Yue Wu
Iowa State University
Transmission electron microscopyNanoparticleCatalysisNanotechnologyNanocrystalInorganic chemistryChemistryNanostructureMaterials scienceEnergy conversion efficiencyThermoelectric materialsChemical engineeringOptoelectronicsPolymerThermoelectric effectTernary operationPolymer solar cellNanowireHeterojunctionNanocompositeThermal conductivity
135Publications
45H-index
9,499Citations
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#1Xu-Teng Liu (USTC: University of Science and Technology of China)H-Index: 1
#2Xue-Yu Han (USTC: University of Science and Technology of China)H-Index: 1
Last. Qing-Wei Zhang (USTC: University of Science and Technology of China)H-Index: 19
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The practical synthesis of P-stereogenic tertiary phosphines, which have wide applications in asymmetric catalysis, materials, and pharmaceutical chemistry, represents a significant challenge. A regio- and enantioselective hydrophosphination using cheap and ubiquitous alkynes catalyzed by a nickel complex was designed, in which the toxic and air-sensitive secondary phosphines were prepared in situ from bench-stable secondary phosphine oxides. This methodology has been demonstrated with unprecede...
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#1Jiayang Wang (Tianjin University of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Peilei He (Iowa State University)
Last. Changhua An (Tianjin University of Technology)H-Index: 23
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The development of cost-effective electrocatalysts for overall water splitting is highly desirable, remaining a critical challenge at current stage. Herein, a class of composite FeNi@MXene (Mo2TiC2Tx)@nickel foam (NF) has been synthesized through introducing Fe2+ ions and in-situ combining with surface nickel atoms on nickel foam. The obtained FeNi@Mo2TiC2Tx@NF exhibited high activity with overpotentials of 165 and 190 mV for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and oxygen evolution reaction (O...
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#1Hongyu Fan (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 2
#2Hang Yang (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 8
Last. Yongfang Li (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 126
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#1Peilei He (Iowa State University)
#2Yue Wu (Iowa State University)H-Index: 45
As more than 60% of worldwide consumed energy is unused and becomes waste heat every year, high-efficiency waste heat to power technologies are highly demanded for the conversion of wasted heat to electricity. Thermoelectrics which can convert the wasted heat directly into electricity represent a promising approach for energy recovery. Thermoelectric technology has existed for several decades, but its usage has been limited due to low efficiencies. Recent advances in nanotechnology have enabled ...
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#1Hang Yang (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 8
#2Yingying Dong (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 7
Last. Yongfang Li (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 126
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Multifunctional two-dimensional nanosheet materials have attracted attention in biomedical fields due to their unique physiochemical and biological properties. Interactions between intestinal stem cells and Engineered Nanomaterials (ENMs) are an essential area in research with the growing diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. One unique type of two-dimensional metal carbide nanomaterial, niobium carbide (Nb2 C), has shown promising properties for potential applications in this field, such...
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#1Hongyu Fan (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 2
#2Hang Yang (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 8
Last. Yongfang Li (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 126
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Generally, molecular optimization is widely used to fine-tune the absorption features and energy levels of photovoltaic materials to improve their photovoltaic performance for polymer solar cells (PSCs). In this work, we demonstrate an example that the morphological properties can be effectively optimized by conjugated side-chain engineering on the benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene (BDT) unit. The polymer donors PBNT-S with an alkylthio-thienyl substituent and PBNP-S with an alkylthio-phenyl substi...
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#1Enzheng Shi (Iowa State University)H-Index: 30
#2Shuang Cui (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 9
Last. Yue Wu (Iowa State University)H-Index: 45
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Anisotropy and inhomogeneity are ubiquitous in spark plasma sintered thermoelectric devices. However, the origin of inhomogeneity in thermoelectric nanocomposites has rarely been investigated so far. Herein, we systematically study the impact of inhomogeneity in spark plasma sintered bismuth antimony telluride (BiSbTe) thermoelectric nanocomposites fabricated from solution-synthesized nanoplates. The figure of merit can reach 1.18, which, however, can be overestimated to 1.88 without considering...
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#1Yue Wu (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 45
#2Yan Zheng (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 13
Last. Yongfang Li (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 126
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The emergence of non-fullerene acceptors (NFA) offers a promising opportunity to develop high-performance donor/acceptor pairs with high power conversion efficiency, as NFAs offer tunable energy levels, broad absorption and suitable aggregation property. In order to enhance light-harvesting capability of active layers, we choose a wide bandgap polymer PTQ10 as the donor to blend with a narrow bandgap NFA Y6 as the acceptor. In comparison with PTQ10:IDIC blend, ~130 nm red-shifted absorption spec...
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#1Yingying Dong (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 7
#2Yan Zou (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 23
Last. Yongfang Li (Soochow University (Suzhou))H-Index: 126
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The use of a ternary active layer offers a promising approach to enhance the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of polymer solar cells (PSCs) via simply incorporating a third component. Here, a ternary PSC with improved efficiency and stability facilitated by a new small molecule IBC-F is demonstrated. Even though the PBDB-T:IBC-F-based device gives an extremely low PCE of only 0.21%, a remarkable PCE of 15.06% can be realized in the ternary device based on PBDB-T:IE4F-S:IBC-F with 20% IBC-F, whi...
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