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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

2018

Shaozhuan Huang; Lin Zhangad; Lifeng Liu; Lixiang Liu; Junjie Li; Han Hu; Jiawei Wang; Fei Dinga; Oliver G, Schmidt

High energy lithium ion battery using rationally engineered amorphous TiOx/Si/TiOx nanomembrane anode Journal Article

Energy Storage Materials, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

Xu J. Y.; Liu, Li Liu Zhang Xiong Amorim Thalluri Li Liu Lifeng* T F; J J; Y F; B S; D H; I; S M; W;

Ruthenium cobalt phosphide hybrid clusters with exceptional hydrogen evolution performance in both acidic and alkaline electrolytes Journal Article

Energy Environ. Sci., 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

S. M. Thalluri J. Borme, Yu Xu Amorim Gaspar Qiao Ferreira Alpuim Lifeng Liu* K J Y I J L P P

Conformal and continuous deposition of bifunctional cobalt phosphide layers on p-silicon nanowire arrays for improved solar hydrogen evolution Journal Article

Nano Research, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

Liu, Sitaramanjaneya Mouli Thalluri; Jérôme Borme; Dehua Xiong; Junyuan Xu; Wei Li; Isilda Amorim; Pedro Alpuim; João Gaspar; Hélder Fonseca; Liang Qiao; Lifeng

Highly-ordered silicon nanowire arrays for photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution: An investigation on the effect of wire diameter, length and inter-wire spacing Journal Article

Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2 (5), pp. 978-982, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

J.Y. Xu J.J. Li, Xiong Zhang Liu Wu Amorim Li Thalluri Lifeng Liu D H B S Y F K H I W S M

Trends in activity for the oxygen evolution reaction on transition metal (M = Fe, Co, Ni) monophosphide catalysts Journal Article

Chem. Sci., 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

J.Y. Xu ; D. H. Xiong, Amori Lifeng Liu* ; I ;

Template-free synthesis of hollow iron phosphide-phosphate composite nanotubes for use as efficient and durable oxygen evolution catalysts Journal Article

ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

2017

Zijuan Du Dehua Xiong, Santosh Kumar Verma Baoshun Liu Xiujian Zhao Lifeng Liu *; Li*, Hong

Low temperature hydrothermal synthesize delafossite CuCoO2 as an efficient electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline solution Journal Article

Inorganic Chem. Frontier, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

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

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* D H F W G J Y

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* S M J Y W X L L F

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 W J J X L M F P

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* D H F J W G J Y S M X L

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 X L L X X L Y S F O G

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* X G

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* X G D H P P W G X Q

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* M

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* W

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* D H

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* D H D Y

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* D H

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 H Y W J C H * Z

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 C M D Y Y V

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* J * Y C L

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 A M M C M S

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* P D N M H J C H

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 E E C K Y V

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 X Q K

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 W P C L S O G

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 X L J W S S C L * O G

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 X H J W L X C L O G

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 W P S L X M G Z T S F C L O G

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 * X Q

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 * Y W P J W S O G

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 * K

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

2018

Shaozhuan Huang; Lin Zhangad; Lifeng Liu; Lixiang Liu; Junjie Li; Han Hu; Jiawei Wang; Fei Dinga; Oliver G, Schmidt

High energy lithium ion battery using rationally engineered amorphous TiOx/Si/TiOx nanomembrane anode Journal Article

Energy Storage Materials, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

Xu J. Y.; Liu, Li Liu Zhang Xiong Amorim Thalluri Li Liu Lifeng* T F; J J; Y F; B S; D H; I; S M; W;

Ruthenium cobalt phosphide hybrid clusters with exceptional hydrogen evolution performance in both acidic and alkaline electrolytes Journal Article

Energy Environ. Sci., 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

S. M. Thalluri J. Borme, Yu Xu Amorim Gaspar Qiao Ferreira Alpuim Lifeng Liu* K J Y I J L P P

Conformal and continuous deposition of bifunctional cobalt phosphide layers on p-silicon nanowire arrays for improved solar hydrogen evolution Journal Article

Nano Research, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

Liu, Sitaramanjaneya Mouli Thalluri; Jérôme Borme; Dehua Xiong; Junyuan Xu; Wei Li; Isilda Amorim; Pedro Alpuim; João Gaspar; Hélder Fonseca; Liang Qiao; Lifeng

Highly-ordered silicon nanowire arrays for photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution: An investigation on the effect of wire diameter, length and inter-wire spacing Journal Article

Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2 (5), pp. 978-982, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

J.Y. Xu J.J. Li, Xiong Zhang Liu Wu Amorim Li Thalluri Lifeng Liu D H B S Y F K H I W S M

Trends in activity for the oxygen evolution reaction on transition metal (M = Fe, Co, Ni) monophosphide catalysts Journal Article

Chem. Sci., 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

J.Y. Xu ; D. H. Xiong, Amori Lifeng Liu* ; I ;

Template-free synthesis of hollow iron phosphide-phosphate composite nanotubes for use as efficient and durable oxygen evolution catalysts Journal Article

ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

2017

Zijuan Du Dehua Xiong, Santosh Kumar Verma Baoshun Liu Xiujian Zhao Lifeng Liu *; Li*, Hong

Low temperature hydrothermal synthesize delafossite CuCoO2 as an efficient electrocatalyst for the oxygen evolution reaction in alkaline solution Journal Article

Inorganic Chem. Frontier, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

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

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* D H F W G J Y

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* S M J Y W X L L F

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 W J J X L M F P

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* D H F J W G J Y S M X L

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 X L L X X L Y S F O G

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* X G

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* X G D H P P W G X Q

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* M

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* W

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* D H

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* D H D Y

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* D H

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 H Y W J C H * Z

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 C M D Y Y V

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* J * Y C L

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 A M M C M S

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* P D N M H J C H

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 E E C K Y V

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 X Q K

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.

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X.Y. Lu J.W. Deng, Si Lifeng Liu Yan Oswald Schmidt W P C L S O G

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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M. Kundu, Lifeng Liu

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

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

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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.

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X.H. Liu * W.P. Si, Sun Deng Baunack Oswald Lifeng Liu Yan Schmidt X L J W S S C L * O G

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.

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X.L. Sun W.P. Si, Liu Deng Xi Lifeng Liu Yan Schmidt X H J W L X C L O G

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

Nano Energy , 9 , pp. 168, 2014.

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L. Zhang* J.W. Deng, Lifeng Liu Si Oswald Xi Kundu Ma Gemming Baunack Ding Yan Schmidt W P S L X M G Z T S F C L O G

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

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

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Lifeng Liu, Bao * X Q

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

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

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X.L. Sun C.L. Yan, Chen Si Deng Oswald Lifeng Liu Schmidt * Y W P J W S O G

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.

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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.

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2013

Liu, Lifeng

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

Nanscale, 5 , pp. 11615, 2013.

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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.

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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.

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Liu, Lifeng

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

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

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2011

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

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

Nano Letters , 11 , pp. 3649, 2011.

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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

DEPARTMENTS
QuantMat
RESEARCH GROUPS
solarcells
nanomaterialsenergy
2DMATERIALS
theoryquantum
Atomicmanipulation