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DESCRIPTION

The Nanomaterials for Energy group conducts both fundamental and application-oriented research on new nanomaterials and nanostructures that can be used for energy storage and conversion. Particular emphasis is at the moment placed on the preparation of hollow, porous nanostructures and ordered nanowire/nanotube arrays of various inorganic materials, which not only possess large surface to volume ratios but also facilitate the transportation of electrolytes/ions/charge carriers. Comprehensive structural/compositional characterization in conjunction with studies of photoelectric, electrochemical and catalytic properties are carried out in order to elucidate the structure-property relation, to get a fundamental understanding about the underlying physics and chemistry in energy storage and conversion processes, and in turn to help materials design and optimization. Our research activities are primarily focused on the following areas:

Electrocatalysis. The group is committed to developing Pt-free electrocatalysts for use in hydrogen/oxygen evolution, oxygen reduction, and small molecule oxidation reactions.

Solar fuel production. Research efforts are devoted to: 1) Nanoatructured photocathodes and photoanodes; 2) Coupling of semiconductor photoelectrodes with HER or OER catalysts; 3) Improving lifetime of photoelectrodes.

Energy storage. The group is working on 1) Fabrication of hybrid/composite nanostructures; 2) Large-scale synthesis of porous/hollow nanostructures for use as electrode materials in Li-ion/Na-ion batteries and supercapacitors; 3) Flexible energy storage devices.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

The project aims to develop efficient, low-cost and durable photocathodes for water reduction (solar H2 evolution) and photoanodes for water oxidation (solar O2 evolution). The research will be focused on developing robust nanowire arrays decorated with non-precious earth-abundant HER or OER catalysts. Optimized surface protection strategy will be employed to improve the operation lifetime of the photoelectrodes.

Hydrogen/oxygen evolution (HER/OER) and oxygen reduction (ORR) are important half-cell reactions in many electrochemical devices such as photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) and fuel cells. Pt-group metals are thus far the most efficient and commonly used catalysts for these reactions. However, for large-scale deployment of PEC cells and widespread use of fuel cells, it is apparently impractical to use Pt-group metals to catalyze these reactions because of the high cost and the scarcity of Pt. The project is aiming at developing non-precious earth-abundant catalysts for use as an alternative to Pt. Presently, the research is focused on the development of nanostructured transition metal oxides and sulfides.

The group aims to develop low-cost nanostructured hybrid solar cells using the Si nanowire or TiO2 nanotube arrays fabricated by the group. In addition, the group is also keen on lead iodide perovskite solar cells and their derivatives.

The project presently aims to develop binder-free electrodes for use as either anodes in lithium-ion batteries or electrodes in supercapcitors. The emphasis is placed on the development of metal oxide/sulfide nanostructures and carbon/oxide hybrids.

For future practical applications, large-scale and cost-effective synthesis of nanomaterials for use in energy storage and conversion is highly desired. The project aims to develop low-cost and scalable approaches to the fabrication of porous/hollow/core-shell nanostructures which can find applications in energy storage and conversion devices.

PUBLICATIONS

2017

W. Li D. H. Xiong, Gao Song Xia Lifeng Liu*

Self-supported Co-Ni-P ternary nanowire electrodes for highly efficient and stable electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution in acidic solution (Journal Article)

Catalysis Today, 287 , pp. 122, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

W. Li X. F. Gao, Xiong Wei Song Xu Lifeng Liu*

Hydrothermal synthesis of monolithic Co3Se4 nanowire electrodes for oxygen evolution and overall water splitting with high efficiency and extraordinary catalytic stability (Journal Article)

Advanced Energy Materials, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

Liu, Lifeng

Atomic layer deposition of electrocatalysts for use in fuel cells and electrolyzers (Book Chapter)

Chapter 5, Wiley-VCH Julien Bachmann Ed., 2017, (Chapter 5 in book Atomic Layer Deposition in Energy Conversion Applications).

