Dr. Sun’s research interests are in spintronics and optoelectronics of organic semiconductors, magnetic thin films, and organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites. It includes the studies of organic spin valves, organic light-emitting diodes, hybrid perovskite optoelectronic/spintronics devices, and their device physics. The Sun Research Group at NC State focuses on exploring novel routes for spin injection and detection, magnetic field effect, spin Hall effect and their applications in molecules, polymers and newly emerged materials.

Works (46)

2020 journal article

Large spin to charge conversion in the topological superconductor β−PdBi2 at room temperature

Physical Review B.

By: Y. Li, S. Yang, D. Sun, Y. Sun, Y. Li, E. Vetter, R. Sun, N. Li ...

Source: ORCID
Added: July 15, 2020

2020 journal article

Magneto-Optical Detection of Photoinduced Magnetism via Chirality-Induced Spin Selectivity in 2D Chiral Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites

ACS Nano, 7.

By: Z. Huang, B. Bloom, X. Ni, Z. Georgieva, M. Marciesky, E. Vetter, F. Liu, D. Waldeck, D. Sun

Source: ORCID
Added: July 24, 2020

2020 journal article

Observation of carrier concentration dependent spintronic terahertz emission from n-GaN/NiFe heterostructures

Applied Physics Letters.

By: E. Vetter, M. Biliroglu, D. Seyitliyev, P. Reddy, R. Kirste, Z. Sitar, R. Collazo, K. Gundogdu, D. Sun

Source: ORCID
Added: September 1, 2020

2020 journal article

Observation of long spin lifetime in MAPbBr3 single crystals at room temperature

Journal of Physics: Materials, 1.

By: S. Yang, E. Vetter, T. Wang, A. Amassian & D. Sun

Source: ORCID
Added: February 18, 2020

2020 journal article

Towards radiation detection using Cs2AgBiBr6 double perovskite single crystals

MATERIALS LETTERS, 269.

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 20, 2020

2020 journal article

Tuning of spin-orbit coupling in metal-free conjugated polymers by structural conformation

Physical Review Materials.

By: E. Vetter, I. VonWald, S. Yang, L. Yan, S. Koohfar, D. Kumah, Z. Yu, W. You, D. Sun

Source: ORCID
Added: August 29, 2020

2020 journal article

Tuning the interfacial spin-orbit coupling with ferroelectricity

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 11(1).

By: M. Fang, Y. Wang, H. Wang, Y. Hou, E. Vetter, Y. Kou, W. Yang, L. Yin ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 29, 2020

2019 journal article

Achieving large and nonvolatile tunable magnetoresistance in organic spin valves using electronic phase separated manganites

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 10.

By: W. Yang, Q. Shi, T. Miao, Q. Li, P. Cai, H. Liu, H. Lin, Y. Bai ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 16, 2019

2019 journal article

Isotropic non-local Gilbert damping driven by spin pumping in epitaxial Pd/Fe films on MgO(001) substrates

NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 21(10).

By: Y. Li, Y. Li, Q. Liu, Z. Xie, E. Vetter, Z. Yuan, W. He, H. Liu ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: January 6, 2020

2019 journal article

Large Tunable Spin-to-Charge Conversion Induced by Hybrid Rashba and Dirac Surface States in Topological Insulator Heterostructures

NANO LETTERS, 19(7), 4420–4426.

By: R. Sun, S. Yang, X. Yang, E. Vetter, D. Sun, N. Li, L. Su, Y. Li ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 5, 2019

2019 journal article

Low temperature cathodoluminescence study of Fe-doped beta-Ga2O3

MATERIALS LETTERS, 257.

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: November 18, 2019

2019 journal article

Nonvolatile Multilevel States in Multiferroic Tunnel Junctions

PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED, 12(4).

By: M. Fang, S. Zhang, W. Zhang, L. Jiang, E. Vetter, H. Lee, X. Xu, D. Sun, J. Shen

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: November 4, 2019

2019 journal article

Observation of exceptional points in magnonic parity-time symmetry devices

SCIENCE ADVANCES, 5(11).

By: H. Liu, D. Sun, C. Zhang, M. Groesbeck, R. Mclaughlin & Z. Vardeny

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 16, 2019

2019 article

Reply to "Comment on 'Optical detection of transverse spin-Seebeck effect in permalloy film using Sagnac interferometer microscopy'"

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol. 99.

By: R. McLaughlin, D. Sun, C. Zhang, M. Groesbeck & Z. Vardeny

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: March 25, 2019

2019 journal article

Spin-optoelectronic devices based on hybrid organic-inorganic trihalide perovskites

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 10.

