Publications

  1. Wang, T.; Wang, X.; LaMontagne, D.; Wang, Z.; Cao, Y. C. "Macroscale Lateral Alignment of Semiconductor Nanorods into Freestanding Thin Films." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013. 135 (16), Pages: 6022-6025. Abstract MainText Supporting Information
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  2. Wang, T.; Wang, X.; LaMontagne, D.; Wang, Z.; Wang, Z.; and Cao, Y. C. "Shape-controlled Synthesis of Colloidal Superparticles from Nanocubes." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012. 134, Pages: 18225-18228. Abstract Main Text Supporting Info
    pubs064
  3. Wang, T.; LaMontagne, D.; Lynch, J.; Zhuang, J.; and Cao, Y. C. "Colloidal Superparticles from Nanoparticle Assembly." Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013. 42, Pages: 2804-2823. Abstract Main Text
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  4. Wang, T.; Zhuang, J.; Lynch, J.; Chen, O.; Wang, Zhongliang; Wang, X; LaMontagne, D.; Wu, H.; Wang, Zhongwu; Cao, Y. C. "Self-Assembled Colloidal Superparticles from Nanorods." Science. 2012. 338 (6105), Pages: 358-363. Abstract Main Text Supplementary Materials
    pubs062
  5. Wang, Z.; Liu, H.; Yang, S. H.; Wang, T.; Liu, C.; Cao, Y. C. "Nanoparticle-Based Artificial RNA Silencing Machinery for Antiviral Therapy." Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 2012. 109 (31), Pages: 12387-12392. Abstract Main Text Supporting Information
    pubs061
  6. Nagaoka, Y.; Chen, Ou.; Wang, Z.; Cao, Y. C. "Structural Control of Nanocrystal Superlattices Using Organic Guest Molecules." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012. 134 (6), Pages: 2868-2871. Abstract Main Text Supporting Info
    pubs060
  7. Nagaoka, Y.; Wang, T.; Lynch, J.; LaMontagne, D.; Cao, Y. C.; "Binary Assembly of Colloidal Semiconductor Nanorods with Spherical Metal Nanoparticles." Small. 2012. 8 (6), Pages: 843-846. Abstract Main Text Supporting Information
    pubs059
  8. Chen, O.; Yang, Y. A.; Wu, H.; Wang, T., Yang, J, Cao, Y. C. “Surface-Dependent Optical Properties of II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals.”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133 (43), Pages: 17504-17512. LINK
    pubs058
  9. Wang, Z.; Schliehe, C; Wang, T.; Nagaoka, Y.; Cao, Y. C.; Bassett, W. A.; Wu, H.; Fan, H.; and Weller, H. "Deviatoric Stress Driven Formation of Large Single-Crystal PbS Nanosheet from Nanoparticles and in Situ Monitoring of Oriented Attachment." J. Am. Chem. Soc. ;(Communication); 2011, 133 (37), Pages: 14484-14487. LINK
    pubs057
  10. Wu, H., Chen, O.;  Zhuang, J.;  Lynch, J.; LaMontagne, D.; Nagaoka, Y.; Cao, Y. C. “Formation of Heterodimer Nanocrystals: UO2/In2O3 and FePt/In2O3.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 14327–14337. Abstract MainText Supporting Info
    pubs056
  11. Lynch, J.; Zhuang, J.; Wang, T.; LaMontagne, D.; Wu, H.; Cao, Y. C.  “Gas-Bubble Effects on the Formation of Colloidal Iron Oxide Nanocrystals.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 12664-12674. Abstract Main Text Supporting Info
    pubs055
  12. Cao, Y. C. “Impurities Enhance Semiconductor Nanocrystal Performance.” Science  2011, 332, 48-49. LINK
  13. Chen, O.; Shelby, D. E.; Yang, Y. A.; Zhuang, J. Wang, Niu, C, Omenetto, N.; Cao, Y. C. “Excitation-Intensity-Dependent Color-Tunable Dual Emissions from Manganese-Doped CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Nanocrystals.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2010, 49, 10132–10135. LINK
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  14. Wang, Z. W. Chen, O. Cao, Y. C.; Finkelstein, K.; Smilgies, D. M.; Lu, X. M.; Bassett, W. A. “Integrating in situ high pressure small and wide angle synchrotron x-ray scattering for exploiting new physics of nanoparticle supercrystals.” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2010, 81, 093902. LINK
  15. "Synthesis of Water-Soluble 2,2′-Diphenyl-1-Picrylhydrazyl Naoparticles: A New Standard for Electron Paramagentic Resonance Spectroscopy." Ou Chen, Jiaqi Zhuang, Fabrizio Guzzetta, Jared Lynch, Alexander Angerhofer, and Y. Charles Cao. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2009, 131(35), Pages: 12542-12543. LINK
    pubs051
  16. "Cylindrical Superparticles from Semiconductor Nanorods." Jiaqi Zhuang, Andrew D. Shaller, Jared Lynch, Huimeng Wu, Ou Chen, Alexander D. Q. Li, and Y. Charles Cao. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2009, 131, Pages: 6084-6085. LINK
    pubs050
  17. "Radial-Position-Controlled Doping of CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Nanocrystals: Surface Effects and Position-Dependent Properties." Yongan Yang, Ou Chen, Alexander Angerhofer, Y. Charles Cao. Chemistry- A European Journal. Volume 15, Issue 13, Date: March 16, 2009, Pages: 3186-3197. LINK
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  18. Cao, Y. C.  “Nanomaterials for biomedical applications,” Nanomedicine, 2008, 3, 467-469.
