• Journal Papers


1.Y. J. Lin, X.Z. Wu, F. Cheng*, W.S. Liu*, B.H. Ge* Revealing Multi-Stage Growth Mechanism of Kirkendall Voids at Electrode Interfaces of Bi2Te3-based Thermoelectric Devices Using In-situ Heating TEM Technique, Nano Energy 102,107736 (2022)

2.E.T. Dong, Y.B. Zhu, S.H. Tan, W.S. Liu, J. Wang, W.Q. Zhang*, Bi-structural Pseudo-continuous Solid Solution with Tunable Microstructures: the Case of Mg2Sn−Mg3Sb2, Acta Mater.236, 118139 (2022)

3.Feng Jiang, Tao Feng, Yongbin Zhu, Chengliang Xia,  Chengyan Liu,  Yue Chen* and Weishu Liu*, Structure, magnetic and thermoelectric properties of high entropy selenides Bi0.6Sb0.6In0.4Cr0.4Se3, Materials Lab, 1, 220045 (2022)

4.Yuqiao Zhang*, Hai Jun Cho, Feng Jiang, Chengliang Xia, Yue Chen, Weishu Liu* and Hiromichi Ohta*, Modulation of Electrical and Thermal Transports through Lattice Distortion in BaTi1–xNbxO3 Solid Solutions, Nanotechnology, 33, 405702 (2022)

5.R. Shu, Z.J. Han, A. Elsukova, Y. B Zhu, P. Qin, F. Jiang, J. Lu, P. O. Å. Persson, J. Palisaitis, A. le Febvrier, W. Q. Zhang, O. Cojocaru-Mirédin, Y. Yu,* P. Eklund,* and Weishu Liu*, Solid-state Janus nanoprecipitation enables low thermal conductivity in Mg3Sb2-based thermoelectric materials, Adv. Sci.,2022 2202594

6.P.X. Zhang, B. Deng, K. Zhu, S.M. Zhang, Q. Zhou, W.T. Sun, Z.J. Zheng, Weishu Liu*, Wide temperature-range thermal comfort design of e-skin through flexible thermoelectric devices and PCM heat sink. EcoMater, e12253,2022

7.Q.K. Li, Q. Zhou, L. Wen, J. Li, H. Xu, B. Deng, W.S. Liu*, Anion Size Effect of Ionic Liquids in Tuning the Thermoelectric and Mechanical Properties of PEDOT:PSS Films through a Counterion Exchange Strategy, ACS Appl. Mater. Inter., 2022, 10.1021/acsami.2c05591

8.K. Zhu, B. Deng, X. Qian, Y.P. Wang, H. Li, P. Jiang, R.. G. Yang, W.S. Liu*,  A general white-box strategy for designing thermoelectric cooling system, InfoMat, 2022, e12324.

9.K. Zhu, S. Q. Bai, H. S. Kim, and W. S. Liu*, Module-level design and characterization of thermoelectric power generator, Chinese Phys. B, 2021 31, 048502.

10.T. Feng, P. S. Wang, Z. J. Han, L. Zhou, W. Q. Zhang, Q. H. Liu*, W. S. Liu*, Observation of large longitudinal/transverse magneto-thermoelectric effect in nodal line semimetal Mg3+δBi2 polycrystalline bulk. Adv. Mater. 2200931(2022)

11.Q. Xu, B. Deng, L. N. Zhang, S. T. Lin, J. Li, F. Jiang, Z. J. Han, Q. K. Li, Q. Zhou, Y. B. Zhu, P. X. Zhang, W. S. Liu*, G. Chen*, High-performance flexible thermoelectric generator based on bulk materials, CRPS,  3,100780 (2022)

12.X.Z. Wu, Z.J. Han, Y.B. Zhu, B. Deng, K. Zhu, C.Y. Liu, F. Jiang, Weishu Liu*,  A general strategy to design the thermoelectric interface materials for the n-type Mg3Sb1.5Bi0.5 single leg for TEG application, Acta Mater.,226,117616 (2022)

13. Grzegorz Sadowski, Yongbin Zhu, Rui Shu, Arnaud le Febvrier, Denis Music, Weishu Liu,* and Per Eklund,* Epitaxial growth of Mg3Bi2 thermoelectric thin films using magnetron sputtering, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2022,120, 051901