By: J. Wang, C. Zhang, H. Liu, R. McLaughlin, Y. Zhai, S. Vardeny, X. Liu, S. McGill ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: January 28, 2019

2019 journal article

Surface-enhanced spin current to charge current conversion efficiency in CH3NH3PbBr3-based devices

The Journal of Chemical Physics.

By: D. Sun, C. Zhang, M. Kavand, J. Wang, H. Malissa, H. Liu, H. Popli, J. Singh ...

Source: ORCID
Added: February 18, 2020

2019 article

Tunable Spin Characteristic Properties in Spin Valve Devices Based on Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskites

ADVANCED MATERIALS.

By: J. Wang, C. Zhang, H. Liu, X. Liu, H. Guo, D. Sun, Z. Vardeny

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 16, 2019

2018 journal article

Field-induced spin splitting and anomalous photoluminescence circular polarization in CH3NH3PbI3 films at high magnetic field

Physical Review B, 97(13).

By: C. Zhang, D. Sun, Z. Yu, C. Sheng, S. McGill, D. Semenov, Z. Vardeny

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Long-range transverse spin Seebeck effect in permalloy stripes using Sagnac interferometer microscopy

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 51(13), 134003.

By: H. Liu, R. McLaughlin, D. Sun & Z. Vardeny

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: March 11, 2019

2018 journal article

Organic-based magnon spintronics

Nature Materials, 17(4), 308–312.

By: H. Liu, C. Zhang, H. Malissa, M. Groesbeck, M. Kavand, R. McLaughlin, S. Jamali, J. Hao ...

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 21, 2020

2018 journal article

Sign reversal of magnetoresistance and inverse spin Hall effect in doped conducting polymers

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 10(48).

By: D. Sun, Y. Zhai, K. Schooten, C. Zhang, M. Kavand, H. Malissa, M. Groesbeck, R. Menon, C. Boehme, Z. Vardeny

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: December 3, 2018

2018 journal article

Triplet exciton fine structure in Pt-rich polymers studied by circularly polarized emission under high magnetic field

PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 98(15).

By: C. Zhang, D. Sun, R. McLaughlin, D. Semenov, S. McGill, Z. Yu, E. Ehrenfreund, Z. Vardeny

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 5, 2018

2017 journal article

Manipulation of emission colors based on intrinsic and extrinsic magneto-electroluminescence from exciplex organic light-emitting diodes

ACS Photonics, 4(8), 1899–1905.

By: Z. Pang, D. Sun, C. Zhang, S. Baniya, O. Kwon & Z. Vardeny

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Multifunctional Optoelectronic-Spintronic Device Based on Hybrid Organometal Trihalide Perovskites

Advanced Electronic Materials, 3(2), 1600426.

By: C. Zhang, D. Sun & Z. Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 21, 2020

2017 journal article

Optical detection of transverse spin-Seebeck effect in permalloy film using Sagnac interferometer microscopy

Physical Review B, 95(18).

By: R. McLaughlin, D. Sun, C. Zhang, M. Groesbeck & Z. Vardeny

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Spin-polarized exciton quantum beating in hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites

Nature Physics, 13(9), 894–899.

By: P. Odenthal, W. Talmadge, N. Gundlach, R. Wang, C. Zhang, D. Sun, Z. Yu, Z. Valy Vardeny, Y. Li

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 21, 2020

2017 journal article

Spintronic detection of interfacial magnetic switching in a paramagnetic thin film of tris(8-hydroxyquinoline)iron(III)

Physical Review B, 95(5).

By: D. Sun, C. Kareis, K. Schooten, W. Jiang, G. Siegel, M. Kavand, R. Davidson, W. Shum ...

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Temperature-dependent electric field poling effects in CH3NH3PbI3 optoelectronic devices

Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 8(7), 1429–1435.

By: C. Zhang, D. Sun, X. Liu, C. Sheng & Z. Vardeny

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Enhanced emissive and lasing characteristics of nano-crystalline MAPbBr3 films grown via anti-solvent precipitation

Journal of Applied Physics, 120(14), 143101.

By: E. Lafalce, C. Zhang, Y. Zhai, D. Sun & Z. Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 4, 2020

2016 journal article

Inverse spin Hall effect from pulsed spin current in organic semiconductors with tunable spin–orbit coupling

Nature Materials, 15(8), 863–869.

By: D. Sun, K. van Schooten, M. Kavand, H. Malissa, C. Zhang, M. Groesbeck, C. Boehme, Z. Valy Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 4, 2020

2016 journal article

Magnetic Field Effect in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Electron Donor-Acceptor Exciplex Chromophores Doped with Fluorescent Emitters

Advanced Functional Materials, 26(38), 6930–6937.

