Publications

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Citations: 14000+     h-index: 37

Publication at UH

  1. Synthesis and photoluminescence properties of 2D phenethylammonium lead bromide perovskite nanocrystals
    Rui Guo, Zhuan Zhu, Abdelaziz Boulesbaa, Fang Hao, Kai Xiao, Jiming Bao, Yan Yao*, Wenzhi Li*, Small Methods 2017, DOI: 10.1002/smtd.201700245
  2. Fast kinetics of magnesium monochloride cations in interlayer-expanded titanium disulfide for magnesium rechargeable batteries
    Hyun Deog Yoo, Yanliang Liang, Hui Dong, Junhao Lin, Hua Wang, Yisheng Liu, Lu Ma, Tianpin Wu, Yifei Li, Qiang Ru, Yan Jing, Qinyou An, Wu Zhou, Jinghua Guo, Jun Lu, Sokrates T. Pantelides, Xiaofeng Qian & Yan Yao*, Nature Communications 2017, 8: 339 [PDF]
  3. Universal quinone electrodes for long cycle life aqueous rechargeable batteries
    Yanliang Liang, Yan Jing, Saman Gheytani, Kuan-Yi Lee, Ping Liu, Antonio Facchetti*, Yan Yao*, Nature Materials 2017, 16, 841-848, doi:10.1038/nmat4919 [PDF]
  4. Cross-conjugated oligomeric quinones for high performance organic batteries
    Yan Jing, Yanliang Liang, Saman Gheytani, and Yan Yao*, Nano Energy 2017, 37, 46-52. [PDF]
  5. A high-voltage rechargeable magnesium-sodium hybrid battery
    Yifei Li, Qinyou An, Yingwen Cheng, Yanliang Liang, Yang Ren, Cheng-Jun Sun, Hui Dong, Zhongjia Tang, Guosheng Li*, Yan Yao*, Nano Energy 2017, 34, 188-194. [PDF]
  6. Moisture-driven phase transition for improved perovskite solar cells with reduced trap-state density
    Swaminathan Venkatesan, Fang Hao, Junyoung Kim, Yaoguang Rong, Zhuan Zhu, Yanliang Liang, Jiming Bao and Yan Yao*, Nano Research 2017, 10, 1413-1422. [PDF]
  7. An a-CrPO4-type NaV3(PO4)3 anode for sodium-ion batteries with excellent cycling stability and the exploration of sodium storage behavior
    Xiaofeng Wang, Pu Hu, Lanli Chen, Yan Yao, Qingyu Kong, Guanglie Cui, Siqi Shi, Liquan Chen, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 3839, DOI: 10.1039/C6TA10862H. [PDF]
  8. Taming lithium metal through seeded growth
    Yan Yao*, National Science Review 2017, 4, 17-18, DOI: 10.1093/nsr/nww084. [PDF]
  9. Rechargeable Mg-Li hybrid batteries: status and challenges
    Yingwen Cheng, Hee Jung Chang, Hui Dong, Daiwon Choi, Vincent Sprenkle, Jun Liu, Yan Yao*, Guosheng Li*, Journal of Materials Research 2016, 31, 3125-2141. [PDF]
  10. Poly(anthraquinonyl sulfide) cathode for potassium-ion batteries
    Zelang Jian, Yanliang Liang, Ismael A. Rodriguez-Perez , Yan Yao*, Xiulei Ji*, Electrochemistry Communications 2016, 71, 5-8. [PDF]
  11. Interaction of organic cation with water molecule in perovskite MAPbI3: from dynamic orientational disorder to hydrogen bonding
    Zhuan Zhu, Viktor G. Hadjiev, Yaoguang Rong, Rui Guo, Bo Cao, Zhongjia Tang, Fan Qin, Yang Li, Yanan Wang, Fang Hao, Swaminathan Venkatesan, Wenzhi Li, Steven Baldelli, Arnold M. Guly, Hui Fang, Yandi Hu, Yan Yao, Zhiming Wang*, Jiming Bao*, Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 7385-7393. [PDF]
  12. Mixed-phase mullite electrocatalyst for pH-neutral oxygen reduction in magnesium-air batteries
    Yifei Li, Xiaoxue Zhang, Hao-Bo Li, Hyun Deog Yoo, Xiaowei Chi, Qinyou An, Jieyue Liu, Meng Yu, Weichao Wang*, Yan Yao*, Nano Energy 2016, 27, 8-16. [PDF]
  13. A magnesium−sodium hybrid battery with high operating voltage
    Hui Dong, Yifei Li, Yanliang Liang, Guosheng Li, Cheng-Jun Sun, Yang Ren, Yuhao Lu*, Yan Yao*, Chemical Communications 2016, 52, 8263. [PDF]
  14. Density functional study of Li, Na, and Mg intercalation and diffusion in MoS2 with controlled interlayer spacing
