2016-Present

2021

152. Smart T., Baltazar V. U., Chen M., Yao B., Mayford K., Bridges F., Li Y. and Ping Y.* The Doping Bottleneck in Hematite: Multipole Clustering by Small Polarons, Chem. Mater., https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c00304

151. Lin D., Rao D., Chiovoloni S., Wang S., Lu J. Q. and Li Y.* Prototypical Study of Double-layered Cathodes for Aqueous Rechargeable Static Zn-I2 Batteries, Nano Lett., 21, 9, 4129–4135 (2021)

150. Martins Freitas A.,* Tofanello A., Souza, F.* and Li Y.* Insights on thickness-dependent charge transfer efficiency modulated by ultrasonic treatment in hematite photoanodes, J. Phys. Chem. C,  125, 18, 9981–9989 (2021)

149. Yao B., Peng H., Zhang H., Kang J., Zhu C., Delgado G., Byrne D., Faulkner S., Freyman M., Lu X., Worsley M., Lu J. Q.* and Li Y.* Printing Porous Carbon Aerogels for Low Temperature Supercapacitors, Nano Lett., 21, 9, 3731–3737 (2021) [Supplementary Cover] [Highlighted by ACS, UCSC News, Physics World, The Academic Times, and a number of educational and scientific websites]

148. Kou T., Wang S. and Li Y.* Perspective on High-Rate Alkaline Water Splitting, ACS Mater. Lett., 3, 224-234 (2021) [Perspective]

147. Wang S., Kou T.*, Varley J., Akhade S., Weitzner S., Baker S., Duoss E.* and Li Y.* Cu2O/CuS Nanocomposites Show Excellent Selectivity and Stability for Formate Generation via Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide, ACS Mater. Lett., 3, 100-109 (2021)

146. Song X., Li W., Liu X., Wu Y., He D., Ke Z., Cheng L., Jiang C., Wang G.*, Xiao X.* and Li Y.* Oxygen Vacancies Enable the Visible Light Photoactivity of Chromium-implanted TiO2 Nanowires, J. Energy Chem., 55, 154-161 (2021)

2020

145. Kou T. and Li Y.* Strengthening the Carbon-Ionomer Interaction Feeds Catalytic Sites Better, Matter, 3, 1389–140 (2020)

144. Kou T., Wang S., Shi R., Zhang T., Chiovoloni S., Lu J. Q., Chen W., Worsley M., Wood B. C., Baker S., Duoss E., Wu R.*, Zhu C.* and Li Y.* Periodic Porous 3D Electrodes Mitigate Gas Bubble Traffic during Alkaline Water Electrolysis at High Current Densities, Adv. Energy Mater., 10, 2002955 (2020)  [back cover]

143. Wang S., Kou T.*, Baker S., Duoss E.* and Li Y.* Recent Progress in Electrochemcial Reduction of CO2 by Oxide-derived Copper Catalysts, Materials Today Nano, 12, 100096 (2020)

142. Chen M., Smart T., Wang S., Kou T., Lin D., Ping Y.* and Li Y.* The Coupling of Experiments with Density Functional Theory in the Studies of Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, J. Mater. Chem. A, 8, 8783-8812 (2020)

141. Liu T.* and Li Y.* Addressing the Achilles’ Heel of Pseudocapacitive Materials: Long Term Stability, InfoMat, 2, 807-842 (2020)

140. Kou T., Chen M., (equal contribution) Wu F., Smart T., Wang S., Wu Y., Zhang Y., Li S., Lall S., Zhang Z., Liu Y., Guo J., Wang G.*, Ping Y.* and Li Y.* Carbon Doping Switching on the Hydrogen Adsorption Activity of NiO for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Nat. Commun., 11:590 (2020)

139. Yao B., Chandrasekaran S., Zhang H., Ma A., Kang J., Zhang L., Lu X.H., Qian F., Zhu C., Duoss E., Spadaccini C., Worsley M.* and Li Y.* 3D Printed Structure Boosts the Kinetics and Intrinsic Capacitance of Pseudocapacitive Graphene Aerogels, Adv. Mater., 1906652 (2020)  [Highlighted by LLNL News]

138. Yao B., Li M., Zhang J., Zhang L., Song Y., Xiao W., Cruz A., Tong Y. and Li Y.* TiN Paper for Ultrafast-Charging Supercapacitors, Nano-Micro Lett., 12, 3 (2020)

137. Freyman M., Kou T., (equal contribution) Wang S. and Li Y.* 3D Printing of Living Bacteria Electrode, Nano Research, 13(5), 1318-1323 (2020)

