Shared Facilities: Publications

(No direct MRSEC support, but research and subsequent publication were directly impacted by use of shared facilities (IAC) by MRSEC users. The MRSEC award explicitly acknowledged.)


  1. W. Chang, J.H. Park, N. Dutta. C.B. Arnold., D. Steingart. “Morphological and Chemical Mapping of Columnar Lithium Metal,” Chem Mat, 32, 7 2803-2814 (2020) DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b04385
  2. P.S. Mundada , G.Zhang, T. Hazard, A. Houck, “Suppression of Qubit Crosstalk in a Tunable Coupling Superconducting Circuit”  Phys. Rev. Applied 12, 054023 (2019),
  3. N. K. Noel, S.N. Habisreutinger, B. Wenger, Y-H Lin, F. Zhang, J. B. Patel, A. Kahn, M. B. Johnston, H. J. Snaith, “Elucidating the Role of a Tetrafluoroborate-Based Ionic Liquid at the n-Type Oxide/Perovskite Interface,” Adv. Energy Mater. 10, 1903231, (2019) DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201903231
  4. A. M. Ferrenti, S. Klemenz, S. Lei, X. Song, P. Ganter, B. V. Lotsch, L. M. Schoop, “Change in Magnetic Properties upon Chemical Exfoliation of FeOCl,” Inorg. Chem 59, 2, 1176-1182 (2020).
  5. Y. Han, X. Fan, H. Wang, F. Zhao, J. Kong, N. Yao, N. Yan, “High Yield Monolayer Graphene Grids for Near-Atomic Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, (2019)
  6. M. Sezen-Edmonds, Y-W. Yeh, N. Yao, Y-L. Loo, “Humidity and Strain Rate Determine the Extent of Phase Shift in the Piezoresistive Response of PEDOT:PSS”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11, 16888 (2019).
  7. P. Chen, J.N. Metz, A.S. Mennito, S. Merchant, S.E. Smith, M. Siskin, S.P. Rucker, D.C. Dankworth, J.D. Kushnerick, N. Yao, Y. Zhang, “Petroleum pitch: Exploring a 50-year structure puzzle with real-space molecular imaging,” Carbon 161 456-465, (2020).
  8. X. Zhao, C. Yao, T. Liu, J. C. Hamill, G. O. N. Ndjawa, G. M. Cheng, N. Yao, H. Meng, Y-L. Loo, “Extending the Photovoltaic Response of Perovskite Solar Cells into the Near-Infrared with a Narrow‐Bandgap Organic Semiconductor,” Advanced Materials 31, 1404494 (2019).
  9. J. Xu, L. Liu, N. Yao, F. Wu, H. Li, L. Chen, “Liquid-involved synthesis and processing of sulfide-based solid electrolytes, electrodes, and all-solid-state batteries,” Materials Today Nano, 8, 100048 (2019).
  10. X. F. Yang, F. Zhao, Y-W. Yeh, R. S. Selinsky, Z. Chen, N. Yao, C. G. Tully, Y. G. Ju, B. E. Koel, “Nitrogen-plasma Treated Hafnium Oxyhydroxide as an Efficient Acid-stable Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution and Oxidation Reactions,” Nature Communication, 10, 1543 (2019).
  11. C. Bommier, W. Chang, Y Lu, J. Yeung, G. Davies, R. Mohr, M. Williams, D. Steingart, D. “In Operando Acoustic Detection of Lithium Metal Plating in Commercial LiCoO2/Graphite Pouch Cells,” Cell Reports Phys Sci, 1, 100035 DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2020.100035 (2020)
