Faculty Profile
 
  XU Ning
     
Department: Department of Physics
Mailing Address:
USTC,96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, Anhui 230026, P.R.China
Postal Code:
230026
Phone:
86-551-63607970
Fax:
86-551-63607970
Homepage:
http://scmp.ustc.edu.cn/people/Principal_Investigator/201203/t20120306_130736.html
 
       

Research Profile

    Xu Ning, a Ph.D. supervisor at USTC, was selected into the “Hundred-Talent Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and “Distinguished Young Scholar” of National Natural Science Foundation of China. Prof. Xu received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree from Department of Modern Physics at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1995. From 1995 to 2000, he studied at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and recieved the degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.). From 2000 to 2005, he studied at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yale University and earned his engineering PhD. After graduation, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania and James-Franck Institute, University of Chicago from 2006 to 2009.  Between July 2009 and January 2010, he worked as a Research Assistant Professor at Department of Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He became a Professor of Physics at University of Science and Technology of China in January 2010.
    
    Prof. Xu's field of interest is soft condensed matter physics.  He has been focused on the study of amorphous systems, including jamming and the glass transition, dynamics, rheology, and material properties of typical amorphous systems such as colloids, glasses, granular materials, and foams, and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.  Prof. Xu has published 30 papers including one in Nature, one in Nat. Phys., and 12 in Phys. Rev. Lett..
 
     
Selected Publications
1) Probing the glass transition from structural and vibrational properties of zero-temperature glasses , Physical Review Letters , 2014 , 112, 055701
2) Visualizing kinetic pathways of homogeneous nucleation in colloidal crystallization , Nature Physics , 2014 , 10, 73
3) Critical scaling in thermal systems near the zero-temperature jamming transition , Soft Matter , 2013 , 9, 2475
4) Probing the origin of low-frequency quasilocalization at single-particle level , Physical Review Letters , 2012 , 108, 095501
5) Temperature-pressure scaling for air-fluidized grains near jamming , Physical Review Letters , 2012 , 108, 138001
6) Non-monotonic pressure dependence of the dynamics of soft glass-formers at high compressions , Soft Matter , 2012 , 8, 11831
7) Mechanical, vibrational, and dynamical properties of amorphous systems near jamming , Frontiers of Physics in China , 2011 , 6, 109
8) New jamming scenario: From marginal jamming to deep jamming , Physical Review Letters , 2011 , 106, 125503
9) Direct determination of the size of basins of attraction of jammed solids , Physical Review Letters , 2011 , 106, 245502
10) Effects of particle-size ratio on jamming of binary mixtures , Soft Matter , 2010 , 6, 2944
11) Anharmonic and quasilocalized vibrations in jammed solids-modes for mechanical failure , Europhysics Letters , 2010 , 90, 56001
12) Soft Modes and Elasticity of Nearly Isostatic Lattices: Randomness and Dissipation , Physical Review Letters , 2010 , 104, 085504
13) Equivalence of glass transition and colloidal glass transition in the hard-sphere limit , Physical Review Letters , 2009 , 103, 245701
14) Thermal vestige of the zero-temperature jamming transition , Nature , 2009 , 459, 230
15) Energy transport in jammed sphere packings , Physical Review Letters , 2009 , 102, 038001
16) Excess vibrational modes and the boson peak in model glasses , Physical Review Letters , 2007 , 98, 175502
17) Effective temperature in athermal systems sheared at fixed normal load , Physical Review Letters , 2005 , 94, 055701
18) Velocity profiles in repulsive athermal systems under shear , Physical Review Letters , 2005 , 94, 016001
19) Extreme electrostatic phenomena in a single sonoluminescing bubble , Physical Review Letters , 1999 , 83, 2441
 
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