University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Journal Articles

    ☸ 2017

  1. K. Jenkins, R. Yang, Mechanical transfer of ZnO nanowires for a flexible and conformal piezotronic strain sensor. Semiconductor Science and Technology 32,074004 (2017).
  2. V. Nguyen, S. Kelly, R. Yang, Piezoelectric peptide-based nanogenerator enhanced by single-electrode triboelectric nanogenerator. APL Materials 5,074108 (2017).
  3. ☸ 2016

  4. K. Jenkins, V. Nguyen, R. Zhu, R. Yang, Self-assembly of diphenylalanine peptide with controlled polarization for power generation. Nature Communications 7,13566 (2016).
  5. ☸ 2015

  6. K. Jenkins, V. Nguyen, R. Zhu, R. Yang, R. Zhu, K. Jenkins, R. Yang, Degradation and nano-patterning of ferroelectric P(VDF-TrFE) thin films with electron irradiation. RSC Advances 5,106700 (2015).
  7. K. Jenkins, V. Nguyen, R. Zhu, R. Yang, Piezotronic effect: An emerging mechanism for sensing applications. Sensors 15,22914 (2015).
  8. H. Li, Y. Sang, S. Chang, X. Huang, Y. Zhang, R. Yang, H. Jiang, H. Liu, Z. L. Wang, Enhanced ferroelectric-nanocrystal-based hybrid photocatalysis by ultrasonic-wave-generated piezophototronic effect. Nano Lett. 15,2372 (2015).
  9. V. Nguyen, K. Jenkins, R. Yang, Epitaxial growth of vertically aligned piezoelectric diphenylalanine peptide microrods with uniform polarization. Nano Energy 17,323 (2015).
  10. V. Nguyen, R. Zhu, R. Yang, Environmental effects on nanogenerators. Nano Energy 14,49 (2015).
  11. ☸ 2014

  12. R. Zhu, Y. Lai, V. Nguyen, R. Yang, Scalable Alignment and Transfer of Nanowires in a Spinning Langmuir Film. Nanoscale 6, 11976 2014).
  13. R. Zhu, R. Yang, Separation of the piezotronic and piezoresistive effects in a zinc oxide nanowire. Nanotechnology 25,345702 (2014).
  14. W. Zhang, R. Zhu, V. Nguyen, R. Yang, Highly sensitive and flexible strain sensors based on vertical zinc oxide nanowire arrays. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 205,164 (2014).
  15. ☸ 2013

  16. R. Zhu, W. Zhang, C. Li, R. Yang, Uniform zinc oxide nanowire arrays grown on nonepitaxial surface with general orientation control. Nano Lett 13,5171 (2013).
  17. V. Nguyen, R. S. Yang, Effect of humidity and pressure on the triboelectric nanogenerator. Nano Energy 2,604 (2013).
  18. ☸ 2012

  19. R. Zhu, W. G. Zhang, R. S. Yang, High Output Piezoelectric Nanogenerator: Development and Application. Science of Advanced Materials 4, 798 (2012).
  20. G. Zhu, Y. S. Zhou, S. H. Wang, R. S. Yang, Y. Ding, X. Wang, Y. Bando, Z. L. Wang, Synthesis of vertically aligned ultra-long ZnO nanowires on heterogeneous substrates with catalyst at the root. Nanotechnology 23, 055604 (2012).
  21. R. S. Yang, One-Dimensional Nanostructures by Pulsed Laser Ablation. Sci Adv Mater 4, 401 (2012).
  22. Y. Cheng, R. S. Yang, J.-P. Zheng, Z. L. Wang, P. Xiong, Characterizing individual SnO2 nanobelt field-effect transistors and their intrinsic responses to hydrogen and ambient gases. Mater Chem Phys 137, 372 (2012).
  23. ☸ 2011

