Journal Papers


Recent Advances in the Properties and Synthesis of Bilayer Graphene and Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Z.Gao*, M-Q. Zhao*, M.M.A. Ashik, and A. T. C. Johnson*, Journal of Physics: Materials, Accepted [Link]

Controlled Doping of Graphene by Means of Impurity Charge Screening Via a Polarized Ferroelectric Polymer
K.S. Figueroa, N.J. Pinto, S.V. Mandyam, M-Q Zhao, C. Wen, P.M. Das, Z. Gao, M. Drndić, and A. T. C. Johnson, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 127, p. 125503, 2020 [Link]

Large-Area Epitaxial Growth of Curvature-Stabilized ABC Trilayer Graphene
Z. Gao*, S. Wang, J. Berry, Q. Zhang, J. Gebhardt, W.M. Parkin, J. Avila, H. Yi, C. Chen, S. Hurtado-Parra, M. Drndić, A. M. Rappe, D. J. Srolovitz, J. M. Kikkawa, Z. Luo, M. C. Asensio, F. Wang*, and A. T. C. Johnson*, Nature Communications, vol. 11, p. 546, 2020 [Link]

Graphene transistor arrays functionalized with genetically engineered antibody fragments for Lyme disease diagnosis
Z. Gao, P. Ducos, H. Ye, J. Zauberman, A. Sriram, X. Yang, Z. Wang, M.W. Mitchell, D. Lekkas, D. Brisson, and A.T.C. Johnson, 2D Materials, vol. 7, p. 024001, 2020 [Link]


Controlled Growth of Large-Area Bilayer Tungsten Diselenides with Lateral P-N Junctions
S. V. Mandyam, M. Q. Zhao, P. M. Das, Q. Zhang, C. C. Price, Z. Gao, V. B. Shenoy, M. Drndić, and A. T. C. Johnson, ACS Nano, vol. 13, pp. 10490-10498, 2019 [Link]

Origin of Nanoscale Friction Contrast between Supported Graphene, MoS2, and a Graphene/MoS2 Heterostructure
M. R. Vazirisereshk, H. Ye, A. O. Roza, Z. Ye, M. Zhao, Z. Gao, A. T. C. Johnson, E. R. Johnson, R. W. Carpick, and A. Martini, Nano Letters, vol. 19, pp. 5496-5505, 2019 [Link]


Detection of Sub-fM DNA with Target Recycling and Self-Assembly Amplification on Graphene Field Effect Biosensors
Z. Gao, H. Xia, J. Zauberman, M. Tomaiuolo, J. Ping, Q. Zhang, P. Ducos, H. Ye, S. Wang, X. Yang, F. Lubna, Z. Luo, L. Ren, and A. T. C. Johnson, Nano Letters, vol. 18, pp. 3509-3515, 2018 (Reported by Penn Today and The Graphene Council) [Link]

Crystalline Bilayer Graphene with Preferential Stacking from Ni-Cu Gradient Alloy
Z. Gao, Q. Zhang, C. H. Naylor, Y. Kim, I. H. Abidi, J. Ping, P. Ducos, J. Zauberman, M.-Q. Zhao, A. M. Rappe, Z. Luo, L. Ren, and A. T. C. Johnson, ACS Nano, vol. 12, pp. 2275-2282, 2018 [Link]

Modular Functionalization of Crystalline Graphene by Recombinant Proteins: A Nanoplatform for Probing Biomolecules
A. Tyagi, X. Liu, I. H. Abidi, Z. Gao, B. M. Park, X. Zeng, X. Ou, A. A. Cagang, M. Zhuang, M. D. Hossain, K. Zhang, L. T. Weng, F. Sun, and Z. Luo, Nanoscales, vol. 10, pp. 22572-22582, 2018 [Link]

New Approach to Unveiling Individual Atomic Layers of 2D Materials and Their Heterostructures
I. H. Abidi, L.-T. Weng, C. P. J. Wong, A. Tyagi, L. Gan, Y. Ding, M. Li, Z. Gao, R. Xue, M. D. Hossain, M. Zhuang, X. Ou, and Z. Luo, Chemistry of Materials, vol. 30, pp. 1718-1728, 2018 [Link]


Recoil Effect and Photoemission Splitting of Trions in Monolayer MoS2
Q. Zhang, C. H. Naylor, Z. Gao, R. Wu, I. H. Abidi, M.-Q. Zhao, Y. Ding, A. A. Cagang, M. Zhuang, X. Ou, and Z. Luo, ACS Nano, vol. 11, pp. 10808-10815, 2017 [Link]

Scalable Graphene Aptasensors for Drug Quantification
R. Vishnubhotla, J. Ping, Z. Gao, A. Lee, O. Saouaf, A. Vrudhula, and A. T. C. Johnson, AIP Advances, vol. 7, p. 115111, 2017 [Link]

