Wei Jiang


University of Science and Technology of China
Department of Engineering and Applied Physics
Huangshan Rd. 443
Hefei, Anhui 230027, China
Phone: +86-551-63607562
Email: wjiang1@ustc.edu.cn

Zheng-Tian Lu

Research Interests

  • Ultrasensitive trace-isotope analysis with Atom Trap Trace Analysis (ATTA)
  • Precision laser spectroscopy of atoms and molecules

Degrees attained

Ph.D.2006University of Science and Technology of China
B.S.2001University of Science and Technology of China

Employment history

2018 – Present ProfessorDepartment of Engineering and Applied PhysicsUniversity of Science and Technology
2015 – 2018 ProfessorSchool of Nuclear Science and TechnologyUniversity of Science and Technology
2012 – 2015 Assistant ScientistPhysics DivisionArgonne National Laboratory
2009 – 2012 Postdoctoral AppointeePhysics DivisionArgonne National Laboratory
2007 – 2009 Postdoctoral AppointeeHefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale

Invited Talks

Radiokrypton dating with Atom Trap Trace Analysis
The 8th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide (OCPA8), Singapore, June 23-27, 2014

Ar-39 Detection at the 10-16 Isotopic Abundance Level with atom trap trace analysis
LAP2012 : 6th International Conference on Laser Probing, Paris, France, Jun. 4-8, 2012


  • Atmospheric 81Kr as an Integrator of Cosmic‐Ray Flux on the Hundred‐Thousand‐Year Time Scale

    J. C. Zappala, D. Baggenstos, C. Gerber, W. Jiang, B. M. Kennedy, Z.‐T. Lu, J. Masarik, P. Mueller, R. Purtschert, A. Visser
    Geophy. Res. Lett. 47, e2019GL086381 (2020)
  • Krypton-81 dating of the deep Continental Intercalaire aquifer with implications for chlorine-36 dating

    T. Matsumoto, K. Zouari, R.Trabelsi, D. Hillegonds, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, P. Mueller, J.C. Zappala, L.J. Araguás Araguás, N. Romeo, A. Agoun
    Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 535, 116120 (2020)
  • Dual Separation of Krypton and Argon from Environmental Samples for Radioisotope Dating

    X.-Z. Dong, F. Ritterbusch, Y.-Q. Chu, J.-Q. Gu, S.-M. Hu, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, G.-M. Yang, L. Zhao
    Anal. Chem. 91, 21, 13576-13581 (2019)
  • Radiokrypton unveils dual moisture sources of a deep desert aquifer

    R. Yokochi, R. Ram, J. C. Zappala, W. Jiang, E. Adar, R. Bernier, A. Burg, U. Dayan, Z.-T. Lu, P. Mueller, R. Purtschert, and Y. Yechieli
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 116, 16222 (2019)
  • 81Kr dating of the Guliya ice cap, Tibetan Plateau

    L. Tian, F. Ritterbusch, J.-Q. Gu, S.-M. Hu, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, D. Wang, G. -M. Yang
    Geophysical Research Letters 46, 6636 (2019)
  • Latest development of radiokrypton dating – A tool to find and study paleogroundwater

    W. Jiang, S. -M. Hu, Z. -T. Lu, F. Ritterbusch, and G. -M. Yang
    Quaternary International, in press (2019)
  • Recent seawater intrusion into deep aquifer determined by the radioactive noble-gas isotopes 81Kr and 39Ar

    Y. Yechieli, R. Yokochi, M. Zilberbrand, Z.-T. Lu, R. Purtschert, J. Sueltenfuss, W. Jiang, J.C. Zappala, P. Mueller, R. Bernier and N. Avrahamov
    Earth and Planetary Science Letters 507, 21 (2019)
  • Using 81Kr and noble gases to characterize and date groundwater and brines in the Baltic Artesian Basin on the one-million-year timescale

    C. Gerber, R. Vaikmäe, W. Aeschbach, A. Babre, W. Jiang, M. Leuenberger, Z.-T. Lu, R. Mokrik, P. Müller, V. Raidla, T. Saks, N. H. Waber, Th. Weissbach, J. C. Zappala, R. Purtschert
    Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 205, 187-210 (2017)
  • Continental degassing of 4He by surficial discharge of deep groundwater

    P.K. Aggarwal, T. Matsumoto, N.C. Sturchio, H.K. Chang, D. Gastmans, L.J. Araguas-Araguas, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, P. Mueller, R. Yokochi, R. Purtschert and T. Torgersen
    Nature Geoscience 8, 35 (2015)
  • Radiometric 81Kr dating identifies 120,000-year-old ice at Taylor Glacier, Antarctica

    C. Buizert, D. Baggenstos, W. Jiang, R. Purtschert, V.V. Petrenko, Z.-T. Lu, P. Müller, T. Kuhl, J. Lee, J.P. Severinghaus, and E.J. Brook
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 6876 (2014)
  • Krypton-81 in groundwater of the Culebra Dolomite near the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, New Mexico

    N.C. Sturchio, K.L. Kuhlman, R. Yokochi, P.C. Probst, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, P. Mueller, G.-M. Yang
    Contaminant Hydrology 160, 12 (2014)
  • Ion current as a precise measure of the loading rate of a magneto-optical trap

    W. Jiang, K. Bailey, Z.-T. Lu, P. Mueller, T. P. O’Connor, and R. Purtschert
    Opt. Lett. 39, 409 (2014)
  • Analysis of 85Kr: a comparison at the 10-14 level using micro-liter samples

    G.-M. Yang, C.-F. Cheng, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, R. Purtschert, Y.-R. Sun, L.-Y. Tu, S.-M. Hu
    Sci. Rep. 3, 1596 (2013)
  • Noble Gas Radionuclides in Yellowstone Geothermal Gas Emissions: A Reconnaissance

    R. Yokochi, N.C. Sturchio, R. Purtschert, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, P. Mueller, G.-M. Yang, B.M. Kennedy, Y. Kharaka
    Chemical Geology 339, 43 (2013)
  • ATTA-3: An atom counter for 81Kr- and 85Kr-Dating of environmental samples

    W. Jiang, K. Bailey, Z.-T. Lu, P. Mueller, T. P. O’Connor, C.-F. Cheng, A. M. Davis, S.-M. Hu, R. Purtschert, N. C. Sturchio, Y. R. Sun, and G.-M. Yang
    Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 91, 1 (2012)
  • 39Ar detection at the 10-16 isotopic abundance level with atom trap trace analysis

    W. Jiang, W. Williams, K. Bailey, A. M. Davis, S. -M. Hu, Z. -T. Lu, T. P. O'Connor, R. Purtschert, N. C. Sturchio, Y. R. Sun, and P. Mueller
    Phy. Rev. Lett. 106, 103001 (2011)