1. Fiber-coupled Metal-tip Near-field Chemical Imaging Spectroscopy

Inventors: Z. Zhang, B. Birmingham, H. H. Lee

U.S. patent number: 10145799

2. Polaritonic Fiber Probe and Method for Nanoscale Temperature Mapping.

Inventors:  Z. Zhang, B. Birmingham, K. Minn,  US Patent 11150142 B2,

patent applied on 5/28/2020, patent approved on 10/21/2021.


68. W. Lu. H. Zhu, B. Birmingham, N. Craft. J. Hu, K, Park, and Z. Zhang Phase transition of individual anatase TiO2 microcrystals with large percentage of (001) facets: a Raman mapping and SEM study, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2023, Advance Article

67. A. Patel, W. Lu, B. Birmingham, M. Johson, D. Wang, Z. Zhang, and K. Wang  Enhanced Photoluminescence of Potassium-doped Tungsten Oxide by Acetone Exposure, RSC Adv, 2023,13, 1236-1244

66. B.A. Ko, K. Berry, Z. Qin, A.V. Sokolov, J. Hu, M.O. Scully, J. Bao, and Z. Zhang, Resonant Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing at the Defect Energy Levels of 2D Organic−Inorganic Hybrid Perovskite Crystals, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2021),

65. K. Minn, A. Anopchenko, C. Chang, R.i Mishra, J. Kim, Z. Zhang, Y. Lu, S. Gwo, and H. H. Lee, Enhanced Spontaneous Emission of Monolayer MoS2 on Epitaxially Grown Titanium Nitride Epsilon-Near-Zero Thin Films,  Nano Letter 2021, 4928-4936 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00491

64. W. Lu, B. Birmingham, D. Voronine, D. Stolpman, S. Ambardar, D. Altunoz Erdogan, E. Ozensoy, Z. Zhang, T. Solouki, From aluminum foil to two-dimensional nanocrystals using ultrasonic exfoliation, J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 14, 7746–7755.

63. K. Minn, B. Birmingham, B. Ko, H.H. Lee, Z. Zhang, Interfacing photonic crystal fiber with metallic nanoantenna for enhanced light nano-focusing, Photonics Research,9(2), 2021,252-258;, highlighted by Spotlight on Optics.

62. B. Ko, W. Lu, A. Sokolov, H. W. Howard Lee, M. Scully, Z. Zhang, Multi-pulse Laser-Induced Bubble  Formation and Nanoparticle Aggregation using MoS2 Nanoparticles, Scientific Reports (2020) 10:15753; 

61. W. Lu, B. Birmingham, Z. Zhang, Defect Engineering on MoS2 Surface with Argon Ion Bombardments and Thermal Annealing, Applied Surface Science, 532, (2020) 147461;

60. M. Shutova, A. Sinyukov, B. Birmingham, Z. Zhang, Alexei V. Sokolov, Adaptive optics approach to maximizing surface-enhanced Raman scattering, Optics Letters, 45(13),(2020) 3709-3712;

59. K. Minn, B. Birmingham, Z. Zhang, New Development of Nanoscale Spectroscopy Using Scanning Probe Microscope, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, invited review, 38,(2020) 030801 (2020);, featured in the Beneath the AVS Surface newsletter.

58. K. Zhu, Y. Xia, Z. Zhang, K. T. Park, Photo-stimulated desorption of trimethyl acetic acid on cross-linked (1 × 2) TiO2(110) probed by scanning tunneling microscopy, Applied Surface Science,511,(2020) 1455553; DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2020.145553

57 . K. Minn, H. H. Lee, and Z. Zhang, Enhanced subwavelength coupling and nano-focusing with optical fiber-plasmonic hybrid probe, Optics Express, 27 (2019), 38098-38108 (2019), DOI 10.1364/OE.27.038098

56. Z. He, Z. Han, J. Yuan, A. M. Sinyukov, H. Eleuch, C. Niu, Z. Zhang, J. Lou, J. Hu, D. V. Voronine, M. O. Scully, Quantum plasmonic control of trions in a picocavity with monolayer WS2, Sci. Adv. 5, eaau8763 (2019), DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau8763

55. B. Birmingham, J. Yuan, M. Filez, D. Fu, J. Hu, J. Lou, M.O. Scully, B.M. Weckhuysen, Z. Zhang, Probing the Effect of Chemical Dopant Phase on Photoluminescence of Monolayer MoS2 Using in Situ Raman Micro-Spectroscopy. J.Phys. Chem. C 2019 123, 25, 15738-15743

