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Characterization and Engineering of Surfaces and Interfaces in Low-Dimensional Materials

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Selected Publications:

38. X. Dong, L. Zhang, M. Yoon, and P. P. Zhang, "The Role of Substrate on Stablizing New Phases of Two-Dimensional Tin", 2D Mater. 8, 045003 (2021).

37. X. Dong, W. Lai, and P. P. Zhang, "Semiconductor to Topological Insulator Transition Induced by Stress Propagation in Metal Dichalcogenide Core-Shell Lateral Heterostructures", Mater. Horiz. 8, 1029 (2021).

36. X. Dong, Y. Hu, S. Ren, and P. P. Zhang, "Spatially Resolved Investigation of Mixed Valence and Insulator-to-Metal Transition in an Organic Salt", J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 11, 8352 (2020).

35. T. Zou, J. Peng, M. Gottschalk, P. P. Zhang, Z. Q. Mao, and X. Ke, "Insulator-Metal Transition Induced by Electric Voltage in a Ruthenate Mott Insulator", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 31, 195602 (2019).

34. A. Tan, and P. P. Zhang, "Interfacial Charge Transfer Enhancement via Formation of Binary Molecular Assemblies on Electronically Corrugated Boron Nitride", Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 21, 26146 (2019).

33. A. Tan, and P. P. Zhang, "Tailoring the Growth and Electronic Structures of Organic Molecular Thin Films", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 31, 503001 (2019).

32. T. W. Hsieh, T. Zhou, J. Hu, Z. Q. Mao, P. P. Zhang, and X. Ke, "Thickness Evolution of Transport Properties in Exfoliated Fe1+yTe Nanoflakes", J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 30, 295303 (2018).

31. Q. Wang, C. Jiang, P. P. Zhang, and T. W. Hamann, "Overcoming Bulk Recombination Limits of Layered Perovskite Solar Cells with Mesoporous Substrates", J. Phys. Chem. C, 122, 14177 (2018).

30. C. Jiang, Y. Xie, R. R. Lunt, T. W. Hamann, and P. P. Zhang, "Elucidating the Impact of Thin Film Texture on Charge Transport and Collection in Perovskite Solar Cells", ACS Omega, 3, 3522 (2018).

29. C. Jiang, and P. P. Zhang, "Crystalline Orientation Dependent Photoresponse and Heterogeneous Behaviors of Grain Boundaries in Perovskite Solar Cells", J. Appl. Phys., 123, 083105 (2018).

28. L. Wang, P. Chen, N. Thongprong, M. Young, P. S. Kuttipillai, C. Jiang, P. P. Zhang, K. Sun, P. M. Duxbury, and R. R. Lunt, "Unlocking the Single-Domain Epitaxy of Halide Perovskites", Adv. Mater. Inferfaces, 4, 1701003 (2017).

27. A. Tan, S. R. Wagner, and P. P. Zhang, "Electrostatic Screening Mediated by Interfacial Charge Trasnfer in Molecular Assemblies on Semiconductor Substrates", Phys. Rev. B, 96, 035313 (2017).

26. A. Tan, and P. P. Zhang, "Organized Organic Molecular Assemblies", (invited book chapter), Encyclopaedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Sceince and Electrochemistry, Elsevier, pg. 267-276 (2017).

25. O. M. Cabarcos, S. Schuster, I. Hehn, P. P. Zhang, M. M. Maitani, N. Sullivan, J. B. Giguere, J. F. Morin, P. S. Weiss, E. Zojer, M. Zharnikov, and D. L. Allara, "Effects of Embedded Dipole Layers on Electrostatic Properties of Alkanethiolate Self-Assembled Monolayers ", J. Phys. Chem. C. 121, 15815 (2017).

24. A. Tan, S. R. Wagner, and P. P. Zhang, "Self-Assembly of F16ZnPc Thin Films and F16ZnPc-ZnPc Heterostructures on Deactivated Si Surfaces Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy", J. Chem. Phys. 146, 052809 (2017).

23. J. Feng, A. Tan, S. R. Wagner, J. Liu, Z. Mao, X. Ke, and P. P. Zhang, "Charge Modulation and Structural Transformation in TaTe2 Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy", Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 021901 (2016).

22. S. R. Wagner, B. Huang, C. Park, J. Feng, M. Yoon, and P. P. Zhang, "Growth of Metal Phthalocyanine on Deactivated Semiconducting Surfaces Steered by Selective Orbital Coupling", Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 096101 (2015).

21. J. Feng, S. R. Wagner, and P. P. Zhang, "Interfacial Coupling and Electronic Structure of Two-Dimensional Silicon Grown on the Ag(111) Surface at High Temperature", Sci. Rep. 5, 10310 (2015).

20. S. R. Wagner and P. P. Zhang, "Nucleation and Evolution of Zinc Phthalocyanine Thin Films on the Deativated Si(111)-B √3 × √3 R30° Surface" , Surf. Sci. 630, 22 (2014).

