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96. Nanoscopic Imaging of Self-Propelled Ultrasmall Catalytic Nanomotors

Zhiheng Lyu, Lehan Yao, Zhisheng Wang, Chang Qian, Zuochen Wang, Jiahui Li, Chang Liu, Yufeng Wang, and Qian Chen
ACS Nano (2024)  [LINK][PDF]

95. Neuronal innervation regulates the secretion of neurotrophic myokines and exosomes from skeletal muscle

Kai-Yu Huang, Gaurav Upadhyay, Yujin Ahn, Masayoshoi Sakakura, Gelson J. Pagan-Diaz, Younghak Cho, Amanda C. Weiss, Chen Huang, Jennifer W. Mitchell, Jiahui Li, Yanqi Tan, Yu-Heng Deng, Austin Ellis-Mohr, Zhi Dou, Xiaotain Zhang, Sehong Kang, Qian Chen, Jonathan V. Sweedler, Sung Gap Im, Rashid Bashir, Hee Jung Chung, Gabriel Popescu, Martha U. Gillette, Mattia Gazzola and Hyunjoon Kong  
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  121(19) 2024  [LINK][PDF]

94. Electron videography of a lipid–protein tango

John W. Smith, Lauren N. Carnevale, Aditi Das, Qian Chen 
Science Advances 10(16) 2024  [LINK][PDF]
- Highlighted @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU: "Electron videography captures moving dance between proteins and lipids"

93. Nanoparticle self‑assemblies with modern complexity

Qian Chen and Xin Zhang 
MRS Bulletin 1-9  [LINK][PDF]
- Introduction article @ MRS Bulletin

92. Structure of alpha-synuclein fibrils derived from human Lewy body dementia tissue

Dhruva D. Dhavale, AlexanderM. Barclay, Collin G. Borcik, Katherine Basore, Deborah A. Berthold, Isabelle R. Gordon, Jialu Liu, Moses H. Milchberg, Jennifer Y. O’Shea, Michael J. Rau, Zachary Smith, Soumyo Sen, Brock Summers, John Smith, Owen A. Warmuth, Richard J. Perrin, Joel S. Perlmutter, Qian Chen, James A. J. Fitzpatrick, Charles D. Schwieters, Emad Tajkhorshid, Chad M. Rienstra & Paul T. Kotzbauer  
Nature Communications 15, 2750(2024)  [LINK][PDF]

91. Tunable magnetic confinement effect in a magnetic superlattice of graphene

Onur Tosun, Preetha Sarkar, Chang Qian, Matthew Gilbert, Qian Chen & Nadya Mason 
npj 2D materials and applications 8, 32(2024)  [LINK][PDF]

90. Beyond nothingness in the formation and functional relevance of voids in polymer films
Falon C. Kalutantirige, Jinlong He, Lehan Yao, Stephen Cotty, Shan Zhou, John W. Smith, Emad Tajkhorshid, Charles M. Schroeder, Jeffrey S. Moore, Hyosung An, Xiao Su, Ying Li and Qian Chen

Nature Communications 15, 2852(2024)  [LINK][PDF]
- Highlighted @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU: ''Nothing is everything: How hidden emptiness can define the usefulness of filtration materials''
- Highlighted @ DOE Office of Science [Homepage][Twitter

89. 4D-STEM Mapping of Nanocrystal Reaction Dynamics and Heterogeneity in a Graphene Liquid Cell

Chang Liu, Oliver Lin, Saran Pidaparthy, Haoyang Ni, Zhiheng Lyu, Jian-Min Zuo and Qian Chen
Nano Lett. (2024)  [LINK][PDF]

88.

No ground truth needed: unsupervised sinogram inpainting for nanoparticle electron tomography (UsiNet) to correct missing wedges
Lehan Yao, Zhiheng Lyu, Jiahui Li and Qian Chen
npj Computational Materials
volume 10, Article number: 28 (2024) [LINK][PDF]

87. Highly Ordered Eutectic Mesostructures via Template-Directed Solidification within Thermally Engineered Templates

Sung Bum Kang, Guanglong Huang, Gaurav Singhal, Dajie Xie, Daniel H. Hsieh, Youngmun Lee, Ashish A. Kulkarni, John W. Smith, Qian Chen, Katsuyo Thornton, Sanjiv Sinha, Paul V. Braun
Advanced Materials (2024): 2308720  [LINK][PDF]

86. Metabolic tagging of extracellular vesicles and development of enhanced extracellular vesicle based cancer vaccines

Rimsha Bhatta, Joonsu Han, Yusheng Liu, Yang Bo, David Lee, Jiadiao Zhou,Yueji Wang, Erik Russell Nelson, Qian Chen, Xiaojia Shelly Zhang, Wael Hassaneen, Hua Wang
Nature Communications 14, 8047 (2023)  [LINK][PDF]

85.

