J. ArringtonZheng-Tian Lu : 卢征天

Homepage: https://www.phy.anl.gov/mep/atta/
Email: lu@anl.gov

Research interests

  • Low-energy search for physics beyond the Standard Model;
  • Ultrasensitive trace-isotope analysis;
  • Laser spectroscopy of exotic atoms.

Degrees attained

Ph.D., 1994, University of California at Berkeley;
M.S.,   1991, University of Chicago;
B.S.,    1987, University of Science and Technology of China.

Employment history

2007 – Present,      Senior Physicist,           Argonne National Laboratory;
2004 – Present,      Professor (part-time),   University of Chicago;
2000 – 2007,          Physicist,                      Argonne National Laboratory;
1997 – 2000,          Assistant Physicist,       Argonne National Laboratory;
1994 – 1997,          Research Associate,    JILA, University of Colorado.


Francis M. Pipkin Award, American Physical Society (2009);
Fellow, American Physical Society (2006);
U. S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2000);
U. S. DOE Office of Science Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award (2000).

Recent Professional Activities

Member, American Physical Society, Chinese Physical Society, Geochemical Society, American Geophysical Union
Member, U.S. Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC) -- 2011-present
Organizer, Int. Workshop on Tracer Applications of Noble Gas Radionuclides, Argonne Natl Lab -- 2012
Co-convenor (on EDM), Fundamental Physics at the Intensity Frontier Workshop -- 2011
Member, NSAC Sub-Committee on Neutron Physics -- 2011
Member, AMO Review Panel, National Science Foundation -- 2011
Member, Program Committee of APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics -- 2009-2011
Co-organizer, Int. Workshop on Particle’s EDM and Implications, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ -- 2010
Co-organizer / Scientific Secretary, The 6th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide -- 2009
Member-at-Large, Topical Group on Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants, APS -- 2008-2011
Member and Councilor-at-large, Overseas Chinese Physics Association -- 2007-2009

Selected Publications

  • An atom counter for measuring Kr-81 and Kr-85 in environmental samples. W. Jiang et al., Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 91, 1-6 (2012)
  • Optical excitation and decay dynamics of ytterbium atoms embedded in a solid neon matrix. C.-Y. Xu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 093001 (2011)
  • Ar-39 detection at 10^-16 isotopic abundance level with atom trap trace analysis. W. Jiang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 103001 (2011)
  • Hyperfine Supression of 2 3S1-3 3P1 Transitions in He-3. I. A. Sulai et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 173001 (2008)
  • Nuclear charge radius of He-8. P. Mueller et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 252501 (2007)
  • Laser trapping of Ra-225 and Ra-226 with repumping by room-temperature blackbody radiation. J.R. Guest et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 093001 (2007)
  • Laser spectroscopic determination of the He-6 nuclear charge radius. L.-B. Wang et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 142501 (2004)
  • One million year old groundwater in the Sahara revealed by Kr-81 and Cl-36. N.C. Sturchio et al. Geophys. Res. Lett. 31, L05503 (2004)
  • Search for anomalously heavy isotopes of helium in the Earth’s atmosphere. P. Mueller et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 022501 (2004)
  • Ultrasensitive isotope trace analyses with a magneto-optical trap. C.Y. Chen et al. Science 286, 1139 (1999)
  • Laser trapping of short-lived radioactive isotopes. Z.-T. Lu et al. Phys. Rev. Lett., 72, 3792 (1994)