14.Y.C. Li, Q. K. Li, X.B. Zhang, B. Deng, L.Q. Lai, C.H. Han, Weishu Liu*, Three-dimensional hierarchical electrodes boosted ultrahigh output power of the Gelatin-KCl-FeCN3-/4- based ionic thermoelectric cells. Advanced Energy Materials. 2103666 (2022)  inside cover, 2022

15.Y. W. Zhao, Y. Lu, H.P. Li, Y.B. Zhu, Y. Meng, N. Li, D. H. Wang, F. Jiang, F. N. Mo, C. B. Long, Y. Guo, X. L. Li, Z. D. Huang, Q. Li, J. C. Ho, J. Fan, M. L. Sui, F. R. Chen, W. Q. Zhu*, W. S. Liu* and C. Y. Zhi* Better battery performance at lower temperature: a few-layer topological insulator bismuth selenide electrode, Nat. Comm. 2022


1.B. Jabar, F. Li* , Z. H. Zheng, A. Mansoor, Y. B. Zhu, C. B.Liang, D. W. Ao,Y. X. Chen, G.X. Liang, P. Fan*, W. S.Liu* ,Homo-composition and hetero-structure nanocomposite Pnma Bi2SeS2 - Pnnm Bi2SeS2 withhigh thermoelectric performance, Nature Communication,2021,12:7192,

2.P. X. Zhang, B. Deng, W. T. Sun, Z. J. Zheng*, W. S. Liu*, Fiber-based thermoelectric materials and devices for wearable electronics, Micromachines, 2021, 12, 869.

3.C. Liu†, Q.K. Li†, S.J. Wang, W.S. Liu, N. X. Fang*, S.P Feng*, Ion Regulation in Double-Network Hydrogel Module with Ultrahigh Thermopower for Low-grade Heat Harvesting, Nano Energy, 92, 106738,2021

4.Y.W. Zhao‡, Y.B. Zhu‡, F. Jiang, Y. Guo, Q. Li, Z.D Huang, D.H. Wang, Y. M, Y.Y. Li, S.C Zhang, R. Zhang, J. C. Ho, Q. F. Zhang, W.S. Liu*, and C. Y. Zhi*, Vacancy Modulating Co3Sn2S2 Topological Semimetal for Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 2 – 11 (2021)

5.Y.W. Zhao, F.Jiang, D.H. Wang, Y. Meng, Q. Li, Z. D. Huang, Y. Guo, X. L. Li, A. Chen, R. Zhang, S.C. Zhang, J. C. Ho, Z.P. Yao*, W. S. Liu*, and C. Y. Zhi*, Stable Bismuth-Antimony Alloy Cathode with a Conversion-Dissolution/Deposition Mechanism for High-Performance Zinc Batteries, Material Today, 2021,

6.Y. B. Zhu, Z. J. Han, B. Han, F. Jiang, X. Z. Wu, C. G. Han, Y. H. Deng, and W. S. Liu*,Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance by Strong Phonon Scattering at the Heterogeneous Interfaces of the Mg2Sn/Mg3Sb2 High-Content Nanocomposite, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 13: 56164-56170.

7.Y. H. Jia, Q. L. Jiang, *H. D. Sun, P. P. Liu, D. H. Hu, Y. Z. Pei, W. S. Liu, X. Crispin, S. Fabiano, * Y. G. Ma, *Y. Cao, Wearable Thermoelectric Materials and Devices for Self-Powered Electronic Systems, Advanced Materials , 33(2021) 2102990

8.E. Dong, S. H. Tan, J. Wang, W. S. Liu, W. Q. Zhang*, Thermodynamic activity of solute in multicomponent alloy from first-principles: Excess Mg in Mg3(Sb1-xBix)2 as an example, Calphad , 74(2021)102318

9.F. Li, M. Ruan, B. Jabar, C. B. Liang, Y. Chen, D. W. Ao, Z. H. Zheng, P. Fan, W. S. Liu*, High thermoelectric properties achieved in environmentally friendly sulfide compound Bi2SeS2 by nanoenginnering, Nano Energy , 88(2021)106273

10.Y. B. Zhu, E. T. Dong, Z. J. Han, F. Jiang, J. H. Sui, W. Q. Zhang, W. S. Liu*, Maximized atomic disordering approach boost the thermoelectric performance of Mg2Sn through the self-compensation effect and steric effect, Acta Materials , 217(2021)117172

