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Researchers devise new method to control “3D” effects in chemical reactions


The impact of the direction of the chemical bond of colliding molecules on their chemical reactions has been observed in collisions of non-polar molecules for the first time. This observation and its theoretical underpinnings potentially offer a new way to control chemical reactions beyond the traditional chemical-reaction parameters of temperature, pressure, and the addition of catalysts.

Researchers reveal roles of fault surface topography during simulated earthquake cycles along meter-scale laboratory faults


Natural faults are rough due to wearing, erosion, non-uniform stress loading, and other conditions. Understanding the impacts of fault surface roughness on fault strength and earthquake hazard is always at the forefront of earthquake science.

SUSTech’s Jingyun Fan’s research results selected as one of top ten progresses in international physics in 2022


On December 20, 2022, the American Physical Society’s (APS) Physics website reviewed the year’s major advances in international physics. They released ten of the most representative important works of 2022 as the “Highlights of the Year”.

Rise of Kagome Physics


The field of topological physics has seen a significant uptake in research efforts and interest in recent years. Kagome lattice materials have fascinated scientists for a long time because they provide a window into quantum phenomena such as geometrical frustration, topology, and strong correlations.

SUSTech’s Jing XU wins Wuxi AppTec Life Science and Chemistry Award


Jing XU, Professor of the Department of Chemistry at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), received the Wuxi AppTec Life Science and Chemistry Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of total synthesis of bioactive caged natural products.

Researchers make progress in preparation of two-dimensional heterojunctions and study of their magnetic and optical properties


2D heterojunctions have attracted extensive attention for their interfacial coupling associated with unique electronic hybridization, band structure manipulation, interlayer excitons, as well as twisting effects. Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are promising candidates for constructing 2D heterojunctions due to a broad selection of electronic properties and dangling-bond-free layered surfaces, which offers great flexibility for both vertical and lateral heterostructure integration.