Peer-Reviewed Publications

(* corresponding author; # equal contribution)

[49] Long-range enhancement of micropollutant adsorption on metal-promoted photocatalysts  

Ming Zhao, Wenjie Li, Muwen Yang, Zhiheng Zhao, Rong Ye, Xianwen Mao, Paul Padgett, and Peng Chen*

Nature Catalysis, 2024, accepted.

[48] 2D/2D Heterojunction of BiOBr/BiOI Nanosheets for In Situ H2O2 Production and Activation toward Efficient Photocatalytic Wastewater Treatment

Beverly Qian Ling Low, Wenbin Jiang*, Jing Yang, Mingsheng Zhang, Xiao Wu, Hui Zhu, Houjuan Zhu, Jerry Zhi Xiong Heng, Karen Yuanting Tang, Wen-Ya Wu, Xun Cao, Xue Qi Koh, Casandra Hui Teng Chai, Chui Yu Chan, Qiang Zhu, Michel Bosman, Yong-Wei Zhang, Ming Zhao, Zibiao Li*, Xian Jun Loh*, Yujie Xiong*, Enyi Ye*

Small Methods, 2024, 8, 2301368. [Link]

[47] Slowly Removing Surface Ligand by Aging the Sample Enhances the Stability of Pd Nanosheets toward Electron Beam Irradiation and Electrocatalysis

Yu Zhang, Shaobo Han, Shangqian Zhu, Ruhui Chen, Tiehuai Li, Zhiheng Lyu, Ming Zhao, Meng Gu*, Minhua Shao*, Younan Xia*  

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2023, e202314634. [Link]

[46] Enhancing Local CO2 Adsorption by L-histidine Incorporation for Selective Formate Production Over the Wide Potential Window

Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2023, e202313522. [Link]

[45] Synthesis and Characterization of Pt-Ag Icosahedral Nanocages with Enhanced Catalytic Activity toward Oxygen Reduction 

Wenxia Wang, Yifeng Shi, Zitao Chen, Ming Zhao, Zhenming Cao, Zhiheng Lyu, Ruhui Chen, Kaijun Xiao, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

ChemNanoMat, 2022, 8, e202200186. [Link]

[44] Nanoscale cooperative adsorption for materials control

Rong Ye#, Ming Zhao#, Xianwen Mao, Zhaohong Wang, Diego A. Garzón

Heting Pu, Zhiheng Zhao, and Peng Chen*

Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 4287. [Link]

[43] Pd–Au Asymmetric Nanopyramids: Lateral vs Vertical Growth of Au on Pd Decahedral Seeds

Li Zhou, Xiaoyu Qiu, Zhiheng Lyu, Ming Zhao, and Younan Xia*

Chemistry of Materials, 2021, 33, 5391-5400. [Link]

[42] Kinetically Controlled Synthesis of Rhodium Nanocrystals with Different Shapes and a Comparison Study of Their Thermal and Catalytic Properties

Ming Zhao#, Zitao Chen#, Yifeng Shi, Zachary D. Hood, Zhiheng Lyu, Minghao Xie, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 6293-6302. [Link]

[41] A Simple Route to the Synthesis of Pt Nanobars and the Mechanistic Understanding of Symmetry Reduction

Ruhui Chen, Quynh N. Nguyen, Ming Zhao, Zitao Chen, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

Chemistry - A European Journal, 2021, 27, 2760-2766. [Link]

[40] Noble-Metal Nanocrystals with Controlled Shapes for Catalytic and Electrocatalytic Applications

Yifeng Shi#, Zhiheng Lyu#, Ming Zhao#, Ruhui Chen#, Quynh N. Nguyen, and Younan Xia*

Chemical Reviews, 2020, 121, 649-735. [Link]

[39] Crystal-phase and surface-structure engineering of ruthenium nanocrystals

Ming Zhao & Younan Xia*

Nature Reviews Materials, 2020, 5, 440-459. [Link]

[38] Pd-Ru Alloy Nanocages with a Face-Centered Cubic Structure and Their Enhanced Activity toward the Oxidation of Ethylene Glycol and Glycerol

Ming Zhao, Zhiheng Lyu, Minghao Xie, Zachary D. Hood, Zhenming Cao, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

Small Methods, 2020, 1900843. [Link]