Direct Imaging of Patch-Clasping and Relaxation in Robust and Flexible Nanoparticle Assemblies
Ahyoung Kim, Kireeti Akkunuri, Chang Qian, Lehan Yao, Kai Sun, Zi Chen, Thi Vo, Qian Chen
ACS Nano (2023) [LINK][PDF]

84.

Porous liquid metal-elastomer composites with high leakage resistance and antimicrobial property for skin-interfaced bioelectronics
Yadong Xu, Yajuan Su, Xianchen Xu, Brian Arends, Ganggang Zhao, Daniel N. Ackerman, Henry Huang, St. Patrick Reid, Joshua L. Santarpia, Chansong Kim, Zehua Chen, Sana Mahmoud, Yun Ling, Alexander Brown, Qian Chen, Guoliang Huang, Jingwei Xie, and Zheng Yan
Science Advances 9 (1) (2023) [LINK][PDF]

83.

Synthesis and emergent properties of structurally complex materials with nonrandom disorder
Xiaokang Wang, Jiahui Li, Qian Chen
Matter 6, 2555 (2023) [LINK][PDF]

82.

Correlative mapping of electrolyte-dependent microstructural development in cathode materials
Wenxiang Chen, Saran Pidaparthy, Xun Zhan, Chu-yun Hwang, Zhichu Tang, Jian-Min Zuo, Qian Chen
Microscopy and Microanalysis 29 (S1), 1277 (2023) [LINK][PDF]

81.

A smart coating with integrated physical antimicrobial and strain-mapping functionalities for orthopedic implants
Yi Zhang, Jinsong Cui, Kuan-Yu Chen, Shanny Hsuan Kuo, Jaishree Sharma, Rimsha Bhatta, Zheng Liu, Austin Ellis-Mohr, Fufei An, Jiahui Li, Qian Chen, Kari D. Foss, Hua Wang, Yumeng Li, Annette M. Mccoy, Gee W. Lau, Qing Cao
Science Advances 9, eadg7397 (2023) [LINK][PDF]

80.

Electron Tomography and Machine Learning for Understanding the Highly Ordered Structure of Leafhopper Brochosomes
Gabriel R. Burks, Lehan Yao, Falon C. Kalutantirige, Kyle J. Gray, Elizabeth Bello, Shreyas Rajagopalan, Shreyas Rajagopalan, Sarah B. Bialik, Jeffrey E. Barrick, Marianne Alleyne, Qian Chen, Charles M. Schroeder
Biomacromolecules 24, 190–200 (2023) [LINK][PDF]

79.

Introduction: Anisotropic Nanomaterials
Younan Xia, Qian Chen, Uri Banin
Chemical Reviews, 123, 3328 (2023) [LINK][PDF]

78.

Unravelling crystal growth of nanoparticles
Binbin Luo, Ziwei Wang, Tine Curk, Garrett Watson, Chang Liu, Ahyoung Kim, Zihao Ou, Erik Luijten and Qian Chen
Nature Nanotechnology, 18, pages 589–595  (2023) [LINK] [PDF]
- Highlighted @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU: ''Researchers reveal real-time glimpse into growth habits of nanoparticles''