(BibTeX)

D. H. Xiong W. Li, Lifeng Liu*

Vertically-aligned porous Ni(OH)2 nanosheets supported on carbon paper with long-term oxygen evolution performance superior to RuO2 nanocatalysts (Journal Article)

Chem Asian J., 12 , pp. 543, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

D. H. Xiong Q. Q. Zhang, Thalluri Xu Li Fu Liu*

One-step fabrication of monolithic electrodes comprising Co9S8 particles supported on cobalt foam for efficient and durable oxygen evolution reaction (Journal Article)

Chemistry – A European Journal , 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

D.H. Xiong Q.Q. Zhang, Li Li Fu Cerqueira Alpuim Lifeng Liu

Atomic-layer-deposited ultrafine MoS2 nanocrystals on cobalt foam for efficient and stable electrochemical oxygen evolution (Journal Article)

Nanoscale, 9 , pp. 2711, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

W. Li X. F. Gao, Xiong Xia Liu Song Xu Thalluri Fu Lifeng Liu*

Vapor-solid synthesis of monolithic single-crystalline CoP nanowire electrodes for efficient and robust water electrolysis (Journal Article)

Chem. Sci, 8 , pp. 2952, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

Shaozhuan Huang* Lin Zhang*, Lu Lifeng Liu Liu Sun Yin Oswald Ding Schmidt

Tunable pseudocapacitance in 3D Ti3+ self-doped TiO2 nanomembranes enabling superior lithium storage performance (Journal Article)

ACS Nano , 11 , pp. 821, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

2016

M. Kundu, Lifeng Liu*

Easy fabrication of nanohybrids comprising Co3O4 nanoparticles on electrospun carbon nanofibers for use as binder-free lithium-ion battery anodes (Journal Article)

Sci. Adv. Today, 2 , pp. 25252, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

D. H. Xiong W. Li, Wang Lifeng Liu*

Surface passivation of hematite photoanodes with a phosphorus overlayer for enhanced photoelectrochemical water oxidation (Journal Article)

Nanotechnology, 27 , pp. 375401, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

W. Li X. F. Gao, Wang Xiong Huang Guo Bao Lifeng Liu*

From water reduction to oxidation: Janus Co-Ni-P nanowires as high-efficiency and ultrastable electrocatalysts for over 3000 h water splitting (Journal Article)

Journal of Power Sources , 330 , pp. 156, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

Joao Nunes-Pereira Manab, Kundu Attila Goren Maria Silva Lifeng Liu Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez*

Effect of filler type on poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) based composite separator membranes on Li-ion battery performance (Journal Article)

Composites Part B, 96 , pp. 94-102, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

Dehua Xiong X. G. Wang, Li Lifeng Liu*

Facile synthesis of iron phosphide nanorods for efficient and durable electrochemical oxygen evolution (Journal Article)

Chem. Commun, 52 , pp. 8711-8714, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

X. G. Wang W. Li, Xiong Lifeng Liu*

Fast fabrication of self-supported porous nickel phosphide foam for efficient, durable oxygen evolution and overall water splitting (Journal Article)

J. Mater. Chem, 4 , pp. 5639, 2016.

(BibTeX)

X. G. Wang W. Li, Xiong Petrovykh Lifeng Liu*

Efficient and stable overall electrochemical water splitting using self-supported carbon paper electrodes integrated with bi-functional nickel phosphide catalysts (Journal Article)

Adv. Funct. Mater., 26 , pp. 4067-4077, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

W. Li X. G. Wang, Xiong Lifeng Liu*

Efficient and durable electrochemical hydrogen evolution using cocoon-like MoS2 with preferentially exposed edges (Journal Article)

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2016, 41, 9344-9354, 41 , pp. 9344-9354, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

C. Y. Wu W. Huang, Lifeng Liu Wang Zeng Xie Jin Zhang

Synthesis and phase transformation of hierarchical structure LiFePO4 for Li-ion Battery (Journal Article)