11.Z.J. Han, J. W. Li, F. Jiang, J. T. Xia, B. P. Zhang*, J. F. Li*, W. S. Liu*,Room-temperature thermoelectric materials: Challenges and a new paradigm,

12.F. Jiang, C. L. Xia, Y.B. Zhu, Z. J.Han, C. Y. Liu, J. T. Xia, Y. Chen*, and W. S. Liu*,Thermoelectric properties of p-type polycrystalline Bi0.8Sb0.8In0.4Se3, Applied Physics Letters, 118, 193903 (2021)

13.F. Li, M. Ruan, B. Jabar, C. B. Liang, Y. X. Chen, D. W. Ao, Z. H. Zheng*, P. Fan,W.S. Liu*, High thermoelectric properties achieved in environmentally friendly sulfidecompound Bi2SeS2 by nanoenginnering, Nano Energy88(2021)10627

14. Q. Zhou, K. Zhu, J. Li, Q. K. Li, B. Deng, P. X Zhang, Q. Wang, C. F. Guo, W. C. Wang, W.S. Liu*, Leaf-inspired flexible thermoelectric generators with high-temperature difference utilization ratio and output power in ambient air, Adv. Sci. (2021), 200494

15. J. Dai, N. N. Shao, S. W. Zhang, Z. C. Zhao, Y. K. Long, S. Y. Zhao , S. Li*, C. H. Zhao*, Z. T. Zhang, W. S. Liu*,Enhanced Piezocatalytic Activity of Sr0.5Ba0.5Nb2O6 Nanostructuresby Engineering Surface Oxygen Vacancies and Self-GeneratedHeterojunctions, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 7259−7267


7. W. S. Liu*, X. Qian, G. H. Han, Q. K. Li, G. Chen*, Ionic thermoelectric materials for near ambient temperature energy harvest, Appl. Phys. Lett. 118,020501 (2021)

6.B. Yao, X. W. Xu, H. Li, Z. B. Han, J.Y. Hao, G. Yang, Z. X. Xie, Y. T. Chen, W. S. Liu, Q. Wang*, H. Wang*, “Soft liquid-metal/elastomer foam with compression-adjustable thermal conductivity and electromagnetic interference shielding”, Chem. Eng. J.410, 128288, (2021)

5.Y. B.Zhu, Z. J.Han, F. Jiang, E.T. Dong, B.-P. Zhang, W. Q. Zhang*, W. S. Liu*, “Thermodynamic criterions of the thermoelectric performance enhancement in Mg2Sn through the self-compensation vacancy”, Materials Today Physics 16 (2021) 100327

4.Kang Zhu, Biao Deng, Pengxiang Zhang, Hee Seok Kim, Peng Jiang and Weishu Liu *,  System effiffifficiency and power: the bridge between the device and system of a thermoelectric power generator, Energy & Environmental Science 2020

3. C. G. Han#X. Qian #Q. K. LiB. DengY. B. ZhuZ. J. HanW. Q. ZhangW. C. WangS. P. FengG. Chen*W. S. Liu*, Giant thermopower of ionic gelatin near room temperature, Science 2020: eaaz5045

2. Z. J. Han# ; Z. G. Gui# ; Y. B. Zhu; P. Qin; B. P. Zhang; W. Q. Zhang; L. Huang* ;  W. S. Liu *,  The Electronic Transport Channel Protection and Tuning in Real Space to Boost the Thermoelectric Performance of Mg3+δSb2-yBiy near Room Temperature, Research, 2020, 2020: 1672051.

1. Q. K. Li; Q. Zhou; L. Wen; W. S. Liu *; Enhanced thermoelectric performances of flexible PEDOT:PSS film by synergistically tuning the ordering structure and oxidation state, Journal of Materiomics, 2020, 6(1): 119-127.


14. Y. P. Su; J. Wang; S. Li* ; J. H. Zhu; W. S. Liu * ; Z. T. Zhang *; Self-templated microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of two-dimensional holey hydroxyapatite nanosheets for efficient heavy metal removal,  Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2019, 26(29): 30076-30086.

13. G. C. Yuan# ; S. B. Han# ; X. B. Lei; J. Z. Hu;  W. S. Liu ; Q. Wang; C. Chen; Q. Zhang; Q. Y. Zhang* ; M. Gu* ;   The enhancement of thermoelectric performance of p-type Li doped Mg2Ge0.4Sn0.6 by Si addition , Scripta Materialia, 2019, 166: 122-127. 