77. Biofeedstock-induced metal corrosion: Reactions between carbon steel and triacylglycerol-based solutions at elevated temperature
Deborah Liu, Samyukta Shrivastav, Soheil Daraydel, Nathan Levandovsky, Hyosung An, Siddhesh Shevade, Qian Chen, Jessica A. Krogstad, Daniel V. Krogstad*
Corrosion Science, 216, 111088 (2023) [LINK] [PDF]
76. Nanoparticle assembly and oriented attachment: Correlating controlling factors to the resulting structures
Dongsheng Li*, Qian Chen, Jaehun Chun, Kristen Fichthorn, James De Yoreo, Haimei Zheng
Chemical Reviews, 123 (6), 3127–3159  (2023) [LINK] [PDF]
75. Electron Microscopy Studies of Soft Nanomaterials
Zhiheng Lyu, Lehan Yao, Wenxiang Chen, Falon C. Kalutantirige, and Qian Chen*
Chemical Reviews, 123 (7), 4051–4145  (2023) [LINK][PDF]
74. Chiral Assemblies of Pinwheel Superlattices on Substrates
Shan Zhou, Jiahui Li, Jun Lu, Haihua Liu, Ji-Young Kim, Ahyoung Kim, Lehan Yao, Chang Liu, Chang Qian, Zachary D. Hood, Xiaoying Lin, Wenxiang Chen, Thomas E. Gage, Ilke Arslan, Alex Travesset, Kai Sun, Nicholas A. Kotov,* and Qian Chen*
Nature, 612, pages 259–265  (2022) [LINK][PDF]
- Highlighted @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU: ''Organizing nanoparticles into pinwheel shapes offers new twist on engineered materials"
- Interviewed by MRS Bulletin Podcast: ''Gold nanoparticles self-assemble into pinwheel superlattices"
73. Symmetry-breaking in patch formation on triangular gold nanoparticles by asymmetric polymer grafting
Ahyoung Kim, Thi Vo, Hyosung An, Progna Banerjee, Lehan Yao, Shan Zhou, Chansong Kim, Delia J. Milliron, Sharon C. Glotzer,* and Qian Chen*
Nature Communications, 13, 6774 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
- Selected to Nature Communications editors' Highlight in materials science and chemistry. Click here for details.
72. Formation and impact of nanoscopic oriented phase domains in electrochemical crystalline electrodes
Wenxiang Chen, Xun Zhan, Renliang Yuan, Saran Pidaparthy, Adrian Xiao Bin Yong, Hyosung An, Zhichu Tang, Kaijun Yin, Arghya Patra, Heonjae Jeong, Cheng Zhang, Kim Ta, Zachary W. Riedel, Ryan M. Stephens, Daniel P. Shoemaker, Hong Yang, Andrew A. Gewirth, Paul V. Braun, Elif Ertekin, Jian-Min Zuo*, and Qian Chen*
Nature Materials, 22, pages 92–99  (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
- Highlighted @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU: ''Previously unseen processes reveal path to better rechargeable battery performance''
71. Self-assembly of repetitive segment and random segment polymer architectures
Hao Yu, Falon C Kalutantirige, Lehan Yao, Charles M Schroeder,* Qian Chen*, and Jeffrey S Moore*
ACS Macro Letters, 11 (12), 1366–1372 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
70. Seeking regularity from irregularity: Unveiling the synthesis‒nanomorphology relationships of heterogeneous nanomaterials using unsupervised machine learning
Lehan Yao, Hyosung An, Shan Zhou, Ahyoung Kim, Erik Luijten, and Qian Chen*
Nanoscale, 14, 16479 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
69. Electrochemical generation of birnessite MnO2 nanoflowers for intercalation of Mg2+ ions
Cheng Zhang, Xun Zhan, Talha Al-Zoubi, Yanling Ma, Pei-Chieh Shih, Fangfang Wang, Wenxiang Chen, Saran Pidaparthy, Ryan M Stephens, Qian Chen, Jian-Min Zuo, Hong Yang*
Nano Energy, 102, 107696 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
68. In-situ imaging of nucleation and growth of superlattices from nanoscale colloidal nanoparticles
Zuochen Wang, Chang Liu, and Qian Chen*
Journal of Crystal Growth, 601, pp 126955 (2023) [LINK] [PDF]
67. Quantifying structural heterogeneity in individual CsPbBr3 quantum dot superlattices
Daniel E Clark, Victoria A Lumsargis, Daria D Blach, Kuixin Zhu, Alexander J Shumski, Lehan Yao, Qian Chen, Libai Huang, Christina W Li*