    Jing Shuai, Hyun Deog Yoo, Yanliang Liang, Yifei Li, Yan Yao*, Lars Grabow*, Materials Research Express 2016, 3, 64001. [PDF]
  15. Intercalation pseudocapacitance of exfoliated molybdenum disulfide for ultrafast energy storage
    Hyun Deog Yoo, Yifei Li, Yanliang Liang, Yucheng Lan, Feng Wang, and Yan Yao*, ChemNanoMat 2016, DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201600117 (Invited Paper for Special Issue on Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage). [PDF]
  16. Flexible electrode for long-life rechargeable sodium-ion batteries: effect of oxygen vacancy in MoO3-x
    Yifei Li, Dandan Wang, Qinyou An, Bush Ren, Yaoguang Rong, Yan Yao*, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2016, 4, 5402-5405. [PDF]
  17. Critical control of intermediate phase transformation for efficient perovskite solar cells
    Yaoguang Rong, Swaminathan Venkatesan, Rui Guo, Yanan Wang, Jiming Bao, Wenzhi Li, Zhiyong Fan, Yan Yao*, Nanoscale 2016, 8, 12892.[PDF]
  18. High rate LiTi2(PO4)3@N-C composite via bi-nitrogen sources doping
    Dan Sun, Xia Xue, Yougen Tang, Yan Jing, Bin Huang, Yu Ren, Yan Yao, Haiyan Wang*, and Guozhong Cao*, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, 7, 28337. [PDF]
  19. Graphene decorated vanadium oxide nanowire aerogel for long-cycle-life magnesium battery cathodes
    Qinyou An, Yifei Li, Hyun Deog Yoo, Shuo Chen, Qiang Ru, Liqiang Mai*, and Yan Yao*, Nano Energy 2015, 18, 265-272. [PDF]
  20. Chromate conversion coated aluminium as light-weight and corrosion-resistant current collector for aqueous lithium-ion batteries
    Saman Gheytani, Yanlaing Liang, Yan Jing, Jeff Xu, and Yan Yao*, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, 4, 395-399. [PDF]
  21. Fabrication of efficient planar perovskite solar cells using a one-step chemical vapor deposition method
    Mohammad M. Tavakoli, Kwong-Hoi Tsui, Siu-Fung Leung, Qianpeng Zhang, Jin He, Yan Yao, Dongdong Li, and Zhiyong Fan*, ACS Nano 2015, 9, 10287-10295. [PDF]
  22. Fabrication of efficient planar perovskite solar cells using a one-step chemical vapor deposition method
    Mohammad M. Tavakoli, Leilei Gu, Yuan Gao, Claas Reckmeier, Jin He, Andrey L. Rogach, Yan Yao, Zhiyong Fan*, Scientific Reports 2015, 5, 14083. [PDF]
  23. Advanced aqueous rechargeable lithium battery using nanoparticulate LiTi2(PO4)3/C as a superior anode
    Dan Sun, Yifan Jiang, Haiyan Wang, Yan Yao, Guoqing Xu, Kejian He, Suqin Liu, Yougen Tang, Younian Liu, Xiaobing Huang*, Scientific Reports 2015, 5, 10733. [PDF]
  24. Solvent engineering towards controlled grain growth in perovskite planar heterojunction solar cells
    Yaoguang Rong, Zhongjia Tang, Yufeng Zhao, Xin Zhong, Swaminathan Venkatesan, Harrison Graham, Matthew Patton, Yan Jing, Arnold M. Guloy* and Yan Yao*, Nanoscale 2015, 7, 10595-10599. [PDF]
  25. Enhancing sodium-ion battery performance with interlayer-expanded MoS2–PEO nanocomposites
    Yifei Li, Yanliang Liang, Francisco C. Robles Hernandez, Hyun Deog Yoo, Qinyou An, Yan Yao*, Nano Energy 2015, 15, 453-461. [PDF]
  26. Toxicity of exfoliated-MoS2 and annealed exfoliated-MoS2 towards planktonic cells, biofilms, and mammalian cells in the presence of electron donor
    Jingjing Fan, Yifei Li, Hang N. Nguyen, Yan Yao* and Debora F. Rodrigues*, Environmental Science: Nano 2015, 2, 370-379. [PDF]
  27. Heavily n-dopable π-conjugated redox polymers with ultrafast energy storage capability
    Yanliang Liang, Zhihua Chen, Yan Jing, Yaoguang Rong, Antonio Facchetti, and Yan Yao*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4956-4959. [PDF]
