May 02,2016
On April 26th, Professor Menghao Wu in School of Physics made breakthrough in research on 2D ferroelectric/ferroelastic materials in Nano Letters, entitled as “Intrinsic Ferroelasticity and/or Multiferroicity in Two-Dimensional Phosphorene and Phosphorene Analogues”.   It is known that ferroic (ferromagnetic, ferroelectric, or ferroelastic) materials have important applications as non-volatile memory. However, little research has been reported on feasible ferroic memory in low-dimensional...
Apr 29,2016
On April 27th, Dr. Yueming Zhou in Huazhong University of Science and Technology and his collaborators Oleg I. Tolstikhin (Russian) and Toru Morishita (Japan) made breakthrough in research field of strong-field photoelectron holography. The result was published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 173001 (2016), with the title “Near-Forward Rescattering Photoelectron Holography in Strong-Field Ionization: Extraction of the Phase of the Scattering Amplitude”.   When atoms/molecules exposed to strong laser...
Apr 01,2016
The four known fundamental forces in nature, gravity, electromagnetic interaction, weak, and strong interactions, are currently described by general relativity and the standard model of particle physics respectively. Many physicists have been making efforts to connect gravity to the rest of physics. A number of theoretical scenarios, such as string theory, have been proposed and predict a deviation from the gravitational inverse-square law in short-range regime. The high precision experiments...
Feb 26,2016
On February 24th, Professor Ying-Shuang Fu (right of Figure 1) in School of Physics and coworkers get their recent breakthrough achievements published in Nature Communications, which is entitled as “Observation of Zeeman effect in topological surface state with distinct material dependence”.   Solids are classified into metals, semiconductors and insulators according to their difference in electrical conductivity. This classification is well-understood under the frame of solid band theory....