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82. James E. Thorne, Song Li, Chun Du, Gaowu Qin, Dunwei Wang, "Energetics at the Surface of Photoelectrodes and its Influence on the Photoelectrochemical Properties," J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2015, accepted

81. Rui Liu, Carolynn Stephani, Kian L. Tan, Dunwei Wang, “Tuning Redox Potentials of CO2 Reduction Catalysts for Carbon Photofixation by Si Nanowires,” Sci. China Mater. 2015, published online link

80. Wei Li, Stafford W. Sheehan, Da He, Yumin He, Xiahui Yao, Ronald L. Grimm, Gary W. Brudvig, Dunwei Wang, “Hematite-Based Solar Water Splitting in Acidic Solutions: Functionalization by Mono- and Multi-layers of Ir Oxygen-evolution Catalysts,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, published online link

79. Ji-Wook Jang, Chun Du, Yifan Ye, Yongjing Lin, Xiahui Yao, James Thorne, Erik Liu, Greoory McMahon, Junfa Zhu, Ali Javey, Jinghua Guo, Dunwei Wang, "Enabling Unassisted Solar Water Splitting by Iron Oxide and Silicon," Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7447 link

78. Jin Xie, Xiahui Yao, Qingmei Cheng, Ian P. Madden, Paul Dornath, Chun-Chih Chang, Wei Fan, Dunwei Wang, "Three-Dimensionally Ordered Mesoporous Carbon as Stable, High-Performance Li-O2 Battery Cathode," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015 54, 4299-4303 link

77. Yang Li, Zhihong Liu, Xiaoxiang Lu, Zhihui Su, Yanan Wang, Rui Liu, Dunwei Wang, Jie Jian, Joon Hwan Lee, Haiyan Wang, Qingkai Yu, Jiming Bao, "Broadband Infrared Photoluminescence in Silicon Nanowires with High Density Stacking Faults," Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 1601-1605 link

76. Xiaogang Yang, Rui Liu, Yumin He, James Thorne, Zhi Zheng, Dunwei Wang, "Enabling Practical Electrocatalysts-Assisted Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting with Earth Abundant Materials," Nano Res. 2015, 8, 56-81 link

75. Pengcheng Dai, Wei Li, Jin Xie, Yumin He, James Thorne, Gregory McMahon, Jinhua Zhan, Dunwei Wang, "Forming Buried Junctions to Enhance Photovoltage by Cuprous Oxide in Aqueous Solutions," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 13493-13497 (link)

74. Xiaogang Yang, Rui Liu, Chun Du, Pengcheng Dai, Zhi Zheng, Dunwei Wang, "Improving Hematite-Based Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting with Ultrathin TiO2 by Atomic Layer Deposition," ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 12005-12011 (link)

73. Jin Xie, Xiahui Yao, Ian P. Madden, De-en Jiang, Lien-Yang Chou, Chia-Kuang Tsung, Dunwei Wang, "Selective Deposition of Ru Nanoparticles and Its Utilization for Li2O2 Formation and Decomposition," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 8903-8906(link)

72. Chun Du, Ming Zhang, Ji-Wook Jang, Yang Liu, Gang-Yu Liu, Dunwei Wang, "Observation and Alteration of Surface States on Hematite Photoelectrodes," J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014, 30, 17054-17059 (link)

71. Debajee Bora, P.-A. Glans, John Pepper, Yi-Sheng Liu, Chun Du, Dunwei Wang, Jinghua Guo, "An UHV Electrochemical Flow Cell for In-Situ/In-Operando Sofe X-ray Spectroscopy Study," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2014, 85, 043106 link

70. (Something not to be taken seriously) Author Profile Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 4518 link

69. Chun Du, Xiaogang Yang, Matthew T. Mayer, Henry Hoyt, Jin Xie, Gregory McMahon, Gregory Bischoping, Dunwei Wang, "Hematite-Based Water Splitting with Low Turn-On Voltages," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12692-12695 link

68. Pengcheng Dai, Jin Xie, Matthew T.Mayer, Xiaogang Yang, Jinhua Zhan, Dunwei Wang, "Solar Hydrogen Generation by Si Nanowires with Atomic Layer Deposition Pt Nanoparticle Catalysts," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 11325-11329 link

