Hong-Chen Jiang

Staff Scientist



PhD, Tsinghua University

BS, Zhejiang University

Research Interests

My research interest lies in the understanding of the properties of correlated electron systems and quantum spin systems. One major direction of my work is to search for the quantum spin liquid state in frustrated quantum magnetic systems, understanding the physics of high temperature superconductivity and topological phases as well as their entanglement properties. In addition, I am also very interested in developing new computation tools widely used in studying various strongly correlated systems, including density matrix renormalization group and Tensor network states approaches.


  • Quantum spin liquids in frustrated quantum magnets
  • Unconventional superconductivity
  • Topological phases and entanglement entropy
  • Numerical simulation, e.g., DMRG and TPS


  • S. Q. Ning, H. C. Jiang, Z. X. Liu, Fermionic Symmetry Protected Topological Phase Induced by Interactions, Phys. Rev. B 91, 241105 (Rapid Communication) (2015)
  • Z. Zhu, C. Tian, H. C. Jiang, Y. Q, Z. Y. Weng, J. Zaanen, Charge modulation as fingerprints of phase-string triggered interference, Phys. Rev. B 92, 035113 (2015).
  • L. Tsui, H. C. Jiang, Y. M. Lu, D. H. Lee, Quantum Phase Transitions Between a Class of Symmetry Protected Topological States, Nuclear Physics B 896, 330-359 (2015)
  • M .Barkeshli, H. C. Jiang, R. Thomale, X. L. Qi, Generalized Kitaev models and extrinsic non-Abelian twist defects, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 026401 (2015)
  • Z. C. Gu, H. C. Jiang, G. Baskaran, Emergence of p+ip superconductivity in 2D strongly correlated Dirac fermions, arXiv:1408.6820
  • E. Sela, H. C. Jiang, M. H. Gerlach, S. Trebst, Order-by-disorder and spin-orbital liquids in a distorted Heisenberg-Kitaev model, Phys. Rev. B 90, 035113 (2014)
  • Z. Zhu, H. C. Jiang, D. N. Sheng, Z. Y. Weng, Nature of strong hole pairing in doped Mott antiferromagnets, Sci. Rep. 4, 5419 (2014)
  • H. C. Jiang, L. Balents, Collapsing Schrödinger Cats in the Density Matrix Renormalization Group, arXiv: 1309.7438
  • H. C. Jiang, R. R. P. Singh, L. Balents, Accuracy of Topological Entanglement Entropy on Finite Cylinders, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 107205 (2013)
  • W. H. Ko, H. C. Jiang, J. G. Rau, L. Balents, Ordering and criticality in an underscreened Kondo chain, Phys. Rev. B 87, 205107 (2013) (Selected as Editors’ Suggestions)
  • Z. Zhu, H. C. Jiang, Y. Qi, C. S. Tian and Z. Y. Weng, Strong correlation induced charge localization in antiferromagnets, Sci. Rep. 3, 2586 (2013)
  • R. Chen, H. Ju, H. C. Jiang, O. A. Starykh, and L. Balents, Ground states of spin-1/2 triangular antiferromagnets in a magnetic field, Phys. Rev. B 87, 165123 (2013)
  • H. C. Jiang, M. Block, R. Mishmash, J. R. Garrison, D. N. Sheng, L. Motrunich, and M. P. A. Fisher, Non-Fermi liquid d-wave metal phase of strongly interacting electrons, Nature 493, 39-44 (2013)
  • L. Fidkowski, H. C. Jiang, R. M. Lutchyn, and C. Nayak, Magnetic and Superconducting Ordering at LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interfaces, Phys. Rev. B 87, 014436 (2013)
  • H. C. Jiang, Z. Wang, and L. Balents, Identifying Topological Order by Entanglement Entropy, Nature Physics 8, 902-905 (2012)
  • H. C. Jiang, L. Fu, and C. Xu, Pair Superuid and Supersolid of Correlated Hard-Core Bosons on a Triangular Lattice, Phys. Rev. B 86, 045129 (2012)
  • H. C. Jiang, H. Yao, and L. Balents, Spin Liquid Ground State of the Spin-1/2 Square J1-J2 AFM Heisenberg Model, Phys. Rev. B 86, 024424 (2012) (Selected as Editors’ Suggestions)
  • Z. C. Gu, H. C. Jiang, D. N. Sheng, H. Yao, X. G. Wen, and L. Balents, Time reversal symmetry breaking superconductivity in the honeycomb t-J model, Phys. Rev. B 88, 155112 (2013)
  • H. C. Jiang, Z. C. Gu, X. L. Qi, and S. Trebst, Possible proximity of the Mott insulating Iridate Na2IrO3 to a topological phase: Phase diagram of the Heisenberg-Kitaev model in a magnetic field, Phys. Rev. B 83, 245104(2011)
  • H. C. Jiang, S. Rachel, Z. Y. Weng, S. C. Zhang, and Z. H. Wang, Critical theory of the topological quantum phase transition in an S=2 spin chain, Phys. Rev. B 82, 220403(R) (2010)
  • J. Zang, H. C. Jiang, Z. Y. Weng, and S. C. Zhang, Topological quantum phase transition in an S=2 spin chain, Phys. Rev. B 81, 224430 (2010)
  • H. C. Jiang, F. Kruger, J. E. Moore, D. N. Sheng, J. Zaanen, and Z. Y. Weng, Phase diagram of the frustrated, spatially anisotropic S = 1 antiferromagnet on a square lattice, Phys. Rev. B 79, 174409 (2009)
  • H. C. Jiang, M. Q. Weng, Z. Y. Weng, D. N. Sheng, and L.Balents, Supersolid Order for Frustrated Hard-Core Boson System on a Triangular Lattice, Phys. Rev. B 79, 020409(R) (2009)
  • Z. Y. Xie, H. C. Jiang, Q. N. Chen, Z. Y. Weng, T. Xiang, Second Renormalization of Tensor-Network States, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 160601 (2009)
  • H. C. Jiang, Z.Y. Weng, and T. Xiang, Accurate Determination of Tensor Network State of Quantum Lattice Models in Two Dimensions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 090603 (2008)
  • H. C. Jiang, Z.Y. Weng, and D. N. Sheng, Density Matrix Renormalization Group Numerical Study of the Kagome Antiferromagnet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 117203 (2008)
  • H. C. Jiang, Z. Y. Weng, and T. Xiang, Superuid-Mott-insulator transition in a one-dimensional optical lattice with double-well potentials, Phys. Rev. B 76, 224515 (2007)


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