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Academic Areas: Condensed Matter Physics

Research Interests: Condensed Matter Physics


Dr. Xin Liu Received his B.S. degree in School of Physics, Nankai University in 2003, M.S. degree in Chern Institute of Mathematics, Nankai University in 2006 and his Ph.D. degree in department of physics, Texas A&M University in 2012. After graduation, he had worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Pennsylvania State University from 2012 to 2014 and Condensed Matter Theory Center, University of Maryland from 2014-2015. He is presently a Full Professor in the School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. 


Research Interests

  • Topological insulators, topological superconductors and Majorana fermions
  • Spin-triplet superconductors and their topology
  • Spintronics and nanoelectronics
  • Hall effect, spin Hall effect, anomalous Hall effect and their quantum version
  • Cold atoms and Optical lattice


In the past twenty years, the deeply study of spin in condensed matter brings a conceptional revolution in fundamental science as well as emerging technologies, such as spintronics. Due to the crystal field and the external electric field in crystalline solid, the electron spin couples to its motion according to the relativistic effect, known as spin-orbit coupling

(SOC) which can dramatically change the band structures and accordingly induce new exotic topological phases such as topological insulators and topological superconductors.  This also motivate people to utilize the spin degree of freedom of electrons to reduce the energy cost and realize the functionality of the ordinary electronic devices. At present, my research is focused on exploring new spin dependent phenomena in strong SOC materials and their applications in quantum devices.

Academic Degrees

PhD in Department of Physics, Texas A&M University

Professional Experience

2015-Presen : Full Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;

2014-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, Condensed Matter Theory Center, University of Maryland

2012-2014: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Physics, The Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications

  1. Weiwei Zhao*, Xin Liu*, M. H. W. Chan*, “Quantum phase slips in 6 mm length Niobium nanowire”. Nano Lett., 16, 1173 (2016)

  2. Xin Liu*, Jay D. Sau, and S. Das Sarma, “Universal spin-triplet superconducting correlations of Majorana fermions”, Phys. Rev. B, 92, 014513 (2015).

3.      Xin Liu*, J. K. Jain and Chao-Xing Liu, “Long-Range Spin-Triplet Helix in Proximity Induced Superconductivity in Spin-Orbit-Coupled Systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 227002 (2014).

  1. Qingze Wang, Xin Liu, Hai-Jun Zhang, Nitin Samarth, Shou-Cheng Zhang, and Chao-Xing Liu*, “Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in Magnetically Doped InAs/GaSb Quantum Wells”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 113, 147201 (2014).

5.      Xin Liu, Hsiu-Chuan Hsu and Chao-Xing Liu*, “In-Plane Magnetization-Induced Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 086802 (2013).

  1. Xin Liu* and Jairo Sinova, “Reading charge transport from spin dynamics on the surface of topological insulator”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 166801 (2013).

  2. Hsiu-Chuan Hsu, Xin Liu and Chao-Xing Liu*, “Reentrant quantum anomalous Hall effect with in-plane magnetic field in HgMnTe quantum wells”, Phys. Rev. B 88, 085315 (2013)

  3. Xin Liu* and Jairo Sinova, “Unified theory of spin dynamics in a two-dimensional electron gas with arbitrary spin-orbit coupling strength at finite temperature”, Phys. Rev. B 86, 174301(2012)

  4. Xin Liu*, Xiong-Jun Liu and Jairo Sinova, “Spin dynamics in the strong spin-orbit coupling regime”, Phys. Rev. B 84, 015318 (2011)

  5. Weiwei Zhao*, Jesse L. Bischof, Jimmy Hutasoit, Xin Liu, Thomas C. Fitzgibbons, John R. Hayes, Pier J.A. Sazio, Chaoxing Liu, Jainendra K. Jain, John V. Badding, and M. H. W. Chan*, “Single-Fluxon Controlled Resistance Switching in Centimeter-Long Superconducting Gallium–Indium Eutectic Nanowires”, Nano Lett. 15, 153 (2015).

  6. Xiong-Jun Liu*, Xin Liu and Jairo Sinova, “Scaling of the anomalous Hall effect in the insulating regime”, Phys. Rev. B 84, 165304 (2011)

  7. Xiong-Jun Liu*, Xin Liu, Congjun Wu and Jairo Sinova, “Quantum anomalous Hall effect with cold atoms trapped in a square lattice”, Phys. Rev. A 81, 033622 (2010)

  8. Xin Liu*, M. F. Borunda, Xiong-Jun Liu, and Jairo Sinova, “Control of Josephson current by Aharonov-Casher phase in a Rashba ring”, Phys. Rev. B 80, 174524 (2009)

  9. Xiong-Jun Liu, Xin Liu, L. C. Kwek, and C. H. Oh, “Fractional spin Hall effect in atomic Bose gases”, Phys. Rev. B 79, 165301 (2009)

  10. Xiong-Jun Liu, Mario F. Borunda, Xin Liu, and Jairo Sinova, “Effect of Induced Spin-Orbit Coupling for Atoms via Laser Fields”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 046402 (2009)

  11. M.F. Borunda, Xin Liu, Alexey A. Kovalev, Xiong-Jun Liu, T. Jungwirth, and Jairo Sinova, “Aharonov-Casher and spin Hall effects in mesoscopic ring structures with strong spin-orbit interaction”, Phys. Rev. B 78, 245315 (2008)

  12. Xiong-Jun Liu, Xin Liu, L. C. Kwek, and C. H. Oh, “Optically Induced Spin-Hall Effect in Atoms”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 026602 (2007)

  13. Xiong-Jun Liu, Xin Liu, Zheng-Xin Liu, L. C. Kwek and C. H. Oh, “Tightly localized stationary pulses in a multilevel atomic system”, Phys. Rev. A 75, 023809 (2007)

  14. Zheng-Xin Liu, Xiao-Ting Zhou, Xin Liu, Xiong-Jun Liu, Jing-Ling Chen, “Topological structures of adiabatic phase for multi-level quantum systems”, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 1661

  15. Xion-Jun Liu, Zheng-Xin Liu, Xin Liu and Mo-Lin Ge, “Possibility of inhomogeneous coupling leading to decoherence in an electromagnetically-induced-transparency quantum-memory process”, Phys. Rev. A 73, 013825 (2006)

  16. Xin Liu, Xiong-Jun Liu, and Mo-Lin Ge, “Dynamics of domain wall in a biaxial ferromagnet interacting with a spin-polarized current”, Phys. Rev. B 71, 224419 (2005)

Awards and Honors

1000 Young Talent Program

Courses Taught

• The Mathematical Physics I

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