Publications While at USU

58.

 

Two-dimensional electronic–vibrational sum frequency spectroscopy for interactions of electronic and nuclear motions at interfaces

Gang-Hua Deng, Yuqin Qian, Tong Zhang, Jian Han, Hanning Chen, Yi Rao*,

 

Proceeding of National Academy Science, 2021, 118 (34) e2100608118.

Link: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/34/e2100608118.short

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57.

Multifunctional electrocatalysts of nickel boride nanoparticles for superior hydrogen oxidation and water splitting 

 

Fuzhan Song, Tong Zhang, Yuqin Qian, Jeremy Shaw, Shutang Chen, Gugang Chen, Yujie Sun*, Yi Rao*,

Materials Today Energy, 2021, 22, 100846.

Link:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468606921002112

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56.

 

Elemental Engineering of High-Charge-Density Boron in Nickel as Multifunctional Electrocatalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation and Water Splitting

 

Tong Zhang, Fuzhan Song, Yuqin Qian, Hong Gao, Jeremy Shaw, and Yi Rao*,

ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2021, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.0c03179

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsaem.0c03179

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55.

 

Symmetry-Breaking Enhanced Herzberg–Teller Effect with Brominated Polyacenes,

 

Yuqin Qian, Tong Zhang, Jian Han, Avetik R. Harutyunyan, Gugang Chen, Yi Rao*, and Hanning Chen*,

J. Phys. Chem. A 2021, 125, 17, 3589–3599

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpca.1c01293

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54.

 

Charge Dynamics in TiO2/MXene Composites.

 

Shaun Debow, Tong Zhang, Xusheng Liu, Fuzhan Song, Yuqin Qian, Jian Han, Kathleen Maleski, Zachary B. Zander, William R. Creasy, Danielle L. Kuhn, Yury Gogotsi, Brendan G. DeLacy, and Yi Rao*,

J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 19, 10473–10482.

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c01543

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53.

 

Development of interface-/surface-specific two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy.

 

Gang-Hua Deng, Qianshun Wei, Yuqin Qian, Tong Zhang, Xuan Leng, Yi Rao*,

Review of Scientific Instrument 2021, 92, 023104.

Link: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/5.0019564

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52.

 

Singlet Fission Driven by Anisotropic Vibronic Coupling in Single-Crystalline Pentacene.

 

 

Gang-Hua Deng, Yuqin Qian, Xia Li, Tong Zhang, Wei Jiang, Avetik R Harutyunyan, Gugang Chen*, Hanning Chen*, Yi Rao*,

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2021, 12, 3142–3150.

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00397

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51.

 

Herzberg-Teller Effect on the Vibrationally-Resolved Absorption Spectra of Single-Crystalline Pentacene at Finite Temperatures.

 

 

Yuqin Qian, Xia Li, Avetik R Harutyunyan, Gugang Chen, Yi Rao*, Hanning Chen*,

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2020, 124 (44), 9156-9165.

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpca.0c07896

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50.

 

Boron-Doped Graphene Oxide-Supported Nickle Nitride Nanoparticles for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution in Alkaline Electrolytes.

 

 

Bo Li, Fahui Song, Yuqin Qian, Jeremy Shaw, Yi Rao*,

ACS Applied Nano Materials 2020, 3 (10), 9924-9930.

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsanm.0c01963

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49.

 

In-Situ Spectroscopic Probing of Polarity and Molecular Configuration at Aerosol Particle Surfaces. 

 

 

Yuqin Qian, Ganghua Deng, Yi Rao*, 

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020,11, 6763−6771. 

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02013.

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02013

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48. 

 

Interface Catalysts of Ni/Co2N for Hydrogen Electrochemistry,

Kaixi Sun, Tong Zhang, Liming Tan, Dexia Zhou, Yuqin Qian, Xiaoxia Gao, Fahui Song*, Hongtao Bian*, Zhou Lu*, Jingshuang Dang, Hong Gao, Jeremy Shaw, Shutang Chen, Gugang Chen, and Yi Rao*, 

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12 (26), 29357–29364.

Link:https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acsami.0c06644

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47. 

 

Interface-Specific Two-Dimensional Electronic Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy,

Gang-Hua Deng, Yuqin Qian, Qianshun Wei, Tong Zhang, Yi Rao*, 

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 5, 1738-1745.

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c00157

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46. 

 

Anisotropic Geminate and Non-Geminate Recombination of Triplet Excitons in Singlet Fission of Single Crystalline Hexacene, 

 

Jian Han, Qing Xie, Jun Luo*, Ganghua Deng, Yuqin Qian, Dezheng Sun, Avetik R Harutyunyan, Gugang Chen, Yi Rao*, 

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020, 11, 4, 1261-1267.

