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61. Cheng, Q.; Li, A.; Li, N.; Yan, K.; Li, S.; Amirali Z.; Li, T.; Huang, W.; Li, A.; Jin, T.; Song, Q.; Xu, W.; Ni, N.; Zhai, H.; Martin D.; Karim Z.; Xiuyun C.; Su, D.; & Yang Y.*Boron Nitride-Based Nanocomposite Coating for Stabilizing Solid Electrolyte/Anode Interface in Lithium Metal Batteries. Joule, Accepted (2019).

60. Wang, X.; Zhai, H.; Qie, B.; Cheng, Q.; Li, A.; Borovilas, J.; Xu, B.; Shi, C.; Jin, T.; Liao, X.; Li, Y.; He, X.; Du, S.; Fu, Y.; Dontigny, M.; Zaghib, K.; & Yang, Y.*Rechargeable solid-state lithium metal batteries with vertically aligned ceramic nanoparticle/polymer composite electrolyte. Nano Energy, 60, 205-212 (2019). [PDF]

59. Aydt, A. P.; Qie, B.; Pinkard, A.; Yang, L.; Cheng, Q.; Billinge, S. J. L.; Yang, Y.*; & Roy, X.*; Microporous Battery Electrodes from Molecular Cluster Precursors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2019).  [PDF]

58. Cheng, Q.†; Xu, W.†; Qin, S.; Das, S.; Jin, T.; Li, A.; Li, A. C.; Qie, B.; Yao, P.; Zhai, H.; Shi, C.; Yong, X.; Yang, Y.*; Full Dissolution of Li2S8 to Li2S in Safe Eutectic Solvent for Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 58, 1-6 (2019). [PDF]

57. Qian, G.; Liao, X.; Zhu, Y.; Pan, F.; Chen, X.; Yang, Y.*; Designing Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries by Structural Engineering. ACS Energy Letters, 4, 3, 690-701 (2019). [PDF]

56. Xu, B.; Zhai, H.; Liao, X.; Qie, B.; Mandal, J.; Gong, T.; Tan, L.; Yang, X.; Sun, K.; Cheng, Q.; Chen, M.; Miao, Y.; Wei, M.; Zhu, B.; Fu, Y.; Li, A.; Chen, X.; Min, W.; Nan, C.*; Lin, Y.*; Yang, Y.*Porous Insulating Matrix for Lithium Metal Anode with Long Cycling Stability and High Power, Energy Storage Materials 17, 31-37 (2019). [PDF]

55. Shi, C.†; Wang, T.†; Liao, X.†; Qie, B.; Yang, P.; Chen, M.; Wang, X.; Srinivasan, A.; Cheng, Q.; Li, A.; Chen, X.; Yang, Y.*; Accordion-like Stretchable Li-ion Batteries with High Energy Density, Energy Storage Materials, 17, 136-142 (2019)[PDF]


54. Liao, X.†; Shi, C.†; Wang, T.†; Qie, B.†; Chen, Y.; Yang, P.; Cheng, Q; Zhai, H.; Chen, M.; Wang, X.; Chen, X.*; Yang, Y.*; High-Energy-Density Foldable Battery Enabled by Zigzag-like Design, Advanced Energy Materials, 1802998 (2018).[PDF]

53. Mandal, J.; Fu, Y.; Overvig, A.; Jia, M.; Sun, K.; Shi, N.; Zhou, H.; Xiao, X.; Yu, N.; Yang, Y.*; Hierarchically porous polymer coatings for highly efficient passive daytime radiative cooling. Science, 362(6412), 315-319 (2018).[PDF]

52. Yao, P.; Zhu, B.; Zhai, H.; Liao, X.; Zhu, Y.; Xu, W.; Cheng, Q.; Jayyosi, C.; Li, Z.; Zhu, J.; Myers, K.; Chen, X.; Yang, Y.*PVDF/Palygorskite Nanowire Composite Electrolyte for 4 V Rechargeable Lithium Batteries with High Energy Density. Nano Letters, 18(10), 6113-6120 (2018).[PDF]

51. Peurifoy, S.; Russell, J.; Sisto, T.; Yang, Y.*; Roy, X*.; Nuckolls, C.*; Designing Three-Dimensional Architectures for High-Performance Electron Accepting Pseudocapacitors, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(35), 10960-10964 (2018). [PDF]