[37] Exploring Plasmonic Photocatalysis via Single-Molecule Reaction Imaging

Ming Zhao & Peng Chen*

Nano Letters, 2020, 20, 2939-2940. [Link]

[36] Quantitative Analysis of the Multiple Roles Played by Halide Ions in Controlling the Growth Patterns of Palladium Nanocrystals

Tung-Han Yang, Shan Zhou, Ming Zhao, and Younan Xia*

ChemNanoMat, 2020, 6, 576-588. [Link]

[35] Pt–Co truncated octahedral nanocrystals: a class of highly active and durable catalysts toward oxygen reduction 

Min Shen#, Minghao Xie#, John Slack, Kcrysta Waldrop, Zitao Chen, Zhiheng Lyu, Shaohong Cao, Ming Zhao, Miaofang Chi, Peter N. Pintauro, Rong Cao, and Younan Xia*

Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 11718-11727. [Link]

[34] Catalytic System Based on Sub-2 nm Pt Particles and Its Extraordinary Activity and Durability for Oxygen Reduction

Haoyan Cheng, Zhenming Cao, Zitao Chen, Ming Zhao, Minghao Xie, Zhiheng Lyu, Zhihong Zhu, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

Nano Letters, 2019, 19, 4997-5002. [Link]

[33] Ruthenium Nanoframes in the Face-Centered Cubic Phase: Facile Synthesis and Their Enhanced Catalytic Performance

Ming Zhao, Zachary D. Hood, Madeline Vara, Kyle D. Gilroy, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

ACS Nano, 2019, 13, 7241-7251. [Link]

[32] Ru Octahedral Nanocrystals with a Face-Centered Cubic Structure, {111} Facets, Thermal Stability up to 400 °C, and Enhanced Catalytic Activity

Ming Zhao, Zitao Chen, Zhiheng Lyu, Zachary D. Hood, Minghao Xie, Madeline Vara, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141, 7028-7036. [Link]

[31] Facile Synthesis of Pt Icosahedral Nanocrystals with Controllable Sizes for the Evaluation of Size-Dependent Activity toward Oxygen Reduction

Ming Zhao, Joseph Holder, Zitao Chen, Minghao Xie, Zhenming Cao, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

ChemCatChem, 2019, 11, 2458-2463. [Link]

[30] Au@Cu Core–Shell Nanocubes with Controllable Sizes in the Range of 20–30 nm for Applications in Catalysis and Plasmonics

Zhiheng Lyu, Minghao Xie, Edgar Aldama, Ming Zhao, Jichuan Qiu, Shan Zhou, and Younan Xia*

ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2019, 2, 1533-1540. [Link]

[29] One-Pot Synthesis of Pd@PtnL Core-Shell Icosahedral Nanocrystals in High Throughput through a Quantitative Analysis of the Reduction Kinetics

Chi-Ta Lee#, Helan Wang#, Ming Zhao, Tung-Han Yang, Madeline Vara, and Younan Xia*

Chemistry - A European Journal, 2019, 25, 5322-5329. [Link]

[28] Incorporation of gold nanocages into electrospun nanofibers for efficient water evaporation through photothermal heating

Tong Wu, Haoxuan Li, Minghao Xie, Song Shen, Wenxia Wang, Ming Zhao, Xiumei Mo, and Younan Xia*

Materials Today Energy, 2019, 12, 129-135. [Link]

[27] Decahedral nanocrystals of noble metals: Synthesis, characterization, and applications

Shan Zhou, Ming Zhao, Tung-Han Yang, and Younan Xia*

Materials Today, 2019, 22, 108-131. [Link]

[26] Toward affordable and sustainable use of precious metals in catalysis and nanomedicine

Younan Xia*, Ming Zhao, Xue Wang, and Da Huo

MRS Bulletin, 2018, 43, 860-869. [Link]

[25] Hollow Metal Nanocrystals with Ultrathin, Porous Walls and Well-Controlled Surface Structures

Ming Zhao#, Xue Wang#, Xuan Yang#, Kyle D. Gilroy, Dong Qin, and Younan Xia*

Advanced Materials, 2018, 1801956. [Link]

[24] Facile synthesis of Pt–Ag octahedral and tetrahedral nanocrystals with enhanced activity and durability toward methanol oxidation 

Ming Zhao, Xuan Yang, Zachary D. Hood, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

Journal of Materials Research, 2018, 33, 3891-3897. [Link]

