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  1. M. Gong, A. Kirkeminde, Y. Xie, R. Lu, J. Liu, J. Wu, Shenqiang Ren*, "Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Broad Spectral and Magnetically Responsive Photodetectors", Advanced Optical Materials, 10.1002/adom.201200003 (2012). Featured on the cover for Advanced Optical Materials.

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  2. J. Lohrman, Y. Liu, X. Duan, X. Zhao, M. Wuttig and S.Q. Ren*, “All Conjugated Copolymer Excitonic Multiferroics”, Adv. Mater. ASAP (2012).

    fig. 20

  3. R. Lu, C. Christianson, A. Kirkeminde, S.Q. Ren, J. Wu, “Extraordinary Photocurrent
    Harvsting at Type-II Heterojunction Interfaces: Towards High Detectivity Carbon Nanotube
    Infrared Detectors”, Nano Letters, ASAP, (2012).

    fig. 19

  4. B. Ruzicka, R. Wang, J. Lohrman, S. Q. Ren*, H. Zhao, “Exciton diffusion in semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes studied by transient absorption microscopy”, Physical Review B. (2012).
  5. A. Kirkeminde and S. Q. Ren*, “Thermodynamic Control of Iron Pyrite Nanocrystal Synthesis with High Photoactivity and Stability”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, DOI: 10.1039/c2TA00498D, (2012)

    figure 15

  1. M. Bernardi, J. Lohrman, P. Kumar, A. Kirkeminde, N. Ferralis, J. C. Grossman, and S. Q. Ren*, “Nano-Carbon Photovoltaics”, ACS Nano, 6, 8896 (2012). One of the Most Read Articles in ACS Nano for 09/2012, 10/2012.
    --- Media Report Coverage: MIT Technology Review, Solar Novus Today, Nanowerk Spotlight, R& D Magazines, PrintedElectroncis World, Wordnews, etc

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  2. 20. A. Kirkeminde, R. Scott, S. Q. Ren*, “All Inorganic Iron Pyrite Nano-Heterojunction Solar Cells”, Nanoscale, DOI:10.1039/C2NR32097E(2012).

    Figure 17

  3. J. Lohrman, C. Zhang, W. Zhang, and S. Q. Ren*, “Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube and Covalent Organic Polyhedron-C60 Nanohybrids for Light Harvesting” Chem. Comm. ASAP (2012).

    Figure 8

  4. A. Kirkeminde, M. Retsch, Q. Wan, G. Xu, R. Hui, J. Wu and S. Q. Ren*, “Surface-Passivated Plasmonic Nano-Pyramids for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell Photocurrent Enhancement” Nanoscale, DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30735A, (2012).

    Figure 8

  5. A. Kirkeminde, B. Ruzicka, R.Wang, S. Puna#, H. Zhao, Shenqiang Ren*, “Optoelectronic response of solution processed two dimensional FeS2 Nanoplates” ACS Appl. Mater. & Inter. 4, 1174 (2012).

    Figure 8

  6. S. Duan, S. Cai, Y. Xie, T. Bagby, S.Q. Ren, M. L. Forrest, “Synthesis and characterization of a multi-arm poly(acrylic acid) star polymer for application in sustained delivery of cisplatin and a nitric oxide prodrug” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, ASAP (2012).

    Figure 8

  7. S. Q. Ren*, and M. Wuttig, "Organic Exciton Multiferroics," Adv. Mater. DOI:10.1002/adma.201104250,(2012).

    Figure 8

  8. S. Q. Ren* and Yan Wang, “Energy Conversion and Storage Through Nanoparticles.” RSC Handbook on Nanomaterials. Edited by Dr. Rafael Luque and Rajenda Varma, RSC Green Chemistry Book Series, 2012, chapter 4 (invited book chapter).

  9. L. Dang#, Q, Sa, Z. Zheng, Y. Wang and S. Q. Ren*, “Nanoporous Carbon Sponge as the Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries” Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, ASAP (2012).

    figure 11

MIT and University of Maryland College Park:

  1. S. Q. Ren, M. Bernardi, R. Lunt, V. Bulovic, J. C. Grossman and S. Gradecak, "Towards Efficient Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes/P3HT Solar Cells, Insights into the Nanoscale Chemistry and Physics," Nano Letters, 11, 5316 (2011). One of the Most Read Articles in Nano Letters for 11/2011

    Figure 7

  2. S. Q. Ren, L. Chang, S. Lim, J. Zhao, N. Zhao, M. Smith, V. Bulovic, M. Bawendi and S. Gradecak, "Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Solar Cell: Bridging Quantum Dots to Conjugated Polymer Nanowires," Nano Lett., 11, 3998(2011). One of the Most Read Articles in Nano Letters for 09/2011, 10/2011.

    Figure 3

  3. S. Q. Ren, N. Zhao, S. Crawford, V. Bulovic and S. Gradecak, "Heterojunction Photovoltaics using GaAs Nanowires and Conjugated Polymers," Nano Lett., 11,408 (2010).

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  4. S. Q. Ren, S. Lim, and S. Gradecak, "Thermal Responsiveness: Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Au clusters," Chem. Commun., 46, 6246 (2010).
    Featured on the cover for Chem. Commun.

    Figure 5

  5. M. Tambe, S. Q. Ren and S. Gradecak, "Effects of Gold Diffusion on n-type Doping of GaAs Nanowires," Nano Lett., 10, 4584 (2010).

    Figure 6

  6. S. Q. Ren, M. Laver and M. Wuttig, "Nanolamellar Magnetoelectric BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 Bicrystal," Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 153504 (2009).

  7. S. Q. Ren, Robert M. Briber and M. Wuttig, "Self-Organized Magnetolectric 2D Onions," Appl. Phys. Lett., 94, 113507 (2009);
    Featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 30, 19 (2009).

  8. S. Q. Ren, Robert M. Briber and M. Wuttig, "Diblock Copolymer Based Self-Assembled Nanomagnetoelectric," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 173507 (2008);
    Featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 18, 20 (2008).
  9. S. Q. Ren and M. Wuttig, "Magnetoelectric nano-Fe3O4 CoFe2O4//PbZr0.53Ti0.47O3 Composite," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 083502 (2008);
    Featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 17, 10 (2008).

  10. S. Q. Ren and M. Wuttig,"Spinodally Synthesized Magnetoelctrics," Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 083501 (2007).

  11. S. Lim, M. Murakami, W. Sarney, S. Q. Ren, A.Varatharajan, V. Nagarajan, S. Fujino, M. Wuttig, I. Takeuchi, and L.G. Salamanca-Riba, "The Effects of Multiphase Formation on Strain Relaxation and Magnetization in Multiferroic BiFeO3 Thin Films," Adv. Func. Mater. 17, 2594 (2007).

  12. S. Q. Ren and L. Weng, et al. "BaTiO3/CoFe2O4 particulate composites with large high frequency magnetoelectric response," J. Mater. Sci. 40, 16 (2005).

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