Batteries, Fuel Cells and Electrochemical Systems

  1. High-rate aluminium yolk-shell nanoparticle anode for Li-ion battery with long cycle life and ultrahigh capacity,
    Sa Li, Junjie Niu, Yu Cheng Zhao, Kang Pyo So, Chao Wang, Chang An Wang and Ju Li, Nature Communications 6 (2015) 7872.

    "Yolks" and "shells" improve rechargeable batteries: Aluminum could give a big boost to capacity and power of lithium-ion batteries. by David L. Chandler | MIT News Office.

    interview by Shaun Ley on BBC Radio 4 - World at One August 12, 2015

    Better batteries: Tiny balls of fire, by Matt Kaplan, The Economist (2015) Aug. 15, 2015.

  2. Slurryless Li2S/Reduced Graphene Oxide Cathode Paper for High-Performance Lithium Sulfur Battery,
    Chao Wang, Xusheng Wang, Yuan Yang, Akihiro Kushima, Jitao Chen, Yunhui Huang and Ju Li, Nano Letters 15 (2015) 1796-1802.

  3. Ripplocations in van der Waals Layers,
    Akihiro Kushima, Xiaofeng Qian, Peng Zhao, Sulin Zhang and Ju Li, Nano Letters 15 (2015) 1302-1308.

  4. Transitions from Near-Surface to Interior Redox upon Lithiation in Conversion Electrode Materials,
    Kai He, Huolin L. Xin, Kejie Zhao, Xiqian Yu, Dennis Nordlund, Tsu-Chien Weng, Jing Li, Yi Jiang, Christopher A. Cadigan, Ryan M. Richards, Marca M. Doeff, Xiao-Qing Yang, Eric A. Stach, Ju Li, Feng Lin and Dong Su, Nano Letters 15 (2015) 1437-1444.

  5. Scalable synthesis of a sulfur nanosponge cathode for a lithium-sulfur battery with improved cyclability,
    Junjie Niu, Akihiro Kushima, Mingda Li, Ziqiang Wang, Wenbin Li, Chao Wang and Ju Li, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2 (2014) 19788-19796.

  6. A nanoporous oxide interlayer makes a better Pt catalyst on a metallic substrate: Nanoflowers on a nanotube bed,
    Hongyi Li, Jinshu Wang, Man Liu, Hong Wang, Penglei Su, Junshu Wu and Ju Li, Nano Research 7 (2014) 1007-1017.

  7. In Situ Observation of Random Solid Solution Zone in LiFePO4 Electrode,
    Junjie Niu, Akihiro Kushima, Xiaofeng Qian, Liang Qi, Kai Xiang, Yet-Ming Chiang and Ju Li, Nano Letters 14 (2014) 4005-4010.

    Top 10 Developments in Li Batteries in 2014 by Chinese media

  8. Nanovoid Formation and Annihilation in Gallium Nanodroplets under Lithiation-Delithiation Cycling,
    Wentao Liang, Liang Hong, Hui Yang, FeiFei Fan, Yang Liu, Hong Li, Ju Li, Jian Yu Huang, Long-Qing Chen, Ting Zhu and Sulin Zhang, Nano Letters 13 (2013) 5212-5217.

  9. Probing the Failure Mechanism of SnO2 Nanowires for Sodium-Ion Batteries,
    Meng Gu, Akihiro Kushima, Yuyan Shao, Ji-Guang Zhang, Jun Liu, Nigel D. Browning, Ju Li and Chongmin Wang, Nano Letters 13 (2013) 5203-5211.

  10. In Situ Atomic-Scale Imaging of Phase Boundary Migration in FePO4 Microparticles During Electrochemical Lithiation,
    Yujie Zhu, Jiang Wei Wang, Yang Liu, Xiaohua Liu, Akihiro Kushima, Yihang Liu, Yunhua Xu, Scott X. Mao, Ju Li, Chunsheng Wang and Jian Yu Huang, Advanced Materials 25 (2013) 5461-5466.

  11. Stress generation during lithiation of high-capacity electrode particles in lithium ion batteries,
    Shan Huang, Feifei Fan, Ju Li, Sulin Zhang and Ting Zhu, Acta Materialia 61 (2013) 4354-4364.

  12. Quantitative fracture strength and plasticity measurements of lithiated silicon nanowires by in situ TEM tensile experiments,
    Akihiro Kushima, Jian Yu Huang and Ju Li, ACS Nano 6 (2012) 9425-9432.


  13. Ionomigration of Neutral Phases in Ionic Conductors,
    I.-Wei Chen, Seung-Wan Kim, Ju Li, Suk-Joong L. Kang and Fuqiang Huang, Adv. Energy Mater. 2 (2012) 1383-1389.

  14. In situ atomic-scale imaging of electrochemical lithiation in silicon,
    Xiao Hua Liu, Jiang Wei Wang, Shan Huang, Feifei Fan, Xu Huang, Yang Liu, Sergiy Krylyuk, Jinkyoung Yoo, Shadi A. Dayeh, Albert V. Davydov, Scott X. Mao, S. Tom Picraux, Sulin Zhang, Ju Li, Ting Zhu and Jian Yu Huang, Nature Nanotechnology 7 (2012) 749-756.

