Peer-reviewed Papers


[1]     Dazhi Liu, Mikhail V Gubarev, Brian D. Ramsey, J Lee Robertson, Lowell Crow, David E Moncton, Boris Khaykovich, “Demonstration of a SANS instrument equipped with achromatic axisymmetric focusing mirrors”, Nature Communications, 4, 2556 (2013); doi:10.1038/ncomms3556


[2]     Dazhi Liu, Daniel Hussey, Mikhail V. Gubarev, B. D. Ramsey, D. Jacobson, M. Arif, David E. Moncton, Boris Khaykovich, “Demonstration of achromatic cold-neutron microscope utilizing axisymmetric focusing mirrors”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 102, 183508 (2013); doi: 10.1063/1.4804178


[3]     Dazhi Liu, Mikhail Gubarev, Giacomo Resta, Brian Ramsey, David Moncton, Boris Khaykovich, “Axisymmetric Grazing-Incidence Focusing Optics for Small-Angle Neutron Scattering”, NIM A, 686, 145-150 (2012)


[4]     Wei-Shan Chiang, Emiliano Fratini, Piero Baglioni, Dazhi Liu, Sow-Hsin Chen, “Microstructure Determination of Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate Globules by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 5055-5061 (2012)

[4.1]        Top 1% papers in the field of physics according to Essential Science Indicators.


[5]     Boris Khaykovich, Dazhi Liu, Giacomo Resta, David E. Moncton, Natalia Ostroumov, Mikhail V. Gubarev, Daniel Feuermann, Jeffrey Gordon, “On the challenge of flux concentration at grazing incidence for neutrons and x-rays”, SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications, pp. 848509. International Society for Optics and Photonics, (2012); doi:10.1117/12.929328

[5.1]        Invited paper


[6]    Jayant J. Jayasundar, Jeong Ho Ju, Lilin He, Dazhi Liu, Flora Meilleur, Jinkui Zhao, David J.E. Callaway, Zimei Bu, “Open Conformation of Ezrin Bound to Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-Bisphosphate and to F-actin Revealed by Neutron Scattering”, J. Biol. Chem., 287, 37119-37133 (2012)


[7]     Kunlun Hong, Yun Liu, Lionel Porcar, Dazhi Liu, Carrie Y. Gao, Gregory S. Smith, Kenneth W. Herwig, Sheng Cai, Xin Li, Bin Wu, Wei-Ren Chen, Li Liu , "Structural response of polyelectrolyte dendrimer towards molecular protonation: the inconsistency revealed by SANS and NMR", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 064116 (2012).


[8]     B. Khaykovich, M.V. Gubarev, V.E. Zavlin, R. Katz, G. Resta, Dazhi Liu, L. Robertson, L. Crow, B.D. Ramsey, D.E. Moncton, “Novel neutron focusing mirrors for compact neutron sources”, Physics Procedia, 26, 299-308 (2012)


[9]     Dazhi Liu*, Kunlun Hong, Carrie Y. Gao, Yuri Melnichenko, Ken Littrell, Greg Smith, Jinkui Zhao, “First Data Acquired on the EQ-SANS Diffractometer at the Spallation Neutron Source”, J. Appl. Crys., 44, 1120-1122 (2011)


[10]  J.K. Zhao, Carrie Y. Gao, Dazhi Liu, “The Extended Q-Range Small Angle Neutron Scattering Diffractometer at the SNS”, J. Appl. Crys., 43, 1068-1077 (2010)

[10.1]     Top 5% papers in the field of Engineering according to Essential Science Indicators.


[11]  Yang Zhang, Kao-Hsiang Liu, Marco Lagi, Dazhi Liu, Kenneth C. Littrell, Chung-Yuan Mou, Sow-Hsin Chen, “Absence of the Density Minimum of Supercooled Water in Hydrophobic Confinement”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 5007-5010 (2009)


[12]  Yang Zhang, Marco Lagi, Dazhi Liu, Francesco Mallamace, Emiliano Fratini, Piero Baglioni, Eugene Mamontov, Mark Hagen, and Sow-Hsin Chen, “Observation of high-temperature dynamic crossover in protein hydrationwater and its relation to reversible denaturation of lysozyme”J. Chem. Phys,. 130, 135101 (2009)


[13]  Dazhi Liu, Yang Zhang, Yun Liu, Jianlan Wu, Chia-Cheng Chen, Chung-Yuan Mou, Sow-Hsin Chen, “Density Measurement of 1-D Confined Water by Small Angle Neutron Scattering Method: Pore Size and Hydration Level Dependences”, J. Phys. Chem. B., 112, 4309-4312, (2008)


[14] Dazhi Liu, Xiang-qiang Chu, Marco Lagi, Yang Zhang, Emiliano Fratini, Piero Baglioni, Ahmet Alatas, Ayman Said, Ercan Alp, Sow-Hsin Chen, “Studies of Phonon-like Low Energy Excitations of Protein Molecules by Inelastic X-ray Scattering”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 135501 (2008)

[14.1]     APS homepage, Science and Research Highlights

[14.2]     “THE ATOMIC DANCE OF PROTEINS”, APS Science 2008, May 2009

[14.3]     “A QUANTUM OF VIBRATION IN AN UNEXPECTED PLACE”, APS Science Highlight, October 21, 2008


[15]  Dazhi Liu, Yang Zhang, Chia-Cheng Chen, Chung-Yuan Mou, Peter H Poole, Sow-Hsin Chen, “Observation of the Density Minimum in Deeply Supercooled Confined Water”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 104, 9570–9574, (2007)

[15.1]     Cover headlines, Editor-selected “In This Issue” of PNAS.

[15.2]     Top 1% papers in the field of physics according to Essential Science Indicators.

[15.3]     Selected as one of the “2007 Accomplishments and Opportunities” of NIST Center for Neutron Research.

[15.4]     “SUPERCOOL, AND STRANGE”, Cover story, Science News, January 26, 2008,

[15.5]     "HIGHS AND LOWS IN THE DENSITY OF WATER", Nature nanotechnology 2.7 (2007)

[15.6]     “SUPERCOOLED LIQUID: WATER WAYS”, Nature Nanotechnology, June 8, 2007



[16]  Dazhi Liu*, Yuanjing Li, Yulan Li, et al. “Energy reconstruction for long column CsI(Tl) crystal detector”, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics, 28, 186-190, (2004)


[17]  Q Yue, WP Lai, WC Chang, HB Li, J Li, ST Lin, Dazhi Liu, JF Qiu, V Singh, HT Wong, “Effective dynamic range in measurements with flash analog-to-digital convertor”, Nuclear Instruments & Methods A, 511, 408-416, (2003)


[18]  Dazhi Liu*, Yuanjing Li, Jin Li, Qian Yue, “Pulse shape discrimination to identify α and γ particles with vector projection method”, Nuclear Electronics & Detection Technology, 23, (6), 577-579, (2003)


[19]  Dazhi Liu*, Yuanjing Li, Yulan Li, et al. “Vector projection method in particles pulse shape discrimination”, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics, 27, 943-948, (2003)




Book Chapters


[20] Sow-Hsin Chen, F. Mallamace, Li Liu, Dazhi Liu, et al. “Dynamic Crossover Phenomenon in Confined Supercooled Water and its Relation to the Existence of a Liquid-Liquid Critical Point in Water”, an invited paper in Complex Systems: 5th International Workshop on Complex Systems, Eds. Michio Tokuyama, Irwin Oppenheim, Hideya Nishiyama, AIP Conference Proceedings, 982, pp39-52 (Melville, New York, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7354-0501-1).