Imaging Quantum Materials at the Atomic Scale

The current frontier of condensed matter physics involves various quantum states of materials that emerge from electron-electron interactions, the topology of electronic wavefunctions, and/or dimensional constraints. These phases of matter can host novel electronic, magnetic or optical properties, but how exactly they come out is usually difficult to understand or predict. With high-resolution scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) techniques and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) growth, we aim to visualize, understand and manipulate the collective electronic behavior of these complex systems at the atomic scale.

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We are currently seeking motivated postdocs to join the team. Candidates with strong experience in molecular beam epitaxy techniques are encouraged to apply. Scientific interest in correlated electron systems and topological superconductors is a plus. Please send an email to Dr. Wang with your CV (zywang2 at

We warmly welcome graduate students and undergraduate interested in many-body and topological physics as well as scanning probe microscopy to join our research team at USTC.

+MoreRecent News
  • May 2023

    Our paper Unidirectional electron–phonon coupling in the nematic state of a kagome superconductor;is published online in Nature Physics.. Congratulations, Ping!

  • November 2022

    Congratulations to Wanru who was awarded the National Scholarship 2022! 

  • February 2022

    Our paper Charge-density-wave-driven electronic nematicity in a kagome superconductor is published online in Nature. Congratulations, Wanru!

  • September 2021

    Our paper Three-Dimensional Charge Density Wave and Surface-Dependent Vortex-Core States in a Kagome Superconductor CsV3Sb5 is published in Physical Review X.Congratulations, Zuowei!