Xiaofei Yang(杨晓菲)


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Assistant Professor

Boyan Young Fellow of Peking University.

State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Technology and School of Physics,Peking University, Beijing, China 100871

Phone: (010)62753560

xiaofei.yang@pku.edu.cn
Office: Accelerator Building 215

Teaching:

1. 2018,2019 Spring-(undergraduate students):

《Introduction to nuclear and particle physics》

2. 2019 Spring-(graduate students):

《Nuclear Reaction and Decay》

Dr. Xiaofei Yang is an assistant professor at Peking University. Her main research topics are the development of high-precision and high sensitivity laser spectroscopy techniques and the associated structure studies of exotic nuclei. She received her Ph.D. degree in nuclear physics from Peking University, China, in 2014. Her Ph.D. research work was conducted at RIKEN Nishina, Center, Japan, where she worked for 3 years (2011-2014) as an International Program Association joint Ph.D. student. In 2014, she joined the nuclear moment group at IKS, KU Leuven, Belgium, as a postdoctoral researcher. She had been a local member of CERN-ISOLDE from 2016 till 2017, supported by Junior Mobility Program of KU Leuven and FWO Grant for a Long-Stay in Europe, Belgium. Since October 2017, she becomes a faculty member and begin to form a research team at Peking University and is currently developing the laser spectroscopy technique for the study of unstable nuclei at the radioactive beam facilities. In 2019, she was awarded with the IUPAP “Young Scientist Prize” for nuclear physics, Young Scholar Thousand Talents Plan of China, and Boyan Young fellow of Peking University.

Education and Professional Experience

  • 2019.12-: Visiting Researcher at China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE)
  • 2017.10-: Assistant Professor, School of Physics, Peking University
  • 2017.10-: Visiting Researcher at School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2017.05-2017.10: Visiting Scientist at Nuclear Spectroscopy laboratory, RIKEN-Nishina Center, Japan
  • 2017.09-2017.10: Scientific Researcher, Nuclear Moments Group, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2016.05-2017.10: ISOLDE user, Local member of CRIS and COLLAPS, ISOLDE, CERN
  • 2014.09-2017.09: Postdoctoral fellow, Nuclear Moments Group, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2014.07-2014.09: Visiting Scientist at Peking University, Beijing, China
  • 2011.01-2014.02: International Program Associate, Radioactive Isotope Physics Laboratory, Nishina Center, RIKEN, Japan
  • 2009.09-2014.07: Ph.D., School of Physics, Peking University
  • 2005.09-2009.07: B.S., Nuclear Science and Technology, Lanzhou University