19. C. J. Traverse, M. Young, S. Wagner, P. P. Zhang, P. Askeland, M. C. Barr, and R. R. Lunt, "Efficient Zinc Sulfide Cathode Layers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications via n-type Doping", J. Appl. Phys. 115, 194505 (2014).

18. J. Sun, K. Pimcharoen, S. R. Wagner, P. M. Duxbury, and P. P. Zhang, "Nanoscale Imaging of Dense Fiber Morphology and Local Electrical Response in Conductive Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene)", Org. Electron. 15, 441 (2014).

17. S. R. Wagner and P. P. Zhang, "Formation of Highly Ordered Organic Molecular Thin Films on Deactivated Si Surfaces Studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Low Energy Electron Diffraction", J. Phys. Chem. C. 118, 2194 (2014).

16. C. Jiang, R. R. Lunt, P. M. Duxbury, and P. P. Zhang, "High-Performance Inverted Solar Cells with a Controlled ZnO Buffer Layer", RSC Adv. 4, 3604 (2014).

15. S. R. Wagner and P. P. Zhang, "Surfaces and Interfaces of Nanoscale Silicon Materials", Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1550, 609 (2013).

14. S. R. Wagner, R. R. Lunt, and P. P. Zhang, "Anisotropic Crystalline Organic Step-Flow Growth on Deactivated Si Surfaces ", Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 086107 (2013).

13. X. Ke, P. P. Zhang, S.Y.Baek, J. Zarestky, W. Tian, and C. B. Eom, "Magnetic Structure of Epitaxial Multiferroic BiFeO3 Films with Engineered Ferroelectric Domains", Phys. Rev. B 82, 134448 (2010).

12. H. M Saavedra, T. J. Mullen, P. P. Zhang, D. C. Dewey, S. A. Claridge, and P. S. Weiss, "Hybrid Approaches in Nanolithography", Rep. Prog. Phys. 73, 036501 (2010).

11. P. P. Zhang, B. Yang, P. Rugheimer, M. M. Roberts, D. E. Savage, F. Liu, and M. G. Lagally, “Influence of Germanium on Thermal Dewetting and Agglomeration of the Silicon Template Layer in Thin Silicon-on-Insulator”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42, 175309 (2009).

10. J. N. Hohman, P. P. Zhang, E. I. Morin, A. R. Kurland, P. Han, M. Kim, P. McLanahan, V. Baleman, and P. S. Weiss, “Self-Assembly of Carboranethiol Isomers on Au{111}: Divergent Dipoles in Geometrically Identical Adsorbates”, ACS Nano. 3, 527 (2009).

9. T. J. Mullen, P. P. Zhang, C. Srinivasan, M. W. Horn, and P. S. Weiss, “Combining Electrochemical Desorption and Metal Deposition on Patterned Self-Assembled Monolayers”, J. Electroanal. Chem. 621, 229 (2008).

8. P. P. Zhang, T. S. Mayer, and T. N. Jackson, “2007 IEEE Device Research Conference: Tour de Force Multigate and Nanowire Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors and Their Application”, ACS Nano. 1, 6 (2007).

7. Y. Fujikawa, Y. Yamada-Takamura, G. Yoshikawa, T. Ono, M. Esashi, P. P. Zhang, M. G. Lagally, and T. Sakurai, “Silicon-on-Insulator for Symmetry-Converted Growth”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 243107 (2007).

6. P. P. Zhang, E. Nordberg, B. N. Park, G. K. Celler, I. Knezevic, P. G. Evans, M. A. Eriksson, and M. G. Lagally, “Electrical Conductivity in Silicon Nanomembranes”, New. J. Phys. 8, 200 (2006).

5. P. P. Zhang, E. Tevaarwerk, B. N. Park, D. E. Savage, G. Celler, I. Knezevic, P. G. Evans, M. A. Eriksson, and M. G. Lagally, “Electronic Transport in Nanometre-Scale Silicon-on-Insulator Membranes”, Nature. 439, 703 (2006).

4. B. Yang, P. P. Zhang, G. H. Lu, M. H. Huang, D. E. Savage, F. Liu, and M. G. Lagally, “Self Organization of Semiconductor Nanocrystals by Selective Surface Faceting”, Phys. Rev. B. 72, 235413 (2005).

3. B. Yang, M. S. Marcus, D. G. Keppel, P. P. Zhang, Z. W. Li, B. J. Larson, D. E. Savage, J. M. Simmons, O. M. Castellini, M. A. Eriksson, and M. G. Lagally, “Template-Directed Carbon Nanotube Network Using Self-Organized Si Nanocrystals”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 263107 (2005).

2. P. P. Zhang, S. Feng, and W. Y. Chen, “Spin Dynamics in Doped Triangular Antiferromagnets”, Phys. Rev. B. 62, 13828 (2000).

1. S. Feng, F. Yuan, W. Yu, and P. P. Zhang, “Anomalous c-axis Charge Dynamics in Copper Oxide Materials”, Phys. Rev. B. 60, 7565 (1999).