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 instrument 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:

“The Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WDXRF) spectrometer adopts Rh Kα source with a beam energy of 20.2161 keV, corresponding to an X-ray wavelength of 0.6147 Å.”


2017 Publications (22)

  1. Pengzi Liua, Yujun Xiea, Eric Millerc, Yuta Ebinec, Piranavan Kumaravadivela, Sungwoo Sohna, Judy J. Cha, “Dislocation-driven SnTe surface defects during chemical vapor deposition growth”, J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 2017, In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2017.12.016
  2. Megan P. O’Connor, Riley M. Coulthard and Desiree L. Plata, “Electrochemical deposition for the separation and recovery of metals using carbon nanotubeenabled filters”, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2017DOI: 10.1039/c7ew00187h
  3. Yueshen Wu, Zhe Weng, Jianbing Jiang, Maoyu Wang, Yiren Zhong, Gary W. Brudvig, Zhenxing Feng, Hailiang Wang, “Electroreduction of CO2 Catalyzed by a Heterogenized Zn-Porphyrin Complex with a Redox-Innocent Metal Center”, ACS Central Science 2017, 3, 847-852, DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00160
  4. Yiren Zhong, Ke R. Yang, Wen Liu, Peng He, Victor S. Batista*, Hailiang Wang, “Mechanistic Insights into Surface Chemical Interactions between Lithium Polysulfides and Transition Metal Oxides”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 14222-14227. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b04170
  5. Shengjuan HuoZhe WengZishan Wu, Yiren ZhongYueshen Wu, Jianhui Fang, and Hailiang Wang, “Coupled Metal/Oxide Catalysts with Tunable Product Selectivity for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, 28519−28526DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07707
  6. Zhe Weng, Xing Zhang, Yueshen Wu, Shengjuan Huo, Jianbing Jiang, Wen Liu, Guanjie He, Yongye Liang, and Hailiang Wang, “Self-Cleaning Catalyst Electrodes for Stabilized CO2 Reduction to Hydrocarbons”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2017, 56, 1-6, DOI10.1002/anie.201707478
  7. Jianbing Jiang, Kelly L. Materna, Svante Hedström, Ke R. Yang, Robert H. Crabtree, Victor S. Batista and Gary W. Brudvig, “Antimony Complexes for Electrocatalysis: Activity of a Main-Group Element in Proton Reduction”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 9111-9115, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201704700
  8. Zachary S. Fishman, Yulian He, Ke R. Yang, Amanda W. Lounsbury, Junqing Zhu, Thanh Minh Tran, Julie B. Zimmerman, Victor S. Batista and Lisa D. Pfefferle, “Hard templating ultrathin polycrystalline hematite nanosheets: effect of nano-dimension on CO2 to CO conversion via the reverse water-gas shift reaction”, Nanoscale2017, 9 (35), 12984-12995. DOI: 10.1039/c7nr03522e
  9. Liam S. Sharninghausen, Shashi Bhushan Sinha, Dimitar Y. Shopov, Brandon Q. Mercado, David Balcells, Gary W. Brudvig, Robert H. Crabtree, “Synthesis and Characterization of Iridium(V) Coordination Complexes With an N,O-Donor Organic Ligand”, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2017, accepted. DOI10.1002/anie.201707593
  10. John M. Woods, Jie Shen, Piranavan Kumaravadivel, Yuan Pang, Yujun Xie, Grace A. Pan, Min Li, Eric I. Altman, Li Lu, and Judy J. Cha, “Suppression of magnetoresistance in thin WTe2 flakes by surface oxidation”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9, 23175-23180, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b04934

  11. Piranavan Kumaravadivel, Grace A. Pan, Yu Zhou, Yujun Xie, Pengzi Liu, and Judy J. Cha, “Synthesis and superconductivity of In-doped SnTe nanostructures”, APL MATER., 2017, 5, 076110. DOI: 10.1063/1.4994293

  12. 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,  139, 9672–9683, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b04874

  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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.