  • Awards and Grant


    Conferences and Seminars

    Invited conferences/workshops
    • 2019: WLA 2nd Annual Forum(第二届世界顶尖科学家论坛), Shanghai, China, 29th Otc -1st Nov., 2019
    • 2019: 全国核物理大会, 武汉华中师范大学, 武汉, 10月09-12日,2019
    • 2019: INPC, Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow,UK, 29 July-2 Auguest
    • 2019: 基于华南大科学装置集群的核物理前沿暑期讲习班, 珠海, 07月14日-08月1日,2019
    • 2018: Workshop on Physics at HAIF High-Energy Beam lines, Beihang Uni. Beijing, China, December13-15,2018
    • 2018: gSPEC workshop, Milan, Italy, September 27-28th, 2018
    • 2018: 20th Northeastern Asian Symposium on Nuclear Physics in the 21st Century, Nagoya, Japan, September 18-21,2018
    • 2018: Sino-German-Workshop, Lanzhou, China, August13-15th, 2018
    • 2018: Nuclear Structure 2018, East Lansing, MI, USA, August 5-10, 2018
    • 2018: Workshop “QED and QCD Effects in Atomic and Hadron Physics”, CAS, Lanzhou, China, 31st Jan-5th Feb 2018
    • 2017: The International Symposium on Physics of Unstable Nuclei (ISPUN2017) Hanoi, Vietnam, September 25-30, 2017
    • 2017: FAIR next generation scientists-5th Edition workshop (FAIRNESS2017). Sitges, Spain May 28-June 3, 2017
    • 2017: 1st national user meeting for future BISOL. Peking University, Beijing, China, March18-19th 2017
    • 2017: NUSTAR Annual meeting 2017. GSI, Darmstadt, Germany February 27-March 2, 2017
    • 2016: The 12th International Conference on Stopping and Manipulation of Ions and related topics (SMI-2016), Lanzhou, China, 08-10, June, 2016
    • 2016: X International Workshop on application of lasers and storage devices in atomic nuclei research (Laser2016), Poznan, Poland, 16-19, May, 2016
    • 2015: ECT* workshop on the interplay between atomic and nuclear physics study of exotic nuclei (2015), Trento, Italy, 24-27 August, 2015
    Seminars
    • 2018.10.03: “Nuclear structure information harvested from 60-80Zn ground state properties”, CERN-ISOLDE, SwitzerlandView
    • 2018.04.25: “Investigating nuclear structure of exotic isotopes by laser spectroscopy”, University of Jyvaskyla, FinlandView
    • 2018.02.03: “Precision laser spectroscopy of unstable isotopes”, Nuclear physics laboratory,China Institute of Atomic Energy, Beijing, ChinaView
    • 2017.12.05: “Ground state properties of exotic isotopes measured with laser spectroscopy”, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, ChinaView
    • 2017.11.28: “Ground state properties of exotic isotopes measured with laser spectroscopy”, Jilin University”, Jilin, ChinaView
    • 2016.12.08: “Nuclear structure studies by the measurement of nuclear spins, moments and charge radii”, RIKEN”, JapanView
    • 2016.11.03: “Nuclear structure studies by the measurement of nuclear spins, moments and charge radii”, TU Darmstadt, GermanyView
    • 2016.06.17: “Recent nuclear structure study using laser spectroscopy technique at ISOLDE”, Peking University, ChinaView
    • 2015.04.15: “Laser double resonance spectroscopy measurement of 84-87Rb isotopes trapped in super fluid helium”, ISOLDE-CERN, SwitzerlandView

    Publications

    Main Author

    13. Systematic investigation of high resolution hyperfine spectra of 38-47K: towards resonance laser ionization spectroscopy of lighter atomic system A. Koszorus, X.F. Yang* et al., Physical Review C 100,134805 (2019)

    12. Nuclear charge radii of 62-80Zn and their sensitivity to cross-shell proton excitations L. Xie, X.F.Yang* et al., Physics Letters B 797, 134805 (2019)

    11. 用于核物理研究的精密激光谱技术的发展和展望刘永超, 白世伟, 杨晓菲*, 原子核物理评论 36, 161 (2019)

    10. 基于不稳定核基本性质测量的原子核结构研究 白世伟, 杨晓菲 原子核物理评论 35, 382 (2019)

    09. Precision Laser Spectroscopy Technique for Exotic Radioactive Beams at CERN-ISOLDE. X.F.Yang*, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1024, 012031 (2018)

    08. Investigating the abnormal deformation of the 5/2+ isomeric state in 73Zn:indicator for triaxiality. X.F.Yang* et al., Physical Review C 97, 044324 (2018)

    07. Evolution of nuclear structure in neutron-rich odd-Zn isotopes and isomers. C. Wraith, X.F. Yang* et al., Physics letters B 771, 385 (2017).

    06. Isomer shift and magnetic moment of the long-lived 1/2+ isomer in 79Zn49: signature of shape coexistence near 78Ni. X.F. Yang* et al., Physical Review letters 116, 182502 (2016) (Highlighted as Editor’s suggestion)

    05. Laser-RF double resonance spectroscopy of 84-87Rb isotopes trapped in superfluid helium. X.F. Yang* et al., Physical Review A 90, 052516 (2014)

    04. Control of stopping position of radioactive ion beam in superfluid helium for laser spectroscopy experiments. X.F. Yang* et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 317, 599 (2013)

    03. Precision measurement of laser RF double resonance spectra with an effective compensation of residual magnetic field. X. F. Yang* et al., Hyperfine Interactions 227, 147 (2014)

    02. An effective method for precisely trapping ion beams in superfluid helium for laser spectroscopy experiments. X.F. Yang* et al., EPJ Web of Conferences 66, 11041 (2014)

    01. Novel nuclear laser spectroscopy method using superfluid helium for measurement of spins and moments of exotic nuclei. T. Furukawa, T. Wakui, X.F. Yang et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 317,590 (2013)

    Co-Author

    52. Positive-parity linear-chain molecular band in 16C. Y. Liu et al., https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.11158, Accepted to Physical Review Letters

