Advanced Nanomaterials for Clean Energy GroupWestern Engineering


pdf106. S. Sun, G. Zhang, D. Geng, Y. Chen, R. Li, M. Cai, X. Sun, A New Highly Durable Pt Nanocatalyst for PEM Fuel Cells: the Multiarmed Star-like Nanowire Single Crystal. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50 (2011) 422-426. (VIP Paper & Cover Page, Highlighted by "Nature Nanotechnology" 

pdf105. X. Meng, D. Geng, J. Liu, R. Li, X. Sun, Controllable Synthesis of Graphene-based Titanium Dioxide Nanocomposites by Atomic Layer Deposition. Nanotechnology 22 (2011) 165602. (Cover Page, Highlighted by "Nanotechweb"

pdf104. L. Li, Y. Zhang, X. Fang, T. Zhai, M. Liao, X. Sun, Y. Koide, Y. Bando, D. Golberg, WO3 Nanowires on Carbon Papers: Electronic Transport, Improved Ultravioletlight Photodetectors and Excellent Field EmittersJ. Mater. Chem. 21 (2011) 6525-6530. (Cover Page

pdf103. D. Geng, Y. Chen, Y. Chen, Y. Li, R. Li, X. Sun, S. Ye, S. Knights, High Oxygen-Reduction Activity and Durability of Nitrogen-doped Graphene. Energy Environ. Sci. 4 (2011) 760-764.  (Highlighted by "Materials Today", ten most downloaded articles in Feb. 2011)

pdf102. Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Li, J. Liu, D. Geng, J. Yang, R. Li, X. Sun, Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes as Cathode for Lithium-Air Batteries. Electrochem. Commun. 13 (2011) 668-672. (Highlighted by "Lightbright", "EV-Olution" and "Green Car Congress", ten most downloaded articles from Oct. to Dec. in 2011

pdf101. Y. Li, J. Wang, X. Li, D. Geng, R. Li, X. Sun, Superior Energy Capacity of Graphene Nanosheets for Nonaqueous Lithium-Oxygen Battery. Chem. Commun. 47 (2011) 9438-9440. (Highlighted by "Green Car Congress" and "Materials Today"

pdf100. X. Li, D. Geng, Y. Zhang, X. Meng, R. Li, X. Sun, Superior Cycle Stability of Nitrogen-doped Graphene Nanosheets as Anode for Lithium Ion Batteries. Electrochem. Commun. 13 (2011) 822-825. (Ten most downloaded articles from Oct. to Dec. in 2011)

pdf99. N. Cheng, H. Li, G. Li, H. Lv, S. Mu, X. Sun, M. Pan, Highly Active Pt@Au Nanoparticles Encapsulated in Perfluorosulfonic Acid for the Reduction of Oxygen. Chem. Commun. 47 (2012) 12792-12794.

pdf98. M. Ionescu, Y. Zhang, R. Li, X. Sun, Selective Growth, Characterization, and Field Emission Performance of Single-walled and Few-walled Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition. Appl. Surf. Sci. 258 (2011) 1366-1372.

pdf97. F. Wang, R. Li, X. Sun, Z. Ding, Confocal Raman Spectromicroscopy for Tin-core/Carbon-shell Nanowire Heterostructure. Appl. Surf. Sci. 258 (2011) 394–398.

pdf96. J. Wang, Y. Chen, Y. Zhang, M. Ionescu, R. Li, X. Sun, S. Ye, S. Knights, 3D Boron doped Carbon Nanorods/Carbon-Microfiber Hybrid Composites: Synthesis and Applications as Highly Stable Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. J. Mater. Chem. 21 (2011) 18195-18198.

pdf95. H. Ismaili, D. Geng, X. Sun, T. Kantzas, M. Workentin, Light-Activated Covalent Formation of Gold Nanoparticle Graphene and Gold Nanoparticle Glass Composites. Langmuir 27 (2011) 13261-13268.

pdf94. M. Liu, Y. Chen, Q. Guo, R. Li, X. Sun, J. Yang, An Economic Method for Large-Scale Patterning and Electric Measurement of Nanowires. J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron. 6 (2011) 1-8.

pdf93. X. Meng, Y. Zhong, Y. Sun, M. N. Banis, R. Li, X. Sun, Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes Coated by Atomic Layer Deposited SnO2 with Controlled Morphology and Phase. Carbon 49 (2011) 1133-1144.

pdf92. C. Ru, Y. Zhang, Y. Sun, Y. Zhong, X. Sun, D. Hoyle, I. Cotton, Automated Four-Point Probe Measurement of Nanowires Inside a Scanning Electron Microscope. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 10 (2011) 674-681.

pdf91. X. Meng, Y. Zhang, S. Sun, R. Li, X. Sun, Three Growth Modes and Mechanisms for Highly Structure-tunable SnO2 Nanotube Arrays of Template-directed Atomic Layer Deposition. J. Mater. Chem. 21 (2011) 12321-12330.

pdf90. J. Liu, H. Liu, Y. Zhang, R. Li, G. Liang, M. Gauthier, X. Sun, Synthesis and Characterization of Phosphorus-nitrogen doped Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes. Carbon 49 (2011) 5014-5021.

pdf89. M. Zhao, D. Li, L. Yuan, Y. Yue, H. Liu, X. Sun, Differences in Cytocompatibility and Hemocompatibility between Carbon Nanotubes and Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes. Carbon 49 (2011) 3125-3133.

