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  • 41.   L. Ji+, H. L. Xin+, T. R. Kuykendall, S. Wu, H. Zheng, M. Rao, E. J. Cairns, V. Battagliac, Y. Zhang “SnS2 nanoparticle loaded graphene nanocomposites for superior energy storage.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 6981 (2012). Link PDF



  • 40.   H. Zheng*, J. B. Rivest, T. Miller, B. Sadtler, A. Lindenberg, M. F Toney, L. W. Wang, C. Kisielowski, A. P. Alivisatos, “Observation of transient structural-transformation dynamics in a Cu2S nanorod.” Science 333, 206 (2011). Link PDF

  • 39.   K. Niu, H. Zheng, Z. Li, J.Yang, J. Sun, X. Du, “Laser dispersion of detonation nanodiamonds.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 4099 (2011). Link PDF

  • 38.   J. B. Rivest, S. L. Swisher, L. K. Fong, H. Zheng, A. P. Alivisatos, “Assembled monolayer nanorod heterojunctions.” ACS Nano 5, 3811 (2011). Link PDF

  • 37.     M. J. Polking, J. J. Urban, D. J. Milliron, H. Zheng, E. Chan, M. A. Caldwell, S. Raoux, C. Kisielowski, J. W. Ager, R. Ramesh, A. P. Alivisatos, “Size-dependent polar ordering in colloidal GeTe nanocrystals.” Nano Lett. 11, 1147 (2011). Link PDF

  • 36.  M. J. Polking, H. Zheng, R. Ramesh, A. P. Alivisatos, “Controlled synthesis and size-Dependent polarization domain structure of colloidal germanium telluride nanocrystals.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 2044 (2011). Link PDF

  • 35.   L. Ji, M. Rao, H. Zheng, L. Zhang, Y. Li, W. Duan, J. Guo, E. J. Cairns, and Y. Zhang, “Graphene oxide as a sulfur immobilizer in high performance lithium/sulfur cells.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 18522 (2011). Link PDF


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  • 34. Y.S. Oh, S. Crane, H. Zheng, Y. H. Chu, R. Ramesh, K.H. Kim “Quantitative determination of anisotropic magnetoelectric coupling in BiFeO3-CoFe2O4 nanostructures.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 052902 (2010). Link PDF

  • 33. J. Cao, E. Ertekin, V. Srinivasan, S. Huang, W. Fan, H. Zheng, J. W. L. Yim, D. R. Khanal, D. F. Ogletree, J. C. Grossman, J. Wu, “Strain engineering and one-dimensional organization of metal-insulator domains in single crystal VO2 beams.” Nature Nanotech. 4, 732 (2009). Link PDF

  • 32. J. M. Luther, H. Zheng, B. Sadtler, A. P. Alivisatos, “Synthesis of PbS nanorods and other ionic nanocrystals of complex morphology by sequential cation exchange reactions.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 16851 (2009). Link PDF

  • 31. J. Cao, W. Fan, H. Zheng, J. Wu, “Thermoelectric effect across the metal-Insulator domain walls in VO2 microbeams.” Nano Lett. 9, 4001 (2009). Link PDF

  • 30. J. Park, H. Zheng, Y. W. Jun, A. P. Alivisatos, “Hetero-epitaxial anion exchange yields single-crystalline hollow nanoparticles.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 13943 (2009). Link PDF

  • 29. H. Zheng, R. K. Smith, Y. W. Jun, C. Kisielowski, U. Dahmen, A. P. Alivisatos, “Observation of single colloidal platinum nanocrystal growth trajectories.” Science 324, 1309 (2009). Link PDF

  • 28. H. Zheng, S. A. Claridge, A. M. Minor, A. P. Alivisatos, U. Dahmen, “Nanocrystal diffusion in a liquid thin film observed by in situ transmission electron microscopy” Nano Lett. 9, 2460 (2009). Link PDF

  • 27.   B. Sadtler, D. O. Demchenko, H. Zheng, S. M. Hughes, M. G. Merkle, U. Dahmen, L. W. Wang, A. P. Alivisatos, “Selective facet reactivity during cation exchange in cadmium sulfide nanorods.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 5285 (2009). Link PDF

