關肇正

Chao-Cheng Kaun

Education

  • Ph. D. in Physics, McGill University (2004)

Research Fields

  • Computational nanoelectronics and spintronics
  • Quantum transport in mesoscopic systems
  • Emerging materials for sustainable energy

Experience

  • Research Fellow, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica (2017- )
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University (2018-2021)
  • Associate Research Fellow, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica (2013-2017)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University (2014-2018)
  • Assistant Research Fellow, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica (2006-2013)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University (2006-2014)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University (2004-2006)

Patents:


Publications

Tailoring the Plasmonic Properties of Complex Transition Metal Nitrides: A Theoretical and Experimental Approach
M. U. Javed, J.-W. Yang, S. Kumari, M. Mustaqeem, T.-Y. Peng, L. C. Yang, Y.-J. Lu*, and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2023-12
Applied Surface Science
Determining Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy in Fe/MgO/Fe Magnetic Tunnel Junction: A DFT-Based Spin-Orbit Torque Method
B.-H. Huang∗, Y.-H. Fu, (C.-C. Kaun), and Y.-H. Tang*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2023-11
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Platinum Nanoparticle Modulated Titania Electronic Structure Descriptors for Selective Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion
H.-C. Chang, C.-L. Chiang, Y.-G. Lin, W.-C. Tseng, (C.-C. Kaun), Y.-H. Su, J.-S. Chen, and J.-J. Wu*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2023-10
Applied Surface Science
Spin quantum transport in double top-gate system
Y.-F. Liao, Q.-H. Phan, C.-S. Tang*, N. R. Abdullah, (C.-C. Kaun)*, and V. Gudmundsson*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2023-10
Chinese Journal of Physics
Highly Active NiO-Ni(OH)2-Cr2O3/Ni Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalyst through Synergistic Reaction Kinetics
C.-H. Chuang, P.-H. Kang, Y.-Y. Lai, C.-H. Hou, W.-C. Tseng, Y.-J. Huang, M.-H. Fang, J.-J. Shyue, (C.-C. Kaun), Y.-J. Cheng*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2023-09
ChemSusChem
Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction on Surfaces of Metal-Nanoparticle-Coated Zinc-Based Oxides by First-Principles Calculations
W.-C. Tseng, C.-W. Chang, (C.-C. Kaun)*, and Y.-H. Su*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2022-11
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
A carbon capture and storage technique using gold nanoparticles coupled with Cu-based composited thin film catalysts
O. Kaoru, Y.-J. Huang, Z. Yen, (C.-C. Kaun), Y.-P. Hsieh, and Y.-H. Su*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2022-09
Sustainable Energy & Fuels
Mg2Fe2O5 Nanoparticle-Decorated Ca2Fe2O5-CaFe2O4 Heterostructure for Efficient Photocatalytic CO2 Conversion
Y.-H. Chang, W.-C. Tseng, (C.-C. Kaun), Y.-H. Su, and J.-J. Wu*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2022-09
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Machine-learning-aided DFT-1/2 calculations for bandgaps of zinc oxide thin films
W.-C. Tseng, (C.-C. Kaun),* and Y.-H. Su*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2022-08
Thin Solid Films
Density Functional Theory Study of Hydrogen as Reducing Agent of Hematite (α-Fe2O3) in Ironmaking Process
Y.-J. Huang, (C.-C. Kaun),* and Y.-H. Su*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2022-07
Thin Solid Films
Stepwise Evolution of Photocatalytic Spinel-Structured (Co,Cr,Fe,Mn,Ni)3O4 High Entropy Oxides from First-Principles Calculations to Machine Learning
C.-C. Lin, C.-W. Chang, (C.-C. Kaun)*, and Y.-H. Su*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2021-08
Crystals
Hydrogen Evolution Driven by Photoexcited Entangled Skyrmion on Perovskite Ca2Nan-3NbnO3n+1 Nanosheet
