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Shichao Yan

Assistant Professor

Email: yanshch@shanghaitech.edu.cn
We use low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy to study novel materials and atomic dynamics of nanostructures.


B.S      2002-2006   Shandong University      Material Science and Engineering

Ph. D    2006-2012   Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences    Physics

  Work Experience  

Visiting Research Scholar           2008-2009     University of California, Irvine

Postdoctoral Research Fellow     2012-2015     Max Planck Institute

Postdoctoral Research Fellow     2015-now      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Research Interest  
Our group focuses on studying novel materials and dynamical properties of nanostructures with high-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). With STM atom manipulation, we engineer nanostructures with tens or hundreds of atoms, investigate and manipulate the emergent phenomena in these artificially constructed nanosystems. In addition, we are also interested in using time-resolved and spin-resolved STM to probe the electronic properties of novel materials with new degrees of freedom.

(* corresponding author)

1. S. Yan*, D. Choi, J. Burgess, S. Rolf-Pissacrczyk and S. Loth*, “Control of Quantum Magnets by Atomic Exchange Bias” Nature Nanotechnology 10, 40-45 (2015)

2. S. Yan*, D. Choi, J. Burgess, S. Rolf-Pissacrczyk and S. Loth*, “Three-Dimensional Mapping of Single-Atom Magnetic Anisotropy” Nano Letters 15, 1938-1942 (2015)

3. J. Burgess*, L. Malavolti, V. Lanzilotto, M. Mannini, S. Yan, S. Ninova, F. Totti, S. Rolf-Pissarczyk, A. Cornia, R.  Sessoli, S. Loth*, “Magnetic fingerprint of individual Fe4 molecular magnets under compression by a scanning tunnelling microscopeNature Communications 6, 8216 (2015)

4. S. Yan, Z. Ding, N. Xie, H. Gong, Q. Sun, Y. Guo, X. Shan, S. Meng and X. Lu*, “Turning on and off the Rotational Oscillation of a Single Porphine Molecule by Molecular Charge State” ACS Nano 6, 4132-4136 (2012)

5. R. Wu, Y. Zhang, S. Yan, B. Fei, W. Wang*, X. Bai, X. Lu, J. Zhao* and E. Wang, “Purely Coherent Nonlinear Optical Response in Solution Dispersions of Graphene Sheets” Nano Letters 11, 5159-5164 (2011)