  12. C. Bommier, W. Chang, J.L Li, S. Biswas, J. Nanda, D. Steingart, “Operando Acoustic Monitoring of SEI Formation and Long Term Cycling in NMC/SiGr Composite Pouch Cells,” Jrnl Electrochemical Society, 167, 2 DOI: 10.1149/1945-7111/ab68d6 (2020)
  13. W. Chang, C. Bommier, T. Fair, J. Yeung, S. Patil, D. Steingart, “Understanding Adverse Effects of Temperature Shifts on Li-ion Batteries: An Operando Acoustic Study,” Jrnl Electrochemical Soc Focus Issue, 167, 9 DOI:10.1149/1945-7111/ab6c56 (2020)
  14. L. F. Guerra, T. W. Muir, and H. Yang, “Single-Particle Dynamic Light Scattering: Shapes of Individual Nanoparticles,” Nano Lett. 19, 8, 5530-5536 (2019).
  15. H. A. Hunter, F. T. Ling, and C. A. Peters, “Metals Coprecipitation with Barite: Nano-XRF Observation of Enhanced Strontium Incorporation,” Environmental Engineering Science, 37, 4 235 (2020).
  16. R.A. Kerner, B. Rand, “Electrochemical and Thermal Etching of Indium Tin Oxide by Solid-State Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskites,” ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2, 6097−6101 (2019)
  17. C.E. Markwalter, R.F. Pagels, A.N. Hejazi, A.G.R. Gordon, A.L. Thompson, R.K. Prudhomme, “Polymeric Nanocarrier Formulations of Biologics Using Inverse Flash NanoPrecipitation.” AAPS J 22, 18 (2020) 10.1208/s12248-019-0405-z
  18. B. A. Nerger, P.-T. Brun, C.M. Nelson, “Microextrusion Printing Cell-Laden Networks of Type I Collagen with Patterned Fiber Alignment and Geometry,” Soft Matter 15, 5728-5738 (2019).  DOI: 10.1039/C8SM02605J
  19. H. Qian, X. Zhao, R. Yan, X. Yao, S. Gao, X. Sun, X. Du, H. Yang, C. C. L. Wong, N. Yan. “Structural basis for catalysis and substrate specificity of human ACAT1.” Nature (2020).
  20. A.J. Sigillito, M.J. Gullans, L.F. Edge, M. Borselli, J.R. Petta, “Coherent transfer of quantum information in a silicon double quantum dot using resonant SWAP gates,” npj Quantum Inf  5, 110 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41534-019-0225-0
  21. H. L. Smith, J. T. Dull, E. Longhi, S. Barlow, B. P. Rand, S. R. Marder, A. Kahn, “n-Doping of a Low-Electron-Affinity Polymer Used as an Electron-Transport Layer in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes” Adv. Funct. Mater, 2000328 (2020).
  22. K. Spokas, Y. Fang, J.P. Fitts, C.A. Peters, D. Elsworth, (2019). “Collapse of reacted fracture surface decreases permeability and frictional strength.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124.
  23. L. Wang, H. Qian, Y. Nian, Y. Han, Z. Ren, H. Zhang, L. Hu, B.V. Venkataram Prasad, A. Laganowsky, N. Yan, M. Zhou. “Structure and mechanism of human diacylglycerol O-acyltransferase 1.” Nature (2020).
  24. F. Zang, Z. Su, L. Zhou, K. Konduru, G. Kaplan, S. Chou,  “Ultrasensitive Ebola Virus Antigen Sensing via 3D Nanoantenna Arrays,” Adv. Mater, 31, 30 1902331 (2019). 1902331 DOI: 10.1002/adma.201902331
  25. L.F. Zhao, K. Roh, S. Kacmoli, K.A. Kurdi, S. Jhulki, S. Barlow, S.R. Marder, C. Gmachl, B. P. Rand, “Thermal Management Enables Bright and Stable Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes,” Adv. Mater. 2020, 2000752