[23] Synthesis of Pt nanocrystals with different shapes using the same protocol to optimize their catalytic activity toward oxygen reduction

Jing Qian, Min Shen, Shan Zhou, Chi-Ta Lee, Ming Zhao, Zhiheng Lyu, Zachary D. Hood, Madeline Vara, Kyle D. Gilroy, Kun Wang, and Younan Xia*

Materials Today, 2018, 21, 834-844. [Link]

[22] Quantitative analysis of the reduction kinetics of a Pt(II) precursor in the context of Pt nanocrystal synthesis

Shan Zhou, Tung-Han Yang, Ming Zhao, and Younan Xia*

Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics, 2018, 31, 370. [Link]

[21] A Rationally Designed Route to the One-Pot Synthesis of Right Bipyramidal Nanocrystals of Copper

Zhiheng Lyu, Minghao Xie, Kyle D. Gilroy, Zachary D. Hood, Ming Zhao, Shan Zhou, Jingyue Liu, and Younan Xia*

Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30, 6469-6477. [Link]

[20] Enabling Complete Ligand Exchange on the Surface of Gold Nanocrystals through the Deposition and Then Etching of Silver

Shan Zhou, Da Huo, Sondrica Goines, Tung-Han Yang, Zhiheng Lyu, Ming Zhao, Kyle D. Gilroy, Yiren Wu, Zachary D. Hood, Minghao Xie, and Younan Xia*

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018, 140, 11898-11901. [Link]

[19] Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: A Comprehensive Review on the Reductants

Thenner S. Rodrigues#, Ming Zhao#, Tung-Han Yang#, Kyle D. Gilroy, Anderson G. M. da Silva, Pedro H. C. Camargo, and Younan Xia*

Chemistry - A European Journal, 2018, 24, 16944-16963. [Link]

[18] Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals by Replicating the Surface Atomic Structure on the Seed

Kyle D. Gilroy, Xuan Yang, Shuifen Xie, Ming Zhao, Dong Qin, and Younan Xia*

Advanced Materials, 2018, 30, 1706312. [Link]

[17] Synthesis of Ru Icosahedral Nanocages with a Face-Centered-Cubic Structure and Evaluation of Their Catalytic Properties

Ming Zhao, Lang Xu, Madeline Vara, Ahmed O. Elnabawy, Kyle D. Gilroy, Zachary D. Hood, Shan Zhou, Legna Figueroa-Cosme, Miaofang Chi, Manos Mavrikakis*, and Younan Xia*

ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 6948-6960. [Link]

[16] Enhancing the tactile and near-infrared sensing capabilities of electrospun PVDF nanofibers with the use of gold nanocages

Haoxuan Li, Tong Wu, Minghao Xie, Yifeng Shi, Song Shen, Ming Zhao, Xuan Yang, Legna M. Figueroa-Cosme, Qinfei Ke, and Younan Xia*

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2018, 6, 10263-10269. [Link]

[15] Rhodium Decahedral Nanocrystals: Facile Synthesis, Mechanistic Insights, and Experimental Controls

Sujin R. Lee, Madeline Vara, Zachary D. Hood, Ming Zhao, Kyle D. Gilroy, Miaofang Chi, and Younan Xia*

ChemNanoMat, 2018, 4, 66-70. [Link]

[14] Site-selective growth of Ag nanocubes for sharpening their corners and edges, followed by elongation into nanobars through symmetry reduction

Shan Zhou, David D. Mesina, Morgan A. Organt, Tung-Han Yang, Xuan Yang, Da Huo, Ming Zhao, and Younan Xia*

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2018, 6, 1384-1392. [Link]

[13] Facile Synthesis of Ru-Based Octahedral Nanocages with Ultrathin Walls in a Face-Centered Cubic Structure

Ming Zhao, Ahmed O. Elnabawy, Madeline Vara, Lang Xu, Zachary D. Hood, Xuan Yang, Kyle D. Gilroy, Legna Figueroa-Cosme, Miaofang Chi, Manos Mavrikakis*, and Younan Xia*

Chemistry of Materials, 2017, 29, 9227-9237. [Link]

[12] Gold icosahedral nanocages: Facile synthesis, optical properties, and fragmentation under ultrasonication

Xuan Yang, Kyle D. Gilroy, Madeline Vara, Ming Zhao, Shan Zhou, and Younan Xia*

Chemical Physics Letters, 2017, 683, 613-618. [Link]