Chemistry of Materials , 34, 10200 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
66. The role of solid solutions in iron phosphate-based electrodes for selective electrochemical lithium extraction
Gangbin Yan, George Kim, Renliang Yuan, Eli Hoenig, Fengyuan Shi, Wenxiang Chen, Yu Han, Qian Chen, Jian-Min Zuo, Wei Chen, Chong Liu*
Nature Communications, 13, 4579 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
65. Laser-scribed conductive, photoactive transition metal oxide on soft elastomers for Janus on-skin electronics and soft actuators
Ganggang Zhao, Yun Ling, Yajuan Su, Zanyu Chen, Cherian J Mathai, Ogheneobarome Emeje, Alexander Brown, Dinesh Reddy Alla, Jie Huang, Chansong Kim, Qian Chen, Xiaoqing He, David Stalla, Yadong Xu, Zehua Chen, Pai-Yen Chen, Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Jingwei Xie, Zheng Yan*
Science Advances, 8 (25), abp9734 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
64. Chiral emergence in multistep hierarchical assembly of achiral conjugated polymers
Kyung Sun Park, Zhengyuan Xue, Bijal B. Patel, Hyosung An, Justin J. Kwok, Prapti Kafle, Qian Chen, Diwakar Shukla and Ying Diao*
Nature Communications, 13, 2738 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
63. 4D-STEM mapping of nanoscale structural ordering in cathode materials
Wenxiang Chen, Xun Zhan, Reliant Yuan, Saran Pidaparthy, Zhichu Tang, Jian-Min Zuo, Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 28(S1), 2608 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
62. Structural characterization of gold nanoparticles using liquid-phase 4D-STEM
Oliver Lin, Chang Liu, Wenxiang Chen, Jian-Min Zuo, Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 28(S1), 1860 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
61. Machine learning based tracking of single nanoparticle vibrations from a projected 3D moiré lattice
Chang Liu, Lehan Yao, Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 28(S1), 94 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
60. Mechanism and Performance Relevance of Nanomorphogenesis in Polyamide Films Revealed by Quantitative 3D Imaging and Machine Learning
Hyosung An, John W. Smith, Bingqiang Ji, Stephen Cotty, Shan Zhou, Lehan Yao, Falon C. Kalutantirige, Wenxiang Chen, Zihao Ou, Xiao Su, Jie Feng, and Qian Chen*
Science Advances, 8 (8), eabk188 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
- Highlighted @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU: ''Water filtration membranes morph like cells''
59. Engineering Particle Size for Multivalent Ion Intercalation: Implications for Ion Battery Systems
Wenxiang Chen, Zhichu Tang, and Qian Chen*
ACS Applied Nano Materials, 5 (5), 5983–5992 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
58. Size-Dependent Reaction Mechanism of λ-MnO2 Particles as Cathodes in Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries
Zhichu Tang, Wenxiang Chen, Zhiheng Lyu, and Qian Chen*
Energy Material Advances, 2022, 9765710 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
57. Beyond Snowflakes: Heterogeneity in Nanomaterials
Qian Chen*
Nano Letter, 22 (1), pp 3-5 (2022) [LINK] [PDF]
56. Integrating machine learning with liquid-phase TEM imaging to study nanoscale crystallization and macromolecular heterogeneity
Chang Qian, Lehan Yao, Chang Liu, John W. Smith and Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 27 (S2), pp 37-38 (2021) [LINK] [PDF]
55. Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Understand Electron Beam Interactions with Macromolecules in Liquid-phase Transmission Electron Microscopy
John W. Smith, Chang Liu, and Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 27 (S1), pp 2892-2893 (2021) [LINK] [PDF]