12. D. D. Qin; H. J. Wu; S. T. Cai; J. B. Zhu; B. Cui; L. Yin; H. X. Qin; H. J. Shi; Y. Zhang; Q. Zhang; W. S. Liu; J. Cao; S. J. Pennycook; W. Cao* ; J. H. Sui* ;  Enhanced thermoelectric and mechanical properties in Yb0.3Co4Sb12 with in situ formed CoSi nanoprecipitates , Advanced Energy Materials, 2019, 9(42): 1902435.

11. S. Li*, Z. C. Zhao, D. F.  Yu, J. Z. Zhao**, Y. P. Su, Y. Liu,Y. H. Lin, W. S. Liu, H. Xu, Z.T. Zhang***, “Few-  Layer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (MoS2, WS2,and WSe2) for Water Splitting and   Degradation of Organic Pollutants: Understanding the Piezocatalytic Effect”, Nano Energy, 66:104083 (2019)


10. Li, F. Liu, Y. P. Su, N. N. Shao , D. F. Yu , Y. Liu , W. S. Liu*, Z. T. Zhang*, “Luffa sponge-derived hierarchical meso/macroporous boron nitride fibers as superior sorbents for heavy metal sequestration”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 378: 120669 (2019)

9. Y. W. Zhao, L. T. Ma, Y. B. Zhu, P. Qin, H. F. Li, F. N. Mo,  D. H. Wang, G. J. Liang, Q. Yang, W. S. Liu*,  C. Y. Zhi*, Inhibiting grain pulverization and sulfur dissolution of bismuth sulfide by ionic liquid enhanced poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) for high performance zinc ion batteries, ACS Nano, 13: 7270-7280 (2019)

8. W.S. Liu*, S. Q. Bai**, “Thermoelectric interface materials: A perspective to the challenge of the thermoelectric power generation application”, Journal of Materiomics, 5, 321-336 (2019) 

7. D. Qin, B. Cui, X. Meng, P. Qin, L. Xie, Q. Zhang, W. Liu, J. Cao, W. Cai**,J. Sui*,High thermoelectric performance from high carrier mobility and reduced lattice thermal conductivity in Ba, Yb double-filled Skutterudites, Materials Today Physics, 8, 128-137 (2019)

  6. X. Sun, X. Li, J. Yang, J. Y. Xi, R. Nelson C. Ertural, R. Dronskowski, W. S. Liu, G. J. Snyder, D. J. Singhand W. Q. Zhang, “Achieving Band Convergence by Tuning the Bonding Ionicity in n-type Mg3Sb2”, Journal Computational Chemistry, 40, 1693-1700 (2019)

5. Q.K. Li, M. J. Deng, S. M. Zhang, D. K. Zhao, Q. L. Jiang, C. F. Guo, Q. Zhou, and W. S Liu*,“Synergistic enhancement of thermoelectric and mechanical performances of ionic liquid LiTFSI modulated PEDOT:PSS flexible thin films”, JMater.Chem.C7: 4374-4381 (2019).

  4. D.F. Yu, Z.H. Liu, J. M. Zhang, S. Li*, Z. C. Zhao, L. F. Zhu, W. S. Liu, Y. H. Lin,  H. Liu and Z. T. Zhang*, “Enhanced catalytic performance by multi-feld coupling in KNbO3 nanostructures: Piezo-photocatalytic and ferro-photoelectrochemical effects”, Nano Energy, 58, 695-705 (2019)

3. R. Shu, Y. C. Zhou, Q.Wang, Z.J. Han, Y. B. Zhu, Y. Liu, Y. X. Chen, M. Gu, W. Xu, Y. Wang, W. Q. Zhang, L. Huang* and W. S. Liu*, “Mg3+δSbxBi2-x family: A promising substitute for the start-of-art n-type thermoelectric materials near room temperature”, Adv. Funct. Maters, 29, 1807235, 2019.  (online available)

2. Y. Liu, Y. C. Zhu, W. S. Liu*, A. Marcelli, W. Xu*, “Synergetic tuning of electrical/thermal transport via due doping in Bi0.96-xMgxPb0.06CuSeO”, J. Am. Cera. Soc.,102,1541-1547 (2019)

1. X. K. Hu, S. M. Zhang, H. Zhao, Y. Liu, W. S. Liu*, “Thermoelectric devices:Contact interface and interface materials”,J. Inorganic Mater.,34, 269-278 (2019).