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b03800

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45.

Anisotropic Singlet Fission in Single Crystalline Hexacene,

Dezheng Sun, Gang-Hua Deng, Bolei Xu, Enshi Xu, Xia Li, Yajing Wu, Yuqin Qian, Yu Zhong, Colin Nuckolls, Avetik R. Harutyunyan, Hai-Lung Dai, Gugang Chen*, Hanning Chen*, Yi Rao*,

iScience2019, 19, 1079–1089.

Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589004219303323

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44. 

 

The Fabrication of Anisotropic Ag Nanoplatelets on the Surface of TiO2 Fibers for Enhanced Photocatalysis of Chemical Warfare Agent Simulant, Methyl Paraoxon,

Daniel L Kuhn, Zach  Zander, Ann M Kulisiewicz, S.M. DeBow, Conner Haffey, Hui Fang, Xiang-Tian Kong, Yuqin Qian, Scott D Walck, Alexander O Govorov, Yi Rao, Hai-Lung Dai, Brendan G DeLacy*,

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C2019,123,32,19579-19587.

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b04026

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43.

 

Interfacial Sites Between Cobalt Nitride and Cobalt Act as Bifunctional Catalysts for Hydrogen Electrochemistry,

Fuzhan Song, Wei Li, Jiaqi Yang, Guanqun Han, Tao Yan, Xi Liu, Yi Rao*, Peilin Liao*, Zhi Cao*, Yujie Sun*,  

ACS Energy Letters2019, 4, 7, 1594-1601

Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00738

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42

 

Vibronic fingerprint of singlet fission in hexacene,

 

Ganghua Deng, Qianshun Wei, Jian Han, Yuqin Qian, Jun Luo, Avetik R Harutyunyan, Gugang Chen, Hongtao Bian*, Hanning Chen*, Yi Rao*, The Journal of Chemical Physics2019, 151 (5), 054703.

Link:https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5110263%40jcp.2019.SF2019.issue-1

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41. 

 

Interfaces of Gas–Aerosol Particles: Relative Humidity and Salt Concentration Effects,

 

Yuqin Qian, Ganghua Deng, Jordan Lapp, Yi Rao*,  

The Journal of Physical Chemistry A2019, 123 (29), 6304-6312.

Link:https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpca.9b03896

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40. 

 

Molecular rotation in 3 dimensions at an air/water interface using femtosecond time resolved sum frequency generation,

Yi Rao*, Yuqin Qian, Ganghua Deng, Ashlie Kinross, Nicholas J. Turro, Kenneth B. Eisenthal*,

The Journal of chemical physics 2019, 150 (9), 094709.

Link:https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5080228@jcp.2019.NSISD.issue-1

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39. 

 

Carboxylic Anchoring Dye p-Ethyl Red Does Not Adsorb Directly onto TiO2 Particles in Protic Solvents,

Hui Fang, Jiangqiang Ma, Michael J. Wilhelm, Yi Rao, Daniel L Kuhn, Zach Zander, Brendan G. DeLacy, Hai-Lung Dai*,  

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123 (13), 8265-8272.

Link:https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08513

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38.

 

Development of ultrafast broadband electronic sum frequency generation for charge dynamics at surfaces and interfaces,

Ganghua Deng, Yuqin Qian, and Yi Rao*,  

The Journal of chemical physics 2019, 150 (2), 024708.

Link:https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5063458

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36. 

 

Electron injection from a carboxylic anchoring dye to TiO2 nanoparticles in aprotic solvents,

Hui Fang, Yuhao Wu, Danielle L Kuhn, Zachary Zander, Brendan G DeLacy, Yi Rao, Hai-Lung Dai*,

Chemical Physics2018, 512,  93-97.

Link:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301010417310716

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Publications Before USU

34. Hui Fang, Bolei Xu, Xia Li, Danielle L. Kuhn, Zachary Zander, Guocai Tian, Victoria Chen, Rosa Chu, Brendan G. DeLacy, Yi Rao*, and Hai-Lung Dai, Effects of Molecular Structure and Solvent Polarity on Adsorption of Carboxylic Anchoring Dyes onto TiO2 Particles in Aprotic Solvents, Langmuir, 2017, 33 (28), 7036–7042.

33. Nicholas R. Monahan, Dezheng Sun, Hiroyuki Tamura, Kristopher W. Williams, Bolei Xu, Yu Zhong, Bharat Kumar, Colin Nuckolls, Avetik R. Harutyunyan, Gugang Chen, Hai-Lung Dai, David Beljonne*, Yi Rao*, X.-Y. Zhu*, Dynamics of the triplet pair state reveals the likely co-existence of coherent and incoherent singlet fission in crystalline hexacene, Nature Chemistry, 2017, 9, 341–346.