M. R. Aziza, C.-W. Chang, (C.-C. Kaun)*, and Y.-H. Su*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2021-07
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Efficacious CO2 Photoconversion to C2 and C3 Hydrocarbons on Upright SnS-SnS2 Heterojunction Nanosheet Frameworks
C.-Y. Wu, C.-J. Lee, Y.-H. Yu, H.-W. Tsao, Y.-H. Su, (C.-C. Kaun), J.-S. Chen, and J.-J. Wu*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2021-02
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Room-temperature ferromagnetism of single-layer MoS2 induced by antiferromagnetic proximity of yttrium iron garnet
S.-P. Tsai, C.-Y. Yang*, C.-J. Lee, L.-S. Lu, H.-L. Liang, J. X. Lin, Y.-H. Yu, C.-C. Chen, T.-K. Chung, (C.-C. Kaun), H.-S. Hsu, S.-Y. Huang, W.-H. Chang, L.-C. He, C.-H. Lai, and K. L. Wang*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2021-02
Advanced Quantum Technologies
Self-organized C70/C60 heterojunction nanowire arrays on Si(110) for Si-based molecular negative differential resistance nanodevices
I.-H. Hong*, C.-J. Gao, K.-B. Lin, and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2020-07
Applied Surface Science
Dion-Jacobson Phase Perovskite Ca2Nan-3NbnO3n+1 - (n = 4, 5, 6) Nanosheets as High-κ Photovoltaic Electrode Materials in a Solar Water-Splitting Cell
M. R. Aziza, C.-W. Chang, A. Mohapatra, C.-W. Chu, (C.-C. Kaun)*, and Y.-H. Su*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2020-06
ACS Applied Nano Materials
Ab initio and theoretical study on electron transport through polyene junctions in between carbon nanotube leads of various cuts
Y.-R. Chen*, M.-K. Lin, D.-H. Chan, K.-B. Lin, and (C.-C. Kaun)
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2020-05
Scientific Reports
Decorating a WSe2 monolayer with Au nanoparticles: A study combined first-principles calculation with material genome approach
H.-W. Tsao, (C.-C. Kaun)*, and Y.-H. Su*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2020-04
Surface and Coatings Technology
Interfacial effects on leakage currents in Cu/α-cristobalite/Cu junctions
K.-B. Lin, Y.-H. Su*, and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2020-03
Scientific Reports
Sr-Doped Cubic In2O3/Rhombohedral In2O3 Homojunction Nanowires for Highly Sensitive and Selective Breath Ethanol Sensing:Experiment and DFT Simulation Studies
L. F. Song, K. P. Dou, R. R. Wang, P. Leng, L. Q. Luo, Y. Xi, (C.-C. Kaun), N. Han*, F. Y. Wang*, and Y. F. Chen
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2020-01
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Nearly spherical CoP nanoparticle/carbon nanosheet hybrids: a high-performance trifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and water splitting
W. J. Zou, K. P. Dou, Q. Jiang, J. D. Xiang, (C.-C. Kaun), and H. Tang*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2019-12-04
RSC Advances
Multi-layer elemental 2D materials: antimonene, germanene and stanene grown directly on molybdenum disulfides
K.-C. Chen, L.-M. Lee, H.-A. Chen, H. Sun, C.-L. Wu, H.-A. Chen, K.-B. Lin, Y.-C. Tseng, (C.-C. Kaun), C.-W. Pao, and S.-Y. Lin*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2019-09-17
Semiconductor Science and Technology
GdFe0.8Ni0.2O3: A Multiferroic Material for Low-Power Spintronic Devices with High Storage Capacity
S.-J. Chang, M.-H. Chung, M.-Y. Kao, S.-F. Lee, Y.-H. Yu, (C.-C. Kaun), T. Nakamura, N. Sasabe, S.-J. Chiu, and Y.-C. Tseng*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2019-08-02
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Gate-Tunable Fano Resonances in Parallel-Polyacene-Bridged Carbon Nanotubes
K. P. Dou, C.-H. Chang, and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2019-01-29
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Unconventional order parameter induced by helical chiral molecules adsorbed on a metal proximity coupled to a superconductor
T. Shapira, H. Alpern, S. Yochelis, T.-K. Lee, (C.-C. Kaun), Y. Paltiel, G. Koren, and O. Millo*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2018-12
