We are a group of condensed matter experimentalists in the Department of Physics at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Our research focuses on the electronic properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials. Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, 2D materials have been at the forefront of material research. Vast opportunities arise on two fronts. Firstly, reduced dimensionality often leads to novel material properties that are different from those in the bulk. Secondly, the entire crystal is a surface, whose material properties can be fully controlled with a gate.
We have been developing new fabrication techniques to isolate/synthesis novel 2D materials, and probing their quantum mechanical behavior using two complimentary experimental techniques: electronic transport and scanning probe microscopy. The combination of the two techniques provides a full view of the quantum mechanical properties of these 2D materials on microscopic and macroscopic scales.
In particular, we are interested in the following topics: