Dafei Jin

Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

439 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-8891

Research Interests

  • Superconductivity, superfluidity, and Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Single-electron / single-photon quantum devices
  • Few-phonon nanomechanics and optomechanics
  • Quantum and topological photonics, plasmonics, and excitonics


Ph.D., Brown University, 2005–2011

B.Sc., Nanjing University, 2001–2005


X. Zhou, G. Koolstra, X. Zhang, G. Yang, X. Han, B. Dizdar, X. Li, D. Ralu, W. Guo, K. W. Murch, D. I. Schuster, and D. Jin, ​“Single electrons on solid neon as a solid-state qubit platform”, Nature 605, 46–50 (2022).

R. Kleiner, X. Zhou, E. Dorsch, X. Zhang, D. Koelle, and D. Jin, ​“Space-time crystalline order of a high-critical-temperature superconductor with intrinsic Josephson junctions”, Nat. Commun. 12, 6038 (2021).

C. Liu, X. Yan, D. Jin, Y. Ma, H.-W. Hsiao, Y. Lin, T. M. Bretz-Sullivan, X. Zhou, J. Pearson, B. Fisher, J. S. l Jiang, W. Han, J.-M. Zuo, J. Wen, D. D. Fong, J. Sun, H. Zhou, and A. Bhattacharya, ​“Two-dimensional superconductivity and anisotropic transport at KTaO3 (111) interfaces”, Science 371, 716−721 (2021).

X. Zhou, X. Han, D. Koelle, R. Kleiner, X. Zhang, and D. Jin, ​“On-chip sensing of hotspots in superconducting terahertz emitters”, Nano Lett. 20, 4197−4203 (2020).

T. Kanai, W. Guo, M. Tsubota, and D. Jin, ​“Torque and angular-momentum transfer in merging rotating Bose-Einstein condensates”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 105302 (2020).

X. Zhang, K. Ding, X. Zhou, J. Xu, and D. Jin, ​“Experimental observation of exceptional surface in synthetic dimensions with magnon polaritons”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 237202 (2019).

D. Jin, Y. Xia, T. Christensen, M. Freeman, S. Wang, K. Y. Fong, G. Gardner, S. Fallahi, Q. Hu, Y. Wang, L. Engel, Z.-L. Xiao, M. J. Manfra, N. X. Fang, and X. Zhang, ​“Topological kink magnetoplasmons on magnetic domain boundaries”, Nat. Commun. 10, 4565 (2019).

D. Jin, T. Christensen, M. Soljacic, N. X. Fang, L. Lu, and X. Zhang, ​“Infrared Topological Plasmon in Graphene”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 245301 (2017).

Q. Hu, D. Jin, J. Xiao, S. H. Nam, X. Liu, Y. Liu, X. Zhang, and N. X. Fang, ​“Ultrafast fluorescent decay induced by metal-mediated dipole-dipole interaction in two-dimensional molecular aggregates”, PNAS 114, 10017 (2017).

D. Jin, L. Lu, Z. Wang, C. Fang, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljacic, L. Fu, and N. X. Fang, ​“Topological Magnetoplasmon”, Nat. Commun. 7, 13486 (2016).

D. Jin, Q. Hu, D. Neuhauser, F. von Cube, Y. Yang, R. Sachan, T. S. Luk, D. C. Bell, and N. X. Fang, ​“Quantum-Spillover Enhanced Plasmonic Absorption at the Interface of Silver and High-Index Dielectrics”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 193901 (2015).

D. Jin, W. Guo, W. Wei, and H. J. Maris, ​“Electrons in Superfluid Helium-4”, J. Low Temp. Phys. 158, 307 (2010).

W. Guo, D. Jin, G. M. Seidel, and H. J. Maris, ​“Experiments with Single Electrons in Liquid Helium”, Phys. Rev. B 79, 054515 (2009).