By: S. Baniya, Z. Pang, D. Sun, Y. Zhai, O. Kwon, H. Choi, B. Choi, S. Lee, Z. Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 4, 2020

2016 journal article

Organic Light-Emitting Diodes: Magnetic Field Enhancement of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Electron Donor-Acceptor Exciplex (Adv. Electron. Mater. 2/2016)

Advanced Electronic Materials, 2(2).

By: T. Basel, D. Sun, S. Baniya, R. McLaughlin, H. Choi, O. Kwon, Z. Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 4, 2020

2015 journal article

Magnetic Field Enhancement of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Electron Donor-Acceptor Exciplex

Advanced Electronic Materials, 2(2), 1500248.

By: T. Basel, D. Sun, S. Baniya, R. McLaughlin, H. Choi, O. Kwon, Z. Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 4, 2020

2015 journal article

Magnetic field effects in hybrid perovskite devices

Nature Physics, 11(5), 427–434.

By: C. Zhang, D. Sun, C. Sheng, Y. Zhai, K. Mielczarek, A. Zakhidov, Z. Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 4, 2020

2014 journal article

Active control of magnetoresistance of organic spin valves using ferroelectricity

Nature Communications, 5(1).

By: D. Sun, M. Fang, X. Xu, L. Jiang, H. Guo, Y. Wang, W. Yang, L. Yin ...

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

2014 journal article

Magnetic properties of periodically organized cobalt frameworks

Journal of Applied Physics, 116(1), 013906.

By: G. Hukic-Markosian, Y. Zhai, D. Montanari, S. Ott, A. Braun, D. Sun, Z. Vardeny, M. Bartl

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

2014 journal article

Observation of the energy transfer sequence in an organic host–guest system of a luminescent polymer and a phosphorescent molecule

Journal of Luminescence, 155, 89–94.

By: T. Basel, D. Sun, B. Gautam & Z. Valy Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 11, 2020

2014 journal article

The first decade of organic spintronics research

Chem. Commun., 50(15), 1781–1793.

By: D. Sun, E. Ehrenfreund & Z. Valy Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

2013 journal article

Room-temperature magnetically modulated electroluminescence from hybrid organic/inorganic spintronics devices

Applied Physics Letters, 103(4), 042411.

By: D. Sun, T. Basel, B. Gautam, W. Han, X. Jiang, S. Parkin, Z. Valy Vardeny

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

2010 journal article

Monte Carlo simulation of magnetic properties of irregular Fe islands on Pb/Si(111) substrate based on the scanning tunneling microscopy image

Applied Physics Letters, 96(13), 132502.

By: H. Du, W. He, D. Sun, Y. Fang, H. Liu, X. Zhang, Z. Cheng

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

2010 journal article

Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of quasi-one-dimensional Fe chains on Pb/Si: A Monte Carlo simulation

Journal of Applied Physics, 108(8), 083916.

By: H. Du, W. He, H. Liu, D. Sun, Y. Fang, J. Gao, X. Zhang, Z. Cheng

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

2009 journal article

Contribution of magnetostatic interaction to magnetization reversal of Fe3Pt nanowires arrays: A micromagnetic simulation

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 321(18), 2737–2741.

By: D. Sun, J. Gao, X. Zhang, Q. Zhan, W. He, Y. Sun, Z. Cheng

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

2009 journal article

Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of quasi-one-dimensional Fe chains on Pb∕Si

Applied Physics Letters, 94(1), 012504.

By: D. Sun, D. Wang, H. Du, W. Ning, J. Gao, Y. Fang, X. Zhang, Y. Sun, Z. Cheng, J. Shen

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

2008 journal article

Structure and magnetic properties of the self-assembled Co52Pt48 nanowire arrays

Applied Physics Letters, 92(10), 102501.

By: J. Gao, D. Sun, X. Zhang, Q. Zhan, W. He, Y. Sun, Z. Cheng

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

2006 journal article

Thermally activated magnetization reversal process of self-assembled Fe55Co45 nanowire arrays

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 305(2), 365–371.

By: J. Gao, Q. Zhan, W. He, D. Sun & Z. Cheng

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 11, 2020

2005 journal article

Synthesis and magnetic properties of Fe3Pt nanowire arrays fabricated by electrodeposition

Applied Physics Letters, 86(23), 232506.

By: J. Gao, Q. Zhan, W. He, D. Sun & Z. Cheng

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 12, 2020

Employment

2017 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Assistant Professor Physics