    51. Structural trends in atomic nuclei from laser spectroscopy of tin. D. Yordanov et al., Accepted to Communication Physics (2020)

    50. Charge radius of the short-lived 68Ni and correlation with the dipole polarizability. S. Kaufmann et al., Physical Review Letters 124,132502 (2020)

    49. Determination of the cluster-decay branching ratio from a near-threshold molecular state in 10Be. W. Jiang et al.,Physical Review C, 101,031304(R)(2020)

    48. Measurement and microscopic description of charge radii of odd-even staggering of charge radii of exotic copper isotopes. R. P. de Groote et al., Nature Physics (2020) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-020-0868-y

    47. Spectroscopy of short-lived radioactive molecules: A sensitive laboratory for new physics, Ronald Fernando Garcia Ruiz et al., arXiv:1910.13416 Accepted to Nature (2020)

    46. Quadrupole deformation of 16C studied by proton and deuteron inelastic scattering, Y. Jiang et al., Physical Review C 101, 024601(2020)

    45. Analytic Response Relativistic Coupled-Cluster Theory: The first application to indium isotope shifts, B.K Sahoo et al., New Journal of Physics 22,012001 (2020)

    44. A compact linear Paul trap cooler buncher for CRIS; C.M.Ricketts et al., Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research B 463,375 (2020)

    43. Optimising the Collinear Resonance Ionisation Spectroscopy (CRIS) experiment at CERN-ISOLDE; A.R.Vernon et al., Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research B 463,384 (2020)

    42. Resonance ionization schemes for high resolution and high efficiency studies of exotic nuclei at the CRIS experiment; Á Koszorús et al., Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research B 463, 398(2020)

    41. Improved eikonal approach for charge exchange reactions at intermediate energies; J.J.Li et al., Chinese Physics C 43,124102(2019)

    40. Spin determination by in-plane angular correlation analysis in various coordinate systems, B. Yang, Y. L. Ye,* et al., Chinese Physics C 43, 084001 (2019)

    39. Investigation of the 14C+α molecular configuration in 18O by means of transfer and sequential decay reaction. B. Yang, Y. L. Ye,*, J. Feng et al., Physical Review C 99, 064315 (2019)

    38. A compact RFQ cooler buncher for CRIS experiments; B.S. Cooper et al., Hyperfine Interactions 240,52(2019)

    37.Laser Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich Tin Isotopes: A Discontinuity in Charge Radii across the Shell Closure; C Gorges et al., Physical review letters 122, 192502 (2019) (Highlighted as Editors' Suggestion and Viewpoint: Tin Gets Kinky)

    36. Negative Parity States in 39Cl Configured by Crossing Major Shell Orbits; L.C.Tao et al., Chinese Physics Letters 36, 062101(2019)

    35. A new beamline for laser spin-polarization at ISOLDE; W. Gins et al., Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research A 925, 24 (2019)

    34. Simulation of the relative atomic populations of elements 1 ≤ Z ≤89 following charge exchange tested with collinear resonance ionization spectroscopy of indium; A.R.Vernon et al., Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy 153, 61 (2019)

    33. Interplay between nuclear shell evolution and shape deformation revealed by the magnetic moment of 75Cu; Y. Ichikawa et al., Nature Physics (2019) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0410-7

    32. Enhanced monopole transition strength from the cluster decay of 13C; Jun Feng, YanLin Ye*, et al., Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy 62 , 12011(2019)

    31. Radium ionization scheme development: The first observed autoionizing states and optical pumping effects in the hot cavity environment; T.D.Goodacre et al., Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy 150, 99 (2018)

    30. Multi-photon ionization of accelerated laser-ablated ions: exploring physics over a wide range of energy scales; R.F. Garcia Ruiz et al., Physical Review X 8,041005(2018)

    29. Study of the low-lying states in 12Be using one-neutron transfer reaction; J. Chen et al., Physical Review C 98, 014616 (2018)

    28. Nuclear moments of the low-lying isomeric 1+ state of 34Al: Investigation on the neutron 1p1h excitation across N = 20 in the island of inversion; Z.Y. Xu et al., Physics Letters B 782, 619 (2018)

    27. Investigation of the near-threshold cluster resonance in 14C; Hong-Liang Zang, Yan-Lin Ye* et al., Chinese Physics C 42, 074003 (2018)