2019

136. Li M., Liu T.,(equal contribution) Yang Y., Qiu W., Liang C., Tong Y.* and Li Y* Zipping Up NiFe(OH)x-Encapsulated Hematite to Achieve an Ultralow Turn-On Potential for Water Oxidation, ACS Energy Lett., 4, 8, 1983-1990 (2019)

135. Brewer A., Chang E., Park D. M., Kou T., Li Y., Lammers L. N. and Jiao Y. Q.* Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Geothermal Fluids through Bacterial Cell Surface Adsorption, Environ. Sci. Technol., 53, 13, 7714-7723 (2019)

134. Tang C., Sun B., Li M., Zhang J., Fan X., Gao F., Tong Y., Dong L.*, and Li Y.* Surface Hydroxylated Hematite Promotes Photoinduced Hole Transfer for Water Oxidation, J. Mater. Chem. A, 7, 8050-8054 (2019)

133. Peng H., Yao B., Wei X., Liu T., Kou T., Xiao P., Zhang Y.,* and Li. Y.* Pore and Heteroatom Engineered Carbon Foams for Supercapacitors, Adv. Energy Mater., 9, 1803665 (2019)

132. Kou T., Wang S.,(equal contribution) Hauser J., Chen M., Oliver S., Ye Y., Guo J., and Li Y.*, Ni Foam Supported Fe-doped β-Ni(OH)2 Nanosheets Shows Ultralow Overpotential for Oxygen Evolution Reaction, ACS Energy Lett., 4, 622-628 (2019)

[One of the most read articles in 2019/2]

131. Yao B., Zhang J., Fan X.,(equal contribution) He J., Li Y.*, Surface Engineering of Nanomaterials for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Small, 15, 1803746 (2019) [Cover]

(Top 10 most accessed articles in Small in 2019/1)

130. Yao B., Chandrasekaran S.,(equal contribution) Zhang J., Xiao W., Qian F., Zhu C., Duoss E., Spadaccini C., Worsley M.*, Li Y.*, Efficient 3D Printed Pseudocapacitive Electrodes with Ultrahigh MnOLoading, Joule, 3, 459-470 (2019) 

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2018

129. Liu T., Kou T.,(equal contribution) Bulmahn D., Ortuno-Quintana C., Liu G., Lu J., Li Y.* Tuning the Electrochemical Properties of Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Aerogels in a Blend of Ammonia/Nitrogen Gases, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1, 5043-5053 (2018)

128. Chandrasekaran S., Yao B,(equal contribution) Liu T., Xiao W., Song Y., Qian F., Zhu C., Duoss E. B., Spadaccini C. M., Li Y.*, Worsley M. A.* Direct Ink Writing of Organic and Carbon Aerogels, Mater. Horiz., 5, 1166-1175 (2018)

127. Song Y., Liu T.,(equal contribution) Li M., Yao B., Kou T., Feng D., Wang F., Tong Y., Liu X. X.,* Li Y.* Engineering of Mesoscale Pores in Balancing Mass Loading and Rate Capability of Hematite Films for Electrochemical Capacitors, Adv. Energy Mater., 8, 1801784 (2018)

126. Kou T. Y., Yang Y.,(equal contribution) Yao B., Li Y.* Interpenetrated Bacteria-Carbon Nanotubes Films for Microbial Fuel Cells, Small Methods, 1800152 (2018)

125. Pu Y. C., Ma H., Sajben N., Xia G., Zhang J., Li Y., Zhang J. Z.* Dependence of Interfacial Charge Transfer on Bifunctional Aromatic Molecular Linkers in CdSe Quantum Dot Sensitized TiO2 Photoelectrodes. ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1, 2907-2917 (2018)

124. Cardona M. P., Li M., Li W., McCall J., Wang D., Li Y., Yang C.* The role of graphene as an overlayer on nanostructured hematite photoanodes for improved solar water oxidation, Materials Today Energy, 8, 8-14 (2018)

123. Kou T., Smart T., Yao B., Chen I., Thota D., Ping Y.*, Li Y.* Theoretical and Experimental Insight into the Effect of Nitrogen Doping on Hydrogen Evolution Activity of Ni3S2 in Alkaline Medium, Adv. Energy Mater., 8, 1703538 (2018)

122. Huang L., Yao X., Yuan L., Yao B., Gao X., Wan J., Zhou P., Xu M., Wu J., Yu H., Hu Z., Li T., Li Y., Zhou J.* 4-Butylbenzenesulfonate Modified Polypyrrole Paper for Supercapacitor with Exceptional Cycling Stability, Energy Storage Mater., 12, 191-196 (2018)