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  28. High areal capacity hybrid magnesium−lithium-ion battery with 99.9% Coulombic efficiency for large-scale energy storage
    Hyun Deog Yoo, Yanliang Liang, Yifei Li, and Yan Yao* ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 7001-7007. [PDF]
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  29. Interlayer-expanded molybdenum disulfide nanocomposites for electrochemical magnesium storage
    Yanliang Liang,† Hyun Deog Yoo,† Yifei Li, Jing Shuai, Hector A. Calderon, Francisco Carlos Robles Hernandez, Lars C. Grabow, and Yan Yao* Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 2194-2202. [PDF]
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  30. Nanoflake-assembled hierarchical Na3V2(PO4)3/C microflowers: superior Li storage performance and insertion/extraction mechanism
    Qinyou An, Fangyu Xiong, Qiulong Wei, Jinzhi Sheng, Liang He, Dongling Ma, Yan Yao,* and Liqiang Mai* Adv. Energy. Mater. 2015, 1401963. [PDF]
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  31. Li3VO4 anchored graphene nanosheets for long-life and high-rate lithium-ion batteries
    Zelang Jian, Mingbo Zheng, Yanliang Liang, Xiaoxue Zhang, Saman Gheytani, Yucheng Lan, Yi Shi and Yan Yao* Chem. Comm. 2015, 51, 229-231. [PDF]
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  32. Carbon-coated rhombohedral Li3V2(PO4)3 as both cathode and anode materials for lithium-ion batteries: electrochemical performance and lithium storage mechanism
    Zelang Jian, Wenze Han, Yanliang Liang, Yucheng Lan, Zheng Fang, Yong-sheng Hu, Yan Yao* J. Mater. Chem. A. 2014, 2, 20231–20236. [PDF]
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  33. Internal and external morphology-dependent plasmonic resonance in monolithic nanoporous gold nanoparticles
    Jianbo Zeng, Fusheng Zhao, Ji Qi, Yifei Li, Chien-Hung Li, Yan Yao, T. Randall Lee, and Wei-Chuan Shih* RSC Advances 2014, 4, 36682-36688. [PDF]
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  34. Flexible photovoltaic technologies
    Qingfeng Lin, Hongtao Huang, Yan Jing, Huiying Fu, Paichun Chang, Dongdong Li,* Yan Yao*, and Zhiyong Fan* J. Mater. Chem. C. 2014, 2, 1233–1247. [PDF]
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  35. 3,6-Dithiophen-2-yl-diketopyrrolo[3,2‐b]pyrrole (isoDPPT) as an acceptor building block for organic opto-Electronics
    Shaofeng Lu, Martin Drees, Yan Yao, Damien Boudinet, He Yan, Hualong Pan, Jingqi Wang, Yuning Li, Hakan Usta, and Antonio Facchetti* Macromolecules 2013, 46, 3895–3906. [PDF]
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Publication before arriving at UH

  1. Broadband Light Management Using Low-Q Whispering Gallery Modes in Spherical Nanoshells
    Yao, Y.; Yao, J.; Narasimhan, V. K.; Ruan, Z.; Xie, C.; Fan, S.; Cui, Y. Nature Communications 2012, 4, 664. Highlighted in in Nature 2012, 482, 278. [DOI]

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  2. Stable cycling of double-walled silicon nanotube battery anodes through solid-electrolyte interphase control
    Wu, H.; Chan, G.; Choi, J. W.; Ryu, I.; Yao, Y.; McDowell, M. T.; Lee, S. W.; Jackson, A.; Yang, Y.; Hu, L.; Cui, Y. Nature Nanotechnology 2012, 7, 310–315. [DOI]  
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  3. Improving the cycling stability of silicon nanowire anodes with conducting polymer coatings
    Yao, Y.; Liu, N.; McDowell, M. T.; Pasta, M.; Cui, Y. Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 7927–7930. [DOI]
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  4. A Yolk-Shell Design for Stabilized and Scalable Li-Ion Battery Alloy Anodes