4.  X. F. Meng, Y. Liu, B. Cui, D. D. Qin, J. Cao, W. S. Liu, Z. H. Liu, W. CaiandJ. H. Sui, “High thermoelectric performance of single phase p-type cerium-filled skutterudites by dislocation engineering”, J. Mater. Chem. A. 6, 20128 (2018).

3.  F. K. Guo, B. Cui, Y. Liu, X. F. Meng, J. Cao, Y. Zhang, R. He, W. S. Liu, H. J.Wu, S.J.Pennycook, W. Cai and J. H. Sui, “Thermoelectric SnTe with band convergence, dislocations and interstitial through Sn self-compensation and Mn Alloying”, Small, 14, 1802615 (2018)

2.J. Mao, J. L. Niedziela, Y.M. Wang, Y. Xia, B. H. Ge, Z. H. Liu, J. W. Zhou, Z. S. Ren, W. S. Liu, M. K. Y. Chan, G. Chen, O. Delarie, Q. Zhang, Z. F. Ren, Self-compensation induced vacancy for significant phonon scattering in InSb, Nano Energy, 48: 189-196 (2018).

1.W. Xu, Y. Liu, A. Marcelli, P.P. Shang, W. S. Liu*, “The Complexity of thermoelectric and brilliant synchrotron radiation source”, Mater. Today Phys. 6: 68-82 (2018).


1.W.S.Liu*; J.Z.Hu; S.M.Zhang; M.J.Deng; C.G.Han; Y.Liu, "New trends,Strategies and opportunities in thermoelectric materials: A perspective"Materials Today Physics, 1: 50-60 (2017). Link

2. M. L. Yao†, W. S. Liu†, X. Chen, Z. S. Ren, S. Wilson, Z. F. Ren and C. P. Opeil, “Anomalous CDW ground state in Cu2Se: a wave-like fluctuation of the dc I-V curve near 50 K”, Journal of Materiomics, 3: 150-157 (2017).

3. U. Saparamadu, J. Mao, K. Dahal, H. Zhang, F. Tian, S. W. Song, W. S. Liu*, Z. F. Ren*, “The effect of carrier and doping site on thermoelectric properties of Mg2Sn0.75Ge0.25”, Acta Materialia, 124:528-535(2017).(2017.02.01)

4. H. S. Kim, W. S. Liu and Z. F. Ren*, “The bridge between the materials and devices of thermoelectric power generators”, Energy Environmental Science, 10:69-85 (2017). Link

5. U. Saparamadu, U, J. de Boor, J. Mao, S.W. Song, F. Tian, W.S. Liu, Q.Y. Zhang, Z.F. Ren*, "Comparative studies on thermoelectric properties of p-type Mg2Sn0.75Ge0.25 doped with lithium, sodium, and gallium",Acta Materiala 141: 154-162 (2017)

6. M. L. Yao†, W. S. Liu†, X. Chen, Z. S. Ren, S. Wilson, Z. F. Ren and C. P. Opeil, “Low temperature thermoelectric properties of p-type copper selenide with Ni, Te, Zn dopants”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 669: 718-721 (2017).


1. J. Mao, Y. M. Wang, B. H. Ge, Q. Jie, Z. H. Liu, U. Saparamadu, W. S. Liu* and Z. F. Ren*, “Thermoelectric performance enhancement of Mg2Sn based solid solution by band convergence and phonon scattering vis Pb and Si/Ge substitute for Sn”, Phys. Chem. Chem, Phys.18: 20726-20737 (2016). (2016.07.04)

2. J. Mao, W.S. Liu*and Z. F. Ren*, “Carrier distribution in multi-band materials and its effect on thermoelectric properties”, Journal of Materiomics, 2(2), 203-211 (2016). (2016.06.10)

3. H. S. Kim, W. S. Liu* and Z. F. Ren*, “Engineering thermal conductivity for balancing between reliability and performance of bulk thermoelectric generators”, Advanced Functional Materials, 26(21), 3678-3686 (2016). (2016.06.07)

