DepartmentChemistry, Physics and Engineering Department
Biola AffiliationsFaculty, Employee
Office LocationBradley 3

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Solid State Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • B.S., Theoretical Physics, Shandong University

Biography

Xidong serves as a Professor of Physics in the Chemistry, Engineering and Physics Department at Biola University. Xidong also held a special term appointment at Argonne National Laboratory where he conducted research on medium-range order structures in amorphous materials until 2008. Xidong's research interests include surface growth dynamics, density functional calculations and atomic force microscopy. His research has been funded by grants from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. Xidong is a member of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research at many conferences. His most recent paper was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Xidong is very blessed to be married to his wife Lydia, who is a California native. They are blessed with two wonderful children.

Affiliations

  • American Physical Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Awards

  • Provost Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Biola University, 2016
  • Faculty Scholar of the Year, Cedarville University, 2010-2011.
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, 2008.

Publications (Selected)

Journal Publications

  • “Oxidation-driven Surface Dynamics on NiAl(100),” Chen, Xidong, Quin, Hailang, Sutter, Peter and Zhou,Guangwen, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112 (2), E103, 2015.
  • “Percolating Oxide Film Growth During Cu(111) Oxidation,” , Chen, Xidong, Gallagher, David, Yang, Judith C., and Zhou, Guangwen, Applied Physics Letters 93, 123104, 2008.
  • “Annealing-induced Reduction in Nanoscale Heterogeneity of Thermally Evaporated Amorphous As2S3 Films,” Chen, Xidong, Choi, D.-Y., Liu, A. C. Y., and Luther-Davies, B., Journal of Applied Physics 104, 093524, 2008.
  • “Clustering in a Highly Hydrogenated Diamondlike Carbon Determined Using Fluctuation Microscopy and Phenomenological Atomistic Simulations,” Arenal, R., Chen, Xidong, and Liu, A. C. Y., Physical Review B 76, 121401(R), 2007.
  • “Fluctuation Microscopy studies of medium-range ordering in amorphous diamond-like carbon films,” Chen, Xidong, Friedmann, T. A., and Gibson, J. Murray and Sullivan, J. P., Applied Physics Letters 84, 2823, 2004.
  • “Effect of Post-Oxidation Annealing on Si/SiO2 Interface Roughness,” Chen, Xidong and Gibson, J. Murray, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 146, 3032, 1999.
  • “Roughness at Si/SiO2 Interfaces and silicon oxidation,” Chen, Xidong and Gibson, J. Murray, Journal of Vacuum Sciences and Technology A 17, 1269, 1999.
  • “Experimental evidence of a Gaussian Roughness at Si(111)/SiO2 Interfaces,” Chen, Xidong and Gibson, J. Murray, Physical Review Letters 81, 4919, 1998.
  • “Dramatic Effect of Post-Oxidation Annealing on (100) Si/SiO2 Roughness,” Chen, Xidong and Gibson, J. Murray, Applied Physics Letters 70, 1462, 1997.
  • “Measurement of Roughness at Buried Si/SiO2 Interfaces by Transmission Electron Diffraction,” Chen, Xidong and Gibson, J. Murray, Physical Review B 54, 2846, 1996.

Research Interests

  • Theoretical understanding of surface dynamics.
  • Atomic force microscopy studies of cell structures.
  • Monte Carlo simulation studies of surfaces and interfaces.
  • Fluctuation electron microscopy studies of medium-range ordering in amorphous materials.

Courses

  • PHSC 233 General Physics II Electricity and Magentism
  • PHSC 237 General Physics II Laboratory
  • PHSC 234 General Physics II Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
  • PHSC 318 Classical Mechanics
  • PHSC 331 Thermodynamics
  • PHSC 336 Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • PHSC 340 Electrodynamics
  • PHSC 412 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  • PHSC 480 Advanced Physics Laboratory
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