• Several promising progress made to move forward to solid-state lithium-metal batteries
    A critical factor in next-generation energy storage systems is that all-solid-state lithium-metal batteries are expected to provide better safety and higher energy density than traditional lithium batteries which contain liquid materials inside which can be unsafe, flammable and hard to recycle. The significant difference in all-solid-state lithium-metal batteries is the solid electrolytes which r...
    2022-06-16
  • A new strategy for bionic meso-assembly-processing engineering
    In natural silk spinning process, the molecular assembly synergistically realizes the complex and ordered mesoscopic hierarchies. Inspired by this, SPST Ling Shengjie's group cooperated with Yao Yuan's group from ZJU-Hangzhou Global Scientific and Technological Innovation Center, to combine the “molecular-supramolecular assembly” and “phase transition-induced mechanical training” ...
    2022-05-24
  • SPST Ji Quanjiang wins the 2021 Young Chemistry Award of the Chinese Chemical Society
    On May 7, the results of the 2021 Young Chemistry Award of the Chinese Chemical Society were announced. SPST Associate Professor Ji Quanjiang won this award for his developing a novel gene editing system that is easy to use in disease treatment. Prof. Ji Quanjiang is mainly engaged in the research of Cas nuclease mining, mechanism, and molecular evolution, and is committed to developing ...
    2022-05-09
  • A new approach to modulate thermal relaxation rate of photoswitches
    ——Adding salt will slow down
    Photoswitches are a class of molecules that can change their structural geometry after light exposure, and have wide applications in light-responsive materials, ion transport, and biomedicine. The speed at which the photoswitch changes structural geometry (i.e. thermal relaxation rate) is an important factor that determines its application scenarios, so the regulation of this performance is of gre...
    2022-05-08
  • New progress in research on narrow band gap perovskite solar cells
    Compared with traditional solar cells, perovskite solar cells have the characteristics of high efficiency and low cost, and are considered to be the most promising next-generation solar cells. However, the widely used lead perovskite material has a wide band gap, which limits its theoretical maximum efficiency. In recent years, tandem solar cells based on the superposition of wide-bandgap and narr...
    2022-04-20
  • ShanghaiTech Laboratory for Topological Physics demonstrates thickness dependent quantum anomalous Hall effect and related topological phase transition
    The quantum anomalous Hall (QAH) effect, an important research direction in the field of condensed matter physics, is generated by the spontaneous magnetization of the material itself without relying on a strong magnetic field. When a perpendicular magnetic moment is introduced into the host topological insulators, the broken time-reversal symmetry lifts the spin degeneracy and gives rise to ...
    2022-03-11
  • Assistant Professor Liu Wei of SPST selected as one of the Highly Cited Researchers for 2021
    Recently, Clarivate Analytics released the list of Highly Cited Researchers for the year of 2021. A total of 6,602 scientists from more than 70 countries have been selected. The highly cited papers of the selected scientists on the list have a cited frequency in the top 1% of their disciplines, reflecting their significant academic influence among their peers. Assistant Professor Liu Wei of SPST w...
    2021-12-24
  • SPST researchers make important progress in the field of low-dimensional perovskite solar cells
    The real-world deployment of the organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells is hindered by their instability to external stimuli such as heat and moisture. The low-dimensional perovskite (LDP), consisting of layered perovskite slabs separated by large organic spacers, is a promising candidate to address the stability issues while maintaining the remarkable optoelectronic properties. Much effo...
    2021-03-01
  • ShanghaiTech University and American Chemical Society Partner in New Journal - Accounts of Materials Research
    On June 1, 2020, ShanghaiTech University and the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announced their first publishing collaboration to create a new journal for the worldwide research community - Accounts of Materials Research. This important journal launch marks the first global publishing partnership for the two organizations, supporting both their missions and their...
    2020-06-09
  • Solution-Processed Quantum Dots Make Infrared Light Visible
    Recently, Ning Zhijun's research group from School of Physical Science and Technology has reported a new type of infrared up-conversion photodetector based on colloidal quantum dots (CQDs) with low-cost and high-efficiency (Figure 1). The results was published in Nature Electronics with the title "Solution-processed up-conversion photodetectors based on quantum dots". ...
    2020-05-25
  • A Breakthrough in Novel Semiconductor Heterostructures
    Recently, Professor Yu Yi's research group from School of Physical Science and Technology, in collaboration with the research team of Purdue University, have made important progress in the research of novel semiconductor heterostructures. For the first time, two-dimensional halide perovskite lateral epitaxial heterostructures have been successfully synthesized and characterized. On April 29, 2...
    2020-04-30
  • Uncovering the Molecular Mechanism of an Evolved Cas9 Nuclease
    PLOS Biology
    Research teams led by SPST Assistant Professor Ji Quanjiang and Fudan University Professor Gan Jianhua recently used structural biology, biochemical, and cell-based genome editing experiments to reveal the mechanisms of the PAM expansion and fidelity enhancement of a new evolved Cas9 nuclease xCas9. Their work, “Molecular basis for the PAM expansion and fidelity enhancement of an evolved Cas9 nuc...
    2020-01-13
  • MOF-Based Porous Liquid Offers Insights for Industrial Gas Separation
    Journal of the American Chemical Society
    Liquid sorbents, such as water, polyethylene glycol (PEG), and organic amine solutions, are widely used in many industrial processes for acid gases removal. This process is called wet scrubbing. However, most liquid sorbents have high vapor pressure and are sometimes even corrosive to the equipment. These undesirable features greatly increase the cost of separation and complicate facility design. ...
    2020-01-07
  • New Genome Editing Platform Explains H2O2-sensing Mechanism of OxyR
    Cell Chemical Biology
    Recently, a research group led by SPST’s Dr. Ji Quanjiang established an efficient genome engineering platform in Acinetobacter baumannii firstly. Their research was published in Cell Chemical Biology with the title of “A highly efficient CRISPR-Cas9-based genome engineering platform in Acinetobacter baumannii to understand the H2O2-sensing mechanism of OxyR”.This platform allows...
    2020-01-02