  24. H. L. Zhang, C. G. Hu, M. C. Zhang, R. S. Yang, C. H. Zheng, Synthesis of BaCO3 Nanowires and Their Humidity Sensitive Property. J Nanosci Nanotechno 11, 10706 (2011).
  25. Q. Yi, C. Hu, R. Yang, H. Liu, B. Wan, Y. Zhang, Preparation of WO3 network squares for ultrasensitive photodetectors. J Alloy Compd 509, L255 (2011).
  26. Y. Xi, D. H. Lien, R. S. Yang, C. Xu, C. G. Hu, Direct-current nanogenerator based on ZnO nanotube arrays. Phys Status Solidi-R 5, 77 (2011).
  27. ☸ 2010

  28. G. Zhu, R. S. Yang, S. H. Wang, Z. L. Wang, Flexible High-Output Nanogenerator Based on Lateral ZnO Nanowire Array. Nano Lett 10, 3151 (2010).
  29. S. Xu, C. Xu, Y. Liu, Y. F. Hu, R. S. Yang, Q. Yang, J. H. Ryou, H. J. Kim, Z. Lochner, S. Choi, R. Dupuis, Z. L. Wang, Ordered Nanowire Array Blue/Near-UV Light Emitting Diodes. Adv Mater 22, 4749 (2010).
  30. S. Xu, Y. Qin, C. Xu, Y. G. Wei, R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Self-powered nanowire devices. Nat. Nanotechnol. 5, 366 (2010).
  31. Y. Xi, C. G. Hu, C. H. Zheng, H. L. Zhang, R. S. Yang, Y. S. Tian, Optical switches based on CdS single nanowire. Mater Res Bull 45, 1476 (2010).
  32. Y. Xi, C. G. Hu, P. X. Gao, R. S. Yang, X. S. He, X. Wang, B. Y. Wan, Morphology and phase selective synthesis of Cu(x)O (x=1, 2) nanostructures and their catalytic degradation activity. Mater Sci Eng B-Adv 166, 113 (2010).
  33. Z. L. Wang, R. S. Yang, J. Zhou, Y. Qin, C. Xu, Y. F. Hu, S. Xu, Lateral nanowire/nanobelt based nanogenerators, piezotronics and piezo-phototronics. Mat Sci Eng R 70, 320 (2010).
  34. Z. Li, G. Zhu, R. Yang, A. C. Wang, Z. L. Wang, Muscle-Driven In Vivo Nanogenerator. Adv Mater 22, 2534 (2010).">
  35. M. Lee, R. S. Yang, C. Li, Z. L. Wang, Nanowire-Quantum Dot Hybridized Cell for Harvesting Sound and Solar Energies. J Phys Chem Lett 1, 2929 (2010).
  36. B. J. Hansen, Y. Liu, R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Hybrid Nanogenerator for Concurrently Harvesting Biomechanical and Biochemical Energy. ACS Nano 4, 3647 (2010). f
  37. ☸ 2009

  38. R. S. Yang, Y. Qin, C. Li, G. Zhu, Z. L. Wang, Converting Biomechanical Energy into Electricity by a Muscle-Movement-Driven Nanogenerator. Nano Lett 9, 1201 (2009).
  39. R. S. Yang, Y. Qin, C. Li, L. M. Dai, Z. L. Wang, Characteristics of output voltage and current of integrated nanogenerators. Appl Phys Lett 94, (2009).
  40. R. S. Yang, Y. Qin, L. M. Dai, Z. L. Wang, Power generation with laterally packaged piezoelectric fine wires. Nat. Nanotechnol. 4, 34 (2009).
  41. Y. Xi, J. H. Song, S. Xu, R. S. Yang, Z. Y. Gao, C. G. Hu, Z. L. Wang, Growth of ZnO nanotube arrays and nanotube based piezoelectric nanogenerators. J. Mater. Chem. 19, 9260 (2009).
  42. S. Singamaneni, M. Gupta, R. S. Yang, M. M. Tomczak, R. R. Naik, Z. L. Wang, V. V. Tsukruk, Nondestructive In Situ Identification of Crystal Orientation of Anisotropic ZnO Nanostructures. ACS Nano 3, 2593 (2009).
  43. ☸ 2008