CrystEngComm , 18 , pp. 7707, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

2015

Liu, Lifeng

Efficient water oxidation using α-Fe2O3 thin films conformally coated on vertically aligned titania nanotube arrays by atomic layer deposition (Journal Article)

Mater. Lett., 159 , pp. 284-288, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

Enrique Carbo-Argibay X.Q. Bao, Rodriguez Fatima Cerqueira Petrovykh Lifeng Liu Kolen’ko

Up-scaling the Synthesis of Cu2O Submicron Particles with Controlled Morphologies for Solar H2 Evolution from Water (Journal Article)

J. Colloid. Interf. Sci. , 456 , pp. 219-227, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

Y. Chen Lifeng Liu, Xiong Qin Yan*

Porous Si nanowires from cheap metallurgical silicon stabilized by surface oxide layer for lithium ion batteries (Journal Article)

Adv. Energy Mater, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

R. E. Sousa M. Kundu, Goren Silva Lifeng Liu Costa Lanceros-Mendez

Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene) (PVDF-CTFE) lithium-ion battery separator membranes prepared by phase inversion (Journal Article)

RSC Adv, 5 , pp. 90428-90436 , 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.Q. Bao D. Petrovykh, Alpuim Stroppa Guldris Costa Fonseca Gaspar Jin Lifeng Liu*

Amorphous molybdenum oxysulfide modified p-type silicon microwire arrays for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting (Journal Article)

Nano Energy, 16 , pp. 130-142, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

.L. Lado X.G. Wang, Paz Carbo-Argibay Rodriguez-Abreu Lifeng Liu Kovnir Kolen’ko

Design and synthesis of a novel highly active Al-Ni-P foam electrode for hydrogen evolution reaction (Journal Article)

ACS Catalysis , 5 , pp. 6503, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.G. Wang Y.V. Kolen’ko, Bao Kovnir Lifeng Liu

One-step synthesis of self-supported nickel phosphide nanosheet array cathodes for efficient electrocatalytic H2 generation (Journal Article)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54 , pp. 8188, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.Y. Lu J.W. Deng, Si Lifeng Liu Yan Oswald Schmidt

Trilayered Pd/MnOx/Pd Nanomembranes as Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Li-O2 Batteries with Extremely Low Charge Potential (Journal Article)

Adv. Sci. 2015, 51 , pp. 1500113, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

Xiao-Qing Bao M. Fatima Cerqueira, Pedro Alpuim Lifeng Liu

Silicon Nanowire Arrays Coupled with Cobalt Phosphide Spheres as A Low-Cost Photocathode for Efficient Solar Hydrogen Evolution (Journal Article)

Chem. Commun, 51 , pp. 10742-17045, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

M. Kundu, Lifeng Liu*

Binder-free electrodes consisting of porous NiO nanofibers directly electrospun on nickel foam for high-rate supercapacitors (Journal Article)

Mater. Lett., 144 , pp. 114, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.G. Wang Y.V. Ko’lenko, Lifeng Liu*

Direct solvothermal phosphorization of nickel foam to fabricate Ni2P-nanorods/Ni integrated electrodes for efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution (Journal Article)

Chem. Commun, 51 , pp. 6738, 2015, (Highlighted as back cover).

(Links | BibTeX)

M. Kundu, Lifeng Liu

Electrospun porous nickel oxide nanofibers for high-performance electrochemical energy storage (Journal Article)

Sci. Lett. J., 4 , pp. 123, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

2014

X.Q. Bao Lifeng Liu*,

Improved photo-stability of silicon nanobelt arrays by atomic layer deposition for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution (Journal Article)

J. Power Sources, 268 , pp. 677, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.H. Liu * W.P. Si, Sun Deng Baunack Oswald Lifeng Liu Yan Schmidt

Free-Standing Fe2O3 Nanomembranes as Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries with Long Cycling Life and High-Rate Capability (Journal Article)

