Journal Papers


[41] Highly Stable Integration of Graphene Hall Sensors with Microfluidics for Sensing in Whole Blood
Nishal Shah, Vasant Iyer, Zhiping Zhang, Zhaoli Gao, Venkata Yelleswarapu, Firooz Aflatouni, and A.T. Charlie Johnson, David Issadore, Microsystems & Nanoengineering, Accepted

[40] Process of pure copper fabricated by selective laser melting (SLM) technology under moderate laser power with re-melting strategy
Rong Hu, Kangjing Su, Zibin Lao, Yixun Cai, Bin Fu, Matthew M. F. Yuen, Zhaoli Gao, Mingxuan Cao, Ying Wang, Materials, Accepted

[39] Transmission-matrix Quantitative Phase Profilometry for Accurate and Fast Thickness Mapping of 2D Materials
Y. Nie†, N. Zhou†, L. Tao, J. Zhu, Z. Gao, J. Xu, and R. Zhou*, ACS Photonics, Accepted


[38] Salt-Assisted Selective Growth of H-phase Monolayer VSe2 with Apparent Hole Transport Behavior
J. You, J. Pan, S.-L. Shang, X. Xu, Z. Liu, J. Li, H. Liu, T. Kang, M. Xu, S. Li, D. Kong, W. Wang*, Z. Gao, X. Zhou, T. Zhai, Z.-K. Liu, J.-K. Kim*, and Z. Luo*, Nano Letters, vol. 22, pp. 10167-10175, 2022 [Link]

[37] Curvature-Induced One-Dimensional Phonon Polaritons at Edges of Folded Boron Nitride Sheets
X. Yan, J. Li, L. Gu, C. A. Gadre, S. L. Moore, T. Aoki, S. Wang, G. Zhang, Z. Gao, D. N. Basov, R. Wu, and X. Pan*, Nano Letters, vol. 22, pp. 9319-93262022, 2022 [Link]

[36] Raman mapping of piezoelectric poly (L-Lactic acid) films for force sensors
I. S. Babichuk, C. Lin, Y. Qiu, H. Zhu, T. T. Ye*, Z. Gao*, and J. Yang*, RSC Advances, vol. 12, pp. 27687-27697, 2022 [Link]

[35] Aptasensors Based on Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for Arsenite Detection
J. Li, A. Tyagi, T. Huang, H. Liu, H. Sun, J. You, M. M. Alam, X. Li, and Z. Gao*, ACS Applied Nano Materials, vol. 5, pp. 12848-12854, 2022 [Link]

[34] Utilizing Gradient Porous Graphene Substrate as the Solid-Contact Layer to Enhance Wearable Electrochemical Sweat Sensor Sensitivity
K. K. Yeung, J. Li, T. Huang, I. I. Hosseini, R. Al Mahdi, M. M. Alam, H. Sun, S. Mahshid, J. Yang*, T. T. Ye*, and Z. Gao*, Nano Letters, vol. 22, pp. 6647-6654, 2022 [Link]

[33] Simultaneously Stiffening and Toughening Epoxy by Urea Treated Hydroxylated Halloysite Nanotubes Polymer
S. Zeng, Z. Hou, C. So, H. Wai, D. Jang, W. Lai, L. Sun*, and Z. Gao*, Polymer, p. 125194, 2022 [Link]

[32] Graphene-Based Ion-Selective Field-Effect Transistor for Sodium Sensing
T. Huang, K. K. Yeung, J. Li, H. Sun, M. M. Alam, and Z. Gao*, Nanomaterials, vol. 12, p. 2620, 2022 [Link]

[31] Coherent Heterostructure Mesh Grown by Gap-Filling Epitaxial Chemical Vapor Deposition
H. Liu, Z. Liu, X. Cai, H. Wong, M. Huang, M. Amjadian, J. Wang, M. Tamtaji, J. Li, T. Kang, T. W. Tang, Y. Cai, M. Xu, K. Zhang, T. Xu, M. Xu, X. Sun, G. Chen, Z. Gao, N. Wang, Z. Luo, Chemistry of Materials, vol. 34, pp. 4765–4773, 2022 [Link]

[30] Structure evolution of hBN grown on molten Cu by regulating precursor flux during chemical vapor deposition
H. Liu, W. He, Z. Liu, I. H. Abidi, Y. Ding, P. R. Galligan, M. Tamtaji, J. Li, Y. Cai, T. Kang, H. Wong, Z. Li, P. Zhao, Z. Gao, Y. Mi, Z. Xu, Z. Luo, 2D Materials, vol. 9, p. 015004, 2022 [Link]


[29] Quantum-Well Bound States in Graphene Heterostructure Interfaces
Z. Dai, Z. Gao, S. Pershoguba, N. Tiwale, A. Subramanian, Q. Zhang, C. Eads, S. A. Tenney, R. M. Osgood, C. Nam, J. Zang, A. T. C. Johnson, J. T. Sadowski, Physical Review Letters, vol. 127, p. 086805, 2021 [Link]

[28] Synergistic enhancement of photoluminesent intensity in monolayer molybdenum disulfide embedded with plasmonic nanostructures for catalytic sensing
M. Jalali, Z. Gao*, Y. Yu, R. S. Moakhar, Y. Ding, M. Zhuang, N Zhou, T. König, A. Fery, S. Mahshid, Z. Luo*, 2D Materials, vol. 8 , p. 035049, 2021 [Link]

[27] Recent Advances in Electrochemical Sensors for Wearable Sweat Monitoring: A Review
K.K. Yeung, T. Huang, Y. Hua, K. Zhang*, M.M.F. Yuen*, Z. Gao*, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 21, no. 13, pp. 14522-14539, 2021 [Link]

[26] Scalable Chemical Vapor Deposited Graphene Field-Effect Transistors for Bio/Chemical assay
Rajesh, Z. Gao, A. T. C. Johnson, N. Puri, A. Mulchandani, and D. K. Aswal, Applied Physics Reviews, vol. 8, p. 011311, 2021 [Link]

[25] The C-terminus of the mu opioid receptor is critical in G protein interaction as demonstrated by a novel graphene biosensor
C. Wen, B. Selling, A. Yeliseev, J. Xi, J. M. Perez-Aguilar, Z. Gao, J. G. Saven, A. T. C. Johnson, and R. Liu, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 21, pp. 5758-5762, 2021 [Link]


[24] 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, vol. 3, p. 042003, 2020 [Link]

[23] 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]

Before CUHK


[22] 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]

[21] 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]


[20] 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]

[19] 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]


[18] 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]

[17] 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]

[16] 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]

[15] 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]


[14] 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]

[13] 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]

[12] 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]

[11] 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]

[10] 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]


[9] 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]

[8] 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]

[7] 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]


[6] 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]

[5] 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]


[4] 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]


[3] 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]

[2] 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]


[1] 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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