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 AppointeeUniversity of Science and Technology of China

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


  • A magnetically enhanced RF discharge source for metastable krypton production

    J.-W. Yan, H. Li, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, F. Ritterbusch, G.-M. Yang
    Review of Scientific Instruments 94, 033202 (2023)
  • Atom-trap trace analysis of 41Ca/Ca down to the 10-17 level

    T.Y. Xia, W.W. Sun, S. Ebser, W. Jiang, G.M. Yang, H.M. Zhu, Y.-C. Fu, F. Huang, G.D. Ming, T. Xia, Z.T. Lu
    Nature Physics 19, 904–908 (2023)
  • Residence times of groundwater along a flow path in the Great Artesian Basin determined by 81Kr, 36Cl and 4He: Implications for palaeo hydrogeology

    R. Purtschert, A.J. Love, W. Jiang, Z.T. Lu, G.M. Yang, S. Fulton, D. Wohling, P. Shand, W. Aeschbach, L. Broder, P. Muller, Y. Tosaki
    Sci Total Environ 859, 159886 (2023)
  • A Kr*–Rb cold collision apparatus based on atom trap

    S.-Y. Liu, Y.-C. Wang, R.-F. Wu, G.-M. Yang, W. Jiang,
    Review of Scientific Instruments 94, (2023)
  • Changes in groundwater dynamics and geochemical evolution induced by drainage reorganization: Evidence from 81Kr and 36Cl dating of geothermal water in the Weihe Basin of China

    J. Li, Z. Pang, Y. Liu, S. Hu, W. Jiang, L. Tian, G. Yang, Y. Jiang, X. Jiao, J. Tian
    Earth and Planetary Science Letters 623, (2023)
  • Online monitoring of atmospheric krypton-85 with hourly time resolution

    Y.-Q. Chu, W.-H. Wang, X.-Z. Dong, C. Gao, J.-Q. Gu, S.-M. Hu, W. Jiang, S.-Y. Liu, Z.-T. Lu, F. Ritterbusch, G.-M. Yang, L. Zhao
    Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 38, 1238-1243 (2023)
  • The Antarctic Ice Core Chronology 2023 (AICC2023) chronological framework and associated timescale for the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) Dome C ice core

    M. Bouchet, A. Landais, A. Grisart, F. Parrenin, F. Prié, R. Jacob, E. Fourré, E. Capron, D. Raynaud, V.Y. Lipenkov, M.-F. Loutre, T. Extier, A. Svensson, E. Legrain, P. Martinerie, M. Leuenberger, W. Jiang, F. Ritterbusch, Z.-T. Lu, G.-M. Yang
    Climate of the Past 19, 2257-2286 (2023)
  • A Tibetan ice core covering the past 1,300 years radiometrically dated with 39Ar

    F. Ritterbusch, L. Tian, A.M. Tong, J.Q. Gu, W. Jiang, Z.T. Lu, L. Shao, M.X. Tang, G.M. Yang, M.J. Zhang, L. Zhao
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 119, e2200835119 (2022)
  • Large-scale paleo water-table rise in a deep desert aquifer recorded by dissolved noble gases

    R. Ram, D.K. Solomon, R. Yokochi, A. Burg, R. Purtschert, A.M. Seltzer, Y. Yechieli, J.C. Zappala, Z.-T. Lu, W. Jiang, P. Mueller, E.M. Adar
    Journal of Hydrology 612, 128114 (2022)
  • 81Kr reveals one-million-year-old groundwater at the Atlantic coast of Argentina as a record of Mid-Pleistocene climate

    D.E. Martínez, W. Jiang, T. Matsumoto, O.M. Quiroz Londoño, F. Ritterbusch, C. Lexow, G.M. Yang, L. Bertolín, J. Mabry, N. Romeo, M. Zárate, Z.T. Lu
    Journal of Hydrology 610, 127846 (2022)
  • Chronostratigraphy of the Larsen blue-ice area in northern Victoria Land, East Antarctica, and its implications for paleoclimate

    G. Lee, J. Ahn, H. Ju, F. Ritterbusch, I. Oyabu, C. Buizert, S. Kim, J. Moon, S. Ghosh, K. Kawamura, Z.-T. Lu, S. Hong, C.H. Han, S.D. Hur, W. Jiang, G.-M. Yang
    The Cryosphere 16, 2301 (2022)
  • Krypton-81 Dating Constrains Timing of Deep Groundwater Flow Activation

    J.H. Kim, G. Ferguson, M. Person, W. Jiang, Z.T. Lu, F. Ritterbusch, G.M. Yang, R. Tyne, L. Bailey, C. Ballentine, P. Reiners, J. McIntosh
    Geophysical Research Letters 49, 2021GL097618 (2022)
  • Estimation of the Ventilation Transit Time Distribution at the Yap−Mariana Junction Using 39Ar, 85Kr and 14C Tracers

    J.Q. Gu, W. Jiang, A.L. Tong, G.M. Yang, X.Z. Dong, F. Ritterbusch, F. Wang, J. Wang
    Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 127, 2022JC018417 (2022)
  • Generation of metastable krypton using a 124-nm laser

    X.Z. Dong, F. Ritterbusch, D.F. Yuan, J.W. Yan, W.T. Chen, W. Jiang, Z.T. Lu, J.S. Wang, X.A. Wang, G.M. Yang
    Physical Review A 105, L031101 (2022)
  • Optically enhanced discharge excitation and trapping of 39Ar