    26. Investigation of the thickness non-uniformity of the very thin silicon-strip detectors; Qiang Liu, Yanlin Ye*, et al., Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research A 897,100 (2018) ;

    25. Proton single particle energies next to 78 Ni: Spectroscopy of 77 Cu via single proton knock-out reaction; Zs. Vajta et al., Physics Letters B 782, 99 (2018)

    24. A new measurement of the intruder configuration in 12Be; J. Chen et al., Physics Letters B 781, 412 (2018)

    23. The nuclear magnetic moment of 208Bi and its relevance for a test of bound-state strong-field QED;S. Schmidt et al., Physics Letters B 779, 324 (2018)

    22. Laser-spectroscopy studies of the nuclear structure of neutron-rich radium; K. M. Lynch et al., Physical Review C 97, 024309 (2017)

    21. Probing the 31Ga ground-state properties near the Z=28 region with high-resolution laser spectroscopy; G.J.Farooq-Smith et al., Physical Review C 96, 044324 (2017)

    20. Dipole and quadrupole moments of 73-78Cu as a test of the robustness of the Z=28 shell closure near 78Ni; R.P. de Groote et al., Physical Review C 96, 041302(R) (2017)

    19. Quadrupole moment of 203Fr; S.G.Wilkins et al., Physics Review C 96, 034317(2017)

    18. Development of a sensitive setup for laser spectroscopy studies of very exotic calcium isotopes; R.F.Garcia Ruiz et al., Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 44, 044003 (2017)

    17. New laser polarization line at the ISOLDE facility; M Kowalska et al., Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics 44, 084005(2017)

    16. Changes in nuclear structure along the Mn isotopic chain studied via charge radii; H Heylen, et al, Physical Review C 94, 054321(2016)

    15. Laser and decay spectroscopy of the short-lived isotope Fr 214 in the vicinity of the N= 126 shell closure; Gregory James Farooq-Smith et al., Physical Review C 94, 054305(2016)

    14. Quadrupole Moments of odd-A 53-63Mn: Strong Onset of Collectivity towards N = 40. C. Babcock et al ., Physics Letters B 760, 387 (2016)

    13. Investigating nuclear shell structure in the vicinity of 78Ni: Low-lying excited states in the neutron-rich isotopes 80,82Zn. Y. Shiga et al., Physical Review C 93, 024320 (2016)

    12. Combined high-resolution laser spectroscopy and nuclear decay spectroscopy for the study of the low-lying states in 206Fr, 202At, and 198Bi. K.M. Lynch et al., Physical Review C 93, 014319 (2016)

    11. High-resolution laser spectroscopy with the Collinear Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy (CRIS) experiment at CERN-ISOLDE. T.E. Cocolios et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 376, 284(2015)

    10. Use of a Continuous Wave Laser and Pockels Cell for Sensitive High-Resolution Collinear Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy. R.P. de Groote et al., Physical Review Letters 115, 132501 (2015)

    09. Measurement of the hyperfine splitting of alkali atoms in superfluid helium for laser spectroscopy of atoms with unstable nuclei. K. Imamura et al., JPS Conf. Proc.6 , 030115 (2015)

    08. Production of Spin Polarized 58Cu and its Magnetic Moment. M. Mihara et al., JPS Conf. Proc. 6, 030114 (2015)

    07. Persistence of N = 50 Shell Closure in the Vicinity of 78Ni Studied by In-Beam Gamma Ray Spectroscopy. Y. Shiga et al., JPS Conf. Proc. 6, 030008 (2015)

    06. Measurement of hyperfine structure of Au atom in superfluid helium. T. Fujita et al., JPS Conf. Proc. 6, 030116 (2015)

    05. Laser spectroscopy of atoms in superfluid helium for the measurement of nuclear spins and electromagnetic moments of radioactive atoms. T. Fujita et al., Hyperfine Interact 236 95 (2015)

    04. Measurement of the hyperfine splitting of 133Cs atoms in superfluid helium. K. Imamura et al., Hyperfine Interact 230, 73 (2015)

    03. Development of a helium cryostat for laser spectroscopy of atoms with unstable nuclei in superfluid helium. K. Imamura et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 317, 595 (2013)

    02. Development of an adiabatic field rotation system to measure spin polarization of unstable nuclei. Y.Ishibashi et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 317, 714 (2013)

    01. Development of a new device control system for beta-NMR experiments. N.Yoshida et al., Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 317 705 (2013)