[11] Graphene coated La3+/Sc3+ co-doped Li4Ti5O12 anodes for enhanced Li-ion battery performance

Guodong Wei, Carlos R. Rambo, Yuan Guo, Ziyang Ning, Songtao Guo, Ming Zhao, Zhao Huang, Chunming Zhang*, and Dannong He*

Materials Letters, 2017, 193, 179-182. [Link]

[10] Toward a Quantitative Understanding of the Sulfate-Mediated Synthesis of Pd Decahedral Nanocrystals with High Conversion and Morphology Yields

Aleksey Ruditskiy, Ming Zhao, Kyle D. Gilroy, Madeline Vara, and Younan Xia*

Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28, 8800-8806. [Link]

[9] Synthesis and Characterization of Pt–Ag Alloy Nanocages with Enhanced Activity and Durability toward Oxygen Reduction

Xuan Yang, Luke T. Roling, Madeline Vara, Ahmed O. Elnabawy, Ming Zhao, Zachary D. Hood, Shixiong Bao, Manos Mavrikakis*, and Younan Xia*

Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 6644-6649. [Link]

[8] Synthesis and Characterization of Ru Cubic Nanocages with a Face-Centered Cubic Structure by Templating with Pd Nanocubes

Ming Zhao, Legna Figueroa-Cosme, Ahmed O. Elnabawy, Madeline Vara, Xuan Yang, Luke T. Roling, Miaofang Chi, Manos Mavrikakis*, and Younan Xia*

Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 5310-5317. [Link]

[7] Ruthenium–platinum core–shell nanocatalysts with substantially enhanced activity and durability towards methanol oxidation 

Jin Xie, Qinghua Zhang, Lin Gu, Sheng Xu, Peng Wang, Jianguo Liu*, Yi Ding, Yingfang Yao, Cewen Nan, Ming Zhao, Yong You, and Zhigang Zou*

Nano Energy, 2016, 21, 247-257. [Link]

[6] Performance improvement of the open-cathode proton exchange membrane fuel cell by optimizing membrane electrode assemblies

Wenming Liu, Li Wan, Jianguo Liu*, Ming Zhao, and Zhigang Zou*

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2015, 40, 7159-7167. [Link]

[5] Influence of Membrane Thickness on Membrane Degradation and Platinum Agglomeration under Long-term Open Circuit Voltage Conditions

Ming Zhao, Weiyu Shi, Bingbing Wu, Wenming Liu, Jianguo Liu*, Danmin Xing, Yingfang Yao, Zhongjun Hou, Pingwen Ming, and Zhigang Zou*

Electrochimica Acta, 2015, 153, 254-262. [Link]

[4] The degradation study of Nafion/PTFE composite membrane in PEM fuel cell under accelerated stress tests

Bingbing Wu, Ming Zhao, Weiyu Shi, Wenming Liu, Jianguo Liu*, Danmin Xing, Yingfang Yao, Zhongjun Hou, Pingwen Ming, and Zhigang Zou*

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39, 14381-14390. [Link]

[3] Analysis of carbon-supported platinum through potential cycling and potential-static holding

Ming Zhao, Weiyu Shi, Bingbing Wu, Wenming Liu, Jianguo Liu*, Danmin Xing, Yingfang Yao, Zhongjun Hou, Pingwen Ming, Jun Gu, and Zhigang Zou*

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39, 13725-13737. [Link]

[2] Vitamin E assisted polymer electrolyte fuel cells

Yingfang Yao, Jianguo Liu*, Wenming Liu, Ming Zhao, Bingbing Wu, Jun Gu, and Zhigang Zou*

Energy & Environmental Science, 2014, 7, 3362-3370. [Link]

[1] The performance improvement of membrane and electrode assembly in open-cathode proton exchange membrane fuel cell

Bingbing Wu, Bo Li, Wenming Liu, Jianguo Liu*, Ming Zhao, Yingfang Yao, Jun Gu, and Zhigang Zou*

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2013, 38, 10978-10984. [Link]

Patents

[1] Younan Xia, Dong Qin, Xue Wang, Sang-II Choi, Sujin Lee, Lei Zhang, Xiaojun Sun, Junki Kim, Ming Zhao. Polyhedral metal nanocages with well-defined facets and ultrathin walls and methods of making and uses thereof. U.S. Patent 10,835,955, issued November 17, 2020.