徐 宁

/uploads/image/2019/02/25/87ef24b7271c7e82d09ffa397da1bbef.jpg Name: Ning Xu (徐宁)
 Born: Jan. 1973, Gansu
 Address:Department of Physics

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

Anhui, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
 Office:Physics Building, Room 518


  2010.01-presentProfessor, Department of Physics, USTC

Professor, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale

  2009.07-2010.01Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  2006.01-2009.07Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
  2006.01-2009.07Postdoctoral fellow, James-Franck Institute, University of Chicago
  2005Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Yale University
  2000Ph.D. in Physics, Institute of Physics, CAS
  1995B.S. in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China


  Computational and theoretical soft condensed matter physics
  2.Glass transition and nature of glasses
  3.Self-assembly of colloidal suspensions
  5.Rheology and non-equilibrium statistical physics


  1.Non-crystalline liquid-solid transition and nature of non-crystalline solids (NSFC Distinguished Young Scholars)
  2.Understanding, application, and manipulation of the normal modes of vibration of non-crystalline solids (NSFC regular project)


  1.Lijin Wang, Ning Xu∗, W. H. Wang, and Pengfei Guan∗, “Revealing the link betweenstructural relaxation and dynamic heterogeneity in glass-forming liquids”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 125502 (2018).
  2.Mengjie Zu, Peng Tan, and Ning Xu∗, “Forming quasicrystals by monodisperse soft-core particles”, Nat. Commun. 8, 2089 (2017).
  3.Ning Xu∗, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel, “Instabilities of jammed packings of frictionless spheres under load”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 215502 (2017).
  4.Mengjie Zu, Jun Liu, Hua Tong, and Ning Xu*, “Density affects the nature of the hexatic-liquid transition in two-dimensional melting of soft-core systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 085702 (2016).
  5.Xipeng Wang, Wen Zheng, Lijin Wang, and Ning Xu*, “Disordered solids without well-defined transverse phonons: The nature of hard-sphere glasses”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 035502 (2015).
  6.Hao Liu, Xiaoyi Xie, and Ning Xu*, “Finite size analysis of zero-temperature jamming transition under applied shear stress by minimizing a thermodynamic-like potential”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 145502 (2014).
  7.Lijin Wang and Ning Xu*, “Probing the glass transition from structural and vibrational properties of zero-temperature glasses”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 055701 (2014).
  8.Peng Tan, Ning Xu, and Lei Xu*, “Visualizing kinetic pathways of homogeneousnucleation in colloidal crystallization”, Nature Phys. 10, 73 (2014).
  9.Lijin Wang and Ning Xu*, “Critical scaling in thermal systems near thezero-temperature jamming transition”, Soft Matter 9, 2475 (2013).
  10.Lijin Wang, Yiheng Duan, and Ning Xu*, “Non-monotonic pressure dependence of the dynamics of soft glass-formers athigh compressions”, Soft Matter 8, 11831 (2012).
  11.Peng Tan, Ning Xu, Andrew B. Schofield, and Lei Xu*, “Understanding the low-frequency quasilocalized modes in disordered colloidal systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 095501 (2012).
  12.Ning Xu*, Daan Frenkel, and Andrea J. Liu, “Direct determination of the size of basins of attraction of jammed solids”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 245502 (2011).
  13.Cang Zhao, Kaiwen Tian, and Ning Xu*, “New jamming scenario: From marginal jamming to deep jamming”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 125503 (2011)
  14.Ning Xu*, Thomas K. Haxton, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel,“Equivalence of glass transition and colloidal glass transition in the hard-sphere limit”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 245701 (2009) .
  15.Zexin Zhang*, Ning Xu*, Daniel T. N. Chen, Peter Yunker, Ahmed M. Alsayed, Kevin B. Aptowicz, Piotr Habdas, Andrea J. Liu, Sidney R. Nagel, and Arjun G. Yodh, “Thermal vestige of the zero-temperature jamming transition”, Nature 459, 230 (2009).
  16.Ning Xu*, Vincenzo Vitelli, Matthieu Wyart, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel, “Energy transport in jammed sphere packings”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 038001 (2009).
  17.Ning Xu*, Matthieu Wyart, Andrea J. Liu, and Sidney R. Nagel, “Excess vibrational modes and the boson peak in model glasses”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 175502 (2007).