Dr. Xiaodong Tang

Institute of Modern Physics, CAS

Telephone: 0931-4969305
Address: No. 509, Nanchang Road, Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R. China
Postcode:  730000

Research Areas

1) Nuclear astrophysics

2) Low energy nuclear physics


1994, B.S.,NanjingUniversity,Nanjing,China

1997, M.S.,ChinaInstituteofAtomic Energy,Beijing,China

2002, Ph.D.,TexasA&MUniversity,College Station,Texas


Work Experience

2017-Present:  Co-chair

                        Joint department for nuclear physics

                        Lanzhou University and Institute of Modern Physics, CAS 

2016-Present: Leader of Nuclear Astrophysics group

                        Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Lanzhou, China

2013 –Present: Scientist

                         Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Lanzhou, China

2006 –2013:    Assistant Professor 

                        Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, USA

2003–2006:     Postdoc

                        Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory,Illinois, USA

2002–2003:     Postdoc

                        Cyclotron Institute,Texas A&M University, USA

1997–2002:    Research Assistant

                       Cyclotron Institute,Texas A&M University, USA

1998–1999:   Teaching Assistant

                       Department of Physics,Texas A&M University, USA

Teaching Experience

I have taught general physics, nuclear physics and nuclear astrophysics at the University of Notre Dame, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Lanzhou University. 


1) "Constraining the 12C+12C astrophysical S-factors with the 12C+13C measurements at very low energies,"  N.T.Zhang, X.Y.Wang, D.Tudor*, B.Bucher, I.Burducea, H.Chen, Z.J.Chen, D.Chesneanu, A.I.Chilug, L.R.Gasques, D.G.Ghita, C.Gomoiu, K.Hagino, S.Kubono, Y.J.Li, C.J.Lin, W.P.Lin, R.Margineanu, A.Pantelica, I.C.Stefanescu, M.Straticiuc, X.D.Tang*, L.Trache*, A.S.Umar, W.Y.Xin, S.W.Xu, Y.Xu, Phys. Lett. B 801, 135170 (2020)

2) “A Method for Determination of Deuterium Impurity in the Helium Beam,” Han Chen, ShiWei Xu, NingTao Zhang, Jun Hu, KuoAng Li, ShaoBo Ma, XiChao Ruan, XiaoDong Tang, LiYong Zhang, Sci. China, Phys. Mech. & Astro. 61, 052021, Science China (2018)

3) “β-decay rate of 59Fe in shell burning environment and its influence on the production of 60Fe in a massive star,” K.A. Li, Y.H. Lam, C. Qi, X.D. Tang, N.T. Zhang, Phys. Rev. C 94, 065807 (2016)

4) “First Direct Measurement of 12C(12C, n)23Mg at Stellar Energies,” B.Bucher*, X.D.Tang*, X.Fang, A.Heger, S.Almaraz-Calderon, A.Alongi, A.D.Ayangeakaa, M.Beard, A.Best, J.Browne, C.Cahillane, M.Couder, R.J.deBoer, A.Kontos, L.Lamm, Y.J.Li, A.Long, W.Lu, S.Lyons, M.Notani, D.Patel, N.Paul, M.Pignatari, A.Roberts, D.Robertson, K.Smith, E.Stech, R.Talwar, W.P.Tan, M.Wiescher, S.E.Woosley, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 251102 (2015)

Research Interests

My primary research interest is nuclear astrophysics. We study the important reaction processes happening in stars by using the particle accelerators on the earth. We also study the sensitivity of various nuclear physics inputs in stellar models to identify the crucial ones.