50. Cheng, Q.; Wei, L.; Liu, Z.; Ni, N.; Sang, Z.; Zhu, B.; Xu, W.; Chen, M.; Miao, Y.; Chen, L.; Min, W.*; Yang, Y.*; Operando and Three-Dimensional Visualization of Anion Depletion and Lithium Growth by Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy, Nature Communications, 9, 2942 (2018).[PDF]

49. Mandal, J., Du, S., Dontigny, M., Zaghib, K., Yu, N. and Yang, Y.*; Li4Ti5O12: A Visible-to-Infrared Broadband Electrochromic Material for Optical and Thermal Management. Advanced Functional Materials, 28(36), 1802180 (2018).[PDF]

48. Wang, Q.; Shang, M.; Zhang, Y.; Yang, Y.*; Wang, Y.*; Rate-Limiting Step in Batteries with Metal Oxides as the Energy Materials, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(8), 7162–7170 (2018).[PDF]

47. Qiao, Y.; Zhou, Z.; Chen Z.; Du S.; Cheng, Q.; Zhai, H.; Fritz, N.; Du, Q .; Yang, Y.*Visualizing Ion Diffusion in Battery Systems by Fluorescence Microscopy: A Case Study on the Dissolution of LiMn2O4, Nano Energy, 45, 68-74 (2018).[PDF]

46. Qian, G; Zhu, B; Liao, X; Zhai, H; Srinivasan, A; Fritz, N; Cheng, Q; Ning, M; Qie, B; Li, Y; Yuan, S; Zhu, J; Chen, X; Yang, Y*.; Bio-inspired, spine-like flexible rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with high energy density, Advanced Materials, 30(12), 1704947 (2018).[PDF]


45. Milton, M; Cheng, Q; Yang, Y*.; Nuckolls, C*.; Hernández Sánchez, R*.; Sisto, T*.; Molecular Materials for Non-Aqueous Flow Batteries with High Coulombic Efficiency and Stable Cycling, Nano Letters, 17(12), 7859-7863 (2017).[PDF]

44. Gao, C.; Lee, S.; Yang, Y*.; Thermally Regenerative Electrochemical Cycle for Low-grade Heat Harvesting, ACS Energy Letters, 2(10), 2326–2334 (2017).[PDF]

43. Mandal, J.; Wang, D.; Overvig, A.; Shi, N.; Paley, D.; Zangiabadi, A.; Cheng, Q.; Barmak, K.; Yu, N*.; Yang, Y*.; Scalable, ‘Dip-and-dry’ Fabrication of a Wide-Angle, Plasmonic Selective Absorber for High-efficiency Solar-thermal Energy Conversion, Advanced Materials, 29(41), 1702156 (2017). Work featured on the inside back cover of the November 2 Issue.[PDF]

42. Zhai, H.†; Xu, P.†; Ning, M.†; Cheng, Q.; Mandal, J.; Yang, Y*; A Flexible Solid Composite Electrolyte with Vertically Aligned and Connected Ion-Conducting Nanoparticles for Lithium Batteries, Nano Letters, 17(5), 3182–3187 (2017).[PDF]


41. Cao, Z; Xu, P; Zhai, H; Du, S; Mandal, J; Dontigny, M; Zaghib, K; Yang, Y*; An Ambient-air Stable Lithiated Anode for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries with High Energy Density,  Nano Letters, 16(11), 7235–7240 (2016).[PDF]

40. Liang, J; Xi, K; Tan, G; Chen, S; Zhao, T; Coxon, P; Kim, H; Ding, S; Yang, Y; Vasant Kumar, R; Lu, J; Sea urchin-like NiCoO2@C nanocomposites for Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors, Nano Energy, 27, 457-465 (2016).[PDF]

39. Yang, Y.*.; Huang, X. P.; Cao, Z. Y.; Chen. G.*; Thermally conductive separator with hierarchical nano/microstructures for improving thermal management of batteries. Nano Energy, 22, 301–309 (2016).[PDF]