Sci. Reports , 4 , pp. 7452, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.L. Sun W.P. Si, Liu Deng Xi Lifeng Liu Yan Schmidt

Multifunctional nickel/oxide hybrid nanomembranes as anode materials for high-performance Li-ion batteries (Journal Article)

Nano Energy , 9 , pp. 168, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

L. Zhang* J.W. Deng, Lifeng Liu Si Oswald Xi Kundu Ma Gemming Baunack Ding Yan Schmidt

Hierarchically designed SiOx/SiOy bilayer nanomembranes as stable anodes for lithium ion batteries (Journal Article)

Adv. Mater, 26 , pp. 4527, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

Lifeng Liu, Bao

Silicon nanowires fabricated by porous gold thin film assisted chemical etching and their photoelectrochemical properties (Journal Article)

Mater. Lett., 125 , pp. 28-31, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.L. Sun C.L. Yan, Chen Si Deng Oswald Lifeng Liu Schmidt

Three-dimensionally curved NiO nanomembranes as ultra high rate capability anodes for Li-ion batteries with long cycle life (Journal Article)

Nanoscale , 6 , pp. 2097-2101, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

Lifeng Liu, Xingsen Gao

Fabrication of Bi2Fe4O9 nanotubes decorated with iron-rich nanorings by Rayleigh instability induced sol-gel synthesis in porous anodic alumina (Journal Article)

J. Nanosci. Lett. , 4 , pp. 6, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

2013

Liu, Lifeng

Nano-aggregates of cobalt nickel oxysulfide as a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors (Journal Article)

Nanscale, 5 , pp. 11615, 2013.

(Links | BibTeX)

Manab Kundu, Lifeng Liu

Direct growth of mesoporous MnO2 nanosheet arrays on nickel foam current collectors for high-performance pseudocapacitors (Journal Article)

J. Power Sources , (243), pp. 676, 2013.

(Links | BibTeX)

Daoai Wang Lianbing Zhang, Woo Lee Mato Knez Lifeng Liu

Novel three-dimensional nanoporous alumina as a template for hierarchical TiO2 nanotube arrays (Journal Article)

Small, 9 , pp. 1025, 2013.

(Links | BibTeX)

Liu, Lifeng

Porous Co16S16O96 nanosheets as a new electrode material for use in supercapacitors (Journal Article)

J. Power Sources, 239 , pp. 24, 2013.

(Links | BibTeX)

2011

Daoai Wang * Lifeng Liu, Fuxiang Zhang Kun Tao Eckhard Pippel Domen

Spontaneous Phase and Morphology Transformations of Anodized Titania Nanotubes Induced by Water at Room Temperature (Journal Article)

Nano Letters , 11 , pp. 3649, 2011.

(Links | BibTeX)

2004

Lifeng Liu, Xingsen Gao

Fabrication of Bi2Fe4O9 nanotubes decorated with iron-rich nanorings by Rayleigh instability induced sol-gel synthesis in porous anodic alumina (Journal Article)

J. Nanosci. Lett. , 4 , pp. 6, 2004.

(Links | BibTeX)

GROUP LEADER

Lifeng-liu

THE TEAM

Junyuan Xu
Research Fellow

Mouli Thalluri
Research Fellow

Nan Zhang
Research Fellow

Rajesh Thomas
Research Fellow

FORMER GROUP MEMBERS

Thomas LaTempa (Postdoc)

Teasha Fitztham (Intern from MIT)

Manab Kundu (Postdoc researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Justin Bao (Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Xiaoguang Wang (Taiyuan Institute of Technology, China)

Wei Li (Postdoc researcher, Utha State Unviersity, USA)

Dehua Xiong (Wuhan University of Technology, China)

