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Professor CUI, Xiaodong

Professor CUI, Xiaodong

Associate Head and Chair Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.S. USTC; Ph.D. Ariz State

  • 2859 8975
  • 2559 9152
  • Room 209, CYM Physics Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Current Research

  • Experimental Condensed Matter and Material Science Group: Experimental Condensed Matter
    • Experimental Solid State Physics
      • The emphasis of this research lab is on characterizations and applications of low dimensional materials, particularly emerging low dimensional semiconductors. Recently we focus on optical properties of atomic 2 dimensional (2D) crystals, particularly atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD). We explore the interplay of electron’s spin, valley degrees of freedom and electron-electron interactions with semiconductor optics techniques.


Research Interest

  • Nano-Electronics


    Representative Publications

    • "Manipulating spin-polarized photocurrents in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides", L. Xie, X. CuiProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113, 14, 3746-3750 (2016)
    • “Anomalously robust valley polarization and valley coherence in bilayer WS2”, B. Zhu, H.L.Zeng, J.F. Dai, Z.R. Gong and X.D. CuiProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)111, 11606-11611 (2014) 
    • "Optical signature of symmetry variations and spin-valley coupling in atomically thin tungsten dichalcogenides", H. Zeng, G.B. Liu, J. Dai, Y. Yan, B. Zhu, R. He, L. Xie, S. Xu, X. Chen, W. Yao and X.D. CuiScientific Reports3, 1068 (2013) 
    • "Valley polarization in MoS2 monolayers by optical pumping", H.L. Zeng, J.F. Dai, W. Yao, D. Xiao and X.D. CuiNature Nanotechnology7, 490-493 (2012) 
    • “Magnetoelectric Photocurrent Generated by Direct Interband Transitions in InGaAs/InAlAs Two-Dimensional Electron Gas”, J.F. Dai, H.F. Lu, C.L. Yang, S.Q. Shen, F.C. Zhang and X.D. CuiPhysical Review Letters104, 246601 (2010) 
    • “Observation of exciton-phonon sideband in individual metallic single-walled carbon nanotubes”, H.L. Zeng, H.B. Zhao, F.C. Zhang and X.D. CuiPhysical Review Letters102, 136406 (2009) 


    Awards and Honours

    2017|Outstanding Researcher Award 2016-17
    2017|Croucher Senior Research Fellowship
    2010|Outstanding Young Research Awards of the University of Hong Kong