The Core facility users should acknowledge MCC in their publications. Please specify the instrument models as follows:

XPS: PHI VersaProbe II, and more detailed description in experimental section if required:
The XPS spectra was collected using monochromatic 1486.7 eV Al Kα X-ray source on PHI VersaProbe II X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer with a 0.47 eV system resolution. The energy scale has been calibrated using Cu 2p3/2 (932.67 eV) and Au 4f7/2 (84.00 eV) peaks on a clean copper plate and a clean gold foil.”

XRD: Rigaku SmartLab XRD:

“The XRD machine includes a Cu Kα source with a beam energy of 8.04 keV, corresponding to an X-ray wavelength of 1.5406 Å.”

SEM: Hitachi SU8230 CFE SEM

PPMS: PPMS® DynaCool™; 

XRF: Rigaku ZSX Primus II XRF


2017 Publications (11)

  1. Shashi Bhushan Sinha, Dimitar Y. Shopov, Liam S. Sharninghausen, Christopher J. Stein, Brandon Q. Mercado, David Balcells, Thomas Bondo Pedersen, Markus Reiher, Gary W. Brudvig, and Robert H. Crabtree, “Redox Activity of Oxo-Bridged Iridium Dimers in an N,O-Donor Environment: Characterization of Remarkably Stable Ir(IV,V) Complexes”, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2017, accepted

  2. Zishan Wu, Xiaolin Li, Wen Liu, Yiren Zhong, Quan Gan, Xueming Li, Hailiang Wang, “Materials Chemistry of Iron Phosphosulfide Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Solid State Chemistry, Surface Structure and Electrocatalysis for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”, ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7, 4026-4032. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b00466
  3. Wen Liu, Yingying Mi, Zhe Weng, Yiren Zhong, Zishan Wu, Hailiang Wang, “Functional Metal-Organic Framework Boosting Lithium Metal Anode Performance via Chemical Interactions”, Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 4285-4291. DOI: 10.1039/c7sc00668c
  4. Yingying Mi, Wen Liu, Xiaolin Li, Julia Zhuang, Henghui Zhou, Hailiang Wang, “High Performance Li-S Battery Cathode with Catalyst-Like Carbon Nanotube-MoP Promoting Polysulfide Redox”, Nano Research, 2017, 1-8, DOI: 10.1007/s12274-017-1581-8
  5. Yingying Mi, Wen Liu, Qian Wang, Jianbing Jiang, Gary W. Brudvig, Henghui Zhou, Hailiang Wang, “Pomegranate-Structured Sulfur Cathode Material with Triple Confinement of Lithium Polysulfides for High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries”, J. Mater. Chem. A., 2017, 5, 11788-11793. DOI: 10.1039/c7ta00035a.
  6. Wen Liu, Jianbing Jiang, Ke R. Yang, Yingying Mi, Yiren Zhong, Qi Fan, Zhe Weng, Zishan Wu, Henghui Zhou, Victor S. Batista, Gary W. Brudvig, Hailiang Wang, “An Ultrathin Dendrimer-Graphene Oxide Composite Film for Stable Cycling Lithium-Sulfur Battery”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2017, 114, 3578-3583. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1620809114
  7. H. Di, T. Goh, J. Kong, Y. Zheng, S. Zhao, Z. Xu and A. Taylor, “Perovskite Solar Cells with DMSO-treated PEDOT:PSS HoleTransport Layer Exhibit Higher Photovoltaic Performance and Enhanced Durability”, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 4236–424. DOI: 10.1039/C6NR08375G
  8. Xiaolin Li, Wen Liu, Minye ZHasng, Yiren Zhong, Zhe Weng, Yingying Mi, Yu Zhou, Min Li, Judy Cha, Zhiyong Tang, Hong Jiang, Xueming Li, and Hailiang Wang, “Strong Metal−Phosphide Interactions in Core−Shell Geometry for Enhanced Electrocatalysis”, Nano Lett., 2017, 17, 2057−2063. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00126

  9. Bezawit A. Getachew, Sang-Ryoung Kim, and Jae-Hong Kim, “Self-Healing Hydrogel Pore-Filled Water Treatment Membranes.” Environ. Sci. Technol.2017, 51, 905-913. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b04574

  10. Y. Zhou, H. Jang, J. M. Woods, Y. Xie, P. Kumaravadivel, G. A. Pan, J. Liu, Y. Liu, D. G. Cahill, J. J. Cha, “Direct synthesis of large-scale WTe2 thin films with low thermal conductivity”, Adv. Funct. Mater.2017, 1605928. DOI:10.1002/adfm.201605928

  11. Liam S. Sharninghausen, Shashi Bhushan Sinha, Dimitar Y. Shopov, Bonnie Choi, Brandon Q. Mercado, Xavier Roy, David Balcells, Gary W. Brudvig,and Robert H. Crabtree, “High Oxidation State Iridium Mono-μ-oxo Dimers Related to Water Oxidation Catalysis” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 138, 15917-15926. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b07716

2016 Publications (3)

  1. Zhe Weng, Jianbing Jiang, Yueshen Wu, Zishan Wu, Xiaoting Guo, Kelly L. Materna, Wen Liu, Victor S. Batista, Gary W. Brudvig and Hailiang Wang, “Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to Hydrocarbons on a Heterogeneous Molecular Cu Catalyst in Aqueous Solution”, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016, 138, 8076–8079. DOI: 10.1021 / jacs.6b04746

  2. Yingying Mi, Wen Liu, Ke R. Yangƚ, Jianbing Jiang, Qi Fan, Zhe Weng, Yiren Zhong, Zishan Wu, Gary W. Brudvig, Victor S. Batista, Henghui Zhou, Hailiang Wang, ”Ferrocene-Promoted Long-Cycle Lithium-Sulfur Batteries” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed.2016, 55, 14818-14822. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201609147

  3. Justin Tang, Wen Liu, Hailiang Wang, Alessandro Gomez, “High Performance Metal Oxide–Graphene Hybrid Nanomaterials Synthesized via Opposite-Polarity Electrosprays” Adv. Mater2016, ​28, 10298-10303. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603339.