DESCRIPTION

The Nanomaterials for Energy group conducts both fundamental and application-oriented research on new nanomaterials and nanostructures that can be used for energy storage and conversion. Particular emphasis is at the moment placed on the preparation of hollow, porous nanostructures and ordered nanowire/nanotube arrays of various inorganic materials, which not only possess large surface to volume ratios but also facilitate the transportation of electrolytes/ions/charge carriers. Comprehensive structural/compositional characterization in conjunction with studies of photoelectric, electrochemical and catalytic properties are carried out in order to elucidate the structure-property relation, to get a fundamental understanding about the underlying physics and chemistry in energy storage and conversion processes, and in turn to help materials design and optimization. Our research activities are primarily focused on the following areas:

Electrocatalysis. The group is committed to developing Pt-free electrocatalysts for use in hydrogen/oxygen evolution, oxygen reduction, and small molecule oxidation reactions.

Solar fuel production. Research efforts are devoted to: 1) Nanoatructured photocathodes and photoanodes; 2) Coupling of semiconductor photoelectrodes with HER or OER catalysts; 3) Improving lifetime of photoelectrodes.

Energy storage. The group is working on 1) Fabrication of hybrid/composite nanostructures; 2) Large-scale synthesis of porous/hollow nanostructures for use as electrode materials in Li-ion/Na-ion batteries and supercapacitors; 3) Flexible energy storage devices.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

The project aims to develop efficient, low-cost and durable photocathodes for water reduction (solar H2 evolution) and photoanodes for water oxidation (solar O2 evolution). The research will be focused on developing robust nanowire arrays decorated with non-precious earth-abundant HER or OER catalysts. Optimized surface protection strategy will be employed to improve the operation lifetime of the photoelectrodes.

Hydrogen/oxygen evolution (HER/OER) and oxygen reduction (ORR) are important half-cell reactions in many electrochemical devices such as photoelectrochemical cells (PEC) and fuel cells. Pt-group metals are thus far the most efficient and commonly used catalysts for these reactions. However, for large-scale deployment of PEC cells and widespread use of fuel cells, it is apparently impractical to use Pt-group metals to catalyze these reactions because of the high cost and the scarcity of Pt. The project is aiming at developing non-precious earth-abundant catalysts for use as an alternative to Pt. Presently, the research is focused on the development of nanostructured transition metal oxides and sulfides.

The group aims to develop low-cost nanostructured hybrid solar cells using the Si nanowire or TiO2 nanotube arrays fabricated by the group. In addition, the group is also keen on lead iodide perovskite solar cells and their derivatives.

The project presently aims to develop binder-free electrodes for use as either anodes in lithium-ion batteries or electrodes in supercapcitors. The emphasis is placed on the development of metal oxide/sulfide nanostructures and carbon/oxide hybrids.

For future practical applications, large-scale and cost-effective synthesis of nanomaterials for use in energy storage and conversion is highly desired. The project aims to develop low-cost and scalable approaches to the fabrication of porous/hollow/core-shell nanostructures which can find applications in energy storage and conversion devices.

PUBLICATIONS

2017

W. Li D. H. Xiong, Gao Song Xia Lifeng Liu*

Self-supported Co-Ni-P ternary nanowire electrodes for highly efficient and stable electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution in acidic solution (Journal Article)

Catalysis Today, 287 , pp. 122, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

W. Li X. F. Gao, Xiong Wei Song Xu Lifeng Liu*

Hydrothermal synthesis of monolithic Co3Se4 nanowire electrodes for oxygen evolution and overall water splitting with high efficiency and extraordinary catalytic stability (Journal Article)

Advanced Energy Materials, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

Liu, Lifeng

Atomic layer deposition of electrocatalysts for use in fuel cells and electrolyzers (Book Chapter)

Chapter 5, Wiley-VCH Julien Bachmann Ed., 2017, (Chapter 5 in book Atomic Layer Deposition in Energy Conversion Applications).

