Peng Tan Lab: Soft Condensed Matter

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Peng Tan Lab is located in Science Building, Fudan University. Main research field is soft condensed physics, including self-assembly and phase transition in complex fluids, fluid-fluid interaction and fluid-solid interaction, and rheology in soft matter.

Welcome to Peng Tan Lab!

We are an experimental research group interested in soft condensed matter physics.

Peng Tan:

2004-2010 Fudan University, Department of Physics, Ph.D. Study.
2000-2004 Shandong University, Department of Physics, Undergraduate Study.
2010-2015/01 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Physics, Postdoc Research.
2015- Fudan University, Department of Physics, Associate Professor.
Honors and Awards:
2015 National Young Thousand Talent Program(青年千人计划)
2015 Shanghai Rising-Star Program(上海市青年科技启明星计划(A类))
2014 (教育部)高校科学研究优秀成果奖自然科学奖二等奖

Our researches currently focus on:
  • Phase transition:
    1. the pathway difference between heterogeneous nucleation and homogeneous nucleation;
    2. structure information about the geometrically frustrated clusters with a new analysis method;
    3. the grain boundary evolution in the system, the prospective of orientation angle of the grain boundary;
    4. the generation of point defects and their interaction with dislocation and grain boundary;
    5. the kinetic process of cluster growth confined in a curved system;
  • Amorphous Solid:
    1. the normal modes and the origin of low-frequency quasilocalization;
    2. the influence of particle mobility on system’s collective motion;
    3. structures and plastic rearrangements in ordered complex solids with anisotropic potentials;
    4. Mode properties in different lattices;
  • Complex Fliuds:
    1. the coalescence of two droplets when contacting;
    2. the splashing phenomenon when a droplet strikes onto substrate;
    3. shear-thickening and shear-controlled crystallization;

single-particle level kinetic behavior in the colloidal system

dynamic behavior in disordered colloidal systems

structures and plastic rearrangements in complex ordered solids

the splashing phenomenon when a droplet strikes onto substrate

particle movements under oscillatory shear