54. Enabling Low-dose Liquid-phase TEM with Advanced Signal Processing, Machine Learning, and Molecular Simulation
John W. Smith, and Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 27 (S1), pp 1314-1315 (2021) [LINK] [PDF]
53. Formation and surface melting of nanoparticle superlattices in a solution
Ahyoung Kim, Chang Liu, Erik Luijten and Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 27 (S1), pp 1244-1245 (2021) [LINK] [PDF]
52. Direct imaging on the deformation and sintering of polymeric particles at the nanoscale by liquid-phase TEM
Chang Liu, Zihao Ou, Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 27 (S1), 2630 (2021) [LINK] [PDF]
51. Near quantitative synthesis of urea macrocycles enabled by bulky N-substituent
Yingfeng Yang, Hanze Ying, Zhixia Li, Jiang Wang, Yingying Chen, Binbin Luo, Danielle L. Gray, Andrew Ferguson, Qian Chen, Y. Z and Jianjun Cheng*
Nature Communications, 12, 1572 (2021) [LINK] [PDF]
50. Nanoscale Cinematography of Soft Matter System under Liquid-Phase TEM
Zihao Ou, Chang Liu, Lehan Yao, and Qian Chen*
Accounts of Materials Research, 1 (1), pp 41–52 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
49. Mechanistic insight into gold nanorod transformation in nanoscale confinement of ZIF-8
Cheongwon Bae, Jaedeok Lee, Lehan Yao, Suhyeon Park, Yeonju Lee, Jieun Lee, Qian Chen and Juyeong Kim*
Nano Research, 14, pp 66–73 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
48. Imaging how thermal capillary waves and anisotropic interfacial stiffness shape nanoparticle supracrystals
Zihao Ou, Lehan Yao, Hyosung An, Bonan Shen and Qian Chen*
Nature Communications, 11, 4555 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
- Selected to Nature Communications editors' Highlight in materials science and chemistry. Click here for details.
47. Nucleation, growth, and superlattice formation of nanocrystals observed in liquid cell transmission electron microscopy
Qian Chen, Jong Min Yuk, Matthew R. Hauwiller, Jungjae Park, Kyun Seong Dae, Jae Sung Kim and A. Paul Alivisatos
MRS Bulletin, 45 (9), pp 713-726 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
46. Liquid-phase Electron Microscopy Imaging of Cellular and Biomolecular Systems
John W. Smith and Qian Chen*
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 8, pp 8490-8506 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
45. Machine Learning to Reveal Nanoparticle Dynamics from Liquid-Phase TEM Videos
Lehan Yao, Zihao Ou, Binbin Luo, Cong Xu, and Qian Chen*
ACS Central Science, 6 (8), pp 1421-1430 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
- Selected as front cover of the issue. Click here for details.
- Highlighted @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU: ''Machine learning peeks into nano-aquariums''
Other news reports: Nanowerk, EurekAlert!, Phys.org.
44. Interfacial crystallization under DNA control
Chang Liu, and Qian Chen*
Nature Materials, 19, pp 704–705 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
43. “Colloid–Atom Duality” in the Assembly Dynamics of Concave Gold Nanoarrows
Chang Liu, Zihao Ou, Fucheng Guo, Binbin Luo, Wenxiang Chen, Limin Qi, and Qian Chen*
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142 (27), pp 11669-11673 (2020)[LINK] [PDF]
42. Kinetic pathways of crystallization at the nanoscale
Zihao Ou¶, Ziwei Wang¶, Binbin Luo, Erik Luijten*, and Qian Chen*
Nature Materials, 19, pp 450–455 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
- Watch the video
- Selected as News & Views @ Nature Materials : ''Seeing crystal formation one particle at a time"
- Highlighted @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU: ''Crystallization clarified, researchers report"
- Highlighted @ MRS Bulletin: ''Crystallization pathway imaged in real time at the nanoscale"
