Shichao Yan


Shichao Yan    Assistant Professor、PI
InstituteSchool of Physical Science and Technology
Research AreaScanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy, quantum materials, atomic spin dynamics

B. E., Material Physics, Shandong University, 2002.09-2006.07
Ph. D, Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2006.09-2012.05
Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, 2012.06-2015.10
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015.11-2017.03
Assistant Professor、PI, ShanghaiTech University, 2017.03-Present

Research Interests
1. With low-temperature and high magnetic field scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), our group studies the electronic states of novel materials, including charge density wave materials, superconductors and topological materials.
2. By harnessing the power of spin-resolved and time-resolved STM, our group probes spin dynamics of few-atom nanomagnets.
3. Developing new scanning tunneling spectroscopy methods with which we can probe the ultrafast dynamics of solids at atomic scale.


* Corresponding authors;

# Equally contributed authors. 

24. Q. Wang#, P. Kong#W. Shi, C. Pei, C. Wen, L. Gao, Y. Zhao, Q. Yin, Y. Wu, G. Li, H. LeiJ. Li, Y. Chen, S. Yan*Y. Qi*“Charge Density Wave Orders and Enhanced Superconductivity under Pressure in the Kagome Metal CsV3Sb5

Advanced Materials (accepted)

23.  C. Wen, J. Gao, Y. Xie, Q. Zhang, P. Kong, J. Wang, Y. Jiang, X. Luo, J. Li, W. Lu, Y. P. Sun*S. Yan*“Roles of the Narrow Electronic Band Near the Fermi Level in 1T-TaS2-related Layered Materials

Physical Review Letters 126, 256402 (2021)

22.  S. Shen, B. Shao*, C. Wen, X. Yuan, J. Gao, Z. Nie, X. Luo, B. Huang, Y. P. Sun, S. Meng, S. Yan*“Single-water-dipole-layer-driven Reversible Charge Order Transition in 1T-TaS2

Nano Letters 20, 8854-8860 (2020) 

21.  Z. Liu*, M. Li, Q. Wang, G. Wang, C. Wen, K. Jiang, X. Lu, S. YanY. Huang, D. Shen, J. X. Yin, Z. Wang, Z. Yin*, H. Lei*, S. Wang* “Orbital-selective Dirac Fermions and Extremely Flat Bands in Frustrated Kagome-lattice Metal CoSn

Nature Communications 11, 4002 (2020)  

20.  S. Shen#, X. Yuan#, C. Wen, J. Gao, X. Luo, X. Lu, Y. P. Sun, S. Yan*“Melting of Charge Density Wave and Mott Gap Collapse on 1T-TaS2 Induced by Interfacial Water

Physical Review Materials 4, 064007 (2020)

19. C. Wen#, Y. Xie#, Y. Wu, S. Shen, P. Kong, H. Lian, J. Li, H. Xing, S. Yan*“Impurity-pinned Incommensurate Charge Density Wave and Local Phonon Excitations in 2H-NbS2

Physical Review B 101, 241404(R) (2020)  

18.  L. Malavolti, G. McMurtrie, S. Rolf-Pissarczyk, S. Yan, J. Burgess, S. Loth*“Minimally Invasive Spin Sensing with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Nanoscale 12, 11619 (2020)  

17.  D. Iaia, G. Chang, T. R. Chang, J. Hu, Z. Mao, H. Lin, S. Yan*, V. Madhavan*, “Searching for Topological Fermi Arcs via Quasiparticle Interference on a Type-II Weyl Semimetal MoTe2

npj Quantum Materials 3, 38 (2018)

16.  L. Sun, A. Dong, J. Li, D. Hao, X. Tang, S. Yan, Y. Guo, X. Shan, X. Lu*, “Optical Stark Effect of a Single Defect on TiO2(110) Surface”

Physical Review B 98, 081402 (2018)

15.  A. Dong, L. Yan, L. Sun, S. Yan, X. Shan, Y. Guo, S. Meng, X. Lu*, “Identifying Few-Molecule Water Clusters with High Precision on Au(111) Surface”

ACS Nano 12, 6452 (2018)