4. W. S. Liu, J. W. Zhou, Q. Jie, Y. Li, H. S. Kim, J. M. Bao, G. Chen* and Zhifeng Ren*, “New insight into the material parameter B to understand the enhancement thermoelectric performance of Mg2Sn1-x-yGexSby”, Energy & Environmental Science, 9(2), 530-539 (2016). (2015.11.12) Link

5. W. S. Liu†, H. S. Kim†, Q. Jie and Z. F. Ren*, “Importance of high power factor in thermoelectric materials for power generation application: a perspective”, Scipta Materialia, 111, 3-9 (2016). (2016.01.15) Link

6. J. Mao, H. S. Kim, J. Shuai, Z. H. Liu, R. He, U. Saparamadu, F. Tian, W. S. Liu* and Z. F. Ren*, “Thermoelectric properties of materials near the band crossing line in the Mg2Sn-Mg2Ge-Mg2Si system”, Acta Materialia, 103, 633-642 (2016). (2016.01.15)

7. D. Kraemer, Q. Jie, K. McEnaney, F. Cao, W. S. Liu, L. A. Weinstein, J. Loomis, Z. F. Ren and G. Chen, “Concentrating solar thermoelectric generators with a peak efficiency of 7.4%”, Nature Energy 1, 16153 (2016).

8. T. Dahal, H. S. Kim, S. Gahlawat, K. Dahal, Q. Jie, W. S. Liu, Y. C. Lan, K. White and Z. F. Ren, "Transport and mechanical properties of the double-filled p-type skutterudite La0.68Ge0.22Fe4-xCoxSb12", Acta Materiala, 117:13-22 (2016).


1. W. S. Liu, H. S. Kim, S. Chen, Q. Jie, B. Lv, M. L. Yao, Z. S. Ren, C. P. Opeil, S. Wilson, C. W. Chu*and Z. F. Ren*, “n-type thermoelectric materials Mg2Sn0.75Ge0.25 for high power generation”, Proc. Nation. Acad. Sci. USA 112(11), 3269-3274 (2015). (2015.03.17) Link

2. W. S. Liu, Q. Jie, H. S. Kim and Z. F. Ren*, Current progress and future challenges in thermoelectric power generation:from materials to devices, Acta Materialia, 87, 357-376 (2015). (2015.03.01) Link

3. Z. H. Liu, Y. L. Pei, H. Y. Geng, J. C. Zhao, X. F. Meng, W. Cai, W. S. Liu* and J. H. Sui*, "Enhanced thermoelectric performance of Bi2S3 by synergistical action of bromine substitution and copper nanoparticles", Nano Energy, 13, 554-562 (2015). (2015.04.10)

4. J. Mao, Y. M. Wang, H. S. Kim, Z. H. Liu, U. Saparamadu, F. Tian, K. Dahal, J. Y. Sun, S. Chen, W. S. Liu* and Z. F. Ren*, High thermoelectric power factor in Cu–Ni alloy originate from potential barrier scattering of twin boundaries, Nano Energy, 17, 279-289 (2015). (2015.10.10)

5. H. S. Kim, W. S. Liu*and Z. F. Ren*, “Efficiency and output power of thermoelectric module by taking into account corrected Joule and Thomson heat”, Journal of Applied Physics, 118(11), 115103 (2015). (2015.09.21) Link

6. H. S. Kim, W. S. Liu, G. Chen*, C. W. Chu* and Z. F. Ren*, "New formulas for figure of merit and maximum efficiency in thermoelectrics", Proc. Nation. Acad. Sci. USA, 112, 8205-8210 (2015). 

7. T. Dahal, Q. Jie, W. S. Liu, K. Dahal, C. F. Guo, Y. C. Lan and Z. F. Ren*, “Effect of triple fillers in thermoelectric performance of p-type skutterudites”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 623, 104-108 (2015). 

8. M. D. Li*, W. P. Cui, L. J. Wu, Q. P. Meng, Y. M. Zhu, Y. Zhang, W. S. Liu and Z. F. Ren, “Topological Effect of Surface Plasmon Excitation in Gapped Isotropic Topological Insulator Nanowires”, Canadian Journal of Physics, 93,591-598 (2015)

9. H. Ran, S. Gahlawat, C. F. Guo, S. Chen, T. Dahal, H. Zhang, W. S. Liu, Q. Zhang, E. Chere, K. White* and Z. F. Ren*, Phys. Satus Solidi A, 212, 2191-2195 (2015).