Prior to joining Columbia


38. Wang, J.; Feng, S. P.; Yang, Y.; Hau, N.; Munro, M.; Yang, E. F.; Chen, G.; “Thermal Charging” Phenomenon in Electrical Double Layer Capacitors, Nano Letters, 15(9), 5784-5790 (2015).[PDF]

37. Wang, C.; Wang, X. S.; Yang, Y.; Kushima, A.; Chen, J. T.; Huang, Y. H.; Li, J.; Slurryless Li2S/Reduced Graphene Oxide Cathode Paper for High-Performance Lithium Sulfur Battery, Nano Letters, 15(3), 1796-1802 (2015).[PDF]


36. Yang, Y.; Lee, S. W.; Ghasemi, G.; Loomis, J.; Li X.B.; Kraemer, D; Zheng, G. Y.; Cui, Y.; Chen, G. Charging-free Electrochemical System for Harvesting Low-grade Thermal Energy, PNAS, 111(48), 17011-17016 (2014).[PDF]

35. Yang, Y.; Loomis, J.; Ghasemi, G.; Lee, S. W.; Wang, J.; Cui, Y.; Chen, G. Membrane-free Battery for Harvesting Low-grade Thermal Energy. Nano Letters, 14(11), 6578–6583 (2014).[PDF]

34. Lee,S. W.†; Yang, Y.†; Lee. H. W.; Ghasemi, H.; Kraemer, D.; Chen, G.; Cui, Y. An electrochemical system for highly efficient harvesting of low-grade heat energy, Nature Communications, 5, 3942 (2014).[PDF]


33. Li, W. Y.;  Zheng, G. Y.; Yang, Y.; Seh, Z. W.; Liu, N.; Cui, Y.; High-performance hollow sulfur nanostructured battery cathode through a scalable, room temperature, one-step, bottom-up approach, PNAS, 110(18), 7148-7153 (2013).[PDF]

32. Yang, Y.; Zheng, G. Y.; Cui, Y.; A Membrane-free Semi-liquid Lithium/polysulfides Battery for Large Scale Energy Storage, Energy & Environmental Science, 6(5), 1552-1558 (2013). [EES Most Read Article][PDF]

31. Zheng, G. Y.; Zhang, Q. F.; Cha, J. J.; Yang, Y.; Li, W. Y.; Seh, Z. W.; Cui, Y.; Amphiphilic surface modification of hollow carbon nanofibers for improved cycle life of lithium sulfur batteries, Nano Letters, 13(3), 1265–1270 (2013).[PDF]

30. Zhou, J. G.; Wang, J.; Hu, Y. F.; Regier, T.; Wang H. L.; Yang, Y.; Cui, Y.; Dai, H. J. Imaging state of charge and its correlation to interaction variation in an LiMn0.75Fe0.25PO4 nanorods–graphene hybrid, Chemical Communications, 49(17), 1765-1767 (2013).[PDF]

29. Yang, Y.; Zheng, G. Y.; Cui, Y.; Nanostructured Sulfur Cathodes, Chemical Society Reviews, 42(7), 3018-3032 (2013). [Invited Review][PDF]

28. Seh, Z. W.; Li, W. Y.; Cha, J. J.; Zheng, G. Y.; Yang, Y.; McDowell, M. T.; Hsu, P. C.; Cui, Y. Sulphur–TiO2 yolk–shell nanoarchitecture with internal void space for long-cycle lithium–sulphur batteries, Nature Communications, 4, 1331 (2013).[PDF]


27. Yang, Y.; Zheng, G. Y.; Misra S.; Nelson, J.; Toney, M. F.; Cui, Y. High Capacity Micrometer-sized Li2S Particles as Cathode Materials for Advanced Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries, JACS, 134(37), 15387–15394 (2012).[PDF]

26. Hsu, P. H.; Wu, H.; Carney, T. J.; McDowell, M. T.; Yang, Y.; Garnett, E.C.; Li, M.;  Hu, L.B.; and Cui, Y.; Passivation Coating on Electrospun Copper Nanofibers for Stable Transparent Electrodes, ACS Nano, 6(6), 5150–5156 (2012).[PDF]

25. Wu, H.; Zheng, G. Y.; Liu, N.; Carney, T. J.; Yang, Y.; Cui, Y; Engineering Empty Space between Si Nanoparticles for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes, Nano Letters, 12(2), 904-909 (2012).[PDF]

