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Education & Employment

  • 2006 – 2010 BA & MSci in Natural Sciences: University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 2010 – 2014 PhD in Physics: University of Warwick, UK.
  • 2014 – 2017 Postdoctoral researcher: Center for Correlated Matter, Zhejiang University. 
  • 2017-present Researcher (Tenure-track Professor): Center for Correlated Matter, Zhejiang University.  

Research Interests

My research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of novel superconductors. In particular, I study non-centrosymmetric superconductors, to look for evidence of unconventional behavior arising from mixed singlet-triplet pairing. I also work on measuring heavy fermion systems, especially to find systems displaying quantum criticality and other novel properties. 

Selected Publications

For a full list of publications see https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6545-0526

1. Bin Shen, Yongjun Zhang, Yashar Komijani, Michael Nicklas, Robert Borth, An Wang, Ye Chen, Zhiyong Nie, Rui Li, Xin Lu, Hanoh Lee, Michael Smidman*, Frank Steglich, Piers Coleman*, Huiqiu Yuan*, Strange-metal behavior in a pure ferromagnetic Kondo lattice, Nature 579, 51-55 (2020). 

2. Michael Smidman*, Oliver Stockert*, Emilian M. Nica, Yang Liu, Huiqiu Yuan*, Qimiao Si*, Frank Steglich, Colloquium: Unconventional fully gapped superconductivity in the heavy-fermion metal CeCu2Si2, Reviews of Modern Physics 95, 031002 (2023). 

3. H. Q. Ye, Y. N. Zhang, T. Le, H. Q. Yuan, and M. Smidman*, Inverse melting and intertwined orders in PrCuSb2Phys. Rev. B 109, 104414 (2024).

4. X. Y. Zheng, D. T. Adroja*, B. Chevalier, Z. Y. Shan, A. D. Hillier, H. Q. Yuan, and M. Smidman*, Inelastic neutron scattering and muon spin relaxation investigations of the deuterated Kondo lattices CeNiSnDxPhys. Rev. B 109, 064401 (2024).

5. Zhaoyang Shan, Pabitra K. Biswas*, Sudeep K. Ghosh*, T. Tula, Adrian D. Hillier, Devashibhai Adroja, Stephen Cottrell, Guang-Han Cao, Yi Liu, Xiaofeng Xu, Yu Song, Huiqiu Yuan, and Michael Smidman*, Muon spin relaxation study of the layered kagome superconductor CsV3Sb5Phys. Rev. Research 4, 033145 (2022).

6. H. Q. Ye, T. Le, H. Su, Y. N. Zhang, S. S. Luo, M. J. Gutmann, H. Q. Yuan, and M. Smidman*, Magnetic properties of the layered heavy-fermion antiferromagnet CePdGa6Phys. Rev. B 105, 014405 (2022).

7. T. Shang*, M. Smidman*, S. K.. Ghosh, C. Baines, Lieh-Jeng Chang, D. J. Gawryluk, J. A. T. Barker, R. P. Singh, D. McK. Paul, G. Balakrishnan, E. Pomjakushina, M. Shi, M. Medarde, A. D. Hillier, H. Q. Yuan, Jorge Quintanilla*, J. Mesot, T. Shiroka*, Time-reversal symmetry breaking in Re-based superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett.121, 257002 (2018).

8. G. M. Pang, M. Smidman, J. L. Zhang, L Jiao*, Z. F Weng, E. M. Nica, Y. Chen, W. B. Jiang, Y. J. Zhang, W. Xie, H. S. Jeevana, H. Lee, P.  Gegenwart, F. Steglich, Q. Si and H. Q. Yuan*, Fully gapped d-wave superconductivity in CeCu2Si2PNAS 115, 5343-5347 (2018).

9.  M. Smidman, M. B. Salamon, H. Q. Yuan and D. F. Agterberg, Superconductivity and spin–orbit coupling in non-centrosymmetric materials: a review, Rep. Prog. Phys. 80, 036501 (2017).

10. Z. F. Weng, J. L. Zhang, M. Smidman*, T. Shang, J. Quintanilla, J. F. Annett, M. Nicklas, G. M. Pang, L. Jiao, W. B. Jiang, Y. Chen, F. Steglich, and H. Q. Yuan*, Two-Gap superconductivity in LaNiGa2 with nonunitary triplet pairing and even parity gap symmetry, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 027001 (2016).


Email: msmidman at zju.edu.cn

Tel: 0571-88208579M. Smidman*,