Publications from Our Lab

49. Swellam W. Sharshir⁠a⁠, ⁠Guilong Peng⁠a⁠, ⁠A.H. Elsheikh⁠f, Elbager M.A. Edreis⁠g⁠, ⁠Mohamed A. Eltawil⁠i,
Talaat Abdelhamid⁠j, A.E. Kabeel⁠k, Jianfeng Zang⁠⁠, ⁠Nuo Yang⁠, Energy and exergy analysis of solar stills with micro/nano particles: A comparative study, Energy Conversion and Management, 2018, 177, 363–375.

48. Guilong Peng, Hongru Ding, Swellam Wafa Sharshir, Xiaojia Li, Hanchen Liu, Dengke Ma, Lirong Wu, Jianfeng Zang, Huan Liu, Wei Yu, Huaqing Xie, NuoYang, Low-cost high-efficiency solar steam generator by combining thin film evaporation and heat localization: Both experimental and theoretical study, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2018, 143, 1079-1084. 

​47. Xiao-Yu Hu, Jun Ouyang, Guo-Chang Liu, Meng-Juan Gao, Lai-Bo Song, Jianfeng Zang, Wei Chen, Synthesis and Characterization of the Conducting Polymer Micro-Helix Based on the Spirulina Template, Polymers, 2018, 10(8), 882.  

46. Hanchuan Tang, Zesi Chen, Ni Tang, Shuaifeng Li, Yaxi Shen, Yugui Peng, Xuefeng Zhu*, and Jianfeng Zang*, Hollow-out patterning ultrathin acoustic metasurfaces for multi-functionalities using soft fiber/rigid bead networks, Advanced Functional Materials, 2018, 28, 1801127.

Selected as Inside Front Cover. 

45. Zhilong Song†, Zhao Huang†, Jingyao Liu, Zhixiang Hu, Jianbing Zhang, Guangzu Zhang, Fei Yi, Shenglin Jiang, Jiabiao Lian, Jia Yan, Jianfeng Zang*, and Huan Liu*, Fully Stretchable and Humidity-Resistant Quantum Dot Gas Sensors, ACS Sensors, 2018, 3, 1048-1055.

44. Shuaifeng Li, Degang Zhao, Hao Niu, Xuefeng Zhu,  Jianfeng Zang*, Observation of elastic topological states in soft materials, Nature Communications,  2018, 9, 1370.

43. Zhao Huang, Shuaifeng Li, Xin Liu, Degang Zhao*, Lei Ye, Xuefeng Zhu,  Jianfeng Zang*, Dynamically tunable interface states in 1D graphene-embedded photonic crystal heterostructureJ. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 2018, 30, 095702.

42. Xin Liu, Zhao Huang, Chengkai Zhu, Li Wang, Jianfeng Zang*, Out-of-Plane designed soft metasurface for tunable surface plasmon polariton, Nano Letters, 2018, 18 (2), 1435–1441.

41. Jun Wang, Junze Li, Qinghai Tan, Lei Li, Jianbing Zhang , Jianfeng Zang, Pingheng Tan, Jun Zhang, and Dehui Li, Controllable Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Ruddlesden–Popper-Type Perovskite Heterostructures, Journal Physical Chemistry Letters, 2017, 8, 6211–6219.

​40. ​Ni Tang†, Zhan Peng†, Rulei Guo†, Meng An, Xiandong Chen, Xiaobo Li, Nuo Yang* and Jianfeng Zang*, Thermal Transport in Soft PAAm Hydrogels. Polymers 2017, 9, 688.

39. Zhikang Zeng, Yan Yu*, Yongming Song, Ni Tang, Lei Ye, Jianfeng Zang*, Precise engineering of conductive pathway by frictional direct-writing for ultrasensitive flexible strain sensors, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9 (46), 41078–41086.

38. Xiandong Chen, Meng An, Rulei Guo, Ni Tang, Zhan Peng, Hao Feng, Xiaobo Li, Jianfeng Zang*, Nuo Yang*,Enhancement of Thermal Conductivity of Polyvinyl Alcohol Membrane Using Nano-fiber, MRS Advances, 2017, 2, 3651-3656.

37. Lei Ye, Peng Wang, Wenjin Luo, Fan Gong, Lei Liao, Tiande Liu, Lei Tong, Jianfeng Zang, Jianbin Xu, Weida Hu, Highly Polarization Sensitive Infrared Photodetector Based on Black Phosphorus-on-WSe2 Photogate Vertical Heterostructure. Nano Energy, 2017, 37, 53-60. 