(BibTeX)

D. H. Xiong W. Li, Lifeng Liu*

Vertically-aligned porous Ni(OH)2 nanosheets supported on carbon paper with long-term oxygen evolution performance superior to RuO2 nanocatalysts (Journal Article)

Chem Asian J., 12 , pp. 543, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

D. H. Xiong Q. Q. Zhang, Thalluri Xu Li Fu Liu*

One-step fabrication of monolithic electrodes comprising Co9S8 particles supported on cobalt foam for efficient and durable oxygen evolution reaction (Journal Article)

Chemistry – A European Journal , 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

D.H. Xiong Q.Q. Zhang, Li Li Fu Cerqueira Alpuim Lifeng Liu

Atomic-layer-deposited ultrafine MoS2 nanocrystals on cobalt foam for efficient and stable electrochemical oxygen evolution (Journal Article)

Nanoscale, 9 , pp. 2711, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

W. Li X. F. Gao, Xiong Xia Liu Song Xu Thalluri Fu Lifeng Liu*

Vapor-solid synthesis of monolithic single-crystalline CoP nanowire electrodes for efficient and robust water electrolysis (Journal Article)

Chem. Sci, 8 , pp. 2952, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

Shaozhuan Huang* Lin Zhang*, Lu Lifeng Liu Liu Sun Yin Oswald Ding Schmidt

Tunable pseudocapacitance in 3D Ti3+ self-doped TiO2 nanomembranes enabling superior lithium storage performance (Journal Article)

ACS Nano , 11 , pp. 821, 2017.

(Links | BibTeX)

2016

M. Kundu, Lifeng Liu*

Easy fabrication of nanohybrids comprising Co3O4 nanoparticles on electrospun carbon nanofibers for use as binder-free lithium-ion battery anodes (Journal Article)

Sci. Adv. Today, 2 , pp. 25252, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

D. H. Xiong W. Li, Wang Lifeng Liu*

Surface passivation of hematite photoanodes with a phosphorus overlayer for enhanced photoelectrochemical water oxidation (Journal Article)

Nanotechnology, 27 , pp. 375401, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

W. Li X. F. Gao, Wang Xiong Huang Guo Bao Lifeng Liu*

From water reduction to oxidation: Janus Co-Ni-P nanowires as high-efficiency and ultrastable electrocatalysts for over 3000 h water splitting (Journal Article)

Journal of Power Sources , 330 , pp. 156, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

Joao Nunes-Pereira Manab, Kundu Attila Goren Maria Silva Lifeng Liu Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez*

Effect of filler type on poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) based composite separator membranes on Li-ion battery performance (Journal Article)

Composites Part B, 96 , pp. 94-102, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

Dehua Xiong X. G. Wang, Li Lifeng Liu*

Facile synthesis of iron phosphide nanorods for efficient and durable electrochemical oxygen evolution (Journal Article)

Chem. Commun, 52 , pp. 8711-8714, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

X. G. Wang W. Li, Xiong Lifeng Liu*

Fast fabrication of self-supported porous nickel phosphide foam for efficient, durable oxygen evolution and overall water splitting (Journal Article)

J. Mater. Chem, 4 , pp. 5639, 2016.

(BibTeX)

X. G. Wang W. Li, Xiong Petrovykh Lifeng Liu*

Efficient and stable overall electrochemical water splitting using self-supported carbon paper electrodes integrated with bi-functional nickel phosphide catalysts (Journal Article)

Adv. Funct. Mater., 26 , pp. 4067-4077, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

W. Li X. G. Wang, Xiong Lifeng Liu*

Efficient and durable electrochemical hydrogen evolution using cocoon-like MoS2 with preferentially exposed edges (Journal Article)

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2016, 41, 9344-9354, 41 , pp. 9344-9354, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

C. Y. Wu W. Huang, Lifeng Liu Wang Zeng Xie Jin Zhang

Synthesis and phase transformation of hierarchical structure LiFePO4 for Li-ion Battery (Journal Article)

CrystEngComm , 18 , pp. 7707, 2016.

