Breakthrough in Ultra-cold Atoms’ Quantum Simulation
USTC Professor PAN Jianwei and his colleague CHEN Shuai, together with ZHAI Hui Group of THU, made a breakthrough in the field of ultra-cold atoms’ quantum simulation. Based on synthetic spin-orbit coupling in ultra-cold Bose gas of rubidium atoms, they successfully determined, through experiment, the phase diagram of spin-orbit coupling Bose gas at finite temperature. The result was published in the form of cover title on‘Nature Physics’ in April, which means that China is now playing an import
Progress on the Study of Jamming of Soft Materials
Purely repulsive systems such as colloids, granular materials, and foams undergo the jamming transition from unjammed state without rigidity to disordered solid state with rigidity when the packing density increases. The jamming transition at zero temperature and shear stress is denoted as point J, which exhibits interesting but elusive phase transition features. This transition has mixed first and second order phase transition properties and cannot be simply classified into well-known types of
Design of Room Temperature Half-metallic Ferromagnets
The research group of Prof. YANG Jinlong from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale has made new progress in theoretical design of room temperature half-metallic ferromagnets, which makes it possible to fabricate spintronic devices working at room temperature. The paper has been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc online (DOI: 10.1021/ja412317s).
An Interesting Afternoon
Class 3 of 2012, together with three other classes of School of Physics, held the “Chinese Chess and Gobang Game” at Mar. 28 afternoon in the Chess-poker Room of Physical Education Center, East Campus of USTC. Registration is started from Mar. 26. As offered a great opportunity for students to play with others and show their skills, this activity was favourably received and about 100 students attended.
Design of Hybrid Photocatalysts for Water Splitting
Most recently, the research group led by Prof. XIONG Yujie made new progress on the design of hybrid photocatalysts for water splitting. In this work, they for the first time achieved to synergize two effects – the charge transfer driven by Schottky barrier and the intrinsic charge spatial separation in semiconductor by designing the surface facets of semiconductor in a semiconductor-metal hybrid structure, enabling significantly improved water splitting performance. Teamed up with Prof. JIANG
A New 2D Carbon-based Nanostructure Discovered
The research group of Dr. ZHAO Aidi and Prof. WANG Bing from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale has made new progress in the systhesis of 2D carbon-based nanostructure. The results has been published on the RSC journal Nanoscale (DOI: 10.1039/C4NR00017J).
XUE Tian Got Young Scientists Project Funding of “Human Frontier Science Program”
XUE Tian, a professor from School of Life Sciences in USTC and Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, has got the young scientists project funding announcing by Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) on March, 20th. Also, he is the only domestic scholar supported by this program in 2014.
USTC Keeps First Among NPI Ranking of Chinese Universities
The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) has dominated the NPI (Nature Publishing Index) ranking of Chinese universities for the third consecutive years, according to the editors of the NPI 2013 Asia-Pacific published on March 27th. USTC ranks only second to the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) among domestic institutes, 9th in Asia-Pacific area and 57th in globe top 100 (16 places higher than last year).
Theoretical Breakthrough of Quantum Anomalous Hall effect in Graphene and Silicene Systems
Prof. QIAO Zhenhua from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale and Department of Physics and collaborators achieved new breakthroughs on quantum anomalous Hall effect in graphene and silicene systems. The results are respectively published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 106802 (2014) and Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 116404 (2014). The latter one has been selected as “Editors’ Suggestions”.
Aalto University Comes for Academic Exchange on ME310 Design Innovation
At the invitation of Prof. LI Weiping, Dean of School of Information Science and Technology, four graduate students from the Design Factory of Aalto University, Finland paid an 11-day visit to USTC for the purpose of academic exchange on a ME310 Design Innovation Course from March 1 to March 11 under the leadership of a teaching assistant.
Turn Salty Seawater into Freshwater with A Membrane
A ship is torn apart by a terrifying storm when sailing in the very center of the ocean. Survived people are struggling on a lifeboat drifted by the ocean current. They are dehydrated because of lack of fresh water. The sun is up and high in the sky and there is no sigh of raining. People are desperate at the edge of death. At this point, a box of packaged goods from the crushed ship drifted by the sea passes by. People grab it and find some sort of magic membranes in it. They scoop up seawater
Multi-functional LBE Integrated Experimental Loop KYLIN-II Operated in INEST·FDS Team
On Feb. 21st, the project assessment meeting of "Design and Development ofmulti-functional lead-bismuth eutectic (LBE) integrated experimental loop KYLIN-II for lead-bismuth cooled reactor technologies" took place at the Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology (INEST), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Experts from Nuclear Power Institute of China, China Institute of Atomic Energy, China Nuclear Power Technology Research Institute etc. were invited to participate in.
Exchange of Ideas between USTC SPA and ASCG
On 12th of March 2014, the School of Public Affairs’ （PAS）Dean Prof. Song Wei took a delegation of International and Chinese PhD students to a fast growing Joint Stock Company ASCG Co., Ltd in the field of engineering and Construction to understand the Chinese philosophies of speedy development and its implications in the context of Public policy. The delegation left around 2:30 to visit ASCG Company where it was warmly received by the officials of their site engineers who took them in the worki
Perfect Match of Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory
——Experimental Unconditionally Secure Bit Commitment
"This manuscript presents one of the first pioneer experiments on relativistic quantum bit commitment."This is how Physical Review Letters, the international authoritative journal of physics, remark the latest research results found by Prof. PAN Jianwei and his colleagues ZHANG Qiang and PENG Chengzhi. By matching the properties of quantum information and relativity theory, the team realized the unconditionally secure bit commitment for th
Michael Walsh and MA YunXing Visited SNST
On Feb 27th, Prof. Michael Walsh and Doctor MA YunXing from ITER organization visited School of Nuclear Science and Technology (SNST) of USTC. Prof. WAN YuanXi and Prof. LIU WanDong, Deans of SNST and School of Physics attended the conference hosted by Prof. YE MinYou.
On May 11, the Nature Publishing Group released Nature Publishing Index 2010 China, remarking “a dramatic rise in the quality of research being published by China”. University of Science and Technology of China is ranked 3rd of TOP 10 Institutions in Index 2010 China.
These articles came from News Center of USTC.