Institute of High Performance Computing


People: Vibrant & Dynamic Culture



IHPC Independent Investigatorship (I³)

Dr. LUO Xin

Dr. LUO Xin

Research Interests:

  • Electronic calculations, phonon properties
  • Multiferroics and Thermoelectric
  • Topological insulator, layer compound, high-k oxides
  • tunneling junctions, 2D transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD)


  • Bachelor (1st Honor), Material Physics, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • PhD, Materials Physics and Chemistry, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Published Journals/ Articles:


    1. Xin Luo, Yanyuan Zhao,Jun Zhang, Minglin Toh, Christian Kloc, Qihua Xiong, Su Ying Quek, Effects of lower symmetry and dimensionality on Raman spectra in two-dimensional WSe2, Physical Review B, 2013, 88, 195313.

    2. Xin Luo, Yanyuan Zhao,Jun Zhang, Qihua Xiong, Su Ying Quek, Anomalous frequency trends in MoS2 thin films attributed to surface effects, Physical Review B, 2013, 88, 075320.

    3. Yanyuan Zhao, Xin Luo, Hai Li, Jun Zhang, Paulo T. Araujo, Chee Kwan Gan, Jumiati Wu, Hua Zhang, Su Ying Quek, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, and Qihua Xiong, Interlayer Breathing and Shear Modes in Few-Trilayer MoS2 and WSe2, Nano Letters, 2013,13, 1007. ( Y.Z and X.L contributed equally)

    4. Xin Luo, Michael B. Sullivan, and Su Ying Quek, First Principles Investigations of the Atomic, Electronic, and Thermoelectric Properties of Equilibrium and Strained Bi2Se3 & Bi2Te3, with van der Waals Interactions, Physical Review B, 2012, 86, 184111.

    5. Xin Luo, Yue Zheng, and Biao Wang, First-principles calculations of size-dependent giant electroresistance effect in nanoscale asymmetric ferroelectric tunnel junctions. Journal of Applied Physics. 2012, 111, 074102.

    6. Xin Luo, Biao Wang, Yue Zheng, Tunable tunneling electro-resistance in ferroelectric tunnel junctions by mechanical loads, ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 1649.

    7. Xin Luo, Shaopeng Lin, Biao Wang, Yue Zheng, Impact of applied strain on the electron transport through ferroelectric tunnel junctions, Applied Physics Letters, 2010, 97, 012905.

    8. Xin Luo, Biao Wang, Yue Zheng, First-principles study on energetics of intrinsic point defects in LaAlO3, Physcal Review B, 2009, 80, 104115.

    9. Xin Luo, Biao Wang, Yue Zheng, Microscopic mechanism of leakage currents in silica junctions, Journal of Applied Physics, 2009, 106, 073711.

    10. Xin Luo, Biao Wang, First-principles study of the electronic and optical properties in the rhombohedral LaAlO3, Journal of Applied Physics, 2008, 104, 053503.

    11. Xin Luo, Biao Wang, Structural and elastic properties of LaAlO3 from first-principles calculations, Journal of Applied Physics, 2008, 104, 073518.

    12. W. J. Chen, Yue Zheng, X. Luo, B. Wang, and C. H. Woo, Ab inito study on the size effect of symmetric and asymmetric ferroelectric tunnel junctions: A comprehensive picture with regard to the details of electrode/ferroelectric interfaces. Journal of Applied Physics, 2013, 114, 064105.

    13. Genghong Zhang, Xin Luo, Yue Zheng, and Biao Wang, Giant piezoelectric resistance effect of nanoscale zinc oxide tunnel junctions: first principles simulations. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2012, 14, 7051.

    14. Yue Zheng, W.J.Chen, X. Luo, B. Wang, and C.H.Woo, Critical properties of nanoscale asymmetric ferroelectric tunnel junctions or capacitors. Acta Materialia. 2012, 60, 1857.


    • * Probing Interlayer and Surface Interactions in 2D MoS2 Using Raman Spectroscopy: A First Principles Study, Luo Xin and Quek Su Ying, poster, Joint ICTP-NSFC school and advanced workshop on modern electronic structure computations, 8-12 July 2013, Shanghai, China

      * Theoretical Study of High-frequency Raman Modes in Bulk and Few Trilayer MoS2, Luo Xin and Quek Su Ying, poster, 28 Jan.-8 Feb. School on Modern Topics in Condensed Matter Physics, 2013, Singapore

      * Thermoelectric Properties of Strained Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te3 from Density Functional Theory with Van der Waals Interaction, Luo Xin and Quek Su Ying, poster, The 5th MRS-S Conference on Advanced Materials, 20 – 22 March, 2012, Singapore

      * Thermoelectric Properties in Strained Bi2X3(X=Se, Te) and Bi2Te2Se Systems,Luo Xin and Quek Su Ying, poster, International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM), 1-6 July, 2012, Singapore

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