2014 and before:

1. W. S. Liu†, C. F. Guo†, Q. Zhang, Y. C. Lan, S. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Bi2S3 nanonetwork as precursor for improved thermoelectric performance”, Nano Energy, 4,113-122 (2014). (2014.03.10) Link

2. W. S. Liu, K. C. Lukas, K. McEnaney, S. Lee, Q. Zhang, C. P. Opeil, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Studies on the Bi2Te3–Bi2Se3–Bi2S3 system for mid-temperature thermoelectric energy conversion”, Energy & Environmental Science, 6(2), 552-560 (2013). (2013.02.10) Link

3. W. S. Liu, H. Z. Wang, L. J. Wang, X. W. Wang, G. Joshi, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Understanding of the contact of nanostructured thermoelectric n-type Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 legs for power generation applications”, Journal Materials Chemistry A,1(42), 13093-13100 (2013). (2013.01.21) Link

4. W. S. Liu, X. Yan, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Recent advances in thermoelectric nanocomposites”, Nano Energy, 1(1), 42-56 (2012). (2012.01.20) Link

5. Bo. Yu†, W. S. Liu†, S. Chen, H. Wang, H. Z. Wang, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Thermoelectric properties of copper selenide with ordered selenium layer and disordered copper layer”, Nano Energy, 1(3), 472-478 (2012). (2012.10.20)

6. W. S. Liu, Q. Y. Zhang, Y. C. Lan, S. Chen, X. Yan, Q. Zhang, H. Wang, D. Z. Wang, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Thermoelectric property studies on Cu doped n-type Cux Bi2Te2.7 Se0.3 nanocomposites”, Advanced Energy Materials, 1(4), 577-587 (2011). (2011.06.09) Link

7. W. S. Liu, B. P. Zhang*, L. D. Zhao and J. F. Li*, “Improvement of Thermoelectric Performance of CoSb3-xTex Skutterudite Compounds by Additional Substitution of IVB-Group Elements for Sb”, Chemistry of Materials, 20(24), 7526-7531 (2008). (2008.12.23)

8. W. S. Liu, L. D. Zhao, B. P. Zhang*, H. L. Zhang and J. F. Li*†, “Enhanced thermoelectric property originating from additional carrier pocket in Skutterudite compounds”, Applied Physics Letters, 93(4), 042109-03 (2008). (2008.07.28) Link

9. W. S. Liu, B. P. Zhang*, L. D. Zhao, H. L. Zhang and J. F. Li* “Coupling scattering effect between grain boundary and point defect on the thermoelectric transport process in Co1-xNixSb3-ySey”, Acta Physica Sinica, 57(6), 3791-3797 (2008). (2008.06.10)

10. W. S. Liu, B. P. Zhang*, J. F. Li*, H. L. Zhang and L. D. Zhao, “Enhanced thermoelectric properties in CoSb3-xTex alloys prepared by mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering”, Journal of Applied Physics,102(10), 103717-07 (2007). (2007.11.15)

11. W. S. Liu, B. P. Zhang*, J. F. Li* and L. D. Zhao, “Thermoelectric properties of fine-grained CoSb3 Skutterudite compound fabricated by mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 40(2), 566-572 (2007). (2007.01.21)

12. W. S. Liu, B. P. Zhang*, J. F. Li* and L. D. Zhao, “Effect of Sb compensation on microstructure, thermoelectric properties and point defect of CoSb3 compound”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 40(21), 6784-6790 (2007). (2007.11.07)

13. W. S. Liu, B. P. Zhang*, J. F. Li* and J. Liu, “Thermodynamic explanation of solid-state reactions in synthesis process of CoSb3 via mechanical alloying”, Acta Physica Sinica, 55(1), 0465-0471 (2006). (2006.01.10)

14. X. Yan, W. S. Liu, S. Chen, H. Wang, Q. Zhang, H. Z. Wang, D. Z. Wang, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Thermoelectric property study of nanostructured p-type half-Heuslers (Hf, Zr, Ti)CoSb0.8 Sn0.2 ”, Advanced Energy Materials, 3, 1195- 1200 (2013).