14.  S. Rolf-Pissarczyk#,*S. Yan#,*, L. Malavolti, J. Burgess, G. McMurtrie, S. Loth*, “Dynamical Negative Differential Resistance in Antiferromagnetically Coupled Few-atom Spin Chains”

Physical Review Letters 119, 217201 (2017)

Prior to ShanghaiTech:

13.  D. Choi, R. Robles, S. Yan, J. Burgess, S. Rolf-Pissarczyk, J. Gauyacq, N. Lorente, M. Ternes, S. Loth*, “Building Complex Kondo Impurities by Manipulating Entangled Spin Chains”

Nano Letters 17, 6203-6209 (2017)

12.  S. Yan*, L. Malavolti, J. A. J. Burgess, A. Droghetti, A. Rubio, S. Loth*, “Non-locally Sensing the Magnetic States of Nanoscale Antiferromagnets with an Atomic-scale Spin Sensor”

Science Advances 3,e1603137 (2017)

11.  S. Yan, D. Iaia, E. Morosan, E. Fradkin, P. Abbamonte, V. Madhavan*, “Influence of Domain Walls in the Incommensurate Charge Density Wave State of Cu Intercalated 1T-TiSe2

Physical Review Letters 118, 106405 (2017)

10.   S. Rolf-Pissarczyk*, J. Burgess, S. Yan, S. Loth*, “Closing the Superconducting Gap in Small Pb Nanoislands with High Magnetic Fields”

Physical Review B 94, 224504 (2016)

9.    J. Burgess*, L. Malavolti, V. Lanzilotto, M. Mannini, S. Yan, S. Ninova, F. Totti, S. Rolf-Pissarczyk, A. Cornia, R.  Sessoli, S. Loth*, “Magnetic Fingerprint of Individual Fe4 Molecular Magnets under Compression by a Scanning Tunneling Microscope”

Nature Communications 6, 8216 (2015)

8.    S. Yan*, D. Choi, J. Burgess, S. Rolf-Pissacrczyk, S. Loth*, “Control of Quantum Magnets by Atomic Exchange Bias”

Nature Nanotechnology 10, 40-45 (2015)

7.   S. Yan*, D. Choi, J. Burgess, S. Rolf-Pissacrczyk, S. Loth*, “Three-Dimensional Mapping of Single-Atom Magnetic Anisotropy”

Nano Letters 15, 1938-1942 (2015) 

6.    S. Loth*, J. Burgess, S. Yan, “Scanning Probe Microscopy: Close Up on Spin Coherence”

Nature Nanotechnology 9, 574 (2014) (news and views)

5.    N. Xie, H. Gong, Z. Zhou, X. Guo, S. YanQ. Sun, S. Xing, W. Wu, S. Pei, J. Bao, X. Shan, Y. Guo, X. Lu*, “Visualization of a Maze-Like Reconstruction of Graphene on Copper Surface at the Atomic Scale”

Chinese Physics Letters 5, 056802 (2013)

4.    N. Xie, H. Gong, S. YanJ. Zhao, X. Shan, Q. Sun, Y. Guo, X. Lu*, “Tip Expansion in a Laser Assisted Scanning Tunneling Microscope”

Applied Physics Letters 101, 213104 (2012)

3.    S. YanZ. Ding, N. Xie, H. Gong, Q. Sun, Y. Guo, X. Shan, S. Meng, X. Lu*, “Turning on and off the Rotational Oscillation of a Single Porphine Molecule by Molecular Charge State”

ACS Nano 6, 4132-4136 (2012)

2.    S. YanN. Xie, H. Gong, Q. Sun, Y. Guo, X. Shan, X. Lu*, “Mapping the Diffusion Potential of a Reconstructed Au(111) Surface at Nanometer Scale with 2D Molecular Gas”

Chinese Physics Letters 4, 046803 (2012)

1.    R. Wu, Y. Zhang, S. YanB. Fei, W. Wang*, X. Bai, X. Lu, J. Zhao*, E. Wang, “Purely Coherent Nonlinear Optical Response in Solution Dispersions of Graphene Sheets”

Nano Letters 11, 5159-5164 (2011)