pdf88. Y. Chen, Y. Zhang, D. Geng, R. Li, H. Hong, J. Chen, and X. Sun, One-pot Synthesis of MnO2/Graphene/Carbon nanotube Hybrid by Chemical Method. Carbon 49 (2011) 4434-4442.

pdf87. Y. Chen, Y. Zhang, j. Chen, X. Sun, Understanding the Influence of Crystallographic Structure on Controlling the shape of Noble Metal Nanostructures. Cryst. Growth Des. 11 (2011) 5457-5460.

pdf86. Y. Chen, J. Wang, X. Meng, Y. Zhong, R. Li, X. Sun, S. Ye, S. Knights, Atomic Deposition Assisted Pt-SnO2 Hybrid Catalysts on Nitrogen-doped CNTs with Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activities for Low Temperature Fuel Cells. Int. J Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 11085-11092.

pdf85. M. Banis, Y. Zhang, R. Li, X. Sun, X. Jiang, D. Nikanpour, Vanadium Oxide Assisted Synthesis of Networked Silicon Oxide Nanowires and Their Growth Dependence. J. Particuology 9 (2011) 458-464.

pdf84. M. Ionescu, Y. Zhang, R. Li, X. Sun, H. Abou-Rachid, L.-S. Lussier, Hydrogen-free Spray Pyrolysis Chemical Vapor Deposition Method for the Carbon Nanotube Growth: Parametric Studies. Appl. Surf. Sci. 257 (2011) 6843–6849.

pdf83. D. Fu, P. Keech, X. Sun, J. Wren, Iron Oxyhydroxide Nanoparticles Formed by Forced Hydrolysis: Dependence of Phase Composition on Solution Concentration. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13 (2011) 18523-18529.

pdf82. H, Liu, Y. Zhang, R. Li, M. Cai, X. Sun, A Facile Route to Synthesize Titanium Oxide Nanowires via Water-assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition. J. Nanopart. Res. 13 (2011) 385-391.

pdf81. G. Zhang, S. Sun, M. Banis, R. Li, M. Cai, X. Sun. Morphology-controlled Green Synthesis of Single Crystalline Silver Dendrites, Dendritic Flowers and Rods, and their Growth Mechanism. Cryst. Growth Des. 11 (2011) 2493-2499.

pdf80. D. Geng, S. Yang, Y. Zhang, J. Yang, J. Liu, R. Li, T.-K. Sham, X. Sun, S. Ye, S. Knights, Nitrogen Doping Effects on the Structure of Graphene. Appl. Surf. Sci.  257 (2011) 9193-9198.

pdf79. Y. Chen, J. Wang, H. Liu, M. Banis, R. Li, X. Sun, T. Sham, S. Ye, S. Knights, Nitrogen Doping Effects on Carbon Nanotubes and the Origin of the Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity of Supported Pt for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (2011) 3769-3776.

pdf78. M. Mahdavi, L. Jiang, X. Sun, Nonlinear Vibration of A Double-walled Carbon Nanotube Embedded in A Polymer Matrix. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 43 (2011) 1813-1819.

pdf77. X. Meng, M. Ionescu, M. Banis, Y. Zhong, H. Liu, Y. Zhang, S. Sun, R. Li, X. Sun, Heterostructural Coaxial Nanotubes of CNT@Fe2O3 via Atomic Layer Deposition: Effects of Surface Functionalization and Nitrogen-doping. J. Nanopart. Res. 13 (2011) 1207-1218.

pdf76. D. Li, M. Tan, G. Liu, H. Liu, X. Sun, Preparation and Characterization of ZrB2/AlN Multilayers by N+Beam Assisted Deposition. Surf. Coat. Tech. 205 (2011) 3791-3797.

pdf75. H. Liu, Y. Zhang, R. Li, X. Sun, A.-R. Hakima, Effects of Bimetallic Catalysts on Synthesis of Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes as Nanoscale Energetic Materials. J. Particuology 9 (2011) 465-470.

pdf74. X. Sun, "Preface as a Guest editor about "Nanothechology" for Journal of Particuology." J. Particuology(2011)

pdf73. J. Liu, Y. Zhang, M. Ionescu, R. Li, X. Sun, Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes with Tunable Structure and High Yield Produced by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis. Appl. Surf. Sci. 257 (2011) 7837-7844.

pdf72. M. Banis, Y. Zhang, R. Li, X. Sun, X. Jiang, D. Nikanpour, Controlled Synthesis and Characterization of Single Crystaline MnO Nanowires and Mn-Si Oxide and their Heterostructures by Vapor Phase Deposition.Chem. Phys. Lett. 501 (2011) 470–474.

pdf71. Y. Zhang, D. Geng, H. Liu, M. Banis, M. Ionescu; R. Li, M. Cai, X. Sun, Designed Growth and Characterization of Radially Aligned Ti5Si3 Nanowire Architectures. J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (2011) 15885-15889.

pdf70. H. Li, H. Liu, Z. Jong, W. Qu, D. Geng, X. Sun, H. Wang, Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes with High Activity for Oxygen Reduction in Alkaline Media. Int. J Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 2258-2265.

pdf69. M. Liu, Y. Chen, Q. Guo, R. Li, X. Sun, J. Yang, Controllable Positioning and Alignment of Single Nanowires by Hydrodynamic Focusing. Nanotechnology 22 (2011) 125302. (Highlighted by "Nanotechweb"

pdf68. D. Geng, H. Liu, Y. Chen, R. Li, X. Sun, S. Ye, S. Knights, Non-Noble Metal Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts Based on Carbon Nanotubes with Controlled Nitrogen Contents. J. Power Sources 196 (2011) 1795-1801.