- Room 1007, Physics building
Prof. Hong Sun received B.S. in Physics at the Shanghai University of Industry in 1982, M.S. in Physics at the Shanghai Tong Ji University in 1984, and Ph.D. in physics at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1987. He joined the department of physics at the Shanghai Tong Ji University as a faculty member since then, and promoted to full professor in 1990. He collaborated with Prof. Kin-Wah Yu in the Physics Department at Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1993 to 1999; visited research group led by Prof. M. L. Cohen and S. G. Louie in the Physics Department at University of Californian at Berkeley from 2000 to 2002 for two years; and collaborated with Prof. Changfeng Chen in the Physics Department at University of Nevada (Las Vegas) since 2004.
First principles calculation studies of material physics, with focuses on the studies and designs of super-hard materials under high pressures and high temperatures.
- Hong Sun, S.H. Jhi, D. Roundy, S.G. Louie and M.L. Cohen, “Structural forms of cubic BC2N”, Phys. Rev. B, 64 (2001) 094108.
- H.J. Choi, D. Roundy, Hong Sun, M.L. Cohen and S.L. Louie, “The original of the anomalous superconducting properties of MgB2”, Nature, 418 (2002) 758.
- H.J. Choi, D. Roundy, Hong Sun, M.L. Cohen and S.L. Louie, “First-principles calculation of the superconducting transition in MgB2 within the anisotropic Eliashberg formalism”, Phys. Rev. B (rapid communication), 66 (2002) 020513.
- Y. Zhang, Hong Sun* and C.F. Chen*, “Superhard cubic BC2N compared to diamond”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 93 (2004) 195504.
- Y. Zhang, Hong Sun* and C.F. Chen*, “Atomistic deformation modes in strong covalent solids”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 94 (2005) 145505.
- Z.C. Pan, Hong Sun* and C.F. Chen*, “Colossal shear-strength enhancement of low-density cubic BC2N by nanoindentation”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 98 (2007) 135505.
- C.F. Chen and Hong Sun, “Comment on “Superhard pseudocubic BC2N superlattices””, Phys. Rev. Lett., 99 (2007) 159601.
- J. Yang, Hong Sun, and C.F. Chen, “Is osmium diboride an ultra-hard material?”, JACS, 130 (2008) 7200.
- Z.C. Pan, Hong Sun* and C.F. Chen*, “Harder than diamond: superior indentation strength of wurtzite BN and lonsdaleite”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 102 (2009) 055503.
- W. Zhou, Hong Sun* and C.F. Chen*, “Soft bond-deformation paths in superhard gamma-boron”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 105 (2010) 215503.
- W. Zhou, Y. Zhang, Hong Sun, and C.F. Chen, “Ideal strength and structural instability of aluminum at finite temperatures”, Phys. Rev. B, 86 (2012) 054118.
- C.P. Zang, Hong Sun, and C.F. Chen, “Unexpectedly low indentation strength of WB3 and MoB3 from first principles”, Phys. Rev. B, 86 (2012) 180101(Rapid Communications).