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Ying Liu

Ying Liu

Main Content

  • Professor of Physics
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Email: yxl15 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu
Phone: (814) 863-0090


  1. Peking University (B.S., Physics), 1982
  2. The Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (M.S., Physics), 1984
  3. University of Minnesota (Ph.D., Physics), 1991



Condensed Matter Physics
  • Experimental

Honors and Awards

  • 1997 NSF Career Award.
  • Fellow, American Physical Society.
  • 2006 NSFC Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Type B).
  • Chang Jiang Lecturer Professor (2007 - 2010, Zhejiang University).
  • Qianren Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Selected Publications

  1. Zhibing Wang, Conor Puls, Neal E. Staley, Yu Zhang, Aaron Todd, Jian Xu, Cathy A. Howsare, Matthew J. Hollander, and Jashua A. Robinson, and Ying Liu, “Technology ready use of single layer graphene as a transparent electrode for hybrid photovoltaic devices,” Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, 44, 521-524 (2011).
  2. Mark A. Fanton, Joshua A. Robinson, Conor Puls, Ying Liu, Matthew J. Hollander, Brian E. Weiland, Michael LaBella, Kathleen Trumbull, Richard Kasarda, Casey Howsare, Joseph Stitt, and David W. Snyder, “Characterization of Graphene Films and Transistors Grown on Sapphire by Metal-Free Chemical Vapor Deposition,” ACS Nano, 8062-8069 (2011).
  3. Y. A. Ying, Y. Liu, T. He, and R. J. Cava, “Magnetotransport properties of BaRuO3: Observation of two scattering rates,” Phys. Rev. B 84, 233104 (2011).
  4. Neal E. Staley and Ying Liu, “Manipulating superconducting fluctuations by the Little-Parks-de Gennes effect in ultrasmall Al loops,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 109, 14819–14823 (2012).
  5. Mei-Xiao Wang, Canhua Liu, Jin-Peng Xu, Fang Yang, Lin Miao, Mengyu Yao, C. L. Gao, Chenyi Shen, X. C. Ma, X. Chen, Zhu-An Xu, Ying Liu, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Dong Qian, Jin-Feng Jia, Qi-Kun Xue, “The Coexistence of Superconductivity and Topological Order in the Bi2Se3 Thin Films,” Science 336, 52-55 (2012).
  6. C. P. Puls and Y. Liu, “Planar tunneling measurements of the energy gap in biased bilayer graphene,” J. App. Phys. 112 , 094510 – (1-8) (2012).
  7. Neal E. Staley and Ying Liu, “Exploring geometrical constraint effects of Cooper pairs,” J. Low Temp. Phys. 171, April issue (2013).
  8. X. Cai, Y. A. Ying, N. E. Staley, Y. Xin, D. Fobes, T. Liu, Z. Q. Mao, and Y. Liu, “Quantum oscillations in small rings of odd-parity superconductor Sr2RuO4,” accepted for publication in Physical Review B Rapid Communications (2013). ArXiv:1203.3146.
  9. Y. A. Ying, N. E. Staley, Y. Xin, K. Sun, X. Cai, D. Fobes, T. J. Liu, Z. Q. Mao, and Y. Liu, “Dislocations and the enhancement of superconductivity in odd-parity superconductor Sr2RuO4,” submitted to Physical Review Letters (2012). arXiv:1205.3250.
  10. Shaun A. Mills, Neal E. Staley, Ying Liu, Chenyi Shen, and Zhuan Xu, “Single crystal superconducting nanostructures of NbSe2 for the study of phase slips and vortex dynamics,” submitted to Applied Physics Letters (2012).

Research Interests

  • Contemporary condensed matter and materials physics, focusing on superconductivity and quantum electronic materials.
  • Systems under current study include chiral p-wave superconductor Sr2RuO4, mesoscopic and single-sheet superconductors, graphene, topological insulators, topological superconductors, surfaces and interfaces of transition metal oxides, and strongly correlated electronic materials.