  19. "On Doping CdS/ZnS Core/shell Nanocrystals with Mn." Yongan Yang, Ou Chen, Alexander Angerhofer, and Y. Charles Cao. J. Am. Chem. Soc; 2008, 130 (46), Pages: 15649–15661. LINK
    pubs047
  20. 46."Synthesis of Metal-Selenide Nanocrystals Using SeO2 as the Selenium Precursor." Ou Chen, Xian Chen, Yongan Yang, Jared Lynch, Huimeng Wu, Jiaqi Zhuang and Y. Charles Cao. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Volume 47, Issue 45, Date: October 27, 2008, Pages: 8638-8641. LINK
    pubs046
  21. "Water-Soluble Nanocrystals Through Dual-Interaction Ligands." Huimeng Wu, Haizhen Zhu, Jiaqi Zhuang, Shuo Yang, Chen Liu, Y. Charles Cao. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Volume 47, Issue 20, Date: May 5, 2008, Pages: 3730-3734. LINK
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  22. "Controlling Colloidal Superparticle Growth Through Solvophobic Interactions." Jiaqi Zhuang, Huimeng Wu, Yongan Yang, Y. Charles Cao. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Volume 47, Issue 12, Date: March 7, 2008, Pages: 2208-2212. LINK
    pubs044
  23. "Supercrystalline Colloidal Particles from Artificial Atoms." Zhuang, J.; Wu, H.; Yang, Y.; Cao, Y. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2007; 129(46); 14166-14167. LINK
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  24. "Synthesis of Colloidal Uranium-Dioxide Nanocrystals." Wu, H.; Yang, Y.; Cao, Y. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2006; 128(51); 16522-16523. LINK
    pubs042
  25. "Radial-Position-Controlled Doping in CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Nanocrystals." Yang, Y.; Chen, O.; Angerhofer, A.; Cao, Y. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2006; 128(38); 12428-12429. LINK
    pubs041
  26. Cao, Y. C.  “Preface,”  Talanta,  2005, 67,  437.
  27. "Synthesis of CdSe and CdTe Nanocrystals without Precursor Injection." Yongan Andrew Yang, Huimeng Wu, Kathryn R. Williams, Y. Charles Cao. Angewandte Chemie International Edition Volume 44, Issue 41, Date: October 21, 2005, Pages: 6712-6715. LINK
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  28. "One-Pot Synthesis of High-Quality Zinc-Blende CdS Nanocrystals." Cao, Y. C.; Wang, J. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2004; 126(44); 14336-14337. LINK
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  29. "Synthesis of Square Gadolinium-Oxide Nanoplates." Cao, Y. C. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2004; 126(24); 7456-7457. LINK
    pubs037
  30. Jin, R.; Cao, Y. C.; Thaxton, C. S.; Mirkin, C. A. “Glass-bead-based parallel detection of DNA using  composite raman labels.”    Small  20062,  375.
  31. Cao, Y.C.; Jin, R.; Thaxton, C.S.; Mirkin, C.A. “A Two-color-Change, Nanoparticle-Based Method for DNA Detection”  Talanta, 2005, 67, 449.
  32. "Raman Dye-Labeled Nanoparticle Probes for Proteins" Cao, Y. C.; Jin, R.; Nam, J.-M.; Thaxton, C. S.; Mirkin, C. A. J. Am. Chem. Soc.; (Communication); 2003; 125(48); 14676-14677. LINK
  33. “Controlling Anisotropic Nanoparticle Growth through Plasmon Excitation”, Jin, R.; Cao Y. C.; Hao, E.; Mtraux, G. S.; Schatz, G. C.; Mirkin, C. A. Nature, 2003, 425, 478. LINK
  34. Metraux, G. S.; Cao, Y. C.; Jin, R.; Mirkin, C. A. “Triangular Nanoframes Made of Gold and Silver.” Nano Lett. 2003, 3, 519.