32. William Gang Tsui, Yi Rao, Hai-Lung Dai, V Faye McNeill, Modeling Photosensitized Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation in Laboratory and Ambient Aerosols, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51, 7496–7501.

 

31. Wan-Yi Li, Xia Li, Steffen Jockusch, Han Wang, Bolei Xu, Yajing Wu, William G. Tsui, Hai-Lung Dai, V. Faye McNeill*, and Yi Rao*, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2016, 120, 9042-9048.

 

30. Yajing Wu, Wanyi Li, Bolei Xu, Xia Li, Faye McNeill*, Yi Rao*, Hai-Lung Dai, Observation of Organic Molecules at the Aerosol Surface, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 2294-2297.

29. Zhuolei Zhang, Beibei Xu, Bolei Xu, Lei Jin, Hai-Lung Dai, Yi Rao and Shenqiang Ren, External stimuli responsive two-dimensional charge transfer polymers, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2016, EMID:7cea4733154dc630.

28.  Beibei Xu, Zhipu Luo, Wenxiu Gao, Andrew J Wilson, Chao He, Xing Chen, Guoliang Yuan, Hai-Lung Dai,Yi Rao, Katherine Willets, Zbigniew Dauter, Shenqiang Ren, Solution-processed molecular opto-ferroic crystals, Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 7, 2441-2448.

 

27. Gregory H. Imler, Xia Li, Bolei Xu, Graham E. Dobereiner, Hai-Lung Dai, Yi Rao* and Bradford B. Wayland*, Solid state transformation of the crystalline monohydrate (CH3NH3)PbI3(H2O) to the (CH3NH3)PbI3 perovskite, Chem. Comm. 2015, 51, 11290-11292.

 

26. Bolei Xu, Yajing Wu, Dezheng Sun, Hai-Lung Dai, Yi Rao*, Stabilized Phase Detection of Heterodyne Sum Frequency Generation for Interfacial Studies, Opt. Lett. 2015, 40, 4472-4475.

 

25. N.J. Hestand, H. Yamagata, Bolei Xu, Dezheng Sun, Yu Zhong, Avetik R. Harutyunyan, Gugang Chen, Hai-Lung Dai, Gugang Chen, Yi Rao*, Frank Spano*, Polarized Absorption in Crystalline Pentacence: Experiment vs Theory, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015 119, 22137–22147.

 

24. Yi Rao*, Sheldon J.J. Kwok, Nicholas J. Turro, and Kenneth B. Eisenthal*, Label-free probe of HIV-1 TAT peptide binding to mimetic membranes, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2014, 111 (35), 12684-12688.

23. Dezheng Sun#, Yi Rao#, Georg A. Reider, Gugang Chen, Yumeng You, Louis Brézin, Avetik R. Harutyunyan, and Tony F. Heinz, Observation of Rapid Exciton–Exciton Annihilation in Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide, Nano Letts. 2014, 14 (10), 5625–5629. (# Those authors contribute equally.)

 

22. Giriraj Jnawali, Yi Rao, Hugen Yan, Tony F. Heinz, Transient photo-conductance in a Single-Layer CVD Graphene, Nano Letts. 2013, 13, 524.

 

21. Xia Li, Yongjun Li, Yi Rao, Marison R. Solomann, David Pak, Nicholas J Turro, Mechanistic and Catalytic Studies of β-Nitroalcohol Cross-Linking with Polyamine, J. Appl. Polymer. Sci. 2013, 128, 3696.

 

20. Benjamin Doughty, Yi Rao, Samuel W. Kazer, Sheldon J.J. Kwok, Nicholas J. Turro, and Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Probing the Equilibrium of Daunomycin to Double Stranded DNA Using Second Harmonic Generation, J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 15285.

 

19. Yilei Li, Yi Rao, Kin Fai Mak, Yumeng You, Shuyuan Wang, Cory R. Dean, and Tony F. Heinz, Probing Symmetry Properties of Few-Layer MoS2 and h‑BN by Optical Second-Harmonic Generation, Nano. Lett. 2013, 13, 3329.

 

18. Benjamin Doughty, Yi Rao, Samuel W. Kazer, Sheldon J.J. Kwok, Nicholas J. Turro, and Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Probing the relative orientation of molecules bound to DNA through controlled interferences using second-harmonic generation, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 110, 5756-5758 (2013).

