YIN Jiaxin Associate Professor


Office:College of Science P4098

Personal Profile

YIN Jiaxin has published over 70 papers, and has been invited to write related reviews in Nature,Nature Review Physics, Nature Review Materials, Nature Physics, ACS Nano, National Science Review. Yin has published 7 Nature/Science, 7 Nature Reviews/Physics/Materials, and 20 Nature Comm/PRL/PRX/ACS Nano/NSR. Yin has built a long-term collaboration with world leading research affiliations, including IOP-CAS, Peking University, Tokyo University, Nanyang Technological University, Max Planck Institute, PSI, Oak Ridge National Lab, Princeton University, Rice University et al. Yin and his collaborators coherently utilize spectroscopy, transport, scattering, model and first-principles to explore and expand the frontier of quantum emergence, with the key contributions of:

1. Development of advanced micro-spectroscopy technique, and report of a series of kagome magnets and superconductors as well as their quantum level tunability, which invites a new frontier in quantum materials as topological kagome materials.

2. Report of the Majorana-like zero-energy mode in high-temperature superconductor, which invites a new research direction on high-temperature topological superconductivity.


Yin is building a Laboratory for Quantum Emergence in the physics department of Sustech, with key research directions not limited to:

1. State-of-the-art spectroscopy under extreme conditions including ultra-low temperature and vectorial magnetic field.

2. Exploration of new (hitherto unknown) macroscopic quantum state in correlated and topological materials.

3. Searching for emergent matter (in analogy to black hole and quantum gravity) in quantum materials.

Research Areas

  • Advanced micro-spectroscopy
  • Emergent topological quantum matter

Educational Background

PhD 2016     Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences                          

B.S.  2010     Physics Dept, University of Science and Technology of China                 

Professional Experience

2022 - now     Southern University of Science and Technology                       

2020 -2022     Research Associate Staff, Princeton University                             

2017 -2019     Postdoctoral Scholar, Princeton University                                

2012-2015      Research Scholar, Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston  

Selected Publication

1. J-X Yin, S-H Pan, M Z Hasan. Probing topological quantum materials with scanning tunneling microscopy. Nature Reviews Physics 3, 249 (2021). 

2. J-X Yin, W Ma, T A Cochran, X Xu, S S Zhang, H-J Tien, N Shumiya, G Cheng, K Jiang, B Lian, Z Song, G Chang, I Belopolski, D Multer, M Litskevich, Z-J Cheng, X P Yang, B Swidler, H Zhou, H Lin, T Neupert, Z Wang, N Yao, T-R Chang, S Jia, M Z Hasan. Quantum-limit Chern topological magnetism in TbMn6Sn6. Nature 583, 533 (2020). 

3. J-X Yin, S S Zhang, G Chang, Q Wang, S S Tsirkin, Z Guguchia, B Lian, H Zhou, K Jiang, I Belopolski, N Shumiya, D Multer, M Litskevich, T A Cochran, H Lin, Z Wang, T Neupert, S Jia, H Lei, M Z Hasan. Negative flatband magnetism in a spin-orbit coupled kagome magnet. Nature Physics 15, 443 (2019).

4. J-X Yin, S S Zhang, H Li, K Jiang, G Chang, B Zhang, B Lian, C Xiang, I Belopolski, H Zheng, T A Cochran, S-Y Xu, G Bian, K Liu, T-R Chang, H Lin, Z-Y Lu, Z Wang, S Jia, W Wang, M Z Hasan. Giant and anisotropic many-body spin–orbit tunability in a strongly correlated kagome magnet. Nature 562, 91 (2018). 

5. J-X Yin, Z Wu, J H Wang, Z Y Ye, J Gong, X Y Hou, L Shan, A Li, X J Liang, X X Wu, J Li, C S Ting, Z Q Wang, J P Hu, P H Hor, H Ding, S H Pan. Observation of a robust zero-energy bound state in iron-based superconductor Fe(Te,Se). Nature Physics 11, 543 (2015).