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  USTB was originally founded to pursue studies in the fields of mining, metallurgy, and materials science. Since it’s establishment the university has grown into a multidisciplinary instruction that serves students and scholars of all disciplines, however it has remained dedicated to ensuring academic excellence in engineering and the sciences.In recent years,  USTB has published 4 papers in the internationally acclaimed journals Nature and Science, including the two papers highlighted here.

Professor Xianran Xing and Professor Jun Chen’s group published their research results in the top international academic journal Science.

Professor Xianran Xing and Professor Jun Chen’s group proposed a new concept of "interphase strain" to fabricated thin films with giant ferroelectric polarization, which makes an important progress in the field of ferroelectricity and negative thermal expansion. On August 3, 2018, the results were published in the top international academic journal Science. Dr. Linxing Zhang is the first author of this paper. Professor Xianran Xing and Professor Jun Chen are the corresponding authors. This work was a joint study with international cooperation from the University of Texas at Dallas, Tel Aviv University in Israel, St Andrews University in the United Kingdom, Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Professor Lv Zhaoping's team research results were published in the top international academic journal Nature.

Professor Lv Zhaoping's team deepened research, broke the convention and found that the addition of interstitial atoms can not only improve the strength of metal materials, but also greatly improve their plasticity, and proposed a new idea for the design of metals with high strength and high plasticity . On November 14, 2018, the research was published in Nature, a leading international academic journal. This is the second time that Professor Lv Zhaoping's team has published their works in this journal since 2017. Professor Lv Zhaoping is the first author of the project. His doctoral students including Lei Zhifeng, Liu Xiongjun and Wu Yuan also contributed equally to the paper. The research was supported by the Max Planck Iron Institute in Germany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing University, Zhejiang University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the United States and Tennessee University in the United States.

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