  15. In situ transmission electron microscopy of electrochemical lithiation, delithiation and deformation of individual graphene nanoribbons,
    Xiao Hua Liu, Jiang Wei Wang, Yang Liu, He Zheng, Akihiro Kushima, Shan Huang, Ting Zhu, Scott X. Mao, Ju Li, Sulin Zhang, Wei Lu, James M. Tour and Jian Yu Huang, Carbon 50 (2012) 3836-3844.

  16. In Situ TEM Experiments of Electrochemical Lithiation and Delithiation of Individual Nanostructures,
    Xiao Hua Liu, Yang Liu, Akihiro Kushima, Sulin Zhang, Ting Zhu, Ju Li and Jian Yu Huang, Advanced Energy Materials 2 (2012) 722-741.

  17. Orientation-Dependent Interfacial Mobility Governs the Anisotropic Swelling in Lithiated Silicon Nanowires,
    Hui Yang, Shan Huang, Xu Huang, Feifei Fan, Wentao Liang, Xiao Hua Liu, Long-Qing Chen, Jian Yu Huang, Ju Li, Ting Zhu and Sulin Zhang, Nano Letters 12 (2012) 1953-1958.

  18. Highly Active Pt3Pb and Core-Shell Pt3Pb-Pt Electrocatalysts for Formic Acid Oxidation,
    Yijin Kang, Liang Qi, Meng Li, Rosa E. Diaz, Dong Su, Radoslav R. Adzic, Eric Stach, Ju Li and Christopher B. Murray, ACS Nano 6 (2012) 2818-2825.

  19. Leapfrog Cracking and Nanoamorphization of ZnO Nanowires during In Situ Electrochemical Lithiation,
    Akihiro Kushima, Xiao Hua Liu, Guang Zhu, Zhong Lin Wang, Jian Yu Huang and Ju Li, Nano Letters 11 (2011) 4535-4541.


  20. Lithiation-Induced Embrittlement of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes,
    Yang Liu, He Zheng, Xiao Hua Liu, Shan Huang, Ting Zhu, Jiangwei Wang, Akihiro Kushima, Nicholas S. Hudak, Xu Huang, Sulin Zhang, Scott X. Mao, Xiaofeng Qian, Ju Li, and Jian Yu Huang, ACS Nano 5 (2011) 7245.

  21. Reversible Nanopore Formation in Ge Nanowires during Lithiation-Delithiation Cycling: An In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Study,
    Xiao Hua Liu, Shan Huang, S. Tom Picraux, Ju Li, Ting Zhu and Jian Yu Huang, Nano Letters 11 (2011) 3991-3997.

  22. Anisotropic Swelling and Fracture of Silicon Nanowires during Lithiation,
    Xiao Hua Liu, He Zheng, Li Zhong, Shan Huang, Khim Karki, Li Qiang Zhang, Yang Liu, Akihiro Kushima, Wen Tao Liang, Jiang Wei Wang, Jeong-Hyun Cho, Eric Epstein, Shadi A. Dayeh, S. Tom Picraux, Ting Zhu, Ju Li, John P. Sullivan, John Cumings, Chunsheng Wang, Scott X. Mao, Zhi Zhen Ye, Sulin Zhang and Jian Yu Huang, Nano Letters 11 (2011) 3312-3318.

  23. Lithium fiber growth on the anode in a nanowire lithium ion battery during charging,
    Xiao Hua Liu, Li Zhong, Li Qiang Zhang, Akihiro Kushima, Scott X. Mao, Ju Li, Zhi Zhen Ye, John P. Sullivan and Jian Yu Huang, Applied Physics Letters 98 (2011) 183107.

  24. In Situ Observation of the Electrochemical Lithiation of a Single SnO2 Nanowire Electrode,
    Jian Yu Huang, Li Zhong, Chong Min Wang, John P. Sullivan, Wu Xu, Li Qiang Zhang, Scott X. Mao, Nicholas S. Hudak, Xiao Hua Liu, Arunkumar Subramanian, Hongyou Fan, Liang Qi, Akihiro Kushima and Ju Li, Science 330 (2010) 1515.


    News & Views: Building a Better Battery, Yet-Ming Chiang, Science 330 (2010) 1485.

    Media report:
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    KOAT Albuquerque abc 7

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    XiAn Jiaotong University website | PDF

  25. Near-neutrality of oxygen molecule adsorbed on Pt(111) surface,
    Liang Qi, Xiaofeng Qian and Ju Li, Physical Review Letters 101 (2008) 146101.

  26. Coverage dependence and hydroperoxyl-mediated pathway of catalytic water formation on Pt (111) surface,
    Liang Qi, Jianguo Yu and Ju Li, J. Chem. Phys. 125 (2006) 054701.