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

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • B.S., Shandong University

Biography

Xidong serves as an Associate 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 medium-range order in amorphous materials, fluctuation electron microscopy, interface roughness and dynamical surface growth. His research has been funded by grants from the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. Recently, he has started collaborative research using Atomic Force Microscopy to study cell structures at nanometer scales. 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. Xidong is very blessed to be married to his wife Lydia, who is a California native. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking, classical music and literature.

Affiliations

  • American Physical Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA)

Publications

Journal Publications

  • Xidong Chen, Kyong Ha Woo and Elisha Injeti, “Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Ciliary Structures of Tetrahymena Themophila”, Microsc. Microanal. 18 (Suppl 2) 264, 2012.
  • A. C. Y. Liu, Xidong Chen, D.-Y. Choi, and B. Luther-Davies, “Annealing-induced Reduction in Nanoscale Heterogeneity of Thermally Evaporated Amorphous As2S3 Films,” Journal of Applied Physics 104, 093524 (2008)
  • Guangwen Zhou, Xidong Chen, David Gallagher, and Judith C. Yang, “Percolating Oxide Film Growth During Cu(111) Oxidation,” Applied Physics Letters 93, 123104 (2008).
  • A. C. Y. Liu, R. Arenal, and Xidong Chen, “Clustering in a Highly Hydrogenated Diamondlike Carbon Determined Using Fluctuation Microscopy and Phenomenological Atomistic Simulations,” Physical Review B 76, 121401(R) (2007).
  • Xidong Chen, J. P. Sullivan, T. A. Friedmann, and J. Murray Gibson, “Fluctuation Microscopy Studies of Medium-range Ordering in Amorphous Diamond-like Carbon Films,” Applied Physics Letters 84, 2823 (2004).
  • Xidong Chen and J. Murray Gibson, “Effect of Post-oxidation Annealing on Si/SiO2 Interface Roughness,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society 146, 3032 (1999).
  • Xidong Chen and J. Murray Gibson, “Roughness at Si/SiO2 Interfaces and Silicon Oxidation,” Journal of Vacuum Sciences and Technology A 17, 1269 (1999).
  • Xidong Chen and J. Murray Gibson, “Experimental Evidence of a Gaussian Roughness at Si(111)/SiO2 Interfaces,” Physical Review Letters 81, 4919 (1998).
  • Xidong Chen and J. Murray Gibson, “Dramatic Effect of Post-oxidation Annealing on (100) Si/SiO2 Roughness,” Applied Physics Letters 70, 1462 (1997).
  • Xidong Chen and J. Murray Gibson, “Measurement of Roughness at Buried Si/SiO2 Interfaces by Transmission Electron Diffraction,” Physical Review B 54, 2846 (1996).

Presentations

  • Rebecca Wider, Elisha Injeti, Xidong Chen, “Development a Method of Imaging Erythrocytes Using Atomic Force Microscope”, the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, September 23-25, 2012.
  • Xidong Chen, “Understanding Interface Phenomena in the nano-world, from Brownian motion to Monte Carlo Simulations”, Colloquium, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the Air Force Institute of Technology, December 3, 2009 (invited).
  • Xidong Chen, John Sullivan, Tom Friedmann, and Dean Miller, “Medium-range Ordering in Amorphous Materials,” Program Review, Argonne National Laboratory, April 26-27, 2006. 
  • Xidong Chen, John Sullivan, Tom Friedmann, and Dean Miller, “Stress Relaxation and Medium-range Order in Diamond-like Amorphous Carbon Films,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 839, P5.5 (2004).
  • Xidong Chen, John Sullivan, and J. Murray Gibson, “Fluctuation Microscopy Studies of Amorphous Diamond-like Carbon Films,” Program Review, Argonne National Laboratory, June 2003.
  • Xidong Chen and Vijay K. Vasudevan, “Directional Fluctuation Microscopy Studies of Short-range Ordering in Ni-Mo Alloys,” Symposium BB 4.11, Materials Research Society Fall meeting, Dec. 2-6, 2002.
  • Xidong Chen, “Fluctuation Microscopy Studies of Medium-Range Order in Amorphous Materials”, Special seminar, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, August 21, 2002 (invited).
  • Xidong Chen, “Transmission Electron Microscopy Studies of Medium-Range Order in Amorphous Materials”, Department seminar, Materials Science and Engineering Program, the University of Cincinnati, January 11, 2002 (invited).
  • Xidong Chen and J. Murray Gibson, “Transmission Electron Microscopy Studies of Aluminum Oxide Structure”, Symposium S, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, April 16-20, 2001 (invited).
  • Xidong Chen and J. Murray Gibson, “Roughness at Si/SiO2 Interfaces and Silicon Oxidation”, Session EM1-ThA, the 45th International Symposium of the American Vacuum Society, November 2-6, 1998 (invited).

Research Interests

  • Atomic force microscopy studies of cell structures
  • Fluctuation optical microscopy studies of orientational order in soft matter materials
  • Fluctuation electron microscopy studies of medium-range ordering in amorphous materials
  • Laser speckle imaging and its biomedical applications
  • Monte Carlo simulation studies of surfaces and interfaces

Courses

  • Physics II and III
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Mathematical Methods for Physicists
  • Materials Science
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
1-562-903-6000