Group of Advanced Materials an


Group of Advanced Materials and Spin Physics


The research in the group of Advanced Materials and Spin Physics (AMSP) involves understanding and controlling the spin of electrons in advanced materials for information processing, imaging, storage and other technologies.


The AMSP group has research activities in magnetic, electrical and optical interactions in condensed matter systems, spin dynamics in quantum structures and macroscopic quantum phenomena in nanoscale magnets. Combining experimental technologies such as MPCVD, TEM, MFM and Magneto-transport, and theoretical & computational methods, we have made developments on the fundamental understanding of electronic and spintronic phenomena. The materials we have been exploring including diluted magnetic semiconductor (DMS) thin films, carbon nanotubes and IV semiconductor nanostructures, and 2D atomic layers and nanoribbons. We focus on the spin-related phenomena and underlying physics such as spin diffusion, spin orbit coupling, Rashba effect and magneto-optical Kerr effect in solids. In our science, persistence and patience always play an important role.


The research work in the AMSP group has been supported by various foundations, including the National Key R&D Program of China (NKRDPC), National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of Ministry of Education of China (NCET), “Thousand Talents Program” of Sichuan Province and National 985 High-Tech Platform Construction Foundation.


Group faculty members:

Prof. Gang Xiang, Ph. D. (Penn State),

Prof. Xi Zhang, Ph. D. (Penn State)

Associate Prof. Filippo Boi, Ph. D. (QMUL)

Associate Prof. Ya Nie, Ph. D. (SCU)

Assistant Prof. Tian Yu. Ph. D. (Institute of Physics, CAS)