67. Jin Xie, Xiaogang Yang, Binghong Han, Yang Shao-Horn, Dunwei Wang, "Site-Selective Deposition of Twinned Platinum Nanoparticles on TiSi₂ Nanonets by Atomic Layer Deposition and Their Oxygen Reduction Activities," ACS Nano 2013, 7, 6337-6345 link

66. Sa Zhou, Xiaogang Yang, Jin Xie, Zachary Simpson, Dunwei Wang, "Titanium Disilicide Nanonet as a New Material Platform for Advanced Li Ion Battery Applications," Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 6470-6476 link

65. Xiaogang Yang, Chun Du, Rui Liu, Jin Xie, Dunwei Wang, "Balancing Photovoltage Generation and Charge Transfer for Semiconductor-based Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting," J. Cata. 2013 304, 86-91 link

64. Rui Liu, Carolyn Stephani, Jae Jin Han, Kian T. Tan, Dunwei Wang, "Si Nanowires Show Improved Performance in Catalyzed Carbon Dioxide Photoreduction," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 4225-4228 link

63. Matthew T. Mayer, Yongjing Lin, Guangbi Yuan, Dunwei Wang, "Forming Junctions at the Nanoscale for Improved Water Splitting by Seminconductor Materials: Case Studies of Hematite," Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 1558-1566 link

62. Ming Zhang, Yongjing Lin, Thomas J. Mullen, Wei-feng Lin, Ling-Dong Sun, Chun-Hua Yan, Timothy E. Patten, Dunwei Wang, Gang-Yu Liu, "Improving Hematite's Solar Water Splitting Efficiency by Incorporating Rare-Earth Upconversion Nanmateials," J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 3188-3192 link

61. Zhuangqun Huang, Yongjing Lin, Xu Xiang, William Rodriguez-Cordoba, Kenneth J. McDonald, Karl S. Hagen, Kyoung-Shin Choi, Bruce S. Brunschwig, Djamaladdin G. Musaev, Craig L. Hill, Dunwei Wang, Tianquan Lian, “In situ Probe of Photocarrier Dynamics in Water-Splitting Hematite Electrodes,” Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 8923-8926 link

60. Sa Zhou, Zachary I. Simpson, Xiaogang Yang, Dunwei Wang, "Layered Titanium Disilicide Stabilized by Oxide Coating for Highly Reversible Lithium Insertion and Extraction," ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 8114-8119 link

59. Matthew T. Mayer, Chun Du, Dunwei Wang, "Hematite/Si Nanowire Dual Absorber System for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting at Low Applied Potentials," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 12406-12409 link

58. Rui Liu, Guangbi Yuan, Candice Joe, Ted Lightburn, Kian L. Tan, Dunwei Wang, “Si Nanowires as Photoelectrode for Carbon Dioxide Fixation,” Angedw. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 6709-6712 link

57. Yongjing Lin, Yang Xu, Matthew T. Mayer, Zachary I. Simpson, Gregory McMahon, Sa Zhou, Dunwei Wang, "Growth of p-type Hematite by Atomic Layer Deposition and Its Utilization for Improved Solar Water Splitting", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5508-5511 link

56. Lien-Yang Chou, Rui Liu, Wanshu He, Ndi Geh, Yongjing Lin, Emily Y. F. Hou, Dunwei Wang, Harvey J. M. Hou, "Direct Oxygen and Hydrogen Production by Photo Water Splitting Using a Robust Bioinspired Manganese-oxo Oligomer Complex/Tungsten Oxide Catalytic System", Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2012, 37, 8889-8896 link

55. Sa Zhou, Xiaogang Yang, Yongjing Lin, Jin Xie, Dunwei Wang, "A Nanonet-Enabled Li Ion Battery Cathode Material with High Power Rate, High Capacity and Long Cycle Lifetime", ACS Nano 2012, 6, 919-924 link

54. Ruo-Gu Huang, Douglas Tham, Dunwei Wang, James R. Heath, “High Performance Ring Oscillators from 10-nm Wide Silicon Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors,” Nano Res. 2011, 4, 1005-1012 link

53. Matthew Mayer, Zachary Simpson, Sa Zhou, Dunwei Wang, "Ionic Diffusion Driven Low Temperature Solid-State Reactions Observed on Copper Sulfide Nanowires," Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 5045-5051 link