(Links | BibTeX)

2015

Liu, Lifeng

Efficient water oxidation using α-Fe2O3 thin films conformally coated on vertically aligned titania nanotube arrays by atomic layer deposition (Journal Article)

Mater. Lett., 159 , pp. 284-288, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

Enrique Carbo-Argibay X.Q. Bao, Rodriguez Fatima Cerqueira Petrovykh Lifeng Liu Kolen’ko

Up-scaling the Synthesis of Cu2O Submicron Particles with Controlled Morphologies for Solar H2 Evolution from Water (Journal Article)

J. Colloid. Interf. Sci. , 456 , pp. 219-227, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

Y. Chen Lifeng Liu, Xiong Qin Yan*

Porous Si nanowires from cheap metallurgical silicon stabilized by surface oxide layer for lithium ion batteries (Journal Article)

Adv. Energy Mater, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

R. E. Sousa M. Kundu, Goren Silva Lifeng Liu Costa Lanceros-Mendez

Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene) (PVDF-CTFE) lithium-ion battery separator membranes prepared by phase inversion (Journal Article)

RSC Adv, 5 , pp. 90428-90436 , 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.Q. Bao D. Petrovykh, Alpuim Stroppa Guldris Costa Fonseca Gaspar Jin Lifeng Liu*

Amorphous molybdenum oxysulfide modified p-type silicon microwire arrays for efficient photoelectrochemical water splitting (Journal Article)

Nano Energy, 16 , pp. 130-142, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

.L. Lado X.G. Wang, Paz Carbo-Argibay Rodriguez-Abreu Lifeng Liu Kovnir Kolen’ko

Design and synthesis of a novel highly active Al-Ni-P foam electrode for hydrogen evolution reaction (Journal Article)

ACS Catalysis , 5 , pp. 6503, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.G. Wang Y.V. Kolen’ko, Bao Kovnir Lifeng Liu

One-step synthesis of self-supported nickel phosphide nanosheet array cathodes for efficient electrocatalytic H2 generation (Journal Article)

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54 , pp. 8188, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.Y. Lu J.W. Deng, Si Lifeng Liu Yan Oswald Schmidt

Trilayered Pd/MnOx/Pd Nanomembranes as Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Li-O2 Batteries with Extremely Low Charge Potential (Journal Article)

Adv. Sci. 2015, 51 , pp. 1500113, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

Xiao-Qing Bao M. Fatima Cerqueira, Pedro Alpuim Lifeng Liu

Silicon Nanowire Arrays Coupled with Cobalt Phosphide Spheres as A Low-Cost Photocathode for Efficient Solar Hydrogen Evolution (Journal Article)

Chem. Commun, 51 , pp. 10742-17045, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

M. Kundu, Lifeng Liu*

Binder-free electrodes consisting of porous NiO nanofibers directly electrospun on nickel foam for high-rate supercapacitors (Journal Article)

Mater. Lett., 144 , pp. 114, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.G. Wang Y.V. Ko’lenko, Lifeng Liu*

Direct solvothermal phosphorization of nickel foam to fabricate Ni2P-nanorods/Ni integrated electrodes for efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution (Journal Article)

Chem. Commun, 51 , pp. 6738, 2015, (Highlighted as back cover).

(Links | BibTeX)

M. Kundu, Lifeng Liu

Electrospun porous nickel oxide nanofibers for high-performance electrochemical energy storage (Journal Article)

Sci. Lett. J., 4 , pp. 123, 2015.

