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Yulin Chen

Distinguished Adjunct Professor

Email: chenyl1@shanghaitech.edu.cn
Experimental condensed matter physics, including:
1、Topological quantum materials
2、Strongly correlated electronic materials
3、Non-conventional superconductivity
4、Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy

B.S. 2000/7 University of Science and Technology of China Physics
Ph.D. 2008/6 Stanford University Physics
  Work Experience  
Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2008.06-2009.09 US Stanford University
Associate Staff Scientist 2009.09-2010.09 US LAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Staff Scientist 2010.10-2011.09 US LAC National Accelerator Laboratory
University Lecturer 2011.10-2013.12 UK University of Oxford
Associate Professor 2014.01-now UK University of Oxford
  Research Interest  
My research interest lies in experimental condensed matter physics; and specifically, in understanding the behavior of electrons in unconventional materials, such as topological quantum matters and strongly correlated systems. I'm also interested in developing advanced instrumentation that will drive the exploration of critical information on condensed matter systems with new degrees of freedom.

Outstanding Young Researcher Award (Macronix Prize) 2012
Institution: International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers
William E. and Diane M. Spicer Young Investigator Award 2009
Institution: Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
ALS Doctoral Fellowship (2003-2006)

Instituttion: Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


1. A stable Three-dimensional Topological Dirac Semimetal Cd3As2". Nature Materials, 13, 677 (2014)

2. "Discovery of a Three-dimensional Topological Dirac Semimetal, Na3Bi". Science, 343, 864 (2014)

3. "Direct observation of the transition from indirect to direct bandgap in atomically thin epitaxial MoSe2". Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 111 (2014)

4. "Discovery of a single topological Dirac fermion in the strong inversion asymmetric compound BiTeCl". Nature Physics, 9, 704 (2013)

5. "Selective-area van der Waals epitaxy of topological insulator grid nanostructures for broadband transparent flexible electrodes". Advanced Materials, 25, 5959 (2013)

6. "Measurement of Coherent Polarons in the Strongly Coupled Antiferromagnetically Ordered Iron-Chalcogenide Fe1.02Te using Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy" Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 037003 (2013)

7."Controlled synthesis of topological insulator nanoplate arrays on mica" Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 6132 (2012)

8. "Phase Fluctuations and the Absence of Topological Defects in Photo-excited Charge Ordered Nickelate" Nature Communication, 3, 838 (2012)

9. "Topological insulator nanostructures for transparent flexible electrodes" Nature Chemistry, 4, 281 (2012)

10. "Angle-Resolved Photoemission Studies of Quantum Materials" Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, 3, 129 (2012)

11. "Studies on the Electronic Structures of Three-dimensional Topological Insulators by Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy" Frontiers of Physics, 7, 175 (2012)

12. "Ultrafast optical excitation of a persistent surface-state population in the Bi2Se3 topological insulator" Physical Review Letter, 108, 117403 (2012)

13. "Ambipolar field effect in topological insulator nanoplates of (BixSb1-x)2Te3" Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 705 (2011)

14."Quantum Hall Effect from the Topological Surface States of Strained Bulk HgTe" Physical Review Letter, 106, 126803 (2011)

15. "Single Dirac Cone Topological Surface State and Unusual Thermoelectric Property of Compounds from a New Topological Insulator Family" Physical Review Letter, 105, 266401 (2010)

16."Massive Dirac Fermion on the Surface of a magnetically doped Topological Insulator" Science, 329, 659 (2010)

17. "Topological Insulator Nanowires and Nanoribbons" Nano Letters, 10, 329 (2010)

18. "STM Imaging of electronic waves on the surface of Bi2Te3" Physical Review Letter, 104,016401 (2010)

19. "Aharonov-Bohm Interference in Topological Insualtor Nanoribbons" Nature Materials, 9, 225 (2010)

20. "Unusual Layer-dependent Charge distribution, Collective Mode Coupling and Superconductivity in Multilayer Cuprate Ba2Ca3Cu4O8F2" Physical Review Letter, 103, 036403 (2009)

21."Experimental Realization of a Three Dimensional Topological Insulator, Bi2Te3" Science, 325, 178 (2009)

22. "A step closer to visualizing the electron-photon interplay in real time" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, 963 (2009)

23. "Insights from Angle-Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopyof an Undoped Four-Layered Two-Gap High-Tc Superconductor" Physical Review Letter, 98, 047001 (2007)

24."Anomalous Fermi-Surface Dependent Pairing in a Self-Doped High-Tc Superconductor" Physical Review Letter, 97, 236401 (2006)