41. Monolithic mtesla-level magnetic induction by self-rolled-up membrane technology
Wen Huang, Zhendong Yang, Mark D. Kraman, Qingyi Wang, Zihao Ou, Miguel Muñoz Rojo, Ananth Saran Yalamarthy, Victoria Chen, Feifei Lian, Jimmy H. Ni, Siyu Liu, Haotian Yu, Lei Sang, Julian Michaels, Dane J. Sievers, J. Gary Eden, Paul V. Braun, Qian Chen, Songbin Gong, Debbie G. Senesky, Eric Pop and Xiuling Li*
Science Advances, 6 (3), eaay4508 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
40. Charting the quantitative relationship between two-dimensional morphology parameters of polyamide membranes and synthesis conditions
Hyosung An, John W. Smith, Wenxiang Chen, Zihao Ou and Qian Chen*
Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 5, pp 102-109 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
- Selected as front cover of the issue. Click here for details.
- Selected by editors as a HOT MSDE article. Click here for details.
39. Polymer−Peptide Conjugates Convert Amyloid into Protein Nanobundles through Fragmentation and Lateral Association
John W. Smith, Xing Jiang, Hyosung An, Alexander M. Barclay, Giuseppe Licari, Emad Tajkhorshid, Edwin G. Moore, Chad M. Rienstra*, Jeffrey S. Moore*, and Qian Chen*
ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3(2), pp 937-945 (2020) [LINK] [PDF]
38. Multivalent Polymer–Peptide Conjugates: A General Platform for Inhibiting Amyloid Beta Peptide Aggregation
Xing Jiang, Abigail J. Halmes, Giuseppe Licari, John W. Smith, Yang Song, Edwin G. Moore, Qian Chen*, Emad Tajkhorshid*, Chad M. Rienstra*, Jeffrey S. Moore*
ACS Macro Letters, 8, pp 1365-1371 (2019) [LINK] [PDF]
37.
Tip-Patched Nanoprisms from Formation of Ligand Islands
Ahyoung Kim, Shan Zhou, Lehan Yao, Stacey Ni, Binbin Luo, Charles E Sing, and Qian Chen*
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141 (30), pp 11796-11800 (2019)[LINK] [PDF]
36. Real-time Electron Microscopy of Protein Nanodiscs in Graphene Liquid Cells
John W. Smith, Lauren N. Carnevale, Aditi Das and Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 25 (S2), pp 1498-1499 (2019) [LINK] [PDF]
35. Determination of Crystallinity in Li1−xMgxMn2O4 Nanocrystals Based on Diffraction Patterns Correlation Analysis and Strain Mapping
Xun Zhan, Renliang Yuan , Wenxiang Chen, Qian Chen* and Jian-Min Zuo
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 25 (S2), pp 1972-1973 (2019) [LINK] [PDF]
34. Liquid-phase TEM imaging of self-assembly pathways of anisotropic nanoparticles
Zihao Ou, Binbin Luo, Chang Liu, and Qian Chen*
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 25 (S2), pp 1414-1415 (2019) [LINK] [PDF]
33.
Effects of Particle Size on Mg2+ Ion Intercalation into λ-MnO2 Cathode Materials
Wenxiang Chen, Xun Zhan, Binbin Luo, Zihao Ou, Pei-Chieh Shih, Lehan Yao, Saran Pidaparthy, Arghya Patra, Hyosung An, Paul V. Braun, Ryan M. Stephens, Hong Yang, Jian-Min Zuo* and Qian Chen*
Nano Letters, 19, pp 4712-4720 (2019). [LINK] [PDF]
32. Hierarchical self-assembly of 3D lattices from polydisperse anisometric colloids
Binbin Luo, Ahyoung Kim, John W. Smith, Zihao Ou, Zixuan Wu, Juyeong Kim and Qian Chen*
Nature Communications, 10, 1815 (2019) [LINK] [PDF]
- Highlighted ''Multistep self-assembly opens door to new reconfigurable materials'' Read the full news article here @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU.
Other news reports: phys.org, NSF science news, and nanotech-now.
- Selected to Nature Communications editors' Highlight in Inorganic, Nanoscale and Physical Chemistry. Click here for details.
31.
Unraveling the Morphology–Function Relationships of Polyamide Membranes Using Quantitative Electron Tomography
Xiaohui Song, John W. Smith, Juyeong Kim, Nestor J. Zaluzec, Wenxiang Chen, Hyosung An, Jordan M. Dennison, David G. Cahill, Matthew A. Kulzick, and Qian Chen*
