Kuei-Hsien Chen

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BACKGROUND Selecting an appropriate substitution model and deriving a tree topology for a given sequence set are essential in phylogenetic analysis. However, such time consuming, computationally intensive tasks rely on knowledge of substitution model theories and related expertise to run through all possible combinations of several separate programs. To(More)
Graphene oxide (GO) is a graphene sheet modified with oxygen functional groups [1] in the form of epoxy and hydroxy groups on the basal plane and various other types at the edges. [1] It exhibits interesting steady-state photolumines-cence (PL) properties. [2–8] For example, low-energy fluores-cence in red to near infrared (NIR) wavelengths (from 600– 1100(More)
Nature routinely produces nanostructured surfaces with useful properties, such as the self-cleaning lotus leaf, the colour of the butterfly wing, the photoreceptor in brittlestar and the anti-reflection observed in the moth eye. Scientists and engineers have been able to mimic some of these natural structures in the laboratory and in real-world(More)
In this study, we have successfully demonstrated that a GaN nanowire (GaNNW) based extended-gate field-effect-transistor (EGFET) biosensor is capable of specific DNA sequence identification under label-free in situ conditions. Our approach shows excellent integration of the wide bandgap semiconducting nature of GaN, surface-sensitivity of the NW-structure,(More)
Label free optical sensing of adenine and thymine oligonucleotides has been achieved at the sub-picomole level using self assembled silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) decorated gold nanotip (AuNT) arrays. The platform consisting of the AuNTs not only aids in efficient bio-immobilization, but also packs AgNPs in a three dimensional high surface area workspace,(More)
In this article, we demonstrate a semitransparent inverted-type polymer solar cell using a top laminated graphene electrode without damaging the underlying organic photoactive layer. The lamination process involves the simultaneous thermal releasing deposition of the graphene top electrode during thermal annealing of the photoactive layer. The resulting(More)
The reversible phase transformation is reported from hexagonal to monoclinic structure responding to the intercalation/deintercalation of Na(+) between MnO(2) nanosheets upon potential cycling in aqueous electrolyte via an in situ Raman technique. This structural evolution will influence the Na(+) diffusion process in MnO(2) nanosheets and cause phase(More)
We report a correlation between carrier mobility and defect density in large-scaled graphene films prepared by chemical vapor deposition (CVD). Raman spectroscopy is used for investigating the layer number and the crystal quality of graphene films, and the defect density is estimated by the intensity ratios of the D and G peaks. By carefully controlling the(More)
Band gap opening and engineering is one of the high priority goals in the development of graphene electronics. Here, we report on the opening and scaling of band gap in BN doped graphene (BNG) films grown by low-pressure chemical vapor deposition method. High resolution transmission electron microscopy is employed to resolve the graphene and h-BN domain(More)
Noble-metal nanoparticles embedded in dielectric matrices are considered to have practical applications in ultrafast all-optical switching devices owing to their enhanced third-order nonlinear susceptibility, especially near the surface-plasmon-resonance (SPR) frequency. Here we present the use of a microreactor approach to the fabrication of a(More)