  • 26.   W. Ma, J. Luther, H. Zheng, Y. Wu, A. P. Alivisatos, “Photovoltaic devices employing ternary PbSxSe1-x nanocrystals.” Nano Lett. 9, 1699 (2009). Link PDF

  • 25. A. Cabot, R. K. Smith, Y. Yin, H. Zheng, B. M. Reinhard, H. Liu, A. P. Alivisatos, “Sulfidation of cadmium at the nanoscale.” ACS Nano 2, 1452 (2008). Link PDF

  • 24. Y. H. Chu, T. Zhao, M. P. Cruz, Q. Zhan, P. L. Yang, L. W. Martin, M. Huijben, C. H. Yang, F. Zavaliche, H. Zheng, R. Ramesh, “Ferroelectric size effects in multiferroic BiFeO3 thin films.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 7, 1586, (2007). Link PDF

  • 23. F. Zavaliche, T. Zhao, H. Zheng, F. Straub, M. P. Cruz, P. L. Yang, D. Hao, R. Ramesh, “Electrically assisted magnetic recording in multiferroic nanostructures.” Nano Lett. 5, 1586 (2007). Link PDF

  • 22. Y. Qi, S. M. Anlage, H. Zheng, R. Ramesh, “Local dielectric measurements of BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 nanocomposites through microwave microscopy.” Journal of Materials Research 22, 1193 (2007). Link PDF

  • 21. T. Zhao, A. Scholl, F. Zavaliche, H. Zheng, M. Barry, A. Doran, K. Lee, M. P. Cruz, R. Ramesh, “Nanoscale X-ray magnetic circular dichroism probing of electric-field-induced magnetic switching in multiferroic nanostructures films.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 123104 (2007). Link PDF

  • 20. H. Zheng, J. Kreisel, Y. H. Chu, R. Ramesh, L. Salamanca-Riba, “Heteroepitaxially enhanced magnetic anisotropy in BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 nanostructures.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 113113, (2007). Link PDF

  • 19.   Q. Zhan, R. Yu, S. P. Crane, H. Zheng, C. Kisielowski, R. Ramesh, “Structure and interface chemistry of perovskite-spinel nanocomposite thin films.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 172902, (2006). Link PDF

  • 18.  H. Zheng, F. Straub, Q. Zhan, P. L. Yang, W. K. Hsieh, F. Zavaliche, Y. H. Chu, U. Dahmen, R. Ramesh, “Self-assembled growth of BiFeO3-CoFe2O4 nanostructures.” Adv. Mater. 18, 2747 (2006). Link PDF

  • 17.   H. Zheng, Q. Zhan, F. Zavaliche, M. Sherburne, F. Straub, M. P. Cruz, L. Q. Chen, U. Dahmen, R. Ramesh, “Controlling self-assembled perovskite-spinel nanostructures.” Nano Lett. 6, 1401 (2006). Link PDF

  • 16. L. Mohaddes-Ardabili, H. Zheng, Q. Zhan, R. Ramesh, S. Y. Yang, L. Salamanca-Riba, M. Wuttig, S. Ogale, X. Pan, “Size and shape evolution of embedded single-crystal alpha-Fe nanowires.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 203110 (2005). Link PDF

  • 15. F. Zavaliche, H. Zheng, L. Mohaddes-Ardabili, S. Y. Yang, Q. Zhan, P. Shafer, E. Reilly, R. Chopdekar, Y. Jia, P. Wright, D. G. Schlom, Y. Suzuki and R. Ramesh, “Electric field-induced magnetization switching in epitaxial columnar nanostructures.” Nano Lett. 5, 1793 (2005). Link PDF

  • 14. T. Zhao, S. R. Shinde, S. B. Ogale, H. Zheng, T. Venkatesan, R. Ramesh, S. Das Sarma, “Electric field effect in diluted magnetic insulator anatase Co:TiO2.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 126601 (2005). Link PDF

  • 13.   F. Bai, H. Zheng, H. Cao, L. E. Cross, R. Ramesh, J. Li, D. Viehland, “Epitaxially induced high temperature (T>900 K) cubic-tetragonal structural phase transition in BaTiO3 thin films.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4109 (2004). Link PDF