Synthesis and Physical Properties of Phase-Engineered Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayer Heterostructures
C. H. Naylor, W. M. Parkin, Z. Gao, J. Berry, S. Zhou, Q. Zhang, J. B. McClimon, L. Z. Tan, C. E. Kehayias, M.-Q. Zhao, R. S. Gona, R. W. Carpick, A. M. Rappe, D. J. Srolovitz, M. Drndic, and A. T. C. Johnson, ACS Nano, vol. 11, pp. 8619-8627, 2017 [Link]

pH Sensing Properties of Flexible, Bias-Free Graphene Microelectrodes in Complex Fluids: From Phosphate Buffer Solution to Human Serum
J. Ping, J. E. Blum, R. Vishnubhotla, A. Vrudhula, C. H. Naylor, Z. Gao, J. G. Saven, and A. T. C. Johnson, Small, vol. 13. 2017 [Link]

Large-Area Synthesis of High-Quality Monolayer 1T’-WTe2 Flakes
C. Naylor, W. Parkin, Z. Gao, H Kang, M. Noyan, R. Wexler, L. Tan, Y. Kim, C. Kehayias, F. Streller, Y. Zhou, R. Carpick, Z. Luo, Y. Park, A. Rappe, M. Drndic, J. Kikkawa, and A. T. C. Johnson, 2D Materials, vol. 4, pp. 021008, 2017 (Highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology) [Link]


Scalable Production of Sensor Arrays Based on High-Mobility Hybrid Graphene Field Effect Transistors
Z. Gao, H. Kang, C. H. Naylor, F. Streller, P. Ducos, M. D. Serrano, J. Ping, J. Zauberman, Rajesh, R. W. Carpick, Y.-J. Wang, Y. W. Park, Z. Luo, L. Ren, and A. T. C. Johnson, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 8, pp. 27546-27552, 2016 [Link]

Genetically Engineered Antibody Functionalized Platinum Nanoparticles Modified CVD-Graphene Nanohybrid Transistor for the Detection of Breast Cancer Biomarker, HER3
Rajesh, Z. Gao, R. Vishnubhotla, P. Ducos, M. D. Serrano, J. Ping, M. K. Robinson, and A. T. C. Johnson, Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 3, p. 1600124, 2016 [Link]

Monolayer Single-Crystal 1T’-MoTe2 Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition Exhibits Weak Antilocalization Effect
C. H. Naylor, W. M. Parkin, J. Ping, Z. Gao, Y. R. Zhou, Y. Kim, F. Streller, R. W. Carpick, A. M. Rappe, M. Drndić, J. M. Kikkawa, and A. T. C. Johnson, Nano Letters, vol. 16, pp. 4297-4304, 2016 [Link]


Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays on Al Substrates through Controlled Diffusion of Catalyst
Z. Gao, X. Zhang, K. Zhang, and M. M. F. Yuen, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 119, pp. 15636-15642, 2015 [Link]

A Novel Method for the Fabrication of a High-Density Carbon Nanotube Microelectrode Array
A. Khalifa, Z. Gao, A. Bermak, Y. Wangi, and L. Chan, Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research, vol. 5, pp. 1-7, 2015 [Link]


Exceptional thermal interface properties of a three-dimensional graphene foam
X. Zhang, K. K. Yeung, Z. Gao, J. Li, H. Sun, H. Xu, K. Zhang, M. Zhang, Z. Chen, M. M. F. Yuen, and S. Yang, Carbon, vol. 66, pp. 201-209, 2014 [Link]


Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition Grown Graphene Heat Spreader for Thermal Management of Hot Spots
Z. Gao, Y. Zhang, Y. Fu, M. M. F. Yuen and J. Liu, Carbon, vol. 61, pp. 342-348, 2013 (Reported by SciTechDaily, Electronics Cooling, ScienceDaily and Techfragments) [Link]

Highly conductive die attach adhesive from percolation control and its applications in light-emitting device thermal management
X. Zhang, K. Zhang, M. Zhang, C. Yang, H. Sun, Z. Gao, M. M. F. Yuen, and S. Yang, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, pp. 014101-5, 2013 [Link]


Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Material on Aluminum Alloy Substrates with Low Pressure CVD
Z. Gao, K. Zhang, and M. M. F. Yuen, Nanotechnology, vol. 22, p. 265611, 2011 [Link]


Graphene-Enabled DNA Biosensors with Enhanced Specificity
U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/640,753, A. T. Johnson, Jr., Z. Gao and H. Xia, 2018, [Link]

Three-Dimensional Interconnected Porous Graphene-Based Thermal Interface Materials
Patent US9605193B2, M. M. F. Yuen, X. Zhang, K. K. Yeung, Z. Gao, K. Zhang, M. Zhang, Hu. XU, 2017, Patent Granted [Link]

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