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Hanyu Liu

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Tangaoqing building Room B205

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2013 - Ph.D in Condensed Matter Physics, State Key Lab of Superhard Materials, Jilin University, Changchun, China. Supervisor Prof. Yanming Ma.

2008 - M.S. in Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun, China

2004 - B.S. in Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Jilin University. Changchun, China

Professional Employment

2018 - now Professor, College of Physics, Jilin University, China

2015 - 2018 Postdoctoral associate, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, USA

2013 - 2015 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Research Interests

Crystal structures and physical properties of materials at high pressure, e.g. predicted diffused proton behaviors of solid hydrogen under pressure and designed some compressed hydrides with superconducting Tc exceeding 200 K, some of which have been confirmed by later experiments.

Award and Honors

2019 MRE Young Scientist Award

2019 The Second Class Prize of the State Natural Science Award (4/5)

Selected Publications

  1. Peihao Huang#, Hanyu Liu#, Jian Lv, Quan Li, Chunhong Long, Yanchao Wang*, Changfeng Chen*, Russell J. Hemley*, and Yanming Ma*, Stability of H3O at extreme conditions and implications for the magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 117, 5638 (2020)

  2. Ying Sun#, Jian Lv#, Yu Xie#, Hanyu Liu*, and Yanming Ma*, Route to a Superconducting Phase above Room Temperature in Electron-Doped Hydride Compounds under High Pressure, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 097001 (2019) (Editor suggestion; Physics viewpoint)

  3. Jurong Zhang#, Jian Lv#, Hefei Li, Xiaolei Feng, Simon A.T. Redfern, Cheng Lu, Hanyu Liu*, Changfeng Chen*, Yanming Ma*, Rare helium-bearing compound FeO2He stabilized at deep-earth conditions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 255703 (2018) (Editor suggestion; Physics Focus)

  4. Yinwei Li*, Xiaolei Feng, Hanyu Liu*, Jian Hao, Simon A.T. Redfern*, Weiwei Lei, Dan Liu, Yanming Ma, Route to high-energy density polymeric nitrogen t-N via He-N compounds, Nat. Commun. 9, 722 (2018)

  5. Hanyu Liu, Ivan I. Naumov, Roald Hoffmann, N. W. Ashcroft, Russell J. Hemley*, Potential high-Tc superconducting lanthanum and yttrium hydrides at high pressures, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114, 6990-6995(2017)