    Liu, N.; Wu, H.; McDowell, M. T.; Yao, Y.; Wang, C.; Cui, Y., Nano Letters 2012, 12, 3315–3321. [DOI]
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  5. Functionalization of silicon nanowire surfaces with metal-organic frameworks
    Liu, N.; Yao, Y.; Cha, J. J.; McDowell, M. T.; Han, Y.; Cui, Y.  Nano Research 2012, 5, 109–116. [DOI]
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  6. Interconnected silicon hollow nanospheres for lithium-ion battery anodes with long cycle life
    Yao, Y.; McDowell, M. T.; Ryu, I.; Wu, H.; Liu, N.; Hu, L.; Nix, W. D.; Cui, Y. Nano Letters 2011, 11, 2949–54. [DOI]
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  7. Highly Conductive, Mechanically Robust, and Electrochemically Inactive TiC/C Nanofiber Scaffold for High-Performance Silicon Anode Batteries
    Yao, Y.; Huo, K.; Hu, L.; Liu, N.; Cha, J. J.; McDowell, M. T.; Chu, P. K.; Cui, Y. . ACS Nano 2011, 5, 8346–8351.[DOI]
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  8. One dimensional Si/Sn – based nanowires and nanotubes for lithium-ion energy storage materials
    Choi, N.-S.; Yao, Y.; Cui, Y.; Cho, J. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 9825. [DOI]
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  9. Improving the Performance of Lithium-Sulfur Batteries by Conductive Polymer Coating
    Yang, Y.; Yu, G.; Cha, J. J.; Wu, H.; Vosgueritchian, M.; Yao, Y.; Bao, Z.; Cui, Y. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 9187–9193.[DOI]
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  10. Symmetrical MnO2-Carbon Nanotube-Textile Nanostructures for Wearable Pseudocapacitors with High Mass Loading
    Hu, L.; Chen, W.; Xie, X.; Liu, N.; Yang, Y.; Wu, H.; Yao, Y.; Pasta, M.; Alshareef, H. N.; Cui, Y. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 8904–8913. [DOI]
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  11. Marked alkyl-vs alkenyl-substitutent effects on squaraine dye solid-state structure, carrier mobility, and bulk-heterojunction solar cell efficiency
    Bagnis, D.; Beverina, L.; Huang, H.; Silvestri, F.; Yao, Y.; Yan, H.; Pagani, G. A.; Marks, T. J.; Facchetti, A. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 4074–4075. [DOI]
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  12. Self-Propagating Molecular Assemblies as Interlayers for Efficient Inverted Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells
    Motiei, L.; Yao, Y.; Choudhury, J.; Yan, H.; Marks, T. J.; Boom, M. E.; Facchetti, A. . Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 12528–12530. [DOI]
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  13. Effects of Solvent Mixtures on the Nanoscale Phase Separation in Polymer Solar Cells
    Yao, Y.; Hou, J.; Xu, Z.; Li, G.; Yang, Y., Advanced Functional Materials 2008, 18, 1783–1789. [DOI]
  14. Bandgap and Molecular Energy Level Control of Conjugated Polymer Photovoltaic Materials Based on Benzo[1,2- b :4,5- b ′]dithiophene
    Hou, J.; Park, M.-H.; Zhang, S.; Yao, Y.; Chen, L.-M.; Li, J.-H.; Yang, Y., Macromolecules 200841, 6012–6018. [DOI]
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  15. Quantifying the relation between the morphology and performance of polymer solar cells using Monte Carlo simulations
    Lei, B.; Yao, Y.; Kumar, A.; Yang, Y.; Ozolins, V.  Journal of Applied Physics 2008, 104, 024504. [DOI]
  16. Nanostructured polymer solar cells
    Xi, D.; Shi, C.; Yao, Y.; Yang, Y.; Pei, Q. IRPS 2008. IEEE International2008, 178. [DOI]
  17. Low voltage and fast speed all-polymeric optocouplers