54. B.A. Ko, A. Sokolov, M.O. Scully, Z. Zhang, and H.H. Lee, Enhanced Four-Wave Mixing Process Near the Excitonic Resonances of Bulk MoS2, Photonics Research, 7 (2019) 251-259, DOI 10.1364/PRJ.7.000251

53. B. Birmingham, J. Yuan, M. Filez, D. Fu, J. Hu, J. Lou, M.O. Scully, B.M. Weckhuysen, Z. Zhang, Spatially-Resolved Photoluminescence of Monolayer MoS2 under Controlled Environment for Ambient Optoelectronic Applications, ACS Appl. Nano Mater.20181 (11), pp 6226–6235

52. B. Birmingham, Z. Liege, N. Larson, W. Lu, K.T. Park, Lee, H.H. Lee, D.V. Voronine, M.O. Scully and Z. Zhang, Probing Interaction between Individual Submonolayer Nanoislands and Bulk MoS2 Using Ambient TERS, J. Phys.Chem. C 2018 122(5) 2753-2760

51. D.V. Voronine, Z. Zhang, A.V. Sokolov, and M.O. Scully, Surface-Enhanced FAST CARS: En Route to Quantum Nano-Biophotonics, Nanophotonics, 2017, Invited, .

50. J. Kunz, D.V. Voronine, W. Lu, Z. Liege, H.H. Lee, Z. Zhang, and M.O. Scully, Aluminum plasmonic nanoshielding in ultraviolet inactivation of bacteria, Scientific Reports, 2017, 7 (2017) 9026

49. Z. Novotny, Z. Zhang, and Z. Dohnálek, Imaging Chemical Reactions One Molecule at A Time, Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry – Surface Science and Electrochemistry, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.12844-6

48. Y. Xia, B. Birmingham, K. Zhu, D.V. Voronine, K.T. Park, M.O. Scully & Z. Zhang, Tip-assisted directional growth of atomically thin Ag islands, Journal of Modern Optics, 64 (2017) 936-941

47. Z. He, D.V. Voronine, A.M. Sinyukov, Z.N. Liege, B. Birmingham, A.V. Sokolov, Z. Zhang, and M.O. Scully, Tip-enhanced Raman scattering on bulk MoS2 substrate, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 23 (2017), 4601006, DOI 10.1109/JSTQE.2016.2611591

46. A.M. Alajlan, D.V. Voronine, A.M. Sinyukov, Z. Zhang, A.V. Sokolov, and M. O. Scully, Gap-mode enhancement on MoSprobed by functionalized tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopyAppl. Phys. Lett., 109 (2016) 133106

45. K. Zhu, Y. Xia, Z. Zhang, K. T. Park, Probing Structure of Cross-Linked (1 × 2) Rutile TiO2(110): Adsorption of Trimethyl Acetic Acid, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120 (2016) 15257−15264

44. X. Yu, Z. Zhang, C. Yang, F. Bebensee, S. Heissler, A. Nefedov, M. Tang, Q. Ge, L. Chen, B. Kay, Z. Dohnalek, Y.Wang, Interaction of Formaldehyde with the Rutile TiO2(110) Surface: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120 (2016) 12626–12636

43. Y. Zhang, D.V. Voronine, S. Qiu, A. Sinyukov, M. Hamilton, A. Sokolov, Z. Zhang and M.O. Scully, Quantum plasmonic coupling in few-layer MoS2 nanocrystals, Scientific Reports, 6 (2016) 25788

42. M. Tang, Z. Zhang and Q. Ge, A DFT-based study of surface chemistries of rutile TiO2 and SnO2 (110) toward formaldehyde and formic acid, Catalysis Today, 274 (2016) 103-108 

41. K. Zhu, Y. Xia, M. Tang, Z. Wang, I. Lyubinetsky, Q. Ge, Z. Dohnálek, K. T. Park, Z. Zhang, Low-Temperature Reductive Coupling of Formaldehyde on Rutile TiO2(110), J. Phys. Chem. C, 119 (2015)  18452−18457

40. K. Zhu, Y. Xia, M. Tang, Z. Wang, J. Bryan; I. Lyubinetsky, Q. Ge, Z. Dohnálek, K. T. Park, Z. Zhang, Tracking Site-Specific C-C Coupling of Formaldehyde Molecules on Rutile TiO2(110), J. Phys. Chem. C,  2015, 119 (25), pp 14267–14272

39. Z. Zhang, M. Tang, Z. Wang, Z. Ke, Y. Xia, K. T. Park, I. Lyubinetsky, Z. Dohnálek, and Q. Ge, Imaging of Formaldehyde Adsorption and Diffusion on TiO2(110), Topic in Catalysis 58(2-3) (2015) 103-113. 

