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Dafei Jin

Interim Group Leader/ Nanofabrication and Devices

Scientific Contact for the BlueFors LD400 Dilution Refrigerator System and FEI Nova 600 Focused Ion Beam System at CNM



  • Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics, Brown University, 20052011
  • B.Sc. Physics, Nanjing University, China, 20012005

Professional Experience

  • Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, 2018–Present
  • Research Scientist, University of California, Berkeley, 20162017
  • Postdoc Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 20122015

Research Interests

  • Superconductivity, superfluidity, Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Single-electron and single-photon quantum devices
  • Quantum and topological photonics, plasmonics, and excitonics
  • Low-phonon-limit nanomechanical systems, optomechanics

Research Expertise

  • Electron transport measurement
  • Microwave weak-signal measurement
  • Nano-fabrication and characterization
  • Cryogenic system design and operation
  • Scanning near-field optical microscopy
  • Electron energy-loss spectroscopy
  • Picosecond pump-probe measurement
  • Micro-Raman and fluorescence measurement  
  • Real-time density-functional calculation
  • Electrodynamic and cavity QED calculation

Selected Publications

  • D. Jin*, Y. Xia*, T. Christensen, M. Freeman, S. Wang, K. Y. Fong, G. Gardner, S. Fallahi, Q. Hu, Y. Wang, L. Engel, Z.-L. Xiao, M. J. Manfra, N. X. Fang, and X. Zhang, Topological kink magnetoplasmons on magnetic domain boundaries”, Nat. Commun. 10, 4565 (2019).
  • Y. Liu, J. Wang, S. Kim, H. Sun, F. Yang, Z. Fang, N. Tamura, R. Zhang, X. Song, J. Wen, B. Z. Xu, M. Wang, S. Lin, Q. Yu, K. B. Tom, Y. Deng, J. Turner, E. Chan, D. Jin, R. O. Ritchie, A. M. Minor, D. C. Chrzan, M. C. Scott, and J. Yao, Helical van der Waals crystals with discretized Eshelby twist”, Nature 570, 358362 (2019).
  • K. Y. Fong, D. Jin, M. Poot, A. Bruch, H. X. Tang, Phonon coupling between a nanomechanical resonator and a quantum fluid”, Nano Lett. 19, 37163722 (2019).
  • J. Xu, M. K. Ma, M. Sultanov, Z.-L. Xiao, Y.-L. Wang, D. Jin, Y.-Y. Lyu, W. Zhang, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, K. W. Baldwin, M. Shayegan, and W.-K. Kwok , Negative Longitudinal Magnetoresistance in GaAs Quantum Wells”, Nat. Commun. 10, 287 (2019).
  • X. Zhang, K. Ding, D. Jin, X. Zhou, and J. Xu, Experimental observation of exceptional surface in synthetic dimensions with magnon polaritons”, arXiv:1906.00044 (2019).
  • T. Kanai, W. Guo, M. Tsubota, and D. Jin, Torquing the Condensate: Angular Momentum Transport in Bose-Einstein Condensates by Solitonic Corkscrew”, arXiv:1909.08086 (2019).
  • M. Otten, X. Zhou, X. Zhang, and D. Jinꝉ, Quantum optics of single electrons in quantum liquid and solid helium-4”, arXiv: 1905.02654 (2019).
  • D. Jin, Quantum electronic structure at the interface of solid neon and superfluid helium”, arXiv: 1906.11660 (2019).
  • J. Deng, C. Preissner, J. A. Klug, S. Mashrafi, C. Roehrig, Y. Jiang, Y. Yao, M. Wojcik, M. D. Wyman, D. Vine, K. Yue, S. Chen, T. Mooney, M. Wang,  Z. Feng, D. Jin, Z. Cai, B. Lai, and S. Vogt, The Velociprobe: An ultrafast hard X-ray nanoprobe for high-resolution ptychographic imaging”, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 90, 083701 (2019) – Featured Article by RSI.
  • K. Tom, S. lin, L. Wan, J. Wang, N. Ahlm, A. N’Diaye, K. Bustillo, J. Huang, Y. Liu, S. Lou, R. Chen, S. Yan, H. Wu, D. Jin, H. Yuan, D. Prendergast, and J. Yao, Solution-based Template-assisted Realization of Large-scale Graphitic ZnO”, ACS Nano 12, 75547561 (2018) – Selected as Editor’s Highlights.
  • D. Jin*, T. Christensen*, M. Soljacic, N. X. Fang, L. Lu, and X. Zhang, Infrared Topological Plasmon in Graphene”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 245301 (2017) – Selected as Editor’s Suggestions.
  • Q. Hu, D. Jin†, J. Xiao, S. H. Nam, X. Liu, Y. Liu, X. Zhang, and N. X. Fang†, Ultrafast fluorescent decay induced by metal-mediated dipole-dipole interaction in two-dimensional molecular aggregates”, PNAS 114, 10017 (2017) – Featured in MIT News.
  • D. Jin, L. Lu, Z. Wang, C. Fang, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljacic, L. Fu, and N. X. Fang, Topological Magnetoplasmon”, Nat. Commun. 7, 13486 (2016).
  • D. Jin, Q. Hu, D. Neuhauser, F. von Cube, Y. Yang, R. Sachan, T. S. Luk, D. C. Bell, and N. X. Fang, Quantum-Spillover Enhanced Plasmonic Absorption at the Interface of Silver and High-Index Dielectrics”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 193901 (2015) – Featured in MIT News.
  • D. Jin, A. Kumar, K. H. Fung, J. Xu, N. X. Fang, Terahertz Plasmonics in Ferroelectric-Gated Graphene”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 201118 (2013) – Featured in MIT News.
  • D. Jin and W. Guo, Vortex Nucleation Induced Phonon Radiation from a Moving Electron Bubble in Superfluid Helium-4”, Phys. Rev. B 82, 094524 (2010).
  • D. Jin, W. Guo, W. Wei, and H. J. Maris, Electrons in Superfluid Helium-4”, J. Low Temp. Phys. 158, 307 (2010) – Selected as QFS 2009 Conference Brochure Cover.
  • W. Guo, D. Jin, G. M. Seidel, and H. J. Maris, Experiments with Single Electrons in Liquid Helium”, Phys. Rev. B 79, 054515 (2009) – Selected as APS Viewpoint in Physics.
  • D. Jin, Y. Ren, Z.-Z. Li, M.-W. Xiao, G. Jin, and A. Hu, Spin-filter Tunneling Magnetoresistance in a Magnetic Tunnel Junction, Phys. Rev. B 73, 012414 (2006).