    Yao, Y.; Chen, H. Y.; Huang, J.; Yang, Y., Applied Physics Letters 200790, 53509. [DOI]
  18. Plastic Near-Infrared Photodetectors Utilizing Low Band Gap Polymer
    Yao, Y.; Liang, Y.; Shrotriya, V.; Xiao, S.; Yu, L.; Yang, Y. Advanced Materials 2007, 19, 3979–3983. [DOI]
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  19. “Solvent Annealing” Effect in Polymer Solar Cells Based on Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Methanofullerenes
    Li, G.; Yao, Y.; Yang, H.; Shrotriya, V.; Yang, G.; Yang, Y. Advanced Functional Materials 200717, 1636–1644. [DOI]
  20. Enhancement in open circuit voltage through a cascade-type energy band structure
    Sista, S.; Yao, Y.; Yang, Y.; Tang, M. L.; Bao, Z. Applied Physics Letters 200791, 223508. [DOI]
  21. Manipulating regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) : [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester blends—route towards high efficiency polymer solar cells
    Li, G.; Shrotriya, V.; Yao, Y.; Huang, J.; Yang, Y. Journal of Materials Chemistry 200717, 3126. [DOI]
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  22. Regioregular copolymers of 3-alkoxythiophene and their photovoltaic application
    Shi, C.; Yao, Y.; Yang, Y.; Pei, Q. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006128, 8980–6. [DOI]
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  23. Effects of C[sub 70] derivative in low band gap polymer photovoltaic devices: Spectral complementation and morphology optimization
    Yao, Y.; Shi, C.; Li, G.; Shrotriya, V.; Pei, Q.; Yang, Y. Applied Physics Letters 200689, 153507. [DOI]
  24. Tandem stacking structure for polymer solar cells by using semi-transparent electrodes
    Shrotriya, V.; Li, G.; Yao, Y.; Yang, Y.  Optics & Photonics; 2006; p. 633416.[DOI]
  25. Accurate Measurement and Characterization of Organic Solar Cells
    Shrotriya, V.; Li, G.; Yao, Y.; Moriarty, T.; Emery, K.; Yang, Y. Advanced Functional Materials 200616, 2016–2023. [DOI]
  26. Transition metal oxides as the buffer layer for polymer photovoltaic cells
    Shrotriya, V.; Li, G.; Yao, Y.; Chu, C.-W.; Yang, Y. Applied Physics Letters 200688, 073508. [DOI]
  27. Efficient light harvesting in multiple-device stacked structure for polymer solar cells
    Shrotriya, V.; Wu, E. H.-E.; Li, G.; Yao, Y.; Yang, Y. Applied Physics Letters 200688, 064104. [DOI]
  28. Effect of self-organization in polymer/fullerene bulk heterojunctions on solar cell performance
    Shrotriya, V.; Yao, Y.; Li, G.; Yang, Y. Applied Physics Letters 200689, 063505. [DOI]
  29. High-efficiency solution processable polymer photovoltaic cells by self-organization of polymer blends
    Li, G.; Shrotriya, V.; Huang, J.; Yao, Y.; Moriarty, T.; Emery, K.; Yang, Y., Nature Materials 20054, 864–868. [DOI]
  30. Polymer self-organization enhances photovoltaic efficiency
    Li, G.; Shrotriya, V.; Huang, J.; Yao, Y.; Yang, Y. J. Appl. Phys 200598, 43704. [DOI]
  31. Investigation of annealing effects and film thickness dependence of polymer solar cells based on poly(3-hexylthiophene)
    Li, G.; Shrotriya, V.; Yao, Y.; Yang, Y. Journal of Applied Physics 200598, 043704. [DOI]
  32. Structures and electrical properties of Ag-tetracyanoquinodimethane organometallic nanowires
    Fan, Z.; Mo, X.; Lou, C.; Yao, Y.; Wang, D.; Chen, G.; Lu, J. G. Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on 20054, 238–241. [DOI]
  33. Silver-tetracyanoquinodimethane (Ag-TCNQ) nanostructures and nanodevice
    Fan, Z.; Wang, D.; Lu, J. G.; Mo, X.; Lou, C.; Yao, Y.; Chen, G. Nanotechnology, 2003. IEEE-NANO 2003588–591 [DOI]