15. G. H. Zhu, W. S. Liu, Y. C. Lan, H. Wang, G. Joshi, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “The Effect of Secondary Phases on Thermoelectric Properties of Zn4Sb3 Compounds”, Nano Energy, 2, 1172-1178 (2013). (Cited: 5 times)

16. Q. Zhang, B. L. Liao, Y. C. Lan, K. Lukas, W. S. Liu, K. Esfarjani, C. Opeil, D. Broido, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*,“High thermoelectric performance by resonant dopant indium in nanostructured SnTe”, Proc. Nation. Acad. Sci. USA, 110, 13261-13266 (2013).

17. Y.L. Pei, H.J. Wu, J. H. Sui, J. Li, D. Berardan, C. Barreteau, L. Pan, N. Dragoe, W. S. Liu, J. Q. He*and L. D. Zhao*, “High thermoelectric performance in n-type BiAgSeS due to intrinsic low thermal conductivity”, Energy & Environmental Science, 6, 552-560 (2013).

18. S. Chen, K. C. Lukas, W. S. Liu, C. P. Opeil, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Effect of Hf concentration on thermoelectric properties of nanostructured N-type half-Heusler materials HfxZr1-xSn0.099Sb0.01”, Advanced Energy Materials, 3, 1210-1214 (2013).

19. X. Yan, W. S. Liu, H. Wang, S. Chen, J. Shiomi, K. Esfarjani, H. Z. Wang, D. Z. Wang, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Stronger phonon scattering by large differences in atomic mass and size in p-type half-Heuslers, Hf1-f¬TixCoSb0.8Sn0.2¬”, Energy & Environmental Science, 5, 7543-7548 (2012). Link

20. Q. Y. Zhang, H. Wang, W. S. Liu, H. Z. Wang, B. Yu, Q. Zhang, Z. T. Tian, G. Ni, S. Lee, K. Esfarjani, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Enhancement of thermoelectric figure-of-merit by resonant states of aluminum doping in lead selenide”, Energy & Environmental Science, 5, 5246-5251 (2012).

21. Q. Zhang, F. Cao, W. S. Liu, K. Lukas, B. Yu, S. Chen, C. P. Opeil, D. Broido, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Heavy Doping and Band Engineering by Potassium to Improve the Thermoelectric Figure of Merit in p-Type PbTe, PbSe, and PbTe1-ySey”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 10031-10038 (2012).

22. Q. Zhang, F. Cao, K. Lukas, W. S. Liu, K. Esfarjani, C. P. Opeil, D. Broido, D. Parker, D. J. Singh, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Study of the Thermoelectric Properties of Lead Selenide Doped with Boron, Gallium, Indium, or Thallium”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 17731-17738 (2012).

23. Q. Y. Zhang, H. Z. Wang, Q. Zhang, W. S. Liu, B. Yu, H. Wang, D. Z. Wang, G. Ni, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Effect of Silicon and Sodium on Thermoelectric Properties of Thallium-Doped Lead Telluride-Based Materials”, Nano Letters, 12, 2324-2330 (2012).

24. Q. Zhang, Q. Y. Zhang, S. Chen, W. S. Liu, K. Lukas, X. Yan, H. Z. Wang, D. Z. Wang, C. P. Opeil, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Suppression of grain growth by additive in nano structured p-type bismuth antimony tellurides”, Nano Energy, 1, 183-189 (2012).

25. G. Joshi, X. Yan, H. Z. Wang, W. S. Liu, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Enhancement in thermoelectric figure-of-merit of n-type half-Heusler compound by nanocomposite approach”, Advanced Energy Materials, 1, 643-647 (2011).

26. X. Yan, G. Joshi, W. S. Liu, Y. C. Lan, H. Wang, S. Y. Lee, J. W. Simonson, S. J. Poon, T. M. Tritt, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Enhanced Thermoelectric Figure of Merit of p-Type Half-Heuslers”, Nano Letters, 11, 556-560 (2011).

27. X. Yan, B. Poudel, Y. Ma, W. S. Liu, G. Joshi, H. Wang, Y. C. Lan, D. Z. Wang, G. Chen* and Z. F. Ren*, “Experimental Studies on Anisotropic Thermoelectric Properties and Structures of n-Type Bi2Te2.7Se0.3”, Nano Letters, 10, 3373-3378 (2010).

28. J. F. Li*, W. S. Liu, L. D. Zhao and M. Zhou, “High-performance nanostructured thermoelectric materials”, NPG Asia Materials, 2, 152-158 (2010). Link  (Cited: 400+ times)


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