about me

Yong Xu ()

Associate Professor @ Department of Physics, Tsinghua University
Birth: 1983.5.6
Email: yongxu@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Webpage @ RIKEN

education experience

  • 2005-2010 Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics,Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University (Advisor:Prof. Wenhui Duan and Prof. Binglin Gu)
  • 2001-2005 B.S. in Physics, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University

work experience

  • 2018-Present Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University
  • 2015-2018 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University
  • 2015-Present Unit Leader: RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS)
  • 2013-2015 Research Scholar, Department of Physics, Stanford University(Advisor: Prof.Shoucheng Zhang)
  • 2011-2013 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
  • 2010-2011 Max Planck Scholarship (Postdoc), Theory Department, Fritz Haber Institute of Max Planck Society (Advisor: Prof. Matthias Scheffler)


  • 2014 National Thousand Young Talents Plan
  • 2011-2013 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship



Intrinsic magnetic topological insulators in van der Waals layered MnBi2Te4-family materials
Experimental realization of an intrinsic magnetic topological insulator
Proximity-induced Majorana hinge modes in antiferromagnetic topological insulators
Phononic topological insulators with tunable pseudospin physics
Wannier Interpolation with Nonorthogonal Localized Orbitals: Application to ab initio Calculation of Nonlinear Optical Responses
Elastic Properties and Fracture Behaviors of Biaxially Deformed, Polymorphic MoTe2
Nano Lett. 19, 761 (2019).
Valley filtering effect of phonons in graphene with a grain boundary
Phys. Rev. B 99, 064302 (2019).


Electrically tunable valleytronics in quantum anomalous Hall insulating transition metal trihalides
Phys. Rev. B 98, 201407(R) (2018).
Experimental evidence of the thickness- and electric-field-dependent topological phase transitions in topological crystalline insulator SnTe(111) thin films
Nano Res. 11, 6405 (2018).
Epitaxial growth of ultraflat stanene with topological band inversion
Nature Mater. 17, 1081 (2018).
Saddle-Point Excitons and Their Extraordinary Light Absorption in 2D β-Phase Group-IV Monochalcogenides
Adv. Funct. Mater. doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201804581.
Realizing an Epitaxial Decorated Stanene with an Insulating Bandgap
Adv. Funct. Mater. 28, 1802723 (2018).
Binary two-dimensional honeycomb lattice with strong spin-orbit coupling and electron-hole asymmetry
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 126801 (2018). Editors' Suggestion
Two-dimensional superconductivity and topological states in PdTe2 thin films
Phys. Rev. Mater. 2, 094001 (2018).
Surface symmetry breaking and disorder effects on superconductivity in perovskite BaBi3 epitaxial films
Phys. Rev. B 98, 064511 (2018).
Theoretical studies on tunable electronic structures and potential applications of two-dimensional arsenene-based materials
WIREs Comput. Mol. Sci. doi: 10.1002/wcms.1387 (2018).
Berry Phase and Topological Effects of Phonons
Natl. Sci. Rev. 5, 314 (2018).
Superconductivity in Few-Layer Stanene
Nature Phys. 14, 344 (2018).


Pseudospins and topological effects of phonons in a Kekule lattice
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 255901 (2017).
Buckled Two-dimensional Xene sheets
Nature Mater. 16, 163 (2017).
Model for topological phononics and phonon diode
Phys. Rev. B 96, 064106 (2017).
Emerging topological states in quasi-two-dimensional materials
WIREs Comput. Mol. Sci. 7, e1296 (2017).
Low-energy transmission electron diffraction and imaging of large-area graphene
Sci. Adv. 3, e1603231 (2017).
Carbon-nanotube-confined vertical heterostructures with asymmetric contacts
Adv. Mater. 1702942 (2017).
Topological Insulators for Thermoelectrics
npj Quantum Mater. 2, 51 (2017).
Dirac semimetal phase in the hexagonal LiZnBi
Phys. Rev. B 96, 115203 (2017).
Ambi-chiral anomalous Nernst effect in a magnetic topological insulator
New J. Phys. 19, 113009 (2017).
First-principles calculation of nonlinear optical responses by Wannier interpolation
Phys. Rev. B 96, 115147 (2017).