36. Zhilong Song, Jingyao Liu, Qian Liu, Haoxiong Yu, Wenkai Zhang, Yang Wang, Zhao Huang, Jianfeng Zang, Huan Liu, Enhanced H2S gas sensing properties based on SnO2 quantum wire reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites, Sensors and Actuators B, 2017, 249, 632-638.

​35. Jianfeng Zang*, Lei Tong, Lei Ye, Yan Yu, Review on the anisotropic properties in two-dimensional atomic materials, Materials Review, 2017, 31, 15-25. (Invited Review)

34. Yan Yu, Lei Ye, Yongming Song, Yaodong Guan, Jianfeng Zang*,  Wrinkled nitrile rubber films for stretchable ultra-sensitive respiration sensors, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2017, 11, 128–136.

33. Li Wang, Xin Liu, Jianfeng Zang*, "Mechanically tunable terahertz graphene plasmonics using soft metasurface", 2D Materials, 3 (2016) 041007.

​32. Qichen Song, Meng An, Xiandong Chen, Zhan Peng, Jianfeng Zang*, Nuo Yang*, The adjustable thermal resistor based on phonon-folding scattering: a reversibly folding graphene sheet, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 14943-14949.

Selected as Back Cover.

31. Song, Zhilong; Wei, Zeru; Wang, Baocun; Luo, Zhen; Xu, Songman; Zhang, Wenkai; Yu, Haoxiong; Li, Min; Huang, Zhao; Zang, Jianfeng; Yi, Fei; Liu, Huan, Sensitive room-temperature H2S gas sensors employing SnO2 quantum wire/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites, Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28, 1205-1212.

30. Cao, Changyong+; Feng, Yaying+; Zang, Jianfeng+; López, Gabriel; Zhao Xuanhe, Tunable lotus-leaf and rose-petal effects via graphene paper origami, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2015, 5, 18-25. (+ equal contribution). 

29. Bao, Lihong; Zang, Jianfeng; Wang, Guofeng; Li, Xiaodong, Atomic-Scale Imaging of Cation Ordering in Inverse Spinel Zn2SnO4 Nanowires, Nano Letters 2014, 14, 6505-6509.

28. Zang, Jianfeng+; Cao, Changyong+; Feng, Yaying+; Liu, Jie; Zhao Xuanhe, Stretchable and High-Performance Supercapacitors with Crumpled Graphene Papers, Scientific Reports, 2014, 4, 6492. (+ equal contribution).
Featured by MIT News, MRS 360. 

27. Cao, Changyong; Chan, Hon Fan; Zang, Jianfeng; Leong, Kam W.; Zhao Xuanhe, Harnessing Localized Ridges for High-Aspect-Ratio Hierarchical Patterns with Dynamic Tunability and Multifunctionality, Advanced Materials 2014, 26, 1763-1770.
Selected by Advanced Materials as Cover.

26. Wu, Jianghong+; Zang, Jianfeng+; Rathmell, Aaron R.; Zhao, Xuanhe; Wiley, Bejamin J., "Reversible sliding in networks of nanowires.” Nano Letters, 2013, 13, 2381-2386. (+ equal contribution).

25. Zang, Jianfeng; Ryu, Seunghwa; Pugno, Nicola; Wang, Qiming; Tu, Qing; Buehler, Markus. J.; Zhao, Xuanhe, Multifunctionality and control of crumpling and unfolding of large-area graphene. Nature Materials, 2013, 12, 321-325. 
 Featured by Discovery News, MRS, NSF, Science Daily, and Pratt News at Duke University.

24. Li, Xuelian+; Zang, J. F.+; Liu, Yingshuai; Lu, Zhisong; Li, Qing; Li, Chang Ming; Simultaneous Detection of Lactate and Glucose by Integrated Printed Circuit Board Based Array Sensing Chip. Analytica Chimica Acta, 2013, 771, 102-107. (+ equal contribution)

23. Zang, Jianfeng; Zhao, Xuanhe; Cao, Yanping; Hutchinson, John. W., Localized Ridge Wrinkling of Stiff Films on Compliant Substrates. Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2012, 60, 1265-1279.

