-temperature superconductivity, classical and quantum spin liquids, fractional and topological excitations, and crystals of topological textures. My research highlights both theoretical prediction of quantum phenomena and close collaboration with experiments on quantum materials.

Selected Publications

Z. Wang, C. D. Batista, “Resistivity minimum in diluted metallic magnets”, Phys. Rev. B 101, 184432 (2020)

Z. Wang, Y. Su, S.-Z. Lin, C. D. Batista, “Skyrmion Crystal from RKKY Interaction Mediated by 2D Electron Gas”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 207201 (2020)

C. D. Batista, M. Shifman, Z. Wang, and S.-S. Zhang, “Principle Chiral Model in Correlated Electron Systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 227201 (2018)

Z. Wang and C. D. Batista, “Dynamics and instabilities of the Shastry-Sutherland model”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 247201 (2018)

Z. Wang, G.-W. Chern, C. D. Batista, and K. Barros, “Gradient-based stochastic estimation of the density matrix”, J. Chem. Phys. 148, 094107 (2018)

Z. Wang, A. E. Feiguin, W. Zhu, O. A. Starykh, A. V. Chubukov, and C. D. Batista, “Chiral liquid phase of simple quantum magnets”, Phys. Rev. B 96, 184409 (2017)

Z. Wang, K. Barros, G.-W. Chern, D. L. Maslov, and C. D. Batista, “Resistivity Minimum in Highly Frustrated Itinerant Magnets”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 206601 (2016). [8] Z. Wang, Y. Kamiya, A. H. Nevidomskyy, and C. D. Batista, “Three-Dimensional Crystallization of Vortex Strings in Frustrated Quantum Magnets”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 107201 (2015)

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His