Physical Review B
Conductance Switching in Single-Peptide Molecules through Interferer Binding
L.-W. Huang, Y.-H. Su*, and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2018-08
ACS Omega
Layer and doping tunable ferromagnetic order in two-dimensional CrS2 layers
C. Wang, X. Zhou, Y. Pan, J. Qiao, X. Kong, (C.-C. Kaun), and W. Ji*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2018-06
Physical Review B
Thermoelectric Charge and Spin Current Generation in Magnetic Single-Molecule Junctions: First-Principles Calculations
(C.-C. Kaun) and Y.-C. Chen*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2018-06
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Selective interface transparency in graphene nanoribbon based molecular junctions
K. P. Dou, (C.-C. Kaun) and R.-Q. Zhang*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2018-03
Nanoscale
Preparation of WS2 Nanosheets from Lithium Intercalation for Hydrogen Evolution
Y.-S. Chen, C.-W. Chang, K.-B. Lin, M.-H. Hon, (C.-C. Kaun)* and Y.-H. Su*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2018-02
Advanced Materials Letters
Conductance switching of a phthalocyanine molecule on an insulating surface
K. P. Dou and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2017-08
Frontiers of Physics
Quantum-well-induced engineering of magnetocrystalline anisotropy in ferromagnetic films
C.-H. Chang*, K.-P. Dou, G.-Y. Guo and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2017-08
NPG Asia Materials
Spin Filtering of a Termination-Controlled LSMO/Alq3 Heterojunction for an Organic Spin Valve
T.-N. Lam, Y.-L. Huang, K.-C. Weng, Y.-L. Lai, M.-W. Lin, Y.-H. Chu, H.-J. Lin, (C.-C. Kaun), D.-H. Wei, Y.-C. Tseng* and Y.-J. Hsu*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2017-08
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
Layer-separable and gap-tunable topological insulators
K.-W. Chang, W. Ji* and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2017-02
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Dual-Cut Graphene Transistors with Constant-Current Regions Fabricated by the Atomic Force Microscope Anode Oxidation
C.-R. Wu, K. P. Dou, C.-H. Wang, C.-E. Chang, (C.-C. Kaun), C.-H. Wu and S.-Y. Lin*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2017-01
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
First-Principles Study on Electronic Structures of FAPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) Hybrid Perovskites
Y. Y. Pan, Y. H. Su*, C.-H. Hsu, L. W. Huang, K. P. Dou, and (C. C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2016-09
Journal of Advances in Nanomaterials
Conductance Superposition Rule in Carbon Nanowire Junctions with Parallel Paths
K.-P. Dou and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2016-08
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
The Electronic Structure of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cell: A First-Principles Analysis
Y.-Y. Pan, Y.-H. Su*, C.-H. Hsu, L.-W. Huang, and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2016-01
Computational Materials Science
Engineering the interlayer exchange coupling in magnetic trilayers
C.-H. Chang*, K.-P. Dou, Y.-C. Chen, T.-M. Hong, and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2015-11
Scientific Reports
Tuning Molecule-Substrate Coupling via Deposition of Metal Adatoms
H.-H. Yang, H.-H. Tsai, C.-F. Ying, T.-H. Yang, (C.-C. Kaun)*, C.-h. Chen*, and M.-T. Lin*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2015-11
Journal of Chemical Physics
Conductance of a Single Magnesium Porphine Molecule on an Insulating Surface
K.-P. Dou, J.-S. Tai, and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2015-10
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Electron Transport through Polyene Junctions in between Carbon Nanotubes: an Ab Initio Realization
Y.-R. Chen*, K.-Y. Chen, K.-P. Dou, J.-S. Tai, H.-H. Lee, and (C.-C. Kaun)
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2015-07
Carbon
