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LIN Nian 林念
PhD, HKUST
Professor
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Professor Nian Lin obtained his BA degree (1991) from Tongji University and his PhD (1997) degree from HKUST. He was a postdoctoral researcher (1997-1999) at Linkoping University in Sweden. From 2000-2007, he worked in Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research (Stuttgart), Germany. He joined the Physics Department of HKUST in 2007. In 2011, he received the School of Science Teaching Award of HKUST.

Professor Lin's main research interests are to design, fabricate and characterize 2D supramolecular systems at solid surfaces in ultra-high vacuum, to investigate supramolecular self assembly processes and chemical reactions at single-molecule resolution and to characterize charge transport, energy transfer and signal transduction at single molecules. The major tool used in these studies is scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy.
Research Areas
  • Supramolecular self-assembly at solid surfaces
  • Characterization of charge transport and energy conversion at single molecules
  • Creation and manipulation of quantum states on surfaces
Representative Publications
  • "Switching Molecular Kondo Effect via Supramolecular Interaction", Q. Zhang, G. Kuang, R. Pang, X. Shi, P. N. Liu, N. Lin, ACS Nano. 9, 12521 (2015).
 
  • "Manipulation and characterization of aperiodical graphene structures created in a two-dimensional electron gas", S. Wang, L. Z Tan, W. Wang, S. G. Louie, N. Lin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 196803 (2014).
 
  • "Cooperative modulation of electronic structures of aromatic molecules coupled to multiple metal contacts", W. Wang, X. Shi, S. Wang, J. Liu,   M. A. Van Hove, P. N. Liu, R.-Q Zhang, N. Lin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 046802, (2013).
 
  • "Visualization and Manipulation of Individual Dopant States in Single Conjugated Oligomers", S. Wang, W. Wang, N. Lin, ACS Nano. 6, 3401 (2012).
 
  • "Resolving band structure evolution and defect-induced states of single conjugated oligomers by scanning tunneling microscopy and tight-binding calculations", S. Wang, W. Wang, N. Lin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 206803 (2011).
 
  • "Manipulating Localized Molecular Orbitals by Single-Atom Contacts", W. Wang, X. Shi, C. Lin, R. Q. Zhang, C. Minot, M. Van Hove, Y. Hong, B. Z. Tang, N. Lin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 126801 (2010).
 
  • "Charge Transfer-induced Structural Rearrangements at Both Sides of Organic/Metal Interfaces", T-C Tseng, C. Urban, W. Yang, R. Otero, S. L. Tait, M. Alcami, D. Ecija, M. Trelka, J. M. Gallego, N. Lin, M. Konuma, U. Starke, A. Nefedov, C. Woll, M. A. Herranz, F. Martin, N. Martin, K. Kern, R. Miranda, Nature Chemistry, 2, 374, (2010).
 
  • "Charge Transfer-induced Structural Rearrangements at Both Sides of Organic/Metal Interfaces", T-C Tseng, C. Urban, W. Yang, R. Otero, S. L. Tait, M. Alcami, D. Ecija, M. Trelka, J. M. Gallego, N. Lin, M. Konuma, U. Starke, A. Nefedov, C. Woll, M. A. Herranz, F. Martin, N. Martin, K. Kern, R. Miranda, Nature Chemistry, 2, 374, (2010).
 
  • "Self-assembly of a two-dimensional bimetallic coordination framework and a dynamic control of reversible conversions to homo-metallic hydrogen-bond arrays", Z. Shi, N. Lin, ChemPhysChem, 11, 97, (2010)
 
  • "Porphyrin-Based Two-dimensional Coordination Kagome Lattice Self-assembled on a Au(111) Surface", Z. Shi, N. Lin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. ,131, 5376 (2009).
 
 Full Publication List [HKUST Scholarly Publications]
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS