Zijian Xu, Male, Professor, PhD Supervisor, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics/Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Address: No. 239, Zhangheng Road, Pudong District, Shanghai 201204, China

Research Areas

High-resolution imaging methodology based on synchrotron; Coherent X-ray diffractive imaging technology and its applications; Synchrotron X-ray experiment methodology and applications; Experiment data analysis methods for STXM


2002-09--2007-06   University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D of Physics
1998-09--2002-07   Department of Physics, Zhengzhou University, Bachelor of Science 


Work Experience

2018-10~now, Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ​Professor
2009-08~2018-10, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor
2007-07~2009-08, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Postdoc



    • 1Position-guided ptychography for vibration suppression with the aid of a laser interferometer. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 2023, Corresponding author

    • 1Virtual depth-scan multi-slice ptychography for improved three-dimensional imaging, Optics Express, 2021, Corresponding author

      2A bidirectional scanning method of scanning transmission X-ray microscopy, J. Synchrotron Rad., 2021, Corresponding author
      3Three-dimensional fast elemental mapping by soft X-ray dual-energy focal stacks imaging, J. Synchrotron Rad., 2021, The 2nd author
      4Research on signal-noise separation algorithm of ptychography, Acta Optica Sinica, 2021, Corresponding author
      5Position correction algorithm combined with Fresnel CDI for ptychography, Proc. SPIE 11571, Optics Frontier Online 2020, Corresponding author

      6The effect of Oxygen Vacancy and Spinel Phase Integration on Both Anionic and Cationic Redox in Li-rich Cathode Material, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2020, The 9th author

      7Tuning Anionic Redox Activity and Reversibility for a High-Capacity Li-rich Mn-based Oxide Cathode via an Integrated Strategy, Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, The 6th author
      8Three-dimensional focal stack imaging in soft X-ray microscopy with an improved reconstruction algorithm, Optics Express, 2019, Corresponding author
      9Facile and quick formation of cellulose nanopaper with nanoparticles and its characterization, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019, The 2nd author
      10Improving the reconstructed image quality in ptychography with momentum acceleration, Nuclear Techniques, 2019, Corresponding author
      11Effects of the probe divergence degree on the imaging quality of multi-slice 3D ptychography, Nuclear Techniques, 2019, Corresponding author
      12Eliminating decoherence effects and improving reconstructed image quality in soft X-ray ptychography, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2018, Corresponding author
      13Soft X-ray spectro-ptychography for air pollution particulates, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2018, Corresponding author
      14Spatially correlated coherent diffractive imaging method, Applied Optics, 2018, Corresponding author
      15Automatic Calibrations of Sample Misalignment for Nanotomography at SSRF, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2018, The 4th author
      16Low-dose, high-resolution and high-efficiency ptychography at STXM beamline of SSRF, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2017, The 1st author
      17Background noise removal in X-ray ptychography, Applied Optics, 2017, Corresponding author
      18Surface States in Ternary CdSSe Quantum Dot Solar Cells, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 2017, The 7th author
      19Soft X-ray ptychography method at SSRF, Nucl. Sci. Tech., 2017, Corresponding author
      20Development of a pair potential for Ni–He, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2016, The 4th author
      21Improving the reconstructed image quality in ptychography using mixed states decomposition iterative phase retrieval algorithms, Nuclear Techniques, 2016, Corresponding author
      22Developments at SSRF in soft X-ray interference lithography, Nucl. Sci. Tech., 2015, The 6th author
      23Latest advances in soft X-ray spectromicroscopy at SSRF, Nucl. Sci. Tech., 2015, The 2nd author
      24A new extra-focus monochromator designed for high-performance VUV beamlines, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 2015, The 6th author
      25STXM observation and quantitative study of magnetic vortex structure, Acta Phys. Sin., 2015, The 6th author
      26Thermal Conductivity of the Partly Covered Inner Tube in a Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube with Varied Coverage Ratios, Chinese Physics Letters, 2014, Corresponding author
      27Effects of missing low-frequency information on ptychographic and plane-wave coherent diffraction imaging, Applied Optics, 2013, Corresponding author
      28Kinetics and mechanisms of pH-dependent selenite removal by zero valent iron, Water Research, 2013, The 5th author
      29Influence of Central Beamstop on Ptychographic Coherent Diffractive Imaging, Acta Phys. Sin., 2013, Corresponding author
      30Effects of synchrotron radiation X-ray beam on ptychographic coherent diffractive imaging, J. Radiat. Res. Radiat. Process., 2013, Corresponding author
      31Bonding effect on channeling of C ions in a carbon nanotube, Nucl. Sci. Tech., 2012, Corresponding author
      32Three-dimensional elemental mapping based on coherent X-ray diffraction imaging, Nuclear Techniques, 2012, Corresponding author
      33Phytotoxicity and Biotransformation of La2O3 Nanoparticles in a Terrestrial Plant Cucumber (Cucumis sativus), Nanotoxicology, 2011, The 7th author
      34The charge and mass effects on low energy ion channeling in carbon nanotubes, Chin. Phys. Lett., 2011, Corresponding author
      35Graphene-templated formation of two-dimensional lepidocrocite nanostructures for high-efficiency catalytic degradation of phenols, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, The 5th author
      36Simulation of Coherent Diffraction Imaging Based on Scanning Transmission X-Ray Microscopy of Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Acta Optica Sinica, 2011, The 5th author
      37A super-resolution method used in the STXM image processing, Nuclear Techniques, 2011, The 3rd author
      38Ratio-contrast imaging of dual-energy absorption for element mapping with a scanning transmission X-ray microscope, J. Synchrotron Rad., 2010, The 2nd author
      39Migration of gold atoms in graphene ribbons: Role of the edges, Phys. Rev. B, 2010, The 3rd author
      40Theoretical study of heat conduction in carbon nanotube hetero-junctions, Phys. Lett. A, 2010, The 2nd zuthor
      41Thermal Conductivity of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes under Axial Stress, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, The 3rd author
      42Soft X-ray spectromicroscopy dual-energy contrast image for element spatial distribution analysis, Acta Phys. Sin., 2010, The 2nd author
      43The study of Automobile Exhaust Particles by Spectromicroscopy, Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2010, The 5th author
      44Accurate drift calibration of soft X-ray microspectroscopy images at SSRF, Nuclear Techniques, 2010, The 2nd author
      45Molecular dynamics study of damage production in single-walled carbon nanotubes irradiated by various ion species, Nanotechnology, 2009, The 1st author
      46Effects of tube diameter and chirality on the stability of single-walled carbon nanotubes under ion irradiation, J. Appl. Phys., 2009, The 1st author
      47Valence of D5h C50 Fullerene, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2007, The 1st author
      48Thermal conductivity of functionalized single-wall carbon nanotubes, Nanotechnology, 2007, The 2nd author
      49Reversible mechanical bistability of carbon nanotubes under radial compression, Chem. Phys., 2007, The 2nd author
      50Length Dependence of the Thermal Conductivity of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Chin. Phys. Lett., 2007, The 2nd author
      51A density functional study of C50 passivation, Chem. Phys., 2006, The 1st author


    (1)Eliminating decoherence effects and improving reconstructed image quality in soft X-ray ptychography, the 14th International Conferenc on X-Ray Microscopy,  20-24 August 2018, Saskatoon, Canada
    (2)Low-dose, high-resolution and high-efficiency ptychography at STXM station of SSRF, the 13th International Conferenc on X-Ray Microscopy,  15-19 August 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom
    (3)Ptychographic coherent diffraction imaging at STXM beamline of the SSRF,  the 12th International Conferenc on X-Ray Microscopy,  26-30 October 2014, Melborne, Australia


    We have close colaborations with IHEP, Shanghai Tech University, USTC, National Nano Research Center, Canadian Light Source, Pohang Light Source and Swiss Light Source, etc.