The group welcomes visiting student, Zitang Wei, from UC Santa Barbara to join us for the summer. Zitang is a senior in the chemistry department of UCSB.
The group welcomes the first undergraduate student researcher, Divya Natarajan, joining the group. Divya is a junior student in the School of Chemical Engineering and has a minor in computer science.
Letian officially starts at Purdue now. Several graduate/undergraduate student positions are available. Visiting students/scholars are also welcomed. Send CV to email@example.com.
Our paper about inorganic halide perovskite nanowire multi-color heterojunctions has been published on PNAS. Halide perovskites are promising semiconductor materials for solutionprocessed optoelectronic devices. Here, we show that the anion-exchange chemistry can be precisely controlled in single-crystalline halide perovskite nanomaterials when combined with nanofabrication techniques. We demonstrate spatially resolved multicolor CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I, or alloy of two halides) nanowire heterojunctions with a pixel size down to 500 nm with the photoluminescence tunable over the entire visible spectrum. This work is highlighted by LBNL news and many others.
Zhiqiang’s paper about Cu@Au core−shell nanowires has been published on JACS. Copper nanowire networks are considered a promising alternative to indium tin oxide as transparent conductors but are not stable in air. In this work, we developed the synthesis of ultrathin Cu@Au core−shell nanowires using trioctylphosphine as a strong binding ligand to prevent galvanic replacement reactions. The epitaxial overgrowth of a gold shell with a few atomic layers on the surface of copper nanowires can greatly enhance their resistance to heat (80 °C), humidity (80%) and air for at least 700 h, while their optical and electrical performance remained similar to the original high-performance copper.
On August 2017, Letian is moving to Purdue University, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering as an assistant professor to start his independent scientific research career. The Dou group will focus on hybrid materials and nanomaterials for energy harvesting and electronics. Several graduate student positions are available. Visiting students/scholars are also welcomed. Send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 4/12/2017, Letian will give an invited talk @Ohio State Univ., Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Looking forward to seeing many friends and colleagues there.