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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).

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) (2017).

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: 7859-7863 (2017).

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

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) (2017). Work featured on the inside back cover of the November 2 Issue.

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), pp 3182–3187 (2017).

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), pp 7235–7240 (2016).

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, pp 457-465 (2016)

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)

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), pp 5784-5790 (2015).

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), pp 1796-1802 (2015).


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, 17011 (2014).

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 6578–6583 (2014).

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).


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, 7148-7153 (2013).

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, 1552-1558 (2013). [EES Most Read Article]

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, 1265–1270 (2013).

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, 1765-1767 (2013)

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

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)


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, 15387–15394 (2012)

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, 5150–5156 (2012)

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, 904-909 (2012)

24. Wang, H. L.†; Yang, Y.†; Liang, Y. Y.; Zheng, G. Y.; Li, Y. G.; Cui, Y.; and Dai H. J.; Rechargeable Li-O2 Batteries with Covalently Coupled MnCo2O4-Graphene Hybrid as Oxygen Cathode Catalyst. Energy & Environmental Sciences 5, 7931-7935 (2012)

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, 6337–6343 (2012)

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, 310–315 (2012)


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, 9187–9193 (2011)

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, 4462-4467 (2011)

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, 4438-4442 (2011)

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

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, 8904-8913 (2011)

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, 2644-2647 (2011) [Top 20 Most Read articles]

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-xFexPO4 Nanorods Grown on Graphene Sheets for Ultrahigh-Rate-Performance Lithium Ion Batteries. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 50, 7364-7368 (2011) [Editors’ Choice]

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, 9844-9849 (2011)

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, 1293-1297 (2011)


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, 13978-13980 (2010) [JACS Most Cited Article]

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

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, 4242-4248 (2010)

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, 1486-1491 (2010) [Top 20 Most Read Articles]


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, 243109 (2009)

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, 21490-21494 (2009) [Direct Submission]

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, 4109-4114 (2009).

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, 3370-3374 (2009)

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, 5879-5890 (2009)


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, 3948-3952 (2008)

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, 134-142 (2008)


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, 092118 (2007)

†: 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