  1. L. Zhao, N. Rolston, K.M. Lee, X. Zhao, M.A. Reyes‐Martinez, N.L. Tran, Y.-W. Yeh, N. Yao, G.D. Scholes, Y.-L. Loo, A. Selloni, R.H. Dauskardt, B.P. Rand, “Influence of Bulky Organo‐Ammonium Halide Additive Choice on the Flexibility and Efficiency of Perovskite Light‐Emitting Devices,” Adv. Funct. Mater, 28, 1802060 (2018). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201802060
  2. X.F. Yang, F. Zhao, Y-W. Yeh, R.S. Selinsky, Z. Chen, N. Yao, C.G. Tully, Y.G. Ju, and B.E. Koel, “N2-plasma Treated Hafnium Oxyhydroxide as an Efficient Acid-stable Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution and Oxidation Reactions,” Nature Com 10, 1543 (2019).
  3. M. Sezen-Edmonds, Y-W. Yeh, N. Yao, Y-L. Loo, “Structural origins of Humidity-dependent Piezoresistivity in PEDOT:PSS,” ACS Appl. Mater, 10.1021/acsami.9b00817 (2019).

2017 (*these publications did not explicitly acknowledge the MRSEC award)

  1. N. C. Davy, M. Sezen-Edmonds, J. Gao, X. Lin, A. Liu, N. Yao, A. Kahn, Y-L. Loo, “Symbiotic pairing of near-ultraviolet solar cells with electrochromic windows for management of light and heat in emerging architectural applications” Nature Energy 2 (10), 829 (2017).*
  2. T. Gu, J. Gao, E. E. Ostroumov, H. Jeong, F. Wu, R. Fardel, N. Yao, R.D. Priestley, G. D. Scholes, Y-L. Loo, C. B. Arnold, “Photoluminescence of Functionalized Germanium Nanocrystals Embedded in Arsenic Sulfide Glass”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 18911−18917 (2017).*
  3. F. Sekiguchi, T. Mochizuki, C. Kim, H. Akiyama, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, R. Shimano, “Anomalous Metal Phase Emergent on the Verge of an Exciton Mott Transition,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 067401 (2017).
  4. Y.B. Sun, Y. Yoon, M. Steger, G.Q. Liu, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. West, D.W. Snoke, K.A. Nelson, “Direct measurement of polariton-polariton interaction strength,” Nature Phys., 13 (9), 870-875 (2017).
  5. D.M. Myers, J.K. Wuenschell, B. Ozden, J. Beaumariage, D.W. Snoke, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. West, “Edge trapping of exciton-polariton condensates in etched pillars,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 110, (21), 211104 (2017).
  6. Q. Shi, M.A. Zudov, I.A. Dmitriev, K.W. Baldwin, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, “Fine structure of high-power microwave-induced resistance oscillations,” Phys. Rev. B , 95, 041403 (2017).
  7. J.H. Jang, H.M. Yoo, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, K.W. Baldwin, R.C. Ashoori, “Full momentum- and energy-resolved spectral function of a 2D electronic system,” Science, 358, (6365), 901-906 (2017).
  8. I.L. Drichko, I.Y. Smimov, A.V. Suslov, Y.M. Galperin, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, “Nature of localized states in two-dimensional electron systems in the quantum Hall regime: Acoustic studies,” Low Temp. Phys., 43 (1), 86-94 (2017).
  9. G.T. Liu, Y.Y. Zhu, Q. Wang, Y. Pang, J. Fan, X.N. Jing, Z.Q. Ji, C.L. Yang, L. Lu, R.R. Du, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, “Observation of an Even-Odd Asymmetric Transport in High Landau Levels,” Chinese Phys. Lett., 34, 037301 (2017).
  10. N. Samkharadze, D. Ro, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, G.A. Csathy, “Observation of an anomalous density-dependent energy gap of the n=5/2 fractional quantum Hall state in the low-density regime,” Phys. Rev. B , 96, (8), 085105 (2017).
  11. J.P. Eisenstein, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, “Quantum Hall Spin Diode,” Phys. Rev. Lett, 118, (18), 186801 (2017).
  12. J.H. Jang, B.M. Hunt, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, R.C. Ashoori, “Sharp tunnelling resonance from the vibrations of an electronic Wigner crystal,” Nature Physics, 13, 340-344 (2017).
  13. B.A. Schmidt, K. Bennaceur, S. Gaucher, G. Gervais, L. N. Pfeiffer, K.W. West, “Specific heat and entropy of fractional quantum Hall states in the second Landau level,” Phys. Rev. B , 95, (20), 201306 (2017).
  14. R. Finkelstein, K. Cohen, B. Jouault, K. West, L. N. Pfeiffer, M. Vladimirova, R. Rapaport, “Transition from spin-orbit to hyperfine interaction dominated spin relaxation in a cold fluid of dipolar excitons,” Phys. Rev. B , 96, (8), 085404 (2017).
  15. M. Steger, B. Fluegel, K. Alberi, D.W. Snoke, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. West, A. Mascarenhas, “Ultra-low threshold polariton condensation,” Optics Lett.,  42, 1165-1168 (2017).
  16. M. Sezen-Edmonds, Y.-L. Loo, “Beyond Doping and Charge Balancing: How Polymer Acid Templates Impact the Properties of Conducting Polymer Complexes” Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 8, 4530, 2017. 
  17. M. Sezen-Edmonds, P.P. Khlyabich, Y.-L. Loo, “Tuning the Magnitude and the Polarity of Polyaniline’s Piezoresistive Response through Structural Control” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 9, 12766, 2017.
  18. P.P. Khlyabich, M. Sezen-Edmonds, J.B. Howard, B.C. Thompson, Y.-L. Loo, “Formation of Organic Alloys in Ternary Blend Solar Cells with Two Acceptors Having Energy Level Offsets Exceeding 0.4 eV” ACS Energy Letters 2, 2149, 2017.
  19. J.C. Hamill, J. Schwartz, Y.-L. Loo, “The Influence of Solvent Coordination on Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Formation” ACS Energy Letters 3, 92, 2018.
  20. W. F. Reinhart, A. W. Long, M. P. Howard, A. L. Ferguson and A. Z. Panagiotopoulos, “Machine learning for autonomous crystal structure identification,” Soft Matter, 13: 4733-45 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/c7sm00957g 