  44. J. Zhou, Y. D. Gu, P. Fei, W. J. Mai, Y. F. Gao, R. S. Yang, G. Bao, Z. L. Wang, Flexible piezotronic strain sensor. Nano Lett 8, 3035 (2008).
  45. J. Zhou, P. Fei, Y. D. Gu, W. J. Mai, Y. F. Gao, R. S. Yang, G. Bao, Z. L. Wang, Piezoelectric-Potential-Control led Polarity-Reversible Schottky Diodes and Switches of ZnO Wires. Nano Lett 8, 3973 (2008).
  46. S. Xu, Y. G. Wei, J. Liu, R. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Integrated Multilayer Nanogenerator Fabricated Using Paired Nanotip-to-Nanowire Brushes. Nano Lett 8, 4027 (2008).
  47. Y. Qin, R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Growth of Horizonatal ZnO Nanowire Arrays on Any Substrate. J Phys Chem C 112, 18734 (2008).
  48. A. M. Qin, Z. Li, R. S. Yang, Y. D. Gu, Y. Z. Liu, Z. L. Wang, Rapid photoresponse of single-crystalline selenium nanobelts. Solid State Commun. 148, 145 (2008).
  49. Z. Li, R. S. Yang, M. Yu, F. Bai, C. Li, Z. L. Wang, Cellular Level Biocompatibility and Biosafety of ZnO Nanowires. J Phys Chem C 112, 20114 (2008).
  50. J. A. Corno, J. Stout, R. Yang, J. L. Golet, Diffusion-controlled self-assembly and dendrite formation in silver-seeded anatase titania nanospheres. J Phys Chem C 112, 5439 (2008).
  51. Y. Cheng, P. Xiong, C. S. Yun, G. F. Strouse, J. P. Zheng, R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Mechanism and Optimization of pH Sensing Using SnO2 Nanobelt Field Effect Transistors. Nano Lett 8, 4179 (2008).
  52. ☸ 2007

  53. Z. Zhang, C. G. Hu, Y. F. Xiong, R. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Synthesis of Ba-doped CeO2 nanowires and their application as humidity sensors. Nanotechnology 18, 5 (2007).
  54. R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Growth of self-assembled ZnO nanowire arrays. Philos. Mag. 87, 2097 (2007).
  55. R. S. Yang, Y. L. Chueh, J. R. Morber, R. Snyder, L. J. Chou, Z. L. Wang, Single-crystalline branched zinc phosphide nanostructures: Synthesis, properties, and optoelectronic devices. Nano Lett 7, 269 (2007).
  56. C. Y. Xu, L. Zhen, R. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Synthesis of single-crystalline niobate nanorods via ion-exchange based on molten-salt reaction. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 15444 (2007).
  57. L. Q. Mai, B. Hu, W. Chen, Y. Y. Qi, C. S. Lao, R. S. Yang, Y. Dai, Z. L. Wang, Lithiated MoO3 nanobelts with greatly improved performance for lithium batteries. Adv Mater 19, 3712 (2007).
  58. M. Lucas, W. J. Mai, R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, E. Riedo, Size dependence of the mechanical properties of ZnO nanobelts. Philos. Mag. 87, 2135 (2007).
  59. M. Lucas, W. J. Mai, R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, E. Riedo, Aspect ratio dependence of the elastic properties of ZnO nanobelts. Nano Lett 7, 1314 (2007).
  60. ☸ 2006