(Links | BibTeX)

2014

X.Q. Bao Lifeng Liu*,

Improved photo-stability of silicon nanobelt arrays by atomic layer deposition for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution (Journal Article)

J. Power Sources, 268 , pp. 677, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.H. Liu * W.P. Si, Sun Deng Baunack Oswald Lifeng Liu Yan Schmidt

Free-Standing Fe2O3 Nanomembranes as Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries with Long Cycling Life and High-Rate Capability (Journal Article)

Sci. Reports , 4 , pp. 7452, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.L. Sun W.P. Si, Liu Deng Xi Lifeng Liu Yan Schmidt

Multifunctional nickel/oxide hybrid nanomembranes as anode materials for high-performance Li-ion batteries (Journal Article)

Nano Energy , 9 , pp. 168, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

L. Zhang* J.W. Deng, Lifeng Liu Si Oswald Xi Kundu Ma Gemming Baunack Ding Yan Schmidt

Hierarchically designed SiOx/SiOy bilayer nanomembranes as stable anodes for lithium ion batteries (Journal Article)

Adv. Mater, 26 , pp. 4527, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

Lifeng Liu, Bao

Silicon nanowires fabricated by porous gold thin film assisted chemical etching and their photoelectrochemical properties (Journal Article)

Mater. Lett., 125 , pp. 28-31, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

X.L. Sun C.L. Yan, Chen Si Deng Oswald Lifeng Liu Schmidt

Three-dimensionally curved NiO nanomembranes as ultra high rate capability anodes for Li-ion batteries with long cycle life (Journal Article)

Nanoscale , 6 , pp. 2097-2101, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

Lifeng Liu, Xingsen Gao

Fabrication of Bi2Fe4O9 nanotubes decorated with iron-rich nanorings by Rayleigh instability induced sol-gel synthesis in porous anodic alumina (Journal Article)

J. Nanosci. Lett. , 4 , pp. 6, 2014.

(Links | BibTeX)

2013

Liu, Lifeng

Nano-aggregates of cobalt nickel oxysulfide as a high-performance electrode material for supercapacitors (Journal Article)

Nanscale, 5 , pp. 11615, 2013.

(Links | BibTeX)

Manab Kundu, Lifeng Liu

Direct growth of mesoporous MnO2 nanosheet arrays on nickel foam current collectors for high-performance pseudocapacitors (Journal Article)

J. Power Sources , (243), pp. 676, 2013.

(Links | BibTeX)

Daoai Wang Lianbing Zhang, Woo Lee Mato Knez Lifeng Liu

Novel three-dimensional nanoporous alumina as a template for hierarchical TiO2 nanotube arrays (Journal Article)

Small, 9 , pp. 1025, 2013.

(Links | BibTeX)

Liu, Lifeng

Porous Co16S16O96 nanosheets as a new electrode material for use in supercapacitors (Journal Article)

J. Power Sources, 239 , pp. 24, 2013.

(Links | BibTeX)

2011

Daoai Wang * Lifeng Liu, Fuxiang Zhang Kun Tao Eckhard Pippel Domen

Spontaneous Phase and Morphology Transformations of Anodized Titania Nanotubes Induced by Water at Room Temperature (Journal Article)

Nano Letters , 11 , pp. 3649, 2011.

(Links | BibTeX)

2004

Lifeng Liu, Xingsen Gao

Fabrication of Bi2Fe4O9 nanotubes decorated with iron-rich nanorings by Rayleigh instability induced sol-gel synthesis in porous anodic alumina (Journal Article)

J. Nanosci. Lett. , 4 , pp. 6, 2004.

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GROUP LEADER

Lifeng-liu

THE TEAM

Junyuan Xu
Research Fellow

Mouli Thalluri
Research Fellow

FORMER GROUP MEMBERS

Thomas LaTempa (Postdoc)

Teasha Fitztham (Intern from MIT)

Manab Kundu (Postdoc researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Justin Bao (Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Xiaoguang Wang (Taiyuan Institute of Technology, China)

Wei Li (Postdoc researcher, Utha State Unviersity, USA)

Dehua Xiong (Wuhan University of Technology, China)

RESEARCH

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QuantMat
RESEARCH GROUPS
solarcells
nanomaterialsenergy
2DMATERIALS
theoryquantum
Atomicmanipulation