We are interested in understanding fundamental magnetic interaction and their response to various external stimuli, including electrostatic gating, mechanical strain, and inter-layer coupling.

  • Novel 2D materials with XY magnetism, CoGa2X4 (Adv. Funct. Mater., 29, 1808380 (2019))
  • Electrical-field controlled magnetic transition in bilayer CrI3 (J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 11, 3152 (2020))
  • Pressure & doping tuning of magnetism in CoPS3 (Sci. China Mater., (2020))
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Optical behaviors

Our research focuses on exciton and valley physics in LD materials, as well as their coupling to various degrees of freedom, such as magnetism and twisting.

  • Saddle exciton in β-GeSe (Adv. Funct. Mater.,28, 1804581 (2018))
  • Electron-hole liquid in γ-GeSe (Adv. Funct. Mater.,30, 2000533 (2020))
  • Interlayer coupling in bP (Nat. Commun., Accepted (2021))
  • High-temperature excitonic BEC (J. Phys. Chem. Lett., Accepted (2021))

Catalytic properties

We focus on CO2 reduction reaction. We engage in developing new force field for large-scale simulation of catalytic processes.

CRR mechanism of N-doped graphene quantum dots (ACS Catal., 7, 6245 (2017))

Cu-based single-atom alloy catalysts for CO2 reduction by machine learning (DOI:10.1016/j.gee.2021.10.003)

Defect engineering for CRR

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