    Y.Q. Chu, Z.F. Wan, F. Ritterbusch, W.K. Hu, J.Q. Gu, S.M. Hu, Z.H. Jia, W. Jiang, Z.T. Lu, L.T. Sun, A.M. Tong, J.S. Wang, G.M. Yang
    Physical Review A 105, 063018 (2022)
  • Fast atom-trap analysis of 39Ar with isotope pre-enrichment

    A.L. Tong, J.-Q. Gu, Z.-H. Jia, G.-M. Yang, S.-M. Hu, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, F. Ritterbusch, L.-T. Sun
    Review of Scientific Instruments 93, 023203 (2022)
  • Stellar s-process neutron capture cross sections on 78,80,84,86Kr determined via activation, atom trap trace analysis, and decay counting

    M. Tessler, J. Zappala, S. Cristallo, L. Roberti, M. Paul, S. Halfon, T. Heftrich, W. Jiang, D. Kijel, A. Kreisel, M. Limongi, Z.-T. Lu, P. Müller, R. Purtschert, R. Reifarth, A. Shor, D. Veltum, D. Vescovi, M. Weigand and L. Weissman
    Physical Review C 104, 015806 (2021)
  • Inflection Points on Groundwater Age and Geochemical Profiles Along Wellbores Light up Hierarchically Nested Flow Systems

    Jun Zhang, Xu-Sheng Wang, Lihe Yin, Wenke Wang, Andrew Love, Zheng-Tian Lu, Wei Jiang, Guo-Min Yang, Yueqing Xie, Xiaoyong Wang, Fangqiang Sun, Xiaoping Tang, Guangcai Hou, Zhonghe Pang
    Geophy. Res. Lett. 48, e2020GL092337 (2021)
  • Reconstruction of the atmospheric 39Ar/Ar history

    Ji-Qiang Gu, Amin L. Tong, Guo-Min Yang, Shui-Ming Hu, Wei Jiang, Zheng-Tian Lu, Roland Purtschert, Florian Ritterbusch
    Chemical Geology 583, 120480 (2021)
  • An atom trap system for 39Ar dating with improved precision

    Amin L. Tong, Ji-Qiang Gu, Guo-Min Yang, Shui-Ming Hu, Wei Jiang, Zheng-Tian Lu and Florian Ritterbusch
    Review of Scientific Instruments 92, 063204 (2021)
  • Monitoring atmospheric 85Kr by atom counting

    Chao Gao, Si-Yu Liu, Jie D.Feng, Shui-Ming Hu, Wei Jiang, Zheng-Tian Lu, Florian Ritterbusch, Wen-HaoWang, Guo-MinYang, Lei U.Zhao
    Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 233, 106604 (2021)
  • Optical Excitation and Trapping of Kr-81

    J. S. Wang, F. Ritterbusch, X.-Z. Dong, C. Gao, H. Li, W. Jiang, S.-Y. Liu, Z.-T. Lu, W.-H. Wang, G.-M. Yang, Y.-S. Zhang, and Z.-Y. Zhang
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 023201 (2021)
  • An extension of the TALDICE ice core age scale reaching back to MIS 10.1

    Ilaria Crotti, Amaelle Landais, Barbara Stenni, Lucie Bazin, Frédéric Parrenin, Massimo Frezzotti, Florian Ritterbusch, Zheng-Tian Lu, Wei Jiang, Guo-Min Yang, Elise Fourré, Anais Orsi, Roxanne Jacob, Bénédicte Minster, Frédéric Prié, Giuliano Dreossi, Carlo Barbante
    Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 107078 (2021)
  • Underground production of 81Kr detected in subsurface fluids

    R. Purtschert, R.Yokochi, Wei Jiang, Z.-T.Lu, P. Mueller, J.C. Zappala, E.Van Heerden, E. Casone, M. Lau, T.L. Kieft, C.Gerber, M.S. Brennwald, T.C.Onstott
    Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 295, 65 (2021)
  • Controls on the 36Cl/Cl input ratio of paleo-groundwater in arid environments: New evidence from 81Kr/Kr data

    Roi Ram, Roland Purtschert, Eilon M. Adar, Michael Bishof, Wei Jiang, Zheng-Tian Lu, Peter Mueller, Adrien Sy, Christof Vockenhuberg, Yoseph Yechieliab, Reika Yokochi, Jake C. Zappala, AvihuBurg
    Sci. Total Environ. 762, 144106 (2021)
  • Identifying recharge processes into a vast 'fossil' aquifer based on dynamic groundwater 81Kr age evolution

    R. Ram, A. Burg, J.C. Zappala, R. Yokochi, Y. Yechieli, R. Purtschert, W. Jiang, Z.-T. Lu, R. Bernier, E.M. Adar
    Journal of Hydrology 587, 124946 (2020)
  • Enhancement of the 81Kr and 85Kr count rates by optical pumping

    Z.-Y. Zhang, F. Ritterbusch, W.-K. Hu, X.-Z. Dong, C. Y. Gao, W. Jiang, S.-Y. Liu, Z.-T. Lu, J. S. Wang, and G.-M. Yang
    Phys. Rev. A 101, 053429 (2020)
  • 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)
  • An electromagnetic separation system for the enrichment of 39Ar

    Z. H. Jia, Amin. L. Tong, L. T. Sun, Y. G. Liu, J. L. Liu, Q. Wu, X. Fang, W. S. Yang, Y. H. Guo, F. Ritterbusch, Z.-T. Lu, W. Jiang, G. M. Yang, and Q. W. Chen
    Rev. Sci. Instrum. 91, 033309 (2020)
  • 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 International547, 166 (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)