  61. J. Zhou, J. Liu, R. S. Yang, C. S. Lao, P. X. Gao, R. Tummala, N. S. Xu, Z. L. Wang, SiC-Shell nanostructures fabricated by replicating ZnO nano-objects: A technique for producing hollow nanostructures of desired shape. Small 2, 1344 (2006).
  62. R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Springs, rings, and spirals of rutile-structured tin oxide nanobelts. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 1466 (2006).
  63. C. S. Lao, R. S. Yang, Y. Zhang, Y. Dai, Z. L. Wang, Formation of double-side teethed nanocombs of ZnO and self-catalysis of Zn-terminated polar surface. Chem. Phys. Lett. 417, 358 (2006).
  64. J. H. He, R. S. Yang, Y. L. Chueh, L. J. Chou, L. J. Chen, Z. L. Wang, Aligned AlN nanorods with multi-tipped surfaces - Growth, field-emission, and cathodoluminescence properties. Adv Mater 18, 650 (2006).
  65. J. L. Gole, S. M. Prokes, J. D. Stout, O. J. Glembocki, R. S. Yang, Unique properties of selectively formed zirconia nanostructures. Adv Mater 18, 664 (2006).
  66. Y. Ding, R. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Ordered zinc-vacancy induced Zn-0.O-75(x) nanophase structure. Solid State Commun. 138, 390 (2006).
  67. Y. Cheng, P. Xiong, L. Fields, J. P. Zheng, R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Intrinsic characteristics of semiconducting oxide nanobelt field-effect transistors. Appl Phys Lett 89, (2006).
  68. ☸ 2005

  69. J. Zhou, L. Gong, S. Z. Deng, J. Chen, J. C. She, N. S. Xu, R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Growth and field-emission property of tungsten oxide nanotip arrays. Appl Phys Lett 87, 3 (2005).
  70. R. S. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Interpenetrative and transverse growth process of self-catalyzed ZnO nanorods. Solid State Commun. 134, 741 (2005).
  71. ☸ 2004

  72. R. S. Yang, Y. Ding, Z. L. Wang, Deformation-free single-crystal nanohelixes of polar nanowires. Nano Lett 4, 1309 (2004).
  73. Z. L. Wang, X. Y. Kong, Y. Ding, P. X. Gao, W. L. Hughes, R. S. Yang, Y. Zhang, Semiconducting and piezoelectric oxide nanostructures induced by polar surfaces. Adv. Funct. Mater. 14, 943 (2004).
  74. X. Y. Kong, Y. Ding, R. Yang, Z. L. Wang, Single-crystal nanorings formed by epitaxial self-coiling of polar nanobelts. Science 303, 1348 (2004).
  75. ☸ 2002

  76. X. Q. Wang, R. S. Yang, S. R. Yang, J. Z. Wang, X. J. Li, J. Z. Yin, H. C. Ong, X. Y. Jiang, C. X. Gao, G. T. Du, Growth of ZnO film by plasma-assisted MOCVD. Chem. J. Chin. Univ.-Chin. 23, 927 (2002).">
  77. ☸ 2000

  78. B. B. Liu, T. Wagberg, E. Olsson, R. S. Yang, H. D. Li, S. L. Zhang, H. B. Yang, G. T. Zou, B. Sundqvist, Synthesis and characterization of single-walled nanotubes produced with Ce/Ni as catalysts. Chem. Phys. Lett. 320, 365 (2000).
  79. B. B. Liu, T. Wagberg, E. B. Nyeanchi, T. L. Makarova, X. M. Zhu, B. Sundqvist, R. S. Yang, D. Li, C. Gao, G. Zou, H. D. Li, E. Olsson, Synthesis and Characterization of Single-Walled Nanotubes and Nanoparticles Produced with Ce or Eu as Catalysts. Molecular Materials 13, (2000).
  80. H. D. Li, K. T. Yue, Z. L. Lian, Y. Zhan, L. X. Zhou, S. L. Zhang, Z. J. Shi, Z. N. Gu, B. B. Liu, R. S. Yang, H. B. Yang, G. T. Zou, Y. Zhang, S. Iijima, Temperature dependence of the Raman spectra of single-wall carbon nanotubes. Appl Phys Lett 76, 2053 (2000).

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