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 (8), pp 8517–8526 (2019). [LINK] [PDF]
30.
Reconfigurable nanoscale soft materials
Zihao Ou, Ahyoung Kim, Wen Huang, Paul V. Braun, Xiuling Li, and Qian Chen*
Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science 23 (1), pp 41-49 (2019). [LINK] [PDF]
29.
Colloidal Metal-Organic Framework Hexapods Prepared from Post-Synthesis Etching with Enhanced Catalytic Activity and Rollable Packing
Zihao Ou, Xiaohui Song, Wen Huang, Xing Jiang, Subing Qu, Qingyi Wang, Paul V. Braun, Jeffrey S. Moore, Xiuling Li, and Qian Chen*
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 (48), pp 40990–40995 (2018). [LINK] [PDF]
28. Soft Matter X-ray Microanalysis in the Analytical Electron Microscope
Mikhail Ovsyanko, Emrah Yucelen, Evgeniya Pechnikova, Meiken Falke, Qian Chen* and Nestor J. Zaluzec
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 24 (S1), pp 776-777 (2019) [LINK] [PDF]
27. Reconfigurable polymer shells on shape-anisotropic gold nanoparticle cores
Juyeong Kim, Xiaohui Song, Ahyoung Kim, Binbin Luo, John W. Smith, Zihao Ou, Zixuan Wu and Qian Chen*
Macromolecular Rapid Communications 39, 1800101 (2018). [LINK] [PDF]
26. Size control of cross-linked carboxy-functionalized polystyrene particles: Four orders of magnitude of dimensional versatility
Nina M. Sekerak, Kristin M. Hutchins, Binbin Luo, Jin Gu Kang, Paul V. Braun, Qian Chen and Jeffrey S. Moore
European Polymer Journal, 101, pp 202-210 (2018). [LINK] [PDF]
25.
Imaging the polymerization of multivalent nanoparticles in solution
Juyeong Kim, Zihao Ou, Matthew R. Jones, Xiaohui Song and Qian Chen*
Nature Communications, 8, 761 (2017). [LINK] [PDF]
- Highlighted "Tiny aquariums put nanoparticle self-assembly on display".
Read the full news article here @ ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU.
Other news reports: Nanowerk, EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Long Room, Controlled Environments, Science Newsline, Azonano, Technology.org.
24.
Quantifying the self-assembly behavior of anisotropic nanoparticles using liquid-phase transmission electron microscopy
Binbin Luo,* John W. Smith,* Zihao Ou and Qian Chen*
Accounts of Chemical Research 50 (5), pp 1125–1133 (2017). [LINK] [PDF]
- Selected to highlight by @ACSPublications. Click here for details.
23.
Polymerization-like co-assembly of silver nanoplates and patchy spheres
Binbin Luo, John W. Smith, Zixuan Wu, Juyeong Kim, Zihao Ou and Qian Chen*
ACS Nano 11 (8), pp 7626–7633 (2017). [LINK] [PDF]
22.
Polymorphic assembly from beveled gold triangular nanoprisms
Juyeong Kim,* Xiaohui Song,* Fei Ji, Binbin Luo, Nicole F. Ice, Qipeng Liu, Qiao Zhang and Qian Chen*
Nano Letters 17 (5), pp 3270–3275 (2017). [LINK] [PDF]
- Highlighted "Playing with Nanoparticle Legos: Polymorphism in Nanoantenna Arrays".
Read the full news article here.
21.
Effects of cross-linking density on interfacial polymerization and scaffold Formation in functionalized polymer beads
Kristin M. Hutchins, Chih-Yi Lee, Binbin Luo, Qian Chen and Jeffrey S. Moore
Industrial & Engineering Chemical Research 56 (16), pp 4883–4886 (2017). [LINK] [PDF]
20.
In Situ Electron Microscopy Imaging and Quantitative Structural Modulation of Nanoparticle Superlattices
Juyeong Kim, Matthew R. Jones, Zihao Ou, Qian Chen*
ACS Nano 10 (11), pp 9801–9808 (2016). [LINK] [PDF]
- Selected to highlight and interview by ACSNano Podcast.
Listen to us about this work (Episode 112 here).
19.
Reversible and Precise Self-Assembly of Janus Metal-Organosilica Nanoparticles through a Linker-Free Approach
Huicheng Hu, Fei Ji, Yong Xu, Jiaqi Yu, Qipeng Liu, Lei Chen, Qian Chen, Peng Wen, Yeshayahu Lifshitz, Yan Wang, Qiao Zhang and Shuit-Tong Lee
ACS Nano 10 (8), pp 7323–7330 (2016). [LINK] [PDF]