22.    Wang, Qiming; Tahir, Mukarram.; Zang, Jianfeng; Zhao, Xuanhe, Dynamic Electrostatic Lithography: Multiscale On-demand Patterning on Large-Area Curved Surfaces. Advanced Materials 2012, 24, 1947-1951. 

Highlighted by Advanced Materials as Frontispiece, MRS, NSF, Science Daily, Pratt News at Duke University.

21.    Zang, Jianfeng; Bao, Lihong; Webb, Richard. A.; Li, Xiaodong, Electron Beam Irradiation Stiffens Zinc Tin Oxide Nanowires. Nano Letters 2011, 11, 4885-4889. 
 Reported as NanoCenter News at the University of South Carolina.

20.    Zang, Jianfeng; Xu, Zhihui; Webb, Richard A.; Li, Xiaodong, Electrical Self-healing of Mechanically Damaged Zinc Oxide Nanobelts. Nano Letters 2011, 11, 241-244. 
Reported as a news story by Chemistry World News of RSC, Ceramic Tech Today of The American Ceramic Society, 文档2Shma Shot about Physics, and NanoCenter News at the University of South Carolina.

19.   Zang, Jianfeng; Li, Xiaodong, In Situ Synthesis of Ultrafine Beta-MnO2/Polypyrrole Nanorod Composites for High Performance Electrochemical Capacitors. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 10965-10969.

18. Bao, Lihong; Zang, Jianfeng; Li, Xiaodong, Flexible Zn2SnO4/MnO2 Core/shell Nanocable - Carbon Microfiber Hybrid Composites for High Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes, Nano Letters 2011, 11, 1215-1220.

17.    Wu, L. Y.; Zang, J. F.; Lee, L. A.; Niu, Z. W.; Horvath, G.; Braxton, V.; Wibowo, A. C.; Bruckman, M. A.; Ghoshroy, S.; Zur Loye, H.; Li, X. D.; Wang, Q., Electrospinning fabrication, structural and mechanical characterization of rod-like virus-based composite nanofibers. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 8550-8557. 
Featured by JMC as Hot Article and Inside Front Cover.

16.    Zang, J. F.+; Guo, C. X.+; Hu, F. P.; Yu, L.; Li, C. M., Electrochemical Detection of Ultratrace Nitroaromatic Explosives Using Ordered Mesoporous Carbon. Analytica Chimica Acta 2011, 683, 187-191. (+ equal contribution)

15.    Zang, J. F.; Li, C. M.; Bao, S. J.; Cui, X. Q.; Bao, Q. L.; Sun, C. Q., Template-Free Electrochemical Synthesis of Superhydrophilic Polypyrrole Nanofiber Network. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 7053-7057. 

14.    Zang, J. F.; Bao, S. J.; Li, C. M.; Bian, H. J.; Cui, X. Q.; Bao, Q. L.; Sun, C. Q.; Guo, J.; Lian, K., Well-Aligned Cone-Shaped Nanostructure of Polypyrrole /RuO2 for Electrochemical Supercapacitor. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112, 14843-14847. 

13.    Zang, J. F.; Li, C. M.; Cui, X. Q.; Wang, J. X.; Sun, X. W.; Dong, H.; Sun, C. Q., Tailoring Zinc Oxide Nanowires for High Performance Amperometric Glucose Sensor. Electroanalysis 2007, 19, 1008-1014.

12.    Li, C. M.; Zang, J. F.; Zhan, D. P.; Chen, W.; Chang, Q. S.; Teo, A. L.; Chua, Y. T.; Lee, V. S.; Moochhala, S. M., Electrochemical detection of nitric oxide on a SWCNT/RTIL composite gel microelectrode. Electroanalysis 2006, 18, 713-718. 

11.    Bao, S. J.; Li, C. M.; Zang, J. F.; Cui, X. Q.; Qiao, Y.; Guo, J., New Nanostructured TiO2 for Direct Electrochemistry and Glucose Sensor Applications. Advanced Functional Materials 2008, 18, 591-599. 

10.    Cui, X. Q.; Li, C. M.; Zang, J. F.; Yu, S. C., Highly Sensitive Lactate Biosensor by Engineering Chitosan/PVI-Os/CNT/LOD Network Nanocomposite. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2007, 22, 3288-3292. 

9.    Cui, X. Q.; Li, C. M.; Zang, J. F.; Zhou, Q.; Gan, Y.; Bao, H. F.; Guo, J.; Lee, V. S.; Moochhala, S. M., Biocatalytic Generation of Ppy-Enzyme-CNT Nanocomposite: From Net Work Assembly to Film Growth. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2007, 111, 2025-2031.

