YIN Jiaxin Associate Professor


Office:College of Science P4098

Personal Profile

YIN Jiaxin works on utilizing advanced spectroscopy to discover, elucidate, and manipulate electronic structures in solid state materials. As the leading author, Yin has published 4 Nature (totally 10 including Science), 7 Nature Reviews/Physics/Materials (totally 10), 8 PRL/NC (totally 30). Yin has written reviews in Nature, Nature Reviews, Progress in Physics, National Science Review, Physics and perspectives in Nature Physics and Science Bulletin. Yin and his collaborators coherently utilize spectroscopy, transport, scattering, model and first-principles to explore and expand the frontier of solid state physics. Yin has made contributions in:

1. Development of advanced micro-spectroscopy technique and report of a series of kagome magnets and superconductors as well as their electronic tunability embracing both topology and correlation since 2018, which invites a new frontier as topological kagome materials.

2. Report of the robust zero-energy mode in an iron-based superconductor since 2015, which inspires research on the topological iron-based superconductivity and zero mode therein.

Yin's current research directions are:

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

2. Searching for emergent matter (in analogy to black hole and gravity) in solid state materials.

Personal Profile

Research Areas

  • Magnetism and superconductivity
  • Advanced micro-spectroscopy

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*, B Lian*,  M Z Hasan*. Topological kagome magnets and superconductors. Nature 612, 647–657 (2022).

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

3. J-X Yin* et al. S Jia*, M Z Hasan*. Quantum-limit Chern topological magnetism in TbMn6Sn6. Nature 583, 533 (2020). 

4. J-X Yin et al. 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 et al. S H Pan*. Observation of a robust zero-energy bound state in iron-based superconductor Fe(Te,Se). Nature Physics 11, 543 (2015).