 

17. Yi Rao, Man Xu, Steffen Jockusch, Nicholas J. Turro and Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Dynamics of excited state electron transfer at a liquid interface using time-resolved sum frequency generation, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2012, 544, 1-6. Cover & Frontier article

 

16. Yi Rao, Xia Li, Xue-gong Lei, Steffen Jockusch, Mike W. George, Nicholas J. Turro, and Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Observations of Interfacial Reorganization of Tailored Surfactants with Surface Tension and Sum Frequency Generation, J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 12064-12067.

 

15. Yi Rao, Sung-Young Hong, Nicholas J. Turro, Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Molecular Orientational Distribution at Interfaces Using Second harmonic Generation J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 11678-11683.

 

14. Yi Rao, Nicholas J. Turro, Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Solvation Dynamics of Coumarin 314 at the Air/Water Interface with Time-Resolved Sum Frequency Generation. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 17703.

 

13. Yi Rao, Mahamud Subir, Eric A. McArthur, Nicholas J. Turro and Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Organic Ion at the Air/Water Interface, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2009, 477 (4-6) 241-244. Editor’s Choice

 

12. Yan-yan Xu, Yi Rao, De-sheng Zheng, Yuan Guo, Ming-hua Liu, and Hong-fei Wang, Inhomogeneous and Spontaneous Formation of the Chirality in the Langmuir Monolayer of Achiral Molecules at the Air/Water Interface Probed by in-situ Surface Second Harmonic Generation Linear Dichroism (SHG-LD), J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 4088.

 

11. Yi Rao, Nicholas J. Turro, Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Water Structure at Air/Acetonitrile Aqueous Solution Interfaces, J.  Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113, 14384.

 

10. Yi Rao, Dao-hua Song, Nicholas J. Turro, Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Orientational Motions of Vibrational Chromophores in molecules at the Air/Water Interface with Time-Resolved Sum Frequency Generation, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2008, 112 (43), 13572-13576.

 

9. Xiaoming Shang, Kim Nguyen, Yi Rao and Kenneth B. Eisenthal, In-Plane Molecular Rotational Dynamics at a Negatively Charged Surfactant/Aqueous Interface, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112 (51) 20375-20381.

 

8. Yi Rao, Matthew Comstock, Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Absolute Orientation of Molecules at Liquid Interfaces.  J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 1727-1732.

 

7. Eric McAuthur, Yi Rao, Matthew Comstock, Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Second Harmonic and Sum Frequency of Molecules at Aqueous Interfaces, Femtochemistry VII: Fundamental Ultrafast Processes in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, 2006, 215, Castleman, A. Welford, Jr. (EDT) Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.

 

6. Hong-fei Wang, Wei Gan*, Rong Lu*, Yi Rao*, Bao-hua Wu, Quantitative Spectral and Orientational Analysis in Surface Sum Frequency Generation Vibratonal Spectroscopy (SFGVS), Int. Rev. Phys. Chem. 2005, 24, 191-256.  (* Those authors contribute equally)

 

5. Yi Rao, Xun-min Guo, Yi-song Tao, Hong-fei Wang, Observation of the Direct S2→S0 Two-Photon Fluorescence between 370 and 480 nm and the Hyperpolarizability of Crystal Violet (CV) from Spectrally Resolved Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering Measurement. J. Phys. Chem. A 2004, 108 (39) 7977-7982.

 

4. Yi Rao, Yi-song Tao, Hong-fei Wang, Quantitative Analysis of Orientational Order in the Molecular Monolayer by Surface Second Harmonic Generation, J. Chem. Phys. 2003, 119, 5226

 

3. Yi Rao, Yi-Song Tao, De-sheng Zheng, and Hong-fei Wang, New Phenomena in Phase transition and Accurate Determination of Orientational Order in Langmuir Monolayer. Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2003, 5223, 177.

 

2. Yi Rao, Yi-song Tao, Hong-fei Wang, Quantitative Analysis of Orientational Order in the Molecular Monolayer by Surface Second Harmonic Generation, J. Chem. Phys. 2003, 119, 5226.

 

1. Rong Lü, Yi Rao, Wen-kai Zhang, and Hong-fei Wang, Phase Measurement in Nonlinear Optics of Molecules at Air/Water Interface with Femtosecond Laser Pulses, Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2002, 4812,115.

Book Chapters

1. Yi Rao, Benjamin Doughty, Nicholas J. Turro, Kenneth B. Eisenthal, Chapter 10, Ultrafast Processes at a Liquid Interface by Using Time-Resolved Sum Frequency Generation (SFG) Spectroscopy, Ultrafast IR and Raman Spectroscopy, 2013, Michael D. Fayer (EDT), CRC Press.