Site-Dependent Doping Effects on Quantum Transport in Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbons
S.-T. Pi, K.-P. Dou, C.-S. Tang*, and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2015-06
Carbon
Spin-Dependent Molecule Symmetry at a Pentacene-Co Spinterface
Y.-H. Chu, C.-H. Hsu, C.-I Lu, H.-H. Yang, T.-H. Yang, C.-H. Luo, K.-J. Yang, S.-H. Hsu, G. Hoffmann, (C.-C. Kaun), and M.-T. Lin*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2015-06
ACS Nano
Spin-Polarized Transport through Single Manganese Phthalocyanine Molecules on a Co Nanoisland
C.-H. Hsu, Y.-H. Chu, C.-I Lu, P.-J. Hsu, S.-W. Chen, W.-J. Hsueh, (C.-C. Kaun)*, and M.-T. Lin*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2015-01
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Spin-Polarized Negative Differential Resistance in a Self-Assembled Molecular Chain
Y.-C. Chen, S.-H. Hsu, (C.-C. Kaun)*, and M.-T. Lin*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2014-08
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Mapping Polarization Induced Surface Band Bending on the Rashba Semiconductor BiTeI
C. Butler, H.-H. Yang, J.-Y. Hong, S.-H. Hsu, R. Sankar, C.-I Lu, H.-Y. Lu, K.-H. Ou Yang, H. W. Shiu, C.-H. Chen, (C.-C. Kaun), G.-J. Shu, F.-C. Chou, and M.-T. Lin*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2014-06
Nature Communications
MoSe2 Nanosheets and Their Graphene Hybrids: Synthesis, Characterizations and Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Studies
H. Tang, K. Dou, (C.-C. Kaun), Q. Kuang, S. Yang*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2014-01
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Single-Molecule Conductance through Chiral Gold Nanotubes
A. Sen, C.-J. Lin, (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2013-06
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Digitized Charge Transfer Magnitude Determined by Metal-Organic Coordination Number
H.-H. Yang, Y.-H. Chu, C.-I Lu, T.-H. Yang, K.-J. Yang, (C.-C. Kaun), G. Hoffmann, M.-T. Lin*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2013-03
ACS Nano
Ultra-small metallic grains: effect of statistical fluctuations of the chemical potential on superconducting correlations and vice versa
M. D. Croitoru*, A. A. Shanenko, (C. C. Kaun), F. M. Peeters
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2012-06
Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter
Conductance of Stretching Oligothiophene Single-Molecule Junctions: A First-Principles Study
Y.-H. Tang , V. M. K. Bagci , J.-H. Chen , (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2011-11
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Recognizing nucleotides by cross-tunneling currents for DNA sequencing
V. M. K. Bagci and (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2011-07
Physical Review E
Bias-driven super-insulating state in prismane single-molecule contacts
D. A. Luzhbin*, (C.-C. Kaun)
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2011-06
Physica Status Solidi-Rapid Research Letters
Metallic nanograins: Spatially nonuniform pairing induced by quantum confinement
M. D. Croitoru, A. A. Shanenko*, (C. C. Kaun), F. M. Peeters
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2011-06
Physical Review B
Effect of Electrode Orientations on Charge Transport in Alkanedithiol Single-Molecule Junctions
A. Sen, (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2010-10
ACS Nano
Origin of high- and low-conductance traces in alkanediisothiocyanate single-molecule contacts
D. A. Luzhbin*, (C.-C. Kaun)*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2010-01
Physical Review B
Superconducting nanowires: Interplay of discrete transverse modes with supercurrent
M. D. Croitoru, A. A. Shanenko*, (C. C. Kaun), F. M. Peeters
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2009-07
Physical Review B
Conductance, contacts and interface states in single alkanedithiol molecular junctions
(C.-C. Kaun), T. Seideman*
 [ DOI here ]    Year:2008-01
Physical Review B