Chinese scientist Xue Qikun (left) talks with Wang Chunfa, director of the National Museum of China at the donation ceremony. [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

Chinese scientist Xue Qikun led a team to discover the quantum anomalous Hall effect in 2013. The globally acknowledged finding means the creation of electronics which produces less energy cost and heat emission.

Xue, also vice-president of Tsinghua University, won the first prize of National Science and Technology Awards earlier this year for his discovery.

Xue donated eight scientific instruments that were used in his team's research and that played a key role to the significant finding to the National Museum of China in Beijing on Monday.

The donation is to diversify the museum's assembly of objects as the witness to China's scientific and technological accomplishments.