52. Jin Xie, Xiaogang Yang, Sa Zhou, Dunwei Wang, "Comparing One- and Two-Dimensional Heteronanostructures as Si-Based Li Ion Battery Anode Materials," ACS Nano 2011, 5, 9225-9231 link

51. Yongjing Lin, Guangbi Yuan, Stafford W. Sheehan, Sa Zhou, Dunwei Wang, "Hematite-Based Solar Water Splitting: Challenges and Opportunities," Energy Enviorn. Sci. 2011, 4, 4862-4869 link

50. Sa Zhou, Jin Xie, Dunwei Wang, "Understanding the Growth Mechanism of Titanium Disilicide Nanonets," ACS Nano 2011, 5, 4205-4210 link

49. Yongjing Lin, Guangbi Yuan, Rui Liu, Sa Zhou, Stafford W. Sheehan, Dunwei Wang, "Semiconductor Nanostructure-Based Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting," Chem. Phys. Lett. 2011, 507, 209-215 (featured cover article) link

48. Yongjing Lin, Sa Zhou, Stafford W. Sheehan, Dunwei Wang, "Nanonet-Based Hematite for Efficient Solar Water Splitting," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2398-2401, link

47. Guangbi Yuan, Ken Aruda, Sa Zhou, Andrew Levine, Jin Xie, Dunwei Wang, "Understanding Origin of Low Performance of Chemically Grown Si Nanowires for Solar Energy Conversion," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 2334-2338 (featured back cover) link link

46. Rui Liu, Yongjing Lin, Lien-Yang Chou, Stafford W. Sheehan, Wenshu He, Fan Zhang, Harvey J. M. Hou, Dunwei Wang, "Water Splitting Using Tungsten Oxide Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition and Stabilized by Oxygen-Evolving Catalyst," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 499-502 link

45. Sa Zhou, Dunwei Wang, "Unique Lithiation and Delithiation Processes of Nanostructured Metal Silicides," ACS Nano 2010, 4, 7014-7020 link

44. Andrew Levine, Guangbi Yuan, Jin Xie, Dunwei Wang, "Preparation and Energetic Applications of Si Nanowires," Sci. Adv. Mater. 2010, 2, 463-473 link

43. Xiaohua Liu, Matt Mayer, Dunwei Wang, "Negative Differential Resistance and Resistive Switching Behaviors in Cu2S Nanowire Devices," Appl. Phys. Lett. 2010, 96, 223103 link

42. Sa Zhou, Xiaohua Liu, Dunwei Wang, "Si/TiSi2 Hetero-nanostructures as High-capacity Anode Material for Li Ion Batteries," Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 860-863 link

41. Xiaohua Liu, Matt Mayer, Dunwei Wang, "Understanding Ionic Vacancy Diffusion Driven Growth of Cuprous Sulphide Nanowires," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 3165-3168 link

40. Xiaohua Liu, Yongjing Lin, Sa Zhou, Stafford Sheehan, Dunwei Wang, “Complex Nanostructures: Synthesis and Energetic Applications,” Energies 2010, 3, 285-300 link

39. Guangbi Yuan, Huaizhou Zhao, Xiaohua Liu, Zainul Hasanali, Yan Zou, Andrew Levine, Dunwei Wang, “Synthesis and Photoelectrochemical Studies of Vertically Aligned Si Nanowire Arrays,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 9680-9684 link

38. Xiaohua Liu, Dunwei Wang, “Kinetically Induced Hexagonality in Chemically Grown Si Nanowires,” Nano Res. 2009, 2, 575-582 link

37. Yongjing Lin, Sa Zhou, Xiaohua Liu, Staff Sheehan, Dunwei Wang, "TiO2/TiSi2 Heterostructures for High-Efficiency Photoelectrochemical H2O Splitting," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 2772-2773 link

36. Sa Zhou, Xiaohua Liu, Yongjing Lin, Dunwei Wang, “Rational Synthesis and Structural Characterizations of Complex TiSi2 Nanostructures,” Chem. Mater. 2009, 21, 1023-1027 link

35. Guangbi Yuan, Xiaohua Liu, Weidong He, Dunwei Wang “Influence of Precursor Feeding Rate on Vapor-Liquid-Solid Nanowire Growth,” Appl. Phys. A 2009, 96, 399-402 link

