Xiangjun Xing Professor
  • Wilczek Quantum Center
  • Statistical physics, soft condensed matter theory
  • 021-54740495
  • Room 805, No. 5 Science Building
  • xxing@sjtu.edu.cn
2010 -            Professor, Institute of Natural Sciences, and Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
2005 - 2010   Assistant professor, Physics department, Syracuse University.
2003 - 2005   Post-doctoral research associate, Physics department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1998 - 2003   Ph. D. Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, Advisor: Leo Radzihovsky
1993 - 1996   M.Sc. Physics, Nanjing University, China, Advisor: Jin-Quan Chen

1989 - 1993   B.Sc. Mathematics, Nanjing University, China.

Research Interests:
(1) Elasticity of complex elastomeric materials
(2) Liquid Crystals and Membranes
(3) Statistical Mechanics of charged systems
(4) Generalized elasticity theory
(5) Topological Defects


  1. Translocation of semiexible polymer through nanopores with Liviu Mouvileanu

  2. Pre-transitional nematic uctuations in liquid crystal elastomers with Paul Goldbart, Bing Lu, Fangfu Ye

  3. E_ective interaction between charged colloidal particles

  1. Bing-Sui Lu, Fangfu Ye, Xiangjun Xing*, Paul M. Goldbart*(*corresponding authors), Polydomain structure and its origins in isotropic-genesis nematic elastomers, arXiv:1101.1323, submitted to Nature Physics.

  2. Xiangjun Xing, The Poisson-Boltzmann Theory for The Two-Plates Problem: Some Exact Results, arXiv:1010.4944, to appear in the special issue of Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences (IS) on _ Oionic uids and its biological application", dedicated to Prof. Lesser Blum.

  3. Xiangjun Xing, The Poisson-Boltzmann Theory for Two Parallel Uniformly Charged Plates, arXiv:1010.4943, to appear in Physical Review E.

  4. Xiangjun Xing, Biaxial Deformations of Rubber: Entanglements or Elastic Fluctuations? arXiv:1007.4274, submitted to Physical Review E.

  5. Robert Bikwemu, Aaron J Wolfe, Xiangjun Xing and Liviu Movileanu , Facilitated translocation of polypeptides through a single nanopore, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22 (2010) 454117, PECIAL ISSUE ON NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN NANOPORE RESEARCH~NFROM FUNDAMENTALS TO APPLICATIONS.

  6. Lin Jia, Amin Cao, Daniel Levy, Bing Xu, Pierre-Antoine Albouy, Xiangjun, Xing, Mark J. Bowick, Min-Hui Li, Smectic Polymer Vesicles, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 3446 – 3451.

  7. Xiaoming Mao, Paul M. Goldbart, Xiangjun Xing, Annette Zippelius , Soft random solids and their heterogeneous elasticity, Phys. Rev. E 80, 031140 (2009).

  8. Xiangjun Xing, Topological and geometry of smectic order on compact curved substrates, J. Stat. Phys. (2009) 134: 487-536.

  9. Monwhea Jeng, Mark J. Bowick, Werner Krauth, Jennifer M. Schwarz, and Xiangjun Xing, Vacancy di_usion in the triangular lattice dimer model, Phys. Rev. E 78, 021112 (2008).

  10. X. Xing and Aparna Baskaran , Isotropic-Cholesteric Transition of a Weakly Chiral Elastomer Cylinder, Phys. Rev. E 78, 021709 (2008)

  11. Homin Shin, Mark J. Bowick and Xiangjun Xing, Topological Defects in Spherical Nematics, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 037802 (2008).

  12. Xiangjun Xing, Stephan Pfahl, Swagatam Mukhopadhyay, Paul M. Goldbart and Annette Zippelius, Nematic elastomers: From a microscopic model to macroscopic elasticity, Theory, Physical Review E 77, 051802 (2008).

  13. Xiangjun Xing and Leo Radzihovsky, Nonlinear Elasticity, Fluctuations and Heterogeneity of Nematic Elastomers, Annals of Physics, Vol. 323, Issue 1, Jan. 2008, 105-203 January Special Issue 2008.

  14. Xiangjun Xing, Topology of Smectic Order on Compact Substrates, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 147801 (2008).

  15. Xiangjun Xing, Semigroup Theory of Rate Independent Hysteresis, Preprint arXiv:0707.3302, submitted to Physical Review Letters.

  16. Xiaoming Mao, Paul M. Goldbart, X. Xing, and Annette Zippelius, Spatial Heterogeneity in the Elasticity of Soft Random Solids, Cond-mat/0610407, Europhysics Letters 80 No 2 (October 2007) 26004.

  17. X. Xing, L. Radzihovsky and P. M. Goldbart , Thermal Fluctuations and Rubber Elasticity, Physical Review Letters 98, 075502 (2007), Featured by Physical Review Focus, 20 February 07, Rubber Theory Fits without a Stretch.

  18. X. Xing, S. Mukhopadhyay, P. M. Goldbart, Scaling of Entropic Shear Rigidity, Physical Review Letters 93, 225701 (2004).

  19. X. Xing and L. Radzihovsky, Phases and Transitions in Phantom Nematic Elastomer Membranes, Physical Review E 71, 011802 (2005).

  20. X. Xing and L. Radzihovsky, Fluctuating Nematic Elastomer Membranes, Physical Review E 68, 021108 (2003).

  21. X. Xing and L. Radzihovsky, Thermal Fluctuations and Anomalous Elasticity of Homogeneous Nematic Elastomers, Europhysics Letters 61, 769 (2003).

  22. X. Xing and L. Radzihovsky, Universal Elasticity and Fluctuations of Nematic Gels, Physical Review Letters 90, 168301 (2003).

  23. T. C. Lubensky, R. Mukhopadhyay, L. Radzihovsky, X. Xing, Symmetries and Elasticity of Nematic Gels, Physical Review E 66, 011702 (2002).

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