Professor Xue Qikun of Tsinghua University and Professor Ashwin Vishwanath of Harvard University. He received an award honoring innovative progress in materials science research at the quantum topological level.
Professor Xue Zhikun, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor of Tsinghua University, and President of Southern University of Science and Technology, received the Oliver E. Buckley for condensed matter physics in 2024, becoming the first Chinese physicist to win this award. Both of them, along with Professor Ashvin Vishwanath of Harvard University, were honored for their work. “An unprecedented theoretical and experimental study of the comprehensive electronic properties of matter. It reflects the topological properties of the guide band structure.
Professor Xue He said: “This achievement is the result of China’s steady growth in scientific and technological strength. And the long-term accumulation of basic scientific research since the beginning of China’s reform and opening-up policy four decades ago. This honor goes to every researcher in the team. Including all Chinese scientists.”
Since 2009, Professor Xue has led research with a research group from Tsinghua University. The Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Stanford University confronted the challenges faced by quantum anomalous Hall (QAH) experiments, and after overcoming many obstacles and setbacks, at the end of 2012 they achieved an important scientific achievement by being the first in the world to experimentally observe the QAH phenomenon in insulators. Magnetic topology.
Professor Xue’s new discoveries have brought great progress in the field of physics. It helps pave a new path for condensed matter research around the world, and the practical implications are likely to be the same. This is because the QAH phenomenon and heat dissipation-free edge state have the potential to revolutionize low-power electronics in the future.
In addition to materials science at the quantum topological level, Professor Xue also works to promote scientific research and development in this field.Superconductivity and high-temperature superconductivity It has continued to interest generations of physicists for more than a hundred years.
In 2012, Professor Xue who led a research team from the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University discovered high-temperature superconductivity in single-cell FeSe films made from SrTiO precursors.3 The discovery, published in a 2012 paper, challenges the current understanding of high-temperature superconductivity at the time. It offers a unique and innovative perspective. Which shows the research and experimentation spirit of Chinese scholars.
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