Prior to UIUC

  1. Xingchen Ye, Matthew R. Jones, Layne B. Frechette, Qian Chen, Alexander S. Powers, Peter Ercius, Gabriel Dunn, Grant M. Rotskoff, Son C. Nguyen, Vivekananda P. Adiga, Alex Zettl, Eran Rabani, Phillip L. Geissler, A. Paul Alivisatos, “Single-particle mapping of nonequilibrium nanocrystal transformation,” Science 354, 874 (2016). [LINK] [PDF]
  1. Jungwon Park, Hans Elmlund, Peter Ercius, Jong Min Yuk, David T. Limmer, Qian Chen, Kwanpyo Kim, Sang Hoon Han, David A. Weitz, Alex Zettl, and A. Paul Alivisatos, “3D structure of individual nanocrystals in solution by electron microscopy,” Science 349, 290-295 (2015). [LINK] [PDF]
  1. Yingjie Zhang, Qian Chen, A. Paul Alivisatos, Miquel Salmeron, “Charge carrier trapping dynamics in quantum dot field effect transistors,” Nano Letters 15, 4657-4663 (2015). [LINK] [PDF]
  1. Somin E. Lee, Qian Chen, Ramray Bhat, Shayne Petkiewicz, Jessica M. Smith, Vivian E Ferry, A. Paul Alivisatos, Mina J. Bissell, “Reversible aptamer-Au plasmon rulers for secreted single molecules,” Nano Letters 15, 4564-4570 (2015). [LINK] [PDF]
  1. Qian Chen*, Hoduk Cho*, Karthish Manthiram, Mark Yoshida, Xingchen Ye, A. Paul Alivisatos, “Interaction potentials of anisotropic nanocrystals from the trajectory sampling of particle motion using in situ liquid phase transmission electron microscopy,” ACS Central Science1, 33-39 (2015). [LINK] [PDFHighlights by Kyle J. M. Bishop, “Nanoscale self-assembly: seeing is understanding”, ACS Central Science 1, 16-17 (2015). [LINK] [PDF]
  1. Kundan Chaudhary, Jaime J. Juárez, Qian Chen, Steve Granick, Jennifer A. Lewis, “Reconfigurable assemblies of Janus rods in AC electric fields,” Soft Matter 10, 1320-1324 (2014). [LINK] [PDF]
  2. Qian Chen, Jessica M. Smith, Jungwon Park, Kwanpyo Kim, Davy Ho, Haider I. Rasool, Alex Zettl, A. Paul Alivisatos, “3D motion of DNA-Au nanoconjugates in graphene liquid cell EM,” Nano Letters 13, 4556-4561 (2013). [LINK] [PDF]
  3. Xiaoming Mao, Qian Chen, Steve Granick, “Entropy favours open colloidal lattices,” Nature Materials 12, 217-222 (2013). [LINK] [PDFNews & views by Michael E. Cates, “Patchy colloids: entropy stabilizes open crystals,” Nature Materials 12, 179-180 (2013). [LINK] [PDF]
  4. Qian Chen, Jing Yan, Jie Zhang, Sung Chul Bae, Steve Granick, “Janus and multiblock colloidal particles,” Invited feature article for Langmuir 28, 13555-13561 (2012). [LINK] [PDF]
  5. Kundan Chaudhary, Qian Chen, Jaime J. Juárez, Steve Granick, Jennifer A. Lewis, “Janus colloidal matchsticks,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 12901-12903 (2012). [LINK] [PDF]
  6. Qian Chen, Sung Chul Bae, Steve Granick, “Staged self-assembly of colloidal metastructures,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 11080-11083 (2012). [LINK] [PDF]
  7. Qian Chen, Erich Diesel, Jonathan K. Whitmer, Sung Chul Bae, Erik Luijten, Steve Granick, “Triblock colloids for directed self-assembly,” Journal of the American Chemical Society 133, 7725-7727 (2011). [LINK] [PDF]
  8. Qian Chen, Sung Chul Bae, Steve Granick, “Directed self-assembly of a colloidal kagome lattice,” Nature 469, 381-384 (2011). [LINK] [PDFNews & views by Flavio Romano and Francesco Sciortino, “Colloidal self-assembly: patchy from the bottom up,” Nature Materials 10, 171-173 (2011). [LINK] [PDF]
  9. Qian Chen, Jonathan Whitmer, Shan Jiang, Sung Chul Bae, Erik Luijten, Steve Granick, “Supracolloidal reaction kinetics of Janus spheres,” Science 331, 199-202 (2011). [LINK][PDF]
  10. Shan Jiang, Qian Chen, Mukta Tripathy, Erik Luijten, Kenneth S. Schweizer, Steve Granick, “Janus particle synthesis and assembly,” Advanced Materials 22, 1060-1071 (2010). [LINK] [PDF]
  11. Steve Granick, Shan Jiang, Qian Chen, “Janus particles,” Physics Today 62, 68-69 (2009). [LINK] [PDF]
  12. Shan Jiang, Mitchell J. Schultz, Qian Chen, Jeffrey S. Moore, Steve Granick, “Solvent-free synthesis of Janus colloidal particles,” Langmuir 24, 10073-10077 (2008). [LINK] [PDF]
  13. Nana Zhao, Yang Wei, Nijuan Sun, Qian Chen, Jingwei Bai, Longping Zhou, Yao Qin, Meixian Li and Limin Qi, “Controlled synthesis of gold nanobelts and nanocombs in aqueous mixed surfactant solutions,” Langmuir 24, 991-998 (2008). Most-cited Langmuir articles published in 2008. [LINK] [PDF]

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