34. Pengfei Qi, William S. Wong, Huaizhou Zhao, Dunwei Wang, "Low Temperature Synthesis of Si Nanowires using Multi-zone Chemical Vapor Deposition Methods," Appl. Phys. Lett. 2008, 93, 163101 link

33. Sa Zhou, Xiaohua Liu, Yongjing Lin, Dunwei Wang, "Spontaneous Growth of Highly Conductive Two-dimensional Single Crystalline TiSi₂ Nanonets," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,2008, 47, 7681-7684 link

32. Huaizhou Zhao, Sa Zhou, Zainul Hasanali, Dunwei Wang, “Influence of Pressure on Si Nanowire Growth Kinetics,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 5695-5698 link

Prior Publications

31. Bonnie A. Sheriff, Dunwei Wang, James R. Heath, Juanita N. Jurtin, “Complementary Symmetry Nanowire Logic Circuits: Experimental Demonstrations and in silico Optimizations,” ACS Nano 2008, 2, 1789-1798 link

30. Dunwei Wang, Bonnie A. Sheriff, Michael McAlpine, James R. Heath, “Development of Ultra-High Density Silicon Nanowire Arrays for Electronics Applications,” Nano Res. 2008, 1, 9-21 link

29. Dunwei Wang, Yuri Bunimovich, Akram Boukai, James R. Heath, “Two-Dimensional, Single Crystal Nanowire Arrays,” Small 2007, 3, 2043-2047 link

28. Michael C. McAlpine, Habib Ahmad, Dunwei Wang, James R. Heath, “Highly Ordered Nanowire Arrays on Plastic Substrates for Ultra-sensitive Flexible Chemical Sensors,” Nature Mater. 2007, 6, 379-384 link

27. Dunwei Wang, “Synthesis and Properties of Germanium Nanowires,” Pure. Appl. Chem. 2007, 1, 55-65 link

26. Dunwei Wang, Bonnie A. Sheriff, James R. Heath, “Complementary Symmetry Nanowire Logic: Power-efficient Inverters With Gain,” Small 2006, 2, 1153-1158 link

25. Dunwei Wang, Bonnie A. Sheriff, James R. Heath, “Silicon p-FETs From Ultra-high Density Nanowire Arrays,” Nano. Lett. 2006, 6, 1096-1100 link

24. Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Germanium Nanowires: From Synthesis, Surface Chemistry and Assembly to Devices,” Appl. Phys. A 2006, 85, 217-225 link

23. Dunwei Wang, Ying-Lan Chang, Zhuang Liu, Hongjie Dai, “Oxidation Resistant Germanium Nanowires: Bulk Synthesis, Long-chain Alkanethiols Functionalization and Langmuir-Blodgett Assembly,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 11871-11875 link

22. Dunwei Wang, Ryan Tu, Li Zhang, Hongjie Dai, “One-to-one Synthesis of Germanium Nanowires and Patterning of Individual Gold Nanoparticles for Aligned Nanowire Arrays,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 2925-2929 link

21. Randy Grow, Qian Wang, Jien Cao, Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Piezoresistance of Carbon Nanotubes on Deformable Thin-film Membranes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2005, 86, 93104-93106 link

20. Jien Cao, Qian Wang, Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Suspended Carbon Nanotube Quantum Wires with Two Gates,” Small 2005, 1, 138-141 link

19. Dunwei Wang, Ying-Lan Chang, Qian Wang, Jien Cao, Damon Farmer, Roy Gordon, Hongjie Dai, “Surface chemistry and electrical properties of germanium nanowires,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 11602-11611 link

18. Ali Javey, Jing Guo, Damon B. Farmer, Qian Wang, Dunwei Wang, Roy G. Gordon, Mark Lundstrom, Hongjie Dai, “Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors with Integrated Ohmic Contacts and High-κ Gate Dielectrics,” Nano Lett. 2004, 3, 447-450 link

17. Yiming Li, David Mann, Marco Rolandi, Woong Kim, Ant Ural, Steven Hung, Ali Javey, Jien Cao, Dunwei Wang, Erhan Yenilmez, Qian Wang, James F. Gibbons, Yoshio Nishi, Hongjie Dai, “Preferential Growth of Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by a Plasma Enhanced CVD Method,” Nano Lett. 2004, 3, 317-321 link