  35. “Nanoparticles with Raman Spectroscopic Fingerprints for DNA and RNA Detection”, Cao, Y.C.; Jin, R.; Mirkin, C.A. Science 2002, 297, 1536. LINK
  36. “Photoinduced Conversion of Silver Nanospheres to Nanoprisms”, Jin, R.; Cao, Y.; Mirkin, C.A.; Kelly, K.L.; Schatz, G.C.; Zheng, J.G. Science 2001, 294, 1901.LINK
  37. Cao, Y.; Jin, R.; Mirkin, C. A. “DNA-modified core-shell Ag/Au nanoparticles.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 7961. LINK
  38. Millo, O.; Katz, D.; Cao, Y.; Banin, U. “Imaging and spectroscopy of artificial-atom states in core/shell nanocrystal quantum dots.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 2001, 86, 5751.
  39. Cao, Y.; Banin, U. “Growth and properties of semiconductor core/shell nanocrystals with InAs cores.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 9692.
  40. 26. Millo, O.; Katz, D.; Cao, Y.; Banin, U. “Scanning tunneling spectroscopy of InAs nanocrystals quantum dots.” U. Phys. Rev. B 2000, 61, 16773.
  41. Millo, O; Katz, D.; Levi, Y.; Cao, Y.; Banin, U. J. “Size-dependent tunneling and optical spectroscopy of InAs nanocrystal quantum dots.” Low Temp. Phys. 2000, 118, 365.
  42. 24. Sun, M.; Xu, N.; Cao, Y.; Yao, J. N.; Wang, E. G. “Nanocrystalline tungsten oxide thin film: preparation, microstructure, and photochromic behavior.” J.  Mater. Res. 2000, 15, 927.
  43. 23. Xu, N.; Sun, M.; Cao, Y.; Yao, J. N.; Wang, E. G. “Influence of pH on structure and photochromic behavior of nanocrystalline WO3 films.” Appl. Surf. Sci. 2000, 157, 81.
  44. Sun, M.; Xu, N.: Cao, Y.; Yao, J. N.; Wang, E. G. “Preparation, microstructure and photochromism of a new nanocrystalline WO3 film.” J. MAT. SCI. LETT. 2000,19 1407.
  45. 21. Cao, Y.; Banin, U. “Synthesis and characterization of InAs/InP and InAs/CdSe core/shell nanocrystals.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 1999, 38, 3692.  LINK
  46. Banin, U.; Cao, Y.; Katz, D.; Millo, O. “Identification of atomic-like electronic states in indium arsenide nanocrystal quantum dots.” Nature 1999, 400, 542
  47. Cao, Y.; Chai, X. D.; Li, T. J.; Smith, J.; Li, D. Q. “Self-patterned H-bond supramolecular self-assembly.” Chem. Comm. 1999, 1605.
  48. Johal, M. S.; Cao, Y.; Chai, X. D.; Smilowitz, L.B.; Robinson, J. M.; Li, T. J.; McBranch, D.; Li, D. Q. “Spontaneously self-assembled polar asymmetric multilayers formed by complementary H-bonds.” Chem. Mater. 1999, 11, 1962.
  49. Lu, N.; Lu, R.; Wang, C. E.; Cao, C. S.; Cao, Y.; Qian, X. M.; Chai, X. D.; Bai, Y. B.; Li, T. J. “Electrical property of a layered non-centrosymmetric self-assembly based on barbituric acid and melamine derivatives.” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Crys. A 1999, 337, 173.
  50. 16. Yang, W. S.; Chai, X. D.; Chi, L.F.; Liu, X. D.; Cao, Y.; Lu, R.; Jiang, Y. S.; Tang, X. Y.; Fuchs, H.; Li, T. J. “From achiral molecular components to chiral supermolecules and supercoil self-assembly.” Chemistry-A European Journal 1999, 5, 1144.
  51. Yang, Y. A.; Cao, Y.; Yao, J. N.; Loo, B. H. “Microstructures of electrochromic MoO3 thin films colored by injection of different cations.” J. Phys. Chem. B 1998, 102, 9392.
