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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


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). 

M. Smidman*, C. Ritter, D. T. Adroja*, S. Rayaprol, T. Basu, E. V. Sampathkumaran and A. D. Hillier; Magnetic order in Nd2PdSi3 investigated using neutron scattering and muon spin relaxation, Phys. Rev. B, 100, 134423 (2019).

Fan Wu, Chunyu Guo, Michael Smidman, Jinglei Zhang, Ye Chen, John Singleton and Huiqiu Yuan*, Anomalous quantum oscillations and evidence for a non-trivial Berry phase in SmSb, npj Quantum Materials, 4: 20 (2019).

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, Physical Review Letters, 121, 257002 (2018).

Q Liu, B Shen, M Smidman, R Li, Z Nie, X Xiao, Y Chen, H Lee, H Yuan, Structural and magnetic properties of CeZnAl3 single crystals, Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, 61, 077411 (2018).

M. Smidman*, F. K. K. Kirschner, D. T. Adroja*, A. D. Hillier, F. Lang, Z. C. Wang, G. H. Cao, and S. J. Blundell, Nodal multigap superconductivity in KCa2Fe4As4F2, Phys. Rev. B, 97, 060509(R) (2018).

Franziska K. K. Kirschner, Devashibhai T. Adroja, Zhi-Cheng Wang, Franz Lang, Michael Smidman, Peter J. Baker, Guang-Han Cao, and Stephen J. Blundell, Two-gap superconductivity with line nodes in CsCa2Fe4As4F2, Physical Review B 97, 060506(R) (2018).

Guiming Pang, Michael Smidman*, Wenhe Jiao, Lin Jiao, Zongfa Weng, Wenbing Jiang, Chunyu Guo, Ye Chen, Guanghan Cao, and Huiqiu Yuan*, Evidence for nodal superconductivity in a layered compound Ta4Pd3Te16,  Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 30 055701, (2018).

L. Jiao, Z.F. Weng, M. Smidman, D. Graf, J. Singleton, E. Bauer, J.D. Thompson, and H. Q. Yuan, Magnetic field induced Fermi surface reconstruction and quantum criticality in CeRhIn5, Philosophical Magazine 97,  3446-3459 (2017).

Devashibhai Adroja, Amitava Bhattacharyya, Pabitra Kumar Biswas, Michael Smidman, Adrian D Hillier, Huican Mao, Huiqian Luo, Guang-Han Cao, Zhicheng Wang, Cao Wang, Multigap superconductivity in ThAsFeN investigated using μSR measurements, Physical Review B 96, 144502 (2017).

F. Wu, C. Y. Guo, M. Smidman, J. L. Zhang, and H. Q. Yuan, Large magnetoresistance and Fermi surface topology of PrSb, Physical Review B 96, 125122 (2017).
M. O. Ajeesh, T. Shang, W. B. Jiang, W. Xie, R. D. dos Reis, M. Smidman, C. Geibel, H. Q. Yuan & M. Nicklas, Ising-type Magnetic Anisotropy in CePd2As2, Scientific Reports 7, 7338 (2017).
Chunyu Guo, Chao Cao, Michael Smidman, Fan Wu, Yongjun Zhang, Frank Steglich, Fu-Chun Zhang, Huiqiu Yuan, Possible Weyl fermions in the magnetic Kondo system CeSb, npj Quantum Materials 2, 39 (2017).
M. Smidman, G. M. Pang, H. X. Zhou, N. Z. Wang, W. Xie, Z. F. Weng, Y. Chen, X. L. Dong, X. H. Chen, Z. X. Zhao, and H. Q. Yuan, Probing the superconducting gap structure of (Li1−xFex)OHFeSe, Physical Review B 96, 014504 (2017).
Z. F. Weng, M. Smidman*, G. M. Pang, O. Prakash, Y. Chen, Y. J. Zhang, S. Ramakrishnan, and H. Q. Yuan*, Nodeless superconductivity and the peak effect in the quasiskutterudites Lu3Os4Ge13 and Y3Ru4Ge13, Physical Review B, 95, 184501 (2017). 
Devashibhai Adroja, Amitava Bhattacharyya, Michael Smidman, Adrian Hillier, Yu Feng, Bingying Pan, Jun Zhao, Martin R Lees, Andre Strydom, Pabitra K Biswas, Nodal superconducting gap structure in the quasi-one-dimensional Cs2Cr3As3 investigated using μSR measurements, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 86, 044710 (2017).

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).

W. B. Jiang, M. Smidman*, W. Xie, J. Y. Liu, J. M. Lee, J. M. Chen, S. C. Ho, H. Ishii, K. D. Tsuei, C. Y. Guo, Y. J. Zhang, Hanoh Lee, and H. Q. Yuan*, Antiferromagnetism with divalent Eu in EuNi5As3, Physical Review B, 95, 024416 (2017). 

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) (Editor’s Suggestions).

Z. F. Weng, M. Smidman, L. Jiao, Xin Lu and H. Q. Yuan, Multiple quantum phase transitions and superconductivity in Ce-based heavy fermions, Rep. Prog. Phys. 79 ,094503 (2016).

D. T. Adroja, A. Bhattacharyya, M. Telling, Yu. Feng, M. Smidman, B. Pan, J. Zhao, A. D. Hillier, F. L. Pratt, and A. M. Strydom, Superconducting ground state of quasi-one-dimensional K2Cr3As3 investigated using μSR measurements, Phys. Rev. B 92, 134505 (2015).

G. M. Pang, M. Smidman, W. B. Jiang, J. K. Bao, Z. F. Weng, Y. F. Wang, L. Jiao, J. L. Zhang, G. H. Cao, and H. Q. Yuan,  Evidence for nodal superconductivity in quasi-one-dimensional K2Cr3As3, Phys. Rev. B 91, 220502(R) (2015).

M. Smidman, D. T. Adroja, E. A. Goremychkin, M. R. Lees, D. M. Paul, and G. Balakrishnan,  Evidence for a hybridization gap in noncentrosymmetric CeRuSi3, Phys. Rev. B 91, 064419 (2015).

M. Smidman, A. D. Hillier, D. T. Adroja, M. R. Lees, V. K. Anand, R. P. Singh, R. I. Smith, D. M. Paul and G. Balakrishnan,  Investigations of the superconducting states of noncentrosymmetric LaPdSi3 and LaPtSi3 Phys. Rev. B, 89, 094509 (2014).

M. Smidman, D. T. Adroja, A. D. Hillier, L. C. Chapon, J. W. Taylor, V. K. Anand, R. P. Singh, M. R. Lees, E. A. Goremychkin, M. M. Koza, V. V. Krishnamurthy. D. M. Paul and G. Balakrishnan, Neutron scattering and muon spin relaxation measurements of the noncentrosymmetric antiferromagnet CeCoGe3Phys. Rev. B, 88, 134416 (2013).

Contact

Email: msmidman at zju.edu.cn

Tel: 0571-88208579M. Smidman*,