38. D. Acharya, Y. Yoon, Z. Li, Z. Zhang, X. Lin, R. Mu, L. Chen, B.D. Kay, R. Rousseau, Z. Dohn lek, Site-Specific Imaging of Elemental Steps in Dehydration of Diols on TiO2(110), ACS Nano 7(11) (2013) 10414-10423

37. Y. Xia, K. Zhu, T.C. Kaspar, Y. Du, B. Birmingham, K. Park, Z. Zhang, Atomic Structure of the Anatase TiO2(001) Surface, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4 (2013) 2958−2963

36. Y. Xia, J. Ye, P. Murray,  A. Ali, Q. Ge, Z. Zhang, “Imaging Reactions of Acetone with Oxygen Adatoms on Partially Oxidized TiO2(110)” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 (2013) 13897-13901

35.  Z. Zhang, Y. Yoon, X. Lin, D. Acharya, B. D. Kay, R Rousseau, Z. Dohnálek, OH Group Dynamics of 1, 3-propanediol on TiO2(110), J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3 (2012) 3257-3263

34. Y. Xia, B. Zhang, J. Ye, Q. Ge, Z. Zhang, Acetone-Assisted Oxygen Vacancy Diffusion on TiO2(110), J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3 (2012) 2970-2974

33. S. Li, Z Li, Z, Zhang,B. D. Kay, R Rousseau, Z. Dohnálek, Preparation, Characterization, and Catalytic Properties of Tungsten Trioxide Cyclic Trimers on FeO(111)/Pt(111), J. Phys. Chem. C, 116 (2012) 908–916

32. Z Li, Z Zhang, B. D. Kay, Z. Dohnalek, Polymerization of Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde on Ordered (WO3)3 Films on Pt(111), J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (2011) 9692-9700

31. Z Li, Z Zhang, Y.K. Kim, R. Smith, F. Netzer, Bruce Kay, Rousseau, Roger; Dohnalek, Zdenek, Growth of Ordered Ultra-thin Tungsten Oxide Films on Pt(111), J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (2011) 5773-5783

30. Y. Du, N.A. Deskins, Z. Zhang, Z. Dohnalek, M. Dupuis, and I. Lyubinetsky, Water Interactions with Terminal Hydroxyls on TiO2(110), J. Phys. Chem. C, 114 (2010) 17080

29. Y. Du, N.A. Deskins, Z. Zhang, Z. Dohnalek, M. Dupuis, and I. Lyubinetsky, Formation of O adatom pairs and charge transfer upon O2 dissociation on reduced TiO2(110), Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12 (2010) 6337-6344.

28. Z. Zhang, J. Gong, B. D. Kay, J. M. White, and Z. Dohnalek, Rotation of Octanol on TiO2(110), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (2009) 17926

27. Y.K. Kim, Z. Zhang, G.S. Parkinson, S.C. Li, B.D. Kay, and Z. Dohnalek, Reactivity of FeO(111)/Pt(111) with Alcohols, J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (2009) 20020

26. N. Petrik, Z. Zhang, Y. Du, Z. Dohnalek and I. Lyubinetsky, G. Kimmel, The Chemical Reactivity of Reduced TiO2(110): The dominant role of surface defects in oxygen chemisorption, J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (2009) 12407

25. Z. Zhang, Y. Du, G. Kimmel, N. Petrik, Z. Dohnalek and I. Lyubinetsky, Imaging Reactions between O2 and OH on Partially and Fully Hydroxylated TiO2 (110) Surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (2009) 1908

 24. Y. Du, N.A. Deskins, Z. Zhang, Z. Dohnalek, M. Dupuis, and I. Lyubinetsky,Two Pathways for Water Interaction with Oxygen Adatoms on TiO2(110), Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (2009) 096102

23. Y. Du, N.A. Deskins, Z. Zhang, Z. Dohnalek, M. Dupuis, and I. Lyubinetsky, Imaging Consecutive Stepsof O2 Reaction with Hydroxylated TiO2(110): Identification of HO2 and Terminal OH Intermediates, J. Phys. Chem. C, Journal Cover, 113 (2009) 666

22. Z. Zhang, R Rousseau, J. Gong, S-C Li, J. M. White, B. D. Kay, and Z. Dohnalek, Vacancy AssistedDiffusion of Alkoxy Species on Rutile TiO2(110), Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 156103

 21. S-C Li, Z. Zhang, D. Sheppard, B. D. Kay, J. M. White, Y. Du, I. Lyubinetsky, G.e Henkelman, and Z. Dohnalek, Intrinsic Diffusion of Hydrogen on Rutile TiO2(110), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, (2008) 9080

