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.
Breakthrough in Quantum Computation and Quantum Metrology based on Solid Spin System
By setting up a series of optical detecting magnetic resonance platform, Prof. DU Jiangfeng's group from University of Science and Technology of China has conducted many cutting-edge science researches including quantum computation and weak signals sensing based on single spins in diamonds. Their related works have been published in Nature, Nature Physics and Physical Review Letters in 2014.
Progress on the Study of Glass Transition
When being quenched or compressed fast enough to avoid crystallization, a liquid can freeze into a glass. The glass transition has attracted general interests because almost all condensed matter can vitrify. However, the glass transition cannot yet be simply classified into any well-known types of phase transition. The nature of glasses therefore remains elusive and was also selected by Science on its 125th anniversary as one of the 125 important scientific problems to be resolved. A lot of theo
Progress on Interfacial Physical Chemistry Using Nonlinear Vibrational Spectroscopy
Dr. YE Shuji group of Prof. LUO Yi Research Team from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale (HFNL) and Department of Chemical Physics at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) made a new progress on the characterization of interfacial protein secondary structures using nonlinear vibrational spectroscopy recently. Dr. Ye’s group demonstrated for the first time that sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy(SFG-VS) can unambiguously differentiate t
Progress on the Design of Hybrid Catalysts
XIONG Yujie's group made new progress on the design of hybrid catalysts for organic oxidation reactions, based on their previous finding on metal-oxygen charge transfer in oxygen activation (refer to: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 3200). In this work, they designed semiconductor-metal hybrid structures with tunable charge density, enabling improved catalytic efficiency for organic oxidation reactions. Teamed up with Prof. Xiaojun Wu and Prof. Qun Zhang, the researchers performed the studies by i
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.
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