Lianmeng Zhang

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In this study we report on the sintering behavior, microstructure and electrical properties of Al-doped ZnO ceramics containing 0–0.2 wt. % graphene sheets (AZO-GNSs) and processed using spark plasma sintering (SPS). Our results show that the addition of <0.25 wt. % GNSs enhances both the relative density and the electrical resistivity of AZO ceramics. In(More)
In this paper, the performance of solar cells with graphene transparent electrodes is compared with cells using conventional indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes, and it is demonstrated the optical absorption of solar cells with bare graphene structure is worse than that of bare ITO structure because of the higher refractive index of graphene. To enhance the(More)
In this paper, a graded SiNx and SiOxNy structure is proposed as antireflection coatings deposited on top of amorphous silicon (α-Si) thin-film solar cell. The structural parameters are optimized by differential evolution in order to enhance the optical absorption of solar cells to the greatest degree. The optimal design result demonstrates that the(More)
We reply to the comment written by Aslam and Güney on our previous paper, Zhao et al. [Opt. Express 19(12), 11605-11614 (2011)]. We maintain that the proposed implementation of the DE algorithm for NIMs optimization in our work is correct, and the mentioned ambiguities in the comment due to the existence of multiple branches for n' in the retrieval(More)
An easy method that combined gel casting and physical foaming was used to fabricate modified carbon foams. The design of carbon foams from sucrose/polyacrylamide hydrogel is a new concept for controlling the microstructure and improving the compressive properties of carbon foams. This article provides the micrographs obtained from optical and scanning(More)
On the basis of geophysical observations, cosmochemical constraints, and high-pressure experimental data, the Earth's liquid outer core consists of mainly liquid iron alloyed with about ten per cent (by weight) of light elements. Although the concentrations of the light elements are small, they nevertheless affect the Earth's core: its rate of cooling, the(More)
W-Climbot is an inchworm-like biped wall-climbing robot we developed with a modular approach. Consisting of five joint modules and two suction modules, the robot is actually a mobile 5-DoF arm with dual end-effectors at the two ends. With this kinematic structure and biped climbing mode, W-Climbot has superior wall-climbing function (e.g., great ability to(More)
A novel negative index metamaterial design methodology for the visible spectrum with low losses was presented in this paper. A robust differential evolution (DE) was employed to optimize the metamaterial design to achieve a desired set of values for the index of refraction. By using numerical simulation of a wedge-shaped model and S-parameter retrieval(More)
Recent research has found an alternative way to enhance light trapping of thin-film solar cells by using dielectric nanoparticles deposited on the cell surface. To improve the performance of light trapping, a systematic study on the influence of dielectric nanoparticles on enhancement efficiency is performed in this paper. We prove that the optimal(More)
W-Climbot is an inchworm-like biped wall-climbing robot we developed with a modular approach. Consisting of five joint modules and two suction modules, the robot is actually a mobile 5-DoF manipulator with dual sucking end-effectors at the two ends. With this kinematic structure and biped climbing mode, W-Climbot has superior wall-climbing function (great(More)