20.  Y.N. Han, Z.R. Zhang, J.L. Wang, G.H. Wu, X.F. Han and B.S. Han, Domain Structures and Magnetic Anisotropy of TbFe12-xTix Single Crystals, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 320 (2008) 2831

19.  Z. Zhang, Q. Ge, S. Li, B. D. Kay, J. M. White, and Z. Dohnalek, Imaging Intrinsic Diffusion of bridgebonded oxygen vacancies on TiO2(110), Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, (2007) 126105

18. Z. Zhang, O. Bondarchuk, B.D. Kay, J. M. White and Z. Dohnalek, Direct visualization of 2-butanoladsorption and dissociation on TiO2(110), J. Phys. Chem. C 111 (2007) 3021

17. Z. Zhang, O. Bondarchuk, B. D. Kay, J. M. White and Z. Dohnalek, Imaging water dissociation on TiO2(110): Evidence for inequivalent geminate OH groups, J. Phys. Chem. B, Journal Cover, 110 (2006) 21840

16. Z. Zhang, O. Bondarchuk, J. M. White, B. D. Kay and Z. Dohnalek, Imaging adsorbate O-H bond cleavage: Methanol on TiO2(110), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (2006) 4198

15. A. Menzel, Z. Zhang, M. Minca, E. Bertel, J. Redinger and R. Zucca, Switching between coherent andincoherent electronic states, J. of Phys. and Chem. Solids 67 (2006) 254-258

14. A. Menzel, Z. Zhang, M. Minca, Th. Loering, C. Deisl and E. Bertel, Correlation in low-dimensional electronic states on metal surface, New J. Phys. 7 (2005) 102

13.  Z. Zhang, M. Minca, A. Menzel and E. Bertel, The surface electronic structure of Br/Pt(110) phases, Surf. Sci. 566-568 (2004) 476

12.  Z. Zhang, M. Minca, C. Deisl, T. Loerting, A. Menzel, E. Bertel, R. Zucca and J. Redinger, H on Pt(110): An atypical chemisorption site at low coverages, Phys. Rev .B 70 (2004) 121401

11.  Z. Sun, T. Zhu, Z. Zhang, B. Shen, B. Han, J. Shih and T. Chin, Magnetic force microscopy study on amorphous TbFe thin films, J. Appl. Phys. 93 (2003) 8534

10. Z. Zhang, H. Liu and B. Han, Magetic domain structure of Pt/Co multilayers studied by magnetic force microscope, Chin. Phys. Lett. 11 (2002) 629

9. R. Li, Z. Zhang, Q. Li, J. Sun, G. Wang, Z. Cheng, Z. Wang, S. Zhang, B. Han and B. Shen, Direct observation of phase separation in La0.45Sr0.55MnO3-δ, J. Appl. Phys. 92 (2001) 7404

8.  R. Li, Z. Zhang, Q. Li, J. Sun, Z. Wang, S. Zhang, Z. Cheng, B. Han and B. Shen, An investigation of phase separation by magnetic force microscopy in La0.45Sr0.55MnO3-δ(δ=0.01), Chin. Phys. 11 (2002) 288

7.  Z. Zhang, H. Liu and B. Han, Magnetization reversal processes in Pt/Co multilayer studied by magnetic force microscope, Chin. Phys. Lett., 18 (2001) 737

6.  Z. Zhang, B. S. Han, Y. Q. He and S. Z. Zhou, Study of alignment degree of sintered Nd-Fe-B magnets by using magnetic force microscopy, J. Mater. Res. 16 (2001) 2992.

 5.  B. C. Wei, W. H. Wang, M. Xi. Pan, B.S. Han and Z. Zhang, Domain structure of a Nd60Al10Fe20Co10 bulk metallic glass, Phy. Rev. B 64 (2001) 012406

4.  J. Yin, Z. Sun, Z. Zhang, H. Zhang and B. Shen, Temperature dependence of exchange field in exchange spring magnets, J. Appl. Phys. 89 (2001) 8351

 3.  Y. Wang, M. Zhang, Y. Jao, B. Han, Z. Zhang, B. Liang, Y, Wang and B. Shen, Formation and magnetic properties of isotropic nanostructured iron-rich Fe-Pt films, Rare Metal Mater. Eng. 31 (2002) 213

2.  B. Wei, W. Wang, B. Han, Z. Zhang, M. Pan, D. Zhao and W. Hu, Domain structure of hard magnetic NdAl FeCo bulk metallic glass, Chin. Sci. Bull. 46 (2001) 1595

1. Y. He, S. Zhou, Z. Zhang and B. Han, Origin of (105) Reflection of X-ray diffraction and quantitative evaluation of alignment degree for sintered NdFeB magnets, Chin. Phy. Lett. 18 (2001) 31

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