Tianzhong Yang

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Monodisperse Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs) with narrow size distribution are synthesized by a high-temperature solution-phase method. The diameter of the as-synthesized NPs is tuned from 2 to 14 nm by varying the reaction conditions. Highly ordered superlattice structures of the Fe3O4 NPs with areas extending over 0.8 microm x 0.7 microm have been successfully(More)
Large-scale, uniform, vertically standing graphene with atomically thin edges are controllably synthesized on copper foil using a microwave-plasma chemical vapor deposition system. A growth mechanism for this system is proposed. This film shows excellent field-emission properties, with low turn-on field of 1.3 V μm(-1) , low threshold field of 3.0 V μm(-1)(More)
Mechanical exfoliation has been a key enabler of the exploration of the properties of two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, by providing routine access to high-quality material. The original exfoliation method, which remained largely unchanged during the past decade, provides relatively small flakes with moderate yield. Here, we report a modified(More)
Superhydrophobic and superhydrophilic properties of chemically-modified graphene have been achieved in larger-area vertically aligned few-layer graphene nanosheets (FLGs), prepared on Si (111) substrate by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition (MPCVD). Furthermore, in order to enhance wettability, silicon wafers with microstructures were fabricated, on(More)
Particles with diameters in the range of 2 to 100 nm, so-called nanocrystalline materials, have become a major interdisciplinary area of research during recent decades. In fact, since the seventeenth century, noble metallic nanomaterials, though not understood, have been obtained and used to give rise to a brilliant rose color throughout Europe in stained(More)
Using reduced graphene oxide (rGO) as a template and high temperature sol-gel chemistry, we have prepared LaFeO3 nanoparticles (NPs). The 15 nm LaFeO3 NPs have a bandgap of 1.86 eV and the LaFeO3-rGO can function as an efficient catalyst for degradation of methylene blue (MB) or Rhodamine B (RhB) under visible-light irradiation with the electron transfer(More)
The hydrophilic hollow nano-spheres and hemispheres of Co are synthesized via ethylene glycol reduction of cobalt acetate in the presence of PVP and Pd nano-particle seeds. The dimensions of the hollow core can be tuned from 100 to 300 nm by controlling the amount of Pd nano-particle seeds. The morphology of the hollow materials strongly depends on the(More)
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