Dr. ZHU Ye

Assistant Professor of Applied Physics

Office: BC620a, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2766 5677
E-mail: yezhu@polyu.edu.hk
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We aim to understand properties of emerging materials from the atomic-structure perspective, using tools including but not limited to TEM. More specifically, we are interested in:

• Exploring emerging physics such as ferroelectricity, ferroelasticity, and phase switching in novel 2D materials down to the monolayer thickness

• Understanding reaction mechanism on nanocatalyst surfaces, through capturing reaction dynamics using various in situ and ex situ characterization techniques including liquid and gas TEM holders

• Developing ultralow-dose TEM techniques to unravel the structure information in beam sensitive materials including hybrid perovskites, polymers, MOFs, and battery materials

• Developing novel 4D-STEM techniques to reveal the intrinsic electric and magnetic fields in functional materials at nanometer or even atomic scale