• SPST researchers make important progress in the field of low-dimensional perovskite solar cells
    The real-world deployment of the organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells is hindered by their instability to external stimuli such as heat and moisture. The low-dimensional perovskite (LDP), consisting of layered perovskite slabs separated by large organic spacers, is a promising candidate to address the stability issues while maintaining the remarkable optoelectronic properties. Much effo...
  • ShanghaiTech University and American Chemical Society Partner in New Journal - Accounts of Materials Research
    On June 1, 2020, ShanghaiTech University and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced their first publishing collaboration to create a new journal for the worldwide research community - Accounts of Materials Research. This important journal launch marks the first global publishing partnership for the two organizations, supporting both their missions and their...
  • Solution-Processed Quantum Dots Make Infrared Light Visible
    Recently, Ning Zhijun's research group from School of Physical Science and Technology has reported a new type of infrared up-conversion photodetector based on colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) with low-cost and high-efficiency (Figure 1). The results was published in Nature Electronics with the title "Solution-processed up-conversion photodetectors based on quantum dots". ...
  • A Breakthrough in Novel Semiconductor Heterostructures
    Recently, Professor Yu Yi's research group from School of Physical Science and Technology, in collaboration with the research team of Purdue University, have made important progress in the research of novel semiconductor heterostructures. For the first time, two-dimensional halide perovskite lateral epitaxial heterostructures have been successfully synthesized and characterized. On April 29, 2...
  • Uncovering the Molecular Mechanism of an Evolved Cas9 Nuclease
    PLOS Biology
    Research teams led by SPST Assistant Professor Ji Quanjiang and Fudan University Professor Gan Jianhua recently used structural biology, biochemical, and cell-based genome editing experiments to reveal the mechanisms of the PAM expansion and fidelity enhancement of a new evolved Cas9 nuclease xCas9. Their work, “Molecular basis for the PAM expansion and fidelity enhancement of an evolved Cas9 nuc...
  • MOF-Based Porous Liquid Offers Insights for Industrial Gas Separation
    Journal of the American Chemical Society
    Liquid sorbents, such as water, polyethylene glycol (PEG), and organic amine solutions, are widely used in many industrial processes for acid gases removal. This process is called wet scrubbing. However, most liquid sorbents have high vapor pressure and are sometimes even corrosive to the equipment. These undesirable features greatly increase the cost of separation and complicate facility design. ...
  • New Genome Editing Platform Explains H2O2-sensing Mechanism of OxyR
    Cell Chemical Biology
    Recently, a research group led by SPST’s Dr. Ji Quanjiang established an efficient genome engineering platform in Acinetobacter baumannii firstly. Their research was published in Cell Chemical Biology with the title of “A highly efficient CRISPR-Cas9-based genome engineering platform in Acinetobacter baumannii to understand the H2O2-sensing mechanism of OxyR”.This platform allows...
  • Developing Highly Efficient, Stable Inverted Structure Perovsite Solar Sells
    Advanced Materials
    Halide perovskite shows great potential as the most promising next generation of high-efficiency and low-cost solar cells. Currently, the main problem for the perovskite solar cell is the incompatibility of high stability and high efficiency. For example, the stability of inverted structure perovskite solar cells is good, but the efficiency is low, especially for the NiOx-based inverted structure ...
  • Progress in Understanding Low-Dimensional Ferromagnets
    Physical Review Letters
    The competition and interaction of different entangled degrees of freedom can generate many interesting phenomena, one of the most active research topics in contemporary condensed matter physics. Recently, the research groups of Assistant Professors Li Gang, Liu Zhongkai, and Guo Yanfeng studied the low-dimensional ferromagnetic system CrSiTe3 and successfully revealed the important role play...
  • Stable Narrow-Bandgap Two-Dimensional Material Discovered
    ACS Nano
    Recently, ACS Nano published an article jointly contributed by research teams led by SPST Professors Xue Jiamin and Professor Guo Yanfeng and Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics Professor Hu Weida. Their work, “Nb2SiTe4: A Stable Narrow-Gap Two-Dimensional Material with Ambipolar Transport and Mid-Infrared Response,” reported an important research advance in new narrow-bandgap two-dimen...
  • Ning Zhijun Named Highly Cited Researcher in 2019
    On November 19th, Clarivate Analytics released the sixth annual Highly Cited Researchers list. Based on Web of Science data, and through analysis of citation data over the past 11 years, the list selects the most citation-influential scientific researchers with the highest number of highly cited papers in various fields, collectively recognized by global peers. More than 6,000 highly-cited scienti...
  • Uncovering Factors Governing Complex MOF Construction
    Chemical Science
    Recently, SPST Assistant Professor Li Tao’s research group overcame the key obstacles of constructing core-shell type metal-organic framework (MOF) composite materials. The work, “Uncovering Two Kinetic Factors in the Controlled Growth of Topologically Distinct Core-Shell Metal-Organic Frameworks,” was published in Chemical Science. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a broad class of poro...
  • Study Uncovers Formation Mechanism of Metal Halide Perovskite
    Advanced Functional Materials
    A research team led by SPST assistant Professor Chen Gang recently published a research paper in Advanced Functional Materials, ‘In Situ Observation of Crystallization Dynamics and Grain Orientation in Sequential Deposition of Metal Halide Perovskites,’ which was highlighted as a cover illustration.Thin-film based perovskite solar cells exhibit stunning power conversion efficiency and pose a con...
  • Progress Made in Optoelectronic Materials
    Chemistry of Materials
    Assistant Professor Mi Qixi’s group from the School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST) has recently made new progress in the study of optoelectronic properties of perovskite materials. Their research work,  “Stabilizing the CsSnCl3 Perovskite Lattice by B-Site Substitution for Enhanced Light Emission,” has been published in the academic journal Chemistry of Materials, with two ...