24. Wang, H. L.†; Yang, Y.†; Liang, Y. Y.; Zheng, G. Y.; Li, Y. G.; Cui, Y.; and Dai H. J.; Rechargeable Li-OBatteries with Covalently Coupled MnCo2O4-Graphene Hybrid as Oxygen Cathode Catalyst, Energy & Environmental Sciences, 5(7), 7931-7935 (2012).[PDF]

23. Nelson, J.†; Misra, S.†; Yang, Y.*; Jackson, A.; Liu, Y. J.; Wang, H. L.; Dai H. J.; Andrews, J.C.; Cui, Y.; Toney, M.F.; In operando X-ray Diffraction and Transmission X-ray Microscopy of Lithium Sulfur Batteries, JACS, 134(14), 6337–6343 (2012).[PDF]

22. Wu, H.; Chan, G.; Choi J. W.; Ryu, I.; Yao, Y.; McDowell, M. T.; Lee, S. W.; Jackson, A.; Yang, Y.; Hu, L. B.; Cui, Y.; Stable cycling of double-walled silicon nanotube battery anodes through solid–electrolyte interphase control, Nature Nanotechnology, 7(5), 310–315 (2012).[PDF]


21. Yang, Y.; Yu, G. H.; Cha, J. J.; Wu, H.; Vosgueritchian, M.; Yao, Y.; Bao, Z. N.; Cui, Y.; Improving the Performance of Li-S Battery by Conductive Polymer Coating. ACS Nano, 5(11), 9187–9193 (2011).[PDF]

20. Zheng, G. Y.; Yang, Y.; Cha, J. J.; S, S. S.; Cui, Y.; Hollow Carbon Nanofiber-Encapsulated Sulfur Cathodes for High Specific Capacity Lithium Batteries, Nano Letters, 11(10), 4462-4467 (2011).[PDF]

19. Yu, G. H.; Hu, L. B.; Liu, N; Wang, H. L.; Vosgueritchian, M; Yang, Y.; Cui, Y.; Bao, Z. N.; Enhancing the Supercapacitor Performance of Graphene/MnO2 Nanostructured Electrodes by Conductive Wrapping, Nano Letters, 11(10), 4438-4442 (2011).[PDF]

18. Yang, Y.; Jeong, S.; Hu, L. B.; Wu, H.; Lee, S. W.; Cui, Y.; Transparent lithium-ion batteries, PNAS, 108(32), 13013-13018 (2011). [Direct Submission][PDF]

17. Hu, L. B.; Chen, W.; Xie, X.; Liu, N.; Yang, Y.; Wu, H.; Yao, Y.; Pasta, M.; Alshareef, H. N.; Cui, Y.; Symmetrical MnO2-Carbon Nanotube-Textile Nanostructures for Wearable Pseudocapacitors with High Mass Loading, ACS Nano, 5(11), 8904-8913 (2011).[PDF]

16. Wang, H. L.; Yang, Y.; Liang, Y.; Robinson, J. T.; Li, Y.; Jackson, A.; Cui, Y.; Dai, H.; Graphene-Wrapped Sulfur Particles as a Rechargeable Lithium/sulfur Battery Cathode Material with High Capacity and Cycling Stability, Nano Letters, 11(7), 2644-2647 (2011). [Top 20 Most Read articles][PDF]

15. Wang, H. L.; Yang, Y.; Liang, Y. Y.; Cui, L. F.; Casalongue, H. S.; Li, Y. G.; Hong, G. S.; Dai, H. J.; Cui, Y.; LiMn1-xFexPONanorods Grown on Graphene Sheets for Ultrahigh-Rate-Performance Lithium Ion Batteries, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 50(32), 7364-7368 (2011). [Editors’ Choice][PDF]

14. Lin, Y.; Yang, Y.; Ma, H. W.; Cui, Y.; Mao, W. L. Compressional Behavior of Bulk and Nanorod LiMn2O4 under Nonhydrostatic Stress, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115(20), 9844-9849 (2011).[PDF]