Thermoelectric effects and topological insulators
Chin. Phys. B 25, 117309 (2016).
Identical Binding Energies and Workfunctions for Distinct Adsorption Structures: Olympicenes on the Cu (111) Surface
J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 1022 (2016).
Tuning thermoelectricity in a Bi2Se3 topological insulator via varied film thickness
New J. Phys. 18, 015008 (2016).


Epitaxial Growth of Two-Dimensional Stanene
Nature Mater. 14, 1020 (2015).
Large-gap quantum spin Hall states in decorated stanene grown on a substrate
Phys. Rev. B 92, 081112(R) (2015).
Converting normal insulators into topological insulators via tuning orbital levels
Phys. Rev. B 92, 205118 (2015).
Effects of ferroelectric polarization on surface phase diagram: Evolutionary algorithm study of the BaTiO3(001) surface
Phys. Rev. B 92, 085432 (2015).
Electronic analogue of chiral metamaterial: Helicity-resolved filtering and focusing of Dirac fermions in thin films of topological materials
Phys. Rev. B 92, 041408(R) (2015).
Disentangling the magnetoelectric and thermoelectric transport in topological insulator thin films
Phys. Rev. B 91, 075431 (2015).
Enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit in thin GaAs nanowires
Nanoscale 7, 8776 (2015).


Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance and Anomalous Seebeck Effects in Topological Insulators
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 226801 (2014). Editors' Suggestion
Generation and Electric Control of Spin-Valley-Coupled Circular Photogalvanic Current in WSe2
Nature Nanotech. 9, 851 (2014).
Stable two-dimensional dumbbell stanene: A quantum spin Hall insulator
Phys. Rev. B 90, 121408 (2014).
Two-dimensional time-reversal-invariant topological superconductivity in a doped quantum spin-Hall insulator
Phys. Rev. B 90, 054503 (2014).
Quantum Spin Hall and Quantum Anomalous Hall States Realized in Junction Quantum Wells
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 216803 (2014).
Topological States in Ferromagnetic CdO/EuO Superlattices and Quantum Wells
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 096804 (2014).
Thermal and Thermoelectric Properties of Graphene
Small 10, 2182 (2014).
Tunable Thermal Conduction in Graphane Nanoribbons
Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 143108 (2014).
Functionalized germanene as a prototype of large-gap two-dimensional topological insulators
Phys. Rev. B 89, 115429 (2014).
Manipulating topological phase transition by strain
Acta Crystallogr., Sect. C: Cryst. Struct. Commun. 70, 118 (2014).
Structural stability and topological surface states of the SnTe (111) surface
Phys. Rev. B 89, 125308 (2014).


Large-gap quantum spin Hall insulators in tin films
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 136804 (2013).
Space-charge transfer in hybrid inorganic/organic systems
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 226802 (2013).
Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect with Higher Plateaus
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 136801 (2013).
Tuning thermal conduction via extended defects in graphene
Phys. Rev. B 87, 205415 (2013).
Interfacial thermal conductance of partially unzipped carbon nanotubes: Linear scaling and exponential decay
Phys. Rev. B 87, 155438 (2013).
Large work function reduction by adsorption of a molecule with a negative electron affinity: pyridine on ZnO(1010)
J. Chem. Phys. 139, 174701 (2013).
Stabilization of semiconductor surfaces through bulk dopants
New J. Phys. 15, 083009 (2013).
Controlling the work function of ZnO and the energy-level alignment at the interface to organic semiconductors with a molecular electron acceptor
Phys. Rev. B 87, 155311 (2013).


Robust linear dependence of thermal conductance on radial strain in carbon nanotubes
New J. Phys. 14, 013053 (2012).
Structural defects and electronic properties of the Cu-doped topological insulator Bi2Se3
Phys. Rev. B 84, 075335 (2011).
Thermal transport in graphene junctions and quantum dots
Phys. Rev. B 81, 195425 (2010).
Intrinsic anisotropy of thermal conductance in graphene nanoribbons
Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 233116 (2009).
Local vibrational excitation through extended electronic states at germanium surface
Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 266102 (2009).