  1. F. Wu and N. Yao, “In-situ Synthesis and Defect Evolution of Single-crystal Piezoelectric Nanoparticles,” Nano Energy, 28, 195 (2016).
  2. Z. Chen, C. Kronawitter, Y-W. Yeh, X. F. Yang, P. Zhao, N. Yao, and B. Koel, “Activity of Pure and Transition Metal-modified CoOOH for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction in an Alkaline Medium,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5 (2), 842-850 (2017).
  3. F. Wu and N. Yao, “PMN-PT nanostructures for energy scavenging,” Semiconductor Science and Technology, (2017).
  4. L. F. Zhao, J. Gao, Y. L. Lin, Y-W. Yeh, K. M. Lee, N. Yao, Y-L. Loo, and B. P. Rand, “Electrical Stress Influences the Efficiency of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Light Emitting Devices,” Advanced Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201605317 (2017).
  5. L. F. Zhao, Y-W. Ye, N. L. Tran, F. Wu, Z. Xiao, R. A. Kerner, Y. L. Lin, G. D. Scholes, N. Yao, and B. P. Rand, “In-situ Preparation of Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystal Thin Films for Improved Light Emitting Devices,” ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b00404 (2017).
  6. V. H. Tam, C. Sosa, R. Liu, N. Yao, and R. D. Priestley, “Nanomedicine as a non-invasive strategy for drug delivery across the blood brain barrier,” International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 515, (2) 331–342 (2016).
  7. T. Gu, H. Jeong, K. Yang, F. Wu, N. Yao, R. D. Priestley, C. White, and C. B. Arnold, “Anisotropic crystallization in solution processed chalcogenide thin film by linearly polarized laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 041904 (2017).


  1.  T.-W. Koh, J. A. Spechler, K. M. Lee, C. B. Arnold, and B. R. Rand, "Enhanced outcoupling in organic light emitting diodes via a high-index contrast scattering layer," ACS Photonics, 2, 1366, 2015
  2. N.C. Davy, G. Man, R. Kerner, M. Fusella, G.E. Purdum, M. Sezen, B.P. Rand, A. Kahn, Y.-L. Loo, “Contorted Hexabenzocoronenes with Extended Heterocyclic Moieties Improve Visible Light Absorption and Performance in Organic Solar Cells” Chemistry of Materials 28, 673, 2016.
  3. R. Hallani, K. Thorley, A.K. Hailey, S. Parkin, Y.-L. Loo, J.E. Anthony, “The effect of regioisomerism on the crystal packing and device performance of desymmetrized anthradithiophenes” Journal of Materials Chemistry C 3, 8956, 2015
  4. L. S. Hollister, G. J. MacPherson, L. Bindi, C. Lin, Y. Guan, N. Yao, J. M. Eiler, P. J. Steinhardt, “Redox Reactions between Cu-Al Metal and Silicates in the Khatyrka Meteorite”, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings, 46, 2394 (2015).
  5. P. Zhao, F. Wu, C. X. Kronawitter, Z. Chen, N. Yao, and B. E. Koel, “Facet-Controlled Synthesis of Ni-Doped    -Fe2O3 Nanoplates for Enhanced Water Oxidation Activity,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, DOI: 10.1039/c5cp04555j (2015)
  6. K. Kan-Dapaah, N. Rahbar, A. Tahlil, D. Crosson, N. Yao, W. Soboyejo, “Mechanical and Hyperthermic Properties of Magnetic Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications,” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 49:118–128, DOI:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.04.023 (2015). H. Zheng, S. Y. Xu, G. Bian, C. Guo, G. Chang, D.
  7. ​​​​​​​S. Sanchez, C-C. Lee, S-M. Huang, X. Zhang, R. Sankar, I. Belopolski, N. Alidoust, T-R. Chang, F. Wu, T. Neupert, F. Chou, H-T Jeng, N. Yao, A. Bansil, S. Jia, H. Lin, and M. Zahid Hasan, “Atomic Scale Visualization of Quantum Interference on a Weyl Semimetal Surface,” ACS Nano, 10 (1), pp 1378–1385 (2016).