121. Song Y., Liu T.,(equal contribution) Qian F., Zhu C., Yao B., Duoss E., Spadaccini C., Worsley M.*, Li Y.* Three-dimensional Carbon Architectures for Electrochemical Capacitors, J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 509, 529-545 (2018)  [Feature Article, Cover]

120. Forster M., Potter R. J., Yang Y., Li Y., Cowan A. J.* Stable Ta2O5 overlayers on α-Fe2O3 can enhance photoelectrochemical water splitting efficiencies, ChemPhotoChem, 2, 183-189 (2018)  

2017

119. Song Y., Qin Z., Huang Z., Liu T., Li Y., Liu X. X.* Nitrogen-Doped Carbon “Spider Webs” Derived From Pyrolysis of Polyaniline Nanofibers in Ammonia for Capacitive Energy Storage, J. Mater. Res., 33, 1109-1119 (2017)

118. Huang Z., Liu T.,(equal contribution) Song Y., Li Y.*, Liu X.X.* Balancing the Electrical Double Layer Capacitance and Pseudocapacitance of Hetero-atom Doped Carbon, Nanoscale, 9, 13119-13127 (2017)

117. Liu T., Zhang F., Song Y., Li Y.* Revitalizing Carbon Supercapacitor Electrodes with Hierarchical Porous Structures, J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 17705-17733 (2017)

116. Kou T., Yao B., Liu T., Li Y.* Recent Advances in Chemical Methods for Activating Carbon and Metal Oxide Based Electrodes for Supercapacitors, J. Mater. Chem. A, 5, 17151-17173 (2017)

115. Song Y., Liu T., Yao B., Li M., Kou T., Huang Z., Feng D., Wang F., Tong Y., Liu X.,* Li Y.* Ostwald Ripening Improves Rate Capability of High Mass Loading Manganese Oxide for Supercapacitors, ACS Energy Lett., 2, 1752-1759 (2017).(Top 20 most downloaded articles in ACS Energy Lett. in 2017/7 and 2017/8)

114. Yang Y., Liu T., Wang H., Zhu X.,* Ye D., Liao Q., Liu K., Chen S., Li Y.* Reduced Graphene Oxide Modified Activated Carbon for Improving Power Generation of Air-Cathode Microbial Fuel Cells, J. Mater. Res., 33, 1279-1287 (2017)

113. Zhu C., Liu T., Qian F., Chen W., Chandrasekaran S., Yao B., Song Y., Duoss E., Kuntz J., Spadaccini C., Worsley M.,* Li Y.* 3D Printed Functional Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Storage, Nano Today, 15, 107-120 (2017)

112. Lu B., Yao B.,(equal contribution) Roseman G., Deming C., Lu J., Millhauser G., Li Y., Chen S.* Ethanol oxidation reaction catalyzed by palladium nanoparticles supported on hydrogen-treated TiO2 nanobelts: Impacts of oxygen vacancies, ChemElectroChem, 4, 1-8 (2017)

111. Railey P., Song Y., Liu T.*, Li Y.* Metal Organic Frameworks with Immobilized Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications in Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation and Energy Storage, Mater. Res. Bull., 96, 385-394 (2017).

110. Yang Y., Niu S.,(equal contribution) Han D., Liu T., Wang G.*, Li Y.* Progress in Developing Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Adv. Energy Mater., 7, 1700555 (2017)

109. Zhang F., Liu T.,(equal contribution) Li M., Yu M., Yang L., Tong Y., Li Y.* Multi-scale Pore Network Boosts Capacitance of Carbon Electrodes for Ultrafast Charging, Nano Lett., 17, 3097-3104 (2017)

108. Yao B., Zhang J., Kou T., Song Y., Liu T., Li Y.* Paper-based Electrodes for Flexible Energy Storage Devices, Adv. Sci., 4, 1700107 (2017) [Cover]
(No. 1 most accessed articles in 2017/7, Top 10 most accessed articles in Adv. Sci. in 2017/5, 2017/8, 2017/9, 2017/10, 2017/11, 2017/12, 2018/01, 2018/02 and 2018/03) [highlighted by Wiley MaterialsViews China]

107. Li M., Yang Y., Ling Y., Qiu W., Wang F., Liu T., Song Y., Liu X., Fang P., Tong Y.*, Li Y.* Morphology and Doping Engineering of Sn-Doped Hematite Nanowire Photoanodes, Nano Lett., 17, 2490-2495 (2017)

106. Wang G.,* Yang Y., Han D., Li Y.* Oxygen Defective Metal Oxides for Energy Conversion and Storage, Nano Today, 13, 23-29 (2017)