8.    Bao, H. F.; Cui, X. Q.; Li, C. M.; Zang, J. F., Shape-controlled assembly of luminescent dumbbell-like CdTe-cystine nanocomposites. Nanotechnology 2007, 18, 455701.

7.    Bao, Q. L.; Bao, S. J.; Li, C. M.; Qi, X.; Pan, C. X.; Zang, J. F.; Wang, W. L.; Tang, D. Y., Lithium insertion in channel-structured beta-AgVO: In situ Raman study and computer simulation. Chemistry of Materials 2007, 19, 5965-5972. 
6.    Cui, X. Q.; Li, C. M.; Bao, H. F.; Zheng, X. T.; Zang, J. F.; Ooi, C. P.; Guo, J., Hyaluronan-Assisted Photoreduction Synthesis of Silver Nanostructures: From Nanoparticle to Nanoplate. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112, 10730-10734. 

5.    Bao, Q. L.; Bao, S. J.; Li, C. M.; Qi, X.; Pan, C. X.; Zang, J. F.; Lu, Z. S.; Li, Y. B.; Tang, D. Y.; Zhang, S.; Lian, K., Supercapacitance of solid carbon nanofibers made from ethanol flames. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112, 3612-3618. 

4.    Bao, Q. L.; Zhang, J.; Pan, C. X.; Li, J.; Li, C. M.; Zang, J. F.; Tang, D. Y., Recoverable Photoluminescence of Flame-Synthesized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes and Its Intensity Enhancement at 240 K. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2007, 111, 10347-10352. 

3.    Ding, T.; Zheng, W. T.; Zang, J. F.; Tian, H. W.; Zheng, B.; Wang, X.; Yu, S. S.; Wang, Y. M., Electron spin resonance analysis of magnetic structures in La2/3Ca1/3MnO3. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2005, 293, 782-786. 

2.   Ding, T.; Zheng, W. T.; Tian, H. W.; Zang, J. F.; Zhao, Z. D.; Yu, S. S.; Li, X. T.; Meng, F. L.; Wang, Y. M.; Kong, X. G., Temperature-dependent photoluminescence in La2/3Ca1/3MnO3. Solid State Communications 2004, 132, 815-819.

1.  Tian, H. W.; Zang, J. F.; Ding, T.; Zheng, W. T.; Wang, X., The evidence of phase separation in perovskite manganites above T-c. Journal of Wuhan University of Technology-Materials Science Edition 2004, 19, 62-63.
9.   Zang, Jianfeng, Origami of Large-area Graphene Enables On-demand Multifunctionalities, Oral Presentation, 2014 International Graphene Innovation Conference, Ningbo, China, 09/2014

8.   Zang, Jianfeng, Origami of Large-area Graphene Enables On-demand Multifunctionalities, Invited Presentation, China Functional Materials Forum 2014, Xi’an, China, 08/2014

7.   Zang, Jianfeng, Research for Multifunctionalities of Soft Active Materials and Interfaces, Oral Presentation, School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 08/2014

6.   Zang, Jianfeng, Graphene Paper Origami: From Mechanics to Functions, Oral Presentation in Symposium U: SoftNanomaterials at MRS 2014SpringMeeting, San Francisco, California, United States. 04/2014

5.      Zang, Jianfeng, Multifunctional Crumpling and Unfolding of Large-area Graphene, Oral Presentation in Symposium W: Carbon Nanomaterials at MRS 2012 Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. 11/2012

4.      Zang, Jianfeng, Engineering Large-Scale Nanomaterials with Soft Materials, Oral Presentation in HUST-East Lake International Forum on Frontiers of Science and Technology for Outstanding Overseas 2012, Wuhan, China. 10/2012.

3.      Zang, Jianfeng, Multifunctional Unfolding Crumpled Graphene, Poster Presentation in Triangle Soft Matter Workshop 2012, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. 05/2012.

2.      Zang, Jianfeng, Unfolding Crumpled Graphene For Transparent, Superhydrophobic and Stretchable Electrodes, Duke MEMS Department Seminar, Oral Presentation in Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States. 03/2012.

1.      Zang, Jianfeng, Mechanics of Graphene Electronics, Poster Presentation in Duke MEMS Department Retreat, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States. 09/2011.