Hongmei Luo

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Separation of CO₂ and N₂ from CH₄ is significantly important in natural gas upgrading, and capture/removal of CO₂, CH₄ from air (N₂) is essential to greenhouse gas emission control. Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics of CO₂, CH₄, and N₂ on an ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) sample were systematically investigated to evaluate its capability in the above two(More)
The creation of stretchable electronics is emerging as one of the most interesting research topics in materials science and technology. [ 1,2 ] Devices that are stretchable, foldable, and deformable into complex curvilinear shapes can enable many new applications that would be impossible to achieve by conventional rigid electronics. Examples of such(More)
PbSe nanocrystal quantum dots (NQDs) are a promising active material for a range of optoelectronic devices, including solar cells, high-sensitivity infrared (IR) photodetectors, and IR-emitting diodes and lasers. However, device realization has been constrained by these NQDs' chemical instability toward oxidation, which leads to uncontrollable changes in(More)
One process limiting the performance of solar cells is rapid cooling (thermalization) of hot carriers generated by higher-energy solar photons. In principle, the thermalization losses can be reduced by converting the kinetic energy of energetic carriers into additional electron-hole pairs via carrier multiplication (CM). While being inefficient in bulk(More)
[*] D. Wang, H. Luo, R. Kou, M. P. Gil, Prof. Y. Lu Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118 (USA) Fax: (+1)504-865-6744 E-mail: ylu@tulane.edu S. Xiao Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (USA) Dr. V. O. Golub Advanced Materials Research(More)
Nanostructured MoO2/graphite oxide (GO) composites are synthesized by a simple solvothermal method. X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy analyses show that with the addition of GO and the increase in GO content in the precursor solutions, MoO3 rods change to MoO2 nanorods and then further to MoO2 nanoparticles, and the nanorods or(More)
A new nanocomposite formulation of the FeS-based anode for lithium-ion batteries is proposed, where FeS nanoparticles wrapped in reduced graphene oxide (RGO) are produced via a facile direct-precipitation approach. The resulting nanocomposite FeS@RGO structure has better lithium ion storage properties, exceeding those of FeS prepared without RGO sheets. The(More)
Treatment of desalination concentrate can reduce concentrate volume for disposal, increase water recovery and convert waste to resource. However, concentrate treatment is costly and energy intensive due to high concentrations of salt and recalcitrant organic matter in concentrate. Photocatalytic oxidation provides a novel energy neutral technology for(More)
Adsorptive separations of C(2)H(6)/CH(4) and CH(4)/N(2) binary mixtures are of paramount importance from the energy and environmental points of view. A mesoporous carbon adsorbent was synthesized using a soft template method and characterized with TEM, TGA, and nitrogen adsorption/desorption. Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics of C(2)H(6), CH(4), and N(2)(More)
In this tutorial article, the recent development of polymer assisted deposition (PAD) for the growth of a wide range of materials, in particular in thin films, is reviewed. Specifically, we describe the unique chemistry and processes of PAD for the deposition of metals, metal-oxides, metal-nitrides, metal-carbides, and their derived composites. Many(More)