13. Xie, X.; Pasta, M.; Hu, L. B.; Yang, Y.; McDonough, J.; Cha, J.; Criddle, C. S.; Cui, Y.; Nano-structured textiles as high-performance aqueous cathodes for microbial fuel cells, Energy & Environmental Science 4(4), 1293-1297 (2011).[PDF]


12. Wang, H. L.; Cui, L. F.; Yang, Y.; Casalongue, H. S.; Robinson, J. T.; Liang, Y. Y.; Dai, H. J. et al.; Mn3O4-Graphene Hybrid as a High-Capacity Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132(40), 13978-13980 (2010). [JACS Most Cited Article][PDF]

11. Hu, L. B.; Wu, H.; La Mantia, F.; Yang, Y.; Cui, Y.; Thin, Flexible Secondary Li-Ion Paper Batteries, ACS Nano, 4(10), 5843-5848 (2010).[PDF]

10. Wu, H.; Hu, L. B.; Rowell, M. W.; Kong, D. S.; Cha, J. J.; McDonough, J. R.; Zhu, J.;Yang, Y.; McGehee, M. D.; Cui, Y.; Electrospun Metal Nanofiber Webs as High-Performance Transparent Electrode, Nano Letters, 10(10), 4242-4248 (2010).[PDF]

9. Yang, Y.; McDowell, M. T.; Jackson, A.; Cha, J. J.; Hong, S. S.; Cui, Y.; New Nanostructured Li2S/Silicon Rechargeable Battery with High Specific Energy, Nano Letters, 10(4), 1486-1491 (2010). [Top 20 Most Read Articles][PDF]


8. McDonough, J. R.; Choi, J. W.; Yang, Y.; La Mantia, F.; Cui, Y.; Zhang, Y. G.; Carbon nanofiber supercapacitors with large areal capacitances, Applied Physics Letters, 95(24), 243109 (2009).[PDF]

7. Hu, L. B.; Choi, J. W.; Yang, Y.; Jeong, S.; La Mantia, F.; Cui, L. F.; Cui, Y.; Highly Conductive Paper for Energy-storage Devices. PNAS, 106(51), 21490-21494 (2009). [Direct Submission][PDF]

6. Yang, Y.; Xie, C.; Ruffo, R.; Peng, H. L.; Kim, D. K.; Cui, Y.; Single Nanorod Devices for Battery Diagnostics: A Case Study on LiMn2O4, Nano Letters, 9(12), 4109-4114 (2009).[PDF]

5. Cui, L. F.; Yang, Y.; Hsu, C. M.; Cui, Y.; Carbon-Silicon Core-Shell Nanowires as High Capacity Electrode for Lithium Ion Batteries, Nano Letters, 9(9), 3370-3374 (2009).[PDF]

4. Schoen, D. T.; Meister, S.; Peng, H. L.; Chan, C.; Yang, Y.; Cui, Y.; Phase transformations in one-dimensional materials: applications in electronics and energy sciences, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19(33), 5879-5890 (2009).[PDF]


3. Kim, D. K.; Muralidharan, P.; Lee, H. W.; Ruffo, R.; Yang, Y.; Chan, C. K.; Peng, H.; Huggins, R. A.; Cui, Y. Spinel LiMn2O4 Nanorods as Lithium Ion Battery Cathodes. Nano Letters, 8(11), 3948-3952 (2008).[PDF]

2. Zheng, J.; Yang, Y.; Yu, B.; Song, X. B.; Li, X. G.; [0001] oriented aluminum nitride one-dimensional nanostructures: Synthesis, structure evolution, and electrical properties. ACS Nano, 2(1), 134-142 (2008).[PDF]


1. Yang, Y.; Zhao, Q.; Zhang, X. Z.; Liu, Z. G.; Zou, C. X.; Shen, B.; Yu, D. P.; Mn-doped AlN nanowires with room temperature ferromagnetic ordering, Applied Physics Letters, 90(9), 092118 (2007).[PDF]

†: equal contribution

Book Chapter

1. Yang, Y.; Choi, J. W.; Cui, Y.; Oxide Nanostructures for Energy Storage, Functional Metal Oxide Nanostructures, Edited by Junqiao Wu, Jinbo Cao, Wei-Qiang Han, Anderson Janotti, Ho-Cheol Kim, Springer, 2012.