Di-Yan Wang

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This work demonstrated a simple platform for rapid and effective surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SALDI-TOF MS) measurements based on the layer structure of reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and gold nanoparticles. A multi-layer thin film was fabricated by alternate layer-by-layer depositions of rGO and gold(More)
The development of new rechargeable battery systems could fuel various energy applications, from personal electronics to grid storage. Rechargeable aluminium-based batteries offer the possibilities of low cost and low flammability, together with three-electron-redox properties leading to high capacity. However, research efforts over the past 30 years have(More)
Active, stable and cost-effective electrocatalysts are a key to water splitting for hydrogen production through electrolysis or photoelectrochemistry. Here we report nanoscale nickel oxide/nickel heterostructures formed on carbon nanotube sidewalls as highly effective electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction with activity similar to platinum.(More)
Hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) from water through electrocatalysis using cost-effective materials to replace precious Pt catalysts holds great promise for clean energy technologies. In this work we developed a highly active and stable catalyst containing Co doped earth abundant iron pyrite FeS(2) nanosheets hybridized with carbon nanotubes(More)
FeS2 Nanocrystal Ink as a Catalytic Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Calligraphic counter electrodes : An important photovoltaic application using FeS2 nanocrystal (NC) pyrite ink to fabricate a counter electrode as an alternative to Pt in dye-sensitized solar cells is demonstrated. FeS2 NC ink exhibits excellent electrochemical catalytic activity(More)
A unique "clean-lifting transfer" (CLT) technique that applies a controllable electrostatic force to transfer large-area and high-quality CVD-grown graphene onto various rigid or flexible substrates is reported. The CLT technique without using any organic support or adhesives can produce residual-free graphene films with large-area processability, and has(More)
A heterojunction photodiode with NIR photoresponse using solution processable pyrite FeS(2) nanocrystal ink is demonstrated which has the advantages of earth-abundance and non-toxicity. The device consists of a FeS(2) nanocrystal (NC) thin film sandwiched with semiconducting metal oxides with a structure of ITO/ZnO/FeS(2) NC/MoO(3) /Au, which exhibits an(More)
A 3D graphitic foam vertically aligned graphitic structure and a low density of defects is derived through chloroaluminate anion intercalation of graphite followed by thermal expansion and electrochemical hydrogen evolution. Such aligned graphitic structure affords excellent Al-ion battery characteristics with a discharge capacity of ≈60 mA h g(-1) under a(More)
Recently, interest in aluminium ion batteries with aluminium anodes, graphite cathodes and ionic liquid electrolytes has increased; however, much remains to be done to increase the cathode capacity and to understand details of the anion-graphite intercalation mechanism. Here, an aluminium ion battery cell made using pristine natural graphite flakes achieves(More)
This paper presents an innovative approach to fabricating controllable n-type doping graphene transistors with extended air stability by using self-encapsulated doping layers of titanium suboxide (TiOx) thin films, which are an amorphous phase of crystalline TiO(2) and can be solution processed. The nonstoichiometry TiOx thin films consisting of a large(More)