  • 12. H. Zheng, L. Salamanca-Riba, R. Ramesh, H. Li, “Suppression of antiphase domain boundary formation in Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 films grown on vicinal MgO substrates.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2905 (2004). Link PDF

  • 11. A. Tselev, C. M. Brooks, S. M. Anlage, H. Zheng, L. Salamanca-Riba, R. Ramesh, M. A. Subramanian, “Evidence for power-law frequency dependence of intrinsic dielectric response in the CaCu3Ti4O12.” Phys. Rev. B 70, 144101 (2004). Link PDF

  • 10.   J. Wang, H. Zheng, Z. Ma, S. Prasertchoung, M. Wuttig, R. Droopad, J. Yu, K. Eisenbeiser, R. Ramesh, “Epitaxial BiFeO3 thin films on Si.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2574 (2004). Link PDF

  • 9. H. Zheng, J. Wang, L. Mohaddes-Ardabili, D. G. Schlom, M. Wuttig, L. Salamanca-Riba, R. Ramesh, “Three-dimensional heteroepitaxy in self-assembled BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 nanostructures.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2035 (2004). Link PDF

  • 8. L. Mohaddes-Ardabili, H. Zheng, S. G. Ogale, B. Hannoyer, W. Tian, J. Wang, S. E. Lofland, S. R. Shinde, T. Zhao, Y. Jia, L. Salamanca-Riba, D. G. Schlom, M. Wuttig, R. Ramesh, “Self-assembled single-crystal ferromagnetic iron nanowires formed by decomposition.” Nature Mater. 3, 533 (2004). Link PDF

  • 7. V. Nagarajan, S. Prasertchoung, T. Zhao, H. Zheng, J. Ouyang, R. Ramesh, W. Tian, X. Q. Pan, D. M. Kim, C. B. Eom, H. Kohlstedt, R. Waser, “Size effects in ultrathin epitaxial ferroelectric heterostructures.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 5225 (2004). Link PDF

  • 6. S. R. Shinde, S. B. Ogale, J. S. Higgins, H. Zheng, R. Ramesh, R. L. Greene, T. Venkatesan, “Co-occurrence of superparamagnetism and anomalous Hall effect in highly reduced cobalt-doped rutile TiO2-delta films.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 166601 (2004). Link PDF

  • 5. S. R. Shinde, S. B. Ogale, J. Higgins, R. J. Choudhary, V. N. Kulkarni, T. Venkatesan, H. Zheng, R. Ramesh, A. V. Pogrebnyakov, S. Y. Xu, Qi Li, X. Xi, J. M. Redwing, D. Kanjilal, “Modification of critical current density of MgB2 films irradiated with 200 MeV Ag ions.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 2352 (2004). Link PDF

  • 4. B. M. Kim, T. Brintlinger, E. Cobas, M. S. Fuhrer, H. Zheng, Z. Yu, R. Droopad, J. Ramdani, K. Eisenbeiser, “High-performance carbon nanotube transistors on SrTiO3/Si substrates.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1946 (2004). Link PDF

  • 3.   H. Zheng, J. Wang, S. E. Lofland, Z. Ma, L. Mohaddes-Ardabili, T. Zhao, L. Salamanca-Riba, S. R. Shinde, S. B. Ogale, F. Bai, D. Viehland, Y. Jia, D. G. Schlom, M. Wuttig, A. Roytburd, R. Ramesh, “Multiferroic BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 nanostructures.” Science 303, 661 (2004). Link PDF

  • 2. J. Wang, J. B. Neaton, H. Zheng, V. Nagarajan, S. B. Ogale, B. Liu, D. Viehland, V. Vaithyanathan, D. G. Schlom, U. V. Waghmare, N. A. Spaldin, K. M. Rabe, M. Wuttig, R. Ramesh, “Epitaxial BiFeO3 multiferroic thin film heterostructures.” Science 299, 1719 (2003). Link PDF

  • 1. H. Li, H. Zheng, L. Salamanca-Riba, R. Ramesh, I. Naumov, K. Rabe, “Origin of antiphase domain boundaries and their effect on the dielectric constant of Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 films grown on MgO substrates.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 4398 (2002). Link PDF