105. Song Y., Liu T., Yao B., Kou T., Feng D., Liu X.,* Li Y.* Amorphous Mixed-valence Vanadium Oxide/Exfoliated Carbon Cloth Structure Shows a Record High Cycling Stability, Small13, 1700067 (2017) (Top 10 most accessed articles in Small in 2017/2)

2016

104. Yang Y., Liu T., Liao Q., Ye D.*, Zhu X., Li J., Zhang P., Peng Y., Chen S., Li Y.* A Three-dimensional Nitrogen-doped Graphene Aerogel-Activated Carbon Composite Catalyst Enables Low-cost Microfluidic Microbial Fuel Cells with Superior Performance, J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 15913-15919 (2016) [Cover]

103. Cooper J., Scott S., Ling Y., Yang J., Hao S., Li Y., Toma F., Stutzmann M., Lakshmi K., Sharp I.* The Role of Hydrogen in Defining the n-Type Character of BiVO4 Photoanodes, Chem. Mater., 28, 5761-5771 (2016)

102. Zhang F., Liu T.,(equal contribution) Hou G., Kou T., Yue L., Guan R., Li Y.* Hierarchical Porous Carbon Foam for Electrical Double Layer Capacitors, Nano Res., 9, 2875-2888 (2016)

101. Luo B., Pu Y. C., Lindley S., Yang Y., Li L., Li Y., Li X.*, Zhang J. Z.* Organolead Halide Pervoskite Nanocrystals: Branched Capping Ligands Control Crystal Size and StabilityAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 8864-8868 (2016)

100. Liu T., Zhu C., Kou T., Worsley M., Qian F., Condes C., Duoss E., Spadaccini C., Li Y.* Ion Intercalation Induced Capacitance Improvement for Graphene-based Supercapacitor Electrodes, ChemNanoMat, 2, 635-641 (2016) [Highlighted by Lawrence Livermore National Lab Newsline and Wiley MaterialsViews]. [Cover]

99. Liu T., Li Y.* Photocatalysis: Plasmonic Solar Desalination, Nat. Photon., 10, 361-362 (2016) (News & Views)

98. Song Y., Liu T., Xu G., Feng D., Yao B., Kou T., Liu X.*, Li Y.* Tri-layered Graphite Foil for Electrochemical Capacitors, J. Mater. Chem. A., 4, 7683-7688 (2016)

97. Yao B., Huang L., Zhang J., Gao X., Wu J., Cheng Y., Xiao X., Wang B., Li Y.* and Zhou J.* Flexible Transparent Molybdenum Trioxide Nanopaper for Energy Storage, Adv. Mater., 28, 6353-6358 (2016) [Highlighted by ChemViews Magazine]

96. Yang Y., Liu T.,(equal contribution) Zhu X.*, Zhang F., Ye D., Liao Q., Li Y.* Boosting Power Density of Microbial Fuel Cells with Three-dimensional Nitrogen-doped Graphene Aerogel Electrode, Adv. Sci., 3, 1600097 (2016) [Highlighted by Wiley MaterialsViewsChina]

95. Rex R., Yang Y., Knorr F., Zhang J. Z.,  Li Y. and McHale J.* Spectroelectrochemical Photoluminescence of Trap States in H-treated Rutile TiO2 Nanowires: Implications for Photooxidation of Water, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 3530-3541 (2016)

94. Wang G., Yang Y., (equal contribution) Ling Y., Wang H., Lu X., Pu Y., Zhang J. Z., Tong Y. and Li Y.* An Electrochemical Method to Enhance the Performance of Metal Oxides for Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation, J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 2849-2855 (2016)

93. Zhu C., Liu T., (equal contribution) Qian F., Han T., Duoss E., Kuntz J., Spadaccini C., Worsley M.*, Li Y.* Supercapacitors Based on 3D Hierarchical Graphene Aerogels with Periodic Macropores, Nano Lett., 16, 3448-3456 (2016) [Highlighted by LLNL NewslineUCSC News and EventsMaterials Research SocietySIGNAL Magazine, ScienceBlog3Printr.com3DPrint.com3der.orgDSIACGreen Car CongressIoknot Stonker3DCARIB.comNanoWerkBefore It’s NewsWearable Technology Insights etc.] [Cover]

92. Yang Y., Forster M., Ling Y., Wang G., Zhai T., Tong Y., Cowan A. J.* and Li Y.* Acid Treatment Enables Suppression of Electron-Hole Recombination in Hematite for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 128, 3464-3468 (2016) [Highlighted by SPIE Newsroom]