  52. Yang, Y. A.; Cao, Y.; Yao, J. N.; Chen, P.; Loo, B. H. “Visible-light photochroism in electrolytically pretreated WO3 thin films.” J. Phys. Chem. Solids 1998, 59, 1667.
  53. Chai, X. D.; Jiang, Y. S.; Yang, W. S.; Zhang, D.; Lu, R.; Lu, N.; Cao, Y.; Li, T. J. “Asymmetrically substituted ferrocene derivatives showing redox switching of optical properties.” Supramolecular Science 1998, 5, 479.
  54. 12. Chai, X. D.; Yang, W. S.; Lu, R.; Cao, Y.; Lu, N.; Jiang, Y. S.; Bai, Y. B.; Li, T. J. “A novel amphiphilic push-pull ferrocene derivative: Langmuir-Blodgett films and second-order optical nonlinearity.” Supramolecular Science 1998, 5, 679.
  55. 11. Lu, R.; Jiang, Y. S.; Duo, J. Q.; Chai, X. D.; Yang, W. S.; Lu, N.; Cao, Y.; Li, T. J. “Aggregation behaviors of light-active barbituric acid molecular components in solution.” Supramoleculae Science 1998, 5, 737.
  56. 10. Yang, W. S.; Lu, R.; Chai, X. D.; Lu, N.; Chen, S. G.; Cao, Y.; Tang, X. Y.; Li, T. J. “Spectral study on the formation of a self-assembled mesoscopic supercoil.” Supramolecular Science 1998, 5, 741.
  57. Chai, X. D.; Yang, W. S.; Cao, Y.; Jiang, Y. S.; Lu, R.; Li, T. J.; He, H. X.; Wang, Y. Q.; Liu, Z. F. “Formation of nanocolumn self-assembly by solvent polarity control.” J. Vacuum Science & Technology B 1997, 15, 1425.
  58. Yang, W. S.; Chai, X. D.; Tian, Y. Q.; Cao, Y.; Lu, R.; Jiang, Y. S.; Li, T. J. “Temperature-dependent FT-IR study of a supramolecular mesophase from the self-assembly of melamine and barbituric acid derivatives.” Liquid Crystal 1997, 22, 579.
  59. Ren, Y. Z.; Zhao, B.; Chai, X. D.; Chen, S. G.; Cao, Y.; Yang, W. S.; Lu, R.; Li, G.; Lu, A. D.; Gong, M. X.; Bai, Y. B.; Li, T. J. “Structural study on the alternating Langmuir-Blodgett films deposited with two complementary barbituric and melamine derivatives.” Thin Solid Films 1997, 293, 170.
  60. Wang, B. H.; Wang, D. J.; Cao, Y.; Chai, X. D.; Li, T. J. “Modification and photosensitization of hydrogenated amorphous silicon with LB film of dipyridine derivatives.” Thin Solid Films 1996, 284/285, 588.
  61. Cao, Y.; Chai, X. D.; Yang, W. S.; Lu, R.; Jiang, Y. S.; Li, T. J.; Blanchard-Desce, M.; Lehn, J.-M. “A novel amphiphilic ferrocene derivative containing barbituric acid unit: synthesis and second-order optical nonlinearity.” Thin Solid Films 1996, 284/285, 859.
  62. Lu, R.; Chen, S. G.; Cao, Y.; Chai, X. D.; Yang, W. S.; Jiang, Y. S.; Li, T. J. “Aggregation of a light-active barbituric acid derivative in solution.” Synth. Met. 1995, 71,  2035.
  63. Yang, W. S.; Chen, S. G.; Chai, X. D.; Cao, Y.; Lu, R.; Chai, W. P.; Jiang, Y. S.; Li, T. J.; Lehn, J.-M. “Formation of mesophase by hydrogen bond directed self-assembly between barbituric acid and melamine derivatives.” Synth. Met. 1995, 71, 2107.
  64. Yang, W. S.; Chen, S. G.; Chai, X. D.; Cao, Y.; Lu, R.; Chai, W. P.; Jiang, Y. S.; Li, T. J.; Lehn, J.-M. “Effect of interlayer molecular recognition on the structural and non-linear optical properties of alternating Langmuir-Blodgett films of two complementary molecular components.” Synth. Met. 1995, 71, 1709.
  65. Cao, Y.; Chai, X. D.; Chen, S. G.; Jiang, Y. S.; Yang, W. S.; Lu, R.; Ren, Y. Z.; Blanchard-Desce, M.; Li, T.J.; Lehn, J.-M. “A new series of nonlinear optical organic materials with molecular receptor: design and synthesis.” Synth. Met. 1995, 71, 1733.