16. Dunwei Wang, Qian Wang, Ali Javey, Ryan Tu, Hongjie Dai, Hyoungsub Kim, Paul C. McIntyre, Tejas Krishnamohan, Krishna C. Saraswat, “Germanium Nanowire Field-effect Transistors with SiO2 and High-κ HfO2 Gate Dielectrics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2003, 83, 2432-2434 link

15. Hee Cheul Choi, Summit Kundaria, Dunwei Wang, Ali Javey, Qian Wang, Marco Rolandi, Hongjie Dai, “Efficient Formation of Iron Nanoparticle Catalysts on Silicon Oxide by Hydroxylamine for Carbon Nanotube Synthesis and Electronics,” Nano Lett. 2003, 3, 157-161 link

14. Fernando J. Gómez, Robert J. Chen, Dunwei Wang, Robert M. Waymouth, Hongjie Dai, “Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization on Non-covalently Functionalized Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes,” Chem. Commun. 2003, 2, 190-191 link

13. Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Low-temperature Synthesis of Single-crystal Germanium Nanowires by Chemical Vapor Deposition,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2002, 41, 4783-4786 link

12. Hee Cheul Choi, Woong Kim, Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Delivery of Catalytic Metal Species onto Surfaces with Dendrimer Carriers for the Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes with Narrow Diameter Distribution,” J. Phys. Chem. B 2002, 106, 12361-12365 link

11. Woong Kim, Hee Cheul Choi, Moongsub Shim, Yiming Li, Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Synthesis of Ultralong and High Percentage of Semiconducting Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes,” Nano Lett. 2002, 2, 703-708 link

10. Yuegang Zhang, Yiming Li, Woong Kim, Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Imaging As-grown Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes Originated from Isolated Catalytic Nanoparticles”, Appl. Phys. A., 2002, 74, 325-328 link

9. Erhan Yenilmez, Qian Wang, Robert J. Chen, Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Wafer Scale Production of Carbon Nanotube Scanning Probe Tips for Atomic Force Microscopy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 2002, 80, 2225-2227 link

8. Robert J. Chen, Yuegang Zhang, Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Noncovalent Sidewall Functionalization of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Protein Immobilization,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 3838-3839 link

7. Yiming Li, Woong Kim, Yuegang Zhang, Marco Rolandi, Dunwei Wang, Hongjie Dai, “Growth of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes from Discrete Catalytic Nanoparticles of Various Sizes,” J. Phys. Chem. B. 2001, 105, 11424-11431 link

6. Jinhua Zhan, Xiaogang Yang, Shengdong Li, Dunwei Wang, Yi Xie, Yitai Qian, “Synthesis of Ag2Se by Sonochemical Reaction of Se with AgNO3 in Non-aqueous Solvent,” Int. J. Inorg. Mat. 2001, 3, 47-49 link

5. Jinhua Zhan, Xiaogang Yang, Dunwei Wang, Shengdong Li, Yi Xie, Younan Xia, Yitai Qian, “Polymer-controlled Growth of CdS Nanowires,” Adv. Mater. 2000, 12, 1348-1351 link

4. Jinhua Zhan, Xiaogang Yang, Wenxin Zhang, Dunwei Wang, Yi Xie, Yitai Qian, “A Solvothermal Route to Wurtzite ZnSe Nanoparticles,” J. Mat. Res. 2000, 15, 629-632 link

3. Jinhua Zhan, Xiaogang Yang, Shengdong Li, Dunwei Wang, Yi Xie, Yitai Qian, “A Chemical Solution Transport Mechanism for One-dimensional Growth of CdS Nanowires,” J. Crys. Growth 2000, 220, 231-234 link

2. Jinhua Zhan, Xiaogang Yang, Dunwei Wang, Yi Xie, Yitai Qian, “Synthesis of Nanocrystalline PbSe by Sonolysis of Pb(NO3)2 in Non-aqueous Solvent,” Inorg. Chem. Comm. 1999, 2, 447-449 link

1. Jinhua Zhan, Xiaogang Yang, Yi Xie, Dunwei Wang, Yitai Qian, Xianming Liu, “Hydrazine-controlled Hydrothermal Synthesis of Co9S8 from a Homogeneous Solution,” J. Mater. Res. 1999, 14, 4418-4420 link

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